Tight end Kyle Rudolph played in 140 regular-season games for the Vikings over 10 seasons.

Vikings release tight end Rudolph

In 10 seasons in Minnesota, the Vikings' longest-tenured player had 453 receptions and 48 touchdowns.

Vikings draft: Do the Vikings need another young cornerback?

March 2
Vikings draft: Do the Vikings need another young cornerback?
Mike Zimmer likes what the Vikings have in cornerbacks Jeff Gladney and Cameron Dantzler. But is the team stocked well enough at that position?

Vikings draft: Receiver prospects to know as pro days get underway

March 1
Vikings draft: Receiver prospects to know as pro days get underway
Pro days start at several college football programs will fill in for the NFL scouting combine, which was canceled amid the pandemic. Here are some prospects who could fill the Vikings' needs.
Vikings
March 2

Where Kyle Rudolph ranks in most receiving touchdowns by a Viking

Can you name the other four players tight end Kyle Rudolph trails with his 48 career receiving touchdowns with the Purple?
Colleges
February 28
Former NFL player, CBS football analyst and Macalester athletic director Irv Cross has died at 81. He was AD at Macalester (shown in 2002) from 1999-2

Irv Cross, television sports pioneer, dead at 81

The former NFL cornerback later and part of the crew that transformed pro football pregame shows was Macalester College's athletic director in the 2000s.
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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February 28
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins still has two years and $66 million remaining on his contract.

Souhan: Cousins is the Vikings' quarterback, for better or for worse

The rumors of Kirk Cousins potentially being traded away from the Vikings are out there. But unlike up to 18 other teams in the NFL this offseason, the Vikings won't be making a change under center.
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February 26
Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) pulls in a 2-yard touchdown pass after getting past Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) and afety Anthony Har

Vikings mailbag: Expectations for free agency? Potential cuts? Safety options?

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman typically slow plays free agency, and the circumstances this offseason likely won't change in that regard.
Randball
February 25
Russell Wilson would consider going to four teams, including ... the Bears?

Russell Wilson would consider going to four teams, including ... the Bears?

Wilson's messy offseason in Seattle got a little more interesting Thursday. The Seahawks QB reportedly isn't demanding a trade, but he's saying where he'd be willing to go.
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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February 25
Podcast:  Everything you need to know about the NFL draft

Podcast: Everything you need to know about the NFL draft

Former Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen joins host Michael Rand to take listeners behind the scenes of everything that happens as a young player tries to get drafted
Vikings
February 25
Marc Richards and Sam Walczak

Can they win the big one? Minnesota team in finals of NFL 'Big Data Bowl.'

The team, including three friends from St. Olaf College, has won $15,000 for a presentation on identifying defensive coverages and evaluating player performance.

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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
February 24
Podcast: Vikings need cap space for free agency; where's it coming from?

Podcast: Vikings need cap space for free agency; where's it coming from?

A look at the offseason possibilities for a Vikings front office that may need to release a key contributor or two while also reworking other contracts on the current roster.
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Vikings
February 24
Antoine Winfield Jr. was fined for his peace sign gesture towards Tyreek Hill towards the end of Super Bowl LV earlier this month. Winfield Jr. decide

Winfield Jr. turned taunting fine into a charitable act

The former Gophers safety has been working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Youth Leadership Group and came up with an idea to put his Super Bowl fine to good use.
Randball
February 24
Vikings coach Jerry Burns, Herschel Walker and general manger Mile Lynn. Photo: Brian Peterson, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Deshaun Watson to Vikings proposal sounds like Herschel Walker deal

Every proposed deal suggested by national media members adds more parts the Vikings would seemingly need to give up.
Sports
February 24
Podcast: Answering the four biggest questions in Minnesota sports

Podcast: Answering the four biggest questions in Minnesota sports

Wolves, Twins, Gophers and Vikings provide fodder for columnist Chip Scoggins and Michael Rand on today's podcast. Also, thoughts on Chris Finch's debut and trade talks.
Sports
February 23

Star Tribune sports survey: Will you go to games when fans are allowed?

It's been nearly a year since fans could attend sporting events in large numbers. Tell us what you're missing about live sports.
Access Vikings
February 21
Dalvin Cook is letting others do the running this offseason.

Vikings' Cook tries out team ownership, but fans call the shots

The star running back is a part-owner of a team in Fan Controlled Football, the latest start-up league trying to capture attention in the NFL offseason.
Sports
February 19
Podcast: How tonight's Wolves foe built a winner, the Wentz-Cousins connection and more

Podcast: How tonight's Wolves foe built a winner, the Wentz-Cousins connection and more

Michael Rand is joined by Toronto Raptors executive Teresa Resch and then ponders the impact of the Carson Wentz trade on a Kirk Cousins deal.
Randball
February 18
The Colts gave up two draft picks to acquire Carson Wentz from the Eagles.

Wentz trade for two draft picks naturally leads to Kirk Cousins thoughts

You can see how the deal makes sense for both the Eagles and Colts. Does it have anything to do with the Vikings?
Randball
February 16
DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes for a 42 yard touchdown during the second quarter of the College Football Playoff National Champio

Would the Vikings take another wide receiver? One mock draft says yes

On the long list of things the Vikings need in order to upgrade their overall performance, the offensive line and defensive line help are top priorities. But what if they addressed a 'want' instead of a 'need' with their first pick.
Local
February 16
Arete joins several other sports-related tenants at the Vikings Lake development in Eagan. Above, the 14-story, 320-room Omni Viking Lakes hotel opene

Lacrosse joins Vikings' Eagan campus as Arete Sport moves in

Burnsville upstart Arete will move in next month and stage summer event.
Sports
February 15
Podcast: Hold Steady's Craig Finn on music, Minnesota sports, Moss' 'moon'

Podcast: Hold Steady's Craig Finn on music, Minnesota sports, Moss' 'moon'

Finn, frontman for The Hold Steady, still considers himself a big Minnesota sports fan, and tells stories about the Randy Moss "moon" game at Lambeau Field, buying counterfeit Twins/Yankees playoff tickets and more. Plus a big local sports weekend and an NFL hot take.
Sports
February 15
How local players such as (clockwise from upper left) Danielle Hunter, Kirill Kaprizov, Byron Buxton and Karl-Anthony Towns fare will go a long way in

Souhan: A dozen dreams of better times for Minnesota sports teams

Better times are ahead, and in sports as well as life, better times require health and normalcy. Here's a list of what could make 2021 an uncommonly good sports year.
Vikings
February 13
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl LV

Souhan: NFL predictions for 2020 were correct except on a few ...

Once again this NFL season, this columnist was correct about everything. Well, almost - er, maybe not.