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Brian Flores wants Vikings’ defense to develop an identity as aggressive but not reckless

In his first few months as the Vikings’ defensive coordinator, Brian Flores has been at work explaining to his players what kind of identity he wants his defense to have.“I think building an identity is a big part of playing defense,” Flores said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I try to impart that to [more]

After three stints in concussion protocol, Akayleb Evans changing what he can to avoid any more

Vikings cornerback Akayleb Evans had three stints in concussion protocol during an eight-week period last season. The team ended his rookie season after the third, placing him on injured reserve Dec. 7.Evans, though, is not concerned about a premature end to his career.“I haven’t really thought about it like that,” Evans said, via Kevin Seifert [more]

Lewis Cine: I feel like I’m a better player, person having gone through injury rehab

Vikings safety Lewis Cine‘s took another step forward on the path back to the playing field this week.Cine is working with the team at their OTAs as he continues to recover from the compound fracture of his leg that he suffered in Week Four last season. The 2022 first-round pick missed the rest of the [more]

Vikings stadium will be paid off before 2023 season begins

The Vikings can soon send the mortgage to Valhalla.According to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a new tax bill will dramatically accelerate the process of paying off U.S. Bank Stadium.Before July 1, $377 million in bonds on the building will be retired, at a savings of $226 million in interest.The development is “great [more]

Adrian Peterson: Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up

Adrian Peterson is retired, even if he isn’t ready to acknowledge it. He is 38, hasn’t played a game since 2021 and hasn’t played a full season since 2020. No one is calling the former running back. Peterson, though, still hasn’t closed the door on his 15-year career. “Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up. [more]

Vikings sign Lucky Jackson

The Vikings have added a receiver from the XFL.Minnesota announced on Tuesday that the club has signed Dontavian “Lucky” Jackson.Jackson played for the D.C. Defenders this year, making 36 catches for 572 yards with five touchdowns. After playing his college ball at Western Kentucky, Jackson also played in The Spring League and the CFL in [more]

20 teams start OTAs today

The offseason program is a three-phase process. And Phase Three is the most important of all of them.That’s when Organized Team Activities happen, a fancy, verbose phrase for “practice.” They’re now commonly known as OTAs, still one syllable more than just saying “practice.”Twenty teams start OTAs on Monday, based on the calendar the NFL released [more]

Brett Favre asks Mississippi Supreme Court to dismiss him from civil case over welfare funds

While Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre continues to deal with the possibility of a criminal indictment, he’s still fighting the reality of a civil suit.Favre recently took to the Mississippi Supreme Court his effort to be dismissed from a lawsuit aimed at recovering welfare funds that allegedly were misappropriated.Favre has tried repeatedly to secure [more]

Lions public relations staff wins 2023 Pete Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America announced Friday that the Lions public relations staff has won the 2023 Pete Rozelle Award. It is the first time in franchise history the Lions have won the Rozelle, earning the 34th edition of the award.The Rozelle Award goes to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives [more]

New report details Brett Favre’s involvement in Mississippi scandal

Brett Favre has not yet been criminally charged for his role in an extensive Mississippi scandal that entailed the misuse of federal welfare funds. Based on a lengthy new item from Michael Rosenberg of, it’s clear that Favre still faces the possibility of indictment.Rosenberg’s story — a very, very #longread — paints a picture [more]

Vikings sign first-round pick Jordan Addison

Vikings first-round pick Jordan Addison has agreed to his first NFL contract.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Vikings signed Addison on Wednesday. It’s a four-year deal worth over $13.73 million with a team option for a fifth season.That option must be exercised before the start of the fourth season and it is fully [more]

Vikings make conspicuous change to Twitter header, with Dalvin Cook missing

Players send messages through social media on a regular basis. Teams might send some, too.At some point in the not-too-distant past, the Vikings made a change to the collection of players shown on the header of their Twitter page. Previously, the images consisted of running back Dalvin Cook, receiver Justin Jefferson, tight end T.J. Hockenson, [more]

Vikings sign two participants from rookie minicamp

The Vikings have added two players who participated in their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.Minnesota announced on Tuesday that the club has signed fullback Zach Ojile and offensive lineman Sam Schlueter.Ojile played his college ball at Minnesota-Duluth, where he caught 25 passes for 289 yards with five touchdowns and had 12 carries for 53 [more]

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