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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook a red zone monster in 2020    Mon Mar 1, 08:00 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook ran for 13 of his 16 rushing touchdowns inside the red zone in 2020 - the second-highest total in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins is durable    Mon Mar 1, 11:05 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has missed just one of his last 96 games due to injury.

Footballguys view: Cousins knows how to 'self sack' in order to avoid punishment. When he's roughed up, Cousins has shown the mental toughness to bounce back and he doesn't 'see ghosts' as a passer.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins plays every snap    Sun Feb 28, 01:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was on the field for every offensive snap this season.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson made big plays in 2021    Thu Feb 18, 06:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson posted 23 receptions of at least 20 yards this season, which is the most by a rookie since 2006.

Footballguys view: Jefferson worked perfectly in the Kubiak/Shanahan offense. Even though Gary Kubiak retired as the Vikings OC, his son Klint Kubiak has taken over the job. That means more of the same, play-action passing to set up those deep shots that Jefferson thrives on.

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  Vikings | Karl Scott to coach DBs    Thu Feb 11, 02:57 PM

University of Alabama cornerbacks coach Karl Scott on Thursday, Feb. 11, was officially hired as the Minnesota Vikings' defensive backs coach.

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  Vikings | Riley Reiff restructures    Thu Feb 11, 10:32 AM

Minnesota Vikings OT Riley Reiff restructured his deal Thursday, Feb. 11, and received a $1 million signing bonus. He missed a $1 million incentive for missing the season finale on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

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  Vikings | Minnesota inks Greg Joseph    Tue Feb 9, 02:38 PM

Free-agent PK Greg Joseph (Buccaneers) signed an undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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  Vikings | Klint Kubiak to OC    Mon Feb 8, 09:40 AM

Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak was promoted to offensive coordinator Monday, Feb. 8.

Footballguys view: Kubiak, the son of former OC Gary Kubiak, will continue with the West Coast concepts that are the hallmark of the Kubiak/Shanahan offense. That means Fantasy GMs can expect more of the same from guys like QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook and WRs Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins shines down the stretch    Sun Feb 7, 06:11 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins' 2,410 passing yards and 20 touchdowns from Week 10 to Week 17 were both the second most of any quarterback.

Footballguys view: Cousins thrived passing the football down the stretch. We'll see how he does this year in a new offense since Gary Kubiak (last year's OC) has retired.

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  Vikings | Tyke Tolbert to interview with MIN    Mon Feb 1, 11:22 AM

New York Giants wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert will interview for the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator spot this week.

Footballguys view: Tolbert has been a receivers coach for years in the NFL and is looking for that next step. He worked under former Vikings OC Gary Kubiak when the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 and is a well respected man across the league. If hired, Tolbert would likely implement an offense that is like Kubiak's in that West Coast/Shanahan realm.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook an elite producer    Sun Jan 31, 10:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 1,557 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2020, becoming the 17th player in league history to finish with at least 1,500 rushing yards and 16 scores and the fourth player to accomplish the feat in 14 or fewer games.

Footballguys view: Cook is arguably the best running back in the game today. He only needs to stay healthy to produce at the top of the pack in the league. If he were to ever push for a 2,000-yard season on the ground, we wouldn't be surprised.

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  Vikings | Keenan McCardell headed to Minnesota    Thu Jan 28, 03:12 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell was hired to serve in the same role by the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Footballguys view: McCardell will work with Justin Jefferson in year two. The 2020 rookie from LSU was fantastic and set all sorts of records for a first-year player. We're excited to see what McCardell will have in store for Jefferson.

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  Vikings | Ryan Ficken to be new ST coordinator    Thu Jan 28, 12:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings assistant coach Ryan Ficken on Thursday, Jan. 28, is being promoted to special teams coordinator, per a source.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph upset about role    Wed Jan 27, 09:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he 'can't sign up' for a limited role again in 2021 and isn't willing to take a pay cut. 'I saw where our offense was going,' Rudolph said. 'I had like seven or eight catches in the first six games. It was just absurd.'

Footballguys view: Rudolph only made it through 12 games in 2020 and a foot injury ended his season prematurely. The seasoned veteran is under contract through the 2022 season. He'll have to rework his contract (most likely) to stick around for 2021 and beyond.

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  Vikings | Daronte Jones leaving for LSU    Mon Jan 25, 05:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings defensive backs coach Daronte Jones is expected to be named as the new defensive coordinator at Louisiana State University, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.

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  Vikings | Eric Wilson may leave in free agency    Fri Jan 22, 08:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent LB Eric Wilson probably will not return to the Vikings if he is being offered $9 million to $10 million per season from other teams during free agency, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson among most efficient    Thu Jan 21, 10:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson's 2.66 receiving yards per route ranked second to Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams among receivers who ran 150 or more routes this season.

Footballguys view: Jefferson exploded onto the scene as a rookie in 2020. We're excited to see what he can do to build on that in the future as he continues to develop.

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  Vikings | Klint Kubiak to take over for dad in Minnesota?    Thu Jan 21, 04:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Klint Kubiak is expected by 'many' to replace his father, Gary Kubiak, as the offensive coordinator after the latter announced his retirement Thursday, Jan. 21, according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Footballguys view: That sounds about right. The younger Kubiak has been working as an assistant and is on the track to be a head coach, like his father used to be, some day. Kubiak would keep a lot of the wide-zone/Shanahan principles to the Vikings offense that has worked so well for guys like QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook and WRs Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson.

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  Vikings | Gary Kubiak calls it a career    Thu Jan 21, 04:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator/assistant head coach Gary Kubiak announced his retirement Thursday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: Kubiak has retired from the NFL before but this time it might be for good. He's been coaching in the league since 1994 and John Elway's former backup helped his friend win multiple Super Bowl titles -- first as an assistant under Mike Shanahan and then as the head coach of the Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The Vikings are now looking for their sixth offensive coordinator in six years, but they may not have far to look. QB coach Klint Kubiak, Gary's son, is in line to take over the reins of the offense.

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  Vikings | Anthony Harris likely to depart    Fri Jan 15, 01:56 AM

Minnesota Vikings S Anthony Harris is unlikely to be with the team in 2021, in the opinion of the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Ben Goessling, who notes that Harris played under the franchise tag this past season and will be looking for a multi-year deal.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph could be a cap casualty    Fri Jan 15, 01:40 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is a strong candidate to be released during the offseason, in the opinion of the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Ben Goessling, though he added it's also possible that the team will try to renegotiate Rudolph's contract.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Rudolph is no longer the same player he used to be. Due around $7.6 million in 2021, releasing Rudolph would free up over $5 million. Irv Smith should take on a larger role in 2021 while Rudolph should find a home with a new team.

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  Vikings | Five players have contracts expire    Mon Jan 11, 07:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings practice squad DE Abdullah Anderson, PK Taylor Bertolet, OT Aviante Collins, CB Curtis Riley and DE Eddie Yarbrough had their contracts expire Monday, Jan. 11.

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  Vikings | Everson Griffen wants to return to Minnesota    Sat Jan 9, 10:20 AM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent DE Everson Griffen said in a telephone interview with Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press Thursday, Jan. 7, that he is interested in returning to the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent the bulk of his NFL career. 'You tell them, I said, 'If you want it, go get it,'' Griffen said. 'You can put that.' Griffen had dropped hints on Twitter earlier this week about wanting to join the Vikings by retweeting Minnesota fans clamoring for his return, as well as retweeting a quote by head coach Mike Zimmer stating that getting more pass rushers is a priority for the team.

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  Vikings | Dom Capers won't return to Minnesota in 2021    Fri Jan 8, 05:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings senior defensive assistant Dom Capers' contract will not be renewed at the end of the season.

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  Vikings | Brandon Dillon stays with Minnesota    Tue Jan 5, 06:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Brandon Dillon signed a Reserve/Future contract Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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  Vikings | Eight sign futures deals with Vikings    Mon Jan 4, 10:18 PM

Free-agent OG Zack Bailey, FB Jake Bargas, OT Blake Brandel, QB Jake Browning, CB Tae Hayes, S Luther Kirk, QB Nate Stanley and CB Cordrea Tankersley signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Jan. 4. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Gary Kubiak leaning toward retirement    Mon Jan 4, 02:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is expected to announce his retirement this offseason, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson breaks rookie record    Mon Jan 4, 12:50 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson broke the Super Bowl era record for receiving yards by a rookie with 1,379. The record was previously held by then-Arizona Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin, who had 1,377 receiving yards in 2003. Bill Groman of the Houston Oilers still holds the NFL record with 1,473 yards back in 1960.

Footballguys view: Jefferson had a magnificent rookie season, and he certainly showed why the Vikings drafted him in the first round (with the pick they traded away Stefon Diggs for). He's got a bright upside in the NFL as he continues to develop his pro game. Jefferson is looking to be a late first- or early second-round pick in fantasy drafts this summer.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's offense plays well in Week 17    Sun Jan 3, 05:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 28-for-40 for 405 yards and three touchdowns against the Detroit Lions in Week 17. He also recorded a rushing touchdown during the game. RB Alexander Mattison rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries and also caught three passes for 50 yards and one touchdown. WR Justin Jefferson caught nine passes for 133 yards on 12 targets and WR Adam Thielen caught four passes for 57 yards on five targets.

Footballguys view: Cousins set a career high for passing touchdowns in a season with 35 and Jefferson set the Super Bowl era rookie record for receiving yards in a season. The Vikings could have easily been a playoff team this year if it weren't a few inexplicable close losses and they should be better next season with a more settled defense than the one that went through transition during the season this year.

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  Vikings | Week 17 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Jan 3, 11:43 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Cameron Dantzler, CB Chris Jones, RB Dalvin Cook, DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, OT Kyle Hinton, DE Jalyn Holmes and LB Eric Kendricks inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Alexander Mattison will get the start in place of Cook, who is with his family after his father died earlier this week.

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  Vikings | Trio promoted to active roster    Sat Jan 2, 03:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings CBs Tae Hayes and Cordrea Tankersley and DE Eddie Yarbrough on Saturday, Jan. 2, were elevated to the active roster from the practice squad. Yarbrough was designated as a COVID-19 replacement.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison on track to play    Fri Jan 1, 06:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook ruled out    Fri Jan 1, 06:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (non-injury) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

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  Vikings | Week 17 injury report for Minnesota    Fri Jan 1, 02:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Jalyn Holmes (groin), LB Eric Kendricks (calf), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (chest), CB Cameron Dantzler (hamstring), CB Chris Jones (groin) and RB Dalvin Cook (personal) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 17 against the Detroit Lions. PK Dan Bailey (back) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as questionable. LB Todd Davis (ribs), LB Troy Dye (concussion, hamstring), RB Alexander Mattison (concussion), FB C.J. Ham (quad) and DT Armon Watts (ankle) practiced in full Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook officially ruled out    Fri Jan 1, 02:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (personal) on Friday, Jan. 1, was officially ruled out of the team's Week 17 game Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison remains limited    Thu Dec 31, 06:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (concussion) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 31, 03:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Jalyn Holmes (groin), LB Eric Kendricks (calf), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (chest), CB Cameron Dantzler (hamstring), CB Chris Jones (groin), PK Dan Bailey (back) and RB Dalvin Cook (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. LB Todd Davis (ribs), LB Troy Dye (concussion, hamstring), RB Alexander Mattison (concussion) and FB C.J. Ham (quad) were limited. DT Armon Watts (ankle) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings    Wed Dec 30, 04:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Jalyn Holmes (groin), LB Eric Kendricks (calf), DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (chest), CB Cameron Dantzler (hamstring), CB Chris Jones (groin), PK Dan Bailey (back) and RB Dalvin Cook (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. LB Todd Davis (ribs), LB Troy Dye (concussion, hamstring) and FB C.J. Ham (quadriceps) were limited during practice. DT Armon Watts (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison listed as limited    Wed Dec 30, 04:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: Dalvin Cook is out for Week 17 due to personal reasons, so that means Mattison would be the lead back if he's cleared to play. If you're still going for your fantasy championship in Week 17, then consider Mattison as a RB2 with upside if he does play against the Lions.

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  Vikings | Riley Reiff placed on COVID list    Wed Dec 30, 01:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Riley Reiff was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Dec. 30.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook out for Week 17    Wed Dec 30, 11:35 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (personal) left the team due to a family emergency Tuesday, Dec. 29, and will be unavailable for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Alexander Mattison will start in Cook's place if he's cleared from his concussion that kept him out of action in Week 16. Cook finishes the 2020 season with a whopping 1,557 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. Plus, Cook had 44 catches for 361 yards and one receiving touchdown. He's a top-5 pick in any fantasy league next year.

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  Vikings | Brandon Dillon put on COVID list    Tue Dec 29, 05:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Brandon Dillon was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dec. 29.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph headed to IR    Tue Dec 29, 04:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 29. OG Kyle Hinton was signed off the practice squad to take his spot on the active roster.

Footballguys view: In 12 games this season, Rudolph caught 28 passes for 334 yards and one touchdown. Irv Smith has taken over at the position, and we'll see if the Vikings want to bring Rudolph back in 2021. Rudolph is signed through the 2023 season and has a $9.4 million cap hit next year. There's $4.3 million remaining in dead money on his deal in 2021, so perhaps the Vikings will want to restructure his deal.

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  Vikings | Cameron Dantzler makes early exit    Sat Dec 26, 09:37 AM

Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler (undisclosed) sustained an undisclosed injury late in the third quarter of Week 16's game against the New Orleans Saints and did not return.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith catches two TDs    Fri Dec 25, 08:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith caught six passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. He was targeted nine times during the game.

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  Vikings | Justin Jefferson finishes with 85 yards    Fri Dec 25, 08:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 85 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. He was targeted 10 times during the game.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen catches eight passes    Fri Dec 25, 08:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught eight passes for 97 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. He was targeted nine times during the game.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook reaches end zone    Fri Dec 25, 08:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 73 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 12 yards during the game.

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  Vikings | Three touchdowns for Kirk Cousins    Fri Dec 25, 08:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 27-for-41 for 291 yards and three touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16.

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  Vikings | Week 16 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Fri Dec 25, 03:04 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Todd Davis, FB C.J. Ham, LB Eric Kendricks, LB Troy Dye, TE Kyle Rudolph, DE Jalyn Holmes and RB Alexander Mattison inactive for Week 16.

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