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Vikings mailbag: How do contract situations for Spielman, Zimmer impact decisions?

Both Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer are under contract through the 2020 seasons after one-year options were exercised for

Every year, it seems more than half of NFL teams need to ‘win now’ to avoid calls for change. How intertwined are the futures of the Vikings head coach and general manager?


Vikings can plan on more tough decisions with 2020 salary cap

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph stood with cornerback Xavier Rhodes during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp.

Riley Reiff, Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph and Xavier Rhodes — who will all be at least 30 years old and carry salary-cap numbers of at least $12.9 million in 2020 — could be candidates for release or restructured deals.


Busy day for rookie defensive backs at Vikings minicamp

Busy day for rookie defensive backs at Vikings minicamp

Undrafted rookie safety Isaiah Wharton won one for the defense, cutting in front of receiver Olabisi Johnson for an interception under the goal posts


Former tight end Jordan to be inducted into Vikings ring of honor

Former tight end Jordan to be inducted into Vikings ring of honor

Steve Jordan will be honored at the Vikings’ Oct. 24 game against Washington. He played for 13 years in Minnesota after he was a seventh-round pick out of Brown University in 1982.


Backup quarterbacks weather attrition, inconsistency at minicamp

Backup quarterbacks weather attrition, inconsistency at minicamp

There were highs and lows on Tuesday among the three quarterbacks vying to be the main backup to Kirk Cousins for the 2019 Vikings season.


Zimmer, Thielen welcome kids to Vikings' facility for twin football camps

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer shares a laugh with tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) during an NFL organized training activity in Eden Prairie, Mi

On the final weekend before the NFL enters the most dormant phase of its calendar, the Vikings’ Eagan headquarters is a hotbed for local youth football players.


Zimmer on adjusting defense, the No. 2 QB issue and more from OTAs

Zimmer on adjusting defense, the No. 2 QB issue and more from OTAs

Mike Zimmer said he spent time this offseason studying other NFL defenses to pick up ideas, including how other defenses countered plays the Vikings saw often last season.


O'Neill returns from injury; Vikings young tight ends earn praise at OTAs

O'Neill returns from injury; Vikings young tight ends earn praise at OTAs

Second-round draft pick Irv Smith Jr. and the second-year player Ty Conklin drew praise from coaches and teammates during and after Wednesday's practice.


Receiver carousel turns as Diggs doesn't attend Wednesday's OTA

Receiver carousel turns as Diggs doesn't attend Wednesday's OTA

Stefon Diggs skipped the first two OTAs after participating sparingly in the Vikings offseason program that started last month.. That focused attention on competition for other receiver spots on the team.


Kearse looking for more action as Vikings slot defender in 2019

Kearse looking for more action as Vikings slot defender in 2019

When Organized Team Activities begin next week, Jayron Kearse expects to be one of a few Vikings vying for playing time as the nickel defensive back.


Source: Rudolph contract talks with Vikings tabled, trade rumors linger

Source: Rudolph contract talks with Vikings tabled, trade rumors linger

It’s looking more likely tight end Kyle Rudolph may have to accept a hometown discount to avoid being traded or released by the Vikings.


Vikings sign ex-South Dakota St. player Keely after tryout

Vikings sign ex-South Dakota St. player Keely after tryout

The Vikings signed one more player Wednesday after last weekend's tryouts. Former University of Alabama-Birmingham defensive end Stacy Keely earned a spot on the 90-man…


After the draft: A look at the Vikings' depth chart

After the draft: A look at the Vikings' depth chart

When the Vikings gather for their first 2019 workouts later this month, coaches will have a dozen practices to sort out some mysteries on the current 90-man roster.


Vikings sign former Rutgers cornerback after rookie minicamp

Vikings sign former Rutgers cornerback after rookie minicamp

The Vikings signed former Rutgers cornerback Isaiah Wharton following a three-day rookie minicamp in which Wharton was among more than 30 players participating.


Zimmer: Vikings 'working on' adding kicking coach to staff

Zimmer: Vikings 'working on' adding kicking coach to staff

The Vikings ranked last in field goal percentage last season, at the start of which rookie Daniel Carlson was cut after missing three field goals vs. Green Bay.


Vikings sign eight of 12 draft picks; first-rounder Bradbury unsigned

Vikings sign eight of 12 draft picks; first-rounder Bradbury unsigned

A day before rookies take the field in Eagan for the start of a three-day rookie minicamp, the Vikings front office began signing its 12-man draft class.


Trade Rudolph? Which NFL teams would be the best partners?

Trade Rudolph? Which NFL teams would be the best partners?

A deal for Kyle Rudolph, who has made his desire known to restructure his contract if that’s what keeps his family in Minnesota, would clear more than $7 million in Vikings' cap space.


Texas cornerback Boyd leads Vikings' four picks in final round of draft

Texas cornerback Boyd leads Vikings' four picks in final round of draft

Texas cornerback Kris Boyd comes from a family of athletes, including a cousin in former Pro Bowl cornerback Bobby Taylor.


Sixth-round haul: Vikings add defensive tackle, safety, offensive tackle

Sixth-round haul: Vikings add defensive tackle, safety, offensive tackle

The Vikings took defensive tackle Armon Watts out of Arkansas with the first of three sixth-round picks on Saturday, and followed by taking a safety from Wyoming and a 323-pound offensive tackle from Elon University.


Vikings draft 1st defensive player, USC's Cameron Smith, in 5th round

Southern California linebacker Cameron Smith talks to the media during USC Pro Day, Wednesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Pro Day is intended

Smith finished his USC career with 26.5 tackles for a loss, 11 of which came when he was the Trojans’ leading tackler as a junior.