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For the first time, the team will charge for tickets to four practices, including a U.S. Bank Stadium scrimmage on Aug. 7 for up to 20,000 fans.
The former Vikings defenive tackle wore John Randle's number, so he knew he had to be good.
The linebacker intercepted Kirk Cousins during an 11-on-11 drill, and broke up a Kellen Mond pass in 7-on-7. Here are five observations from today's workouts.
The defensive tackle got $3 million in guaranteed money from Minnesota on a one-year deal that reunites him with coach Andre Patterson.
The Vikings and star defensive end Danielle Hunter have resolved the issue of the pass rusher's unhappiness with his current deal.
Danielle Hunter's status and changes in the secondary are among the team's top stories to watch this week at the team's mandatory minicamp.
Kirk Cousins spent his offseason studying every game from his own career, and wants to help Kellen Mond the way Cousins was helped as a rookie.
The total amount of guaranteed money is substantially less than the team gave to its undefeated rookies last year.
Most of the roster reported for the start of voluntary workouts despite the players association's recommendation that players skip them.
Rookies Patrick Jones, Janarius Robinson and Jaylen Twyman will be asked to help fix one of the team's problems during 2020.
Young's detailed approach, from start to finish, brought the sustained speed she needed, and she'll look for more at the Big Ten championships.
The Gophers men's and women's teams have several standouts to watch heading into the three-day meet in Champaign, Ill.
Trading Mike Hughes to the Chiefs will save the Vikings about $1.825 million in cap space; they'll keep the final $1.314 million of Hughes' signing bonus on their 2021 books.
From opening-game reunions to a closing stretch that includes a Sunday night in January at Lambeau Field, here's a road map through the expanded 17-game schedule.
Pieces of the 2021 Vikings schedule are falling into place, with the official released scheduled for 7 p.m. They'll open at Cincinnati, face a tough November and visit Green Bay on a Sunday night.
With NFL teams impatient about their investments in quarterbacks, money will play a significant factor in any transition from Kirk Cousins to Kellen Mond.
Injuries have plagued Mike Hughes, the 2018 first-round pick, throughout his first three years in Minnesota
Developing pass rushers might be the team's biggest remaining task after the draft. And more thoughts on what drafting Kellen Mond means to Kirk Cousins.
Building an offensive line that can accommodate both facets of the Vikings' offense is a tall order, which is perhaps why their latest efforts to remake the group seem to follow an even more precise set of standards.
Running back Kene Nwangwu of Iowa State earned all-Big 12 honorable mention as a kick returner in 2016 and 2020. He figures to start his Vikings career as a special teams player.
Little about offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw's path to the NFL has been conventional. Yet he's navigated it with surprisingly few setbacks.
The Vikings took a quarterback with their first pick Friday, but the defense got attention too on the second day of the NFL draft
in recent years, the Vikings' philosophy about building their line has changed significantly. Whether it's a winning strategy remains to be seen.
The Vikings knew they were taking a risk by moving down nine spots in the first round, but were still able to get Christian Darrisaw while adding two picks in tonight's third round.
Our writers have stories about former coaches Bud Grant and Denny Green, as well as an interesting road trip taken to see a top prospect.
The team has holes to fill on its offensive and defensive lines with only one pick in the first two rounds.
Football writer Ben Goessling projects how the team will navigate through the NFL draft, including trades that would alter the picks as they currently stand.
The team hasn't picked a lineman before the third round in the Mike Zimmer era, but could use another pass rusher.
The Vikings have taken an offensive lineman in the first two rounds each of the past three years, and now they need to find their next left tackle after losing Riley Reiff.
Rashod Bateman is on track to be a first-round pick, despite an uneven finish during a difficult year to end his career at the U.
The Vikings made a series of moves to help the secondary this offseason, but the group's long-term picture remains unclear.
The fate of the league's offseason program has been a topic of discussion between the NFL and the players union over the past several months
The team announced what are expected to be the final changes to their 2021 coaching staff. Andre Patterson's promotion follows his move from defensive line coach to co-defensive coordinator last year.
The team's free agent prize of 2020 opted out of the season because of COVID-19 and got 'an early snapshot of retirement.'
The wide receiver ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds, according to the Gophers, with 31 NFL teams watching.
The 29-year-old played his first five seasons with the New York Jets.
The NFL Players Association agreed to a 17-game season as soon as 2021 as part of the 2020 collective bargaining agreement. The 2021 schedule comes out in late April.
The Vikings will visit the Chargers for the second time in three years as part of the league's new schedule
Patrick Peterson, Mackensie Alexander and Xavier Woods should give the Vikings the experience and depth they lacked.
The former Cowboys safety comes to the team on a one-year deal worth up to $2.25 million.
The team sent a sixth-round draft pick to Arizona for Mason Cole, who started 14 games at center last season. He could play guard for the Vikings.
When the Vikings restructured linebacker Anthony Barr's contract last week, they arranged the deal to clear even more salary cap space than was previously reported.
Veteran Patrick Peterson, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection, said working with Mike Zimmer drew him to Minnesota after two seasons that didn't match expectations.
With financial effects of the pandemic lingering, the Vikings are trying to hold the line until they can reap benefits of the next NFL salary cap hike.
Patrick Peterson, a 10-year veteran who had spent his whole career with the Cardinals, joins a young secondary on a team in dire dire need of experience.
The Vikings are using some more unusual financial maneuvers (at least for them) to navigate a tight salary cap situation for the 2021 season. Let's review.
With new defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson in the fold, the team said goodbye to Shamar Stephen, clearing $3.75 million in salary cap space.
For the third time in eight offseasons under coach Mike Zimmer, the Vikings' first move in free agency is adding a run-stopping defensive tackle.
Linebacker Anthony Barr would become a free agent after next season, in a deal that saves the Vikings salary cap space
Two days after cutting kicker Dan Bailey to save salary cap space, GM Rick Spielman said Britton Colquitt will play for the veteran minimum salary in 2021.
The NFL set the 2021 salary cap at $182.5 million per team, or $15.7 million lower than last year. The Vikings then cut Riley Reiff in a move that saved them more than $11 million in cap space
The defensive end is back in Minnesota with a new sense of motivation after a year with the Panthers.
The team, including three friends from St. Olaf College, has won $15,000 for a presentation on identifying defensive coverages and evaluating player performance.
The star running back is a part-owner of a team in Fan Controlled Football, the latest start-up league trying to capture attention in the NFL offseason.
Paul Guenther, the team's new senior defensive assistant, coach worked with Mike Zimmer on Marvin Lewis' staff in Cincinnati.
Guenther replaced Mike Zimmer as the Bengals' defensive coordinator after Zimmer became the Vikings coach in 2014.
Nance played with the Vikings in 2006 and '07, then earned business degrees at Michigan and Harvard.
As he did last year when choosing Gary Kubiak to replace Kevin Stefanski as offensive coordinator, coach Mike Zimmer prioritized continuity on offense with his choice.
The former quarterbacks coach replaces his father Gary, who retired last month, and will be the team's sixth play-caller in seven seasons.
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.
Scott, who'd worked for Nick Saban the past three years, would replace Daronte Jones.
The salary cap for 2021 could be lower because of empty stadiums — and lost revenue — due to COVID-19
The team's staff for 2021 is starting to take shape, with former NFL player Keenan McCardell likely to be the new wide receiver coach.
Of his All-Pro snub, the running back says, "I don't know how I didn't make the list."
Players and coaches praised the job Jones did after replacing Jerry Gray in 2020, leading a secondary with four rookies in the midst of a pandemic that wiped out the NFL's offseason program.
The Vikings are expected to go through a formal interview process, but Kubiak's son is thought to be a top contender to get the job.
The assistant GM was a popular candidate for NFL jobs in recent years and is widely respected for his scouting acumen.
After his record-breaking season, Justin Jefferson is the first Vikings rookie to earn All-Pro honors since Cordarrelle Patterson in 2013.
With little salary-cap flexibility, the Vikings face tough questions at tight end, offensive line and linebacker after a 7-9 season.
Vikings assistant general manager George Paton will interview with the Lions today, and has interest from several other teams
In short, the Vikings might go into next season betting they can return to the playoffs simply with a better-executed version of the approach they took in 2020.
Offensive coordinator job has had a lot of turnover.
Two players who stood out, two concerns for the team, two trends to watch and one big question after the season-ending 37-35 win over the Lions.
"Maybe it's the best we could have done," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said after Minnesota finished the season 7-9 and out of the playoffs.
There'll be plenty of players missing from Sunday's game in Detroit, but Kirk Cousins and his receivers could have a big day against a feeble Lions defense.