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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
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 20
'Thank you for the love': Griffen, Diggs post farewells to Vikings fans

'Thank you for the love': Griffen, Diggs post farewells to Vikings fans

First, Stefon Diggs posted his farewell to Vikings fans after this week’s trade to Buffalo. Then, Everson Griffen did the same on Friday afternoon after his agent broke off negotiations with the Vikings..
Vikings
March 19
Kicker Dan Bailey agrees to three-year contract extension with Vikings

Kicker Dan Bailey agrees to three-year contract extension with Vikings

Bailey, entering his 10th NFL season, enjoyed a rebound last season while eclipsing 93% conversion on field goals for the fourth time in his career.
Vikings
March 19
Safety Kearse leaving Vikings for a one-year deal with Detroit

Safety Kearse leaving Vikings for a one-year deal with Detroit

Jayron Kearse, the versatile special teams contributor and safety, had been vocal about his desire to leave the Vikings in free agency.
Vikings
March 16
Former Vikings DE Weatherly agrees to sign with Panthers

Former Vikings DE Weatherly agrees to sign with Panthers

The former 2016 seventh-round pick had carved out a role in the crowded Vikings defensive line, but found more money and likely more playing time in Carolina.
Vikings
March 16
Why Harris is getting the franchise tag from Vikings

Why Harris is getting the franchise tag from Vikings

Whenever Harris agrees to his first big-time contract, which could come from the Vikings after he was surprisingly given the franchise tag Monday morning, here's what the team he signs with will be getting.
Vikings
March 12
O'Neill gets $441,000 bonus, tops Vikings in performance-based pay

O'Neill gets $441,000 bonus, tops Vikings in performance-based pay

In his second year with the Vikings, right tackle Brian O’Neill established himself as a fixture of the team’s offensive line for years to come.
Vikings
March 12
Vikings want Everson Griffen back, but do others want him more?

Vikings want Everson Griffen back, but do others want him more?

At the NFL combine last month, coach Mike Zimmer outlined a pitch the Vikings had begun making to keep Griffen with the team. Will it work?
Vikings
March 11
Could a big payday lure Trae Waynes away from Vikings?

Could a big payday lure Trae Waynes away from Vikings?

Even though Waynes’ three seasons as a starter in Minnesota have been more solid than spectacular, the 11th overall pick in the 2015 draft could cash in with another team.
Vikings
March 10

Vikings get three compensatory draft picks

The added picks, awarded because of the free agents the Vikings lost before last season, are a third rounder (105th overall), and two seventh rounders (249th and 253rd).
Vikings
March 10
Vikings' Alexander medically cleared; did he play his way out of town?

Vikings' Alexander medically cleared; did he play his way out of town?

After rocky beginnings for the 2016 second-round pick, Mackensie Alexander may have played his way out of Minnesota with a strong contract season that ended abruptly.
Vikings
March 9
Free agent update: Weatherly wants to stay, but will he fit Vikings' plans?

Free agent update: Weatherly wants to stay, but will he fit Vikings' plans?

With free agency starting next week in the NFL, here's the first of a five-part look at the Vikings' top unrestricted free agents and their chances of being with the team in 2020.
Vikings
February 5
Grading the Vikings: Bailey, Colquitt add stability to uneven special teams

Grading the Vikings: Bailey, Colquitt add stability to uneven special teams

But outside of the improved kicking game, Vikings special teams were average at best under first-year coordinator Marwan Maalouf.
Vikings
January 30
Will the Vikings pay Anthony Harris? What about keeping Xavier Rhodes?

Will the Vikings pay Anthony Harris? What about keeping Xavier Rhodes?

Xavier Rhodes’ hefty contract could be an initial domino to fall as the salary cap-strapped Vikings seek room to make roster moves. They also need to make a decision on free-agent safety Anthony Harris after his excellent season.
Vikings
January 28
Grading the Vikings: Hunter leads group filled with talent, questions

Grading the Vikings: Hunter leads group filled with talent, questions

After another strong season together, during which the Vikings ranked among the top five in sacks, unprecedented change may be on the horizon for the defensive line.
Vikings
January 27
Grading the Vikings: Why Kendricks was among NFL's top linebackers

Grading the Vikings: Why Kendricks was among NFL's top linebackers

As modern NFL offenses stress defenses with motion and misdirection, Eric Kendricks solved many of those problems by seemingly being everywhere at once.
Vikings
January 25
Grading the Vikings: Offensive line improved, but talent gap still clear

Grading the Vikings: Offensive line improved, but talent gap still clear

The talent gap between the Vikings offensive line and the NFC’s best defensive lines was especially evident in losses to the 49ers, Packers and Bears.
Vikings
January 24
Vikings assistant GM Paton withdraws from Browns GM search

Vikings assistant GM Paton withdraws from Browns GM search

Vikings assistant general manager George Paton withdrew from consideration as the Cleveland Browns continue interviews for their next general manager, a league source confirmed.
Vikings
January 23
Grading the Vikings: Cousins has best season. Was it worth $100 million?

Grading the Vikings: Cousins has best season. Was it worth $100 million?

Kirk Cousins is positioned well for possible extension talks this offseason entering the final year of a three-year, $84 million contract. How much can he get?
Vikings
January 23
Former Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards.

Vikings coaching moves: Edwards could go to Dallas, another assistant gone

The Cowboys hired Mike Nolan to be their defensive coordinator, but George Edwards could land with the team in a different capacity.
Vikings
January 21
Five Vikings added to Pro Bowl, including Cousins and Rhodes

Five Vikings added to Pro Bowl, including Cousins and Rhodes

Three of the Vikings, including cornerback Xavier Rhodes, are being added as replacements for San Francisco players who are going to the Super Bowl.
Vikings
January 21
Grading the Vikings: Season of adjustment for Diggs and Rudolph

Grading the Vikings: Season of adjustment for Diggs and Rudolph

Perhaps no players braced for more change during the Vikings’ latest offensive playbook transition than receivers and tight ends. How did that go?

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