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Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell addresses the team during a practice in May. He will open his third training camp with the Vikings on Wednesday.

Vikings' culture will be tested as training camp opens

The death of rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson and arrest of receiver Jordan Addison this month cast long shadows as the Vikings reconvene this week.

Vikings, QB McCarthy agree to terms on rookie contract

July 19
J.J. McCarthy became the highest-drafted quarterback in Vikings history when the team selected him at No. 10 overall in April. 



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Vikings rookie quarterback J.J. McCarthy, the 10th pick in the NFL draft, is expected to make $21.85 million, with a $12.71 million signing bonus. The team's training camp begins next week.

Vikings will add cornerback Bryant to Ring of Honor on Sept. 22

July 16
Vikings cornerback Bobby Bryant intercepts a pass against the Rams during the NFC Championship Game in 1976.
Cornerback Bobby Bryant, who played with the Vikings from 1968-80, ranks first in franchise history with 57 career interceptions. He will be the 28th former Viking to be enshrined.

Reusse: Addison is now Vikings' No. 1 knucklehead receiver

July 16
There should be no need to gather more information on Vikings receiver Jordan Addison after a second dangerous incident in a vehicle in his two years in the NFL.
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Vikings star receiver Addison arrested in Calif. on possible DUI

July 14
Vikings second-year receiver Jordan Addison was found asleep at the wheel, only days after a teammate's death in a car crash and nearly a year after Addison was arrested for driving 140 miles per hour in St. Paul.

Souhan: Monte Kiffin should be in the Hall of Fame

July 14
The onetime Vikings draft pick left behind a legacy as one of the greatest defensive coaches in football history.
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Jason Wright is out as Washington Commanders president and will leave the team after the '24 season

July 18
Jason Wright, who four years ago became the first Black president of an NFL team, is no longer in that role with the Washington Commanders and is expected to leave the organization after this season.
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Jacoby Jones, a star of Baltimore's most recent Super Bowl title run, has died at age 40

July 14
Former NFL receiver Jacoby Jones, whose 108-yard kickoff return in 2013 remains the longest touchdown in Super Bowl history, has died. He was 40.

Longtime NFL assistant coach and defensive mastermind Monte Kiffin dies at age 84

July 11
Monte Kiffin, the longtime NFL and college assistant coach whose Tampa Bay defenses routinely ranked among the league's best, died Thursday. He was 84.

Edina girls flag football team heads to NFL Championships

July 12
The under-18 Edina team will represent the Vikings at the tournament at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The Vikings are putting the spotlight on girls flag football by also hosting the first state high school championship in the sport Sunday.

Panthers receiver Adam Thielen leads American Century Championship

July 12
Carolina Panthers receiver Adam Thielen took a one-point lead over playing partner Mardy Fish on Friday after the first round of the American Century Championship.

Prosecutors in Maryland weigh charges in crash that killed Vikings rookie, 2 high school friends

July 8
The Maryland State Police said its investigators "believe alcohol may have been a contributing circumstance in the crash."

Neal Justin: Netflix's 'Receiver' opens a window into the private life of Justin Jefferson

July 4
The series is the latest attempt to sharpen the public images of pro athletes.

Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson killed in car accident at 24

July 6
Khyree Jackson, who once quit football to work at a Chipotle and a grocery store before becoming a fourth-round draft pick, died in a car accident in his native Maryland with two high school teammates.

How Cashman found his way home to the Vikings

July 2
Linebacker Blake Cashman, the former Eden Prairie and Gophers standout, has returned to Minnesota, where he used to root for the Vikings as kid. Now he'll be on the field in their uniform.
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July 19

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor charged with failing to update address on sex offender registry

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor was charged in Florida with failing to update his address on the state's sex offender registry, according to court records.
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July 19

Caleb Williams is ready for the spotlight as the Chicago Bears open training camp

Caleb Williams is ready for what comes next.
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July 19

Chiefs set deadline of 6 months to decide whether to renovate Arrowhead or build new — and where

The Chiefs have set a deadline of six months from now to decide on a plan for the future of Arrowhead Stadium, whether that means renovating their iconic home or building an entirely new stadium in Kansas or Missouri.
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July 19
Bobbleheads of Randy Moss and Kevin Garnett on top of a graduating senior's cap in 2001. The two appear on ESPN's list of the top 1,000 pro athletes s

On a list of the greatest pro athletes since 2000, where do Minnesotans rank?

ESPN took on the task of sorting the top professional athletes since the turn of the century. The number and order of those with Minnesota connections might surprise you.
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July 18

Randall Cobb joins SEC Network as an analyst but says he's 'not officially retired' from the NFL

Former Pro Bowl receiver Randall Cobb will join the SEC Network as a college football studio analyst, but the 13-year NFL veteran says he's '' not officially retired '' from a standout career spent mostly with the Green Bay Packers.
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July 18

Former Bengals running back Corey Dillon, nose tackle Tim Krumrie voted into team's Ring of Honor

The Cincinnati Bengals are adding running back Corey Dillon and nose tackle Tim Krumrie to the team's Ring of Honor this fall.
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July 18

Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson are among several NFL stars with something to prove this season

Aaron Rodgers knows all eyes are on him. That's nothing new for the four-time NFL MVP.
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July 16

Patriots receiver won't face prosecution over online gambling while at LSU

New England Patriots wide receiver Kayshon Boutte will not be prosecuted on charges related to illegal online gaming that police said took place while he was underage and still a player at Louisiana State University, a Baton Rouge prosecutor said Tuesday.
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July 16

Bears agree to deal with quarterback Caleb Williams, AP source says; receiver Rome Odunze signed

The Chicago Bears locked in their top two rookies on Tuesday, agreeing to four-year contracts with No. 1 overall draft pick Caleb Williams and No. 9 selection Rome Odunze and avoiding any training camp drama with their prized quarterback and receiver.
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July 16

Packers report more than $60 million in profit for most recent fiscal year

The Green Bay Packers received a record amount of national revenue from the NFL in fiscal year 2024, resulting in a profit from operations of $60.1 million.
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July 16

Brandon Aiyuk requests trade from 49ers, AP source says

Brandon Aiyuk has requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers because the two sides haven't made progress on a new contract, a person familiar with the star wide receiver's decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
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No NFL receiver has gained as many yards in his first two seasons as the Minnesota Vikings' 23-year-old superstar. He dominates on nearly any route from any alignment. What can he accomplish in Year 3?
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July 15

Vikings receiver Jordan Addison arrested in California on suspicion of DUI

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison has been arrested in California on suspicion of driving under the influence, the second straight year he has found trouble behind the wheel right before the beginning of training camp.
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July 15

NFL training camps get underway as rookies start reporting this week

The short summer vacation is over for NFL players. It's time to begin the journey to Super Bowl 59.
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July 11

Bill Belichick joining 'Inside the NFL' for upcoming season

Bill Belichick has added a second media job for the upcoming season.
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July 11

Here's what you need to know about the NBA's upcoming 11-year, $76 billion media rights deal

The NBA might not be happy with the NFL making Christmas Day a regular part of its schedule. However, its new media rights deals nearly put the two leagues in the same economic arena.
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July 8

NFL suspends Steelers CB Cam Sutton for 8 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy

The NFL has suspended Pittsburgh Steelers safety Cam Sutton for the first eight games of the 2024 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
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July 6
The phrase “competitive rebuild” has defined the tenure of Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, left, and head coach Kevin O’Connell. Whether the team

Souhan: Vikings' season could depend on positions other than QB

In their effort to rebuild and be competitive, the Vikings may be one top defender away from contending in the NFC North.
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July 6

Vikings' Khyree Jackson, 2 former high school teammates killed in car crash in Maryland

Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson and two of his former high school teammates were killed in an early morning car crash Saturday in Maryland, police and the team said.
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July 1
All eyes were on Suni Lee during her beam routine Friday at Target Center.

Souhan: As sporting host, Twin Cities has had its own little run

From Olympic gymnastics to NBA conference finals and more, Minnesota has had a hot streak as host.
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June 17
Which of these 20-something stars on Minnesota pro sports teams will have the most historic career? Clockwise from top, Anthony Edwards, Kirill Kapriz

Souhan: Predicting which young Minnesota sports star will shine brightest

Royce Lewis is doing things we haven't seen before, but Anthony Edwards might top them all.