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  • Bills, Browns & Vikings Have Interviewed Joe Philbin

    NFL Trade Rumors "Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that Packers interim HC Joe Philbin has interviewed with at least three teams including the Browns, Vikings and Bills in recent weeks for undisclosed positions. A prior report mentioned that the Vikings were considering..." January 15

  • Vikings hire Gary Kubiak for offensive advisor role

    Larry Brown Sports "Gary Kubiak is leaving the Denver Broncos to join another NFL organization this offseason, but it will not be for an offensive coordinator job. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Minnesota Vikings are hiring Kubiak in an offensive advisory role. Kubiak’s son, Klint, is..." January 14

  • Gary Kubiak meeting with Vikings today

    Daily Norseman "As the Minnesota Vikings work to continue filling out their coaching staff for the 2019 season, a very interesting name has come up, and he’s actually being interviewed by the Vikings today. Numerous reports are coming out that Gary Kubiak is in Minnesota..." January 14

  • Mike Priefer will not return as Minnesota Vikings Special Teams Coach

    Daily Norseman "While the Minnesota Vikings are searching for an offensive line coach, they now have another vacancy on their sideline to deal with. Numerous sources on social media are reporting that Special Teams Coach Mike Priefer will notreturn to the Vikings for the 2019..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Report: Vikings Retain Kevin Stefanski As Offensive Coordinator

    Daily Norseman "Since the 2018 Minnesota Vikings season was unceremoniously ended by the Chicago Bears in Week 17, one of the biggest talking points surrounding the team has been who will be given the role of Offensive Coordinator in 2019. Names like Mike Mularkey, Dirk Koetter, and..." January 09

  • Vikings Interviewing Joe Philbin For OL Coach Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Bob McGinn reports that the Packers have granted permission for Joe Philbin to interview with the Vikings for their OL coach job. Philbin interviewed for the Packers’ head-coaching job before they hired Matt LaFleur. Philbin, 57, began his NFL..." January 09

  • Kitchens, Stefanski finalists for Browns job "Perhaps this is the year of the recently appointed offensive coordinator in Cleveland. Freddie Kitchens and Kevin Stefanski are finalists for the head coaching job of the Browns, NFL Network reported Tuesday. Kitchens interviewed Monday, becoming the seventh candidate to do..." January 08

  • No, Mike Zimmer isn’t using Tony Sparano’s death as an excuse

    Daily Norseman "One of the primary reasons for the downfall of the 2018 season for the Minnesota Vikings was the play of the offensive line. Week after week, they showed themselves as unable to open holes for the running game and unable to provide adequate time in the passing game. During his..." January 07

  • Kevin Stefanski Unlikely To Return As Vikings’ OC, Dirk Koetter & Mike Mularkey Potential Options

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Kevin Stefanski is unlikely to return as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator for the 2019 season. Stefanski has interviewed for the Browns’ head-coaching job and nearly joined the Giants as their offensive..." January 07

  • Dirk Koetter reportedly emerges as candidate for Vikings OC

    247 Sports "Dirk Koetter is looking for work after being fired as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but has been in demand as a potential offensive coordinator for his next career move. With an opening looking increasingly likely with the Minnesota Vikings with no news on a decision..." January 07

  • Vikings aren’t expected to hire Hue Jackson

    247 Sports "Hue Jackson having his name pop up in the running for the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator job has had many sweating out the possible hire for the better part of a week or so. However, it appears those rumors, which never really picked up much steam, have been stomped..." January 06

  • Are the Vikings headed up or down?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A 2018 Vikings season that began with what seemed like legitimate Super Bowl aspirations ended with Minnesota not even making the playoffs. After an 8-7-1 season, there are plenty of questions heading into 2019. The biggest question, then, is this: Is it more likely the Vikings..." January 06

  • Vikings could have hard time hiring an offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Thursday’s press conference from Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was eventful, for a variety of reasons. Beyond vowing to restore the “nasty” to a team that allowed its expectations to be set too high for 2018 (and that seemed to believe it would be far easier to get back to the..." January 05

  • George Edwards finishes interview with Bucs

    Buccaneers "On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers interviewed Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator George Edwards for their vacant head coaching position. Edwards is the second candidate to be interviewed by Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht, who is leading the search for the 12th head coach in..." January 05

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Jared Allen forms curling team with other ex-NFL players, eyeing 2022 Olympics

    Larry Brown Sports "Jared Allen may no longer be giving NFL quarterbacks nightmares with his rare pass-rushing ability, but the former defensive end has found a new sport and is looking to once again compete at the highest level. Allen and three other former NFL players — quarterback Marc Bulger,..." January 04

  • Hue Jackson To Vikings Becoming “Real Possibility”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune is hearing that the Vikings hiring Hue Jackson is becoming “more of a real possibility.” According to Goessling, Vikings HC Mike Zimmer could try to hire Jackson if he doesn’t get the Bengals’..." January 03

  • Mike Zimmer defends Kirk Cousins in end-of-season presser

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings were one step away from the Super Bowl last January; this January they are a non-playoff team. At his wrap up news conference on Wednesday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer vowed to restore the team’s winning attitude. “We had a chip on our shoulder last..." January 03

  • Mike Zimmer has no problem with having no contract beyond 2019 "From seeking improvements on the offensive line to the search for a full-time offensive coordinator, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer on Thursday touched on a variety of subjects during his end of season press conference. No subject appeared off limits during a media session..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • Latavius Murray: 'I'm not content' with being a backup "Vikings running back Latavius Murray doesn't sound like a man who will be back in Minnesota next season. After a disappointing Vikings season, Murray heads to free agency believing he can be a lead-runner. With Dalvin Cook already the clear top..." January 02

  • Hue Jackson An Option For Bengals & Vikings’ OC Jobs?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jason La Canfora, it’s possible Hue Jackson could be reunited with Mike Zimmer in Minnesota if Kevin Stefanski ends up moving on. Reports have said that the Vikings would like to re-sign Stefanski, who is currently a free..." January 02

  • Is Vikings star Adam Thielen underpaid? ‘I have an agent to control that,’ he says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Adam Thielen entered this season as one of the best bargains in the NFL and has done everything in his power over the past few months to prove that he is in fact the best bargain of them all. Signed to a 4-year, $19.2 million contract, Thielen recently wrapped up the best season..." January 02

  • Vikings, Rams Discussed TE Tyler Higbee

    Pro Football Rumors "Kyle Rudolph has been the Vikings’ top tight end for nearly the entire decade, but the team was eyeing a complementary weapon. The Vikings discussed acquiring Rams tight end Tyler Higbee last year, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports (on..." January 02

  • Browns To Interview Kevin Stefanski

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns are going to interview Vikings interim offensive coordinator for their head coaching position Kevin Stefanski on Monday, a source tells Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Stefanski is also a candidate for the Vikes’ full-time OC job, but his contract is up so he is free..." January 01

  • Bucs Request Interview With George Edwards

    Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have requested an interview with Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards for their head coaching job, sources tell Tom Pelissero of (on Twitter). Serving under Mike Zimmer, Edwards has had a significant role in game planning and has been in the mix for head..." January 01

  • Mike Zimmer: 'I'm not retiring or resigning. Period'

    247 Sports "Mike Zimmer is one of the biggest targets of the Minnesota Vikings fanbase for how the 2018 season wound up, leading some to speculated about his future as the head coach moving forward. He did not waste any time refuting reports and commenting on his future, as he has made his intentions..." December 31

  • Vikings QB Kirk Cousins Is Officially an $84 Million Bust

    Bleacher Report "There is no other way to say this, and you may want to make sure the kids can't read it. It's not pretty. But it is true. It's a fact.          This was a massive, stinking, terrible choke job by the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings..." December 31

  • Report: 'People are keeping an eye on' Mike Zimmer's job status

    247 Sports "Mike Zimmer is catching a ton of heat for the way that the Minnesota Vikings performed this season after finishing with an 8-7-1 record and without a playoff berth for the third time in his five seasons as the team's head coach. It has been a rough year with expectations so high in the..." December 31

  • Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes Inactive For Today’s Game

    Pro Football Rumors "The Vikings can secure a playoff birth with a win today, but they’ll have to play the game without one of their defensive leaders. The team announced that cornerback Xavier Rhodes is inactive for today’s game against the Bears. Rhodes had been listed as questionable..." December 30

  • Xavier Rhodes questionable, Eric Kendricks out for Vikings

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings’ chances of having cornerback Xavier Rhodes in the lineup as they try to nail down a playoff spot this Sunday took a step in the right direction on Friday. Rhodes practiced on Friday after missing the first two sessions of the week with a groin injury and he has been..." December 28

  • Cranky Mike Zimmer won’t be scoreboard-watching during Vikings game

    Yardbarker "The Minnesota Vikings can clinch a spot in the postseason, even with a loss to the Chicago Bears at home Sunday, but don’t expect coach Mike Zimmer to be paying attention to anything occurring outside of U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings (8-6-1) control their own destiny, as a..." December 28

  • Greg Jennings 'Cousins Needs Playoff Win to Justify $84 Mil Contract'

    TMZ "When a team gives you a guaranteed 3-year, $84 MILLION contract, you better give them a win in the playoffs -- at least, that's how Greg Jennings feels about Kirk Cousins' big contract.  The ex-Vikings WR tells us it doesn't seem like the QB's contract has been..." December 28

  • The best weapon for the Vikings’ defense: Home field advantage

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky technically beat the Minnesota Vikings on November 18, but he didn’t have a very good night at the office. The second-year quarterback managed only a 61.9 quarterback rating, his second lowest of the year, while throwing for just 165..." December 27

  • Xavier Rhodes not practicing today

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings may be heading into Sunday’s big game with the Bears without starting cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes is not practicing today, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. " December 27

  • Steelers and Vikings could finish 8-6-2, which the NFL treats as 9-7

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s been 45 years since any NFL team had multiple tie games in a season, so if you’ve never given any thought to what would happen in the NFL standings when a team has two ties, that’s understandable. But this year, there are two teams fighting for playoff berths..." December 27

  • Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been here before, and lost

    Twin Cities "Kirk Cousins doesn’t want the feeling he had two years ago. To earn a playoff berth in 2016, Cousins and the Washington Redskins needed a win at home in the finale over the New York Giants, who already had clinched a postseason spot. Cousins threw two interceptions, and..." December 27

  • Vikings’ Laquon Treadwell hopes healthy scratch a ‘one-game thing’

    Twin Cities "Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell remains hopeful that being inactive last Sunday at Detroit isn’t a sign of things to come. His healthy scratch ended a streak of 30 straight games played. Treadwell was inactive six times as a rookie in 2016, but five of those were because..." December 27

  • Vikings WR Chad Beebe active, Laquon Treadwell inactive at Detroit

    Twin Cities "Vikings rookie wide receiver Chad Beebe was active Sunday against the Detroit Lions while wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was inactive. Beebe returns after missing four games with a hamstring injury. Treadwell being a healthy scratch ends a streak of 30 straight games..." December 23

  • Vikings practice Hail Mary every Saturday, but without the throw

    Pro Football Talk "The Vikings broke open Sunday’s game at Detroit with a play that they practice every Saturday. But not completely. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, who caught the 44-yard touchdown pass with no time left on the second-quarter clock, told PFT by phone from the team bus to the airport that..." December 23

  • Zimmer privately told DeFilippo to run the ball more, repeatedly

    Pro Football Talk "Some have criticized Vikings coach Mike Zimmer for publicly calling out former Minnesota offensive coordinator John DeFilippo for failing to run the ball more and then abruptly firing him. But anyone who knows Zimmer knows that he didn’t and wouldn’t take a concern public if he..." December 22

  • Vikings practice-squad DE Ifeadi Odenigbo spurns Eagles offer, gets raise

    Twin Cities "Practice-squad defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo already is planning to re-sign with the Vikings for next season. Odenigbo said Friday the Philadelphia Eagles recently “were pretty heavily interested” in signing him to their 53-man roster. So the Vikings bumped..." December 22

  • Detroit Lions must slow down Vikings' Danielle Hunter this time

    Detroit Free Press "Know the foe Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) Coach: Mike Zimmer (47-33-1 overall, 47-33-1 with Vikings). Key players: QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook, WR Adam Thielen, DE Danielle Hunter, S Harrison Smith. Last game: Beat the Miami Dolphins,..." December 21

  • Vikings hope to throw another sack party this week against Lions QB Matthew Stafford

    Twin Cities "The numbers are staggering. Since Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford entered the NFL in 2009, he has been sacked 61 times in 17 games against the Vikings. That’s an average of 3.6 times per game. It means the Vikings, on average, sack Stafford nearly once each quarter they see..." December 21

  • Eric Kendricks out for Vikings, Linval Joseph set to play

    247 Sports "Eric Kendricks has been out of practice all week with a hamstring injury and it will cost the Minnesota Vikings linebacker this Sunday, as he has been ruled out by head coach Mike Zimmer during his Friday media availability prior to the final day of practice before taking on the Detroit Lions..." December 21

  • Linval Joseph out of practice with knee injury

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nose tackle Linval Joseph, who wasn’t on the injury report Wednesday, did not practice today because of a knee injury. Meanwhile, linebacker Eric Kendricks (hamstring) didn’t practice for the second straight day. " December 20

  • How much did the Vikings offense really change?

    SB Nation "In Week 14, the Vikings scored just seven points against the Seahawks’ rebuilding defense, pushing Minnesota to its third loss in four games and necessitating the dismissal of rising star offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. In Week 15, quarterbacks-coach-turned-OC Kevin..." December 19

  • NFL reveals rosters for 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando "Patrick Mahomes' MVP-caliber season is getting the Pro Bowl treatment. The Kansas City Chiefs' second-year wunderkind is among the starters for the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Mahomes leads a contingent of six Pro Bowl selections for..." December 19

  • Vikings owner Zygi Wilf insists Mike Zimmer’s job as head coach is safe

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had been under fire lately from fans and the media because the team has struggled after reaching the NFC Championship Game last season. In case you were wondering, Zimmer’s job is safe. And that’s according to the team owner, Zygi..." December 17