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Vikings to sign Marcus Davenport

Marcus Davenport will need to buy a winter coat.Davenport, a first-round pick of the Saints in 2018, will sign a one-year deal with the Vikings, according to NFL Media.It’s reportedly a $13 million contract.Davenport, whom the Saints sacrificed their 2019 first-round pick to get in a trade up in round one, has been a mixed [more]

Eric Kendricks says he’s joining the Chargers

Cut last week by the Vikings, linebacker Eric Kendricks already has a new home.He posted on social media that he’ll be joining the L.A. Chargers.Kendricks, a second-round pick of the Vikings in 2015, played college football at UCLA. He’s a native of Clovis, California, and he played high-school football in Fresno.He was a first-team All-Pro [more]

Commanders claim Cam Dantzler off waivers

The Commanders have struck a couple of deals with free agent offensive linemen on Monday, but that’s not the only avenue they’re using to bolster their roster.The team announced that they have claimed cornerback Cam Dantzler off of waivers. The Vikings waived Dantzler last Friday.Dantzler was a 2020 third-round pick of the Vikings and he [more]

Pittsburgh plucks Patrick Peterson from Vikings

Veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson is changing teams again.After two years with the Vikings, Peterson will sign a one-year deal with the Steelers, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.A first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2011, Peterson spent 10 years with Arizona and two with Minnesota.He’s trading places with Brian Flores. The Steelers assistant in 2021 [more]

Vikings to sign Josh Oliver

The Vikings are adding a tight end.Minnesota has agreed to sign Josh Oliver on a three-year deal worth $21 million with $10.75 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.The contract also includes incentives that could push Oliver’s compensation to $24 million.Oliver started his career as a Jaguars’ third-round pick but was injured for much [more]

Vikings restructure Jordan Hicks’ contract

At a time when plenty of Vikings players are getting a pink slip, a relative newcomer has gotten a restructured deal.Via Adam Caplan, the Vikings and linebacker Jordan Hicks have agreed to a restructured contract.Hicks signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Vikings in 2022. He had a base salary of $4.45 million for [more]

NFL Top 100 2023 free agents: Lamar Jackson, Derek Carr, Geno Smith top the list

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2023 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted free agents and released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. Players released after initial publication may be added and all 100 [more]

Report: Vikings have had extension talks with Kirk Cousins, nothing is imminent

During a press conference at the Scouting Combine, Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah was asked about the possibility of signing quarterback Kirk Cousins to an extension this offseason.Adofo-Mensah said that the team didn’t want to be throwing darts at the quarterback position and that the team is “always trying to be solutions-oriented and find a [more]

Wilf family: Bud Grant “was the Vikings”

The NFL lost an icon on Saturday. The Vikings lost the man who best symbolizes what the organization has aspired to be, for decades.“No single individual more defined the Minnesota Vikings than Bud Grant,” the Wilf family said in a statement. “A once-in-a-lifetime man, Bud will forever be synonymous with success, toughness, the North and [more]

Bud Grant dies at 95

Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant, who led the Vikings to four Super Bowl, has died. He was 95.Born May 20, 1927 in Superior Wisconsin, Harry Peter Grant Jr. played in the NBA, the NFL, and the CFL. He was the oldest living NBA champion, a member of the 1950 Minneapolis Lakers.Grant later played [more]

Cowboys not one of 12 teams at Odell Beckham’s workout

Twelve teams attended Odell Beckham Jr.’s private workout in Arizona on Friday, and the Cowboys weren’t one of them.Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports reports the Panthers, Giants, Patriots, Rams, Cardinals, 49ers, Bills, Chiefs, Vikings, Browns and Ravens were represented at the workout. He later added that the Jets also were present.The free agent receiver missed [more]

Vikings waive Cameron Dantzler

The Vikings have elected to part ways with another player on Friday.Minnesota announced the club has waived cornerback Cameron Dantzler.A third-round pick in the 2020 draft, Dantzler appeared in 10 games with nine starts in 2022. He recorded 50 tackles with three for loss, five passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.Dantzler missed [more]

Vikings officially bid farewell to hometown product Adam Thielen

One of the best stories from the past decade of the NFL has ended. The Vikings officially have released receiver Adam Thielen.A native of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Thielen played high school and college football in Minnesota. He was a standout at Minnesota State (formerly Mankato State), where the Vikings held training camp for decades.Uninvited to [more]

Vikings to release Adam Thielen on Friday

The Vikings are moving on from longtime receiver Adam Thielen.Thielen will be released on Friday, according to multiple reports.There was some thought that Thielen could restructure his deal to remain with Minnesota in 2023. He was slated to carry a $20 million cap hit.But instead, Thielen will have a clean break and become a free [more]

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