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Vikings
June 5
Vikings guarantee most money ever under Zimmer to undrafted free agents

Vikings guarantee most money ever under Zimmer to undrafted free agents

Two of the players are getting six-figure guarantees when bonuses and salary guarantees are combined, and this year's total is substantially higher than in 2019.
Vikings
June 4
'My voice will be heard.' Vikings players talk about George Floyd

'My voice will be heard.' Vikings players talk about George Floyd

More Vikings players have been using social media and video to talk about the impact of George Floyd's death. Here's some of what's being said.
Vikings
June 3
Which Vikings rookies have best chance to contribute in 2020?

Which Vikings rookies have best chance to contribute in 2020?

The team's roster turnover means there will be chances for rookies from first-round receiver Justin Jefferson to the undrafted free agents. A look at the ones most likely to stand out.
Vikings
May 7
Vikings to play New Orleans Saints on Christmas Day

Vikings to play New Orleans Saints on Christmas Day

The Vikings will travel to New Orleans for a Dec. 25 game against the Saints, playing on a Friday for just the fourth time in franchise history.
Vikings
April 25
Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley runs from Iowa State defensive end Eyioma Uwazurike, right, during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Sat

Vikings take Iowa quarterback Stanley as one of four 7th-round picks

The Vikings started the final round by taking defensive end Kenny Willekes from Michigan State and Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley.
Vikings
April 25
Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley (9) dives in for a touchdown as Michigan's Josh Metellus (14) defends during the second half of an NCAA college

Sixth round brings Vikings offensive tackle, safety and a 2021 draft pick

After a draft choice swap with Baltimore, the Vikings took Oregon State offensive tackle Blake Brandel at No. 203 and Michigan safety Josh Metellus at No. 205.
Vikings
April 25
After trading pick, Vikings draft Temple cornerback, Miami receiver in fifth

After trading pick, Vikings draft Temple cornerback, Miami receiver in fifth

The Vikings selected Harrison Hand with the 169th overall pick, their third cornerback of the draft, and added a Miami wide receiver who could also fill a need as a return specialist.
Vikings
April 25
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Vikings go all defense in fourth round, draft two ends and a linebacker

D.J. Wonnum of South Carolina, James Lynch of Baylor and Troy Dye of Oregon are the first addition to the defensive line since Everson Griffen announced his departure this month.
Vikings
April 25
Williams traded to 49ers after agent denies he nixed Vikings deal

Williams traded to 49ers after agent denies he nixed Vikings deal

Washington’s Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, who'd been discussed in Vikings trade talks, was traded to San Francisco just before today’s final round of the draft started.
Vikings
April 24
Draft Day 2: Ten players who could end up with the Vikings

Draft Day 2: Ten players who could end up with the Vikings

Rick Spielman has three picks tonight — No. 58 (second round), No. 89 (third round), No. 105 (third round) — to further the Vikings’ roster repair. It’s unlikely they stay put, however.
Vikings
April 24
Will shocking Packers draft make Rodgers a Viking down the road?

Will shocking Packers draft make Rodgers a Viking down the road?

If history keeps repeating itself the way it did on Thursday night, Aaron Rodgers will be looking to stick it to the Packers after they traded up to draft a quarterback.
Vikings
April 23
Minnesota Gophers defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr. (11)

Vikings draft mailbag: Talking trades, Gophers ... quarterbacks

Pretty soon, predicting will be replaced by actual picking. In the meantime, fans have last-minute questions about the draft, including one about Antoine Winfield Jr. and the Vikings.
Vikings
April 20
Vikings owners surpass $5 million in donations to COVID-19 causes

Vikings owners surpass $5 million in donations to COVID-19 causes

The team’s owners this week are making a $1 million contribution to United Way Worldwide, an organization recommended by the NFL as part of a fundraising campaign tied to this week’s NFL draft.
Vikings
April 14
Mailbag: What's the Vikings' biggest draft need? What about trading up?

Mailbag: What's the Vikings' biggest draft need? What about trading up?

Among things that Vikings fans want to know is which hole is bigger: The loss of Stefon Diggs or the departure of several key defensive players.
Vikings
April 6
Adrian Peterson in 2015

Adrian Peterson unanimous choice for NFL's All-Decade team

Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the only non-quarterback to win a NFL Most Valuable Player award during the past decade, was one of eight unanimous selections.
Coronavirus
April 2
Thielen helps COVID-19 relief with $100,000 and KFAN radiothon

Thielen helps COVID-19 relief with $100,000 and KFAN radiothon

The Thielen Foundation has committed an additional $75,000 to Minnesota COVID-19 relief efforts and announced plans to help raise more money through an April 9 radiothon in conjunction with KFAN.
Vikings
March 31
Vikings Mailbag: D-backs, the first-round pick, the NFC North favorite

Vikings Mailbag: D-backs, the first-round pick, the NFC North favorite

Questions about Anthony Harris, free agents still on the market, the draft and more were on the minds on Vikings fans asking questions for this week's mailbag.
Vikings
March 30
Sharpe won't outrun Diggs, but he'll add solid depth to Vikings

Sharpe won't outrun Diggs, but he'll add solid depth to Vikings

As the Vikings try to fill the void left by Stefon Diggs' exit, what are realistic expectations for their new wide receiver?
Vikings
March 27
Veteran running back, returner Abdullah re-signs with Vikings

Veteran running back, returner Abdullah re-signs with Vikings

The former Lions running back, who played behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, also was the Vikings’ top kick return man.
Vikings
March 26
Vikings re-sign veteran offensive lineman Brett Jones

Vikings re-sign veteran offensive lineman Brett Jones

The Vikings are bringing offensive lineman Brett Jones back on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum ($910,000), a source confirmed.
Vikings
March 26
Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes.

Rhodes repair ahead? Cornerback going to Colts as free agent

In his prime, Xavier Rhodes was assigned to cover an opponent's top receiver. But he was inconsistent during his last couple of seasons and thought he wasn't getting a fair deal from officials.
Vikings
March 25

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Vikings
March 24
Source: Vikings signing former XFL linebacker Gates

Source: Vikings signing former XFL linebacker Gates

DeMarquis Gates was starring in the XFL before the season shut down and was the leading tackler in the short history of the Alliance of American Football.
Vikings
March 24
Vikings Mailbag: Five classic Vikings games while you're stuck at home

Vikings Mailbag: Five classic Vikings games while you're stuck at home

The NFL is offering free access to game replays dating back to 2009 and we have a list of five of the best Vikings games from that era.
Vikings
March 24
Rudolph, Thielen, Barr among Vikings helping during COVID-19 outbreak

Rudolph, Thielen, Barr among Vikings helping during COVID-19 outbreak

As people across the U.S. and Minnesota grapple with the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak, several Vikings are working through their foundations and charitable partners to help.

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