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Stefon Diggs makes quick exit from Bills locker room after playoff loss

Two years ago, after the Bills lost to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship, Buffalo receiver Stefon Diggs lingered on the field for a long time. Today, after the team’s second straight loss in the divisional round, Diggs made a quick exit.Via Joe Buscaglia of TheAthletic.com, Diggs left the locker room at Highmark Stadium before [more]

Report: Ravens want to interview Dave Canales, Brian Angelichio for their coordinator opening

The Ravens have requested to interview Seahawks quarterbacks coach Dave Canales and Vikings passing game coordinator Brian Angelichio for their offensive coordinator position, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.The Ravens fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman on Thursday.Canales, 41, has 13 years of NFL coaching experience. He has served in several offensive roles since joining the Seahawks [more]

Vikings request interview with Ryan Nielsen

The Vikings are looking to New Orleans as they try to find a new defensive coordinator.Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team has requested an interview with Saints co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen for the opening on Kevin O’Connell’s staff. The Vikings fired Ed Donatell late last week.Nielsen has been with the Saints since becoming [more]

Vikings will have to decide whether to stick with 3-4 or revert to 4-3

When Kevin O’Connell became Minnesota’s new coach last year, he explained that the defense would pivot from decades of a base defense with a four-man front to a 3-4 look. With defensive coordinator Ed Donatell now gone, the question becomes whether the Vikings will stick with the 3-4 or revert to a 4-3?The candidates who [more]

Talks between NCAA and Michigan crater over Jim Harbaugh’s refusal to admit to lying

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is staying put. And he’ll be dealing with a formal NCAA investigation as he does.Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports reports that talks between the NCAA and Michigan fell apart this week, after Harbaugh refused to admit that he lied to the NCAA when asked about low-level violations.Per the report, Harbaugh has [more]

On fateful play, Patrick Peterson thought Kirk Cousins didn’t know what down it was

A special season for the Vikings had an abrupt ending, with quarterback Kirk Cousins throwing five yards short of the sticks on fourth and eight in the closing moments of the playoff game against the Giants. Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson addressed the moment during the latest episode of his podcast, All Things Covered.“Going into that [more]

Vikings fire defensive coordinator Ed Donatell

The Vikings have fired defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell announced the move today, a day after declining to answer whether Donatell would return.“Today I informed Ed Donatell we will be going in a different direction at defensive coordinator in 2023,” O’Connell said in a statement. “While this was a difficult decision because [more]

Report: Wes Phillips plans to stay with Vikings after Chargers interview request

The Chargers are looking for a new offensive coordinator, but it doesn’t look like it will be Wes Phillips.Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Chargers requested an interview with the Vikings offensive coordinator after firing Joe Lombardi earlier this week. Fowler reports that Phillips plans to remain with the Vikings rather than vie for [more]

Vikings have had preliminary contract negotiations with Justin Jefferson

Receiver Justin Jefferson has made the Pro Bowl all three seasons since the Vikings drafted him in the first round. He made All-Pro this season and is among the favorites for offensive player of the year.Jefferson also now is eligible for a (BIG) contract extension.Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said Wednesday the team has started [more]

Vikings expect Kirk Cousins back in 2023, no word on contract extension

Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah sounded less than convinced that quarterback Kirk Cousins was the right guy to lead the team where it wants to go last year and Cousins’ future came up again in a press conference with Adofo-Mensah and head coach Kevin O’Connell Wednesday.The Vikings won the NFC North, but lost their first [more]

Kevin O’Connell declines to say if Ed Donatell will return as Vikings’ defensive coordinator

Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell isn’t saying if Ed Donatell will return as defensive coordinator for the 2023 season.O’Connell was asked today if Donatell will be back and didn’t answer, instead saying that right now he’s in “evaluation mode” with both his players and his assistant coaches, and that the evaluation will be “ongoing” this [more]

Justin Jefferson on extension: If they want me here, I’m here

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson‘s third NFL season ended with Sunday’s 31-24 loss to the Giants and turning to the offseason means questions about his contract.The 2020 first-round pick is able to sign a long-term deal before his fourth season and he indicated that he’s ready to talk about an extension if the Vikings are [more]

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