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  Vikings | Minnesota parts ways with Jeff Gladney    Tue Aug 3, 04:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Jeff Gladney was released Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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  Vikings | Minnesota signs Case Cookus    Mon Aug 2, 05:48 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Danny Etling claimed    Mon Aug 2, 05:26 PM

Former Seattle Seahawks QB Danny Etling was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2.

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  Vikings | Cole McDonald worked out    Mon Aug 2, 02:08 PM

Free-agent QB Cole McDonald (Cardinals) worked out for the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Case Cookus to join Minnesota    Mon Aug 2, 01:33 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) is expected to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Olabisi Johnson placed on IR    Mon Aug 2, 01:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Olabisi Johnson (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Aug. 2.

Footballguys view: Olabisi Johnson suffered a torn ACL in practice and is now lost for the season. It's bad news for a promising young player who was competing to be the no.3 receiver for the Vikings. Now, the team will turn to newly signed Dede Westbrook to fill that spot.

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  Vikings | Myron Mitchell on COVID list    Mon Aug 2, 01:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Myron Mitchell was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Aug.2.

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  Vikings | Minnesota puts three QBs on COVID list    Sun Aug 1, 11:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings QBs Kirk Cousins, Nate Stanley and Kellen Mond were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday, Aug. 1.

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  Vikings | Jackson Erdmann to work out again    Sun Aug 1, 03:28 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Jackson Erdmann (St. John's) is scheduled to work out for the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Case Cookus to work out    Sun Aug 1, 02:22 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) is scheduled to work out for the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Case Cookus may join Vikings    Sun Aug 1, 12:28 PM

Free-agent QB Case Cookus (Broncos) is a candidate to sign with the Minnesota Vikings in the near future, according to sources.

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  Vikings | Nate Stanley deemed close contact    Sun Aug 1, 11:02 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Nate Stanley is unable to practice as a precaution after being deemed a high-risk close contact of QB Kellen Mond (illness), who tested positive for COVID-19. Stanley will need to quarantine for at least five days since he is not fully vaccinated.

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  Vikings | No practice yet for Christian Darrisaw    Sat Jul 31, 09:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (groin) did not take part in the team's offseason workouts after having surgery to repair a core muscle injury last January. He also has sat out the first three days of camp and there is no word on when he might return, according to Judd Zulgad of SKOR North.

Footballguys view: Darrisaw is a candidate to start at left tackle after the team took him in the first round, but if he is out for much longer, it will be difficult for him to overtake Rashod Hill. This development is less than ideal for the Vikings offense.

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  Vikings | Olabisi Johnson done for the year    Sat Jul 31, 08:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Olabisi Johnson (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice Friday, July 30, and will miss the rest of the season.

Footballguys view: Dede Westbrook was recently signed to compete for the third wide receiver job, so the Vikings might not make a move at wide receiver to replace Johnson. Fifth round rookie Ihmir Smith-Marsette should also get more opportunities in the wake of this loss.

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  Vikings | Kellen Mond tests positive for COVID-19    Sat Jul 31, 05:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kellen Mond (illness) tested positive for COVID-19, a source said Saturday, July 31. As a result, QB Kirk Cousins will not practice as a precaution after being deemed a close contact. The team will be without three quarterbacks for Saturday's night practice as Minnesota performs contact tracing.

Footballguys view: This is a reminder that covid is going to affect player availability again this season. Unvaccinated players will be subject to a longer absence than vaccinated players, although we may not learn that a player is unvaccinated until the length of his absence is announced. Teams may go back to carrying an emergency quarterback on the practice squad to avoid what happened to Denver last year when they had to start Kendall Hinton.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook seeing limited reps in camp    Fri Jul 30, 10:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has been intentionally limited in training camp for the second year in a row. In 2020, it was believed the reprieve was due to Cook having yet to sign a contract extension, but after inking a new deal since then, he is being given the same treatment through the start of the 2021 camp's practice sessions.

Footballguys view: Cook is a seasoned veteran and arguably the best running back in the game. With a 17-game regular season schedule coming up, there's no need to put added wear and tear on his body in training camp and the preseason. Cook is going off the board as the no.2 overall pick in most every fantasy draft.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith showing chemistry with Kirk Cousins    Fri Jul 30, 10:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith has shown better chemistry with QB Kirk Cousins through the first three days of training camp than Cousins did with former Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph. Vikings reporter Judd Zulgad believes this could result in a big season for Smith. Zulgad said, 'There has been talk about how much of a factor the recently signed Dede Westbrook might be as the third wide receiver. But it's much more likely that if someone other than Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen put up significant numbers, it will be Smith.'

Footballguys view: Smith is in for a breakout season if he finally plays up to his potential. Rudolph is gone to the Giants, and Smith now gets to be that third target in the passing game behind Jefferson and Thielen. He's a mid-range TE2 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  Vikings | Rashod Hill could open at left tackle for Vikes    Fri Jul 30, 10:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Rashod Hill could open the regular season as the starting left tackle while rookie OT Christian Darrisaw (abdomen) continues his recovery from January core muscle surgery. Minnesota is unwilling to throw Darrisaw into the starting lineup during the regular season until the coaching staff is sure he is ready.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter moving around    Fri Jul 30, 10:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter has been rotated between left and right defensive end during practice in effort to create mismatches. He appears to be 'a full go,' even though the Vikings are not yet in pads.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook limited    Thu Jul 29, 08:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Dede Westbrook (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, July 29.

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  Vikings | Two linemen miss practice    Thu Jul 29, 07:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (groin) and C Cohl Cabral (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 29.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman goes on NFI list    Tue Jul 27, 06:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman (undisclosed) was transferred to the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 27, after he cleared waivers.

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  Vikings | Christian Darrisaw to get eased into camp    Tue Jul 27, 01:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (groin) underwent groin surgery before the draft and has moved around well lately, but the team is still expected to be 'very careful' with him early in camp, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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  Vikings | Rick Dennison to take on new role with team    Tue Jul 27, 01:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Rick Dennison was named as the team's new senior offensive advisor Tuesday, July 27.

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  Vikings | Riley Patterson not ready for practice    Mon Jul 26, 06:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Riley Patterson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 26.

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  Vikings | Three draft picks under contract    Mon Jul 26, 06:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings third-round draft choices OG Wyatt Davis, DE Patrick Jones II and LB Chazz Surratt signed four-year contracts with the Vikings Monday, July 26. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman waived    Mon Jul 26, 11:40 AM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman (undisclosed) was waived with a non-football injury Monday, July 26.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook headed to Minnesota    Sun Jul 25, 07:22 PM

Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, July 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Westbrook tore his ACL back in Week 7 of 2020 and has been recovering ever since. If he can regain his trademark speed, Westbrook can still fly down the field and take the top off the defense. He's expected to push Olabisi Johnson in training camp.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook to sign with MIN    Sat Jul 24, 06:38 PM

Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) plans to sign a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Westbrook should be considered the favorite to win the third receiver job in Minnesota. Remember his name if Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson go down.

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  Vikings | Two work out for Vikings    Sat Jul 24, 06:27 PM

Free-agent WR Tommylee Lewis (Saints) and undrafted free-agent QB Jackson Erdmann (St. John's) recently worked out for the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook eyeing Minnesota?    Fri Jul 23, 09:44 PM

Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) hinted via social media that he is interested in joining the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: This would put Westbrook back on a deep league radars as a potentially fantasy relevant player if one of Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson were to go down.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman to report to camp    Fri Jul 23, 09:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman (undisclosed) will report to training camp Sunday, July 25, and is hoping to play this season after being shot four times on June 21.

Footballguys view: Twyman has already etched himself into NFL lore just being able to report to training camp after being shot four times one month ago. He may start camp on the NFI list, but isn't expected to have any long term effects from his injuries.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook to work out for Vikes    Fri Jul 23, 02:54 PM

Free agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) in in Minneapolis to work out for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, July 24, according to post on Westbrook's Instagram account. Westbrook reportedly has three teams interested in him but will likely sign with the Vikings if all goes well Saturday, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Vikings don't have a clear #3 receiver, which would give Westbrook about the best opportunity for playing time that he's going to find at this point in free agency. It would give his dynasty stock a pulse in deep leagues after he fizzled out in Jacksonville.

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  Vikings | Ben Steele hired as OL assistant    Fri Jul 23, 02:07 PM

Auburn special-teams analyst Ben Steele on Friday, July 23, was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to serve as their assistant offensive line coach, according to sources.

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  Vikings | Phil Rauscher to coach O-line    Fri Jul 23, 01:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings assistant offensive line coach Phil Rauscher on Friday, July 23, was promoted to the full-time position. He replaces offensive line coach/run game coordinator Rick Dennison who was let go, reportedly after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Footballguys view: The Vikings have absorbed enough of the concepts of the Dennison/Kubiak running game to make this not material enough to move Dalvin Cook from the #2 spot he occupies on most fantasy football boards. This is unlikely to be the last showdown between a team and player or coach over the vaccine.

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  Vikings | More on Michael Pierce's injury    Mon Jul 19, 04:04 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings DT Michael Pierce's (calf) calf injury is considered minor, and he may only miss the first few weeks of training camp, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Michael Pierce should be ready for opener    Mon Jul 19, 02:00 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DT Michael Pierce (calf) may miss time during training camp because of his calf injury but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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  Vikings | Michael Pierce injured    Mon Jul 19, 10:50 AM

Minnesota Vikings DT Michael Pierce (calf) suffered a calf injury while training, and he's questionable for the start of camp.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith eyeing TD jump    Thu Jul 15, 01:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith is no longer sharing time with TE Kyle Rudolph and is expecting a big jump in production. 'I have very high expectations, especially for myself,' Smith said Thursday, July 15 on NFL Network. 'I don't want to put an exact number out there because I don't want to say 'I'm gonna score 15 touchdowns or however many,' but it's gonna be a lot. I'm going to be scoring a lot, making a lot of plays and helping my offense in any way, helping my team.'

Footballguys view: Smith had five receiving touchdowns last year while Rudolph had one for the Vikings. Now, the show is all up to Smith and he's ready for the challenge. We've been waiting for that breakout season from Smith, and 2021 could be the year it all comes together. He should be considered a TE2 with upside, and Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at TE17 (13.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Minnesota closing in on key extensions?    Mon Jul 5, 12:16 AM

Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith and OT Brian O'Neill have reportedly engaged in contract extension talks with the team recently, according to KSTP's Darren Wolfson.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith new and improved?    Fri Jul 2, 09:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith showed up to OTAs in 'phenomenal shape' after changing his diet, according to offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak. 'I want him to be himself, and now he's going to have more opportunities, and I'm excited to see what he does with it,' Kubiak said.

Footballguys view: Smith did not have a breakout season in 2020 but has the chance to do that in his third season. He's the lead tight end and Kyle Rudolph is now with the Giants. Smith should be the third option in the passing game behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. If Smith plays up to his potential, there's a possibility he could post low-end TE1 numbers.

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  Vikings | Christian Darrisaw limited this offseason    Mon Jun 28, 03:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (groin) did not take any snaps with the first-team offense during offseason workouts or minicamp in part because he is recovering from a groin injury, according to ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins on point in 2020    Sun Jun 27, 10:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was on target on 81.3 percent of his throws in 2020 - the best mark among quarterbacks with at least 50 pass attempts - according to Pro Football Reference.

Footballguys view: Cousins knows the Shanahan/Kubiak offense like the back of his hand. The comfort level in the offense gives him great confidence as a passer, and Cousins has some great targets to throw to. With Klint Kubiak taking over for his father Gary as OC in 2021, expect more of the same from Cousins and the Vikings passing attack.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman hospitalized    Mon Jun 21, 07:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman was reportedly shot four times while visiting family in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 21. Twyman is reportedly fine and expected to make a full recovery, according to his agent.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook busy by the goal line    Sat Jun 19, 08:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook leads all players with 47 touches from inside the 5-yard line over the past two seasons, and he also leads all players with 19 touchdowns from inside the 5-yard line in that span.

Footballguys view: The Vikings offense should continue to give Cook enough opportunity to justify his ADP as the #2 player off of the board. With an improved defense, the offense could get more short fields, creating even more scoring chances.

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  Vikings | Blake Proehl draws praise    Fri Jun 18, 10:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Blake Proehl was mentioned by head coach Mike Zimmer when he was asked about candidates for the No. 3 receiver role.

Footballguys view: Blake Proehl is the son of former NFL wide receiver and coach Ricky Proehl. He's got all the skills you want in terms of concentration and hands. Proehl does a good job of going after catches and has a large catch radius basically due to effort. He's not a vertical threat, but put him in the slot and watch him work. We'll be watching him compete for the no.3 job behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

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  Vikings | Tyler Conklin expanding role    Fri Jun 18, 10:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin has 'emerged as a guy that's moving upward' during minicamp, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 'It's a bigger role for Tyler Conklin this season,' Zimmer said.

Footballguys view: Irv Smith is the lead tight end but Conklin outperformed him down the stretch last year. If Smith is banged up, Conklin could step in and shine. Even with Smith out there, the Vikings do use two and three-tight end sets more than most. He's a reserve player to keep on the waiver wire speed dial.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter feeling good    Wed Jun 16, 08:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (neck) is not practicing during the minicamp but said he feels 100 percent healthy. He said he is working his way back into football shape.

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  Vikings | Minnesota moves on from Zach Von Rosenberg    Tue Jun 15, 04:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings P Zach Von Rosenberg was waived Tuesday, June 15.

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  Vikings | Kellen Mond deal official    Tue Jun 15, 04:06 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings third-round pick QB Kellen Mond (Texas A&M) signed a four-year contract worth a reported $5.223 million - including a $1.158 million signing bonus - on Tuesday, June 15.

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