Veteran running back, returner Abdullah re-signs with Vikings

Veteran running back, returner Abdullah re-signs with Vikings

The former Lions running back, who played behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, also was the Vikings’ top kick return man.

Sharpe hopes for easy transition to Vikings as Diggs' replacement

March 27
Tajae Sharpe was a Titan in 2018 when Matt LaFleur — whose system is akin to Gary Kubiak’s — called plays.
There's a link in the Vikings offense to Tennessee -- where Tajae Sharpe played for four seasons -- that runs through, of all places, Green Bay.

Terry Tausch, a seven-year starter for Vikings in 1980s, dies at 61

March 27
Running back Alfred Anderson was congratulated by Vikings teammates Leo Lewis (87), Terry Tausch (66) and Mike Jones (89) after Anderson threw a touch
Tausch, a second-round draft choice who played guard for the Vikings and won a Super Bowl with San Francisco, died Wednesday night at his home in Texas.

Crystal ball: Projecting the upcoming NFL schedule

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Rhodes repair ahead? Cornerback going to Colts as free agent

March 26
In his prime, Xavier Rhodes was assigned to cover an opponent's top receiver. But he was inconsistent during his last couple of seasons and thought he wasn't getting a fair deal from officials.
Vikings
March 27
Podcast: Vikings' defensive departures and free-agent moves

Podcast: Vikings' defensive departures and free-agent moves

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand keep their social distance while discussing Everson Griffen's departure, the Vikings' plan with safety Anthony Harris and the Michael Pierce signing.
Vikings
March 27
Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50 for you

Greatest sports movies? Our Virtual Happy Hour picked 50 for you

Ten Star Tribune staff members gathered after work (or during work for some) for a Virtual Happy Hour in which they compiled a list by holding a draft of the best sports movies. Here are their picks, video clips and more.
Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (23) dodged the tackle by Seattle Seahawks corner back DeShawn Shead (35) for a 45 yard run in the first hal
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March 27
NFL Draft will go on as scheduled -- but will rookies suffer the most?

NFL Draft will go on as scheduled -- but will rookies suffer the most?

Roger Goodell distributed an NFL-wide memo saying the draft will go on as planned while warning that anyone who criticizes the plan publicly “serves no useful purpose and is grounds for disciplinary action.”

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 13 3 0 .813 376 313 7-1 6-2
    Minnesota 10 6 0 .625 407 303 6-2 4-4
    Chicago 8 8 0 .500 280 298 4-4 4-4
    Detroit 3 12 1 .219 341 423 2-6 1-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 13 3 0 .813 458 341 6-2 7-1
    Atlanta 7 9 0 .438 381 399 3-5 4-4
    Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438 458 449 2-6 5-3
    Carolina 5 11 0 .313 340 470 2-6 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 9 7 0 .563 385 354 5-3 4-4
    Dallas 8 8 0 .500 434 321 5-3 3-5
    NY Giants 4 12 0 .250 341 451 2-6 2-6
    Washington 3 13 0 .188 266 435 1-7 2-6
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    San Francisco 13 3 0 .813 479 310 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 11 5 0 .688 405 398 4-4 7-1
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 394 364 5-3 4-4
    Arizona 5 10 1 .344 361 442 2-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Baltimore 14 2 0 .875 531 282 7-1 7-1
    Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 289 303 5-3 3-5
    Cleveland 6 10 0 .375 335 393 4-4 2-6
    Cincinnati 2 14 0 .125 279 420 2-6 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 10 6 0 .625 378 385 5-3 5-3
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 402 331 4-4 5-3
    Indianapolis 7 9 0 .438 361 373 5-3 2-6
    Jacksonville 6 10 0 .375 300 397 3-5 3-5
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 420 225 6-2 6-2
    Buffalo 10 6 0 .625 314 259 4-4 6-2
    NY Jets 7 9 0 .438 276 359 5-3 2-6
    Miami 5 11 0 .313 306 494 3-5 2-6
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 451 308 5-3 7-1
    Denver 7 9 0 .438 282 316 5-3 2-6
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 313 419 5-3 2-6
    Los Angeles 5 11 0 .313 337 345 2-6 3-5
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 3603
    S. Mannion MIN 126
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Mattison MIN 462
    M. Boone MIN 273
    A. Abdullah MIN 115
    K. Cousins MIN 63
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 1130
    D. Cook MIN 519
    A. Thielen MIN 418
    K. Rudolph MIN 367
    I. Smith Jr. MIN 311
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 110
    H. Smith MIN 85
    A. Barr MIN 79
    D. Hunter MIN 70
    X. Rhodes MIN 63
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    H. Smith MIN 3
    M. Alexander MIN 1
    A. Barr MIN 1
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    I. Odenigbo MIN 7.0
    J. Johnson MIN 3.5
    (3) Players 3.0
  • Rushing Yards
    C. McCaffrey CAR 1387
    E. Elliott DAL 1357
    C. Carson SEA 1230
    D. Cook MIN 1135
    A. Jones GB 1084
  • Receiving Yards
    M. Thomas NO 1725
    J. Jones ATL 1394
    C. Godwin TB 1333
    K. Golladay DET 1190
    A. Cooper DAL 1189
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 159
    B. Martinez GB 155
    J. Hicks ARI 150
    B. Baker ARI 147
    L. Kuechly CAR 144
  • Interceptions
    A. Harris MIN 6
    J. Jenkins NO 5
    K. King GB 5
    Q. Dunbar WAS 4
    (2) Players 4
  • Sacks
    S. Barrett TB 19.5
    C. Jones ARI 19.0
    C. Jordan NO 15.5
    D. Hunter MIN 14.5
    Z. Smith GB 13.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers LAC 4615
    T. Brady NE 4057
    D. Carr OAK 4054
    P. Mahomes KC 4031
    D. Watson HOU 3852
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Henry TEN 1540
    N. Chubb CLE 1494
    L. Jackson BAL 1206
    L. Fournette JAX 1152
    J. Jacobs OAK 1150
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Kelce KC 1229
    D. Parker MIA 1202
    K. Allen LAC 1199
    J. Landry CLE 1174
    D. Hopkins HOU 1165
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Cunningham HOU 137
    T. Davis DEN 134
    J. Schobert CLE 133
    J. Baker MIA 124
    A. Walker IND 123
  • Interceptions
    S. Gilmore NE 6
    T. White BUF 6
    K. Byard TEN 5
    M. Fitzpatrick PIT 5
    (4) Players 5
  • Sacks
    T. Watt PIT 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 11.5
    B. Dupree PIT 11.5
    J. Houston IND 11.0
    J. Allen JAX 10.5
Vikings
March 27
Teddy Bridgewater was 5-0 filling in for the injured Drew Brees last year with the Saints before signing with Carolina.

'I'm a winner.' Patience pays off for ex-Vikings QB Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater took the long way around, recovering from a catastrophic knee injury to reclaim an NFL starting quarterback job.
Vikings
March 26
Vikings re-sign veteran offensive lineman Brett Jones

Vikings re-sign veteran offensive lineman Brett Jones

The Vikings are bringing offensive lineman Brett Jones back on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum ($910,000), a source confirmed.
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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March 26
Minnesota Vikings' Jaleel Johnson (94) sacked Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in 2019.

Hartman: Young players need to rise up for Vikings

It's hard to believe the team has lost so many quality players in such a short time. And it also shows how quickly the team is going to have to rebuild.
Vikings
March 25
Tajae Sharpe of the Titans was defended by New England’s Jonathan Jones during a playoff victory by Tennessee on Jan. 4 in Foxborough, Mass.

Vikings add receiver Tajae Sharpe, defensive lineman Anthony Zettel

Sharpe caught 25 passes for four touchdowns last season for Tennessee. He also caught seven passes against the Vikings in his pro debut. Zettel has played for four teams in three seasons.
Vikings
March 25

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Vikings
March 24
Source: Vikings signing former XFL linebacker Gates

Source: Vikings signing former XFL linebacker Gates

DeMarquis Gates was starring in the XFL before the season shut down and was the leading tackler in the short history of the Alliance of American Football.
Vikings
March 24
Vikings Mailbag: Five classic Vikings games while you're stuck at home

Vikings Mailbag: Five classic Vikings games while you're stuck at home

The NFL is offering free access to game replays dating back to 2009 and we have a list of five of the best Vikings games from that era.
Vikings
March 24
Rudolph, Thielen, Barr among Vikings helping during COVID-19 outbreak

Rudolph, Thielen, Barr among Vikings helping during COVID-19 outbreak

As people across the U.S. and Minnesota grapple with the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak, several Vikings are working through their foundations and charitable partners to help.
Vikings
March 24
Can new Vikings nose tackle Pierce mimic Linval Joseph's skills?

Can new Vikings nose tackle Pierce mimic Linval Joseph's skills?

Replacing Linval Joseph will be easier said than done, but new Vikings nose tackle Michael Pierce started off on the right foot last week when describing his style of play.
Vikings
March 23
Everson Griffen, the longest-tenured Vikings player and a fixture at defensive end, said his goodbyes on Friday.

'Young man's game.' Vikings' player exits prove Zimmer's point

Less than two days after their season ended with a playoff loss to San Francisco, coach Mike Zimmer gave a telling assessment of how the team's offseason would go. It's coming true in NFL free agency.
Vikings
March 23
What's next? Free-agent fits for the Vikings' biggest needs

What's next? Free-agent fits for the Vikings' biggest needs

Even with recent roster moves, Vikings' salary cap space is among the smallest in the NFL. But there are players who could be had without spending a lot.
Vikings
March 23
With talent out the door, 2020 will test Vikings' coaching and systems

With talent out the door, 2020 will test Vikings' coaching and systems

The Vikings are remaking themselves on the fly and showing a willingness to make painful salary-cap based decisions. What does that make in terms of coaching and the team's 'system?'
Vikings
March 23

What to watch Monday: Patriots vs. Rams, Super Bowl XXXVI

What to watch Monday NFL NETWORK, 9 P.M.   Tom Brady became the Patriots’ starting QB during the 2001 season. He was a relative unknown…
Vikings
March 22
NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith spoke in the leadup to the Super Bowl on Jan. 30 in Miami Beach, Fla.

Reusse: NFL players led by dunderhead union boss

Most negotiators would not be as proud as DeMaurice Smith seems to be about producing a deal with a lower cut of revenues and a grant of unchallenged power to a power-mad commissioner.
Vikings
March 22
Dalvin Cook’s talents as an NFL running back are indisputable, but he has been injury-prone in his first three seasons and he is entering the last y

Souhan: Vikings need Dalvin Cook now more than ever

After all of their roster changes, the Vikings are now more dependent on Cook remaining healthy and performing spectacularly than they were even last year.
Vikings
March 21
Cornerback Mackensie Alexander departed the Vikings as a free agent to sign with Cincinnati.

Vikings' comings and goings (mostly goings)

A look at the roster turnover of the past week.
Vikings
March 21
Teddy Bridgewater will head to Carolina after two years with NFC South rival New Orleans.

A week of NFL free-agent moves

While the rest of the sports world was silent, the NFL began its league year with moves galore.

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