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  • Marcus Sherels leaves Vikings for one-year deal with Saints

    Twin Cities "After nine seasons, Marcus Sherels is leaving the Vikings. A source said Thursday the free-agent cornerback and return specialist will sign a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. Terms were not immediately available on Sherels, who made $1.4 million last season with the..." March 21

  • Report: Support growing for limited expansion of NFL's replay system

    The Score "Days away from the NFL's annual meeting, there is growing support on the league's competition committee for making pass interference and limited personal fouls reviewable, sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post. That support for expanding replay is reportedly..." March 21

  • Saints, Nick Easton Hit Snag

    Pro Football Rumors "Center/guard Nick Easton is set to join the Saints’ offensive line – unless he isn’t. On Wednesday, Easton’s contract was “disapproved,” according to’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Meanwhile, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer..." March 20

  • Report: Vikings interested in Sean Mannion as backup quarterback

    Daily Norseman "It would appear that the Minnesota Vikings are in the market for a backup quarterback. Their primary backup from last year, Trevor Siemian, is currently a free agent and is reportedly set to meet with the New York Jets in the next couple of days. The direction that..." March 20

  • Raiders To Meet With George Iloka

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders are hosting former Vikings safety George Iloka on a visit, as Ian Rapoport of tweets. Former Giants safety Curtis Riley is also en route to Oakland, Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal (on Twitter) hears. The Raiders already..." March 20

  • Broncos castoff is Jets’ first look at replacing Josh McCown

    New York Post "The Jets have begun their search for a new backup quarterback. With Josh McCown undecided about his future, the Jets are looking for someone else to back up Sam Darnold. Trevor Siemian will visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to a source. Siemian spent last year as Kirk..." March 20

  • Dan Bailey Re-Signs With the Minnesota Vikings

    Last Word On Pro Football "Eight-year veteran kicker Dan Bailey signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings. His contract carries with it a max of $2 million in incentives and keeps him with the team until 2020. Bailey spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Dallas..." March 19

  • Vikings Interested In Re-Signing QB Trevor Siemian

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chris Tomasson reports that the Vikings are trying to re-sign backup quarterback Trevor Siemian. Tomasson notes that Vikings HC Mike Zimmer has indicated that he wants to have a veteran backup this season and Siemian does have prior starting..." March 19

  • Report: Vikings interested in G Josh Kline

    247 Sports "Josh Kline was released by the Tennesee Titans last week, but it looks like he already has some early interest for his next career move. According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings do have interest in bringing him in for a visit with their needs on the offensive..." March 19

  • Vikings sign Ameer Abdullah "Ameer Abdullah is staying in the NFC North and with the Vikings. The running back/return specialist signed a new contract with the Vikings, the team announced Monday. The Alabama native and former Nebraska Cornhusker explained his excitement about returning to the Vikings..." March 18

  • Saints sign Nick Easton to replace Max Unger "The New Orleans Saints quickly found a replacement for Max Unger. The Saints inked ex-Minnesota Vikings guard/center Nick Easton to a four-year, $24 million contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Saints had an..." March 18

  • With little room left under salary cap, Vikings still have missing pieces on offense, special teams

    Twin Cities "The Vikings’ defense, which is usually the case, is set. On offense and special teams, it’s a different story. When linebacker Anthony Barr re-signed last week after initially agreeing to join the New York Jets, it meant that 10 of Minnesota’s 11 starters will return..." March 17

  • Nick Easton plans to make a decision by Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings (for now) offensive lineman Nick Easton has three teams from which to choose, and he intends to make his choice soon. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Easton intends to make a decision by Monday as to his next destination. The finalists are the..." March 17

  • Vikings Interested In Josh Kline

    Pro Football Rumors "The Vikings are interested in former Titans right guard Josh Kline, per Darren Wolfson of (via Twitter). Kline, whom Tennessee released several days ago, would compete for Minnesota’s starting RG job, which Mike Remmers had held down since the end of the 2017 campaign. The..." March 17

  • Zimmer: People don’t realize how much other teams game plan for Anthony Barr "There were plenty of smiles around Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center on Thursday afternoon as Anthony Barr and Shamar Stephen came home. Barr, a four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, endured an emotional few days of free agency before deciding to stay with the team that drafted..." March 16

  • No truth to Stefon Diggs trade rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Stefon Diggs is not being traded to the Washington Redskins. The brother of the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver posted a Photoshopped image of Diggs in a Redskins uniform on Saturday, sparking a flurry of Twitter rumors. A source, however, refuted any talk of Diggs moving to..." March 16

  • Texans, Vikes Interested In Ryan Schraeder

    Pro Football Rumors "Both the Texans and Vikings have expressed interest in free agent offensive tackle Ryan Schraeder, according to Jordan Raanan of (Twitter link). Schraeder was released by the Falcons earlier this week. Houston fielded one of the NFL’s worst offensive lines in 2018, but..." March 16

  • Vikings Have Offer To G Nick Easton, Others Teams In The Mix

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chris Tomasson reports that the Vikings have made an offer to free agent G Nick Easton. Easton recently visited with the Saints and Tomasson says he has a couple of other teams in the mix for his services. Tomasson can see Easton possible making another visit or..." March 15

  • Anthony Barr on Jets diss: I didn’t want to ‘marry the wrong woman’

    New York Post "For a very brief period, Anthony Barr was engaged to the Jets. The free agent linebacker agreed to terms with Gang Green when the legal tampering period opened on Monday but by Tuesday morning had a change of heart and decided to stick with the Vikings. It..." March 15

  • Saints Hosting Nick Easton, Vikings Still Interested

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent offensive lineman Nick Easton visited with the Saints on Thursday, ESPN’s Field Yates tweets. A return to the Vikings, however, is not out of the question and the team still has interest in retaining his services, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune tweets. After..." March 14

  • Vikings’ Anthony Barr on free agency: ‘It was terrible’

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Vikings are certainly glad to have four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr back in the mix. Earlier in the week, Barr agreed in principle to sign a lucrative contract with the New York Jets in free agency. Within hours, Barr had spurned the Jets to return to his..." March 14

  • Everson Griffen stays with Vikings on restructured deal "Everson Griffen will remain with Minnesota Vikings after all. Minnesota struck a deal with the defensive end at a reduced rate just in time to keep him on the team, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Griffen will earn around $8 million in 2019 as part of his new deal, a..." March 14

  • Vikings have submitted restructure offer to Everson Griffen

    247 Sports "Everson Griffen is seeing his name being brought up as a possible cap casualty as the Minnesota Vikings look for ways to free up salary cap space for the 2019 offseason. Those rumors are not unfounded, as it appears the front office is drawing a bit of a line in the sand about the future..." March 13

  • Vikings Receiving Trade Interest On CB Trae Waynes

    Pro Football Focus "The Vikings are fielding calls from clubs with interest in trading for cornerback Trae Waynes, according to Ian Rapoport of (Twitter link). Waynes is scheduled to earn $9.069MM in 2019 under the terms of his fifth-year option. Now that he’s made it to the 2019 league..." March 13

  • Vikings Interested In Lions RB Zach Zenner

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ben Goessling reports that the Vikings have interest in Lions free agent RB Zach Zenner. However, Goessling says that the question for the Vikings will revolve around Zenner’s market and where his price lands. This comes shortly after the news that the Saints..." March 12

  • Anthony Barr Backs Out Of Deal With Jets, Re-Signing With Vikings

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the LB Anthony Barr is no longer signing a contract with the Jets and has instead agreed to return to the Vikings.  Adam Schefter adds that Barr got cold feet and changed his mind about signing with the Jets before..." March 12

  • Report: Saints sign RB Latavius Murray to 4-year deal; Mark Ingram's future unclear

    The Advocate "The Saints made their first big splash in the NFL free agency pool Tuesday with a new face at running back.  Latavius Murray, a 6-foot-3 bruiser, agreed to a four-year deal with the Saints, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Murray, who..." March 12

  • Everson Griffen’s Roster Spot Uncertain?

    Pro Football Rumors "Thought to be the high-profile member of the Vikings’ defensive core that received his money elsewhere, Anthony Barr is staying in Minnesota. The linebacker’s $13.5MM-AAV deal, however, may force another homegrown talent out. Everson Griffen‘s deal may soon..." March 12

  • Sheldon Richardson intends to sign 3-year deal with Browns, ESPN reports

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Vikings free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has agreed to a three-year deal with the Browns, a league source confirmed. The deal is worth $39 million, including $21.5 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who first reported the deal. It can become..." March 12

  • Vikings Aren’t Exercising S Andrew Sendejo’s 2019 Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Vikings are not exercising their option on S Andrew Sendejo, making him an unrestricted free agent. Sendejo, 31, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Riceback in 2010. He lasted just over a..." March 11

  • Vikings Release Starting G Mike Remmers

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, the Vikings are releasing starting G Mike Remmers.  The Viking signed Remmers to a five-year, $30 million deal back in 2017.  Remmers, 29, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out..." March 11

  • Vikings approached Mike Remmers about restructuring prior to releasing him

    Daily Norseman "We reported to you earlier today that the Minnesota Vikings were going to release starting guard Mike Remmers, a move that had been widely anticipated (and is now official). However, it doesn’t appear as though that was the first course of action the Vikings wanted to..." March 11

  • Vikings planning to bring back Shamar Stephen

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "While it remains to be seen whether the Vikings have the financial room to bring back defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, they closed in on a familiar face to help bolster the position. According to a league source, the team plans to bring back defensive tackle Shamar Stephen, who..." March 11

  • Anthony Barr, Jets expected to agree to contract, per report

    North Jersey "It seems the Jets have their pass rusher. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Anthony Barr intends to sign with the Jets in free agency. Barr, 26, spent the last five seasons with the Vikings. In that time, he racked up 13.5 sacks and 30 tackles for loss playing the..." March 11

  • Jets reportedly ramping up pursuit of linebacker Anthony Barr

    Yardbarker "The Jets are stepping up their pursuit of linebacker Anthony Barr, according to a source who spoke with Ralph Vacchiano of SNY (on Twitter). It’s the logical next step after the Jets missed out on Kwon Alexander, who just agreed to sign a whopping four-year, $54 million deal with the..." March 11

  • Report: Teams calling Vikings about Trae Waynes, Xavier Rhodes

    247 Sports "Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes have been two of the most talked about Minnesota Vikings in the lead up to the offseason as both have been named as potential cornerbacks that could be on the move. MMQB's Albert Breer is fanning the flames on that possibility with his..." March 11

  • These NFL teams could be most aggressive spenders in free agency

    USA Today "After weeks of speculation about potential moves across the NFL, the action will at last commence. Starting on Monday, teams can officially begin negotiations with prospective players, and at 4 p.m., Wednesday, contract signings can take place. There’s not a team..." March 11

  • Kyle Rudolph's agent says Vikings have not asked for pay cut

    247 Sports "Kyle Rudolph has been batted around as a potential salary cap casualty with the Minnesota Vikings not having much to spend heading into free agency, but the veteran tight end's agent is doing all he can to put that to rest heading into the start of the new league year. Through Ian..." March 11

  • Lions considered the favorites to land Anthony Barr

    Michigan Live "Anthony Barr seemed awfully close to landing in Detroit back in 2014. This week, it could finally happen. The Detroit Lions are considered the favorite to land the Vikings linebacker when free agency opens next week, according to The Athletic. The Vikings and Jets are also in the mix..." March 10

  • Vikings have plenty of decisions to make

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Vikings mark the anniversary this week of the three-year, $84 million deal they gave Kirk Cousins — a move designed to solidify their status as championship contenders — they find themselves facing a pressing set of tasks, and an unusual set of financial constraints within..." March 10

  • Case Keenum will face the Vikings in Minnesota this year

    Pro Football Talk "One of the 256 games on the 2019 regular-season schedule got a lot more interesting this week. On a day and time to be determined by Howard Katz and company, Washington will visit Minnesota. Playing quarterback for the Vikings will be former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins...." March 09

  • Vikings facing a cap crunch

    Twin Cities "NFL free agency begins next week, and it promises to be much different for the Vikings, who last year wasted little time in signing quarterback Kirk Cousins and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to contracts worth a combined $92 million. This year, the Vikings must trim payroll..." March 08

  • Minnesota Vikings having ‘ongoing conversations’ about Adam Thielen’s contract situation

    Clutch Points "Wide receiver Adam Thielen has been a key piece of the Minnesota Vikings offense for years now. But the 28-year-old is being criminally underpaid. Thielen is reportedly hoping for a contract extension from the Vikings. On Friday, the team unofficially responded. Reports surfaced that..." March 08

  • Anthony Barr 'Very, Very High' on New York Jets Radar in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The New York Jets are reportedly interested in pursuing linebacker Anthony Barr when free agency officially opens on March 13. According to Connor Hughes of The Athletic, the Jets are "very, very high" on Barr. Hughes added that he..." March 08

  • Vikings’ Tom Johnson could start again if Sheldon Richardson isn’t re-signed

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "If the Vikings don’t re-sign their 2018 starter at three-technique defensive tackle, they could turn to their 2017 starter. Sheldon Richardson, who started all 16 games last season, is bound for free agency after playing on a one-year, $8 million deal — and Minnesota might..." March 07

  • Vikings Want To Re-Sign Tom Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "Tom Johnson is set to hit the open market next Thursday, but the Vikings would like to keep him in the fold. The defensive tackle says the Vikings have “interest” in re-signing him, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press (on Twitter).  Johnson, for..." March 07

  • Report: Mike Zimmer Trying to Prevent Vikings From Cutting Everson Griffen

    12 Up "Everson Griffen may be moving on from Minnesota this offseason, but not if head coach Mike Zimmer has any say in the matter. Griffen, a defensive captain for the Vikings, has been a franchise cornerstone on a defense that has evolved into one of the NFL's best. However,..." March 07

  • NFL Discussing Loaning QBs, Other Players to AAF, Bill Polian Says

    Bleacher Report "Bill Polian has been to the mountaintop in the NFL, and now the Pro Football Hall of Famer's encore act is to help players reach their highest potentials through the newly launched Alliance of American Footballleague. Polian, the co-founder and head of football in AAF,..." March 07

  • Vikings don't tag Anthony Barr or Sheldon Richardson

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The deadline passed Tuesday afternoon and for the eighth straight offseason the Vikings did not use the franchise or transition tags to retain a departing free agent. The futures of linebacker Anthony Barr and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson in Minnesota will..." March 06

  • Report: Roc Thomas charged with felony drug possession

    Daily Norseman "After dealing with a pretty awful trend of bad behavior for the early part of the 2000s, the Minnesota Vikings’ franchise has really turned itself around in terms of off-field behavior. Today, unfortunately, we have to bring you a story about a member of the team that’s been..." March 06