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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 11 hours ago

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota

Who says Adrian Peterson won’t open the 2017 season on Monday Night Football at U.S. Bank Stadium? The former Vikings great very well could be there. As a member of the New Orleans Saints. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Peterson and the Saints are closing in on a one-year, $3 million deal for what would be Peterson’s 11th NFL season and the first outside of Minnesota. The seventh overall pick of the Vikings 10 years ago, Peterson has racked up seven Pro Bowls, four first-team All-Pro honors, three rushing titles and  the 2012 league MVP, when he rushed for 2,097 yards,...

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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Listen: NFL draft is near; who will the Vikings take?

Intro: A look at the Vikings' major areas of need in the draft; 20:00: Matt Vensel's round-by-round Vikings mock draft. 38:00: All-time Vikings draft steals. 43:00: Wait, Adrian Peterson might sign with the Saints and play against the Vikings in week 1?
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 16 hours ago

The 25 biggest draft steals in Vikings history (Nos. 21-25)

This week, I’ll be counting down the 25 biggest draft “steals” in Vikings history. This list encompasses several different eras of the draft and goes all the way back to the Vikings’ first draft in 1961. The working definition of a draft steal in this case is a player who ended up being quite productive relative to where he was chosen — whether that meant a first-round pick who was passed up by other teams and went on to have an amazing career or a late-round choice who also had success. Undrafted free agents weren’t considered (sorry, John Randle). I’ll do five each day...
FOX Sports 18 hours ago
2017 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings Final 7-Round Mock Draft

2017 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings Final 7-Round Mock Draft

One last look at the Minnesota Vikings for the 2017 NFL Draft with our final seven-round mock draft for the Purple and Gold.Minnesota Vikings fans find themselves picking for the first time midway through the second round of the draft, barring general manager Rick Speilman making any trades to mov...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 19 hours ago

Vikings draft primer: Vikings D could be even better with right defensive tackle

Note: Until the 2017 NFL draft starts April 27, we’ll take a look at where things stand at each Vikings position group. We’ll combine some in order to address as many as possible. Check for a new post each weekday. The defensive line was again Minnesota’s strongest position group last season, with defensive end Everson Griffen and nose tackle Linval Joseph both getting Pro Bowl invitations. Veteran end Brian Robison had 7.5 sacks, his highest total since Mike Zimmer was hired in 2014. And Danielle Hunter, with 12.5 sacks, looked like a stud in his second year. But while front four was...

Malik McDowell could be answer for Vikings at defensive tackle

But questions remain about the talented Michigan State product’s work ethic.

Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point

Pro schemes, less learning time hindering prospects.

Vikings draft preview: Kicker, punter competitions could reshape specialists

Note: Until the 2017 NFL draft starts April 27, we’ll take a look at where things stand at each Vikings position group. We’ll combine some in order to address as many as possible. Check for a new post each weekday. After sticking by Blair Walsh through inconsistency, the Vikings won’t be relying on just one kicker or punter heading into this season. Kai Forbath, who replaced Walsh in the middle of last season, hasn’t yet locked down the job after converting all 15 field goal attempts in seven games for the Vikings. Forbath did miss three extra points, including one blocked, while...

Vikings draft preview: It's not just Laquon Treadwell; depth needed at receiver, tight end

Leading up to the 2017 NFL draft starting Thursday, we’ll take an exclusive look at the Vikings’ needs at each position and how they’ll address them.Depth at receiver could be bolstered from within.

MERC seeks penalty flag on Xcel's gas deal with Minnesota Vikings

Xcel’s agreement to provide service to the NFL team’s complex in Eagan sets ‘a dangerous precedent,’ MERC argues.

After 52,129 tries, the Vikings (and other NFL teams) have a schedule

What if the NFL planned a schedule-release date, complete with a two-hour TV special on its network, but the schedule wasn’t done? Apparently that almost happened this year, according to a fascinating piece by MMQB’s Peter King on how the NFL schedule is made. As of Tuesday, King wrote, the league’s schedule-making gurus — using tons of technology while trying to take into account the requests of teams, conflicting events in NFL cities, prime time TV considerations and countless other things — were “pessimistic” about having a schedule ready to go Thursday night. Finally,...

Minnesota football fans: you're 'busy' (wink, wink) on this weekend ...

Here's the big Gophers-Vikings weekend to circle on the calendar: Between the morning of Sept. 30 and the afternoon of Oct. 1, we'll learn all we need to know about their 2017 seasons.
FOX Sports Apr 21, 2017
Minnesota Vikings 2017 schedule breakdown

Minnesota Vikings 2017 schedule breakdown

A game-by-game capsule summary of each of the Minnesota Vikings' opponents in 2017

Vikings fans 'weary' and 'optimistic' about 2017 schedule

The release of the 2017 NFL schedule Thursday night stirred up the Vikings fans still mourning last season’s meltdown.

Vikings draft preview: Vikings need depth at WR and TE (and Treadwell to step up)

Note: Until the 2017 NFL draft starts April 27, we’ll take a look at where things stand at each Vikings position group. We’ll combine some in order to address as many as possible. Check for a new post each weekday. Around this time last year, when the Vikings used their first-round pick on Laquon Treadwell, a 6-foot-2 split-end wide receiver out of Ole Miss, it looked as if the Vikings had found a perfect fit for Norv Turner’s vertical passing attack. But six months or so later, so much had changed. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a career-threatening knee injury, the...

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