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Report: Brett Jones signing with Broncos

Free agent center Brett Jones has found a job. He is signing with the Broncos, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Jones played the past three seasons with the Vikings, and the Broncos General Manager is former Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton. Jones played 15 games and started two last season for the [more]

Vikings make Phil Rauscher offensive line coach, shift Rick Dennison to senior offensive advisor

Rick Dennison isn’t out. He’s still in. And he’ll technically be in a new role. The Vikings have announced that Dennison will serve as “Senior Offensive Advisor” to the Vikings. The Vikings attribute the change to the COVID-19 protocols. Phil Rauscher becomes the team’s offensive line coach. He served as assistant offensive line coach in [more]

Vikings, Rick Dennison agree on a deal that he’ll remain with the team

Vikings offensive line coach Rick Dennison is not leaving the team, contrary to a Friday report that he was out. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Vikings and Dennison have reached an agreement that allows him to remain in Minnesota. The agreement is more like an acknowledgement that team and coach will [more]

Stefon Diggs snubbed by Madden as top receiver in NFL

Last year, Bills receiver Stefon Diggs made an immediate impact with his new team, leading the league in receptions and receiving yards. That wasn’t enough, however, to vault him to the top of the Madden ratings for the new version of the game. Diggs actually lands at No. 4 in the initial ratings, with a [more]

Vikings sign Wyatt Davis, Chazz Surratt and Patrick Jones

The Vikings have their entire draft class under contract after signing three picks on Monday. Third-round picks Wyatt Davis, Chazz Surratt and Patrick Jones have all agreed to four-year deals with the team. Eight other picks previously signed with the team, including fellow third-round selection Kellen Mond. Davis made his first starts at guard for [more]

Vikings waive Jaylen Twyman

Rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman reported to Vikings training camp over the weekend, but he won’t be playing for the team this season. Twyman was shot four times while in Washington, D.C. last month and avoided major injury, but the Vikings announced on Monday that the sixth-round pick has been waived with a non-football injury [more]

Dede Westbrook signing one-year deal with Vikings

When NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday that receiver Dede Westbrook was going to work out with the Vikings, Rapoport noted Westbrook would likely sign with Minnesota if everything went well. Apparently, there were no snags. According to multiple reports, Westbrook will sign a one-year deal with the Vikings. The former Jaguars receiver told Chris [more]

Vikings say discussions with Rick Dennison are ongoing

ESPN’s report that Vikings offensive line coach Rick Dennison is out ultimately may be accurate. For now, it’s at least premature. “The Vikings continue to hold discussions with Offensive Line Coach Rick Dennison regarding the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 Protocols for training camp and preseason games,” the team said in a statement. “At this time, Coach Dennison [more]

Vikings are working out Dede Westbrook

The Vikings showed some interest in free agent receiver Dede Westbrook in May. They apparently have even more interest now. The team is working out Westbrook on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Westbrook indicated on Instagram on Friday that he was headed to Minneapolis. The 49ers and Bengals also had conversations with Westbrook’s [more]

Report: Rick Dennison out as Vikings assistant coach after refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Vikings assistant coach Rick Dennison has reportedly lost his job because he refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Dennison, who had been the Vikings’ offensive line coach/run game coordinator the past two seasons, parted ways with the team, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN. The report does not specifically call Dennison’s departure a firing, although [more]

Shot four times in June, Jaylen Twyman will report to Vikings training camp on Sunday

Vikings rookie defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman escaped serious injury when he was shot four times last month. Now, he’s planning to report to training camp on time in the coming week. Via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, Twyman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus reiterated his stance from last month that Twyman is expected to make a [more]

Cowboys working out Holton Hill

The Cowboys are working out free agent cornerback Holton Hill, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The Vikings cut Hill on Dec. 8. He played only three games last season because of a foot injury and went on injured reserve Nov. 10 before the team waived him off injured reserve. Hill missed eight games in [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [more]

Report: Michael Pierce suffers calf injury, may not be available to start training camp

After signing with the Vikings during free agency, defensive tackle Michael Pierce opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, his 2021 comeback may be a bit delayed. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Pierce suffered a calf injury while training, putting his availability for the start of training camp in doubt. [more]

Original Hail Mary play gets NFT treatment

December 28, 1975. The original Hail Mary occurred that day, with Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach firing a desperation throw to receiver Drew Pearson at Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota. The Vikings defended the play horribly, with single coverage on Pearson. Pearson increased the degree of difficulty by pushing cornerback Nate Wright to the ground as the [more]

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