Quarterback Kellen Mond, right, at the Vikings’ rookie minicamp last week.

Vikings mailbag: Cousins' future? Mond's fit? Second-year breakouts?

This week, readers asked about the future of Vikings' quarterback situation, the player primed for a Year 2 breakout and the possible starting secondary.

Vikings claim center Cohl Cabral off waivers from Texans

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Cabral, a second-year pro, spent his rookie season on the Rams and Texans practice squads after going undrafted out of Arizona State.

Podcast: Evaluating the Vikings roster as offseason workouts begin

May 19
Podcast: Evaluating the Vikings roster as offseason workouts begin
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand take a broad look at the Vikings' 90-man roster, discuss the start of offseason workouts and take your questions.
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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 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.
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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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.
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June 11
Vikings defensive ends D.J. Wonnum (98) and Stephen Weatherly (91) at practice this spring.

Mailbag: What's up with Vikings pass rush? Who's the next free-agent signing?

There could be a connection between the new veteran cornerbacks and Danielle Hunter's future. Andrew Krammer explains that and more in response to your questions.
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June 10
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond, left, scrambles during practice Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Eagan, Minn. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via

Podcast: Cousins' security, defense under construction and a mailbag

The Access Vikings crew discusses Cousins' first comments since the Vikings drafted Kellen Mond, a work-in-progress defense, and your questions about free agents, Aaron Rodgers, and more.
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June 9
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during Wednesday’s practice.

Vikings OTA observations: Cousins connections boost two-minute drill

Under a scorching sun, quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Vikings passing game were equally hot Wednesday against a secondary that's a work in progress.
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June 7
Wide receiver Blake Proehl is getting $115,000 in guaranteed money from the Vikings.

Vikings guaranteed $345,000 to 2021 undrafted free agents

The total amount of guaranteed money is substantially less than the team gave to its undefeated rookies last year.
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June 3
Vikings sign former Titans cornerback Tye Smith

Vikings sign former Titans cornerback Tye Smith

Smith, who has seven career starts and one interception, has primarily been a reserve but started three games last season for Tennessee.
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June 3
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Podcast: What have we learned about Vikings rookies, including a pitcher-turned-punter?

Andrew Krammer is joined by Purple Insider's Matthew Coller to discuss spring storylines. Plus, punter Zach Von Rosenberg shares his journey from MLB pitcher to undrafted signee.
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June 3

Sloppy day for Vikings offense leads to four interceptions at practice

Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions as the passing game struggled to connect in the non-padded OTA session.
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June 2

Vikings will host Broncos in joint practices, with plans for fans at training camp

Some familiar sights — like fans in attendance and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on the field — are expected at Vikings training camp this summer.
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June 1
The Vikings cut tight end Kyle Rudolph in March, but the salary cap savings are going to hit this week.

Vikings' salary cap space is about to increase to $14 million

Tight end Kyle Rudolph was the first in a wave of Vikings cost-cutting moves in March, but the team designated him a "post-June 1" release. Here's what that means.
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May 27
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) celebrates after sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during the first half of an N

Podcast: OTA observations, Hunter's absence and ex-Vikings lineman Sirles visits

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap the first full Vikings practice open to reporters and discuss Danielle Hunter's absence. Krammer is also joined by ex-Vikings lineman Jeremiah Sirles.
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May 27
Dalvin Cook, right, at Wednesday’s workout. “I like to bring that kid out of everybody,” he said.

Cleveland switching sides among 8 things to know about Vikings' OTAs

During Wednesday's practice — the Vikings' third organized team activity this week — only two of five offensive line spots were the exact same as at the end of the 2020 season.
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May 17
Vikings rookies Evin Ksiezarczyk and Wyatt Davis practiced during rookie minicamp Friday.

Sources: Vikings expected to sign two players after tryouts

Tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk and cornerback Amari Henderson were among five tryout players at this weekend's rookie minicamp.
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May 14
Vikings’ first-round draft pick Christian Darrisaw from Virginia Tech.

Vikings have deals with at least five draft picks

The list includes first-round pick Christian Darrisaw, who agreed to his rookie deal on Friday.
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May 13
Podcast: Breaking down Vikings' 2021 schedule; chatting with ex-St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann

Podcast: Breaking down Vikings' 2021 schedule; chatting with ex-St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand have opinions about the Vikings' 2021 slate. Plus, former St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann joins to discuss his well-traveled year chasing pro football dreams in a pandemic.
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May 12
A Vikings fan went shirtless for much of the team’s game at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016.

More Vikings schedule dates: Dallas for Halloween, Packers at Lambeau in January

Pieces of the 2021 Vikings schedule are falling into place, with the official released scheduled for 7 p.m. They'll open at Cincinnati, face a tough November and visit Green Bay on a Sunday night.
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May 11
Vikings offensive guard Dru Samia, right, faces an uphill battle to keep his roster spot in 2021.

Five likely Vikings roster battles to watch during summer, training camp

Where could the Vikings' offseason additions create the most competition for spots on the 53-man roster? Here's a look at five likely battles to watch this summer.
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May 10
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Vikings mailbag: Draft regrets, roster strengths, where's the cap money?

Evaluating the Vikings roster after the draft, the team's incoming salary cap space, the offensive line and more.