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Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison takes questions from reporters during a news conference the day after he was drafted

Vikings star receiver Addison arrested in California on possible DWI

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
Monte Kiffin, here with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016, is perhaps one of the NFL's most well-known coaches who never became a head coach in the lea
The onetime Vikings draft pick left behind a legacy as one of the greatest defensive coaches in football history.

Jacoby Jones, a star of Baltimore's most recent Super Bowl title run, has died at age 40

July 14
The Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones celebrates after he returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers in New O
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.

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

June 14
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.

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

July 1
From Olympic gymnastics to NBA conference finals and more, Minnesota has had a hot streak as host.

Souhan: Predicting which young Minnesota sports star will shine brightest

June 17
Royce Lewis is doing things we haven't seen before, but Anthony Edwards might top them all.

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

June 12
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.

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.

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 11

Bill Belichick joining 'Inside the NFL' for upcoming season

Bill Belichick has added a second media job for the upcoming season.
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.
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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Find the latest Minnesota Vikings statistics along with NFL scores, standings and schedule.
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.
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.
June 27

NFL receiver Randall Cobb thanks firefighters for saving his family from a house fire

Veteran NFL wide receiver Randall Cobb is thanking Nashville firefighters for saving his family after a house fire.
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The Star Tribune's NFL prediction contest is on. Can you outpick your friends and other fans?
June 27

Missouri governor says new public aid plan in the works for Chiefs, Royals stadiums

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday that he expects the state to put together an aid plan by the end of the year to try to keep the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals from being lured across state lines to new stadiums in Kansas.
June 27

Steve Gleason to receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award at The ESPYS for his work on ALS awareness

Retired NFL safety Steve Gleason, who has been fighting ALS since 2011, will receive the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at The ESPYS on July 11.
June 12
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (83) signals the down in the fourth quarter.

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

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.
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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?
June 12
New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers participates in a drill during a practice at the NFL football team's training facility in Florham Park, N.J.,

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

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."
June 11
Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson greets fans as he takes the field at training camp last August.

Vikings training camp will open to the public July 27

The Vikings will have only nine training camp practices open to fans from July 27 to Aug. 8.
June 10
Minnesota Vikings quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) watches as head coach Kevin O'Connell explains a drill during organized team activities two weeks ago.

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

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.
June 8
Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson, center, talks with coach Kevin O'Connell, right, at Jefferson's first spring workout with the team on Tuesday.

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

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.
June 8
You need two Ants and a half-dozen other pieces to get a chance to play for an NBA title. The Timberwolves face an improbability of about 85% to win i

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

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.
June 7
Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell, receiver Justin Jefferson, GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and owner Mark Wilf address the media during a news conference Tuesday

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

Not many athletes at the top of their game seem to depart from the Twin Cities out of their own choice.
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.
June 7
Breaking down Jefferson's new contract, comments on leadership

Breaking down Jefferson's new contract, comments on leadership

On the latest Access Vikings podcast, the Star Tribune's Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand recap the Vikings' three-day minicamp and discuss what they saw from the offense, the defense and Justin Jefferson.
June 6
Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson poses in the team's new alternate uniform, which includes icicle serifs in the numbers.

Vikings unveil all-white alternate uniforms

The new alternate uniforms feature their first white helmet and will be worn for "Monday Night Football" against the Bears on Dec. 16.