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  Vikings | Rashod Hill in line to start?    Tue Jul 10, 11:51 AM

Minnesota Vikings OT Rashod Hill took nearly every snap as the starting right tackle during the spring, and he could start there in Week 1. Hill dropped 12 pounds to 313 pounds during the offseason.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook to catch more passes?    Sun Jul 8, 09:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was involved in the passing game in various ways during the spring, lining up as a receiver at times.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs could become free agent after 2018    Sat Jun 30, 10:53 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs could become a free agent after the 2018 season if the team is unable to sign him to a contract extension, in the opinion of Joel Corry of CBSSports.com.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick out of Maryland in the 2015 NFL draft, Diggs is in the final year of his contract in 2018 and set to make $1.9 million this year. The franchise tag for wide receivers is expected to be about $17 million, so that doesn't seem to be the best option for keeping Diggs around in the future.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr could become free agent after 2018    Sat Jun 30, 10:49 AM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr could become a free agent after the 2018 season if the team is unable to sign him to a contract extension, in the opinion of Joel Corry of CBSSports.com. The franchise tag for linebackers is expected to be about $16.325 million, with a salary cap of approximately $190 million, and the Vikings may have difficulty holding on to him at that price.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick out of UCLA in the 2014 NFL draft, Barr is in the final year of his rookie contract and playing on the fifth-year option. He's spent this offseason working on his pass-rushing moves, and Barr is trying to prove that he's more than a two-down player. Barr has struggled to impact as a pass rusher (10.5 career sacks) and is not a player to rely on in coverage.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs could receive extension    Wed Jun 27, 03:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs is one of the players that the Vikings would like to sign to a contract extension, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick in 2015, Diggs is in the final year of his rookie contract. Diggs has never played a full 16-game season, but he does seemed poised for a breakout in 2018. We'll see what kind of connection he can build with new QB Kirk Cousins, and projecting Diggs for the first 1,000-yard season of his career is not outlandish (career high of 903 yards in 2016).

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  Vikings | More on Danielle Hunter's deal    Wed Jun 27, 10:51 AM

Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter can earn up to $78 million in his new deal, and he'll receive $48 million over the first three years.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter lands extension    Wed Jun 27, 10:44 AM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter agreed to a five-year, $72 million extension Wednesday, June 27, according to sources. The deal includes $40 million guaranteed and a $15 million signing bonus.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr hopes for extension    Mon Jun 25, 05:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr said he hopes to sign a contract extension at some point but that decision is up to the Vikings.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick out of UCLA in 2014, Barr had his fifth-year option picked up for 2018 and he's set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2019. Barr isn't much of a pass rusher (10.5 career sacks) and that's why he's spent time this offseason working on his pass-rushing moves. He's got a whopping $12.3 million cap number this year, so if the Vikings extended him (with a team friendly deal) it would be to lower that number.

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  Vikings | Hercules Mata'afa goes on IR    Thu Jun 21, 03:51 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DE Hercules Mata'afa (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, June 21.

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  Vikings | Minnesota makes two moves    Wed Jun 20, 03:57 PM

Free-agent LB Mike Needham (Southern Utah) was signed by the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, June 20. DE Hercules Mata'afa (knee) was waived with an injury designation in a corresponding move.

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  Vikings | Brandon Zylstra stands out    Sun Jun 17, 11:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Brandon Zylstra 'continues to impress' with his ability to make catches in traffic and play physical, according to offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on Zylstra in super deep dynasty formats. Undrafted out of Concordia-Moorhead, Zylstra spent two seasons playing in the Canadian Football League. He won rookie of the year for the Edmonton Eskimos in 2016, and the Vikings decided to give the Minnesota native a shot after he lead the CFL in receiving yards with 1,687 yards in 2017. He can make crazy catches seem routine and is most certainly a player we'll be interested to see in the preseason.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell turning a corner?    Fri Jun 15, 12:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell spent spring workouts running with first-team offense and reportedly feels as if he is working smarter in his third season than he has before, putting him in the conversation to challenge for the No. 3 receiver role, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick in 2016, Treadwell has looked like a bust over the last two seasons. If he's turned the corner and is playing up to his potential, then Treadwell could be a nice third WR for the Vikings behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. He's competing with free agent addition Kendall Wright for that spot.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr sharpening skills    Thu Jun 14, 10:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr said he is spending a portion of every practice working with the defensive linemen in order to refine his pass-rushing skills.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins unlikely to work out with WRs    Wed Jun 13, 08:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins said he probably will not work out with the receivers before training camp because they will have plenty of time to build chemistry during camp.

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  Vikings | Everson Griffen out with injury    Wed Jun 13, 08:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen (leg) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 13, because of a leg injury.

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  Vikings | Jalyn Holmes has broken hand    Wed Jun 13, 07:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jalyn Holmes (hand) has not been participating in offseason workouts because of a broken hand, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Holmes is expected to be ready for training camp.

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  Vikings | Daniel Carlson impressing    Fri Jun 8, 09:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Daniel Carlson made all five of his field goal attempts during OTAs Tuesday, June 5, connecting on his only attempt from 50-plus yards.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell working with starters    Thu Jun 7, 11:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell has been working as the third receiver with the first-team offense during OTAs.

Footballguys view: This is certainly a prove it year for the 2016 first-round pick. Treadwell has 21 career receptions in 25 games over two seasons. He's competing with Kendall Wright to be the Vikings no.3 wideout behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

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  Vikings | Kendall Wright a backup?    Thu Jun 7, 11:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Kendall Wright has been working with the second-team offense during OTAs.

Footballguys view: Wright had 59 catches for the Bears last year and comes to Minnesota in 2018 to give Kirk Cousins a reliable no.3 or no.4 wide receiver. From a fantasy perspective, Wright is nothing more than a WR6 who could have some flex value during bye weeks in deep leagues.

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  Vikings | Mike Remmers still at right guard    Thu Jun 7, 10:58 AM

Minnesota Vikings OT Mike Remmers continued to play at right guard in organized team activities this week. The team likes him there with OT Rashod Hill at right tackle.

Footballguys view: The Vikings aren't content to sit on their laurels and will continue to improve their offensive line, sometimes shifting guys around to see what works. It's all about protecting a very expensive Kirk Cousins, and if they can build on last year, he could make them very dangerous.

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  Vikings | Pat Elflein on track    Wed Jun 6, 11:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings C Pat Elflein (ankle, shoulder) said he is on schedule in his rehab from offseason ankle surgery and should be ready for training camp. He said he is also recovering from a shoulder injury.

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  Vikings | Hercules Mata'afa tears ACL    Wed Jun 6, 08:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Hercules Mata'afa (knee) suffered a torn ACL at organized team activities on Wednesday, June 6.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph getting some work in    Tue Jun 5, 09:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is taking part in team drills during OTAs after undergoing offseason ankle surgery.

Footballguys view: Rudolph has been working hard to get back on the field after surgery. We'll see how strong he can connect with new QB Kirk Cousins in training camp and the preseason. Each of the last two years, Rudolph has been a top-10 fantasy tight end. He'll continue to be a low-end TE1 option for fantasy owners, currently going off the board at TE7 (7.02).

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook part of team drills    Tue Jun 5, 02:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) has participated in team drills during organized team activities this week.

Footballguys view: Cook's rookie season in 2017 was cut short by this knee injury. Before the injury, Cook showed the ability to be a quality runner and receiver out of the backfield. Even with Kirk Cousins running the show at quarterback, the Vikings should feature the running game with Cook leading the way. Fantasy owners are expecting Cook to have a strong second season with a current ADP of RB10 (2.01) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook limited during OTAs    Sun Jun 3, 05:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) participated in some individual drills but sat out team drills during OTAs earlier in the week.

Footballguys view: Cook's ACL injury limited him to just four games as a rookie in 2017. He's an exciting prospect and his all-purpose ability has fantasy owners excited. Currently, Cook has an ADP of RB10 (2.01) in 12-team PPR leagues. Keep an eye on his progress as he gets eased back into action.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell expects improved play    Fri Jun 1, 07:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell said he expects to make a leap in terms of his play this upcoming season. 'I do think I'll be able to take a leap, but I wouldn't say a big leap. I mean, I just feel like every year you're going to experience different things,' Treadwell said.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter in better shape    Thu May 31, 10:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter said he is 'stronger' and faster now that he has had a year to adjust to playing with the muscle he added in 2016.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook looking at Week 1    Thu May 31, 12:01 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (knee) said his goal is to be ready for Week 1 and is on track to meet that goal.

Footballguys view: Cook only played four games but they were impressive -- even the one where he tore his ACL. Cook put together 354 yards and a pair of touchdowns in that stretch, and added 11 receptions for 90 yards as well. As long as he is healthy, he is a full-time weapon and a RB1 in the making.

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  Vikings | Nick Easton hopes for new deal    Wed May 30, 09:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Nick Easton said he hopes to receive a long-term extension at some point since he is entering the final year of his contract.

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  Vikings | Mychal Kendricks leaves Minny with no deal    Tue May 29, 07:46 PM

Free-agent LB Mychal Kendricks (Eagles) isn't signing with the Minnesota Vikings, at least not yet, after visiting Tuesday, May 29. As reported earlier, Kendricks now has visits scheduled with the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: Kendricks is taking a bit of a tour before he makes a decision. The two-down thumper has some interest after the Eagles let him go last week. We'll see him land somewhere in the near future.

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  Vikings | Mychal Kendricks visiting Vikings    Tue May 29, 05:21 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Mychal Kendricks (Eagles) is meeting with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, May 29, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Vikings might make this a family affair. Kendricks' brother, Eric Kendricks, plays for the Vikings. We can't imagine the two-down thumper being on the market for much longer. He was released by the Eagles a week ago.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs draws praise    Sun May 27, 06:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs was lauded by new offensive coordinator John DeFillippo recently for displaying 'fantastic' ball skills, according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Footballguys view: Diggs finished 2017 as the no.16 fantasy receiver, largely due to his eight receiving touchdowns. He's a consistently featured player in the Vikings passing game and should become an instant favorite of QB Kirk Cousins.

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  Vikings | Mike Remmers returns to right tackle    Sun May 27, 11:55 AM

Minnesota Vikings OT Mike Remmers worked out at right tackle during OTAs last week, after having finished last season as the team's starter at right guard.

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  Vikings | Tom Compton works out at right guard    Sun May 27, 11:52 AM

Minnesota Vikings OL Tom Compton served as the team's first-string right guard during OTAs last week, with OL Nick Easton shifting to center in the absence of C Pat Elflein (ankle).

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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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  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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