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  Vikings | Minnesota hires Kennedy Polamalu    Fri Jan 20, 06:24 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have hired former UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu as their new running backs coach.

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  Vikings | Kevin Stefanski to be QBs coach    Fri Jan 20, 06:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Kevin Stefanski has been named the team's quarterbacks coach for 2017.

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  Vikings | Pat Shurmur will continue to be OC    Fri Jan 20, 06:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been named the team's permanent offense coordinator.

Footballguys view: Shurmur took over this year after Norv Turner retired from the gig. The Vikings should continue to feature QB Sam Bradford and the short passing game, but it's unknown whether RB Adrian Peterson will return in 2017.

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  Vikings | Chad Greenway will only sign with MIN    Thu Jan 19, 03:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent LB Chad Greenway said he will only sign with the Vikings if he decides to continue his playing career.

Footballguys view: A first-round pick in 2006, Greenway is not the same player he used to be. If the Vikings don't want him anymore, then Greenway could just end up retiring.

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  Vikings | Minnesota hires Clancy Barone    Thu Jan 19, 12:56 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Denver Broncos offensive line coach Clancy Barone as their new tight ends coach.

Footballguys view: Barone failed as the O-Line coach in Denver, but he did a good job with Julius Thomas when he was the Broncos tight end coach. He'll benefit from working with a tight end like Kyle Rudolph.

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  Vikings | No timetable for Teddy Bridgewater    Sun Jan 15, 12:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is doing well in his recovery from a serious knee injury but there are too many factors in the recovery to determine a return date for Bridgewater.

Footballguys view: Sam Bradford is likely to start the 2017 season as the top quarterback for the Vikings. We're hoping that Bridgewater can get back to his healthy self, but who knows when that's going to be.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen to be restricted FA    Sat Jan 14, 04:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen will be a restricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Footballguys view: Thielen will be tendered, and it probably won't be an original round tender for the fourth-year UDFA. He's set to be the Vikings no.2 receiver in 2017, but he'll be competing with 2016 first-round pick Laquan Treadwell for that spot. Either way, Thielen has shown the ability to be a big-play threat in an offense that needs that type of playmaker.

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  Vikings | Matt Asiata will be free agent    Sat Jan 14, 04:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m. EST.

Footballguys view: The Vikings could always bring back Asiata for a good price. The draft is chock full of very good running backs, so the market should be cool for Asiata's services.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson had significant tear    Tue Jan 10, 10:48 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he tore 90 percent of the meniscus in his right knee earlier in the season. He returned in 12 weeks after a full repair.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph had career year    Tue Jan 10, 10:42 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had a career-high 83 catches for 840 yards, and his seven touchdowns were the most since 2012. He reached a performance escalator of $375,000 on 2018 and 2019 salaries for surpassing 80 catches. His 132 targets were the most among tight ends this season.

Footballguys view: That's what happens when Sam Bradford won't go down the field with the ball. Rudolph was a great safety-valve receiver for Bradford, and thus his numbers were boosted. With Bradford the likely starter next year for the Vikings, fantasy owners can expect more of the same from Rudolph.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater's option likely exercised    Tue Jan 10, 10:38 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is likely to have his fifth-year option picked up for the 2018 season. Bridgewater is under contract for $2.18 million for 2017, and the 2018 option could be worth more than $11 million. However, it would give the team a full year to assess him after his major knee injury.

Footballguys view: That would be a wise move for the Vikings. Nobody knows how Bridgewater is going to come back from his horrific knee injury, so the Vikings need to kind of wait and see.

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  Vikings | Scott Turner let go    Mon Jan 9, 08:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Scott Turner was fired Monday, Jan.9, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen emerges as deep threat    Sat Jan 7, 11:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen led all receivers by catching 70.4 percent of his targets that traveled 15 yards or more down the field this season.

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  Vikings | Interim tag off of Pat Shurmur    Sat Jan 7, 09:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings interim offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will fill the position permanently, according to a league source.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford should start in 2017    Tue Jan 3, 02:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford has earned the right to be the starting quarterback of the Vikings, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Footballguys view: Lord only knows if Teddy Bridgewater is going to ever be the same after suffering a devastating leg injury in camp. Bradford will count $17 million against the cap, so the Vikings should work on extending him to lower that number if at all possible. When Bridgewater is healthy, he should be able to push Bradford for the top job.

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  Vikings | Minnesota signs three players    Tue Jan 3, 02:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Reid Fragel, PK Marshall Koehn and P Taylor Symmank were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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  Vikings | Many players signed by Vikings    Mon Jan 2, 03:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Sterling Bailey, WR Moritz Bohringer, TE Kyle Carter, WR Cayleb Jones, OT Marquis Lucas, CB Tre Roberson, RB Bishop Sankey, S Cedric Thompson and OT Austin Shepherd were signed to Reserve/Futures contracts Monday, Jan. 2.

Footballguys view: This is an interesting group of players signed to futures deals. Bohringer was the first German player drafted in the NFL without playing college football. His size/speed combination showed up watching Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns film on YouTube. A sixth-round pick of the Vikings this year, Bohringer was released on final cuts after camp but he did get signed to the practice squad and spent the season there.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants to stay    Mon Jan 2, 11:28 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he wants to stay with the Vikings in 2017, but he declined to say whether he would accept a pay cut.

Footballguys view: He's got a $17 million cap number in 2017, and that means he's not coming back....at least at that price. If the two sides can restructure his deal to a more cap-friendly number then perhaps Peterson would stay with the Vikings.

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  Vikings | Harrison Smith avoids surgery    Mon Jan 2, 10:43 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) said he won't need surgery on his injured ankle Monday, Jan. 2.

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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon finishes up strong    Mon Jan 2, 12:22 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed 16 times for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He added three receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown on his four targets.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph has big day in finale    Mon Jan 2, 12:21 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted 11 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted 15 times.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford finishes career year    Mon Jan 2, 12:20 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford completed 25 of his 33 pass attempts for 250 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He finished with a 71.6 percent completion rate to set the NFL single-season record. He also established career bests for yards (3,877), interception percentage (0.9) and passer rating (99.3).

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  Vikings | T.J. Clemmings injures elbow    Sun Jan 1, 02:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT T.J. Clemmings (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 17 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Vikings | Week 17 inactives for Vikings    Sun Jan 1, 11:43 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, OG Alex Boone, RB C.J. Ham, WR Laquon Treadwell, WR Stefon Diggs, QB Taylor Heinicke, OT Willie Beavers inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Adam Thielen is a strong play this week with Diggs out and the momentum of a 200-yard game behind him.

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  Vikings | Andrew Sendejo placed on IR    Sat Dec 31, 01:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 31. The team also promoted practice squad WR Isaac Fruechte to their active roster.

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  Vikings | Friday injury report for Minnesota    Fri Dec 30, 07:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings SS Andrew Sendejo (knee) has been ruled out for Week 17. OG Alex Boone (back) and WR Laquon Treadwell (ankle) are listed as doubtful, while WR Charles Johnson (knee) is listed as questionable. Boone, Sendejo and Treadwell did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30. Johnson was limited during practice. C Joe Berger (elbow), OG Brandon Fusco (concussion), FB Zach Line (concussion) and FS Harrison Smith (ankle) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs doubtful    Fri Dec 30, 07:35 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is listed as doubtful for Week 17.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson ruled out    Fri Dec 30, 07:26 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

Footballguys view: We may have seen the last of Peterson with the Vikings. It's doubtful that he returns to Minnesota next year.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs absent from practice    Fri Dec 30, 01:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB WR Stefon Diggs (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson not practicing    Fri Dec 30, 01:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee, groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 30.

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  Vikings | No practice for Stefon Diggs     Thu Dec 29, 09:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

Footballguys view: Diggs has been close to useless the last half of the season, and we wouldn't start him even if he plays.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson doesn't practice    Thu Dec 29, 09:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.

Footballguys view: Peterson wasn't effective in the brief moments we saw him this season and it seems like he has finally tapped out the fountain of youth he used to stay productive. Of course, as bad as that offensive line is, it could be that nobody would look good behind it. Suffice to say, even against the Bears we wouldn't trot out anyone from this backfield.

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  Vikings | Thursday practice report for Minnesota    Thu Dec 29, 09:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Alex Boone (back), SS Andrew Sendejo (knee) and WR Laquon Treadwell (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 29. WR Charles Johnson (knee), FS Harrison Smith (ankle), FB Zach Line (concussion) and OG Brandon Fusco (concussion) were limited during practice, and C Joe Berger (elbow) was a full participant.

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  Vikings | Cayleb Jones signed to Vikings' PS    Wed Dec 28, 06:26 PM

Free-agent WR Cayleb Jones (Eagles) was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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  Vikings | Wednesday injury report for Vikings    Wed Dec 28, 06:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Alex Boone (back) and WR Laquon Treadwell (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28. WR Charles Johnson (knee), C Joe Berger (elbow), FS Harrison Smith (ankle), FB Zach Line (concussion) and OG Brandon Fusco (concussion) were limited during practice.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs misses practice    Wed Dec 28, 02:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson does not practice    Wed Dec 28, 02:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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  Vikings | Chad Greenway unsure about retirement    Tue Dec 27, 12:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway intends to take some time to decide whether or not he will retire at the end of the season, calling it a 'family decision'. The 33-year-old Greenway entered the 2016 season with the intention of walking away after playing out a one-year contract signed in March, but said he's still entertaining the possibility of returning for a 12th NFL season.

Footballguys view: Greenway may not quite be the player he used to be, but he might decide to play one more year. He could continue to play with a part-time role with the Vikings if the two sides can come to an agreement on a one-year deal.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen could reach milestone    Mon Dec 26, 08:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen only needs 40 yards in Week 17 to reach the 1,000-yard milestone on the season.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs finds end zone    Sun Dec 25, 05:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs caught four passes for 29 yards and one touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.

Footballguys view: Diggs appeared to arrive once again earlier this year, but faded as the season went on both with injuries and lackluster on-field performances. Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell could make this conservative passing game too crowded for Diggs to make a consistent fantasy impact.

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  Vikings | Matt Asiata posts 64 total yards    Sun Dec 25, 05:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata rushed for 34 yards on six carries against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. He also caught three passes for 30 yards during the game.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph catches six passes    Sun Dec 25, 05:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught six passes for 53 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.

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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon helps in run, pass game    Sun Dec 25, 05:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon rushed for 50 yards on 11 carries against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. He also caught five passes for 35 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: McKinnon could inherit a starting role next year with Adrian Peterson carrying an 18 million price tag. He'll be a player to watch for value growth in dynasty leagues.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford has huge game    Sat Dec 24, 06:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford finished 34-of-50 for a career-high 382 yards and tied another personal best with three touchdown passes in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen has 200-yard game    Sat Dec 24, 06:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen set career highs with 12 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 16 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Week 16 inactives    Sat Dec 24, 11:38 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, OG Brandon Fusco, WR Laquon Treadwell, LB Stephen Weatherly, QB Taylor Heinicke, OT Willie Beavers, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 16.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs likely to play    Sat Dec 24, 10:56 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | Harrison Smith a game-time decision    Sat Dec 24, 10:53 AM

Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 16's game against the Green Bay Packers. He was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 22, and a full participant Friday, Dec. 23.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's season over?    Fri Dec 23, 11:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin, knee) has already been ruled out for Week 16, and he is unlikely to play in the season finale, according to a team source.

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  Vikings | Vikings injury report for Friday    Fri Dec 23, 04:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings OL Brandon Fusco (concussion), WR Laquon Treadwell (ankle) and FB Zach Line (concussion) did not take part in practice Friday, Dec. 23. Meanwhile, WR Charles Johnson (knee), CBs Marcus Sherels (rib), Trae Waynes (concussion), S Harrison Smith (ankle) and OL Jeremiah Sirles (ankle) managed to practice in full. Fusco, Treadwell and Line have already been declared out for Week 16, while Smith is considered questionable to play.

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