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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook cleared for team drills

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook passed another threshold in his recovery from a torn ACL last season. According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, Cook was cleared to return to team drills on Monday as the Vikings move through their final week of OTAs. He had been limited to individual drills and rehab work up [more]

Brian Robison expects to retire after the 2018 season

Vikings defensive end Brian Robison took some time before agreeing to a pay cut to return for a 12th season. He said “more than likely” this is his final season. “I’ve talked to my wife and family about it, and the body’s just getting to that point,” Robison told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. [more]

Mychal Kendricks denies that he has a deal with the Browns

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks has a deal in place with the Browns. Unless he doesn’t. In response to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that Kendricks will sign a one-year deal in Cleveland, Kendricks told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the report is “not accurate.” Kendricks also responded to Rapoport [more]

Laquon Treadwell faces “important” season, whether he admits it or not

The Vikings used the 23rd overall pick on receiver Laquon Treadwell in 2016. He has 21 catches for 215 yards and no touchdowns in two seasons. Tredwell, 22, played 80 offensive snaps and 47 special teams snaps as a rookie and 500 offensive snaps and 46 special teams snaps last season. It seems obviously Treadwell [more]

Mychal Kendricks visiting Browns Friday

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks kicked off the week by visiting the Vikings and he’s ending it by meeting with another team. Kendricks moved on to Oakland to meet with the Raiders after wrapping up his visit with Minnesota and, per multiple reports, he’s in Cleveland to talk to the Browns on Friday. Kendricks was released by [more]

Vikings concentrating on red zone work for Kirk Cousins

The Vikings were pretty good in the red zone last year. But then they changed quarterbacks and lost their play-caller. That’s why they’re spending so much time on the close-to-the-end zone stuff in OTAs, as quarterback Kirk Cousins adapts to his new environment. “We’ve spent an awful lot of time, I think this is our [more]

Anthony Barr back at Vikings OTAs, after insurance delay

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr missed some time in the first week of OTAs, at a time when he’s also looking for a new contract. He said Wednesday he was merely getting insurance, though in a manner of speaking that’s kind of the same thing. “I had to protect myself and get an injury insurance policy,” [more]

Kirk Cousins likes throwing the ball to Kyle Rudolph

Given the extent to which former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins threw the ball to tight ends, his new tight ends in Minnesota should have his head on swivel. In a video posted by the Vikings with Cousins wired for sound, Cousins throws a pass to Rudolph. “Boy, he’s a friendly target,” Cousins says. “It’s like [more]

Mychal Kendricks moving on to visit Raiders, Browns

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks‘ stay in Minnesota included dinner with his brother Eric and a visit with Eric’s team, but he isn’t signing with the Vikings before meeting at least one other team. Kendricks told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press that he is leaving Tuesday night for Oakland and a visit with the Raiders. He [more]

Mychal Kendricks in Minnesota to meet with Vikings

Mychal Kendricks likely would have preferred to stay in Philadelphia, but his release could give him a chance to play with his brother. Kendricks is visiting Minnesota today, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. Kendricks’ brother, Eric, just finished his third season with the Vikings after they made him a second-round pick. It is [more]

Adrian Peterson keeps mentioning Houston as possible fit

Adrian Peterson trains in Houston during the offseason, even opening a megagym in his adopted hometown a couple of years ago. So it’s no surprise the star running back would love to play his 12th season in Houston. Peterson, 33, mentioned the Texans and four other teams as possible fits in a recent appearance on [more]

Minnesota Congressman boycotting NFL over anthem rule

Five days after the NFL tried to solve the anthem issue, it continues to be obvious that the NFL found a way to make things worse. Already, two members of Congress on opposite sides of the anthem debate have chastised the NFL for its decision. On Saturday, New York Representative Peter King complained about Jets [more]

NFL needs more minority owners, but franchise values make that difficult

The NFL has seen the ranks of ownership expand from a tradition of rich, aging, white men in recent years. But as more females become involved in ownership and control of NFL teams, from Martha Firestone Ford of the Lions to Dee Haslam of the Browns to Amy Adams Strunk of the Titans to Kim [more]

John DeFillippo has high praise for Stefon Diggs

The Vikings want to sign receiver Stefon Diggs to a new contract. The team’s new offensive coordinator possibly has given Diggs a little extra leverage at the bargaining table. John DeFillippo heaped praise on Diggs after the team’s first three Organized Team Activities. “More of the tape study of what I had of the Vikings [more]

Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs working to get to know Kirk Cousins

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins previously spoke about pre-offseason workout workouts with his new receivers. One of those receivers has spoken more recently about the effort to get to know the man who will be the team’s fifth starting quarterback since the 2015 season. “It was awesome,” Adam Thielen said of the time that he and [more]

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