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Vikings’ tailback Dalvin Cook: ‘I still haven’t scratched the surface’

Vikings’ tailback Dalvin Cook: ‘I still haven’t scratched the surface’

Dalvin Cook has shown flashes of brilliance since being drafted by the Vikings in 2017, but he hasn't played much because of injuries and has yet to approach a 1,000-yard season. His primary goal now is to finally play a full season.
Apr 17, 2019
NOT READY Vikings to open 2019 season at home against Atlanta

NOT READY Vikings to open 2019 season at home against Atlanta

For a third straight season, the Vikings will open at home. The NFL released the regular-season schedule on Wednesday night, and Minnesota will begin Sept. 8 against Atlanta at U.S. Bank Stadium. Before this run of openers at home, the Vikings had started the season four straight years on the road. Minnesota’s schedule includes five […]
Apr 17, 2019
A behind-the-scenes look at Anthony Barr’s decision to stay in Minnesota

A behind-the-scenes look at Anthony Barr’s decision to stay in Minnesota

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how linebacker Anthony Barr's decision to stay with the MN Vikings tugged on heart strings of his teammates, especially safety Harrison Smith.
Apr 16, 2019
In wake of lucrative extension, Vikings’ Adam Thielen wonders ‘what if?’

In wake of lucrative extension, Vikings’ Adam Thielen wonders ‘what if?’

Six years after catching on with the MN Vikings' practice squad, WR Adam Thielen has a contract extension that could be worth as much as $73 million with incentives.
Apr 16, 2019

QB Kirk Cousins seeks more ‘explosive plays’ in second Vikings season

Quarterback Kirk Cousins tweeted out a picture this week of his new, thick Vikings playbook. So, how does he plan to learn it all? “The same way you would eat an elephant, one bite at a time,’’ Cousins said Tuesday on the second day of offseason drills at TCO Performance Center in Eagan. At least […]
Apr 16, 2019
Griffen’s offseason was bigger than football: ‘I want to be a Viking for life’

Griffen’s offseason was bigger than football: ‘I want to be a Viking for life’

Everson Griffen could it coming from a mile away. After a down year on the field, and a tough one off it, the defensive end knew he was probably going to have to take pay cut if he wanted to stay with the Minnesota Vikings. And he was good with that.
Apr 15, 2019
Vikings sign veteran Sean Mannion as potential backup QB to Kirk Cousins

Vikings sign veteran Sean Mannion as potential backup QB to Kirk Cousins

Quarterback Sean Mannion has signed with the Vikings. A source said Mannion, who agreed to a contract on April 7, has inked his deal with Minnesota on Monday’s first day of offseason workouts. A source has said the contract is for one year at approximately $900,000. Mannion, who spent his first four NFL seasons with […]
Apr 13, 2019
Wide receiver Jordan Taylor to sign with Vikings

Wide receiver Jordan Taylor to sign with Vikings

The Vikings have added depth at wide receiver in time for Monday’s start of offseason workouts. Free agent Jordan Taylor will sign a one-year deal with Minnesota, a source confirmed Saturday. Taylor visited the Vikings last Monday and the Seattle Seahawks later in the week. Taylor caught 29 passes for 351 yards with the Denver Broncos […]
Apr 13, 2019
Charley Walters: Vikings’ new deal with Adam Thielen works for all

Charley Walters: Vikings’ new deal with Adam Thielen works for all

Usually, NFL teams try to extend player contracts a year before unrestricted free agency. But for the Minnesota Vikings, because Adam Thielen vastly over-performed his current deal, and because he’s a local hero, and to retain goodwill on all parties, it made sense to agree to a $64 million, four-year contract last Friday. Insiders say […]
Apr 12, 2019
Kirk Cousins, former Viking Tom Compton donate to Rosemount’s Hope Fieldhouse

Kirk Cousins, former Viking Tom Compton donate to Rosemount’s Hope Fieldhouse

A grass-roots effort to bring more gym space to Rosemount has been boosted by donations from Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and former Vikings guard Tom Compton. Last week, Compton and his wife, Tiffany, donated $75,000 toward a $2 million fundraising campaign to build Hope Fieldhouse, a nonprofit recreation center for Rosemount being pursued by […]
Apr 12, 2019
Vikings WR Adam Thielen agrees to four-year, $64 million extension

Vikings WR Adam Thielen agrees to four-year, $64 million extension

The Vikings’ Adam Thielen, who has made two straight Pro Bowls, will now be paid like an elite wide receiver. Thielen agreed Friday to a four-year, $64 million extension, and it could be worth as much as $73 million with incentives. The Vikings announced the agreement, and Thielen’s agent, Blake Baratz, revealed the contract details […]
Apr 11, 2019
Vikings waive former Gophers cornerback Jalen Myrick

Vikings waive former Gophers cornerback Jalen Myrick

After signing three defensive backs in the past week, the Vikings have let one go. Minnesota on Thursday waived cornerback Jalen Myrick, who played at the University of Minnesota. He spent portions of last season on the practice squad and was signed to a reserve/future contract in January. Myrick was taken in the seventh round […]
Apr 10, 2019

Vikings to sign former AAF linebacker Greer Martini

The Vikings have added yet another player from the defunct Alliance of American Football. A source said Minnesota will sign linebacker Greer Martini to a one-year, $495,000 contract. Martini played with the Salt Lake Stallions until the AAF folded last week. Martini is the fourth former AAF player to have joined the Vikings. Last week, […]
Apr 9, 2019
Vikings legend Bud Grant attends NCAA title game, wonders why there was no halftime show

Vikings legend Bud Grant attends NCAA title game, wonders why there was no halftime show

When Bud Grant saw the massive hanging scoreboard that was brought in for the Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium, he thought back to playing 70 years ago for the Minneapolis Lakers. “That was better than the one we used to have at the (Minneapolis) Armory,’’ Grant said. “We’ve come a long way.’’ Grant, the […]
Apr 9, 2019
Vikings to face plenty of ex-teammates in preseason opener at New Orleans

Vikings to face plenty of ex-teammates in preseason opener at New Orleans

The Vikings will start the 2019 preseason by running into a bunch of old friends. The schedule was announced Tuesday, and the Vikings will begin with a game at New Orleans between Aug. 8-12. The Saints feature former Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as well as former Vikings running back Latavius Murray, cornerback Marcus Sherels and […]