Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler was injured vs. the Chicago Bears in Week 15.

Under Zimmer, Vikings have needed good health to reach the playoffs

Two players who stood out, two concerns for the team, two trends to watch and one big question after the season-ending 37-35 win over the Lions.

Here's a look at the Vikings' 2021 opponents

January 3
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The 2021 NFL season is a long way away, but the Vikings' opponents have already been set, including a meeting with Kevin Stefanski's Browns.

Vikings-Lions inactives: Alexander Mattison, Rashod Hill set to start in season finale

January 3
Vikings-Lions inactives: Alexander Mattison, Rashod Hill set to start in season finale
The Vikings will be without nine Week 1 starters due to injury or personal reasons during Sunday's season finale in Detroit.
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April 16
 Mike Zimmer spoke with Teddy Bridgewater in 2017. Could a reunion be forthcoming?

Vikings mailbag: Bridgewater reunion? Which line can wait in the draft?

A question about a high-profile backup for Kirk Cousins and queries about the draft and the kicking game highlight a new Vikings mailbag.
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April 7
Eric Wilson (50) celebrated one of his three interceptions last season.

Former Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson joins the Eagles

The free agent agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal in Philadelphia, where he will again be teammates with safety Anthony Harris
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) and s running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated a defensive turnover at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday Septem
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March 30
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke with Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers at the end of the Vikings’ 39-10 win in 2019

NFL approving 17th game means Vikings visit Chargers in 2021

The Vikings will visit the Chargers for the second time in three years as part of the league's new schedule
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March 29
Vikings' secondary overhaul gives them options for 2021

Vikings' secondary overhaul gives them options for 2021

Patrick Peterson, Mackensie Alexander and Xavier Woods should give the Vikings the experience and depth they lacked.
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March 26
Vikings offensive line and quarterback Kirk Cousins during a September game against the Titans.

Mailbag: What about the offensive line? Vikings' next biggest need?

Andrew Krammer answers reader questions about the team's offensive line needs, the ideal third receiver and the state of the NFC North
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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March 25
Vikings running back Ameer Abdullah (31) celebrated with teammates after scoring on a touchdown against the Lions in November.

Re-signing running back Abdullah gives Vikings special teams muscle

Ameer Abdullah, the 27-year-old former Lions draft pick, provides depth to the backfield with Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison.
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March 22
Anthony Barr sacked Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill in a 2018 game.

Barr's restructured deal puts Vikings in position for several more moves

When the Vikings restructured linebacker Anthony Barr's contract last week, they arranged the deal to clear even more salary cap space than was previously reported.
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March 19
Vikings offensive tackles Riley Reiff, left, and Brian O’Neill in 2019.

Former Vikings tackle Riley Reiff agrees to sign with the Bengals

Reiff will protect quarterback Joe Burrow next season after he was released by Minnesota earlier this month.
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March 18
Kyle Rudolph

Tight end Rudolph agrees to two-year deal with the Giants

Kyle Rudolph, released by the Vikings this month, is seeking more opportunities in the passing game by going to New York.
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March 18
Dalvin Tomlinson

Bully of a run stopper: Watch new Vikings defensive tackle Tomlinson

A look through Dalvin Tomlinson's 2020 season in New York shows he'll stop the Vikings defense from getting pushed around. But can he help the four-man pass rush?
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March 17
Vikings receiver Chad Beebe (12) scored the winning touchdown against the Panthers in Week 12.

Vikings receiver Chad Beebe returning on one-year deal

The Vikings retained a second free agent on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Beebe on a one-year deal.
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March 17
Giants nose tackle Dalvin Tomlinson sacked  Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton during a Week 17 game.

Vikings salary cap FAQ: Signing bonus conversions, voidable years, more

The Vikings are using some more unusual financial maneuvers (at least for them) to navigate a tight salary cap situation for the 2021 season. Let's review.
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March 14
Anthony Barr is finalizing a restructured deal that will keep him in Minnesota for 2021

Source: Vikings restructuring Barr's contract, voiding final years of deal

Linebacker Anthony Barr would become a free agent after next season, in a deal that saves the Vikings salary cap space
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March 12
Vikings kicker Dan Bailey, left, and punter Britton Colquitt.

Vikings mailbag: What are the best options in free agency?

The Vikings are under the $182.5 million salary cap after a flurry of moves. What should fans expect when free agency opens next week?
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March 11
Vikings punter Britton Colquitt.

Vikings save $1.3M by restructuring punter Colquitt's contract

Two days after cutting kicker Dan Bailey to save salary cap space, GM Rick Spielman said Britton Colquitt will play for the veteran minimum salary in 2021.
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March 8
Stephen Weatherly before a September 2018 game at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Weatherly on return to Vikings: 'Never let complacency set in again'

The defensive end is back in Minnesota with a new sense of motivation after a year with the Panthers.
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March 5
Alabama defensive lineman Christian Barmore (58) celebrates a sack against Notre Dame during a national semifinal game in January.

Vikings draft: Top need for the team? It's upgrading the defensive line

No matter where it comes from — tackle or end — the Vikings need more pass rush in 2021. An early draft pick is an intriguing possibility. Here are five prospects to know.
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March 4
 Ohio State offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) is during the Fiesta Bowl vs. Clemson in 2019.

Vikings draft: Strong group could provide boost for offensive line

The Vikings' annual endeavor to shore up the offensive line continues this spring with a strong offensive line class projected for the draft. Here are five names to know.
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March 3
Vikings draft: Five safeties who could be on the Vikings' wish list

Vikings draft: Five safeties who could be on the Vikings' wish list

With Anthony Harris expected to be a free agent this month, the Vikings will likely be looking for safety help. Here are some top rookie prospects at that position.
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March 2
Vikings draft: Do the Vikings need another young cornerback?

Vikings draft: Do the Vikings need another young cornerback?

Mike Zimmer likes what the Vikings have in cornerbacks Jeff Gladney and Cameron Dantzler. But is the team stocked well enough at that position?