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  Vikings | Week 2 injury report for Minnesota    Fri Sep 18, 03:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler (rib) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 2 versus the Indianapolis Colts. CB Jeff Gladney (knee) and WR Olabisi Johnson (knee) practiced in full all week and have been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: Dantzler was part of a poor performance by the Vikings secondary last week but things can certainly get worse without him. He was a third round pick this year, but playing ahead of Gladney, the first rounder. Gladney will get a chance to redeem himself this week.

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  Vikings | Pat Elflein dealing with thumb issue    Fri Sep 18, 02:12 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings OG Pat Elflein (thumb) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a thumb injury Thursday, Sept. 17.

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  Vikings | Josh Metellus bumped up to roster    Fri Sep 18, 01:54 PM

Free agent S Josh Metellus on Friday, Sept. 18, was promoted to the Minnesota Vikings' active roster from their practice squad.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's practice report for Thursday    Thu Sep 17, 05:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler (rib) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 17. CB Jeff Gladney (knee) and WR Olabisi Johnson (knee) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Pat Elflein put on IR    Thu Sep 17, 04:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Pat Elflein (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 17.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice for Vikings    Wed Sep 16, 04:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler (rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16. CB Jeff Gladney (knee) and WR Olabisi Johnson (knee) fully participated in practice.

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  Vikings | Vikings keep Chase McLaughlin protected    Tue Sep 15, 07:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Chase McLaughlin was chosen as a protected practice squad player Tuesday, Sept. 15.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks with 10 stops    Mon Sep 14, 12:07 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks had 10 tackles (seven solo) in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Alexander Mattison piles up 80 yards    Sun Sep 13, 11:52 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison rushed six times for 50 yards and caught four passes for 30 yards in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen delivers in loss    Sun Sep 13, 11:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught six of his eight targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Quiet start for Justin Jefferson    Sun Sep 13, 11:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson caught two of his three targets for 26 yards in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Two scores for Dalvin Cook     Sun Sep 13, 11:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook rushed 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns and lost two yards on his only receptions in a 43-34 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 1.

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  Vikings | Week 1 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Sep 13, 11:34 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared OL Ezra Cleveland, WR Chad Beebe, LB D.J. Wonnum, CB Harrison Hand, LB Ryan Connelly and DE James Lynch inactive for Week 1.

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  Vikings | Minnesota promotes two defenders    Sat Sep 12, 11:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Nate Meadors and LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. were promoted to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 12.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks gets restructure    Sat Sep 12, 01:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks on Saturday, Sept. 12, agreed to a restructured contract that will shift $6 million in base salary to a signing bonus, helping spread out the cost, per a source.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook contract terms    Sat Sep 12, 01:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the team agreed on a five-year contract extension Saturday, Sept. 12, worth $63 million, according to sources. The deal includes $28 million in guaranteed money.

Footballguys view: Cook gets the big raise he wanted and the Vikings get their star running back wrapped up for the near future. Fantasy GMs are happy this contract situation is no longer going to be a distraction. Cook is a RB1 and must-start every week.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook lands extension    Sat Sep 12, 12:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and the team have agreed on a five-year contract extension Saturday, Sept. 12, per a source. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter out three weeks    Thu Sep 10, 09:17 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (neck) is out for at least the first three weeks with what the team has called a tweak.

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  Vikings | Chase McLaughlin protected    Wed Sep 9, 07:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Chase McLaughlin was deemed protected on the practice squad Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter placed on IR    Wed Sep 9, 04:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter's status uncertain    Wed Sep 9, 02:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter's (undisclosed) status for Week 1 is uncertain because of an undisclosed injury. He likely will be a limited participant if he able to practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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  Vikings | Kicking help added by Minnesota    Tue Sep 8, 06:33 PM

Free-agent PK Chase McLaughlin (Colts) was added to the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, Sept. 8.

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  Vikings | Two joining practice squad    Mon Sep 7, 09:53 PM

Free-agent LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. (Vikings) and DT Albert Huggins (Lions) were signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad Monday, Sept. 7.

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  Vikings | Coach expects Danielle Hunter to be ready    Mon Sep 7, 09:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) is expected to practice this week and play in the Week 1 game, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adds 13 to practice squad    Sun Sep 6, 01:42 PM

Free-agent FB Jake Bargas, OT Blake Brandel, QB Jake Browning, OG Aviante Collins, TE Brandon Dillon, CB Mark Fields, OG Kyle Hinton, WR Alexander Hollins, C Brett Jones, LB Blake Lynch, CB Nate Meadors, S Josh Metellus and QB Nate Stanley were signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad Sunday, Sept. 6.

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  Vikings | Hardy Nickerson cut    Sun Sep 6, 01:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. was waived Sunday, Sept. 6.

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  Vikings | Ryan Connelly joining Vikings    Sun Sep 6, 01:03 PM

Former New York Giants LB Ryan Connelly was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 6.

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  Vikings | Minnesota sets 53-man roster    Sat Sep 5, 05:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings FB Jake Bargas, OT Blake Brandel, QB Jake Browning, CB Nevelle Clarke, OG Aviante Collins, WR Quartney Davis, TE Brandon Dillon, S Myles Dorn, CB Mark Fields, TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart, OG Kyle Hinton, WR Alexander Hollins, C Brett Jones, C Jake Lacina, LB Blake Lynch, CB Nate Meadors, S Josh Metellus, WR Dillon Mitchell, DT David Moa, S Steven Parker, LB David Reese and QB Nate Stanley were waived Saturday, Sept. 5. The team also placed LB Ben Gedeon (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.

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  Vikings | Riley Reiff terms    Thu Sep 3, 09:15 AM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings OT Riley Reiff agreed to cut his salary from $11 million to $6 million, but he can earn $2 million back in incentives.

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  Vikings | Quentin Poling waived from reserve    Wed Sep 2, 05:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Quentin Poling (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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  Vikings | Minnesota announces five moves    Wed Sep 2, 04:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Kenny Willekes (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 2. RB Tony Brooks-James, LB Jordan Fehr, DE Stacy Keely and DE Anthony Zettel were released.

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  Vikings | Riley Reiff agrees to redo deal    Tue Sep 1, 02:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Riley Reiff reportedly agreed to a restructured contract Tuesday, Sept. 1. Terms of the revised deal were not immediately disclosed, but Reiff was due to make base salaries of $10.9 million in 2020 and $11.65 million in 2021.

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  Vikings | Riley Reiff's time in Minnesota running out?    Mon Aug 31, 03:06 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Riley Reiff is due $10.9 million in 2020 and $11.65 million (non-guaranteed) in 2021, and the team has asked him to restructure his deal as a result.

Footballguys view: We'll see what comes of this situation. According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Reiff is under the belief and has told teammates he expects to be released if he doesn't restructure.

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  Vikings | Yannick Ngakoue agrees to revised deal    Sun Aug 30, 07:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Yannick Ngakoue agreed to a one-year contract worth $12 million on Sunday, Aug. 30. The deal is nearly $6 million less than the $17.8 million franchise tender that did not sign prior to his trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier in the day.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen receives day off    Sun Aug 30, 06:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen received the day off from practice Sunday, Aug. 30.

Footballguys view: Thielen might have the highest target total in the league this year. The Vikings would be wise to make sure he's healthy for Week 1 against Green Bay.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter continues to sit    Sun Aug 30, 06:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 30. He has missed 12 straight practices, but head coach Mike Zimmer said the team is being cautious with him.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter expected to return soon    Sun Aug 30, 09:16 AM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) is not expected to miss extended time despite being sidelined for two weeks for precautionary reasons with an undisclosed injury.

Footballguys view: This is good news for the Vikings, but we will need to watch Hunter closely leading up to the season opener against Green Bay. He is still the #1 defensive end on IDP boards, but perhaps lower on overall boards because of this development.

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  Vikings | Yannick Ngakoue acquired from Jacksonville    Sun Aug 30, 09:12 AM

The Minnesota Vikings acquired DE Yannick Ngakoue from the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Aug. 30, in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2022, according to multiple sources. He will rework his one-year, $17.788 million franchise tender to complete the deal. The fifth-round pick can become a fourth-round pick if Ngakoue is a first-ballot Pro Bowl selection or a third-round pick if the Vikings win the Super Bowl in addition to Ngakoue becoming a first-ballot Pro Bowler.

Footballguys view: Ngakoue will team up with Danielle Hunter to make one of the best pass rush duos in the league. Ifeadi Odenigbo will move to backup end but could also get significant snaps or even start at defensive tackle to help preserve some of his fantasy value. The Jaguars have two picks in the first and second rounds next year.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen shines in scrimmage    Fri Aug 28, 09:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen had three catches for 67 yards in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 28.

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  Vikings | Four grabs for Justin Jefferson    Fri Aug 28, 09:22 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson had four catches for 22 yards in the team's scrimmage Friday, Aug. 28.

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  Vikings | Dakota Dozier on track to start    Fri Aug 28, 07:21 PM

Minnesota Vikings OG Dakota Dozier worked at left guard with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Aug. 28, and appears to be the favorite for the job.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter still not ready    Fri Aug 28, 07:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 28. He has missed 11 straight practices because of an injury.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks a menace against the pass    Thu Aug 27, 07:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks leads all linebackers with 27 forced incompletions since 2017, according to Pro Football Focus.

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  Vikings | Jake Browning has work to do    Wed Aug 26, 09:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Jake Browning 'hasn't done enough' in training camp to challenge QB Sean Mannion for the backup spot, according to Arif Hasan of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Browning came into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Washington in 2019. He has a history of shoulder problems and average arm strength. He's a game manager with a little more athleticism than some give him credit for. The Vikings did give him $140,000 guaranteed as a UDFA and kept him on the practice squad as a rookie, but he's not ready to be the backup just yet.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins rounding into form    Wed Aug 26, 09:25 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has 'dialed in his accuracy' over the course of training camp, according to Arif Hasan of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Cousins is in a system he knows well (Shanahan/Kubiak) and works well from within the pocket or throwing on the run. His accuracy has never been a problem, so dial it in all he wants, Cousins needs to get better at winning. The Vikings have committed to him and have weapons around him. It's time for that to pay off with a deep playoff run.

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  Vikings | Myles Dorn headed for big role?    Wed Aug 26, 09:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings S Myles Dorn took some reps with the first-team defense during practice Monday, Aug. 24, and Arif Hasan of The Athletic believes Dorn could be in line for a 'significant role' going forward.

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  Vikings | David Reese lands in Minny    Wed Aug 26, 05:44 PM

Free-agent LB David Reese (Panthers) signed an undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Vikings | Brian Cole released again    Wed Aug 26, 05:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings DB Brian Cole II was waived Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter up to nine missed practices    Tue Aug 25, 07:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings DL Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) missed practice again Tuesday, Aug. 25, and has now missed nine straight sessions.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter remains sidelined    Mon Aug 24, 06:33 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 24, and has missed the last eight practices.

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