C.J. Ham and his wife, Stephanie, and their growing family.

More than a parent, Vikings' Ham knows he has to work at being a dad

Vikings fullback C. J. Ham has two young daughters and an infant son at home. "Anybody can be a parent," he said. "... to be a mom or a dad is a totally different thing"

Neal: Educating a first-round draft pick. Darrisaw placed in tough spot.

June 18
Vikings rookie Christian Darrisaw
Vikings first-round pick Christian Darrisaw is finding out what it takes to be the offensive lineman charged with guarding his quarterback's blind side in the NFL.

Vikings, Bears will be forever linked by drafting Darrisaw and Fields

June 18
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields works on the field during NFL football practice this week.
Decisions during the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft could define the Vikings and Bears for the next several years, for better or worse.
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June 19
Wendy Blackshaw is CEO of the relatively new Minnesota Sports and Events, trying to attract major sporting events to the state.

Minnesota events group aims to see Olympians swimming on top of Vikings turf

New nonprofit working to bring more national sports events to Twin Cities.
Vikings
June 17
Coordinator Klint Kubiak (right) and quarterbacks coach Andrew Janocko (left) watch quarterback Nate Stanley (14) throw at Vikings minicamp.

Vikings' Kubiak getting 'on-the-spot' play-calling training

Kubiak, the 34-year-old rookie offensive coordinator, said he's been given "valuable repetition" this spring feeling out how he'll call plays in varied game situations.
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
June 17
The Vikings will welcome fans back to training camp in late July.

Vikings' training camp plans include charging for some practices

For the first time, the team will charge for tickets to four practices, including a U.S. Bank Stadium scrimmage on Aug. 7 for up to 20,000 fans.
Access Vikings
June 17
Podcast: Hunter, Richardson contracts end Vikings' spring with a bang

Podcast: Hunter, Richardson contracts end Vikings' spring with a bang

Danielle Hunter and Sheldon Richardson are back, and the prospects for the 2021 Vikings defense are looking up. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand discuss on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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June 17
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

Will NFL's rules on COVID vaccines cause a divide in locker rooms?

The league has more or less created incentives for players to get vaccinated — and hurdles for those who aren't. Will that cause tension on teams that surely will have both?
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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Vikings
June 17
Kevin Williams, in 2013

Kevin Williams shocked by being picked for Vikings' Ring of Honor

The former Vikings defenive tackle wore John Randle's number, so he knew he had to be good.
Vikings
June 16
Danielle Hunter (99) with Vikings assistant head coach Andre Patterson.

Vikings' Hunter says he feels 100% healthy

Star defensive end Danielle Hunter spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday since suffering a herniated disc in his neck last August.

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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
Access Vikings
June 16
Eric Kendricks jokes with Anthony Barr (55) during minicamp.

Vikings minicamp: Eric Kendricks shines on Day 2

The linebacker intercepted Kirk Cousins during an 11-on-11 drill, and broke up a Kellen Mond pass in 7-on-7. Here are five observations from today's workouts.
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
June 16
Mike Zimmer at Vikings minicamp on Tuesday.

Zimmer: Unvaccinated NFL players 'are going to have a harder time'

As multiple Vikings players say they're not yet vaccinated, Zimmer said those unvaccinated players will "have a hard time during the season" amid the NFL's strict protocols.
Vikings
June 16
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches his players during the first day of minicamp.

Scoggins: Zimmer takes stick of dynamite to defense after dreadful 2020

Adding 11 defensive free agents gave coach Mike Zimmer everything he wanted to reconstruct the Vikings defense, including the return of Danielle Hunter.
Sports
June 16
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson (9) chat during NFL football minicamp practice Tuesday, J

Podcast: Follow the Vikings money and a peeved Lynx coach Reeve

Football writer Ben Goessling visits the Daily Delivery to talk about a newsy week with the Vikings and Michael Rand reacts to Cheryl Reeve's reaction after an ugly Lynx loss.
Vikings
June 16
Vikings assistant head coach Andre Patterson talks with defensive linemen Sheldon Richardson (9) and Danielle Hunter (99) at Tuesday’s minicamp.

Sheldon Richardson calls return to the Vikings a 'perfect fit'

The defensive tackle got $3 million in guaranteed money from Minnesota on a one-year deal that reunites him with coach Andre Patterson.
Vikings
June 15
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) took a limited part in drills during the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday in Eagan.

Hunter is mostly a spectator as the Vikings begin minicamp

Star defensive end Danielle Hunter returned to the practice fields at TCO Performance Center for the first time since September after restructuring his contract.
Vikings
June 15
Kellen Mond at practice Tuesday.

Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond signs his rookie contract

Mond, the third-round pick out of Texas A&M, became the eighth of 11 draft picks to sign his four-year rookie deal.
Access Vikings
June 15
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) watched his teammates during the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday in Eagan.

Vikings minicamp: Zimmer ends practice early after barrage of touchdown passes

Kirk Cousins, Jake Browning, and Kellen Mond threw touchdowns on their final passes during the first of three minicamp practices. Here are nine observations from the workout.
Vikings
June 15
Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson played for Cleveland last season.

Defensive tackle Richardson reaches deal to return to Vikings

Sheldon Richardson, 30, was released by the Browns in April to save salary cap space after playing two years into a three-year deal he signed upon leaving Minnesota in 2018.
Randball
June 15
Danielle Hunter chased Aaron Rodgers when the Packers and Vikings played in 2019.

Where Packers have failed with Rodgers (so far), Vikings succeed with Hunter

A short-term solution doesn't cure everything, but it should at least make Danielle Hunter and the Vikings satisfied. That's a far cry from the situation in Green Bay.
Sports
June 15
Hunter back (for 2021), Buxton back (but not playing) and why musicians love hoops

Hunter back (for 2021), Buxton back (but not playing) and why musicians love hoops

Today's Daily Delivery podcast features an eclectic mix of Vikings contract news, Byron Buxton's injury situation and a visit with Minneapolis indie rocker Claire de Lune on the link between musicians and the NBA.
Vikings
June 15
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter in 2019.

Hunter reports to Vikings minicamp after agreeing to new contract

The Vikings and star defensive end Danielle Hunter have resolved the issue of the pass rusher's unhappiness with his current deal.
Vikings
June 14
Sorting out changes along the offensive line alongside tackle Brian O’Neill (75) is but one of the areas the Vikings will be working on during their

Four major story lines to sort out as the Vikings begin minicamp

Danielle Hunter's status and changes in the secondary are among the team's top stories to watch this week at the team's mandatory minicamp.