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Looking at the best quarterback acquisitions not through the draft

Most great quarterbacks are obtained via the draft. Plenty of greats ones haven’t been. And that became the topic for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft — the best quarterbacks acquired by means other than the draft. Simms and I picked three each, mentioned a couple of others, and then neglected to point out Hall of Famer [more]

Kyle Rudolph glad to have contract talks behind him

Kyle Rudolph‘s wife had already enrolled their kids in schools in Minnesota for next year. But Rudolph wasn’t always sure he was going to be around to help with car pool. The Vikings tight end admitted the uncertainty about whether or when his recent contract extension was coming made for a difficult and unusual offseason. [more]

Holton Hill to use four-game suspension as “learning experience”

Holton Hill will have to wait a while before making his 2019 debut. He first must serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL announced the suspension in April. Hill talked about it last week. “I’m just learning from my mistakes, knowing what you put into your body,’’ Hill [more]

Chuck Foreman impressed with Vikings running backs

Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu invited former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman to speak to the team’s backs over dinner this week. Foreman, a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1973, played eight NFL seasons and made five Pro Bowls. He ended his career with 5,950 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns. Foreman reminded [more]

Harrisburg names a street after Dennis Green

The late Dennis Green went from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the heights of the NFL, coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in a career that spanned more than a decade. He has now been immortalized back in his hometown. Via Sue Gleiter of PennLive.com, Harrisburg has dubbed two blocks of Walnut Street “Dennis Green Way.” “Anytime I [more]

Vikings facing cap issues in 2020, too

The Vikings have become one of the few teams to push the envelope in cash and cap space in pursuit of a Super Bowl win. And the envelope-pushing will continue beyond 2019. Via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings have $211.638 million in cap charges for 2020. Unless the salary cap skyrockets [more]

Vikings TE David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on knee

One member of the Vikings will be using the pre-camp break to rehab from recent surgery. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that tight end David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on his knee recently. He is expected to be ready for training camp. Morgan joined the Vikings as a sixth-round pick in 2016 and has [more]

Only 25 unsigned draft picks left league-wide

Rookie contracts are easier to negotiate than in the past, so most teams aren’t waiting around to do them. With most of the league finishing up minicamps this week and packing away the gear until training camp, there are only 25 unsigned picks left across the league. The bulk of them are first-rounders, with 10 [more]

Report: Dak Prescott’s agent has “broached” $34 million per year

With team-friendly deals like this, the Dallas Cowboys won’t need any enemies. Quarterback Dak Prescott‘s agent, Todd France, has “broached” a deal in the range of $34 million per year, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It’s unclear whether that’s an opener, a bottom-line position, or something in between. Presumably, it reflects [more]

Dalvin Cook declares himself “healthy” and “able to be me”

In 2017, Vikings then-rookie running back Dalvin Cook conjured memories of Adrian Peterson, with more than 400 yards from scrimmage in the first four games of the season. But then came a non-contact ACL tear and there went Cook’s rookie year. Cook struggled to get and stay healthy in 2018, with a hamstring injury limiting [more]

Kirk Cousins: I’m a .500 quarterback, that’s not where you want to be

The late Al Davis is credited with coining the phrase “just win, baby,” but a current NFL quarterback may be borrowing it as his motto for the 2019 season. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins discussed his place in the NFL landscape on Wednesday and he noted that his standing would look different if his teams posted [more]

Kyle Rudolph extension creates $4.175 million in cap space for Vikings

On Tuesday, we posted some of the details regarding tight end Kyle Rudolph‘s new four-year extension with the Vikings. One detail that wasn’t available at the time relates to the cap savings generated by the new deal. According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, that cap savings will be $4.175 million. As we explained on Tuesday, [more]

Vikings will add Steve Jordan to the team’s Ring of Honor

It’s been a very good week for the Jordan family. On Tuesday, news emerged that Saints defensive end Cam Jordan has signed a new contract. On Wednesday, the Vikings announced that Cam’s dad will join the team’s Ring of Honor. Former tight end Steve Jordan was invited to speak to the team. Vikings COO Kevin [more]

Kyle Rudolph’s new deal makes it easier for Vikings to keep him around

The Vikings have signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a four-year, $36 million extension. Without more details, it’s hard to know what that really means. So we tracked down more details. Per a league source, Rudolph will receive $9.25 million fully guaranteed under the deal. The total guarantee (full guarantee plus injury guarantee) is $16.25 [more]

Kyle Rudolph’s “four-year, $36 million” extension is short on details, for now

The news came in the form of a tweet from the player, one that initially didn’t make it clear that he’d signed a new contract to remain in Minnesota. Then came multiple reports that tight end Kyle Rudolph signed a four-year, $36 million extension. Then came nothing more. No information about guarantees or signing bonus [more]

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