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Vikings plan a team approach to anthem

In more than three weeks since the NFL enacted a new anthem policy that managed to cause more problems than it solved, teams and owners and league officials generally have managed to keep their heads low and their mouths shut on the topic. For the Vikings, the subject became unavoidable on Friday, because the team [more]

Kirk Cousins “salty” about a bad practice on Wednesday

It’s good that the Vikings won’t be scrapping the last workout of their offseason program. Their new quarterback thinks he needs it. Kirk Cousins wasn’t pleased with his performance on Wednesday, the second day of a three-day minicamp. “I was pretty salty walking off the field,” Cousins said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul [more]

Terence Newman getting some reps at safety

The saying goes that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but an old corner may be a different story. Terence Newman is heading into his 16th season and he has been taking reps at safety during minicamp this week. It’s not a totally new experience for Newman as he started a game at [more]

Vikings need receiver(s) to step up behind Thielen, Diggs

The Vikings have one of the best one-two combinations at receiver in all of football. Behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, however, it’s not clear who will step up on the depth chart in 2018. Jarius Wright was cut, and the team signed Kendall Wright with the idea that he will replace Jarius in the [more]

Stefon Diggs on contract: That will take care of itself, I’m focused on winning

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is heading into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, but he’s not sweating it. Diggs said this morning on PFT Live that if his agents and the Vikings work out an extension, that’s fine, but it’s not his focus. “This is a business and there’s a lot [more]

Drafting the best NFL accomplishments

With Justify becoming the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown, Monday’s PFT Live used the achievement as the inspiration for one of two drafts. Question: What is the most impressive accomplishment in NFL history, by a team or an individual? The video is attached to this blurb. Stats declared me to be the winner over [more]

Vikings G.M. doesn’t mind writing big checks

The Vikings have spent plenty of money already this offseason, most of it going to quarterback Kirk Cousins. There’s more money to spend, with deals for more young stars on the horizon. That had General Manager Rick Spielman laughing with attendees at the team’s charity golf tournament. “Fifty percent of the proceeds today will go [more]

Randy Moss (the other one) talks Belmont Stakes

Friday’s PFT Live included a visit from Randy Moss. Not that Randy Moss. The other Randy Moss. And the other Randy Moss is very familiar with the Randy Moss references. At the outset of the segment, Randy Moss explained the only time he met Randy Moss. Which just so happened to be the day when [more]

Vikings rookie Hercules Mata’afa tears ACL

Vikings rookie defensive end Hercules Mata'afa tore an anterior cruciate ligament in Wednesday’s organized team activity, Tony Pauline of draftanalyst.com reports. Mata’afa was injured during a kickoff drill. The undrafted free agent from Washington State likely ends up on injured reserve after clearing waivers. Mata’afa made 121 tackles, 45.5 tackles for loss, 21 sacks and [more]

Positive reviews continue for Case Keenum

At times last year, the Vikings seemed ambivalent about quarterback Case Keenum. The Broncos definitely don’t. After two seasons (arguably three) of subpar quarterback play and quarterback competitions that kept the winner from thriving as much as he could, the Broncos are all in with Keenum. And the players are, too. “He’s a great leader,” [more]

Kyle Rudolph is getting used to regular checkups

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph must go to a different dentist than the rest of us. Recounting his offseason ankle surgery, Rudolph shrugged it off and said it was routine. “I’ve had five surgeries in the last 10 years,” Rudolph said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “It’s funny when you sit [more]

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook cleared for team drills

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook passed another threshold in his recovery from a torn ACL last season. According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, Cook was cleared to return to team drills on Monday as the Vikings move through their final week of OTAs. He had been limited to individual drills and rehab work up [more]

Brian Robison expects to retire after the 2018 season

Vikings defensive end Brian Robison took some time before agreeing to a pay cut to return for a 12th season. He said “more than likely” this is his final season. “I’ve talked to my wife and family about it, and the body’s just getting to that point,” Robison told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. [more]

Mychal Kendricks denies that he has a deal with the Browns

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks has a deal in place with the Browns. Unless he doesn’t. In response to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that Kendricks will sign a one-year deal in Cleveland, Kendricks told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the report is “not accurate.” Kendricks also responded to Rapoport [more]

Laquon Treadwell faces “important” season, whether he admits it or not

The Vikings used the 23rd overall pick on receiver Laquon Treadwell in 2016. He has 21 catches for 215 yards and no touchdowns in two seasons. Tredwell, 22, played 80 offensive snaps and 47 special teams snaps as a rookie and 500 offensive snaps and 46 special teams snaps last season. It seems obviously Treadwell [more]

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