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  Vikings | Brian Robison accepts pay cut    Wed May 23, 10:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison has agreed to restructure his contract, which saves the team $2.38 million in salary cap space. He was originally scheduled to make $3.5 million in 2018 but will now make $1.015 million.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook ahead of schedule    Mon May 21, 06:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation process. Head coach Mike Zimmer believes Cook will see work during organized team activities, but he will be limited until training camp.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Vikings here. Cook can be the engine to the Vikings offense in 2018 and fantasy owners are excited about his prospects in year two of his career. He has a current ADP of RB10 (2.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Minnesota hoping to extend three key players    Sun May 20, 03:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs, DE Danielle Hunter and LB Anthony Barr are the three players the team is hoping to sign to lucrative deals this offseason, according to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Footballguys view: Diggs is in the final year of his rookie contract and is set to make a little over $700,000 in 2018. The Vikings spent a ton of money to get QB Kirk Cousins, but they should be able to find a way to get Diggs a contract.

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  Vikings | David Parry signs with Vikings    Wed May 16, 12:28 PM

Free-agent DT David Parry (Saints) signed an undisclosed deal with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, May 16.

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  Vikings | David Parry visits Vikings    Thu May 10, 12:44 PM

Free-agent DT David Parry (Saints) visited the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, May 10, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Two options for Vikings No. 3 receiver    Mon May 7, 05:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings WRs Kendall Wright and Laquon Treadwell likely will compete for the No. 3 receiver job during training camp.

Footballguys view: There's not much to go around for the Vikings no.3 WR because of TE Kyle Rudolph...and the fact that Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs get most of the looks. We'll see if new starting QB Kirk Cousins grows attached to Wright or Treadwell, but they shouldn't have too many looks coming their way in 2018.

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Laquon Treadwell player page


  Vikings | Minnesota signs four UDFAs    Mon May 7, 04:11 PM

Undrafted free-agents WR Chad Beebe (Northern Illinois), CB Craig James (Southern Illinois), FB Johnny Stanton (UNLV) and LB Brett Taylor (Western Illinois) were signed Monday, May 7. In corresponding moves, LS Nick Dooley, WR Armanti Foreman, DT Caushaud Lyons andFB Kamryn Pettway were waived.

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  Vikings | More on Tyler Conklin's deal    Sat May 5, 03:15 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin signed a four-year deal worth $2.741 million. The deal includes a signing bonus of $281,032.

Footballguys view: We like Conklin from a dynasty league perspective. The rookie from Central Michigan can make some crazy catches, but he's not just a receiving threat. Conklin has spirit as a blocker and knows how to use his hands. He suffered a 'Jones' fracture in his foot and that slowed him down in 2017. His 2016 tape is quite impressive. We'll see how he looks for the Vikings in training camp and the preseason.

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  Vikings | Jalyn Holmes contract update    Sat May 5, 03:14 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DT Jalyn Holmes signed a four-year deal worth $3.191 million. The deal includes a signing bonus of $731,396.

Footballguys view: At 6'5" 283 pounds, Holmes has the ability to rush from the edge as a D-end or inside as a D-tackle. A fourth-round pick, Holmes has the upside to develop into a quality starter and at least could be an impact rotational player for the Vikings up front.

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  Vikings | Jalyn Holmes, Tyler Conklin sign deals    Sat May 5, 01:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings fourth-round draft choice DT Jalyn Holmes and fifth-round draft choice TE Tyler Conklin signed four-year contracts with the Vikings Saturday, May 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Devante Downs limited    Fri May 4, 09:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Devante Downs (knee) remains limited following knee surgery, and he doesn't have a timetable for his return.

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  Vikings | Brian O'Neill contract update    Fri May 4, 08:40 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings second-round draft choice OT Brian O'Neill signed a four-year deal with the Vikings worth $4.406 million. The deal includes a $1.284 million signing bonus.

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  Vikings | Brian O'Neill signs rookie deal    Fri May 4, 11:40 AM

Minnesota Vikings second-round pick OT Brian O'Neill signed his rookie four-year deal Friday, May 4. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

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  Vikings | Vikings sign four draft picks    Thu May 3, 09:01 PM

The Minnesota Vikings signed fifth-round draft pick PK Daniel Carlson, sixth-round draft picks OG Colby Gossett, DE Ade Aruna and seventh-round draft pick LB Devante Downs on Thursday, May 3.


  Vikings | Matt Linehan invited by Vikings    Wed May 2, 03:25 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Matt Linehan (Idaho) was invited to attend the Minnesota Vikings rookie minicamp.

Footballguys view: It's an interesting invite, given his name and family history of football. Linehan is the son of Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. The Vikings have Kirk Cousins as their starter, Trevor Siemian as their backup and Kyle Sloter as an interesting developmental third-string quarterback.

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  Vikings | Cayleb Jones suspended    Mon Apr 30, 04:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Cayleb Jones has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Footballguys view: Undrafted by the Eagles out of Arizona in 2016, Jones has been buried on the Vikings depth chart since late that year. This suspension isn't going to help him make the final roster. We'll see if he can do enough in camp to keep his job.

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  Vikings | Minnesota brings back Terence Newman    Mon Apr 30, 03:02 PM

Free-agent CB Terence Newman (Vikings) re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, April 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Newman is the Vikings version of the 'guarantee on the box' in Tommy Boy -- he may not do much but it makes you feel good to have him there. The veteran corner is nearing 40-years old and should see his snaps decline in 2018.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adds more UDFAs    Mon Apr 30, 12:47 PM

Undrafted free-agent Armanti Foreman (Texas), FB Kamryn Pettway (Auburn), QB Peter Pujals (Holy Cross), RB Roc Thomas (Jacksonville State) and WR Jake Wieneke (South Dakota State) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, April 30. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Thomas is perhaps the most interesting of this bunch. He's got some Eli McGuire (Jets) to his game as Thomas is a speedy back who has the quickness to make defenders miss. Thomas could move up the depth chart as a Jerick McKinnon-like back behind starter Dalvin Cook.

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  Vikings | Trae Waynes' option picked up    Mon Apr 30, 11:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings CB Trae Waynes had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, April 30.

Footballguys view: The options is worth around $9 million and guaranteed only for injury. Waynes put together a strong 2017 as a 16-game starter. The Vikings could look to extend him with another good season in 2018.

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  Vikings | Pat Elflein unlikely for OTAs    Sun Apr 29, 09:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings C Pat Elflein (ankle) said his recovery from ankle surgery continues to go well, but he doesn't expect to participate in OTAs.

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  Vikings | Minnesota inks two UDFAs    Sun Apr 29, 04:58 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Jeff Badet (Oklahoma) and RB Mike Boone (Cincinnati) signed undisclosed contracts with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Badet had a 4.34 40, 39 1/2" vertical, and 10' 11" broad jump at his pro day to catch the attention of the NFL. He's part of probably the strongest UDFA class in the league.

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  Vikings | Korey Robertson lands with Minnesota    Sat Apr 28, 09:27 PM

Southern Mississippi WR Korey Robertson has reportedly agreed to terms to join the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent.

Footballguys view: Robertson was in some Top 20-25 wide receiver rankings in this draft, but this class's depth pushed some good talents to UDFA status. He'll battle veteran Tavarres King and fellow UDFAs speedster Jeff Badet (Oklahoma) and big receiver Jake Wieneke (South Dakota State) for the fifth wide receiver spot.

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  Vikings | Tyler Hoppes signing with MIN    Sat Apr 28, 08:44 PM

Undrafted free-agent TE Tyler Hoppes (Nebraska) reportedly agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, April 28. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Minnesota selects Tyler Conklin    Sat Apr 28, 02:54 PM

The Minnesota Vikings selected Central Michigan TE Tyler Conklin with the 157th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Saturday, April 28.

Footballguys view: Conklin is coming off a preseason foot injury which impacted his 2017 season, and he looked much better the year before. The fact that he made it back on the field this year speaks to his overall toughness, which will serve him well in his likely role as a blocker. He can catch passes, and will a little, but his chief job will be to block for Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook.

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  Vikings | Brian O'Neill brings athleticism to line    Fri Apr 27, 09:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Brian O'Neill was 'probably the best athlete of all the offensive linemen' in the 2018 NFL Draft, according to director of college scouting Jamaal Stephenson.

Footballguys view: The team is betting he can add the strength he needs to without sacrificing that athleticism, and if so, he could become a mainstay on that line.

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  Vikings | Minnesota selects Brian O'Neill    Fri Apr 27, 09:08 PM

The Minnesota Vikings selected Pittsburgh OT Brian O'Neill with the 62nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.

Footballguys view: A former tight end who became a full time tackle, O'Neill has great footwork and good length but is not as strong as he needs to be. The Vikings aren't sitting on the laurels of their improved offensive line from 2017 though, and will keep adding pieces.

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  Vikings | Minnesota drafts Mike Hughes 30th overall    Thu Apr 26, 11:20 PM

The Minnesota Vikings selected Central Florida CB Mike Hughes with the 30th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.

Footballguys view: With two corners who are already in house and very good, this might seem a little odd on the surface, but the Vikings are protecting themselves from when they can't afford to pay Xavier Rhodes.

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  Vikings | Minnesota pleased with Dalvin Cook's rehab    Tue Apr 24, 08:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has been doing some work on the field since spring drills began April 16, and athletic trainer Eric Sugarman confirmed his recover from a torn left ACL in Week 4 last season is going well.

Footballguys view: Cook should be good to go for the start of training camp, and he should be nearly 100 percent healthy by the start of the regular season. He looked like a special player in this league and a RB1 for fantasy owners before sustaining this injury.

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  Vikings | Minnesota pleased with Dalvin Cook's rehab    Tue Apr 24, 08:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has been doing some work on the field since spring drills began April 16, and athletic trainer Eric Sugarman confirmed Cook's recovery from a torn left ACL in Week 4 last season is going well.

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  Vikings | Kentrell Brothers suspended four games    Fri Apr 20, 03:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Kentrell Brothers was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances on Friday, April 20.

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  Vikings | Nick Easton may get long-term deal    Thu Apr 19, 04:36 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are open to signing OG Nick Easton to a long-term contract if both sides are able to agree to terms.

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  Vikings | Nick Easton signs tender    Mon Apr 16, 04:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Nick Easton signed his exclusive-rights tender Monday, April 16.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks receives extension    Mon Apr 16, 12:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Vikings Monday, April 16, worth $50 million. The contract includes $25 million in guaranteed money.

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  Vikings | Dontae Johnson visits Vikings    Tue Apr 10, 04:36 PM

Free-agent CB Dontae Johnson (49ers) visited the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, April 10, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Tavarres King signs with Minnesota    Thu Apr 5, 05:03 PM

Free-agent WR Tavarres King (Giants) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, April 5. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Kendall Wright contract update    Thu Apr 5, 03:10 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Kendall Wright's one-year contract is worth $1 million.

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  Vikings | Jack Cichy visits Vikings    Thu Apr 5, 10:06 AM

Wisconsin LB Jack Cichy visited the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, April 4.

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  Vikings | Connor Williams visiting Vikings    Wed Apr 4, 12:53 PM

Texas OT Connor Williams is visiting the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, April 4.

Footballguys view: Williams could fit at guard or tackle. With the Vikings recovery on the offensive line last year, he could be excellent depth while he learns the ropes.

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  Vikings | Marcus Sherels financial details    Sun Apr 1, 11:44 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings CB Marcus Sherels' one-year, $1.4 million contract contains a base salary of $1.05 million, a $250,000 signing bonus, $500,000 in guaranteed money and a workout bonus worth $100,000.

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  Vikings | Kendall Wright expected to be No. 3 WR    Sat Mar 31, 03:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Kendall Wright is expected to serve as the No. 3 receiver for the Vikings next season.

Footballguys view: That's as it should be as Wright can have good success as the team's slot receiver. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs will continue to do damage on the outside.

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  Vikings | Marcus Sherels contract updates    Sat Mar 31, 12:48 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings CB Marcus Sherels' one-year deal is worth $1.4 million.

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  Vikings | Minnesota eyeing Marquette King    Fri Mar 30, 09:30 PM

Free-agent P Marquette King is drawing interest from the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Kendall Wright finds new home in Minnesota     Fri Mar 30, 03:10 PM

Free-agent WR Kendall Wright (Bears) signed an undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, March 30.

Footballguys view: Wright replaces the recently departed Jarius Wright (Panthers) in the Vikings WR corps. He's a slot receiver who should give QB Kirk Cousins another quality weapon to throw to behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

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  Vikings | MIN not expected to re-sign two players    Thu Mar 29, 08:34 PM

Free-agent RB Bishop Sankey (Vikings) and WR Michael Floyd (Vikings) are not expected to re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings this offseason.

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  Vikings | Minnesota would like Terence Newman back    Thu Mar 29, 08:21 PM

Free-agent CB Terence Newman (Vikings) has been talking with the Minnesota Vikings about a new contract, but the two sides have not been able to agree on salary.

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  Vikings | Kendall Wright meets with MIN    Thu Mar 29, 06:25 PM

Free-agent WR Kendall Wright (Bears) recently met with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Consider him depth, if he signs. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen are the main targets for Kirk Cousins.

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  Vikings | Reshard Cliett joins Vikings    Thu Mar 29, 04:13 PM

Free-agent LB Reshard Cliett (Chiefs) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, March 29. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Marcus Sherels stays in Minnesota    Wed Mar 28, 03:01 PM

Free-agent CB Marcus Sherels (Vikings) re-signed to a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 28. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook ahead of schedule    Tue Mar 27, 10:48 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) is ahead of schedule in his rehab, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: The Vikings found a steal in the second round when they got Cook in the 2017 NFL draft. He looked amazing before this knee injury cut his rookie season short. Cook will be the lead back with Latavius Murray mixing in behind him. According to this report, Cook will do some work, but not everything, in organized team activities.

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  Vikings | Michael Floyd likely done in Minnesota    Sun Mar 25, 10:18 PM

Free-agent WR Michael Floyd (Vikings) is drawing no interest from the Minnesota Vikings and is unlikely to be re-signed, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Floyd may not get much interest around the league. Suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season, Floyd managed only 10 catches for 78 yards. On the field he's not what he used to be and off the field Floyd has had enough problems for teams to easily say 'no thanks.'

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