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  Vikings | Minnesota talks with Peyton Ramsey    Fri Apr 16, 06:10 PM

Northwestern QB Peyton Ramsey recently had a virtual meeting with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Ramsey is a quarterback capable of making all the throws and he's athletic enough to design some running plays for him. He has to work on accuracy, pass placement and decision making in order to play up to his potential. Look for him to be a priority free agent after the draft.

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  Vikings | Andre Patterson promoted    Wed Apr 14, 03:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings defensive line coach/co-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson was named as assistant head coach Wednesday, April 14. Patterson will continue to coach the defensive line and share co-defensive coordinator duties with Adam Zimmer in addition to his new responsibilities.

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  Vikings | Robert Steeples joins Minnesota coaching staff    Tue Apr 13, 09:57 PM

Former NFL CB Robert Steeples was named as the Minnesota Vikings' new assistant special teams coach Tuesday, April 13.

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  Vikings | Minnesota interested in Darius Stills    Thu Apr 8, 06:23 PM

West Virginia DT Darius Stills recently had a virtual meeting with the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Vikings | Nick Vigil deal officially done    Tue Apr 6, 06:04 PM

Free-agent LB Nick Vigil (Chargers) officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, April 6. Terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

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  Vikings | Jeff Gladney in hot water    Mon Apr 5, 07:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Jeff Gladney has reportedly been charged with third-degree felony family violence assault and recently turned himself into authorities, according to a source via J.D. Miles of CBS 11.

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  Vikings | Dakota Dozier financials    Wed Mar 31, 01:47 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent OL Dakota Dozier (Vikings) signed on a one-year contract worth $1.075 million to return to the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, March 30.

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  Vikings | Hale Hentges hangs up his cleats    Tue Mar 30, 04:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Hale Hentges was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Tuesday, March 30.

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  Vikings | Dakota Dozier staying put    Tue Mar 30, 04:20 PM

Free-agent OL Dakota Dozier (Vikings) agreed to terms on a one-year contract to return to the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, March 30. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Vikings | Xavier Woods signing with Minnesota    Sat Mar 27, 01:52 PM

Free agent S Xavier Woods (Cowboys) on Saturday, March 27, will sign a one-year contract worth up to $2.25 million with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adding Mackenzie Alexander    Fri Mar 26, 07:56 PM

Free-agent CB Mackensie Alexander (Bengals) agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings Friday, March 26. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Nick Vigil addition not official yet    Fri Mar 26, 05:55 PM

Free-agent LB Nick Vigil (Chargers) has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings but it may not be made official for a few more weeks because of team business, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Vigil was a contributor for the Chargers last year and once started for the Bengals. His defensive coordinator in Cincinnati, Paul Guenther, is now with the Vikings as a senior defensive assistant coach.

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  Vikings | Mason Cole acquired in trade    Thu Mar 25, 02:57 PM

OL Mason Cole on Thursday, March 25, was acquired by the Minnesota Vikings in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. Minnesota is sending a sixth-round pick to Arizona in return.

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  Vikings | Minnesota interested in Brett Jones reunion    Wed Mar 24, 08:53 PM

Free-agent C Brett Jones (Vikings) is drawing interest from the Minnesota Vikings for a reunion as a potential backup center, according to source Wednesday, March 24. Nothing is considered imminent and Jones reportedly has other options, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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  Vikings | Minnesota made offer to Nick Easton    Wed Mar 24, 06:31 PM

Free-agent G Nick Easton (Saints) received a contract offer from the Minnesota Vikings but it wasn't up to his liking, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneers Press Wednesday, March 24.

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  Vikings | Ameer Abdullah back to Vikings    Wed Mar 24, 12:29 PM

Free-agent RB Ameer Abdullah (Vikings) agreed to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, March 24, to return to the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: The Vikings lost Mike Boone to the Broncos in free agency, so they needed to secure a no.3 running back. Abdullah is quick and gets to top speed in a hurry. He's not the receiving threat that Boone was and is not a lock for the 53-man roster. Don't be surprised if the Vikings add a running back late in the draft to compete behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.

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  Vikings | Patrick Peterson staying at corner    Mon Mar 22, 12:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Patrick Peterson confirmed that he'll remain at cornerback in 2021.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen has deal restructured    Sun Mar 21, 11:13 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had his contract restructured Thursday, March 18, according to multiple league sources.

Footballguys view: His base salary was converted to a signing bonus, saving the team $8 million and reducing his cap hit from $13.468 million to $5.698 million for the 2021 season.

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  Vikings | Patrick Peterson catches on with Minnesota    Wed Mar 17, 08:34 PM

Free-agent CB Patrick Peterson (Cardinals) reached an agreement on a one-year, $10 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 17, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It will be odd to watch Peterson in another uniform. He'll be an excellent veteran presence in a very young cornerback room.

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  Vikings | One-year deal for Chad Beebe    Wed Mar 17, 04:19 PM

Free-agent WR Chad Beebe (Vikings) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 17. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | MIN interested in Mackensie Alexander    Tue Mar 16, 05:40 PM

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent CB Mackensie Alexander has received a contract offer from the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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  Vikings | New deal for Rashod Hill    Tue Mar 16, 04:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Rashod Hill agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with the Vikings Tuesday, March 16, worth $2,377,500, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

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  Vikings | Shamar Stephen officially cut    Tue Mar 16, 04:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Shamar Stephen was officially released Tuesday, March 16.

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  Vikings | Nick Vigil financials    Tue Mar 16, 03:00 PM

Updating a previous report, impending free-agent LB Nick Vigil (Chargers) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $1.75 million - including a $450,000 signing bonus - with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, March 15.

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  Vikings | Mike Boone to hit the open market    Tue Mar 16, 01:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings restricted free agent RB Mike Boone will not receive a tender offer, allowing him to become a free agent.

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  Vikings | Ifeadi Odenigbo to reach free agency    Tue Mar 16, 01:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings restricted free agent DE Ifeadi Odenigbo will not receive a tender offer, allowing him to become a free agent.

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  Vikings | Shamar Stephen on the outs in Minnesota    Tue Mar 16, 01:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Shamar Stephen is expected to be released soon, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adding Nick Vigil    Mon Mar 15, 11:25 PM

Impending free-agent LB Nick Vigil (Chargers) reportedly agreed to terms to a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, March 15. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the deal includes 'over $1 million guaranteed.'

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  Vikings | Dalvin Tomlinson finds new home in Minnesota    Mon Mar 15, 10:58 PM

Impending free-agent DT Dalvin Tomlinson (Giants) reportedly agreed to terms to a two-year contract worth $22 million - including a $15 million signing bonus and $20 million fully guaranteed - with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, March 15.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr restructures    Mon Mar 15, 11:15 AM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr revised his contract Monday, March 15, that will make him a free agent after the season. He'll make $10 million this year instead of $12.9 million. He has a fully guaranteed $9.4 million salary with $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses and a $100,000 workout bonus.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr restructures contract    Sun Mar 14, 08:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr is finalizing an agreement that will reduce his $12.3 million base salary but will make him a free agent in 2022, two years earlier than previously expected, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Sean Mannion may return    Fri Mar 12, 06:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent QB Sean Mannion has a good chance to re-sign with the Vikings this offseason, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Mannion wouldn't get a ton of interest on the open market, and he's found a home as a reserve with the Vikings. He could return to continue backing up QB Kirk Cousins.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr recovering from surgery    Thu Mar 11, 09:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (pectoral) is recovering from pectoral surgery, according to general manager Rick Spielman. 'He's coming off his surgery,' Spielman said. 'He had a great repair. He's right on track. He's doing fine in his rehab in where he's at right now.'

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  Vikings | Todd Davis unlikely to return    Thu Mar 11, 01:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB and pending free agent Todd Davis is unlikely to re-sign with the team, according to a report Thursday, March 11.

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  Vikings | Britton Colquitt restructures    Thu Mar 11, 11:33 AM

Minnesota Vikings P Britton Colquitt restructured his contract Thursday, March 11, to create $1.3 million in salary cap space. His salary reduced to $1.075 million, and his 2022 salary remains at $3.25 million.

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  Vikings | Riley Reiff removed from roster    Wed Mar 10, 04:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Riley Reiff was released Wednesday, March 10.

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  Vikings | Dan Bailey done in Minnesota    Tue Mar 9, 03:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Dan Bailey was released Tuesday, March 9.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson strong after the catch    Mon Mar 8, 10:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson compiled 450 yards after the catch in 2020 - the fifth-highest total for a rookie receiver since 2006 - according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Jefferson can get open deep, and the play-action offense helps him, but he's really dangerous after the catch. New OC Klint Kubiak will continue this going forward.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson a big play WR    Mon Mar 8, 04:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson recorded 56 receptions of at least 10 yards this past season, which was most by a rookie wide receiver since 2006.

Footballguys view: Jefferson fits perfectly in the Vikings offense. They run the ball to set up play-action passing where Jefferson can make plays on downfield throws. Expect more of the same with new OC Klint Kubiak in 2021.

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  Vikings | Chris Jones to be UFA    Mon Mar 8, 01:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings exclusive rights free-agent CB Chris Jones will not receive a tender offer and will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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  Vikings | Anthony Harris tough on QBs    Sun Mar 7, 08:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent S Anthony Harris has forced an incompletion on 25.9 percent of his targets since 2018, the best rate among safeties in that span, according to Seth Galina of Pro Football Focus.

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  Vikings | Tae Haynes, Cordea Tankersley released    Fri Mar 5, 02:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings CBs Tae Haynes and Cordea Tankersley on Friday, March 5, were released.

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  Vikings | Minnesota wants Mike Boone back    Thu Mar 4, 03:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings restricted free-agent RB Mike Boone is a player the Vikings want to keep, but it is not known if they will tender him an offer or try to sign him to a lower salary, according to sources.

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  Vikings | Stephen Weatherly contract update    Thu Mar 4, 03:48 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DE Stephen Weatherly (Panthers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, March 4, worth $2.5 million. The deal can be worth as much as $3 million with incentives.

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  Vikings | Stephen Weatherly to Vikings    Thu Mar 4, 10:09 AM

Free-agent DE Stephen Weatherly (Panthers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, March 4.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph's financial savings    Tue Mar 2, 06:09 PM

Updating a previous story, releasing TE Kyle Rudolph Tuesday, March 2, will save the Minnesota Vikings a little over $5 million in cap space for 2021.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph released    Tue Mar 2, 06:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph was released Tuesday, March 2.

Footballguys view: It was only a couple of weeks ago that Rudolph stated he would not take a pay cut for the same role with the Vikings in 2021. This move frees up $5 million in cap space ($7.9 million if designated a post-June 1st cut) for the Vikings. Rudolph is not the player he used to be but quite a few teams (Browns, Patriots, Broncos) could have interest in the veteran tight end. He might not be on the market for that long.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook a red zone monster in 2020    Mon Mar 1, 08:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran for 13 of his 16 rushing touchdowns inside the red zone in 2020 - the second-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Cook is a monster in general, anywhere on the field, but especially when the team is near pay dirt. He's arguably the best back in the game and a RB1 for Fantasy GMs as the centerpiece of the Vikings offense.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins is durable    Mon Mar 1, 11:05 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has missed just one of his last 96 games due to injury.

Footballguys view: Cousins knows how to 'self sack' in order to avoid punishment. When he's roughed up, Cousins has shown the mental toughness to bounce back and he doesn't 'see ghosts' as a passer.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins plays every snap    Sun Feb 28, 01:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was on the field for every offensive snap this season.

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