Cap-strapped Vikings sign 1st-round pick Garrett Bradbury

Football 05/14/19, 13:21

The Minnesota Vikings have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury, the center from North Carolina State selected with the 18th overall pick.The deal will force the Vikings into a corresponding adjustment for salary cap compliance. According to NFL Players Association records, the Vikings were roughly $664,000 under the $188.2 million ...

Vikings take Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. in 2nd round

Football 04/26/19, 19:49

The Minnesota Vikings selected Alabama tight end Irv Smith Jr. with the 50th overall pick in the second round on Friday night, adding another potential field-stretching pass-catcher for quarterback Kirk Cousins.Smith became the fourth Alabama tight end drafted in the last eight years, with O.J. Howard the most recent in ...

Vikings draft NC State center Garrett Bradbury at No. 18

Football 04/25/19, 21:34

The Minnesota Vikings selected North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury with the 18th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, using their first-rounder on an offensive lineman for the first time in seven years.With the front five again their position of greatest need , the Vikings could hardly ...

With O-line still in flux, Vikings have clear need in draft

Football 04/18/19, 18:20

The Minnesota Vikings will be constructing a new front five yet again this year.Perhaps this will be the spring they can finally plant a couple of seeds for stability.The Vikings have consistently fielded one of the NFL's best defenses since coach Mike Zimmer took over in 2014. In the two ...

Thielen deal shows Vikings’ commitment to keep core together

Football 04/17/19, 17:23

Two years away from free agency, Adam Thielen was among the best bargains in the NFL.Facing a tight salary cap situation, the Minnesota Vikings could have waited to reward Thielen, their two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who was tied for fourth in the league with 113 receptions last season.Waiting, and ...

Children confirm deaths of Minnesota businessman, wife

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:42

The children of a one-time part owner of the Minnesota Vikings and his wife have asked for privacy while they grieve their parents' deaths.Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs' children confirmed their parents' deaths in a short statement issued Wednesday through a public relations firm.Authorities haven't publicly identified the couple but said ...

2 found dead at prominent Minnesota businessman’s home

U.S. 04/10/19, 18:03

Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people found at the Lake Minnetonka mansion of Irwin Jacobs, a prominent Minnesota businessman who once owned a minority share in the Minnesota Vikings NFL team.Orono, Minnesota, police say the bodies of a man and woman were discovered in a bed along with ...

Fans get 1st look at stadium for Final Four team practices

Football 04/05/19, 11:09

Basketball fans have lined up early for the first entry into U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Final Four teams hold open-to-the-public workouts.Auburn takes the court first, followed by Virginia, Texas Tech and Michigan State. There's no charge to attend the practices. The games, of course, come at a cost. According ...

Still seeking stability at kicker, Vikings bring back Bailey

Football 03/19/19, 18:07

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a new contract with kicker Dan Bailey, the ninth-year veteran who was signed last season to replace struggling rookie Daniel Carlson.Bailey's deal was done Tuesday, bringing the fifth-most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history (86.6 percent) back to a team that ...

Relieved Barr remains a Viking after uneasy pledge to Jets

Football 03/14/19, 19:56

Anthony Barr slept for a mere two hours on Monday night, awakened at 3 a.m. by the angst of his decision about which team to pick in free agency.His verbal commitment to join the New York Jets triggered immediate unease about leaving the Minnesota Vikings."I was up all morning just ...

Cap-tight Vikings clear space by cutting Remmers, Sendejo

Football 03/11/19, 16:44

The Minnesota Vikings have a little bit more flexibility to spend on offseason renovations, after moving on from two veteran starters.By releasing right guard Mike Remmers and declining an option on safety Andrew Sendejo's contract, the Vikings cleared more than $10 million in space under the salary cap on Monday ...

Vikings go back to drawing board after latest disappointment

Football 12/31/18, 17:43

After finishing one game short of the Super Bowl last season and spending big to make Kirk Cousins their franchise player, the Minnesota Vikings were surrounded by high expectations from the start.That championship chase simply never picked up any steam."It wasn't what we wanted, what our fan base wanted. It's ...

Finally, a Bears-Vikings finale in Minnesota with meaning

Football 12/27/18, 16:54

For the fourth time in the past five years, the Chicago Bears will visit the Minnesota Vikings in the last game on the schedule.For once, this matchup has some meaning.The Vikings, having already ceded the NFC North title to the Bears, have yet to secure a spot in the playoffs. ...

As Vikes face rematch with Bears, Cousins feels the pressure

Football 12/26/18, 17:43

The Minnesota Vikings have reached the final week of the regular season with a spot in the playoffs still unsecured and a surging division rival boasting one of the NFL's best defenses on the schedule.This is the type of game, then, for Kirk Cousins to make good on that $84 ...

Lions assured of last-place finish after loss to Vikings

Football 12/23/18, 18:32

The collapse of the Detroit Lions is essentially complete.There's still one more game to go, but the Lions are now assured of their first last-place finish since 2012 after a 27-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Detroit actually dominated the first 25 minutes or so, but the Lions ...

Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs

Sports 12/23/18, 16:43

Kirk Cousins threw a 44-yard Hail Mary to Kyle Rudolph as time expired in the first half to put the Minnesota Vikings ahead and they beat the Detroit Lions 27-9 Sunday, moving a step closer to playing in the postseason.The Vikings could have clinched a spot in the playoffs with ...

Vikings take playoff push to Detroit to face Lions

Football 12/20/18, 18:53

A season of ups and downs for the Minnesota Vikings comes down to this: beat Detroit and Chicago and they're in the playoffs.First up are the banged-up Lions, who have already been eliminated from postseason contention, but with so much at stake, the Vikings can't afford to look too far ...

With Barr set high, pass-rushing Vikings hitting stride on D

Football 12/19/18, 18:26

The Minnesota Vikings have hit their familiar stride on defense during the second half of the season, after some uncharacteristic earlier struggles.There's been no better example of this lately than Anthony Barr."He's always been a good player," coach Mike Zimmer said. "I think he's probably taking it to another level ...

Update: Vikings off to good start with Stefanski

Sports 12/16/18, 13:54

The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times local):Interim Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski has sure quickly settled in to his new role as the play caller.The Vikings have scored touchdowns on each of their first three possessions against Miami.Kirk Cousins threw a 13-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs. ...

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