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Dalvin Cook’s agent disputes latest report that Cook has said he’ll report for camp

It continues. Dalvin Cook‘s agent, Zac Hiller, now contradicts a report that Cook has told Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu that Cook will report for training camp this week. “Dalvin and Coach Polamalu speak often as they have a great relationship,” Hiller told Adam Schefter of ESPN. “Dalvin has never mentioned to him anything [more]

Report: Dalvin Cook told assistant coach that Cook plans to show for training camp

Saturday’s strange tennis match of conflicting comments regarding Vikings running back Dalvin Cook finally has been resolved. We think. Cook told running backs Kennedy Polamalu that Cook plans to report for training camp, and Polamalu then shared that with head coach Mike Zimmer, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Zimmer said Saturday that Cook [more]

Dalvin Cook’s agent disputes Mike Zimmer’s claim that Cook will show up for training camp

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook told coach Mike Zimmer that Cook will be at training camp. Unless he didn’t. Agent Zac Hiller provided this statement to Adam Schefter of ESPN: “First, congrats to Coach Zimmer on his well-earned extension. However, Dalvin has not spoken to him in regards to reporting to camp. We are unsure [more]

Mike Zimmer: Dalvin Cook told me he won’t hold out

Despite reports during the offseason that Vikings running back Dalvin Cook would hold out without a new contract, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Cook will be there when the Vikings report to training camp next week. Zimmer told Stacey Dales of NFL Network, “I was told he would be” at the start of camp. Asked [more]

Several teams in rough cap shape in 2021

The NFL salary cap usually grows each year. Next year, it’s expected to shrink. And some teams are going to feel the pinch. Friday’s agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association guarantees that the salary cap won’t drop any lower than $175 million, but even that represents a significant drop from this year’s $198.2 [more]

Mike Zimmer’s extension through 2023 finalized

Mike Zimmer has signed a three-year contract extension with the Vikings, the team announced Friday. The deal places him under contract through 2023. “We are excited to have coach Zimmer continue to lead the Minnesota Vikings this season and beyond,” Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf said. “We strongly believe in his leadership and the team culture [more]

Adam Thielen: I wouldn’t be in the NFL with conditions this year’s rookies face

Adam Thielen is a two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Vikings, but seven years ago he was an undrafted rookie out of Minnesota State who had to work hard in minicamps and the preseason just to earn a spot on the practice squad. If Thielen were a rookie this year, he doesn’t think it [more]

Jeff Gladney’s signing wraps up Vikings’ draft class

It is finished. The Vikings have all 15 members of their draft class under contract, the team announced Thursday. The 15 draft picks are the most by one team in a seven-round draft in NFL history. Minnesota’s draft class broke a seven-round draft record of 14 selections made by the 1997 Dolphins and 2016 Browns. [more]

Vikings sign Kenny Willekes, leaving just one unsigned pick

The Vikings are down to one unsigned pick. And when you start with 15, that’s saying something. Per a tweet from his agents, Vikings seventh-rounder Kenny Willekes has signed his four-year rookie deal. The defensive end from Michigan State, a former walk-on, was chosen 225th overall. That leaves just first-round cornerback Jeff Gladney without a [more]

Browns hire Kevin Rogers as senior offensive assistant

The Browns added another coach to Kevin Stefanski’s staff ahead of training camp. The team announced that Kevin Rogers has been hired as a senior offensive assistant. Rogers was hired as the quarterbacks coach for the Vikings from 2006 and Stefanski joined the organization the same year as an assistant to then-head coach Brad Childress. [more]

Harrison Hand, Brian Cole agree to contracts with Vikings

Using fifteen draft picks in April left the Vikings with a lot of contracts to get done with their rookie class and they’re almost done with their work. Agent Leigh Steinberg announced that fifth-round cornerback Harrison Hand has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that seventh-round [more]

Cameron Dantzler, Josh Metellus sign with Vikings

The Vikings are steadily making their way toward getting all 15 of their draft picks under contract. Nine of the picks signed with the team by the end of the day on Wednesday and two more have agreed to deals on Thursday. Third-round cornerback Cameron Dantzler announced his signing on Twitter and agent Drew Rosenhaus [more]

Adam Thielen: WR group will be different but good without Stefon Diggs

Next week’s start to training camp will give the Vikings their first chance to gather together as a team since the end of the 2019 season and it will also be their first chance to work together since the trade of Stefon Diggs. Dealing the wide receiver to Buffalo netted the Vikings a first-round pick [more]

Vikings’ Ifeadi Odenigbo says he prepared for empty stadiums at Northwestern

Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo says he has an advantage when it comes to preparing to play in an empty stadium. Odenigbo noted that he played his college football at Northwestern, where the attendance was typically near the bottom among programs in the Power 5 conferences in college football. “People keep asking me ‘hey Ifeadi [more]

Vikings agree to terms with nine draft choices

The Vikings had a lot of work to do in getting their draft picks agreed to terms. They have 15 of them. The Vikings have signed seventh-rounder Nate Stanley and have at least eight others agreed to terms. First-rounder Justin Jefferson, second-rounder Ezra Cleveland, fourth-rounders D.J. Wonnum, James Lynch and Troy Dye, fifth-rounder K.J. Osborn, [more]

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