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Vikings release Tae Hayes, Cordrea Tankersley

The Vikings have made a pair of roster moves on Friday, releasing cornerbacks Tae Haynes and Cordea Tankersley. Minnesota picked up both players late in the 2020 season and had signed them to futures deals for 2021. Haynes appeared in one game for Minnesota this season after playing two games for the Dolphins. He also [more]

Chargers signing kicker Tristan Vizcaino

The Los Angeles Chargers are signing kicker Tristan Vizcaino, according to former NFL kicker Nick Novak. Vizcaino appeared in one game last season for the San Francisco 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks. He converted all three field goal attempts and three extra points attempts he had in relief of an injured Robbie Gould. Vizcaino has [more]

Stephen Weatherly says he’s back with the Vikings

Defensive end Stephen Weatherly spent his first four NFL seasons with the Vikings and he says he is headed back to the team for the 2021 season. Weatherly signed a two-year deal with the Panthers as a free agent last year, but got released by Carolina last month. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Weatherly [more]

Rick Spielman: Danielle Hunter hasn’t asked to be top-paid defensive player or for trade

Defensive end Danielle Hunter did not play at all in 2020 because of a neck injury that went from being called a “small tweak” by the team to being the reason for season-ending surgery. At the time Hunter had that surgery, there was a report from NFL Media that the Vikings would have to decide [more]

Rick Spielman: I know rumors float around, but Kirk Cousins is our quarterback

The NFL has already seen a far amount of action with quarterbacks this offseason with more expected to come in the next few weeks as teams set themselves up for the 2021 season. All of those machinations have led to speculation about a good number of the league’s starters. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been [more]

If Browns move on from David Njoku, Kyle Rudolph would appear a fit

On Saturday, David Njoku wrote what sounded like a goodbye to Cleveland. The tight end asked for a trade last summer and again before the trade deadline. The Browns didn’t listen, but Njoku played only 36 percent of the offensive snaps and made only 19 receptions for 213 yards and two touchdowns. He remains under [more]

Mike Zimmer: Kyle Rudolph will be missed

The Vikings confirmed they are making tight end Kyle Rudolph a salary cap casualty. Rudolph announced his departure from Minnesota a few minutes before the Vikings released the news. “Kyle has been a leader and mentor for us on and off the field from the first day I arrived in Minnesota,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer [more]

Vikings cut Kyle Rudolph

Veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph is on the way out in Minnesota. The Vikings are cutting Rudolph, who confirmed on social media that he has been told he’s out. Rudolph was slated to earn a $7.65 million base salary this season and count $9.45 million against the Vikings’ salary cap. He still had three more [more]

Top 100 free agents 2021: Dak Prescott again tops the list

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2021 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott 2. Bears receiver Allen [more]

NFL considers playing two Christmas games this season

The 2020 season included a historic Christmas Day game for Saints running back Alvin Kamara, who scored six touchdowns. The game was a ratings bonanza. So with Christmas 2021 landing on a Saturday, the NFL is thinking about jamming another gift into our collective stocking. Peter King of Football Morning in America reports that the [more]

Rich Gannon not returning to CBS

Rich Gannon is not returning to CBS for a 17th season as an NFL game analyst, the network confirmed to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. CBS chose not to renew Gannon’s contract, making him a free agent. The network has not named a replacement, but Adam Archuleta and James Lofton are internal candidates for [more]

Whether it’s Deshaun Watson or someone else, David Tepper is determined to get a great quarterback

The in-plain-sight clue came from a comment Panthers owner David Tepper made in the All or Nothing season that focused on his football team. Tepper was determined to make what he believed to be upgrades at the three key positions that determine success or failure of a football team: coach, G.M., and quarterback. “This league [more]

Dalvin Cook: I think Justin Jefferson can be one of the best in the game

The trade that sent Stefon Diggs from Minnesota to Buffalo looks like one of those rare deals that’s worked out well for both teams. While Diggs and the Bills advanced to the AFC Championship Game, the Vikings drafted Justin Jefferson at No. 22 overall. He was easily the best receiver out of the rookie class, [more]

No QBs drafted in first round from 2009-16 are set to be on original team in 2021

There were 22 quarterbacks drafted in the first round between the 2009 and 2016 seasons and all of them came with hopes that they’d lead their teams for years to come. Some of those players had extended runs with their original teams, but, as Field Yates of ESPN notes, none of them are expected to [more]

Vikings hire Karl Scott as defensive backs coach

The Vikings lost last year’s defensive backs coach to an SEC school and they found his replacement at another of the conference’s teams. Karl Scott has been hired to work with the team’s secondary. He takes the place of Daronte Jones, who has moved on to become LSU’s defensive coordinator. Scott spent the last three [more]

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