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Vikings promoting three female front office members in personnel roles

Even with the departure of Kelly Kleine to join the Denver Broncos, the Minnesota Vikings will continue to feature female members of their front office in player personnel roles. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the Vikings are promoting Taylor Young to Manager of Football Administration, Carolina DeFelice to Player Personnel Assistant, and Katlin Zarecki [more]

Vikings sign Parry Nickerson

The Vikings made an addition to their secondary on Monday. The team announced that they have signed cornerback Parry Nickerson. They also confirmed the signing of tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk. Nickerson was a Jets 2018 sixth-round pick and played in 16 games for the team during his rookie season. The Jets traded him to the Seahawks [more]

Report: Vikings plan to sign Evin Ksiezarczyk

Free agent offensive tackle Evin Ksiezarczyk passed his physical with the Vikings, who intend to sign him, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Ksiezarczyk went undrafted in 2020 out of the University of Buffalo. He went to training camp with the Falcons. He played in The Spring League, appearing in one game with the [more]

Vikings sign fourth-round choice Kene Nwangwu

The Vikings now have signed six of their 11 draft choices. Running back Kene Nwangwu, a fourth-round pick out of Iowa State, is the latest. The team announced Nwangwu’s signing Saturday. Nwangwu will get a four-year, $4.23 million contract with a signing bonus of $752,800, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Nwangwu will compete [more]

Vikings rookie QB Kellen Mond studying Kirk Cousins, trying to mimic him

Kirk Cousins remains the Vikings’ starting quarterback, but Minnesota drafted Kellen Mond in the third round, and that fueled speculation that some day Mond will supplant Cousins. For now, however, Mond says he’s just trying to learn from Cousins. Mond says he’s been spending time watching film of Cousins to see how the Vikings’ offense [more]

Christian Darrisaw, Camryn Bynum agree to terms with Vikings

The Vikings got their top pick in the 2021 draft squared away on the contract front on Friday. Christian Darrisaw was the 23rd overall pick in Cleveland last month and, per multiple reports, he’s agreed to terms on his rookie deal. It is a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth season. Darrisaw [more]

Vikings trade Mike Hughes to Chiefs

The Vikings declined the fifth-year option on the rookie contract of cornerback Mike Hughes earlier this month. On Thursday, the team moved on from Hughes. The Vikings have agreed to trade Hughes to the Chiefs, the Vikings have announced. Minnesota gets a 2022 sixth-round choice, and the Chiefs get Hughes and a 2022 seventh-round choice. [more]

Vikings sign draft picks Zach Davidson, Ihmir Smith-Marsette

The Vikings have agreed to terms with a pair of fifth-round choices Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Zach Davidson, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. Smith-Marsette, a receiver and kick returner from Iowa, received a four-year, $3.8 million contract, including a $318,960 signing bonus. Davidson, a tight end out of Central Missouri, receives a four-year, $3.78 [more]

2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams get five primetime games each

Ten teams each received five primetime games. The Packers, Saints, Cowboys, Seahawks, Steelers, Ravens, Rams, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are scheduled for five night games each. The Saints and Cowboys also have Thanksgiving Day games, and the Packers a Christmas Day game. The Bears, Vikings, Raiders, Colts and Bills each are scheduled for four primetime [more]

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

The Buccaneers and Cowboys will begin the 2021 the season on Thursday, Sept. 9. But Thursday Night Football will technically begin the next week with a divisional contest between the Giants and Washington on NFL Network. After Carolina visits Houston in Week Three, the Week Four matchup will feature the league’s last two No. 1 [more]

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

The NFL announced its 2021 schedule on Wednesday night. The includes 17 games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. It does not feature a doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season. ESPN also will air a Week 18 Saturday doubleheader. Those games, which will kickoff at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET, also will [more]

2021 NFL Sunday Night Football schedule: Chiefs, Packers set for three appearances

The Chiefs fell short in Super Bowl LV, but they’re still in demand when it comes to Sunday Night Football appearances. The NFL released the schedule for the 2021 season on Wednesday night and Kansas City is set for three appearances on NBC this season. They’ll face the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 2, host [more]

Former Vikings coach Jerry Burns dies at 94

Jerry Burns, whose long coaching career included three playoff appearances as head coach of the Vikings, has died at the age of 94. Burns took over the Vikings in 1986 and instantly improved the team, going 9-7 in his first season and then reaching the NFC Championship Game in his second season. But while Burns [more]

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

The release of the schedule for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season has led to sportsbooks releasing point spreads for the first 16 games of the year. A pair of NFC West teams have been installed as the biggest early favorites. William Hill has the 49ers favored by seven points in their road [more]

Seahawks face Colts, Eagles travel to Falcons on FOX in Week One

Whether Aaron Rodgers is still with the Packers or makes his way to the Broncos, he’ll be playing at 4:25 p.m. on FOX in Week One. But there will be at least one familiar quarterback in a new place in the network’s early slate to open the season. The Seahawks will travel to Indianapolis for [more]

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