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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins speaks during a news conference in mid-March.

Cousins tampering penalty is mild, but Vikings still big QB winners

Vikings fans had hopes of gaining some draft capital, or at least having Atlanta take a more severe penalty than losing a fifth-round pick. But this week still showed that the Vikings are exactly where they want to be in the QB market.
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Falcons forfeit fifth-round pick, fined for tampering with Cousins

June 13
FILE - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins speaks during a news conference after an NFL football practice Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in Flowery Branc
The Atlanta Falcons were stripped of a fifth-round pick in next year's draft on Thursday for violating the NFL's anti-tampering rules prior to signing quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Darnell Mooney and tight end Charlie Woerner in free agency in March.

For Vikings rookie McCarthy, team's summer break won't be a vacation

June 12
Vikings rookie quarterback J.J. McCarthy said he’s made progress on his footwork and goes over play names with his fiancée most nights. “It’s a
Quarterback J.J. McCarthy plans to spend most of the five weeks before training camp in Minnesota, working out at the team facility and learning the playbook.
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Viking playing the long game with McCarthy

June 13
On the Access Vikings podcast, the Star Tribune's Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss J.J. McCarthy's spring and the Vikings' plan for the rookie.

QB Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars agree to a 5-year, $275M contract extension, AP source says

June 13
Trevor Lawrence is getting paid more for his potential than his performance.

Needing No. 3 receiver, Vikings look for next step from Nailor

June 12
Jalen Nailor, the Vikings' 2022 sixth-round pick, caught the ball early and often during Wednesday's practice while the team's starting receivers headed to vacation.

Rodgers isn't at Jets mandatory camp for a very flimsy reason

June 12
Is Aaron Rodgers having an "Office Space" moment? Reports out of Jets camp are that the quarterback "prefers to be somewhere else away from football."

Vikings training camp will open to the public July 27

June 11
The Vikings will have only nine training camp practices open to fans from July 27 to Aug. 8.

How much does it matter if Vikings are winners in 2024?

June 10
One gets the sense that the Vikings hope to be competitive in 2024 but that if they are being honest, they are trying to open up a championship window in future years.

How the Vikings determined Jefferson's value, set up for the future

June 8
Vikings Insider: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O'Connell came to Minnesota with a plan. They've arrived at the juncture that will determine whether it worked.

Ex-Gophers wrestler Steveson banks on himself in career switch to NFL

June 11
Former Gophers wrestler Gable Steveson thought he achieved the impossible when he won gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Three years later, the Apple Valley product is raising the degree of difficulty in approaching his next challenge.

Aaron Rodgers and Haason Reddick are not attending Jets' mandatory minicamp

June 11
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and edge rusher Haason Reddick are not participating in the team's mandatory minicamp this week, unexcused absences that subject both to fines.

Tom Brady enshrined into Patriots Hall of Fame during star-studded night

June 13
Tom Brady brought the New England Patriots endless memories and six Super Bowl trophies during his two-decade run with the team.

Souhan: Jefferson just the latest standout to choose to stay in Minnesota

June 7
Not many athletes at the top of their game seem to depart from the Twin Cities out of their own choice.

Reusse: Slim chances for a big-four championship here this decade

June 8
The Twin Cities have been waiting since 1991 for our next massive celebration for a major league men's franchise, and it's hard to picture that drought ending any time soon.
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Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs arrested on charge of domestic violence/burglary in Alabama

Chiefs defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs was arrested for the second time in a month on a charge of domestic violence/burglary in Alabama and released on a $5,000 bond Sunday, according to records from the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office.
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June 15

Katie Ledecky heading to her fourth Olympics, wins 400 freestyle at US swimming trials

Katie Ledecky is heading to her fourth Olympics, an accomplishment that seemed unimaginable when she was a 15-year-old kid in London.
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Our Access Vikings podcast series — featuring Andrew Krammer, Ben Goessling and Mark Craig — talks everything Vikings.
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June 15

Katie Ledecky off to a strong start at US Olympic swimming trials, leads prelims of 400 free

Katie Ledecky got off to a rousing start Saturday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.
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June 15

Kansas lawmakers poised to lure Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri, despite economists' concerns

A 170-year-old rivalry is flaring up as Kansas lawmakers try to snatch the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs away from Missouri even though economists long ago concluded subsidizing pro sports isn't worth the cost.
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June 14

U.S. Olympic trials feels like Super Bowl of swimming at home of NFL Colts

The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will make a splash on their grandest stage yet — a temporary pool inside the massive domed stadium that is home to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
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June 13

Chiefs give nod to winning 'Tom & Jerry' play in jewel-filled Super Bowl ring

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs showed off their glitzy new Super Bowl rings that sparkled with diamonds, rubies — and ''Tom & Jerry.''
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June 13

NFL players union could propose trading spring practices for longer training camp

Across the NFL, teams wrapped up their mandatory minicamps this week leading into about a month-long break before the start of a grueling season that could approach seven months for the teams that make the Super Bowl.
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June 13

Historically Black Coconut Grove in Miami nurtured young athletes. Now that legacy is under threat

Amari Cooper's football jersey hangs in the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame. So does Frank Gore's, alongside tributes to Negro League baseball player Jim Colzie and football coach Traz Powell, whose name adorns perhaps the most revered high school football stadium in talent-rich South Florida.
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The Star Tribune's NFL prediction contest is on. Can you outpick your friends and other fans?
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June 12

Packers' Anders Carlson follows brother's advice as he tries to bounce back from tough rookie season

Green Bay Packers kicker Anders Carlson hopes to follow his older brother's example by having a productive NFL career despite struggling as a rookie.
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June 12

Jets coach Robert Saleh says there's 'no issue' with Aaron Rodgers' minicamp absence

Aaron Rodgers' absence is no big deal as far as Robert Saleh and the New York Jets are concerned.
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June 12

1 of 12 full-time female NFL coaches, Jill Costanza is an asset for the Lions and Dan Campbell

Jill Costanza's interest in studying ACL injuries and passion for learning new ways to improve performance led the former high school basketball coach and physical education teacher on a journey from college sports to the Army to the Air Force to the NFL.
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Minnesota Vikings player profile What makes Minnesota Vikings' Justin Jefferson just so good?
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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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June 11

Packers' Jordan Love confident about finalizing contract negotiations before start of training camp

Jordan Love says he's optimistic that he and the Green Bay Packers can agree on a long-term deal before the start of training camp next month.
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June 11

NFL's dedication to expanding flag football starts at the top with Commissioner Roger Goodell

The NFL's dedication to expanding flag football starts at the top.
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June 11

49ers running back Christian McCaffrey gets honored with Madden cover

Christian McCaffrey grew up playing the Madden NFL video game with his brother, dreaming of being a player in the league one day.
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June 10
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watched from the sidelines in the second quarter.

Steelers sign head coach Mike Tomlin to 3-year deal that will carry through at least the 2027 season

The NFL's longest-tenured head coach isn't leaving Pittsburgh anytime soon.
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June 10

Euro 2024: Guide to the 10 stadiums across Germany and their games

The European Championship in Germany is all about tried and tested stadiums with a rich soccer history.
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June 9

Giants veteran tight end Darren Waller retires at age 31

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller announced his retirement from playing football on Sunday, saying he ''found a lot of joy'' in the sport, but "the passion has slowly been fading.''
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June 8

Pop and power: Travis Kelce wins home run hitting contest as girlfriend Taylor Swift tours in Europe

Travis Kelce's power extends beyond the football field or dating one of the world's most famous women.
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June 7

Lions lose 1 day of offseason workouts after violating NFL rules relating to on-field contact

The Detroit Lions have lost one day of organized offseason workouts after breaking rules relating to on-field contact during a practice last month.
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June 7
Vikings star receiver Justin Jefferson addresses the media earlier this week after signing a four-year, $140 million contract extension.

These are Justin Jefferson's Vikings now

It is rare for a wide receiver to be the leader of a team, but these are not ordinary circumstances for the Vikings.