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Mike Zimmer: Patrick Peterson initiated wanting to come to Minnesota

After 10 seasons with the Cardinals, cornerback Patrick Peterson has signed a one-year deal with the Vikings. Head coach Mike Zimmer said on Wednesday that the deal came together quickly, in part because Peterson made it clear he wanted to head to the franchise. “I really didn’t have anything other than I knew about him [more]

Vikings place Hale Hentges on reserve/retired list

The Vikings officially announced the return of guard Dakota Dozier on Tuesday afternoon and they also dropped someone from their roster. Tight end Hale Hentges has been placed on the reserve/retired list. If Hentges wants to return to play in the future, the Vikings will hold his rights. Hentges was signed off of the Colts’ [more]

Dakota Dozier re-signing with Vikings

The Vikings are bringing back Dakota Dozier. Per NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, Minnesota is re-signing the veteran offensive lineman to another one-year contract for the 2021 season. Dozier started all 16 games for the Vikings at left guard in 2020 — his first season as a full-time starter. He first landed with the Vikings in [more]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Xavier Woods eager to play with Harrison Smith, Patrick Peterson

New Vikings safety Xavier Woods said one of the biggest reasons he chose to sign in Minnesota was the players he be paired with in the team’s secondary. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Woods said that playing with Harrison Smith and Patrick Peterson was a big draw for him. Woods said [more]

Vikings sign Xavier Woods

The Vikings have added another veteran to the secondary. Free agent safety Xavier Woods has signed a one-year deal in Minnesota, according to multiple reports. Woods is the third free agent the Vikings have added to their secondary, following Patrick Peterson and Mackensie Alexander. A 2017 sixth-round pick of the Cowboys, Woods has played his [more]

Mackensie Alexander is returning to the Vikings

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander is returning “home.” Alexander’s agent, Neil Schwartz, announced Friday night on Twitter that Alexander has agreed to terms with the Vikings. Alexander, 27, was one of the top remaining free agents on PFT’s top-100 list. The Vikings selected Alexander in the second round of the 2016 draft. He spent his first four [more]

Urban Meyer skips Zach Wilson Pro Day

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer explained that he hovered over the shoulder of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence during his throwing session for scouts so that Meyer could both apply a little pressure to Lawrence and hear the ball come out of Lawrence’s hand. Meyer won’t have that same perspective for the Pro Day workout of BYU [more]

Vikings trade for Mason Cole

The Cardinals are trading offensive lineman Mason Cole to the Vikings, Mark Sanchez of ESPN reports. Arizona will get a sixth-round draft choice in return, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The Vikings could play Cole, a center with the Cardinals, at guard, Rapoport adds. Cole started 14 games last season. He joined the [more]

Kyle Rudolph: Improved blocking a “silver lining” to reduced receiving role in Minnesota

Tight end Kyle Rudolph made no secret of his feeling that he had more to offer the Vikings as a receiver than they asked him to do in the last couple of years, but the decision to change his role wasn’t without an upside. Rudolph revealed that positive when he was asked about the drop [more]

Report: Cowboys signing Jayron Kearse

The Cowboys are signing safety Jayron Kearse to a one-year contract, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. Kearse visited the team Wednesday. The Cowboys also are kicking the tires on former Colts safety Malik Hooker and former Falcons safety Damontae Kazee. Kearse played the first four years of his career with the Vikings [more]

Vikings re-sign Ameer Abdullah

The Vikings will bring back running back and return man Ameer Abdullah in 2021. Abdullah is re-signing with the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Last year Abdullah played sparingly on offense, having just eight carries for 42 yards and eight catches for 58 yards. But he was the Vikings’ primary kickoff returner and a [more]

Anthony Harris “not quite sure” what went wrong in 2020

Safety Anthony Harris is playing on a one-year contract again this year, but it looks a lot different than the one he had with the Vikings in 2020. The Vikings used a franchise tag on Harris after a six-interception season in 2019 and paid him over $11 million as a result. Neither the Vikings nor [more]

Report: Safety Jayron Kearse visiting Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are hosting former Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings safety Jayron Kearse for a visit, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. Kearse is one of three safeties the Cowboys are kicking the tires on along with former Indianapolis Colts safety Malik Hooker and former Atlanta Falcons safety Damontae Kazee. Kearse [more]

Source: Kyle Rudolph will be a Giant on Wednesday

Tight end Kyle Rudolph is a Giant. Unless he isn’t. Unless he will be. Despite a report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Media that there’s a “snag” in the potential acquisition of Rudolph, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that Rudolph will be a Giant on Wednesday morning. Garafolo reported that the [more]

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