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Vikings send Super Bowl gift to charitable Eagles fans

After the NFC Championship Game, we shared news about Eagles donating to Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s foundation as a way of apologizing for bad behavior by other fans before, during and after the game. Some Eagles fans also donated to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and some of them got a Super Bowl-related gift from the [more]

Will Vikings keep Latavius Murray?

The three-year, $15 million contract signed last year by running back Latavius Murray in Minnesota became, on closer inspection, a one-year deal with a team option for each of the next two. Before March 16, the Vikings have to decide whether to keep Murray around for year two. That’s the day his $5.15 million salary [more]

Vikings make hire of Todd Downing as senior offensive assistant official

The Minnesota Vikings officially announced the addition of former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing to their coaching staff on Monday. Downing is joining the staff as a senior offensive assistant under head coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, It’s a return home for Downing, who grew up in Eden Prairie, Minn. and [more]

Vikings’ new offensive coordinator praises Kirk Cousins

The bad news for the Vikings is that their three veteran quarterbacks are due to hit the open market. The good news is that the Vikings can sign any quarterback they want, whether he played for the team last year or didn’t. The best news could be the Kirk Cousins is one of those available [more]

Report: Vikings adding former Raiders offensive coordinator to coaching staff

The Vikings will be beefing up their offensive coaching staff with the former offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Adam Caplan reports that Todd Downing is expected to join the Vikings in the role of senior offensive assistant. The Vikings recently hired former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to succeed Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. [more]

Saturday one-liners

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has been contemplating retirement for a while. Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander took the South Park High School football team to see Black Panther on Friday. Despite tweaks to the uniform for 2018, the Dolphins will continue to wear their popular throwbacks twice per year. Who will be the starting QB for [more]

Wednesday morning one-liners

The Bills are searching for a new receivers coach after Phil McGeoghan left for the Chargers. Former Dolphins coach Pat Jones recalls tight end Hunter Goodwin as the toughest player he coached. The Patriots need to improve the pass rush this offseason. Jets S Jamal Adams says he was born to play football. The Ravens [more]

Sunday morning one-liners

The Bills have made more tweaks to their coaching staff. Dolphins CB Tony Lippett expects to be healthy for offseason work. A position-by-position look at the Patriots as the offseason gets underway. LB Darron Lee is entering his third year with the Jets. An argument against the Ravens taking a wide receiver in the first [more]

Vikings block Stefanski from leaving for Giants

Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski won’t be an offensive coordinator in 2018, after all. The Vikings have blocked Stefanski from interviewing with the Giants for the vacant offensive coordinator position on the staff of former Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. It previously was believed that the Vikings either would [more]

Vikings’ job gives John DeFilippo chance to call plays

The Eagles could have given John DeFilippo a promotion to offensive coordinator if Frank Reich gets the Colts’ head coaching job. But DeFilippo would not have taken over the play-calling in Philadelphia as head coach Doug Pederson isn’t giving up those duties. As offensive coordinator of the Vikings, DeFilippo gets to call the plays. DeFilippo, [more]

John DeFilippo will have “as much say as Vikings want” on QB

The Vikings made Thursday a memorable day for John DeFilippo as he went from being in a Super Bowl victory parade in Philadelphia to a new job as offensive coordinator in Minnesota. One of the key pieces DeFilippo will have to work with is unknown at this point. Case Keenum and Sam Bradford are definitely [more]

Friday morning one-liners

Is QB Baker Mayfield a possibility for the Bills? The Dolphins have some work left on their coaching staff. Previewing possible changes to the Patriots roster. Will Jimmy Garoppolo‘s contract affect the Jets’ pursuit of Kirk Cousins? The Ravens are five years removed from their last Super Bowl title. Will RB Joe Mixon lead the [more]

Report: Vikings to hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

The Vikings waited until after the Super Bowl to hire a new offensive coordinator for a reason. They ended up hiring someone who was working during the Super Bowl. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Vikings will hire Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as the replacement for Pat Shurmur, who became the Giants head [more]

Report: Kevin Stefanski to become coordinator with Vikings or Giants

Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will get a promotion for 2018, according to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News. The only question is: Where? New Giants coach Pat Shurmur wants Stefanski as his offensive coordinator. But Minnesota won’t release Stefanski from his contract unless it can hire Philadelphia quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo from the Eagles [more]

Steelers hire Karl Dunbar, John Mitchell stays as assistant head coach

Word on Thursday morning was that the Steelers were talking to Karl Dunbar about joining their staff as defensive line coach and those conversations obviously went well. The Steelers announced that Dunbar has been added to the staff on Thursday afternoon. John Mitchell had been the team’s defensive line coach since 1994 and will remain [more]