1:57 AM EST, Tue January 17, 2017
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Uncertain offseason weighs on Vikings' picks in latest NFL mock drafts

The 2017 NFL draft will help address some areas of concern and the picture of who the Vikings could be targeting is becoming clearer with the college football and NFL regular season complete.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings part ways with Scott Turner

The Vikings have parted ways with quarterbacks coach Scott Turner. Turner, the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, was on coach Mike Zimmer’s original Vikings staff in 2014 and played a role in the development of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the 2014 first-round draft pick who made the Pro Bowl as an alternate in his second year. Bridgewater appeared to be poised for a breakout season in 2016 before suffering a season-ending knee injury during the preseason. The Vikings then made the bold trade for former first overall draft pick Sam Bradford, who had a career year...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings coordinator George Edwards to coach East-West Shrine Game

Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards will serve as one of the two head coaches in the 92nd annual East-West Shrine Game, a college all-star game that helps showcase draft-eligible prospects to NFL scouts. Edwards will lead the West team on Jan. 21. Former NFL defensive tackle and Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner will coach the East. The opportunity gives Edwards, who has been the defensive coordinator under Mike Zimmer since 2014, an opportunity to raise his profile around the league. He will also get up close and personal with the 55 players on the West roster, which...

FOX Sports

Another Vikings draft pick finalized after wild-card weekend

With the results of this weekend’s first round NFL playoff games, the Minnesota Vikings found out exactly where their extra third-round 2017 draft pick will be positioned.Back during the 2016 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings made a draft day trade with the Miami Dolphins that awarded them a ...

FOX Sports

2017 NFL Draft: Ranking Minnesota Vikings 5 Biggest Needs

With plenty of holes to fill in the coming months, the Minnesota Vikings would be wise to address these five needs during the 2017 NFL Draft.Based on what we saw in 2016, the Minnesota Vikings have a lot of work to do this offseason. There are a number of issues that must be addressed, both on and...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Listen: Five burning offseason questions for the Vikings

Part II of our massive season-ending podcast: Five burning offseason questions. Which Vikings will stay and which will go? What are the biggest positions of need to address in the draft and free agency?

FOX Sports

Should they stay or go? 2017 Vikings free-agents: Matt Kalil

Should the Minnesota Vikings re-sign the mediocre offensive lineman to a new contract in 2017 or let him walk and find someone new?Hard to believe that it has already been five seasons since the Minnesota Vikings spent the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft on a young offensive tackle out o...

CSN Bay Area

Source: Vikings' Paton set to interview for 49ers GM job

The 49ers are scheduled to interview Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for their general manage position, a source told CSNBayArea.com.Paton has worked 10 seasons with the Vikings under general manager Rick Spielman. Patons duties including workin the pro scouting department and evaluating college prospects for the NFL draft.Paton (pronounced Payton) has been considered a hot GM prospect for several years. He has reportedly turned down interview requests from the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins in the recent years.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

George Paton to interview with 49ers

Assistant general manager George Paton is scheduled to interview on Friday with the 49ers about their GM opening, a source confirmed. Paton has spent the past decade with the Vikings, recently helping them assemble the talented, young core that won the NFC North in 2015. The duties of Paton, who worked with general manager Rick Spielman in Chicago and Miami before joining him in Minnesota in 2006, include helping Spielman sort through free agency and stack the team’s draft board. Paton has turned down opportunities to interview for possible promotions with other teams in recent years...

FOX Sports

Vikings DE Brian Robison says Danielle Hunter 'earned a shot' as starter

Brian Robison was a starting defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings, but that might not be the case in 2017 with the production of Danielle Hunter.Defensive end Danielle Hunter has exploded onto the scene since being a3rd round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2015. His speed and athleticis...

CSN MidAtlantic

Ravens have 16th overall pick in draft following loss to Bengals

The Ravens (8-8) will have the 16th pick overall in the 2017 NFL draft, after losing to the Bengals in their season finale.The Vikings and

FOX Sports

Pending Coin Flip, Colts Will Have Either the 14th or 15th Overall Pick in 2017 NFL Draft

Following Sunday's win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Indianapolis Colts will now have either the 14th or 15th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft--pending the result of a coin flip with the Philadelphia Eagles (via the Minnesota Vikings):https://twitter.com/Eric_Edholm/status/81...

Express-Times

What needs to happen for Eagles' draft pick to improve?

If it all goes their way the Eagles No. 1 pick, acquired from the Vikings, could crack the top 10.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings' Danielle Hunter tipped expectation scales this season

Sack leader proves there is value in later draft picks.

FOX Sports

Vikings should be smart, keep Bradford on the bench Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings should keep their starting quarterback on the bench in Week 17 in order to prevent another atrocity from happening in their tumultuous season.When the Minnesota Vikings sent a 2017 first round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford back on Septembe...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings boost running back depth after placing Mackensie Alexander on IR

Rookie second-round draft pick Mackensie Alexander has been placed on season-ending injured reserve and replaced on the active roster by practice squad running back C.J. Ham in a move that could be a sign that Adrian Peterson won’t play against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Saturday. Alexander, who swaggered into town at the 54th overall pick, played 13 games with no starts, six tackles and one pass defense. He was drafted for depth purposes and is considered the heir apparent to Captain Munnerlyn at the nickel slot corner spot. He was on the injury report this week with an abdomen...

FOX Sports

NFL.com analyst calls Laquon Treadwell a 'major disappointment'

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah recently graded all the offensive first round draft picks and he was not very kind when evaluating Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell.During the 2016 NFL Draft, there wasn't much doubt that the Minnesota Vikings would be looking for a top-notch pass catcher to help imp...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Kyle Rudolph, Cordarrelle Patterson among Vikings' Pro Bowl candidates

The NFL will announce tonight at 7 p.m. CT which players have been selected to this year’s Pro Bowl, which is back to pitting the NFC against the AFC after three years of a fantasy draft format for the game. Five Vikings players were selected to last year’s game, though running back Adrian Peterson was the only original selection from that team. The rest of the guys, including Teddy Bridgewater, were injury fill-ins. It is unlikely the Vikings will have that many players this year when the results of voting from coaches, players and fans are revealed tonight. Based strictly on...