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Washington quarterback Michael Penix speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine. He's among the QBs who met with the Viking

Vikings meet with top QBs at NFL combine. 'It was special,' one says.

Top college quarterbacks spent time this week interviewing with the Vikings at the NFL scouting combine. "Everything they talked about wanting out of a QB aligns with what I want," one of them said.

Vikings tell Mattison they plan to release him after mediocre 2023 season

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Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison (2) is tripped up in the first quarter.
The team delivered the news to running back Alexander Mattison on Thursday, ending his five years in Minnesota with a season in which he didn't score a rushing touchdown.

The Vikings' running game has been dismal, and they need to fix it

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Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell, right, helps with drills and waits for running back Alexander Mattison to round the pads during practice at the TC
Regardless of who the team's quarterback is in 2024 — but especially if it's a rookie —- better production from running backs is a must-have.

As quarterbacks take center stage at combine, Vikings pay attention

February 29
Get to know the top six quarterbacks in a highly-touted draft class. All of them will talk Friday, but only some will take part in Saturday's on-field drills.
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Gophers pair cherish 'full-circle moment' at NFL combine

February 29
Tight end Brevyn Spann-Ford and safety Tyler Nubin joined the Gophers within a semester of each other. Now they're Indianapolis roommates in search of an NFL selection.
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Keep your eyes on this rookie QB if you're a Vikings fan

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Vikings writer Andrew Krammer joins host Michael Rand for a long look at quarterbacks. Where does Kirk Cousins stand? And who are the Vikings really looking at during the NFL combine?

Top 3 tight ends at NFL scouting combine bring defensive mentality to draft

February 29
Cade Stover plays tight end with a linebacker's ferociousness.

Podcast: Cousins, Jefferson and NFL combine takeaways

February 29
Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the top Vikings story lines from Indianapolis in this episode of the Access Vikings podcast.

Broncos' Browning headlines new investment platform for fans to buy stock in their favorite players

February 29
A new investment platform that allows fans to buy and sell shares in the future on-the-field earnings of college and professional athletes has received federal approval to begin trading on the U.S. stock market.

With Flores back, Vikings plan defense's next steps

February 28
Coach Kevin O'Connell was expecting Brian Flores to get head coaching interviews, but the defensive coordinator will have a big say in offseason moves in his second year with the Vikings.

New Vikings QBs coach following in O'Connell's footsteps

February 28
When Kevin O'Connell began his coaching career in Cleveland as quarterbacks coach, one of the QBs was Josh McCown.
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If the Vikings wanted Cousins, they've had many chances

February 28
Daily Delivery: The Vikings are saying they want Kirk Cousins back, which probably means a multi-year deal with guaranteed money. Something is different than it was a year ago. Also, baseball writer Phil Miller talks about Byron Buxton.

Vikings No. 2 in players' union 'report card' with high marks

February 28
The Vikings led the league in four categories in the survey of players. Coach Kevin O'Connell was praised for his willingness to listen to players.

New Vikings QB coach painful reminder of most frustrating year

February 28
Josh McCown threw the pass that kept Minnesota out of the 2003 playoffs. Vikings fans have felt more heartbreak before and after that game. But never more frustration.

New QB? O'Connell says Cousins 'knows how I feel about him.'

February 28
Talking at the NFL combine, Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said he's been in frequent touch with Kirk Cousins. His health could complicate contract negotiations.
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QBs Williams, Maye and Daniels could go 1-2-3 in NFL draft. Or WR Harrison could bump them down

Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels arrived in Indianapolis as Heisman Trophy winners. Drake Maye is seeking to add to his family's impressive athletic legacy.
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Cam Newton apologizes for letting emotions get the best of him at youth football tournament fight

Former NFL quarterback Cam Newton said he's disappointed in himself for losing control of his emotions over the weekend at a 7-on-7 youth football tournament in Atlanta, resulting in a brief fight involving several men from competing teams.
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Our Access Vikings podcast series — featuring Andrew Krammer, Ben Goessling and Mark Craig — talks everything Vikings.
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February 29

Australia's National Rugby League following NFL model in trying to expand its footprint to the US

When Australia's National Rugby League decided to try to expand its reach to the United States, it used a distinctly American sport as a model.
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February 28

T'Vondre Sweat leads group of NFL's big-guy prospects hoping to prove they're worth the weight

Defensive tackle T'Vondre Sweat might have been the biggest guy on Texas' campus the past five seasons.
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February 28

Social media influencer says Dolphins' Tyreek Hill broke her leg during football drill at his home

A social media influencer is suing Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill over an alleged incident that happened at the NFL star's South Florida home last summer.
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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.
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February 28
Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) warms up before the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2

Chiefs plan a $800 million renovation to Arrowhead Stadium after the 2026 World Cup

The Kansas City Chiefs are planning an $800 million renovation to Arrowhead Stadium, the third-oldest stadium in the NFL, that would begin after the team plays host to games for the 2026 World Cup and take about four years to complete.
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February 28

Chiefs owner gets 'F-minus' grade from NFLPA, says team needs to improve facilities

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt admitted Wednesday the Super Bowl champions are overdue for renovations to their practice facilities after the NFL Players Association's annual report card graded Kansas City the second-worst team in the league overall.
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February 28

Kirk Cousins and Chris Jones head an NFL free agents list filled with star-quality players

Need a Pro Bowl quarterback, an All-Pro defensive lineman or a future Hall of Fame wide receiver?
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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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February 28

FedEx ends naming rights agreement for the Washington Commanders stadium long known as FedEx Field

FedEx has ended its naming rights agreement to the Washington Commanders stadium in Landover, Maryland, a venue that had been known as FedEx Field since 1999.
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February 28

Chiefs are releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling to save salary cap space, AP source says

The Kansas City Chiefs are releasing wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday, giving the Super Bowl champions some much-needed salary cap flexibility.
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February 27

Offseason QB derby could be dictated by what Bears do with the No. 1 pick and Justin Fields

Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus already endured one round of the Justin Fields debate.
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?
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February 27

Browns QB Deshaun Watson to resume throwing next month following season-ending shoulder surgery

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will resume throwing next month following right shoulder surgery t hat cut short his second season with Cleveland after just six starts.
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February 27
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) tossed a ball to himself during training camp. Jefferson was at practice without a helmet and pa

GM: Vikings optimistic on Jefferson extension, have no plans to trade him

At the NFL scouting combine, Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah discussed the factors around Justin Jefferson's contract extension and closed the door on the possibility of a trade.
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February 27

Vikings hire Josh McCown as quarterbacks coach, move Chris O'Hara to pass game specialist

The Minnesota Vikings hired Josh McCown, an 18-year NFL veteran who played for 12 teams, as their quarterbacks coach on Tuesday.
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February 27

Cherry Starr, philanthropist wife of the late Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, dies at 89

Cherry Starr, the philanthropist wife of former Green Bay Packers quarterback and coach Bart Starr, has died. She was 89.
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February 27
Vikings running back Ty Chandler was a pleasant surprise after replacing Alexander Mattison in the starting lineup at the end of the season, but the c

After struggles in 2023, Vikings looking to 'infuse' backfield

Coach Kevin O'Connell called Ty Chandler's season "a real positive" before adding that they're looking for new talent for last year's underwhelming rushing attack.
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February 27

Chiefs coach Andy Reid expresses sorrow over parade shooting, offers hope to avoid future tragedies

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid walked to the podium Tuesday with a message that resonated beyond the football world.
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February 27

Sean Payton hints at moving on from Russell Wilson, says Broncos have to hit on 'the next one' at QB

Sean Payton isn't providing anything definitive on Russell Wilson's time in Denver but he did hint at the Broncos moving on from him when he suggested the team cannot afford to miss on ''the next one'' at quarterback.
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February 27
Kirk Cousins (2018) plus Ryan Suter and Zach Parise (2012) being introduced to Minnesota.

Low ceiling, high floor: How the Vikings have become the Wild

Kirk Cousins was supposed to be the final piece of a puzzle to finally win a Super Bowl for the Vikings. Instead his six years have been marked by consistent respectability, like the Wild of a few years back.
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February 27
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) during a game against the Detroit Lions on Oct. 10, 2021 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Deal allows former Viking Griffen to avoid drunken driving conviction

In the months following the drunken driving allegation, Griffen was involved in two other driving-related situations. Charges in those cases were dropped as part of the agreement.