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Vikings players Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo have surgery

Harrison Smith

Starting safeties Andrew Sendejo and Harrison Smith both had recent offseason surgeries, but are expected to return to full strength before training camp, an NFL…


Mike Zimmer: 'I want Teddy. I don't want him going somewhere else.'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer paused and gathered his thoughts before making it clear he’s still very much a fan of Teddy Bridgewater despite his appreciation for how well Sam Bradford has filled in.


NFL passes eight new rules, three bylaw proposals and a resolution

PHOENIX — NFL owners have passed eight new rules, three bylaw proposals and one resolution during today's action at the annual league meetings. Meanwhile, Commissioner…


Bridgewater update: Vikings staff encouraged by look at QB's rehab

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater puts his game face on during warm ups before the 1st preseason game of the season. ] Minnesota Vikings -vs- Pittsburgh Steelers, 2015 NFL Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio Brian.Peterson@startribune.com Canton, OH - 8/9/2015

General manager Rick Spielman, at the NFL owners’ meetings, said he watched quarterback Teddy Bridgewater work out last week and was impressed with what he saw.


Mark Wilf: 'We want our face of the franchise to be a Lombardi Trophy'

Wilf was asked who would replace Adrian Peterson as “the face of the franchise,” something the star running back has been since the day he was drafted in 2007.


Vikings work overtime scouting young veteran free agents

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and his top assistant, George Paton, attended the NFL combine for young veterans that was held Saturday and Sunday in Phoenix.


Wilfs jumpstart campaign to get Jim Marshall into the Hall of Fame

December 22, 1974 Jim Marshall (70) and Wally Hilgenberg (58) loomed in front of St. Louis's Terry Metcalf Saturday, holding him to short yardage. December 21, 1974 John Croft, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Marshall, a two-time Pro Bowler, held the record for consecutive games played for a position player at 282 until Brett Favre broke the record in 2009 en route to 299.


Updates: Vikings predraft visits, private workouts for 2017

Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans

While free agency recently garnered the headlines, the Vikings also have been quietly gathering more information on the prospects they are eyeing for April’s NFL draft.


Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman is a free agent, one of several the Vikings could lose to another team.

Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for 2017.


Adrian Peterson disputes report of $8M contract demand

Adrian Peterson, who turned 32 this week, took to Twitter to dispute reports that he’s demanding at least an $8 million salary in the first year to play for a team this season.


Vikings waive defensive lineman Scott Crichton

The Vikings have waived former third-round draft pick Scott Crichton. In 2014, coach Mike Zimmer’s first year in Minnesota,


Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

Defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to a pay cut, signing a one-year extension with the Vikings that technically keeps him under contract through 2018 but slashes his 2017 base salary


Will Bradford's backup be Heinicke, a veteran addition or a draft pick?

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.

The Vikings at some point figure to add another quarterback to their roster because they only have three and Teddy Bridgewater's status is in doubt.


Zimmer excited about Murray's potential, several backs in NFL draft

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans in the first quarter of the AFC Wild Card Playoff at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. The Texans won, 27-14. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1195715

While he didn't mention Adrian Peterson by name, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that “not having to substitute [for Latavius Murray] on third downs” will be “big.”


Zimmer welcomes Vikings' new players, ponders other possible changes

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer

In an interview on KFAN, Mike Zimmer talked about the Vikings' new offensive linemen, Latavius Murray and the team's wide receiver situation


'Unfinished business.' Thielen looks at his future with the Vikings

Wide receiver Adam Thielen has gone from being an undrafted free agent to a wide receiver worthy of a three-year contract.


Floyd one of many Vikings defensive tackles in a contract year

Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd

Defensive tackle Datone Jones signed with the Vikings last week in part because he feels they will give him the best chance to prove himself. He is by no means the only one in a prove-it year.


Little love so far, so what's next for Adrian Peterson?

As Peterson continues to wait for an NFL team to express serious interest in adding him to their backfield, one wonders if he might have to sit tight until summer.


One day after visiting Vikings, tight end Cook signs with Raiders

In eight NFL seasons, Jared Cook has totaled 303 catches for 3,880 yards and 17 touchdowns. He spent last season with the Packers


Rick Spielman confirms that Adrian Peterson won't return to Vikings

Rick Spielman, speaking with local media on a conference call, confirmed the obvious when he said that the signing of running back Latavius Murray means that Adrian Peterson won’t be back in 2017.