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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook limited    Thu Jul 29, 08:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Dede Westbrook (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, July 29.

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  Vikings | Two linemen miss practice    Thu Jul 29, 07:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (groin) and C Cohl Cabral (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 29.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman goes on NFI list    Tue Jul 27, 06:40 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman (undisclosed) was transferred to the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 27, after he cleared waivers.

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  Vikings | Christian Darrisaw to get eased into camp    Tue Jul 27, 01:41 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (groin) underwent groin surgery before the draft and has moved around well lately, but the team is still expected to be 'very careful' with him early in camp, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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  Vikings | Rick Dennison to take on new role with team    Tue Jul 27, 01:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Rick Dennison was named as the team's new senior offensive advisor Tuesday, July 27.

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  Vikings | Riley Patterson not ready for practice    Mon Jul 26, 06:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings PK Riley Patterson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 26.

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  Vikings | Three draft picks under contract    Mon Jul 26, 06:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings third-round draft choices OG Wyatt Davis, DE Patrick Jones II and LB Chazz Surratt signed four-year contracts with the Vikings Monday, July 26. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman waived    Mon Jul 26, 11:40 AM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman (undisclosed) was waived with a non-football injury Monday, July 26.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook headed to Minnesota    Sun Jul 25, 07:22 PM

Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, July 25. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Westbrook tore his ACL back in Week 7 of 2020 and has been recovering ever since. If he can regain his trademark speed, Westbrook can still fly down the field and take the top off the defense. He's expected to push Olabisi Johnson in training camp.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook to sign with MIN    Sat Jul 24, 06:38 PM

Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) plans to sign a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Westbrook should be considered the favorite to win the third receiver job in Minnesota. Remember his name if Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson go down.

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  Vikings | Two work out for Vikings    Sat Jul 24, 06:27 PM

Free-agent WR Tommylee Lewis (Saints) and undrafted free-agent QB Jackson Erdmann (St. John's) recently worked out for the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook eyeing Minnesota?    Fri Jul 23, 09:44 PM

Free-agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) hinted via social media that he is interested in joining the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: This would put Westbrook back on a deep league radars as a potentially fantasy relevant player if one of Adam Thielen or Justin Jefferson were to go down.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman to report to camp    Fri Jul 23, 09:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman (undisclosed) will report to training camp Sunday, July 25, and is hoping to play this season after being shot four times on June 21.

Footballguys view: Twyman has already etched himself into NFL lore just being able to report to training camp after being shot four times one month ago. He may start camp on the NFI list, but isn't expected to have any long term effects from his injuries.

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  Vikings | Dede Westbrook to work out for Vikes    Fri Jul 23, 02:54 PM

Free agent WR Dede Westbrook (Jaguars) in in Minneapolis to work out for the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, July 24, according to post on Westbrook's Instagram account. Westbrook reportedly has three teams interested in him but will likely sign with the Vikings if all goes well Saturday, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Vikings don't have a clear #3 receiver, which would give Westbrook about the best opportunity for playing time that he's going to find at this point in free agency. It would give his dynasty stock a pulse in deep leagues after he fizzled out in Jacksonville.

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  Vikings | Ben Steele hired as OL assistant    Fri Jul 23, 02:07 PM

Auburn special-teams analyst Ben Steele on Friday, July 23, was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to serve as their assistant offensive line coach, according to sources.

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  Vikings | Phil Rauscher to coach O-line    Fri Jul 23, 01:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings assistant offensive line coach Phil Rauscher on Friday, July 23, was promoted to the full-time position. He replaces offensive line coach/run game coordinator Rick Dennison who was let go, reportedly after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Footballguys view: The Vikings have absorbed enough of the concepts of the Dennison/Kubiak running game to make this not material enough to move Dalvin Cook from the #2 spot he occupies on most fantasy football boards. This is unlikely to be the last showdown between a team and player or coach over the vaccine.

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  Vikings | More on Michael Pierce's injury    Mon Jul 19, 04:04 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings DT Michael Pierce's (calf) calf injury is considered minor, and he may only miss the first few weeks of training camp, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Michael Pierce should be ready for opener    Mon Jul 19, 02:00 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings DT Michael Pierce (calf) may miss time during training camp because of his calf injury but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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  Vikings | Michael Pierce injured    Mon Jul 19, 10:50 AM

Minnesota Vikings DT Michael Pierce (calf) suffered a calf injury while training, and he's questionable for the start of camp.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith eyeing TD jump    Thu Jul 15, 01:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith is no longer sharing time with TE Kyle Rudolph and is expecting a big jump in production. 'I have very high expectations, especially for myself,' Smith said Thursday, July 15 on NFL Network. 'I don't want to put an exact number out there because I don't want to say 'I'm gonna score 15 touchdowns or however many,' but it's gonna be a lot. I'm going to be scoring a lot, making a lot of plays and helping my offense in any way, helping my team.'

Footballguys view: Smith had five receiving touchdowns last year while Rudolph had one for the Vikings. Now, the show is all up to Smith and he's ready for the challenge. We've been waiting for that breakout season from Smith, and 2021 could be the year it all comes together. He should be considered a TE2 with upside, and Fantasy GMs are taking him off the board at TE17 (13.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Minnesota closing in on key extensions?    Mon Jul 5, 12:16 AM

Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith and OT Brian O'Neill have reportedly engaged in contract extension talks with the team recently, according to KSTP's Darren Wolfson.

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  Vikings | Irv Smith new and improved?    Fri Jul 2, 09:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith showed up to OTAs in 'phenomenal shape' after changing his diet, according to offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak. 'I want him to be himself, and now he's going to have more opportunities, and I'm excited to see what he does with it,' Kubiak said.

Footballguys view: Smith did not have a breakout season in 2020 but has the chance to do that in his third season. He's the lead tight end and Kyle Rudolph is now with the Giants. Smith should be the third option in the passing game behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen. If Smith plays up to his potential, there's a possibility he could post low-end TE1 numbers.

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  Vikings | Christian Darrisaw limited this offseason    Mon Jun 28, 03:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw (groin) did not take any snaps with the first-team offense during offseason workouts or minicamp in part because he is recovering from a groin injury, according to ESPN.com's Courtney Cronin.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins on point in 2020    Sun Jun 27, 10:49 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was on target on 81.3 percent of his throws in 2020 - the best mark among quarterbacks with at least 50 pass attempts - according to Pro Football Reference.

Footballguys view: Cousins knows the Shanahan/Kubiak offense like the back of his hand. The comfort level in the offense gives him great confidence as a passer, and Cousins has some great targets to throw to. With Klint Kubiak taking over for his father Gary as OC in 2021, expect more of the same from Cousins and the Vikings passing attack.

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  Vikings | Jaylen Twyman hospitalized    Mon Jun 21, 07:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman was reportedly shot four times while visiting family in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 21. Twyman is reportedly fine and expected to make a full recovery, according to his agent.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook busy by the goal line    Sat Jun 19, 08:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook leads all players with 47 touches from inside the 5-yard line over the past two seasons, and he also leads all players with 19 touchdowns from inside the 5-yard line in that span.

Footballguys view: The Vikings offense should continue to give Cook enough opportunity to justify his ADP as the #2 player off of the board. With an improved defense, the offense could get more short fields, creating even more scoring chances.

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  Vikings | Blake Proehl draws praise    Fri Jun 18, 10:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Blake Proehl was mentioned by head coach Mike Zimmer when he was asked about candidates for the No. 3 receiver role.

Footballguys view: Blake Proehl is the son of former NFL wide receiver and coach Ricky Proehl. He's got all the skills you want in terms of concentration and hands. Proehl does a good job of going after catches and has a large catch radius basically due to effort. He's not a vertical threat, but put him in the slot and watch him work. We'll be watching him compete for the no.3 job behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

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  Vikings | Tyler Conklin expanding role    Fri Jun 18, 10:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin has 'emerged as a guy that's moving upward' during minicamp, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. 'It's a bigger role for Tyler Conklin this season,' Zimmer said.

Footballguys view: Irv Smith is the lead tight end but Conklin outperformed him down the stretch last year. If Smith is banged up, Conklin could step in and shine. Even with Smith out there, the Vikings do use two and three-tight end sets more than most. He's a reserve player to keep on the waiver wire speed dial.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter feeling good    Wed Jun 16, 08:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter (neck) is not practicing during the minicamp but said he feels 100 percent healthy. He said he is working his way back into football shape.

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  Vikings | Minnesota moves on from Zach Von Rosenberg    Tue Jun 15, 04:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings P Zach Von Rosenberg was waived Tuesday, June 15.

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  Vikings | Kellen Mond deal official    Tue Jun 15, 04:06 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings third-round pick QB Kellen Mond (Texas A&M) signed a four-year contract worth a reported $5.223 million - including a $1.158 million signing bonus - on Tuesday, June 15.

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  Vikings | Sheldon Richardson to MIN    Tue Jun 15, 12:06 PM

Free-agent DT Sheldon Richardson (Browns) agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings Tuesday, June 15. The deal can be worth up to $4.35 million with incentives.

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  Vikings | Kellen Mond financials    Mon Jun 14, 07:11 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings third-round pick QB Kellen Mond (Texas A&M) reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $5.223 million - including a $1.158 million signing bonus - on Monday, June 14.

Footballguys view: Mond is an athletic quarterback with the arm strength to make every throw in the NFL. He can throw lasers down the field but Mond needs to improve his passes when throwing with touch is needed. Think of former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick when you think of what Mond could be in the NFL. He'll work as a developmental quarterback behind Kirk Cousins this year. We certainly appreciate Mond in dynasty formats.

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  Vikings | Minnesota interested in Sheldon Richardson    Mon Jun 14, 05:34 PM

Free-agent DT Sheldon Richardson (Browns) is receiving interest from the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter will report    Mon Jun 14, 12:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter will report for mandatory minicamp, according to sources.

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  Vikings | Bashaud Breeland had offseason surgery    Fri Jun 11, 05:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Bashaud Breeland (shoulder) said he had shoulder surgery this offseason which is why he waited so long to sign with a team.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adding Amari Henderson    Tue Jun 8, 12:42 AM

The Minnesota Vikings are signing free-agent CB Amari Henderson (Jaguars) after he took part in a recent tryout.

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  Vikings | Bashaud Breeland contract update    Fri Jun 4, 06:44 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Chiefs) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings Friday, June 4, worth as much as $4 million, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adding Bashaud Breeland    Fri Jun 4, 05:53 PM

Free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Chiefs) agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings Friday, June 4. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Tye Smith en route to Minnesota    Wed Jun 2, 04:32 PM

Free-agent DB Tye Smith (Titans) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday, June 2.

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  Vikings | Eric Kendricks limited    Fri May 28, 05:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks (undisclosed) participated in position drills during practice Wednesday, May 26, but sat out team drills.

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  Vikings | Cameron Smith feeling good    Fri May 28, 02:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Cameron Smith said Friday, May 28, that he is doing in well in his return from open-heart surgery last August to correct a congenital defect. 'It was interesting because leading up to (OTAs), I was unsure what the feeling was going to be like,' Smith said. 'I was excited to feel that again, but when it came down to running out there, it felt like I hadn't missed a beat. It just felt like almost home again.'

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  Vikings | Danielle Hunter absent    Thu May 27, 09:12 AM

Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter is absent from organized team activities this week. Sources told ESPN the Vikings' level of concern over Hunter's absence at this point of the offseason is not at its peak.

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  Vikings | Cohl Cabral claimed off waivers    Mon May 24, 05:17 PM

Former Houston Texans C Cohl Cabral was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings Monday, May 24.

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  Vikings | Anthony Barr on the field Monday    Mon May 24, 02:37 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (pectoral) is participating in the team's workout Monday, May 24.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins picked apart single coverage in 2020    Sun May 23, 10:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins ranked third in the league with 1,825 passing yards and fourth with 22 touchdown passes when targeting single coverage last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Cousins did that in large part due to the play-action passing and the quality weapons like Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. With Klint Kubiak taking over the reins from his father Gary as the Offensive Coordinator, the system will stay the same and the production should follow suit.

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  Vikings | Janarius Robinson financials    Wed May 19, 02:41 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings fourth-round draft pick DE Janarius Robinson (Florida State) signed a four-year contract worth $4.15 million - including a $665,404 signing bonus - on Wednesday, May 19.

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  Vikings | Janarius Robinson inks rookie deal    Wed May 19, 01:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings fourth-round draft pick DE Janarius Robinson (Florida State) signed a four-year contract Wednesday, May 19. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Vikings | Minnesota signs two players    Mon May 17, 04:43 PM

Free-agent OT Evin Ksiezarczyk (Falcons) and CB Parry Nickerson (Packers) signed with the Minnesota Vikings Monday, May 17. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Minnesota to add Evin Ksiezarczyk    Mon May 17, 03:34 PM

Free-agent OT Evin Ksiezarczyk (Falcons) plans to sign with Minnesota Vikings after passing a physical with the team, according to a source.

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