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The star linebacker agreed to a pay cut to ensure his last Vikings play wasn't a tackle resulting in a season-ending injury last September.
There could be a connection between the new veteran cornerbacks and Danielle Hunter's future. Andrew Krammer explains that and more in response to your questions.
A year after starting two rookies for the majority of games, the team is looking to veterans to turn around its fortunes.
The Access Vikings crew discusses Cousins' first comments since the Vikings drafted Kellen Mond, a work-in-progress defense, and your questions about free agents, Aaron Rodgers, and more.
Bashaud Breeland, the former Chiefs starter who signed a one-year deal last week, remains limited with a recovering shoulder but could vie for a starting job at outside corner.
Under a scorching sun, quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Vikings passing game were equally hot Wednesday against a secondary that's a work in progress.
Amari Henderson, who went undrafted in 2020 out of Wake Forest, was among five tryout players at the Vikings rookie minicamp last month.
Undrafted rookie Zach Von Rosenberg played minor league baseball as a pitcher and won a college football national championship. Now he's trying to make it in the NFL at age 30.
The 2014 fourth-round pick has started 88 games over the past seven seasons with Kansas City, Green Bay and Washington.
Smith, who has seven career starts and one interception, has primarily been a reserve but started three games last season for Tennessee.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions as the passing game struggled to connect in the non-padded OTA session.
When the Vikings couldn't come to an agreement on a new contract with Riley Reiff, 25-year-old Brian O'Neill suddenly became an elder statesman of a young offensive line.
Third-year pro Irv Smith Jr. has stood out with the starting offense during OTAs.
Some familiar sights — like fans in attendance and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the field — are expected at Vikings training camp this summer.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph was the first in a wave of Vikings cost-cutting moves in March, but the team designated him a "post-June 1" release. Here's what that means.
Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap the first full Vikings practice open to reporters and discuss Danielle Hunter's absence. Krammer is also joined by ex-Vikings lineman Jeremiah Sirles.
During Wednesday's practice — the Vikings' third organized team activity this week — only two of five offensive line spots were the exact same as at the end of the 2020 season.
Star defensive end Danielle Hunter missed all three sessions, according to a league source, with no indication of when he'll report to the team.
Cabral, a second-year pro, spent his rookie season on the Rams and Texans practice squads after going undrafted out of Arizona State.
Former D-II and D-II stars found scouts' eyes; two landed jobs.
This week, readers asked about the future of Vikings' quarterback situation, the player primed for a Year 2 breakout and the possible starting secondary.
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand take a broad look at the Vikings' 90-man roster, discuss the start of offseason workouts and take your questions.
Tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk and cornerback Amari Henderson were among five tryout players at this weekend's rookie minicamp.
The Texas A&M product has studied Kirk Cousins extensively and hopes to learn from the starter firsthand.
The list includes first-round pick Christian Darrisaw, who agreed to his rookie deal on Friday.
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand have opinions about the Vikings' 2021 slate. Plus, former St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann joins to discuss his well-traveled year chasing pro football dreams in a pandemic.
Justin Jefferson has been studying film of other top receivers, including the Packers' Davante Adams, to incorporate new moves into his game.
Where could the Vikings' offseason additions create the most competition for spots on the 53-man roster? Here's a look at five likely battles to watch this summer.
Evaluating the Vikings roster after the draft, the team's incoming salary cap space, the offensive line and more.
Shane Zylstra, from Spicer, Minn., led Division II with 1,676 receiving yards for the Mavericks during his senior season in 2019.
The Vikings added competition at punter with the addition of 30-year-old NFL rookie Zach Von Rosenberg, a former LSU punter and minor league pitcher.
Does the third-round pick at linebacker signal Anthony Barr's future? Two new Week 1 starters on the O-line? How'd the Vikings do compared to the rest of the division?
The Vikings added 10 undrafted players, including the former Memphis kicker Riley Patterson, who will compete for the starting job.
The Star Tribune's Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap a busy weekend at the NFL draft on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
The Vikings added two proven kick returners in fourth-round running back Kene Nwangwu (Iowa State) and fifth-round receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (Iowa).
Offensive line, defensive line and special teams were points of emphasis as the Vikings filled roster needs with its stockpile of picks this weekend.
Iowa's Ihmir Smith-Marsette showed versatility when he scored via rushing, receiving and kickoff return in a bowl game. Zach Davidson of Central Missouri brings a different kind of versatility.
The Vikings have six selections Saturday – including three in the fourth round – and have needs at secondary, receiver and kicker.
GM Rick Spielman deviated from his typical course by not moving into the second round, and instead picked Texas A&M passer Kellen Mond early in the third round.
Right now, there are 33 picks until the Vikings are on the clock again, but with a stockpile of third-round picks GM Rick Spielman may be dealing today.
Considered a 'pure left tackle,' the three-year starter at Virginia Tech didn't allow a sack last season.
Trey Lance and Rashod Bateman are likely to hear their names called in the first round. Other players with Minnesota connections could be mid-round gems.
This year's draft class has fewer players than normal available, and there were fewer opportunities to evaluate them.
This draft is unlike any other after only some college football was played, and only some offseason events were held. How did teams adjust? What changes could be here to stay?
Whether Rick Spielman will break tradition and invest a draft pick in a developmental or backup quarterback — something the Vikings haven't done outside the seventh round since 2008 — remains to be seen.
Minnesota's ties to the NFL Draft are stronger than normal. Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss prominent local prospects who should hear their names called this weekend.
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss that and more Vikings story lines ahead of this week's NFL draft.
The team has selected an offensive lineman in the first three rounds of the past four NFL drafts. Expect that to continue this week.
Another receiver option could bolster a currently thin depth chart behind star wideouts Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.
North Dakota State tackle Dillon Radunz's back story captivates in lieu of game video.
The Vikings are in the kicker market, which means another addition wouldn't be a surprise after Dan Bailey's December collapse contributed to a pivotal loss.
Trey Lance, the Marshall, Minn. native, is a physical marvel who adds to a high-caliber 2021 QB group.
A question about a high-profile backup for Kirk Cousins and queries about the draft and the kicking game highlight a new Vikings mailbag.
Rennia Davis, a 6-2 forward, Davis was considered one of the more versatile draft prospects because of her combination of athleticism and size.
With three free-agent acquisitions and the last two WNBA Rookies of the Year, the Lynx are figuring out what to do with their one pick tonight.
Andrew Krammer answers reader questions about the team's offensive line needs, the ideal third receiver and the state of the NFC North
Turning around last year's 3-4 Gophers football team began, in earnest, on Monday for coach P.J. Fleck with the start of full spring practices.
Ameer Abdullah, the 27-year-old former Lions draft pick, provides depth to the backfield with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.
A look at former Vikings players, now playing elsewhere after the start of free agency.
The former Vikings safety reportedly agreed to a deal with the Eagles on Friday evening that reflects how tough last year was for the veteran.
Reiff will protect quarterback Joe Burrow next season after he was released by Minnesota earlier this month.
Kyle Rudolph, released by the Vikings this month, is seeking more opportunities in the passing game by going to New York.
A look through Dalvin Tomlinson's 2020 season in New York shows he'll stop the Vikings defense from getting pushed around. But can he help the four-man pass rush?
The Vikings retained a second free agent on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Beebe on a one-year deal.
The negotiating period has begun. The team could make moves to address the offensive and defensive lines, the secondary and receiver.
Hill, the 29-year-old swing tackle, enters his sixth season with the Vikings on a one-year deal worth nearly $2.4 million guaranteed. It only counts $1.127 million against the cap under an NFL veteran salary benefit.
The Vikings are under the $182.5 million salary cap after a flurry of moves. What should fans expect when free agency opens next week?
The team and Bailey's representatives attempted a renegotiated contract, but were unable to agree on terms, according to agent Jordan Woy.
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.