1:18 AM EDT, Wed March 29, 2017
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

Mark Wilf: 'We want our face of the franchise to be a Lombardi Trophy'

Vikings owner Mark Wilf said ownership spoke to Adrian Peterson on the phone “a couple of times” following his release and in person after the 2016 season. “It’s all good there with Adrian,” Wilf said today during a break in the annual league meetings at the Arizona Biltmore hotel in Phoenix. “A lot of good memories, and I know he’s got a lot of great football left in him. He’s brought us and our fans a lot of thrills over the years.” Peterson became a free agent when the Vikings opted not to pick up the $6 million option on the final year of a contract that would have paid...
FOX Sports 10 hours ago
Minnesota Vikings: 3 Mid-Round Wide Receiver Gems in 2017 NFL Draft

Minnesota Vikings: 3 Mid-Round Wide Receiver Gems in 2017 NFL Draft

The Minnesota Vikings head into the 2017 seasonwith a need at wide receiver and these mid-round 2017 NFL Draft options could fill the voidIf Minnesota had not traded a first round pick for Sam Bradford at the beginning of last season, they would currently be sitting with the 14th pick and have an ...

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Vikings' GM Rick Spielman hasn't lost faith in himself or his system

Vikings’ Rick Spielman “very confident” that his team is on right course to break playoff victory drought dating to 2010.

Sam Ponder talks about covering husband Christian in new ESPN role

ESPN made official one of the worst-kept secrets in sport media last week: the Sunday Countdown show is getting a major makeover, with Sam Ponder being named as the host of the studio show to replace Chris Berman. Ponder previously had numerous college football responsibilities with ESPN; the new gig, however, creates an interesting question: how will she be able to objectively facilitate discussions about a league in which her husband — ex-Vikings QB Christian Ponder — plays? (Star Tribune file photo of the Ponders together is from Vikings training camp in 2013, long before Sam Ponder...

Our growing list of Vikings pre-draft visits, private workouts for 2017

While their moves in free agency garnered the headlines throughout the month of March, the Vikings have also quietly been gathering more information on the prospects they are eyeing for April’s NFL draft. That has included sending scouts and top decision-makers such as general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer to college pro days and conducting private workouts with potential draft picks. Soon, some of the top prospects on their draft board will be in town for the all-important “top-30” visits at Winter Park. Current Vikings players Trae Waynes, Laquon Treadwell, Anthony...
FOX Sports Mar 27, 2017
Minnesota Vikings: Free Agency Week 3 And The Moritz Bohringer Factor

Minnesota Vikings: Free Agency Week 3 And The Moritz Bohringer Factor

Two solid weeks of free agency under wraps and many more to go, the Minnesota Vikings hope to fill more holes before the 2017 NFL Draft.Unfortunately, Week 3of 2017 NFL free agency did not resolve anymore of the lingering issues that the Minnesota Vikings have, except for increasing their cap spac...

Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for the 2017 season. Want analysis on the big moves? Scroll over player names for links to related Star Tribune content. FA ADDITIONS Datone Jones, DL: from Green Bay, $3.75 million over one year Latavius Murray, RB: from Oakland, $15 million over three years Riley Reiff, OT: from Detroit, $58.75 million over five years Mike Remmers, OT: from Carolina, $30 million over five years FA LOSSES Audie Cole, LB: to Jacksonville for...

Adrian Peterson refutes report of $8 million contract demand

Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to refute reports that he’s demanding at least an $8 million salary in the first year to play for a team this season. Peterson, who turned 32 this week, was slated to make $18 million for the Vikings before they replaced him with Latavius Murray. Since then, during the height of free agency, Peterson’s recruitment has been mostly silent. The reason, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, is that Peterson has an asking price of $8 million — a seemingly ridiculous expectation for an aging back coming off a year in which he was mostly sidelined by a knee...

Vikings waive DL Scott Crichton

The Vikings have waived former third-round draft pick Scott Crichton. In 2014, coach Mike Zimmer’s first year in Minnesota, the Vikings picked the former Oregon State defensive lineman with one of their two third-rounders in the hopes he could eventually replace Brian Robison at left defensive end. But Crichton turned out to be a disappointment. Crichton appeared in 21 games in his first two NFL seasons but played sparingly on defense. So last offseason, the Vikings asked him to switch positions to defensive tackle. Crichton, who was placed on injured reserve last August, probably would not...
FOX Sports Mar 24, 2017
Minnesota Vikings: 3 Running Backs That Would Fit in 2017 NFL Draft

Minnesota Vikings: 3 Running Backs That Would Fit in 2017 NFL Draft

Which running backs in the 2017 NFL Draft would make sense for the Minnesota Vikings to select to help replace Adrian Peterson?It appears the Minnesota Vikings will be moving on from Adrian Peterson, so who will now replace the future Hall of Fame running back in Minnesota? IfMinnesota wants to re...

Brian Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

Defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to a pay cut, signing a one-year extension with the Vikings that technically keeps him under contract through 2018 but slashes his 2017 base salary by $1.4 million. Under his previous deal, Robison had a 2017 base salary of $5.3 million. His new base salary, which is now fully guaranteed, is $3.9 million. In 2018, Robison, who will turn 34 next month, is slated to have a base salary of $3.2 million, $1.25 million of which is guaranteed for injury only, per a league source. That covers Robison in the event he suffers a major injury in 2017. But if Robison...

Will Sam Bradford's backup be a veteran addition or a draft pick?

Who will be Sam Bradford’s top backup in 2017?The Vikings at some point in the coming weeks figure to add another quarterback to their 90-man roster. Right now, they have only three, one of whom might not be cleared to throw a football any time soon. With Teddy Bridgewater’s status in limbo due to the devastating knee injury he suffered last August, the Vikings have no proven backup to Sam Bradford, whom coach Mike Zimmer named the starter in January. Shaun Hill, who started the season opener last year before making way for Bradford, is a free agent. I was told a couple weeks ago that...

New Vikings running back Latavius Murray has ankle surgery

The Vikings say they knew Latavius Murray needed surgery when he was signed

Five ways Latavius Murray is an upgrade over Adrian Peterson

Latavius Murray is a good running back who topped 1,000 yards in 2015 for the Raiders. Adrian Peterson is a future Hall of Famer who led the NFL in rushing that season with the Vikings and who in 2012 came within nine yards of setting a new single-season rushing record. And I’m here to argue Murray wasn’t just a good signing by the Vikings but to offer five reasons why he’s a definite upgrade over bringing back Peterson. Matt Vensel and I talked about some of this on this week’s Access Vikings podcast, but here are a few more numbers to think about: 1) Murray has fewer negative plays....

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