Quarterback Kellen Mond, right, at the Vikings’ rookie minicamp last week.

Vikings mailbag: Cousins' future? Mond's fit? Second-year breakouts?

This week, readers asked about the future of Vikings' quarterback situation, the player primed for a Year 2 breakout and the possible starting secondary.

Vikings claim center Cohl Cabral off waivers from Texans

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Cabral, a second-year pro, spent his rookie season on the Rams and Texans practice squads after going undrafted out of Arizona State.

Podcast: Evaluating the Vikings roster as offseason workouts begin

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Podcast: Evaluating the Vikings roster as offseason workouts begin
Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand take a broad look at the Vikings' 90-man roster, discuss the start of offseason workouts and take your questions.
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Danielle Hunter (99) and Sheldon Richardson at minicamp in June.

Vikings training camp preview: Defensive line makeover top priority

The group could look almost completely different than it did in 2020, with returning veterans, free agent additions and draft picks.
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July 26
Vikings training camp preview: Last year's cornerbacks buried on depth chart

Vikings training camp preview: Last year's cornerbacks buried on depth chart

A retooled Vikings secondary could be returning only one opening-day starter – safety Harrison Smith – from last season.
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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July 25
Vikings kicker Greg Joseph (1) with punter Britton Colquitt (2) and long snapper Andrew DePaola (42) during mandatory minicamp in June.

Vikings training camp position preview: Special teams

The Vikings cut kicker Dan Bailey this spring, leaving journeyman Greg Joseph and undrafted rookie Riley Patterson to compete for the job.
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July 24
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Vikings training camp preview: Tight ends have a new leader

It's a new era for the group, with Kyle Rudolph gone and Irv Smith stepping to the lead.
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July 23
Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) is surrounded by a lot of new faces in the secondary.

Vikings mailbag: Expectations for 2021? More moves coming? Who's the kicker?

Readers have questions about defensive end Danielle Hunter, expectations for this season, roster moves, the kicker competition and more in the latest Vikings mailbag.
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July 23
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) with his offensive line during an offseason practice.

Vikings training camp preview: Offensive line in spotlight yet again

While four of five starters return, the Vikings' offensive line will take on a new look as first-round pick Christian Darrisaw steps in at left tackle and the guard shuffle continues.
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July 22
Podcast: Vikings' retooled defense tops list of camp story lines

Podcast: Vikings' retooled defense tops list of camp story lines

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the top Vikings storylines ahead of training camp, led by Mike Zimmer's retooled defense.
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July 22
Even after a slow start in 2020, the Vikings’ Justin Jefferson still set the NFL record for receiving yards by a rookie (1,400) while pacing last ye

Vikings training camp preview: Who's the No. 3 receiver?

The top of the depth chart is crystal clear and quite talented with Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. Behind them, though, things quickly get murky.
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July 21
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook at minicamp last month.

Vikings training camp preview: Can Cook stay healthy?

Dalvin Cook is a year older and coming off a 356-touch season. Can he carry the load over 17 games? And which veteran's spot may be in jeopardy?
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July 20
Kellen Mond at minicamp last month.

Vikings training camp preview: Competition behind Cousins at QB

Kirk Cousins heads into Year 4 as the Vikings' starter, but Kellen Mond's presence could change the team's strategy.
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June 17
Podcast: Hunter, Richardson contracts end Vikings' spring with a bang

Podcast: Hunter, Richardson contracts end Vikings' spring with a bang

Danielle Hunter and Sheldon Richardson are back, and the prospects for the 2021 Vikings defense are looking up. Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand discuss on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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June 16
Eric Kendricks jokes with Anthony Barr (55) during minicamp.

Vikings minicamp: Eric Kendricks shines on Day 2

The linebacker intercepted Kirk Cousins during an 11-on-11 drill, and broke up a Kellen Mond pass in 7-on-7. Here are five observations from today's workouts.
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June 15
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) watched his teammates during the first day of mandatory minicamp Tuesday in Eagan.

Vikings minicamp: Zimmer ends practice early after barrage of touchdown passes

Kirk Cousins, Jake Browning, and Kellen Mond threw touchdowns on their final passes during the first of three minicamp practices. Here are nine observations from the workout.
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June 11
Vikings defensive ends D.J. Wonnum (98) and Stephen Weatherly (91) at practice this spring.

Mailbag: What's up with Vikings pass rush? Who's the next free-agent signing?

There could be a connection between the new veteran cornerbacks and Danielle Hunter's future. Andrew Krammer explains that and more in response to your questions.
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June 10
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond, left, scrambles during practice Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Eagan, Minn. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via

Podcast: Cousins' security, defense under construction and a mailbag

The Access Vikings crew discusses Cousins' first comments since the Vikings drafted Kellen Mond, a work-in-progress defense, and your questions about free agents, Aaron Rodgers, and more.
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June 9
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during Wednesday’s practice.

Vikings OTA observations: Cousins connections boost two-minute drill

Under a scorching sun, quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Vikings passing game were equally hot Wednesday against a secondary that's a work in progress.
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June 7
Wide receiver Blake Proehl is getting $115,000 in guaranteed money from the Vikings.

Vikings guaranteed $345,000 to 2021 undrafted free agents

The total amount of guaranteed money is substantially less than the team gave to its undefeated rookies last year.
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June 3
Vikings sign former Titans cornerback Tye Smith

Vikings sign former Titans cornerback Tye Smith

Smith, who has seven career starts and one interception, has primarily been a reserve but started three games last season for Tennessee.
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June 3
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Podcast: What have we learned about Vikings rookies, including a pitcher-turned-punter?

Andrew Krammer is joined by Purple Insider's Matthew Coller to discuss spring storylines. Plus, punter Zach Von Rosenberg shares his journey from MLB pitcher to undrafted signee.
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Sloppy day for Vikings offense leads to four interceptions at practice

Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions as the passing game struggled to connect in the non-padded OTA session.