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  Vikings | Minnesota narrows GM search to two finalists    Fri Jan 21, 03:14 PM

Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles and Cleveland Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah have been requested for second interviews for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager vacancy.

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  Vikings | Eliot Wolf meets with Minnesota    Thu Jan 20, 01:33 PM

New England Patriots senior consultant Eliot Wolf interviewed for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager vacancy Thursday, Jan. 20.

Footballguys view: Wolf has been a consultant with the Patriots for the last couple of years. The son of legendary NFL executive Ron Wolf, Eliot has worked for the Packers and the Browns as well. The Vikings are taking a look at Wolf and so are the Bears for their open GM spot.

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  Vikings | Brandon Brown meets with Minnesota    Tue Jan 18, 02:13 PM

Philadelphia Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings for their general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Brown has experience on both the college and pro scouting side of the business. He's been an executive for several years, and the last five years have been with the Eagles. We'll see if he can impress the Vikings enough to get their top job.

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  Vikings | Raheem Morris of interest to Vikings    Tue Jan 18, 12:48 PM

Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has been requested for an interview for the Minnesota Vikings' head coaching position.

Footballguys view: Morris has plenty of experience on both sides of the ball. A former head coach with the Buccaneers, Morris has also worked on offense and defense as an assistant coach.

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  Vikings | Todd Bowles to meet with Vikings    Tue Jan 18, 10:15 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview for the Minnesota Vikings' head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 21.

Footballguys view: The Vikings had a defensive minded coach in Mike Zimmer, but they're not shying away from looking at other defensive guys to replace him. Bowles has previous coaching experience from his time as the head coach of the Jets, and that might help him get another shot. He's currently pursued by a few teams looking for a head coach.

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  Vikings | Catherine Raiche interviewing with Vikings    Mon Jan 17, 08:02 AM

Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raiche is interviewing for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager position Monday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Raiche has experience in the CFL, XFL and NFL. She was in the position of VP of Football Operations for the 2021 season and is now looking like a potential General Manager. Raiche would be the second woman to hold the position of GM, after Susan Tose Spencer was the Eagles GM back in the 80s.

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  Vikings | Minnesota interviews Monti Ossenfort for GM job    Mon Jan 17, 01:50 AM

The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Tennessee Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort for their vacant general manager position on Sunday, Jan 16.

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  Vikings | Minnesota interviews Nathaniel Hackett    Mon Jan 17, 01:46 AM

The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for their vacant head coaching job on Sunday, Jan. 16.

Footballguys view: Hackett has become the hottest name in the 2022 coaching search, largely due to his work with QB Aaron Rodgers. The Vikings would get a boost to steal him away from their division rival. Hackett may be the favorite to land the Broncos job. Stay tuned.

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  Vikings | Minnesota activates five    Mon Jan 17, 01:33 AM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks, TE Chris Herndon, DB Harrison Hand, DB Camryn Bynum and DE Tashawn Bower were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday, Jan. 14.

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  Vikings | Ryan Poles sought after by Vikings    Thu Jan 13, 10:53 AM

Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Ryan Poles has been requested for an interview for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager vacancy.

Footballguys view: Poles has been considered a future general manager for some time now. Last year, Poles was in the running for the Panthers job. The Vikings want to make the right decision at GM after letting Rick Spielman go earlier in the week.

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  Vikings | MIN requests interviews with two    Thu Jan 13, 08:05 AM

Philadelphia Eagles executives Catherine Raiche and Brandon Brown have been requested for interviews for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager position.

Footballguys view: Raiche has experience working in the CFL and the XFL before getting on board with the Eagles back in 2019. She is a lawyer and could end up getting the Vikings GM job. If not, it may not be long before Raiche is running a team in the NFL.

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  Vikings | Future contract for Kyle Hinton    Wed Jan 12, 06:30 PM

Free-agent OG Kyle Hinton signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Jan. 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Minnesota signs eight to future deals    Mon Jan 10, 07:57 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Tuf Borland, CB Myles Dorn, WR Trishton Jackson, WR Myron Mitchell, CB Parry Nickerson, OT Timon Parris, RB A.J. Rose and DT T.J. Smith signed Reserve/Future contracts Monday, Jan. 10. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Minnesota cleaning house    Mon Jan 10, 09:38 AM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman were fired Monday, Jan. 10.

Footballguys view: Zimmer could not get his defense on track for two seasons, largely due to injuries and ineffectiveness. Couple that with an offense who couldn't overcome their defensive deficiencies and you can see why the Vikings move on from Zimmer after eight seasons. They'll have QB Kirk Cousins for at least one more year as his contract is too big to trade away. We'll see if they hire a more offensive minded head coach who can make the most of the weapons on the roster.

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  Vikings | Week 18 Vikings game recap    Sun Jan 9, 04:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 14-for-22 for 250 yards and three touchdowns against the Chicago Bears in Week 18. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 79 yards on 14 carries and caught one pass for three yards. WR Justin Jefferson caught five passes for 107 yards and one touchdown on seven targets. WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette caught three passes for 103 yards and one touchdown on three targets, while WR K.J. Osborn caught one pass for 21 yards and one touchdown on four targets during the game.

Footballguys view: This game was likely Mike Zimmer's last as the Vikings head coach. Cousins still has a year left on his contract, but might not be the long term choice of the new head coach, assuming Zimmer is gone. Osborn had a good year as the #3 receiver after the team took him in the fifth round in 2020, and should remain in that role going forward.

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  Vikings | Week 18 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Jan 9, 11:38 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Mackensie Alexander, DL Michael Pierce, QB Kellen Mond, RB Wayne Gallman, OG Wyatt Davis, CB Kris Boyd and TE Zach Davidson inactive for Week 18.

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  Vikings | Tye Smith fined    Sun Jan 9, 09:18 AM

Minnesota Vikings CB Tye Smith was fined $5,500 by the National Football League for committing unnecessary roughness in Week 17's game versus the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Three players added to 53-man roster    Sat Jan 8, 04:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings practice squad TE Zach Davidson and DE Kenny Willekes were signed to the 53-man roster Saturday, Jan. 8. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The team also activated TE Ben Ellefson (knee, foot) from the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Vikings | Two players off COVID list    Sat Jan 8, 04:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Christian Darrisaw and OG Ezra Cleveland were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jan. 8.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Week 18 injury report    Fri Jan 7, 02:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Kris Boyd (ribs) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 18 versus the Chicago Bears. DT Michael Pierce (illness) also did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle) did not practice Friday, Jan. 7, and is listed as questionable. OG Wyatt Davis (illness) practiced in full for a second straight day on Friday but is also listed as questionable. CB Cameron Dantzler (calf) and RB Kene Nwangwu (hamstring) practiced in full on Friday and has been removed from the injury report. TE Luke Stocker (elbow), OT Brian O'Neill (non-injury), LB Nick Vigil (non-injury) and QB Kirk Cousins (non-illness) were not given a practice designation on Friday but are expected to play.

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  Vikings | Thursday practice report for Vikings    Thu Jan 6, 06:09 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Kris Boyd (ribs) and DT Michael Pierce (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 6. CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle), CB Cameron Dantzler (calf), RB Kene Nwangwu (hamstring) and TE Luke Stocker (elbow) were limited during practice. OG Wyatt Davis (illness) fully participated in practice.

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  Vikings | Harrison Hand added to virus list    Thu Jan 6, 05:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Harrison Hand landed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Jan. 6.

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  Vikings | Minnesota brings two off of COVID IR    Thu Jan 6, 01:01 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and OT Brian O'Neill were activated from the Reserve/COVID list on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Footballguys view: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer insists that he's not going to play young players, like rookie QB Kellen Mond, in a meaningless Week 18 game. That means Cousins is going to be out there slinging the rock for the Vikings in the season finale. Cousins has a $45 million cap hit with $45 million remaining in dead money in 2022. That means he'll be back for one more season in Minnesota.

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  Vikings | Bryan Mills signed to Minnesota's practice squad    Wed Jan 5, 10:55 PM

Free-agent CB Bryan Mills (Browns) signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad Wednesday, Jan. 5. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Vikings | Tashawn Bower on COVID list    Wed Jan 5, 09:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Tashawn Bower was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings    Wed Jan 5, 06:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Kris Boyd (ribs), OG Wyatt Davis (illness), DT Michael Pierce (illness) and TE Luke Stocker (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 5. CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle), CB Cameron Dantzler (calf), RB Kene Nwangwu (hamstring), OT Brian O'Neill (non-injury) and LB Nick Vigil (non-injury) were limited during practice.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins listed as limited    Wed Jan 5, 06:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins (non-injury) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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  Vikings | Chris Herndon put on virus list    Tue Jan 4, 06:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Chris Herndon was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Jan. 4.

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  Vikings | Patrick Jones back on roster    Mon Jan 3, 07:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings DE Patrick Jones II was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Jan. 3.

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  Vikings | Minnesota moves on from Kyle Sloter    Mon Jan 3, 04:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kyle Sloter was waived Monday, Jan. 3.

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  Vikings | Six COVID-related moves for Minnesota    Mon Jan 3, 04:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks, OT Brian O'Neill, OG Ezra Cleveland, OT Christian Darrisaw and S Camryn Bynum were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Jan. 3. DE Patrick Jones II was activated from the same list.

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  Vikings | Tyler Conklin accounts for 47 yards    Mon Jan 3, 01:02 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) had five receptions for 47 yards in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers.

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  Vikings | K.J. Osborn scores lone touchdown    Mon Jan 3, 12:53 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR K.J. Osborn had three catches, 50 yards and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17.

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  Vikings | Six grabs for Justin Jefferson    Mon Jan 3, 12:39 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson had six receptions for 58 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 2. Jefferson was targeted 11 times.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook locked down    Mon Jan 3, 12:19 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook carried the ball nine times for 13 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17. He also caught three passes for zero yards.

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  Vikings | Sean Mannion throws for 189 yards in loss    Mon Jan 3, 12:10 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sean Mannion completed 22 of 36 passes for 189 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 2. He also ran twice for 14 yards.

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  Vikings | Week 17 Minnesota Vikings inactives    Sun Jan 2, 06:54 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Michael Pierce, DE Tashawn Bower, CB Cameron Dantzler, RB Wayne Gallman, OG Wyatt Davis and QB Kyle Sloter inactive for Week 17.

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  Vikings | Tyler Conklin likely to play    Sun Jan 2, 10:46 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 17's game against the Green Bay Packers, according to a source.

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  Vikings | Michael Pierce to miss Week 17    Sat Jan 1, 05:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Michael Pierce (illness) has been ruled out of the Week 17 game because of an illness.

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  Vikings | Olisaemeka Udoh cleared to return    Sat Jan 1, 04:53 PM

Minnesota Vikings OT Olisaemeka Udoh was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jan. 1.

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  Vikings | Sean Mannion to start in Week 17    Sat Jan 1, 09:59 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sean Mannion will start Week 17's game against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. QB Kellen Mond will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback.

Footballguys view: Mannion is a seasoned veteran with three games of starting experience. He hasn't been good in those starts, so downgrade all Vikings skill position players for Week 17. On the flip side, upgrade the Packers defense this week.

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  Vikings | Minnesota activates a pair    Fri Dec 31, 09:35 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sean Mannion and OT Rashod Hill were activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 replacement Friday, Dec. 31.

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  Vikings | Dalvin Cook on track to play    Fri Dec 31, 07:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 31, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's injury report for Week 17    Fri Dec 31, 03:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler (calf) did not practice for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 31, and is listed as doubtful for Week 17 versus the Green Bay Packers. DT Michael Pierce (illness) did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable. LB Chazz Surratt (illness) and TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) were upgraded to a full practice on Friday but are also listed as questionable. S Harrison Smith (foot, shoulder), FB C.J. Ham (hamstring), RB Dalvin Cook (illness) and RB Kene Nwangwu (hamstring) practiced in full on Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Vikings | Kirk Cousins out for Week 17    Fri Dec 31, 10:46 AM

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Dec. 31, and he's out for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said QB Sean Mannion will start in Week 17 against the Packers. We wanted to see rookie QB Kellen Mond but oh well, Mannion gets the nod instead. Downgrade WR Justin Jefferson with Mannion running the show.

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  Vikings | Nick Vigil heads to virus list    Thu Dec 30, 10:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings LB Nick Vigil was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dec. 30.

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  Vikings | Full practice for Dalvin Cook    Thu Dec 30, 06:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 30.

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  Vikings | Thursday's practice report for Minnesota    Thu Dec 30, 05:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 30. LB Chazz Surratt (illness) and TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring) were limited. S Harrison Smith (foot, shoulder), FB C.J. Ham (hamstring), RB Dalvin Cook (illness) and RB Kene Nwangwu (hamstring) practiced in full.

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  Vikings | Ben Ellefson designated to return    Thu Dec 30, 01:55 AM

Minnesota Vikings TE Ben Ellefson (knee, foot) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list on Wednesday, Dec. 29.

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  Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings    Wed Dec 29, 06:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Tyler Conklin (hamstring), S Harrison Smith (foot, shoulder) and LB Chazz Surratt (illness) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29. FB C.J. Ham (hamstring) and RB Kene Nwangwu (hamstring) were limited during practice.

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