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Reporter/Columnist | Vikings/NFL

Mark Craig covers the NFL and the Vikings.


PGA Tour event could be coming to Minnesota in 2019

If Houston can't lock in a tournament sponsor by June 1, it could lose its PGA Tour stop. Will Minnesota finally swoop in to secure a long-term spot on the calendar?


Vikings give undrafted receiver Chad Beebe a chance

He was one of four tryout players signed by the Vikings.


Undrafted Boone seized helping hand in making the jump to Vikings

Vikings Insider: With modest college stats and no NFL scouting combine invite, running back Mike Boone needed a head-turning performance to get a pro tryout.


Ex-Vikings coordinator Shurmur gets dealt nice hand with Giants

NFL Insider: Upgraded talent, stronger coaching and better luck with injuries would put Pat Shurmur much closer to the 11-5 team in 2016 than the 2017 Giants.


South Dakota State's Goedert caught in middle of trade-happy draft

NFL insider: Dallas Goedert's surprise rise took another twist as teams became aggressive dealmakers during the three-day event.


Vikings' top pick Hughes got needed reboot at 'Opportunity U.S.A.'

NFL Insider: Vikings first-round draft pick Mike Hughes wouldn't have reached his highest point as a football player if a longtime junior college coach named Jeff Sims


First-round reactions: Browns botch both No. 1 and No. 4 picks

NFL Insider: Proving the worthlessness of months of NFL mock drafts, the Browns stunned everyone by selecting Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield with the first pick.


'We're no Wall of America.' Vikings know they must learn from collapse

Vikings Insider: In their final six quarters — the 29-24 "Minneapolis Miracle" victory over the Saints and the 38-7 NFC Championship Game loss at Philadelphia — the Vikings gave up 62 points.


Mock, mock. (Who's there?) Our quarterback-centric mock draft

Star Tribune pro football writer Mark Craig sees an NFL draft in which the first round is dominated by the selection of quarterbacks, both in numbers and where they'll pick, So what's the Vikings' angle?


Travel back in time to a simpler NFL draft

Landmark football draft of 1967 barely made a ripple.