Michael Pierce at his first video conference as a Viking in 2021 on Wednesday.

A year after signing, Pierce prepares to join Vikings on the field

The team's free agent prize of 2020 opted out of the season because of COVID-19 and got 'an early snapshot of retirement.'

Vikings promote Patterson to assistant head coach

April 14
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The team announced what are expected to be the final changes to their 2021 coaching staff. Andre Patterson's promotion follows his move from defensive line coach to co-defensive coordinator last year.

Podcast: Vikings secondary in flux, Michael Pierce and offseason workouts

April 14
Podcast: Vikings secondary in flux, Michael Pierce and offseason workouts
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss personnel changes in the defensive backfield, the return of Michael Pierce and more.
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Brett Favre was helped off the field in the 3rd quarter of the 2009 NFC title game.

Coming to Netflix: Heartwarming story of Sean Payton's 'Bountygate' suspension

Filming is reportedly set to start later this year on a movie about the year Payton spent coaching sixth-grade football after being suspended.
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April 7
Eric Wilson (50) celebrated one of his three interceptions last season.

Former Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson joins the Eagles

The free agent agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal in Philadelphia, where he will again be teammates with safety Anthony Harris
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) and s running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated a defensive turnover at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday Septem
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Vikings
April 7
Nick Vigil

First, rodeo, then football for new Vikings linebacker Nick Vigil

Vigil was 10 years old when his mother determined that a career in football was a safer option for her rodeo-loving sons.
Nfl
April 6
Aaron Rodgers at the lectern for his guest host stint on “Jeopardy!”

Aaron Rodgers has fun at his own expense while hosting 'Jeopardy!'

The Packers star is hosting the show for the next two weeks and is already getting some good-natured ribbing from contestants.
Vikings
April 6
Jeff Gladney

Vikings cornerback Gladney accused of assaulting woman in Texas

A Dallas TV reported that the woman said Jeff Gladney struck her "with closed fists, causing pain in the side of her ribs, in the stomach and the back, and hitting her with an open hand across the head."
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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April 5
Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater participates in the school’s Pro Day football workout for NFL scouts on March 9.

ESPN analyst predicts Vikings will draft Big Ten offensive lineman

Todd McShay's latest mock draft has Northwestern lineman Rashawn Slater going to the Vikings in the first round. McShay expanded on that during a conference call Monday.
Vikings
April 1
Even though injuries clobbered last year’s defense, Mike Zimmer’s postseason assessment also revealed the need for some schematic changes he plans

Rejuvenated by new defensive talent, Zimmer looking ahead to changes

The Vikings have signed six free agents, all defenders, and head coach Mike Zimmer is ready to make some schematic changes for the 2021 season.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 509 369 7-1 6-2
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 372 370 3-5 5-3
    Minnesota 7 9 0 .438 430 475 3-5 4-4
    Detroit 5 11 0 .313 377 519 1-7 4-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 12 4 0 .750 482 337 6-2 6-2
    Tampa Bay 11 5 0 .688 492 355 5-3 6-2
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 350 402 2-6 3-5
    Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 396 414 2-6 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 7 9 0 .438 335 329 3-5 4-4
    NY Giants 6 10 0 .375 280 357 3-5 3-5
    Dallas 6 10 0 .375 395 473 4-4 2-6
    Philadelphia 4 11 1 .281 334 418 3-4 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 12 4 0 .750 459 371 7-1 5-3
    Los Angeles 10 6 0 .625 372 296 6-2 4-4
    Arizona 8 8 0 .500 410 367 4-4 4-4
    San Francisco 6 10 0 .375 376 390 1-7 5-3
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 12 4 0 .750 416 312 7-1 5-3
    Baltimore 11 5 0 .688 468 303 5-3 6-2
    Cleveland 11 5 0 .688 408 419 6-2 5-3
    Cincinnati 4 11 1 .281 311 424 3-5 1-6
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tennessee 11 5 0 .688 491 439 5-3 6-2
    Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 451 362 6-2 5-3
    Houston 4 12 0 .250 384 464 2-6 2-6
    Jacksonville 1 15 0 .063 306 492 1-7 0-8
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Buffalo 13 3 0 .813 501 375 7-1 6-2
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 404 338 5-3 5-3
    New England 7 9 0 .438 326 353 5-3 2-6
    NY Jets 2 14 0 .125 243 457 1-7 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 14 2 0 .875 473 362 6-2 8-0
    Las Vegas 8 8 0 .500 434 478 2-6 6-2
    Los Angeles 7 9 0 .438 384 426 4-4 3-5
    Denver 5 11 0 .313 323 446 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 4265
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1557
    A. Mattison MIN 434
    K. Cousins MIN 156
    M. Boone MIN 59
    A. Abdullah MIN 42
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jefferson MIN 1400
    A. Thielen MIN 925
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 365
    D. Cook MIN 361
    K. Rudolph MIN 334
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Wilson MIN 121
    E. Kendricks MIN 107
    A. Harris MIN 104
    H. Smith MIN 89
    J. Gladney MIN 81
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 5
    E. Kendricks MIN 3
    E. Wilson MIN 3
    C. Dantzler MIN 2
    (2) Players 1
  • Sacks
    I. Odenigbo MIN 3.5
    E. Wilson MIN 3.0
    D. Wonnum MIN 3.0
    H. Mata'afa MIN 2.5
    J. Johnson MIN 1.5
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady TB 4633
    M. Ryan ATL 4581
    A. Rodgers GB 4299
    K. Cousins MIN 4265
    R. Wilson SEA 4212
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1557
    A. Jones GB 1104
    D. Montgomery CHI 1070
    E. Elliott DAL 979
    R. Jones II TB 978
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins ARI 1407
    J. Jefferson MIN 1400
    D. Adams GB 1374
    C. Ridley ATL 1374
    D. Metcalf SEA 1303
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    J. Smith DAL 154
    B. Martinez NYG 151
    D. White TB 140
    R. Smith CHI 139
    B. Wagner SEA 138
  • Interceptions
    Q. Diggs SEA 5
    H. Smith MIN 5
    C. Davis III TB 4
    K. Fuller WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    A. Donald LAR 13.5
    T. Hendrickson NO 13.5
    H. Reddick ARI 12.5
    Z. Smith GB 12.5
    L. Williams NYG 11.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Watson HOU 4823
    P. Mahomes KC 4740
    J. Allen BUF 4544
    J. Herbert LAC 4336
    P. Rivers IND 4169
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 2027
    J. Taylor IND 1169
    J. Robinson JAX 1070
    N. Chubb CLE 1067
    J. Jacobs LV 1065
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs BUF 1535
    T. Kelce KC 1416
    T. Hill KC 1276
    D. Waller LV 1196
    B. Cooks HOU 1150
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 163
    J. Schobert JAX 141
    D. Leonard IND 132
    N. Hewitt NYJ 131
    A. Johnson DEN 124
  • Interceptions
    X. Howard MIA 10
    J. Jackson NE 9
    T. Mathieu KC 6
    J. Simmons DEN 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 15.0
    M. Garrett CLE 12.0
    S. Tuitt PIT 11.0
    D. Buckner IND 9.5
    (2) Players 9.0
Vikings
March 31
Injured Danielle Hunter (99) watched a practice during training camp in August.

Zimmer isn't concerned about Hunter's injury or contract

In his first news conference since January, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer also expressed support for the offensive line and new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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Vikings
March 31
Dakota Dozier

Vikings re-sign starting left guard Dakota Dozier

The 29-year-old played his first five seasons with the New York Jets.
Vikings
March 31
Adam Thielen worked for extra yardage vs. the Chargers in 2019.

Schedule expanded for 1st time in 44 years, Vikings add game with Chargers

The NFL Players Association agreed to a 17-game season as soon as 2021 as part of the 2020 collective bargaining agreement. The 2021 schedule comes out in late April.
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March 30
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers at the end of the Vikings’ 39-10 win in 2019

NFL approving 17th game means Vikings visit Chargers in 2021

The Vikings will visit the Chargers for the second time in three years as part of the league's new schedule
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March 29
Vikings' secondary overhaul gives them options for 2021

Vikings' secondary overhaul gives them options for 2021

Patrick Peterson, Mackensie Alexander and Xavier Woods should give the Vikings the experience and depth they lacked.
Vikings
March 27
Cowboys free safety Xavier Woods during a game in Cincinnati in December.

Shoring up defense, Vikings will sign former Cowboys safety Xavier Woods

The former Cowboys safety comes to the team on a one-year deal worth up to $2.25 million.
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March 27
Browns super fan “Big Dawg,” aka John Thompson, walked across the deserted field at Cleveland Stadium after the Browns’ 26-10 victory over the C

Keenan McCardell was one of the last of the original Browns

The new Vikings receivers coach still vividly remembered the team's final days in Cleveland before it left to become the Baltimore Ravens.
Vikings
March 27
Keenan McCardell joins the Vikings after spending the past four seasons coaching the Jaguars, one of the many teams he played for during his long NFL

Vikings receivers coach McCardell knows all about perseverance

On the NFL: A no-quit mentality kept driving Keenan McCardell as a player, and now as a coach.
Vikings
March 26
ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ • anthony.souffle@startribune.com  Cornerback Mackensie Alexander, a 2016 second-round draft pick, spent four seasons with the Viki

After year away, Vikings bring back Alexander to bolster secondary

The 2016 second-round draft pick, who departed last year for the Bengals, is the second significant cornerback signing of free agency.
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March 26
Vikings offensive line and quarterback Kirk Cousins during a September game against the Titans.

Mailbag: What about the offensive line? Vikings' next biggest need?

Andrew Krammer answers reader questions about the team's offensive line needs, the ideal third receiver and the state of the NFC North
Vikings
March 25
Mason Cole (52) celebrated a touchdown with Christian Kirk (13) for Arizona in October.

Vikings acquire offensive lineman Cole from Cardinals

The team sent a sixth-round draft pick to Arizona for Mason Cole, who started 14 games at center last season. He could play guard for the Vikings.
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March 25
Vikings running back Ameer Abdullah (31) celebrated with teammates after scoring on a touchdown against the Lions in November.

Re-signing running back Abdullah gives Vikings special teams muscle

Ameer Abdullah, the 27-year-old former Lions draft pick, provides depth to the backfield with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.
Vikings
March 24
Podcast: Vikings get defensive in free agency; what's next?

Podcast: Vikings get defensive in free agency; what's next?

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss free agency and answer your questions about the offensive line, secondary and the NFL draft.