Updating Vikings defensive depth chart projections

Updating Vikings defensive depth chart projections

A starting job will not be handed to Trae Waynes, but the Vikings are hopeful that their top pick from 2015 will be ready to start at cornerback in 2016.

Vikings sign defensive tackle Travis Raciti, waive tailback Brandon Ross

May 23
The Vikings announced this morning that they signed defensive tackle Travis Raciti, who spent last season on the Eagles’ practice squad.

Updating the Vikings offensive depth chart as OTAs approach

May 24
It has been exactly two months since we took our first crack at projecting the Vikings' depth charts. Since then, there was something called the draft,
May 19
Minnesota Vikings linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks.

Vikings' linebacker crowd should create interesting competition

Since coach Mike Zimmer was hired in 2014, the Vikings have selected two linebackers in each of the past three drafts. The battle for playing time should be intense.
May 17
New Minnesota Viking Alex Boone, with hat, joined other Vikings for dr...

New-look Vikings offensive line could be tested by NFC North newcomers

While the Vikings have been trying to strengthen their offensive line, NFC North rivals made moves, some of them major, to strengthen their defensive fronts.
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May 16
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

Huh? Adrian Peterson left off list of NFL top 101 players list

Pro Football Focus, the respected football analysis and analytics website, released its rankings of the top 101 players in the NFL from last season -- and Peterson didn't make the cut.
May 13

Vikings sign first-round pick Laquon Treadwell to four-year deal

Laquon Treadwell, the 23rd overall selection in April, was the last of the team’s eight 2016 draft picks to agree to a contract. The others all signed last week.
May 12

Zimmer hopes to develop another oversized safety in Jayron Kearse

When looking at the scouting combine measurements of new Vikings safety Jayron Kearse, a seventh-round draft pick, it’s hard not to think of another oversized safety Mike Zimmer coached during his years in Cincinnati.
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May 11

Vikings veterans, rookies working together for first time this week

During this second phase of the voluntary offseason program, coaches can do classroom work and some on-field instruction with players.
May 10

Vikings sign running back C.J. Ham, waive safety John Lowdermilk

Ham, a Duluth native, rushed for 1,097 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2015, leading the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
May 9
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Vikings sign former Gophers kick returner Stoudermire, one other

Troy Stoudermire finished at Minnesota as the NCAA’s career leader in kickoff return yards.
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May 9

The time Edgerrin James gave young Mackensie Alexander his gloves

Alexander’s high school, Immokalee High in Florida, has sent a handful of players to the NFL. The most famous is Edgerrin James, the former Pro Bowl running back.
May 6
Laquon Treadwell, right

Two more Vikings draft picks agree to deals; Treadwell remains unsigned

Top pick Laquon Treadwell is the only draft pick who remains unsigned. But the former Mississippi wide receiver is still participating in the rookie minicamp after signing an injury protection agreement.
May 5

Vikings mailbag: Treadwell's role, impact rookies and more

Believe it or not, the preseason opener is only three months away. So today seemed like a good day to answer some reader questions with a mailbag blog.
May 4

Adrian Peterson donates $100,000 to flood victims in Texas hometown

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 to aid those affected by the deadly floods in his hometown of Palestine, Texas
May 4

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler thinks Vikings got a top-five class

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler joined the Access Vikings podcast today to give his thoughts on how the Vikings did over the weekend. Brugler…
May 4

Vikings knocking out deals for draft picks; only three left to go

The Vikings are continuing to hammer our deals for their draft class in advance of this weekend’s rookie minicamp, which starts Friday.
May 3
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Fun facts about the Vikings' draft picks

One Vikings draft choice plays nine musical instruments and another apparently hates to be tickled. Here's some stuff about the Vikings picks that's more interesting than important.
May 2

Vikings sign sixth-round draft pick Moritz Boehringer

Sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer has signed his rookie contract, the Vikings announced Monday evening. The German wide receiver is so fast, he is the first of the NFL’s 2016 draft picks to sign, according to the team.
May 2

Gophers defensive end, Badgers QB among 10 Vikings undrafted free agents

Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran is among the 10 undrafted free agents who have agreed to terms with the team.
May 2
Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson (84).

Vikings exercise options for Rhodes, Floyd; will not pick up Patterson's

Cordarrelle Patterson will be a free agent after this season because the Vikings declined Monday to pick up his fifth-year option.
April 30
Clemson safety Jayron Kearse (1) kisses his daughter Ja'riah Kearse af...

Vikings wrap up draft by taking tight end, two more defensive players

Final pick Jayron Kearse is a 6-foot-4 safety who is the nephew of former NFL defensive end Jevon Kearse. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2015
April 30
Moritz Boehringer was the German Football League's top rookie in 2015.

Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in 6th round

Boehringer first started playing competitive “American football” in 2013 after watching highlights of running back Adrian Peterson online.