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  Vikings | Dre Kirkpatrick may be option    Wed Apr 8, 07:39 PM

Free-agent CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Bengals) has received some interest from the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Vikings | Bigger role possible for Irv Smith    Mon Apr 6, 04:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith could have a bigger role in the passing game next season because of the trade of WR Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Smith has plenty of upside and is in a Kubiak offense which features the tight end regularly. He's a TE2 with TE1 upside for Fantasy GMs in 2020.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook had dropsies    Mon Apr 6, 10:21 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was tied for second in the league and tops among running backs with seven drops in 2019.

Footballguys view: Cook needs to clean that part of his game up this offseason. He's the centerpiece of what the Vikings do on offense and could be in line for more targets with Stefon Diggs getting traded away to the Bills. Cook's 9.4 percent drop rate was third-highest in the league behind Raiders WR Tyrell Williams and Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith primed for more action?    Sat Apr 4, 10:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith could see his target share increase in 2020 following the trade of WR Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills and the hiring of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, in the opinion Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: Smith is a talented player with plenty of upside as a pass-catcher as a pro. In Kubiak's 21 seasons as a coach or coordinator, tight ends have received an average of 23 percent of the targets.

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  Vikings | Tackling Alexander Mattison a chore in 2019    Wed Apr 1, 11:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison averaged a broken tackle once every 9.1 carries on his 100 rushing attempts in 2019 - good for the eighth-best mark in the league among qualified rushers.

Footballguys view: Mattison isn't as talented as Dalvin Cook, but the team would not see a huge dropoff if he was thrust into the starting role. We like his game and at times last year Mattison looked like Cook on the field. He'll be a high-value handcuff in 2020.

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  Vikings | Dakota Dozier's pact with Minnesota is official    Mon Mar 30, 07:49 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings OG Dakota Dozier's contract was officially processed by the league Monday, March 30.

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  Vikings | Minnesota checks in with Jarius Wright    Mon Mar 30, 03:51 PM

Free-agent WR Jarius Wright (Panthers) has received some interest from the Minnesota Vikings but is not expected to join the Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Wright played with the Vikings for six years after he was a fourth-round pick for them coming out of Arkansas in 2012. He'll be looking for work as a reserve receiver and special teams player.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins cozy in pocket last season    Sun Mar 29, 06:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins enjoyed a league-high average of 2.7 seconds in the pocket in 2019.

Footballguys view: Cousins is set up by play-action passing in the Gary Kubiak offense. That type of comfort level in the pocket is helped by the design of the system.

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  Vikings | Dakota Dozier returning to MIN    Fri Mar 27, 07:46 PM

Free-agent OG Dakota Dozier (Vikings) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Friday, March 27, worth $1 million, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Ameer Abdullah, Brett Jones re-signed    Fri Mar 27, 12:37 PM

Free-agent RB Ameer Abdullah and C Brett Jones on Friday, March 27, re-signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Vikings | Brett Jones re-ups with Minnesota    Thu Mar 26, 08:24 PM

Free-agent C Brett Jones (Vikings) re-signed on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, March 26. The contract carries a base salary of $910,000.

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  Vikings | Michael Pierce officially signed    Wed Mar 25, 08:39 PM

Free-agent DT Michael Pierce (Ravens) officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Tajae Sharpe will be a Viking    Wed Mar 25, 11:51 AM

Unrestricted free-agent WR Tajae Sharpe (Titans) is signing a one-year deal Wednesday, March 25, with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source. Financial terms were undisclosed. He likely will be the No. 2 receiver opposite WR Adam Thielen.

Footballguys view: Sharpe may be the No.2 option for the Vikings now, but we expect they'll address the WR position in the 2020 NFL draft. This is the greatest WR draft class in NFL history and the Vikings should be able to find a starting caliber WR easily.

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  Vikings | DeMarquis Gates heads to Twin Cities    Tue Mar 24, 07:37 PM

Former XFL Houston Roughnecks LB DeMarquis Gates agreed to an undisclosed contract Tuesday, March 24, with the Minnesota Vikings, according to league sources.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter renegotiates contract    Sat Mar 21, 11:13 AM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter signed a renegotiated contract Friday, March 20, according to NFL.com. He had been scheduled to have $10.4 million of his $10.9 million base salary for the 2020 season become fully guaranteed Friday, although it is unknown what action was taken with Hunter's deal.

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  Vikings | Josh Kline could return    Thu Mar 19, 05:54 PM

Free-agent OG Josh Kline (Vikings) could re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings later in the offseason at a lower salary, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Minnesota keeping Dan Bailey    Thu Mar 19, 03:22 PM

Free-agent PK Dan Bailey (Vikings) agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, March 19. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Mackensie Alexander signs with Bengals    Thu Mar 19, 11:15 AM

Free-agent CB Mackensie Alexander (Vikings) agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, March 19.

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  Vikings | Michael Pierce contract terms    Wed Mar 18, 07:11 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent DT Michael Pierce (Ravens) agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $27 million with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, March 18.

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  Vikings | Minnesota looking to add Michael Pierce    Wed Mar 18, 06:53 PM

Free-agent DT Michael Pierce (Ravens) is close to a three-year agreement with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Josh Kline let go    Wed Mar 18, 04:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Josh Kline was released Wednesday, March 18.

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  Vikings | Sean Mannion back with Minnesota    Wed Mar 18, 02:39 PM

Free-agent QB Sean Mannion (Vikings) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, March 18, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Mannion was with the team last year and finished the season starting one game with the playoff picture wrapped up. He's a bad backup but he's the Vikings guy for 2020.

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  Vikings | Extension expected for Dalvin Cook    Tue Mar 17, 02:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook has had some talks with the team regarding a contract extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Those discussions are expected to get more serious later in the free agency period, according to sources Tuesday, March 17.

Footballguys view: Cook is the centerpiece of what the Vikings do on offense. He should be getting a new deal before the start of the regular season.

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  Vikings | Anthony Harris could be dealt    Tue Mar 17, 08:42 AM

Minnesota Vikings S Anthony Harris, who was franchise tagged, could be acquired for a mid-to-late-round pick, the team acknowledged.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs shipped to Buffalo    Mon Mar 16, 10:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick were reportedly traded to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a first-, fifth- and a sixth-round pick in 2020 as well as a fourth-round pick in 2021 on Monday, March 16.

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  Vikings | Britton Colquitt staying with Vikings    Mon Mar 16, 04:05 PM

Free-agent P Britton Colquitt (Vikings) agreed to a new three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, March 16, worth $9 million, according to a source. The deal includes $5 million in guaranteed money.

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  Vikings | Eric Wilson gets second-round tender    Mon Mar 16, 03:06 PM

Restricted free-agent LB Eric A. Wilson (Vikings) received a second-round tender worth $3.1 million from the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, March 16.

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  Vikings | Minnesota puts franchise tag on Anthony Harris    Mon Mar 16, 12:04 PM

Impending free-agent S Anthony Harris (Vikings) received the franchise tag from the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, March 16. According to a source, the tag for a safety will be worth $11.441 million.

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  Vikings | C.J. Ham signs new deal    Mon Mar 16, 11:18 AM

Minnesota Vikings FB C.J. Ham signed a four-year, $12.25 million with $4 million in 2020, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins terms    Mon Mar 16, 11:14 AM

Updating an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins' two-year extension is worth $66 million.

Footballguys view: The deal includes $10 million in new money and provides $10 million in salary cap relief. He's guaranteed $61 million in 2020 and 2021 and an additional $35 million guaranteed for injury. That converts to fully guaranteed in 2021.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins extended    Mon Mar 16, 10:29 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins agreed to a two-year contract extension Monday, March 16, according to agent Mike McCartney. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Cousins was entering the final year of his $84 million contract, so the Vikings gave him a two-year, $66 million extension. This move lowers Cousins cap number in 2020 and it keeps him signed through the 2022 season. The Vikings are in a playoff window with Cousins running the show, but we'll see if they can get over the top and become Super Bowl contenders in 2020 and beyond.

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  Vikings | Minnesota talking with Dan Bailey    Sun Mar 15, 04:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent PK Dan Bailey is talking with the Vikings about a new contract, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Stephen Weatherly has not heard from Vikings    Sun Mar 15, 04:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DE Stephen Weatherly wants to re-sign with the Vikings but said his representatives have not heard from the Vikings at this point.

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  Vikings | Anthony Harris open to returning    Sun Mar 15, 08:20 AM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent S Anthony Harris said he wouldn't mind returning to the team, in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio Friday, March 13.

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  Vikings | Jayron Kearse wants out of Minnesota    Sat Mar 14, 09:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent SS Jayron Kearse indicated that he does not want to return to the Vikings in 2020.

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  Vikings | Two released players could return    Fri Mar 13, 04:10 PM

Free-agent DT Linval Joseph (Vikings) and CB Xavier Rhodes (Vikings) could re-sign with the Minnesota Vikings this offseason, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

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  Vikings | David Morgan released    Fri Mar 13, 03:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE David Morgan was released Friday, March 13, according to a source. The team may consider re-signing Morgan during the offseason.

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  Vikings | Linval Joseph let go    Fri Mar 13, 02:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Linval Joseph on Friday, March 13, was released by the team.

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  Vikings | Xavier Rhodes released    Fri Mar 13, 02:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes will be released Friday, March 13, a source said.

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  Vikings | Two DBs in line for big paydays    Wed Mar 11, 06:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent S Anthony Harris could make up to $14 million per season in his next contract, while impending free-agent CB Trae Waynes could receive at least $12 million per season, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

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  Vikings | Minnesota hopes Brett Jones returns    Wed Mar 11, 04:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent C Brett Jones is a player that the Vikings would like to re-sign this offseason.

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  Vikings | Britton Colquitt expects to return    Wed Mar 11, 04:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent P Britton Colquitt said he expects to re-sign with the Vikings this offseason.

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  Vikings | David Morgan's contract will toll    Fri Mar 6, 07:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE David Morgan's contract with toll to 2020 because of his injury situation during the 2019 season, according to a source. He is scheduled to make $735,000 next season if the team decides to keep him on the roster.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook hopes for big 2020 season    Fri Mar 6, 03:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook said he hopes to post 2,000 scrimmage yards next season.

Footballguys view: He could certainly do that if he stays healthy. Cook is a favorite of Fantasy GMs and finished as the no.5 fantasy running back in 2019 and had around 1,600 all-purpose yards. He's going to be a first-round pick for Fantasy GMs later this year and is a RB1 with upside.

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  Vikings | Mackensie Alexander cleared    Wed Mar 4, 02:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent CB Mackensie Alexander (knee) has been cleared to resume football activities, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Prince Tega Wanogho meets with Vikings    Sun Mar 1, 12:13 PM

Auburn OT Prince Tega Wanogho met with the Minnesota Vikings at the NFL Scouting Combine.

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  Vikings | Coach wants Dan Bailey, Britton Colquitt back    Thu Feb 27, 07:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent PK Dan Bailey and P Britton Colquitt hopefully will re-sign with the Vikings this offseason, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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  Vikings | Coach expects Everson Griffen to return    Wed Feb 26, 03:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DE Everson Griffen's agent met with the Vikings Tuesday, Feb. 25, and head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Griffen to be with the Vikings next season.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs staying put    Tue Feb 25, 11:51 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs will remain with the team in 2020, according to general manager Rick Spielman.

Footballguys view: There were rumblings and rumors that Diggs would be on the move and that he wants out of Minnesota. That doesn't seem to be the case right now as the veteran receiver is staying put. Of course, the Vikings could just be putting this out there so it perhaps increases the offers they could get for Diggs.

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  Vikings | Anthony Harris could be tagged    Fri Feb 21, 08:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent S Anthony Harris could be a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason.

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