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Report: Stefon Diggs’ tweet got ball rolling on trade

When Stefon Diggs tweeted “it’s time for a new beginning” and followed it up with another tweet saying “something’s going to happen” last Monday, it was seen by some as a sign that Diggs knew a trade was about to go down. According to a report from Albert Breer of, however, it was actually [more]

Report: Falcons add Laquon Treadwell

The Falcons continue to stack up former first-rounders on offense. According to Zach Klein of WSB in Atlanta, the Falcons are signing wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell was the Vikings’ first-round pick in 2016, though he never quite lived up to expectations there, catching 65 passes in four seasons. But, he’s still just 24 and [more]

Top 25 remaining free agents

Of PFT’s original list of 100 free agents, NFL teams have tagged or agreed to terms with 85. But teams have made moves since then. Here is our list of the top 25 free agents currently on the market: 1. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton 2. Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston 3. Seahawks edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney [more]

Seahawks may have interest in Everson Griffen

Free agent defensive end Everson Griffen confirmed that he will not return to the Vikings, but there’s been no news about where he will go. Seattle could be an option. As noted by the Tacoma News Tribune, Griffen played for Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll at USC, and Carroll has identified improving the pass rush [more]

Rashod Hill chooses to stay with the Vikings

Well, not everyone is leaving the Vikings. It just feels that way. Tackle Rashod Hill has re-signed with the team, according to his agent, Brett Tessler. Undrafted in 2015, Hill joined the Vikings from the Jacksonville practice squad in 2016 and appeared in 15 regular-season games last year, with one start. In 2018, he played [more]

Everson Griffen says goodbye to Vikings

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said in February that he expected defensive end Everson Griffen to return to the team for the 2020 season, but Zimmer’s expectation will not be reality. Griffen posted a lengthy farewell message that thanked the team and “the best fans in the country” on Instagram Friday for believing in him [more]

Bills announce Stefon Diggs trade is official

Stefon Diggs is officially a Buffalo Bill. The trade sending Diggs from the Vikings had been reported early this week, but teams were slow to make moves official as players needed extra time to get physical exams conducted amid the coronavirus pandemic. Today the Bills officially announced it. Diggs will be the Bills’ No. 1 [more]

Vikings announce new deal with Dan Bailey

The Vikings have made if official, announcing they have agreed to terms to re-sign kicker Dan Bailey. Now that they finally have found a reliable place kicker, the Vikings didn’t want to lose him. Bailey, 32, made 27 of 29 field goal attempts and 40 of 44 extra points last season. He began 2017 as [more]

Bengals will add Mackensie Alexander

The Bengals are doubling down on former Vikings cornerbacks. They agreed to a deal with Trae Waynes on Tuesday and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that they have agreed to terms with Mackensie Alexander on Thursday. The two players were teammates in Minnesota for the last four years. It’s reportedly a one-year deal worth [more]

Lions to sign Jayron Kearse

Former Vikings safety Jayron Kearse will stay in the NFC North. Kearse will sign with the Lions on what Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports is a one-year, $2.75 million deal. Last year Kearse played 25 percent of the Vikings’ defensive snaps and 53 percent of their special teams snaps. Kearse pleaded guilty to driving [more]

Vikings agree to three-year, $27 million deal with Michael Pierce

Michael Pierce‘s deal with the Vikings is done. The defensive tackle will receive a three-year, $27 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The deal includes $18 million guaranteed and has a max value of $28 million. Pierce, 27, spent his first four seasons in Baltimore. He has appeared in 60 games with 30 [more]

Vikings close to deal with defensive tackle Michael Pierce

The Vikings cut Linval Joseph to save some cap room late last week, and have already found his replacement. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Vikings are close to agreeing to terms on a three-year deal with Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce. The Ravens moved on by trading for Calais Campbell and signing Michael [more]

Vikings release guard Josh Kline

Another team is erasing last year’s free agency mistake on the first day of free agency. The Vikings announced the release of right guard Josh Kline. Last March, he signed a three-year, $15.5 million contract. He started 13 games, missing three with injuries, after joining them from the Titans. He spent his first three seasons [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2020 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted 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. We’ve also added a running Top 25 [more]

Vikings bring back Sean Mannion

The Vikings did their big quarterback business earlier in the week when they signed Kirk Cousins to an extension. Now he has a backup. According to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Vikings are bringing back Sean Mannion on a one-year deal. Mannion, 27, started a game (the meaningless regular season finale) and appeared [more]

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