Kearse looking for more action as Vikings slot defender in 2019

Kearse looking for more action as Vikings slot defender in 2019

When Organized Team Activities begin next week, Jayron Kearse expects to be one of a few Vikings vying for playing time as the nickel defensive back.
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May 10
Source: Rudolph contract talks with Vikings tabled, trade rumors linger

Source: Rudolph contract talks with Vikings tabled, trade rumors linger

It’s looking more likely tight end Kyle Rudolph may have to accept a hometown discount to avoid being traded or released by the Vikings.
Vikings
May 8
Vikings sign ex-South Dakota St. player Keely after tryout

Vikings sign ex-South Dakota St. player Keely after tryout

The Vikings signed one more player Wednesday after last weekend's tryouts. Former University of Alabama-Birmingham defensive end Stacy Keely earned a spot on the 90-man…
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) reacts before his is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) during the first half of a
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May 8
After the draft: A look at the Vikings' depth chart

After the draft: A look at the Vikings' depth chart

When the Vikings gather for their first 2019 workouts later this month, coaches will have a dozen practices to sort out some mysteries on the current 90-man roster.
Vikings
May 7
Vikings sign former Rutgers cornerback after rookie minicamp

Vikings sign former Rutgers cornerback after rookie minicamp

The Vikings signed former Rutgers cornerback Isaiah Wharton following a three-day rookie minicamp in which Wharton was among more than 30 players participating.
Vikings
May 3
Zimmer: Vikings 'working on' adding kicking coach to staff

Zimmer: Vikings 'working on' adding kicking coach to staff

The Vikings ranked last in field goal percentage last season, at the start of which rookie Daniel Carlson was cut after missing three field goals vs. Green Bay.
Who are the players on the Vikings' 53-man roster? We take a close look at their pedigree, home-states, colleges and more.
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May 2
Vikings sign eight of 12 draft picks; first-rounder Bradbury unsigned

Vikings sign eight of 12 draft picks; first-rounder Bradbury unsigned

A day before rookies take the field in Eagan for the start of a three-day rookie minicamp, the Vikings front office began signing its 12-man draft class.
Vikings
May 2
Trade Rudolph? Which NFL teams would be the best partners?

Trade Rudolph? Which NFL teams would be the best partners?

A deal for Kyle Rudolph, who has made his desire known to restructure his contract if that’s what keeps his family in Minnesota, would clear more than $7 million in Vikings' cap space.
Vikings
April 27
Texas cornerback Boyd leads Vikings' four picks in final round of draft

Texas cornerback Boyd leads Vikings' four picks in final round of draft

Texas cornerback Kris Boyd comes from a family of athletes, including a cousin in former Pro Bowl cornerback Bobby Taylor.
Vikings season preview: The Infinite Quest
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Vikings
April 27
Sixth-round haul: Vikings add defensive tackle, safety, offensive tackle

Sixth-round haul: Vikings add defensive tackle, safety, offensive tackle

The Vikings took defensive tackle Armon Watts out of Arkansas with the first of three sixth-round picks on Saturday, and followed by taking a safety from Wyoming and a 323-pound offensive tackle from Elon University.
Vikings
April 27
Southern California linebacker Cameron Smith talks to the media during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended

Vikings draft 1st defensive player, USC's Cameron Smith, in 5th round

Smith finished his USC career with 26.5 tackles for a loss, 11 of which came when he was the Trojans’ leading tackler as a junior.
Vikings
April 27
Vikings start Day 3 by trading up, drafting offensive tackle from Oklahoma

Vikings start Day 3 by trading up, drafting offensive tackle from Oklahoma

General manager Rick Spielman started Saturday by trading up six spots to draft Oklahoma's Dru Samia, sending a sixth-round pick (No. 204 overall) to the Seahawks.
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The Vikings have every luxury imaginable available to them at their new headquarters in Eagan, a facility so massive that employees were known to disappear while learning to navigate its 277,000 square feet.
Vikings
April 26
Ten intriguing draft prospects still available to the Vikings tonight

Ten intriguing draft prospects still available to the Vikings tonight

Is there a remaining draft prospect who intrigues general manager Rick Spielman enough that he'll trade to move up from the Vikings' current position in the second round?
Vikings
April 25
Need vs. best player available: Could Vikings get both in Oklahoma's Ford?

Need vs. best player available: Could Vikings get both in Oklahoma's Ford?

Cody Ford, a massive Oklahoma offensive tackle who can also play left guard, could be both the best player available and fill the Vikings' No. 1 need when they make the 18th selection in tonight's draft.
Vikings
April 24
Taking offensive lineman with 1st pick is obvious call for Vikings, right?

Taking offensive lineman with 1st pick is obvious call for Vikings, right?

The Vikings need to better protect their investment in Kirk Cousins and open running lanes for their running backs. Does that add up to an easy call for the team?
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Vikings
April 23
Will Vikings draft from an 'outstanding' defensive line class?

Will Vikings draft from an 'outstanding' defensive line class?

The depth of this 2019 draft class is considered strongest along the defensive line, where difference makers may be found in the middle rounds.
Vikings
April 22
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) left a tight end David Morgan (89) celebrated Rudolph's 44-yard touchdown in the second quarter at Ford

As position becomes game-changer, will Vikings draft a tight end?

The Vikings’ pivot away from a shotgun-heavy offense started to benefit the position late in the season, when they relied much more on the tight ends in their attack.
Vikings
April 19
Minnesota Vikings teammates celebrated with defensive back Anthony Harris (41) after he intercepted a third quarter pass intended for Arizona Cardinal

Another one? Why Vikings keep looking for defensive backfield help

This NFL draft class is regarded as deep at cornerback and, in particular, safety, where the Vikings may seek to bolster its depth because of departures and contract issues.
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April 18
2019 Vikings schedule: What are the toughest games, key matchups, best road trips?

2019 Vikings schedule: What are the toughest games, key matchups, best road trips?

Before the draft, and well before the commencement of injuries that inevitably alter the course of a NFL season — the Vikings’ 2019 schedule is the league’s eighth-toughest
Vikings
April 18
The Minnesota Gophers are held their annual "Pro Day," where departing players work out for NFL scouts. Blake Cashman (left) had a very good trip to t

More competition coming at linebacker for Vikings?

Eight linebackers in five drafts have answered calls from the Vikings under head coach Mike Zimmer. It’s a pretty secure bet another will be selected during next week’s draft.
Vikings
April 17
Draft preview: Questions remain for Vikings beyond their star receivers

Draft preview: Questions remain for Vikings beyond their star receivers

Even though the Vikings have a couple of promising reserves, they could be on the lookout for an addition as a third wide receiver. Next week's draft offers some intriguing prospects.

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