Vikings
July 24
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins

Quarterbacks, rookies start Vikings training camp with COVID testing

Every team employee from Mike Zimmer to the equipment assistant needs two negative tests, taken three days apart, before they can access facilities.
Vikings
July 23
Three more Vikings rookies agree to contacts, including third-rounder

Three more Vikings rookies agree to contacts, including third-rounder

More than half of the Vikings draft class has agreed to rookie contracts after Cameron Dantzler, Harrison Hand and Josh Metellus announced their impending signings.
Vikings
July 23
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer met with media at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis in February.

Vikings, Zimmer agree on multiyear contract extension

There were a few reasons head coach Mike Zimmer's contract extension could have been placed on the back burner for most of the off-season.
Vikings
July 23
Mark and Zygi Wilf

Wilfs were approached, but aren't interested in owning Wolves

Wolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor had reached out to gauge the Wilfs' interest in his teams, and the sides had some dialogue, but it hasn't continued.
Vikings
July 23
Vikings head trainer Eric Sugarman, during training camp in 2017.

Hartman: Twins, Vikings medical staffs staying on top of virus protocols

The Vikings' protocols and safety measures are already being studied by people around the NFL; the Twins effort is being led by a Mayo Clinic physician.
Vikings
July 22
Justin Jefferson

Vikings agree to terms with No. 1 pick Jefferson, 4th-round draft choice

The Vikings began what is expected to be a flurry of rookie agreements and signings this week with their first draft pick, wide receiver Justin Jefferson of LSU.
Vikings
July 22
Limited capacity expected, Vikings season-ticket holders can decline seats

Limited capacity expected, Vikings season-ticket holders can decline seats

Ahead of what is expected to be "significantly reduced capacity" for scheduled Vikings games at U.S. Bank Stadium, the team is allowing fans to opt out of season-ticket plans in 2020.
Vikings
July 22
Team owner Glen Taylor sits courtside at Timberwolves games.

Wolves for sale: Garnett, Wilf family interested in buying team from Taylor

Glen Taylor, who has owned the team since the mid-1990s, said any potential buyer has to guarantee that the team remains in Minnesota.
Vikings
July 21
Dalvin Cook and Anthony Harris are set up, well-separated, in two of the Vikings’ 42 lockers, down from 100.

Vikings streamline TCO facility for proper distancing

Empty lockers, missing shower heads and no crowding the hot tubs are just some of the measures being taken to practice social distancing.
Vikings
July 21
The Vikings’ testing lab is in a mobile trailer parked in coach Mike Zimmer’s spot outside their training facility in Eagan.

Vikings prepare for training camp ... and the coronavirus

Testing protocols have been set, and public spaces have been reconfigured for players' arrival this week.
Vikings
July 21
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is in the final year of his contract, but the team has yet to announce an extension.

Scoggins: Vikings better not let Zimmer's contract be yet another distraction

What is the harm in adding two years to Zimmer's contract? From a purely business perspective, that equates to a severance package if ownership ultimately chooses a new direction, not an unbreakable marriage.
Vikings
July 21
Former Gophers standout wide receiver Tyler Johnson signed a four-year deal with the Buccaneers on Monday.

Former Gophers receiver Johnson agrees to deal with Tampa Bay

Tyler Johnson, the Buccaneers' fifth-round pick, is the first member of Tampa Bay's 2020 rookie class to reach an agreement with the team. He received a four-year deal.
Vikings
July 20

Vikings reporting dates

Rookies, quarterbacks and select veterans report to TCO Performance Center in Eagan on Thursday.
Vikings
July 20
Getting Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins signed to a $66 million extension was one of Rob Brzezinski’s main offseason goals.

Hartman: Salary cap wizard Brzezinski helps Vikings keep Cousins

The Vikings opened this offseason in one of their toughest salary cap spots in recent memory, with the least cap space in the NFL. Rob Brzezinski led the way as the team made a ton of moves to get some relief.
Vikings
July 17
Why do oddsmakers list Vikings as favorite to land Dak Prescott in 2021?

Why do oddsmakers list Vikings as favorite to land Dak Prescott in 2021?

Are online betting sites just looking for publicity during a time when betting action has been painfully slow because of the sports shutdown? What do you think?
Vikings
July 17
In this Dec. 26, 2015, file photo, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder walks the sidelines against Philadelphia. Allegations of sexual harassment

15 women accuse ex-employees of Washington NFL team of harassment

Among those accused of sexual harassment and verbal abuse are three former members of owner Dan Snyder's inner circle, including the team's former radio voice, and two longtime members of the personnel department
Vikings
July 17
Former Concordia-Moorhead star Brandon Zylstra, currently a member of the Carolina Panthers, is a former member of the Edmonton football team in the C

Pressured by sponsors, Edmonton CFL team considering nickname change

As pressure mounts for professional sports teams to shed racist or stereotypical names, experts believe the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos will soon announce a name change.
Vikings
July 17
Testing for coronavirus looks to be NFL's $100 million question

Testing for coronavirus looks to be NFL's $100 million question

As the NFL lurches training camp, few specifics are known regarding how the league plans to have its season in the midst of the pandemic. Texas star J.J. Watt has a list of unanswered questions.
Vikings
July 16
Johnny Manziel

Manziel and Wiggins love (and other times RandBall was 'hacked' on Twitter)

It was a nightmarish evening Wednesday for us lofty folks who are verified on Twitter and get to show off that status with the social media currency of a check mark next to our names.
Vikings
July 16
In this Oct. 24, 2019, photo, Native American leaders protest against the Washington team name outside U.S. Bank Stadium before a game against the Vik

Fan faces backlash for stockpiling Washington football trademarks

Martin McCauley laid claim to a variety of potential NFL team names — Washington Americans, Veterans, Pandas and Monuments among them — and no one paid much attention until recently.

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