Access Vikings | Star Tribune
Access Vikings

Access Vikings


Another one? Why Vikings keep looking for defensive backfield help

Minnesota Vikings teammates celebrated with defensive back Anthony Harris (41) after he intercepted a third quarter pass intended for Arizona Cardinal

This NFL draft class is regarded as deep at cornerback and, in particular, safety, where the Vikings may seek to bolster its depth because of departures and contract issues.


2019 Vikings schedule: What are the toughest games, key matchups, best road trips?

2019 Vikings schedule: What are the toughest games, key matchups, best road trips?

Before the draft, and well before the commencement of injuries that inevitably alter the course of a NFL season — the Vikings’ 2019 schedule is the league’s eighth-toughest


More competition coming at linebacker for Vikings?

The Minnesota Gophers are held their annual "Pro Day," where departing players work out for NFL scouts. Blake Cashman (left) had a very good trip to t

Eight linebackers in five drafts have answered calls from the Vikings under head coach Mike Zimmer. It’s a pretty secure bet another will be selected during next week’s draft.


Draft preview: Questions remain for Vikings beyond their star receivers

Draft preview: Questions remain for Vikings beyond their star receivers

Even though the Vikings have a couple of promising reserves, they could be on the lookout for an addition as a third wide receiver. Next week's draft offers some intriguing prospects.


Draft preview: Vikings have depth, options and bigger needs than a running back

Minnesota Vikings running back Mike Boone (44)

The Vikings have unrefined talent at the position in Mike Boone and Roc Thomas, both entering their second seasons, and veterans to back up Dalvin Cook as needed.


With Thielen signed, what's ahead for Vikings on the financial front?

With Thielen signed, what's ahead for Vikings on the financial front?

It’s entirely possible Adam Thielen’s new deal will be obsolete in a couple years. But that’s not the whole point as the Vikings look to their future.


Harris, Mannion among four signing one-year Vikings deals

Minnesota Vikings defensive back Anthony Harris (41) breaks up a second quarter pass to New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11), forcin

Two players from last season's team and two new faces now give the Vikings 67 players on the roster heading into next week's NFL draft and college free agent signings.


Draft preview: Will the Vikings look into their future at quarterback?

Draft preview: Will the Vikings look into their future at quarterback?

The Vikings’ commitment to quarterback Kirk Cousins, a three-year, $84 million bet on the team’s readiness to win now, has ripple effects throughout the roster.


Do the Vikings need to draft another tight end?

Do the Vikings need to draft another tight end?

The Vikings haven’t invested a top draft pick in a tight end since selecting Kyle Rudolph in 2011’s second round. Is it time to look to the future?


Vikings open preseason schedule vs. Saints, former teammates

Vikings open preseason schedule vs. Saints, former teammates

Running back Latavius Murray, punt returner Marcus Sherels and guard Nick Easton signed with the Saints in the offseason.


Vikings sign two more defenders from defunct football league

Vikings sign two more defenders from defunct football league

The Vikings have now signed five defenders from the now-defunct Alliance of American Football league that played its last game on March 31.


Vikings to sign pass rusher Schult from Northern Iowa, defunct league

Vikings to sign pass rusher Schult from Northern Iowa, defunct league

Defensive end Karter Schult, who tried out for the Vikings during a rookie minicamp last year, is expected to sign with the team.


Zimmer on Rhodes: 'He needs to play up to his ability level'

Zimmer on Rhodes: 'He needs to play up to his ability level'

Mike Zimmer told reporters on Tuesday that the Vikings' highly paid cornerback “needs to play better,” and added he’ll make sure that happens. "We're paying him a lot of money."


Vikings giving Kline $7.25 million in guaranteed money

Vikings giving Kline $7.25 million in guaranteed money

In crafting a deal that would be competitive enough to bring Josh Kline to Minnesota, the Vikings guaranteed $7.25 million to the recently released Titans guard.


Vikings hosting former Jaguars lineman Tyler Shatley on visit

Vikings hosting former Jaguars lineman Tyler Shatley on visit

After signing Josh Kline to a three-year deal on Wednesday, the Vikings are back on the hunt for affordable offensive linemen.


Source: Sherels agrees to deal with Saints

Source: Sherels agrees to deal with Saints

Marcus Sherels agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Saints on Thursday, according to a league source, ending a nine-year run with the Vikings.


Vikings seeking backup quarterback after Siemian agrees with Jets

Vikings seeking backup quarterback after Siemian agrees with Jets

Trevor Siemian, 27, agreed to a one-year deal with New York on Wednesday during a free-agent visit, leaving the Vikings in the market for a backup to Kirk Cousins.


Barr looks good amid struggling, failing draft picks from 2014, 2015

Barr looks good amid struggling, failing draft picks from 2014, 2015

With Blake Bortles, Kevin White and Ereck Flowers all being flushed in the past week, nine of those 20 top-10 picks now have been moved or been allowed to move on from the teams that drafted them.


Vikings bring in guard Kline on free-agent visit

Vikings bring in guard Kline on free-agent visit

As the Vikings sort through their options to help their offensive line, they brought in former Titans guard Josh Kline for a free-agent visit Tuesday.


Mailbag: What could Vikings get for trading a starting cornerback?

Mailbag: What could Vikings get for trading a starting cornerback?

Could the Vikings still make a splash by trading from a deep cornerback position to fill needs? That question and more get addressed here.