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Clockwise from left, six of the top quarterbacks in the NFL draft: Michigan's J.J. McCarthy, LSU's Jayden Daniels, Washington's Michael Penix Jr., Sou

Quarterback of the future? This Vikings mystery is about to end.

Part 6 of a series: Six quarterbacks are on the draft radar to fill both practical and philosophical needs for the Vikings.

Lots of solid tight ends in draft, but Vikings don't need one

April 19
Georgia's Brock Bowers is the undisputed No. 1 in deep class of NFL tight end prospects.
Fifth in a series: Even with T.J. Hockenson recovering from knee surgery, the Vikings have depth and some long-term stability at tight end.
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What will Vikings defense look like in Year 2 under Flores?

April 17
What will Vikings defense look like in Year 2 under Flores?
The Star Tribune's Andrew Krammer and Purple Insider's Matthew Coller discuss Brian Flores' offseason, a Vikings defense in transition and Kevin O'Connell's comments about the team's QB decision in the latest Access Vikings podcast.

NFL draft will include many Michigan men, maybe enough to break record set by 2022 Georgia Bulldogs

April 19
J.J. McCarthy is expected to be the first of many Michigan men drafted from its national championship team.

Packers could still look to upgrade secondary in NFL draft even after adding Xavier McKinney

April 18
The Green Bay Packers made a big investment in their secondary by signing safety Xavier McKinney from the New York Giants.

Harbaugh likes Chargers being in the fifth overall position going into the NFL draft

April 18
In Jim Harbaugh's estimation, no one has it better than the Los Angeles Chargers going into the NFL draft.

A Vikings-New England trade? Three thoughts on the No. 3 overall pick

April 17
The Vikings need a quarterback and every signal they have suggests they intend to choose one very high in next week's draft. The Patriots are in a similar situation, but there are reasons why a deal could be a good fit.

Can the Vikings find long-term running back solution in the draft?

April 18
Fourth in a series: The Vikings could still use more talent for their rushing attack even after adding Aaron Jones from the Packers to lead their backfield.
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Grateful for the beast that is the Boston Marathon

April 17
Star Tribune Vikings beat reporter Ben Goessling ran his first Boston Marathon on Monday, and by the time he finished, gratitude for the experience overshadowed any disappointments.

The sons of several former NFL stars are ready to carve their path into the league through the draft

April 17
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. wears his dad's No. 54, plays the same position and celebrates sacks and big tackles with the same signature axe swing.

OJ Simpson has been cremated, estate attorney in Las Vegas says. No public memorial is planned

April 17
Former football star and celebrity criminal defendant O.J. Simpson was cremated Wednesday, the lawyer handling his estate said following his death last week at home in Las Vegas at age 76.

This year's NFL draft has lowest number of early entrants since 2011. That trend figures to continue

April 17
The lure of starting a pro career early apparently isn't quite as tempting for underclassmen now as it was in the days before college stars could profit off their name, image and likeness.

Tackles are solid, but Vikings' offensive line still has big needs

April 15
Part 1 of a series: Three names to know, one sleeper and when the Vikings are likely to address their offensive line issues kick off our look at the 2024 draft.

This position rivals quarterback as Vikings' top need

April 16
The Vikings need defensive line help inside, outside and all over the place. There's a reason why edge rusher is the most common position selected by the Vikings in mock drafts.

Flores channels 'inner Zimmer,' makes pitch for another cornerback

April 16
Not everybody is fixated on which quarterback the Vikings should take in the draft. Brian Flores, the team's defensive coordinator, thinks "you can never have enough" cornerbacks.
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Debate over tight end value hovers over Brock Bowers' draft prospects

Evaluating Brock Bowers the player is a fairly straightforward assignment.
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April 18

Packers sign former Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Andre Dillard

Offensive tackle Andre Dillard signed with the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, one month after the Tennessee Titans released him.
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Our Access Vikings podcast series — featuring Andrew Krammer, Ben Goessling and Mark Craig — talks everything Vikings.
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April 18

Vikings have the 11th and 23rd picks in the NFL draft and a need for a QB. Can they get their guy?

The NFL draft is not so much a marathon weekend as it is a season of speculation and subterfuge, a made-for-TV mystery unfolding team by team across the league.
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April 18

NFL draft has potential to set a record for most players on offense selected in the first round

The NFL draft will be offensive.
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April 17
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:
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Find the latest Minnesota Vikings statistics along with NFL scores, standings and schedule.
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April 17
J.J. McCarthy of Michigan, left, and Drake Maye of North Carolina are the NFL quarterback prospects most often linked to the Vikings.

Vikings-New England trade? Patriots insider on that possibility.

Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston joined host Michael Rand for a look at next week's draft. The Patriots, like the Vikings, need a quarterback. But would New England trade the No. 3 pick?
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April 17
Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison, left, scores a touchdown as Minnesota defensive back Coleman Bryson (16) defends during the second half of an NCA

Much talent in draft at position where Vikings don't need much help

Third in a series: The Vikings don't need much help at receiver, but this is considered to be a very talented draft class for the teams that do.
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April 16
Vikings defensive coordinator Brian Flores said Tuesday, “I haven’t spent this much time with my family in an offseason in a while without a move

Flores returns to Vikings after getting no head coaching interviews

Vikings defensive coordinator Brian Flores spoke to reporters Tuesday about the team's offseason moves and what's in store for his second season in Minnesota.
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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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April 16

AP mock NFL draft 3.0: 8 trades, including 2 in the top 5 highlight AP's final mock draft

The NFL draft madness begins early in the final edition of the AP's 2024 mock draft.
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April 16

AP mock NFL draft 3.0: 8 trades, including 2 in the top 5 highlight AP's final mock draft

The NFL draft madness begins early in the final edition of the AP's 2024 mock draft.
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April 16

Browns QB Deshaun Watson throwing full speed after shoulder surgery, timetable for return unknown

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson said he's following a conservative plan as he recovers from major shoulder surgery, but that he's been able to throw at full speed.
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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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April 16
Minnesota Vikings’ tight end T.J. Hockenson takes to the podium for a news conference Monday at the TCO Performance Center in Eagann.

Hockenson says NFL needs to look at hit that injured his knee

Tight end T.J. Hockenson, whose 95 catches led the Vikings last season, could miss the start of the regular season following surgery in January to repair a torn ACL.
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April 16
Speaking to reporters Monday, Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell said, “The quarterback position is one where you may have 10 really smart coaches or per

O'Connell has spent life around QBs. Can that help Vikings draft one?

Kevin O'Connell has been an NFL quarterback, played with Tom Brady and coached the position. The Vikings head coach shared things he wants to see in a quarterback.
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April 15

T.J. Hockenson is recovering from an ACL repair and hoping the NFL outlaws the low hit that hurt him

For as smooth as the rehabilitation process has been for T.J. Hockenson since he tore the ACL in his right knee, the Minnesota Vikings tight end is not even halfway done with it.
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April 15

NFL's first medical summit brought teams together to collaborate on improving player safety

The NFL has implemented new rules, banned another type of tackle and introduced equipment aimed toward improving player safety.
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April 15

The Chiefs' Rashee Rice, facing charges from Texas car crash, will participate in offseason work

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that wide receiver Rashee Rice, who is facing charges that include aggravated assault as a result of a sports car crash in Texas, would participate in the team's voluntary offseason program beginning this week.
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April 15

Eagles lock in WR DeVonta Smith with 3-year contract extension

The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms with wide receiver DeVonta Smith on a three-year contract extension through the 2028 season on Monday.
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April 15
Star Tribune Vikings reporter Ben Goessling competes in the Hot Dash 10K on March 23 in Minneapolis. He will run his first Boston Marathon on Monday.

Training for Boston Marathon during a never-ending Vikings season

Interviews, free-agent signings and NFL injuries interrupted Vikings reporter Ben Goessling's training to prepare for the race. So how did he prepare to run in today's race?
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April 14

OJ Simpson's public life crossed decades and boundaries, leaving lasting echoes. Here are a few

and his acquittal in 1995 — had deep implications for how people talk about race and domestic violence.
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April 13
Vikings quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater, left, and Christian Ponder during training camp in 2014. They are two of the four quarterbacks the Vikings hav

Drafting QBs in the first round: How's that gone for Vikings?

The Vikings have drafted four quarterbacks in the first round in their 62-year history, and none higher than the 11th overall pick. That's where they are currently set to pick this year.