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Vikings promote Ryan Monnens and Jamaal Stephenson to co-directors of player personnel

On Tuesday, the Vikings announced several changes in their personnel department, most notably the promotions of Ryan Monnens and Jamaal Stephenson to co-directors of player personnel. Monnes and Stephenson are both entering their 20th season with the Vikings and will oversee all college and pro scouting operations and personnel decisions under General Manager Rick Spielman. [more]

Jaylen Twyman is expected to be released from the hospital this week

Though Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot four times on Monday, he escaped serious injury and is expected be released from the hospital this week. Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN that his client was shot in the arm, leg, buttocks, and shoulder. “There doesn’t appear to be any long-term injuries that would [more]

Vikings confirm Jaylen Twyman escaped serious injury

Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman was shot four times Monday while visiting his aunt in Washington, D.C. But the team released a statement confirming the defensive tackle escaped serious injury. Twyman’s wounds were superficial, so he did not require surgery. “Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was one of several victims wounded during a shooting in [more]

Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman is shot four times

Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman escaped serious injury on Monday after being shot four times. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN.com that Twyman was shot while visiting his aunt in Washington, D.C. “Wrong place, wrong time,” Rosenhaus said. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be OK — that’s all that matters. We’re [more]

Report: Sheldon Richardson took less money from Vikings than Browns were offering

When Sheldon Richardson signed with the Vikings last week, he reportedly eschewed a better offer from the Browns. Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports that the Browns offered Richardson more money than the one-year, $3.6 million contract he signed with the Vikings. The report doesn’t specify the Browns’ offer but said Richardson’s contract with the [more]

Justin Jefferson pushes himself to improve

Patrick Peterson has been one of the best cornerbacks in football for the past decade. As a rookie in 2020, Justin Jefferson emerged as one of the best receivers in the league. They’re now teammates in Minnesota, and they’re pushing each other. Already bonded by their common college football connection at LSU, they’re facing each [more]

Time is on Larry Fitzgerald’s side

Future Hall of Fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald is taking his time to plan his next move. And time is on his side. Fitzgerald, a savvy veteran who has spent his entire career in Arizona, hasn’t retired. Based on Arizona’s moves, however, the Cardinals seem to have moved on. Fitzgerald officially hasn’t. It’s smart for him [more]

Danielle Hunter “just eager to play” after neck injury, contract restructure

Defensive end Danielle Hunter spoke to the media for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday and he didn’t have much to say about either of the big issues that have surrounded him during over that span. Hunter missed the entire 2020 season with a neck injury and didn’t go to organized [more]

Mike Zimmer: Unvaccinated players are going to have a harder time this season

NFL teams can’t force players to get vaccinated, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is making clear to his players that they’ll have an easier time this season if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Zimmer listed the reasons players should get the vaccine after the Vikings met today with Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical [more]

Vikings will add Kevin Williams to the team’s Ring of Honor

When it was time for the Vikings to draft him 18 years ago, it was definitely better late than never. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams, the player the Vikings selected after the clock ran out and two other teams made picks in front of them (the Jaguars took quarterback Byron Leftwich and the Panthers picked tackle [more]

Mike Zimmer: Vikings defense will probably look “completely different” this year

After being shredded on Christmas Day by the Saints and Alvin Kamara (who became the first player to score six touchdowns in a game since Gale Sayers in 1965), coach Mike Zimmer declared that the 2021 Vikings was the “worse one I’ve ever had.” This year, it figures to be better. It can’t be any [more]

Sheldon Richardson’s one-year deal is worth $3.6 million

After two NFL seasons, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson mused about getting Ndamukong Suh money. That hasn’t happened. Richardson’s ninth season in the NFL, a return to Minnesota after a two-season absence, pays $3.6 million in salary, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. With incentives, Richardson could make up to $4.35 million. [more]

Sheldon Richardson calls Vikings return “a perfect fit”

Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson first had contact with the Vikings about returning for a second tour in Minnesota a couple of weeks ago, but nothing came together until this week because a return to the Browns was still a possibility. Richardson was released by the Browns this offseason and there was talk of interest in [more]

Kellen Mond signs rookie deal with Vikings

Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond has signed his rookie deal, the team announced Tuesday. Mond will get a three-year, $5.223 million deal, including a signing bonus of $1.158 million, per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, and the third-round choice will count $949,712 against the 2021 salary cap. The Vikings have signed eight of their 11 [more]

Vikings announce return of Sheldon Richardson

He’s back, and the Vikings Defense is instantly better. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, cut by the Browns earlier this year after two seasons in Cleveland, has returned to Minnesota. Richardson spent the 2018 season with the Vikings. The Vikings announced the move on Tuesday morning. Richardson, the 2013 NFL defensive rookie of the year and [more]

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