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
Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce celebrates his fumble recovery with linebacker Tyus Bowser during a game against the Steelers on Dec. 29

Coming and going: Run-stopper Pierce replacing Joseph; Josh Kline cut

Michael Pierce, who started 14 games for Baltimore last season, is expected to replace departing Linval Joseph. Other moves included releasing offensive guard Josh Kline, the team's top free agent acquisition of 2019.
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 19
Linval Joseph

Former Vikings tackle Linval Joseph to sign with Chargers

Joseph, the first free agent the Vikings signed after Mike Zimmer became head coach in 2014, was an anchor of the team's run defense.
Vikings
March 19
Signing Kirk Cousins to a two-year extension was important for the Vikings. With added cap space, signing more and better offensive linemen to protect

Hartman: Latest roster moves keeping Vikings flexible

Re-signing Kirk Cousins was the right decision by the Vikings, and other transactions are freeing up valuable salary cap space for moves that need to be made.
Vikings
March 19
Tom Brady is expected to sign with Tampa Bay after a Hall of Fame career in New England that ended on a down note.

Brady to Tampa Bay is exciting but will it be Super? Don't count on it

Bruce Arians is the ultimate players coach, the anti-Bill Belichick and noted quarterback whisperer. But his system doesn't mesh with how Tom Brady has played for most of the past two decades.
Vikings
March 18
Once the Vikings ran the ball more, Kirk Cousins couldn’t always keep Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs happy.

Vikings, Diggs parted because of irreconcilable differences

Once the Vikings went run-heavy with their offensive schemes, Stefon Diggs wanted out. He got his wish this week.
Vikings
March 18
Chargers wide receiver Andre Patton chased Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes after he intercepted a pass

Free agent Vikings cornerback Waynes will join Bengals

Trae Waynes, the 11th overall pick in 2015, was a starter at left cornerback the past three seasons for the Vikings, who are also are probably losing Xavier Rhodes and Mackensie Alexander in free agency.
Vikings
March 18
Tom Brady

Reports: Brady expected to sign with Tampa Bay after leaving Patriots

Tom Brady is expected to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after 20 years of playing quarterback in New England, according to several national reports.
Vikings
March 18
Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins looked passed the ball to Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the third quarter.

Podcast: Diggs' agitation ends in trade, Cousins gets new deal

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss what led up to the blockbuster trade that sent Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. They also recap a busy start to NFL free agency, including Kirk Cousins' new deal that freed up cap space to tag Anthony Harris.
Vikings
March 18
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman.

Souhan: Vikings' latest moves won't help unless draft fills gaping holes

GM Rick Spielman made a great move in dealing Stefon Diggs and the logical move in extending Kirk Cousins, but he'll need to procure young, inexpensive talent to plug other gaps.
Vikings
March 17
Stefon Diggs (14) could not hold on to a pass in the third quarter against Buffalo in 2018.

The Buffalo view: Trade for Stefon Diggs being very well received

As the Bills try take the next step in their development after landing a Wild Card spot in the 2019 playoffs, their appears to be little but optimism coming from those who follow the team.
Vikings
March 17
Kirk Cousins congratulated Stefon Diggs after a touchdown against Green Bay in December.

Cousins staying, Diggs going highlights day of turnover for Vikings

The moves underscore the Vikings' commitment to a run-heavy offense that puts Kirk Cousins under center to throw downfield off play action.
Vikings
March 17
Stefon Diggs carried the ball into the end zone at the end of the "Minneapolis Miracle" touchdown against New Orleans in 2018.

Diggs traded to Buffalo in return for batch of draft picks

After an afternoon on social media indicating that something may be in the works, wide receiver Stefon Diggs will be headed to Buffalo in exchange for four draft picks, including the Bills' first-rounder.
Vikings
March 17
Diggs trade is a reminder that things are often exactly as they seem

Diggs trade is a reminder that things are often exactly as they seem

The Vikings managed to finesse a productive final 12 games from Stefon Diggs. But then the player's veiled quotes became veiled tweets.
Vikings
March 17
Signing Kirk Cousins to a two-year extension was important for the Vikings. Signing more and better offensive linemen to protect him is even more vita

Scoggins: Glamour moves made, fixing offensive line next Vikings challenge

If the Vikings don't have a mobile quarterback skilled at making something out of nothing, they'd better have a stalwart line that insulates him.
Vikings
March 17
C.J. Ham.

Vikings sign Ham and Colquitt, tag Harris and tender Eric Wilson

Ham, who made the Pro Bowl after last season, gets a four-year deal worth $12.25 million.
Vikings
March 16
Anthony Harris intercepted a pass in the Vikings’ playoff game at New Orleans on Jan. 5.

In surprise move, Vikings give Anthony Harris franchise tag

The safety tied for the NFL lead in interceptions last season.
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
Coronavirus won't stop Vikings' Diggs from making cryptic tweets

Coronavirus won't stop Vikings' Diggs from making cryptic tweets

Different people are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in different ways, and Diggs seems to have settled on this: He’s going to tweet through it.

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