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Center Tyler Linderbaum is the latest pro-ready prospect from Iowa, which has turned out plenty of offensive linemen.

Draft preview: New leaders take on Vikings' ongoing offensive line situation

GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and coach Kevin O'Connell get to try their hand at the problem that plagued Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer as much as any other.

Vikings draft preview: Pickett, Willis lead unheralded quarterback class

April 20, 2022
Quarterback Kenny Pickett at Pittsburgh’s pro day in March.
Kenny Pickett, after a breakout season at Pittsburgh, and Malik Willis, a rare and raw talent from Liberty, could rise to the top of what's considered a lackluster group.
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Who will Vikings pick at No. 12? Is Kirk Cousins here forever?

April 14, 2022
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Almost everyone is projecting them to take a cornerback — which is a smart and logical move — but other options are in play.
October 5, 2022
Podcast: Vikings take 3-1 start into matchup with rebuilding Bears

Podcast: Vikings take 3-1 start into matchup with rebuilding Bears

Andrew Krammer is joined by Matthew Coller of Purple Insider to discuss the Vikings offense, what they think of Justin Fields and the Bears, and they talk what's been expected and unexpected through four games.
September 25, 2022
Vikings safety Harrison Smith, left, who will miss Sunday’s game with a concussion, posed for photo with fan Jeff Stebbins.

Vikings-Lions inactives: Eric Kendricks will play through toe injury

Kendricks was a late addition to the injury report Friday with a toe issue that limited him in practice. The Vikings defense will not have safety Harrison Smith against the Lions.
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July 28, 2022
Vikings Head Coach Kevin O’Connell leads on the field during the first day of Vikings training camp at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan, Minn., o

Cousins, O'Connell and other Vikings camp story lines

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss Kirk Cousins-Kevin O'Connell, Irv Smith Jr.'s recovery, Justin Jefferson's outlook, the new defense and more.
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June 9, 2022
Less physicality is more for Kevin O'Connell's Vikings this offseason

Less physicality is more for Kevin O'Connell's Vikings this offseason

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the new regime taking a less is more approach to spring practices, what we learned from assistant coaches and the recent Cooper Kupp extension through Justin Jefferson's lens.
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June 3, 2022
Safeties like rookie Lewis Cine are expected to be a big part of the Vikings’ transition to Ed Donatell’s defense.

Vikings mailbag: Another free agent? Secondary depth? No. 1 weakness to fix?

The current outlook at cornerback and receiver, some interesting available free agents, last year's weaknesses and the defensive transition are among your questions.
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June 3, 2022
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray tackled by Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) and Chicago Bears defensive end Jonathan Bullar

Vikings release Willekes, sign veteran defensive end Bullard

Jonathan Bullard, 28, reunites with two Vikings assistant coaches from his past. He's played with five teams over his seven-season career.
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June 2, 2022
Vikings Head Coach Kevin O’Connell takes to the field at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan, Minn., on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.    ] Elizabeth Flor

Vikings wrap OTAs with receiver outlook in flux, 'player ownership' underway

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss what one play in OTAs says about rookie coach Kevin O'Connell's approach on offense and much more.
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May 20, 2022
Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (43) could get more work in the nickel defense in his second season in the NFL.

Vikings mailbag: Which rookies and second-year players will step up?

The defensive shift from Mike Zimmer's 4-3 defensive front to 3-4 schemes and need for depth on offense will open up roles for younger players.
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The Star Tribune's NFL prediction contest is on. Can you outpick your friends and other fans?
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May 19, 2022
Tasks ahead for O'Connell, Vikings led by retooling the defense

Tasks ahead for O'Connell, Vikings led by retooling the defense

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the defensive changes, O'Connell's approach, the 2021 and 2022 draft classes and more in this episode of the Access Vikings podcast.
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May 1, 2022
Notre Dame ‘s Josh Adams tries to evade Miami ‘s Zach McCloud.

Vikings guarantee $250,000 to land undrafted edge rusher McCloud

Zach McCloud, 24, played off-ball linebacker and edge rusher for the Hurricanes, and the Vikings ponied up to sign the athletic defender as another pass-rushing option.
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April 30, 2022
Podcast: Vikings load up on DBs and pass receivers to division rivals

Podcast: Vikings load up on DBs and pass receivers to division rivals

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' additions in the secondary in the NFL draft, as well as the passing of receivers to the Lions and Packers in the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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No NFL receiver has gained as many yards in his first two seasons as the Minnesota Vikings' 23-year-old superstar. He dominates on nearly any route from any alignment. What can he accomplish in Year 3?
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April 27, 2022
Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. works out at LSU’s Pro Day for NFL coaches and scouts on April 6.

Draft preview: Heard this before? Vikings need to invest in cornerbacks

The team has taken four cornerbacks in the first round since 2013 — and it won't be a surprise if they select yet another one on Thursday night.
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April 26, 2022
Podcast: Reading tea leaves on GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first Vikings draft

Podcast: Reading tea leaves on GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first Vikings draft

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss Adofo-Mensa's pre-draft press conference, including their options at pick No. 12, whether they stay there and what positions they might value.
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April 26, 2022
Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux has compared himself to former No. 1-overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.

Draft preview: Deep edge rusher class could benefit Vikings' defense

The Vikings defensive line could use depth on both the edge and interior in the new 3-4 front under coordinator Ed Donatell.
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April 24, 2022
Drake London’s size and route-running ability make him one of the top prospects in this draft class.

Draft preview: Adding receiver may be tempting to Vikings

The Vikings may consider using one of their first three picks on a receiver who could develop alongside Justin Jefferson.
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April 23, 2022
Iowa State running back Breece Hall finished last year with 1,472 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Draft preview: Vikings set at RB, but there's another Cook in the pipeline

Few, if any, running backs are expected to be taken in the first round. Iowa State's Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook's brother James are among the top prospects.
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April 22, 2022
Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd runs a drill at the scouting combine last month. He could be someone the Vikings draft.

Draft preview: New defensive plan alters Vikings' needs at linebacker

Injury concerns and question marks about depth across the board make this a position the Vikings can't ignore despite adding linebackers in free agency.
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April 22, 2022
New Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah at a news conference last month.

Vikings mailbag: Trade scenarios, positions of need and a draft strategy

How will new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah approach his first NFL draft for the Vikings? How will the Vikings use the 12th pick in the first round?
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April 21, 2022
Ohio State tight end Jeremy Ruckert (being lifted) celebrates a fourth-quarter touchdown against Penn State in October 2020.

Draft preview: Vikings could find depth in this year's tight end class

While there isn't a tight end likely to be drafted in the first round — as there's been in four of the past five years — the Vikings should have options for finding a back-up to Irv Smith Jr.
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March 25, 2022
Vikings linebacker Za’Darius Smith at his introductory news conference this week.

Smith's deal gives Vikings pay-as-they-go salary cap flexibility

Za'Darius Smith can earn up to $47 million in his three-year deal. But if things don't work out, the Vikings will be on the hook for only a small fracture of that amount.