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Vikings' new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak lacks an ego, and has paid his dues.
No matter where it comes from — tackle or end — the Vikings need more pass rush in 2021. An early draft pick is an intriguing possibility. Here are five prospects to know.
The Vikings defensive line will return a familiar face in 2021 as Stephen Weatherly is expected to sign a one-year deal after getting cut in Carolina last month.
The Vikings' annual endeavor to shore up the offensive line continues this spring with a strong offensive line class projected for the draft. Here are five names to know.
Before the new league year starts March 17, Vikings GM Rick Spielman anticipates more "tough business decisions" in addition to Kyle Rudolph's release.
With Anthony Harris expected to be a free agent this month, the Vikings will likely be looking for safety help. Here are some top rookie prospects at that position.
The 31-year-old tight end played 10 seasons with the Vikings and was their longest-renured player. He's hoping to play a significant role on another team through free agency.
Mike Zimmer likes what the Vikings have in cornerbacks Jeff Gladney and Cameron Dantzler. But is the team stocked well enough at that position?
Pro days start at several college football programs will fill in for the NFL scouting combine, which was canceled amid the pandemic. Here are some prospects who could fill the Vikings' needs.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman typically slow plays free agency, and the circumstances this offseason likely won't change in that regard.
A positive COVID test prevented left tackle Riley Reiff from playing in the Jan. 3 season finale and reaching a playing-time incentive that was in his contract.
Ryan Ficken, who is entering his 15th season with the team, may have a kicker competition ahead of him.
Kansas City and Tampa Bay's commitment to the quarterbacks begins in the simplest way possible: the frequency with which they put the game in those players' hands.
Raymond James Stadium, the Buccaneers' home field and site of Sunday's Super Bowl, has been a springboard for Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tyler Johnson.
A crazy NFL quarterback market could drastically alter the NFC North landscape. How could that impact the Vikings?
Because of COVID-19, the annual college all-star game is one of the few on-field opportunities to evaluate prospects.
During an interview with former Viking Ben Leber, tight end Kyle Rudolph said he wants to contribute as a receiver somewhere even if that's not in Minnesota.
The Vikings enter another offseason with questions about the offensive line, Gary Kubiak's replacement and what gets blown up to prepare for the 2021 season.
The Vikings have 14 players on their current roster who could end up with other teams in 2021. Here's a look at how their five highest-profile free agents performed this season.
For the third straight Vikings-Lions game, Minnesota emerged with an NFC player of the week.
Safety Anthony Harris again embarks on unrestricted free agency after a disappointing season for the Vikings playing on a one-year franchise tag.
After the unit struggled this season, Coach Mike Zimmer said he'll let the two-year contract of Maalouf expire and search for a replacement.
Ifeadi Odenigbo, a 26-year-old defensive end, is a restricted free agent this offseason and knows NFL opportunities can be fleeting.
A patchwork Vikings secondary limped to the finish during Sunday's 37-35 victory in Detroit, allowing seven more completions of at least 20 yards.
The 2021 NFL season is a long way away, but the Vikings' opponents have already been set, including a meeting with Kevin Stefanski's Browns.
The running backs combined for 4.8 yards per carry and 124 rushing yards in Detroit, doing enough against a depleted Lions defense.
The Vikings will be without nine Week 1 starters due to injury or personal reasons during Sunday's season finale in Detroit.
When the 2020 moments add up, the sum is unfulfilling for the Vikings. They are 6-9 heading Sunday's finale against the Lions, assured of their first losing record since 2014 and a third-place finish in the NFC North.
Because of a run of injuries, inexperienced defensive linemen and cornerbacks should get plenty of playing time during Sunday's season finale in Detroit.
When Kirk Cousins starts Sunday against the Lions, he'll complete six straight years without missing a regular-season game because of injury.
Heading into the season finale, Detroit has lost three straight in a row and given up 30 or more points in its last five games.
The running back left to be with family in Miami and will not be available for the season finale against the Lions in Detroit.
There are questions about the Vikings secondary and offensive and defensive lines, but there also have been a handful of (non-first round) players flashing long-term potential.
After three consecutive losses and an embarrassing game in New Orleans, the season is almost over.
Unheralded D.J. Wonnum's talents are filling many voids on the Vikings' defensive line.
The Vikings offense got rolling for 33 points and 364 yards, but tight end Irv Smith Jr. and receiver Justin Jefferson weren't dancing as much as the numbers would suggest.
An aggressive game plan put the focus of the offense back on the quarterback, but the Vikings couldn't keep up with the Saints
Inexperience wasn't an excuse for that poor of a showing, coach Mike Zimmer said, with missed tackles piling up between rookies and established veterans alike.
Fullback C.J. Ham played through a quad injury against the Bears, but he was added to the list of injured Vikings players ruled out for today's game.
Five Vikings players have been ruled out, including three more on an already paper-thin defense heading into the Christmas Day game.
Only 3,000 fans are expected to attend on Friday when the Vikings return to site of their playoff upset last season.
Eric Kendricks, Troy Dye and Todd Davis all missed practice again Wednesday.
Quarterback Drew Brees is back from a severe injury. Taysom Hill, Alvin Kamara and a third-ranked defense kept New Orleans afloat.
'Kirk's my guy,' the rookie receiver says, after his frustrated comments during Bears game went viral.
Among the injured players were three linebackers in Eric Kendricks (calf), Todd Davis (ribs) and Troy Dye (concussion).
Bears coach Matt Nagy arrived at U.S. Bank Stadium with a plan to attack through running back David Montgomery and building Mitchell Trubisky's throwing lanes with play-action.
The annual all-star exhibition has been canceled this season, but two Vikings were voted on to the NFC's roster
David Montgomery, who missed the first game between the Vikings and Bears, rushed for a career-high 146 yards Sunday.
Dan Bailey booted his way out of a career-worst slump that had coach Mike Zimmer questioning the veteran's job status after last week's loss in Tampa Bay.
An in-depth look at the rookie receiver's performance against the Bears.
The Vikings' rushing attack will have another option Sunday against the Bears as Mattison returns from a Dec. 5 appendectomy.
The linebacker and tight end have been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bears because of injuries
The Bears (6-7) ended a six-game losing streak last week, and their struggling offense has found a spark
You had Vikings questions, and we had answers. How far away are they from being legitimate contenders? Is Kevin Stefanski the latest Vikings-to-AFC North coaching success?
Everyone on the Vikings has had a bad day, coach Mike Zimmer says. So despite Dan Bailey's 0-4 day last Sunday he's staying on to kick Sunday vs. Chicago.
The tight end's spry routes and displays of force Sunday signaled his return to form after missing three of the previous four games.
The Buccaneers' defensive coordinator threw a curve and the result was that wide receivers Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen didn't make much of an impact Sunday.
The Vikings kept kicker Dan Bailey on the roster Monday, but the head coach stopped short of saying whether he'll have the job for Sunday's crucial game vs. Chicago.
After missing four kicks Sunday, Dan Bailey joins the list of kickers who haven't thrived during Mike Zimmer's time as head coach.
Tight end Tyler Conklin made his first start of the season while Irv Smith Jr. was eased into action as Kyle Rudolph's streak of 98 starts came to a halt.
Cook did more than any other NFL running back against the Buccaneers' No. 1 run defense.
The veteran missed three of his six kicks last Sunday, but his coach said, "Dan's had a great year."
Sunday in Tampa, Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson will take over Eric Kendricks' duties as the middle linebacker with veteran Todd Davis again expected to start next to Wilson.
Readers wonder about the future for the Vikings at cornerback and whether the 2020 draft class is Rick Spielman's best ever.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph's 98-game start streak is in jeopardy, and the team is optimistic Irv Smith Jr. will be back from groin and back injuries.
The foe on Sunday is not the same Buccaneers defense he threw three second-half touchdowns against in a 2015 comeback that ended with his trademarked phrase, "You like that?!"
Tampa Bay's sixth-ranked scoring offense failed to top 24 points in the recent three losses to the Saints, Rams and Chiefs.
Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak must find more ways to clear throwing lanes for Kirk Cousins against Tampa Bay, and keep him from getting hit as often as he did against Jacksonville.
Only two NFL defenses blitz more than Tampa at 39.3%, according to Pro Football Reference, meaning the Vikings offensive line will remain under siege.
The Vikings defense had to make some last-minute adjustments before Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory against the Jaguars when linebacker Eric Kendricks "tweaked" his injured calf just minutes before kickoff.
A closer look at the Vikings QB after Sunday's game.
Linebacker Eric Kendricks was a late scratch for the Vikings before Sunday's game against the Jaguars after apparently tweaking his injured calf muscle during warmups.The…
The Vikings want to be "smart" with running back Dalvin Cook's workload after his ankle injury last week, coach Mike Zimmer said. Alexander Mattison's absence will test that.
There is always work for the tight end, but he is approaching another contract crossroads this offseason.
Chad Beebe's three punt returns last weekend included a fair catch, getting rocked for not calling a fair catch and muffing the catch near the Vikings' goal line.