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Which of these 18 Vikings will be back?

Which of these 18 Vikings will be back?

The Vikings need to clear roughly $23 million of cap space before the league year begins on March 15, meaning they're headed toward a series of tough choices with some of their longest-tenured players.

Souhan: Four reasons to keep Dalvin Cook — and four reasons to let go of No. 4

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Dalvin Cook carried during the Vikings’ wild-card playoff game against the Giants on Jan. 15.
Start making these lists: The Vikings will have to make similarly difficult decisions regarding receiver Adam Thielen and others.

Bengals' Joe Mixon charged with pointing gun at woman

February 2
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been charged in a warrant with pointing a gun at a woman and threatening her, according to court documents.
Vikings
February 2
Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (95) sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the NFC Wild-Card Game.

Tom Brady's final season didn't go as planned. Was it worth it?

The debates on sports talk shows and in barbershops about who is the greatest football player of all time will always start with Brady. Bit should he have returned for one more season?
Sports
February 1
Clockwise from top left: Linda Roberts, Lou Nanne, Katie Smith, Mychal Thompson and Mick Tingelhoff are five of the 10 inductees for the Minnesota Spo

Ten from Big Ten are selected to Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame

Gophers basketball pioneer Linda Roberts, Vikings linebacker and executive Scott Studwell and hockey ambassador Lou Nanne headline a Big Ten-themed group, all of whom made a major mark on Minnesota sports.
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Minnesota Vikings Access Vikings podcast: Catch up on the Minnesota Vikings
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Our Access Vikings podcast series — featuring Andrew Krammer, Ben Goessling and Mark Craig — talks everything Vikings.
Sports
February 1
The Class of 2021 Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame inductees (clockwise from top left) were: Maya Moore, Annie Adamczak Glavan, Carrie Tollefson, Brianna

Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame: A class-by-class list of all members

Who's in the Star Tribune Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame? From Bernie Bierman to the latest class, here's the list:
Vikings
January 31
A group of Minnesota Vikings players huddle on the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec.

Listen up! Here's how to remake the Vikings roster

Vikings writer Andrew Krammer joins host Michael Rand, who brings out a tool to share the cuts he would make before the 2023 season. Also, bad Wolves habits resurface and a must-read about the Bally Sports North situation.
Randball
January 31
Say good-bye to a franchise mainstay?

It's fun to pretend to be a general manager — but not to be a real one

From the NBA trade machine to a tool that lets you make NFL cuts and additions to reshape rosters, it's a great time to be an armchair GM. But the real moves are much harder.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) walks on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct
Vikings/NFL stats Latest NFL scores, standings, schedule and stats
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Find the latest Minnesota Vikings statistics along with NFL scores, standings and schedule.
Randball
January 30
Patrick Mahomes (left) and Jalen Hurts (right) will lead their teams into the Super Bowl with performances that leave doubt about whether the Vikings

5 NFL playoff takeaways: Referees, QBs and context for Kirk Cousins

Among other things gleaned from the conference title games, it was hard to watch them and conclude that the Vikings have a Super Bowl ceiling with Cousins as their quarterback.
Vikings
January 30
The absence of “Chiefaholic” from a road game last month caused Kansas City fans to wonder what was up — and led to the discovery that he was in

How a high-profile Chiefs super fan ended up in an Oklahoma jail

Kansas City fans worried when one of their team's most recognizable supporters didn't show up for a game. When he turned up in jail, they wondered if they'd known him at all.
Vikings
January 30
Danielle Hunter celebrates after a sack against the New York Giants in December.

Hunter becomes seventh Viking named to Pro Bowl

The NFL is adding players to replace Eagles and Chiefs Pro Bowlers, whose teams will be in the Super Bowl. Danielle Hunter of the Vikings is getting one of those spots.
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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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January 30
Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman, center, celebrates with the players after beating the San Francisco 49ers.

Souhan: Vikings fans should admire what Super Bowl-bound Eagles have pulled off

Vikings fans have their reasons for resenting the Philadelphia Eagles, but they should admire the way the NFC champions have gone about their business.
Vikings
January 27
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow won the AFC championship at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City last season. He’ll try to do it again Sunday.

On the NFL: Home-field advantage still means a lot in the NFL playoffs

The league may view neutral-site conference championships as an untapped revenue stream, but Sunday's games show the relevance of being the home team.
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January 27
The average age of San Francisco’s Brock Purdy, Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts, Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes – 25 y

Mark Craig's NFL picks: Which young QBs are Super Bowl-bound?

In the NFC, Jalen Hurts and Brock Purdy are seeking their first Super Bowl. In the AFC, Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow are looking to go back.
Justin Jefferson (18) is a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings
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?
Randball
January 26
Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell throws before an NFL wild card football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, in Minnea

Five ways O'Connell was snubbed from Coach of the Year finalists

Where's the respect for a first-year coach who improved his team by five wins? Even if the Vikings' Kevin O'Connell isn't the NFL's top coach, you can definitely make arguments that he should be among the top five.
Politics
January 26
Gov. Tim Walz proposed paying off the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium just seven years after it opened.

Walz proposes early U.S. Bank Stadium payoff, $15.7M for a secure perimeter

Vikings, stadium authority say there's also a need for an ongoing maintenance fund.
Vikings
January 26
Podcast: Vikings defensive coordinator interviews — and the future of Kirk Cousins

Podcast: Vikings defensive coordinator interviews — and the future of Kirk Cousins

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand dive into the Vikings' pool of defensive coordinator candidates on the latest Access Vikings episode.
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January 25
Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson led the NFL in catches (128) and yards (1,809).

Jefferson among five finalists for MVP award — and the only non-QB

No receiver in league history has been MVP. Justin Jefferson, who led the NFL in catches and receiving yards, is also a finalist for Offensive Player of the Year.
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January 25
Mike Pettine

Vikings interview Pettine for defensive coordinator job

Mike Pettine, the Vikings assistant head coach who has been a coordinator for three teams, gave Kevin O'Connell his first NFL job in 2014.
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January 25
The Vikings celebrated a touchdown during their win over Buffalo in November.

Will the Vikings even be favored to defend NFC North title in 2023?

If you answer "yes," then you probably want them to approach the offseason differently than if you answer "no." But however you arrive at either answer is complicated.
St. Paul
January 25
Mark Solis

Meet the St. Paul man who still believes the Vikings will win a Super Bowl in his lifetime

A fan since 1998, Mark Solis has stuck with his team through decades of ups and downs.
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January 24
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) before te team’s playoff game against the Giants on Jan. 15.

Cook added to Pro Bowl roster, replacing Cowboys' Pollard

Dalvin Cook will attend his fourth straight Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Pollard, who suffered a broken leg in the Cowboys' playoff loss in San Francisco last weekend.
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January 24
Third-year safety Josh Metellus was a leader on special teams, and his teammates voted him to be a captain for the postseason.

Vikings mailbag: Which young players made the most progress?

Reader questions at season's end focused on the team's defense, including the scheme and the players who may be gone.