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  • Adrian Peterson would like to knock the Vikings out of the playoffs

    12 Up "Running back Adrian Peterson spent the first 10 years of his Hall of Fame career with the Minnesota Vikings, and after the two sides parted ways and he has now found himself with the Washington Redskins, he made it clear he'd like to knock his former squad out of the..." November 08

  • Vikings Claim RB Ameer Abdullah Off Waivers From Lions

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Vikings have claimed RB Ameer Abdullah off of waivers from the Lions on Wednesday. Abdullah, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Lions back in 2015. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $4.156 million contract and..." November 07

  • Vikings' Kirk Cousins looking for ways to improve over bye week

    ESPN "During the Minnesota Vikings' Week 10 bye, quarterback Kirk Cousins says he'll engage in various forms of self-scouting, focusing on situational football ranging from third down in the red zone and clock management to penalties and fumbles. The goal this week is not only to zero in on..." November 06

  • Former Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd’s Career Over, Files $184M Lawsuit Against Dr. James Andrews

    NFL Trade Rumors "Albert Breer of reports that former Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd‘s NFL career is over and he has filed a $180-million lawsuit against noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Floyd’s suit alleges that he was told by Andrews that he’d undergo..." November 05

  • Here's why the NFL and Fortnite are made for each other

    USA Today "I love football and I love Fortnite. Put them together, and it's heaven. On Monday, the NFL and Epic Games announced a partnership that will make gear – known as skins – for all 32 teams available as part of the wildly popular game's Battle..." November 05

  • Linebacker Eric Kendricks has been a tackling machine for Vikings

    Twin Cities "More than a dozen years ago, Eric Kendricks learned what tackling was all about by bringing down a guy named Mookie. Kendricks was a seventh-grade defensive back for Wowana Middle School in Fresno, Calif., in 2004 when his team faced Cooper Middle School and its big running..." November 04

  • Laquon Treadwell fined $13,369 for helmet toss

    Twin Cities "Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was fined $13,369 by the NFL for throwing his helmet last Sunday against New Orleans, a source said Saturday. The fine had been expected. When asked Friday if the NFL fines players for what Treadwell did, he said, “Yeah, they..." November 04

  • Stefon Diggs OUT, Dalvin Cook IN against Lions

    Daily Norseman "ESPN football analyst Adam Schefter is burning the midnight oil tonight, as he often does the night before an NFL Sunday, and he’s confirmed a couple of things that we’ve been hearing over the course of this week. When the Vikings take the field on Sunday against the..." November 04

  • Vikings elevate WR Chad Beebe with Stefon Diggs questionable

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings will elevate wide receiver Chad Beebe off the practice squad and onto the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, sources told ESPN on Saturday. Beebe, a rookie from Northern Illinois and the son of former NFL wide receiver Don Beebe,..." November 03

  • Laquon Treadwell agrees his helmet toss was “not acceptable”

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings receiver Laquon Treadwell received a penalty, likely a fine and a tongue lashing from coach Mike Zimmer after throwing his helmet during last week’s game. Treadwell drew a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct after losing his cool on a tackle of Marcus Lattimore,..." November 02

  • Report: Vikings plan to play Dalvin Cook, on a limited basis

    Pro Football Talk "A Week Two hamstring injury has hampered running back Dalvin Cook for most of the past seven weeks. But he may end up getting a chance to face the team he was playing last year when his ACL tore. According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings..." November 02

  • Dalvin Cook uncertain whether he will play this week

    Pro Football Talk "Dalvin Cook remained limited in practice Thursday and uncertain whether he will play this week. “I feel great, confident, at myself right now, and they got me back to where I needed to be, so I’ve just got to keep striving and keep stacking the days,” the Vikings..." November 01

  • Everson Griffen continues “knocking the rust off”

    Twin Cities "After starting Sept. 16 at Green Bay, Griffen missed five games because of a mental health issue. He returned for last week’s 30-20 loss to New Orleans at U.S. Bank Stadium, and played 37 of 53 snaps, more than the 25 starter Stephen Weatherly got. “I feel good,”..." November 01

  • NFL's officiating problems have quieted down, but some issues remain

    USA Today "No news is good news. That surely needs to be the working mantra for the men and woman in stripes as the second half of the NFL season rolls on, given the controversy, confusion and assorted blunders that cast so much shade on the first few weeks of this campaign. Outside of..." November 01

  • Vikings get several players back at practice, but Stefon Diggs sits out

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings were missing six players due to injury in last Sunday’s loss to the Saints, but they may be getting some of them back in the lineup this week. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring), left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) and safety..." October 31

  • Kirk Cousins Tells Bridgewater How Vikings Really Feel About

    TMZ "Cool candid moment between Kirk Cousins and Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday -- when the new Vikings QB told the old Vikings QB how they REALLY feel about him in Minnesota these days.  Teddy and the Saints were in Minnesota to play Kirk and the Vikings -- but after the game, Cousins..." October 30

  • Vikings loss was more like a replay of the 2009 NFC title game

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Welcome to the Monday edition of The Cooler, where I promise you won’t have to stay up after 10 p.m. to watch sports tonight. Let’s get to it: *The buildup to Sunday night’s game between the Vikings and Saints meant all of us got to watch multiple replays of the..." October 29

  • Saints players say Vikings fan threw beer can at them

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "As the New Orleans Saints celebrated P.J. Williams’ interception return, doing their typical move of posing for cameras after a takeaway, a foreign object struck some players. It was a beer can, thrown into the group of Saints players by a fan in the crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium...." October 29

  • Dalvin Cook feels great, but still worried about setback to hamstring

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings running back Dalvin Cook said Monday he’s unsure if he’ll practice this week, which is his seventh week dealing with a lingering hamstring injury suffered Sept. 16 in Green Bay. Cook missed his fifth game of the season during Sunday night’s 30-20 loss to the..." October 29

  • Vikings QB Kirk Cousins Already Looking Like an $84 Million Flop

    Bleacher Report "This is just meant as a question. It's not meant to be acidic or nasty. Just a question...      Is Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins showing he's worth $28 million a year? That he's worth $84 million in guaranteed cash? Is that the kind of..." October 29

  • High-powered Vikings offense has struggled inside opponents’ 20-yard line

    Twin Cities "The Vikings have scored a lot of long touchdowns this season, passing and rushing, but few short ones. Because the Vikings sit atop the NFC North as they prepare for Sunday night’s game against New Orleans, the bottom line there remains unclear. But Minnesota’s red zone..." October 28

  • Xavier Rhodes expected to play against Saints

    USA Today "Some good news for Vikings fans. After being held out of practice all week, Viking cornerback Xavier Rhodes is expected to play against the Saints on Sunday night, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. October 28

  • Jaguars wanted to sign Kirk Cousins in free agency, were ‘unwilling’ to pay high price tag

    Big Cat Country "The Jacksonville Jaguars reportedly had Kirk Cousins as their top target to fix the quarterback position this past offseason but were “unwilling” to pay what it would take to get him here. That’s according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, who said the Jaguars were..." October 28

  • Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr will miss game as playing streak ends

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings defense’s longest playing streak comes to an end Sunday night as linebacker Anthony Barr, who had started 44 consecutive games, has been ruled out because of a hamstring injury. Second-year linebacker Eric Wilson, who already had carved out a niche as a coverage specialist in..." October 27

  • Teddy Bridgewater gets plenty of credit from Adam Thielen for his development as a receiver

    Twin Cities "Adam Thielen caught just 16 of his 247 career receptions from Teddy Bridgewater, but the impact the former Vikings quarterback had on him goes far beyond statistics, Thielen says. “I probably wouldn’t be the receiver I am today without him,” Thielen said..." October 27

  • Vikings DE Everson Griffen to play after missing five games

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings have announced that defensive end Everson Griffen will return to the team's lineup for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints after being inactive the past five games. Griffen returned to practice Wednesday after spending time away from the team to..." October 26

  • Vikings RB Dalvin Cook Out Until Week 11?

    Pro Football Rumors "  Vikings running back Dalvin Cook could be sidelined through Minnesota’s Week 10..." October 26

  • Vikings' Everson Griffen practices, takes 'full responsibility' for actions

    ESPN "Everson Griffen is back with the Minnesota Vikings after spending the past five weeks away from football to deal with personal issues related to mental health. No longer listed on the injury report with "not football related" next to his name, Griffen went through his first..." October 24

  • Report: Dalvin Cook expected to miss Vikings' next 2 games

    The Score "Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is expected to miss the next two games and remain sidelined through the bye week, sources indicated to ESPN's Courtney Cronin. Cook has been battling a hamstring injury for most of the season and appeared to suffer a..." October 24

  • Everson Griffen to Resume Team Activities Wednesday, October 24 "Minnesota Vikings DE Everson Griffen will resume team activities tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24. We have been in communication with Everson’s medical professionals throughout this process and have relied on his recommendations regarding the appropriate next steps for..." October 23

  • No ‘revenge factor’ for Saints against Vikings, Sean Payton says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There will be no sense of revenge for the New Orleans Saints this week as they prepare for the Minnesota Vikings, Sean Payton said Monday (Oct. 22) during a morning teleconference with reporters. The coach had spent his morning reviewing film from the Saints' comeback..." October 23

  • Report: Russian Twitter trolls helped fan flames of NFL's national anthem controversy

    USA Today "The debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem may not have turned into such a nationwide controversy if it weren't for Russian bots fanning the flames on Twitter, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The report cites a Clemson..." October 23

  • Sam Darnold sounds cold alarms that even the Vikings noticed

    New York Post "On the kind of 39-degree, wind-chilled day Sam Darnold had never encountered on the West Coast, the rookie quarterback of the Jets looked and played Darn Cold. Darnold (17-for-42, 206 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs) has offered precocious evidence he will be a pressure-proof quarterback, but on..." October 22

  • Vikings’ Adam Thielen raises his national profile with ads

    Twin Cities "Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has received off-the-field national acclaim with that almost ubiquitous Geico insurance TV ad. Now it’s fellow receiver Adam Thielen’s turn. Adidas, the worldwide sports apparel company, in December will feature Thielen in a..." October 21

  • Linval Joseph inactive for Vikings Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Linval Joseph used to play his home games at MetLife Stadium as a member of the Giants, but he won’t be on that field with the rest of the Vikings against the Jets on Sunday. Joseph was out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday while dealing with ankle,..." October 21

  • Mike Zimmer says Xavier Rhodes has a sprained ankle

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings lost cornerback Xavier Rhodes late in Sunday’s victory over the Jets when he needed assistance getting off the field after his feet got tangled with Jets wideout Robby Anderson on an incomplete pass. Rhodes was keeping weight off his left ankle while heading to the..." October 21

  • Vikings' Adam Thielen gets record 7th straight game of 100-plus receiving yards

    ESPN "Adam Thielen rewrote the NFL record books midway through the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium, becoming the first player in the Super Bowl era to record 100 yards receiving in each of his team's first seven games. Thielen sparked the Minnesota Vikings' scoring attack on..." October 21

  • Jets happy with Sam Darnold, don't regret losing on Kirk Cousins "  The Jets missed on their first target in free agency this past offseason, a big swing at the top quarterback available. And they couldn't be happier. From all sides in the organization, it's unanimous that the Jets are pleased that it worked out as it did. As..." October 21

  • What's behind issues for Kirk Cousins, NFL's most prolific fumbler

    ESPN "For all the ways the Minnesota Vikings' offense has improved with the addition of Kirk Cousins, there’s one glaring outlier causing concern. Since becoming a starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins in 2015, Cousins leads the NFL in fumbles with 37, having lost 16,..." October 20

  • Adam Thielen can tie NFL record Sunday

    Twin Cities "Taylor Hennigan had never heard of Adam Thielen a week ago. Now, he’s scrambling to read everything he can find about him. That’s because Thielen, the Vikings’ fifth-year wide receiver, can tie Charlie Hennigan’s NFL record of seven straight 100-yard receiving..." October 20

  • What would Jets' future have looked like if Kirk Cousins took their offer?

    SNY TV "Sam Darnold was not the Jets' first choice to be their new franchise quarterback, even if he turns out to be the right choice. Kirk Cousins was always Plan A. Of course, their pursuit of the 30-year-old Cousins turned out exactly how they feared it would. They..." October 19

  • Vikings’ Dalvin Cook To Miss Game Vs. Jets

    Pro Football Rumors "The Vikings will be without Dalvin Cook yet again when they face the Jets on Sunday, the team announced. That makes three absences in a row for the second-year pro.  Cook suffered a torn ACL as a rookie missed the majority of his rookie campaign in 2017, but..." October 19

  • Is NFL in a 'renaissance'? Scoring helps fuel interest, but some defenders still have gripes

    USA Today "As he concluded his news conference at this week’s league meetings in New York, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made a proclamation. “I don’t think there has been a better time to be an NFL fan,” he said. Steadily climbing television..." October 19

  • Adam Thielen nearly sold dentist equipment before NFL career

    Sportsnaut "The path to stardom in the NFL is never linear, especially in the case of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen. Now the NFL’s leading receiver, Thielen’s life nearly led him into a career of selling dental equipment. According to The Washington Post’s Adam..." October 18

  • Vikings CB Mike Hughes out for the season with torn ACL

    Twin Cities "Vikings rookie cornerback Mike Hughes is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, head coach Mike Zimmer said Monday. Hughes was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 27-17 win over Arizona at U.S. Bank Stadium. He went down without contact..." October 15

  • Adam Thielen is on pace to set the single-season reception record

    Pro Football Talk "In 2002, Hall of Fame receiver Marvin Harrison shattered the single-season reception record, moving the bar from 123 to 143. Sixteen years later, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is on pace to nudge the thing upward by more than 10. Through six games in 2018, Thielen has 58..." October 15

  • Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald not sentimental about a final game in Minnesota

    Arizona Central "For most of the year, it’s hard for Larry Fitzgerald to have a bad time in Minnesota. He grew up in Minneapolis, owns a house on a lake with the expected toys docked and can draw golf partners from a large pool of family and friends. Football season, however, has been a..." October 14

  • Vikings fear CB Mike Hughes out for season with torn ACL

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Vikings fear that cornerback Mike Hughes could be out for the season with a torn ACL. Hughes went down while in coverage during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals on a non-contact play. " October 14

  • RB Dalvin Cook expected to play half of Vikings' offensive snaps

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is expected to play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, though for only about half of the offensive snaps, if that, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cook, listed as questionable with a hamstring injury that sidelined him for two..." October 14

  • Cardinals hope to get their first win in Minnesota since 1977

    Pro Football Talk "The last time the Cardinals won in Minnesota, they were based in St. Louis and the Vikings played in an outdoor stadium designed for baseball. The year was 1977. The Cardinals have changed names twice and the Vikings have changed stadiums twice. And the Cardinals have lost every game..." October 13