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December 11, 2020
Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (33), right, and Minnesota Vikings defensive back Kris Boyd (29) argue in the fourth quarter during an NFL

Mailbag: Future at cornerback? Thoughts on the rookie draft class?

Readers wonder about the future for the Vikings at cornerback and whether the 2020 draft class is Rick Spielman's best ever.
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December 9, 2020
Cornerback Hill waived by Vikings

Cornerback Hill waived by Vikings

The Vikings parted ways with Holton Hill on Tuesday, ending a run for the cornerback that never quite lived up to expectations.
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December 9, 2020
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) was sacked by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot (94) on Sunday.

Vikings nearly fold to Jaguars pressure. Can they hold off blitzing Bucs?

Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak must find more ways to clear throwing lanes for Kirk Cousins against Tampa Bay, and keep him from getting hit as often as he did against Jacksonville.
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December 7, 2020
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) rushed the ball as Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Joe Giles-Harris (43) made the tackle in the second

Cook is a workhorse; are the Vikings asking too much of him?

Cook now has four games of at least 30 touches this season, more than any NFL player since Le'Veon Bell had six such games for the Steelers in 2017.
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December 6, 2020
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks warms up before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Minneapoli

Vikings LB Kendricks tweaks injured calf during warmups, ruled out vs. Jaguars

Linebacker Eric Kendricks was a late scratch for the Vikings before Sunday's game against the Jaguars after apparently tweaking his injured calf muscle during warmups.The…
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December 6, 2020
Cleveland, Thielen return to action; Mattison among six on inactive list

Cleveland, Thielen return to action; Mattison among six on inactive list

The Vikings want to be "smart" with running back Dalvin Cook's workload after his ankle injury last week, coach Mike Zimmer said. Alexander Mattison's absence will test that.
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December 5, 2020
Vikings' Mattison sidelined for Sunday's game

Vikings' Mattison sidelined for Sunday's game

Dalvin Cook's primary backup won't play against the Jaguars after being deactivated on Saturday.
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December 4, 2020
Mailbag: Who's returning Vikings punts Sunday? A look at receivers

Mailbag: Who's returning Vikings punts Sunday? A look at receivers

Chad Beebe's three punt returns last weekend included a fair catch, getting rocked for not calling a fair catch and muffing the catch near the Vikings' goal line.
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December 4, 2020
Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) ran the ball in for a touchdown in the first quarter against Green Bay.

Dalvin Cook named NFC offensive player of the month

Cook began November by becoming the first player in Lambeau Field's 64 seasons to post more than 200 yards from scrimmage and score four touchdowns in a game.
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December 3, 2020
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8)

Cousins wins NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor

The Vikings have won four player of the week honors this season. Mike Boone won for special teams in Week 4. Dalvin Cook won for offense in Weeks 8-9.
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December 3, 2020
Thielen cleared to return from COVID list, expected to play Sunday

Thielen cleared to return from COVID list, expected to play Sunday

Adam Thielen's isolation lasted 10 days. NFL players with asymptomatic cases can return after five days with two negative tests, or after 10 days from the initial positive test.
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December 2, 2020
Zimmer: Vikings 'to be smart' with Dalvin Cook, who insists he's ready to roll

Zimmer: Vikings 'to be smart' with Dalvin Cook, who insists he's ready to roll

Dalvin Cook's 248 touches this season trail only Tennessee's Derrick Henry, despite missing a game earlier this season with a groin injury.
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December 1, 2020
Vikings' work-in-progress defense had plan to stop Bridgewater

Vikings' work-in-progress defense had plan to stop Bridgewater

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was set up to feast on the Vikings in his return to Minnesota. It turned out that the Panthers were outfoxed by the young Vikings defense.