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Vikings
September 14
Rough start for Vikings corners, and here's why it wasn't a surprise

Rough start for Vikings corners, and here's why it wasn't a surprise

It was a ghastly debut for the Vikings’ new-look defense, and the progress of the team’s young cornerbacks will have to be measured over the course of the season.
Vikings
September 13
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What you will see and hear at the Vikings' opener vs. the Packers

Sure, it’s unusual that the Vikings are opening the season at home against the Packers. It has never happened before. But that, unfortunately, is, not the only strange thing about the Vikings’ first game of the 2020 season.
Vikings
September 13
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and teammates huddled up during for pregame warm ups.

Pregame report: Refurbished Vikings defense has six new starters

Over half of the starting jobs changed hands from last year’s Week 1 defense, starting with cornerbacks Mike Hughes and Holton Hill.
Vikings
September 11
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Vikings to recognize George Floyd's family before Sunday's game

The Vikings also announced they will wear t-shirts with the names of 200 individuals who have been killed by acts of racism or police brutality during Sunday’s pregame efforts to bring awareness to social justice issues
Vikings
September 9
Danielle Hunter (99) watched the defensive lineman during practice a few weeks ago.

Hunter's 'tweak' becomes injury that will sideline him at least three games

Danielle Hunter has been placed on the Vikings' injured reserve list, which means he can't play until Oct. 4 vs. Houston. But there's no guarantee he'll be ready then.
Vikings
September 9
Vikings fill out practice squad with kicker McLaughlin, two others

Vikings fill out practice squad with kicker McLaughlin, two others

Chase McLaughlin, who went undrafted in 2019 out of Illinois, will be an emergency option behind Vikings kicker Dan Bailey.
Vikings
September 8
Vikings donate to education, voter registration, criminal justice reform

Vikings donate to education, voter registration, criminal justice reform

Meredith “Mimi” Kol-Balfour, a Minneapolis Southwest graduate, is the first recipient of a George Floyd Legacy Scholarship, established with a $125,000 endowment by the Vikings in June.
Vikings
September 6
Vikings claim ex-Badgers, Eden Prairie linebacker Connelly

Vikings claim ex-Badgers, Eden Prairie linebacker Connelly

Ryan Connelly, who had two interceptions in three starts as a Giants rookie linebacker, returns to Minnesota as the Vikings continue rotating linebacker depth.
Vikings
September 5
Vikings roster cuts: Quarterbacks Jake Browning, Nate Stanley to be waived

Vikings roster cuts: Quarterbacks Jake Browning, Nate Stanley to be waived

The Vikings are expected to keep two quarterbacks on this year’s initial 53-man roster, while hoping to stash the other two passers from camp onto the practice squad.
Vikings
September 5
Vikings trim to initial 53-man roster, but more moves will come

Vikings trim to initial 53-man roster, but more moves will come

The Vikings' initial 53-man roster is set, and it's initial. More moves are expected to come as the players released by the Vikings on Saturday,…
Vikings
September 4
Mailbag: Which young players are poised for a jump? Plan for Ezra Cleveland?

Mailbag: Which young players are poised for a jump? Plan for Ezra Cleveland?

The Vikings' season opener against the Green Bay Packers is just nine days away, leaving plenty to discuss after reporters were allowed to view just…
Vikings
September 3
A Vikings' 53-man projection before Saturday's roster deadline

A Vikings' 53-man projection before Saturday's roster deadline

There are many backup decisions to make, and that’s where the difficulty lies in projecting this Vikings roster.
Vikings
September 3
Vikings cut four players and place rookie DE Kenny Willekes on injured reserve

Vikings cut four players and place rookie DE Kenny Willekes on injured reserve

The Vikings front office started making early decisions on Wednesday, a player’s day off, as four players were placed on waivers.
Vikings
September 2
Details emerge for Ngakoue's contract with Vikings

Details emerge for Ngakoue's contract with Vikings

Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue will get a $8 million guaranteed base salary and a $4 million signing bonus from the Vikings this season, after the team traded two picks to Jacksonville for him over the weekend.
Vikings
September 2
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) threw during practice Aug. 21.

Vikings QB Kirk Cousins attempts to clarify COVID-19 comments

In an interview on "10 Questions with Kyle Brandt," Kirk Cousins talked about how he planned to handle the pandemic around teammates. He discussed that further with local media Wednesday.
Vikings
August 30
Zimmer: Vikings being 'cautious' with injured Hunter

Zimmer: Vikings being 'cautious' with injured Hunter

Defensive end Danielle Hunter has been sidelined since Aug. 16 and has missed 11 consecutive practices.
Vikings
August 25
Vikings rookies will get a sneak peek at U.S. Bank Stadium

Vikings rookies will get a sneak peek at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Vikings' practice at U.S. Bank Stadium, scheduled for Friday afternoon, will give the team's 15-player draft class its first chance to see the home…
Vikings
August 25
Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith has successful open-heart surgery

Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith has successful open-heart surgery

Smith, who found out he had a heart defect as a result of a false-positive COVID-19 test earlier this month, is recovering after successful surgery on Monday
Vikings
August 21
Notes from camp: Vikings try out game situations

Notes from camp: Vikings try out game situations

After an off day Saturday, the Vikings will return to TCO Performance Center on Sunday for a situational practice designed to push the players closer to a game situation.
Vikings
August 21
Former Vikings, Bengals safety George Iloka brought in for a tryout

Former Vikings, Bengals safety George Iloka brought in for a tryout

The Vikings brought in free-agent safety George Iloka for a tryout on Friday, according to a league source. Iloka, 30, last appeared in an NFL game for the Vikings during the 2018 regular season finale.
Vikings
August 21
FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football g

Mike Zimmer calls NFL's decision to allow different crowd sizes 'unfair'

Mike Zimmer isn’t a fan of the NFL having no uniform policy regarding the number of fans allowed into stadiums on game day.
Vikings
August 20
Barr: Players got NFL's attention on social justice, more is needed

Barr: Players got NFL's attention on social justice, more is needed

Anthony Barr isn’t a rah-rah player on the field, or the loudest voice in the locker room. But the 28-year-old linebacker said he looked internally before speaking out for social change.
Vikings
August 19
Vikings' Jalyn Holmes in 'a better spot' at defensive end

Vikings' Jalyn Holmes in 'a better spot' at defensive end

"So far he’s done a nice job and we’re looking forward to more improvement," Mike Zimmer said of Holmes.
Vikings
August 18
Vikings running back Alexander Mattison (25).

Mattison says failure helped him improve in first year with Vikings

As a rookie, Alexander Mattison proved himself to be a better open-field runner than many expected he’d be coming out of Boise State.
Vikings
August 17
Zimmer's goal as practice in pads begins? Get to opener vs. Packers healthy

Zimmer's goal as practice in pads begins? Get to opener vs. Packers healthy

The Vikings’ first padded practice of training camp is going on today, creating a moment where the team can try and add a bit of fanfare to a strange season.

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