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Vikings face familiar question with kicker Bailey ahead of free agency

Vikings face familiar question with kicker Bailey ahead of free agency

We could see musical chairs among kickers around the league with the Vikings among teams likely eyeing free-agent options led by Matt Bryant, Stephen Gostkowski, Robbie Gould and Bailey.


Deadlines, key dates, NFL Combine: What's ahead for the Vikings?

Deadlines, key dates, NFL Combine: What's ahead for the Vikings?

This time around, the Vikings won’t be guaranteeing anybody $84 million. But some pivotal roster decisions need to be made in the coming weeks.


Upgrading the offensive line? Ten men who could help the Vikings

Upgrading the offensive line? Ten men who could help the Vikings

The best offensive linemen typically don’t become available, but there are more than a handful of probable unrestricted free agents who could intrigue the Vikings.


Back-up QB Sloter welcomes Kubiaks to Vikings, has huge aspirations

Back-up QB Sloter welcomes Kubiaks to Vikings, has huge aspirations

The Vikings’ hiring of Gary and Klint Kubiak was welcome news to Kyle Sloter, who has big goals for someone who has never taken a snap during a regular-season NFL game.


Griffen's contract puts status with Vikings in question for 2019

Minnesota Vikings Everson Griffen.

While the contract did extend the marriage between the Vikings and Griffen on paper, its structure did something else: It guaranteed the Vikings the kind of leverage they could exert over Griffen in the coming weeks.


Source: Vikings pondering a change with left tackle Reiff

Source: Vikings pondering a change with left tackle Reiff

Riley Reiff had a poor second season in Minnesota plagued by a foot injury he played through during the first half of the schedule.


Hutchinson falls one step short of Hall of Fame

Steve Hutchinson

Former Vikings guard Steve Hutchinson will have to wait at least another year on the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But there is some good news for Hutch and his fans.


Cook could take off in Vikings' revamped offense in 2019

Cook could take off in Vikings' revamped offense in 2019

Teams coached by recently added assistant Gary Kubiak teams have long prioritized zone running schemes that helped make Terrell Davis a Hall of Famer and turned Arian Foster into an elite rusher.


Vikings grades: O'Neill a silver lining for the offensive line

Vikings grades: O'Neill a silver lining for the offensive line

The surprising emergence of rookie Brian O’Neill as a starter at right tackle was the sole bright spot in an offensive line that clearly needs more help before the 2019 season.


Vikings grades: Thielen, Diggs were lifelines in a troubled season

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, left, reached for Adam Thielen after catching a 13 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.

Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs became only the seventh duo in NFL history to each catch 100 passes apiece in a season.


Vikings grades: Rudolph, Cook filled underwhelming roles

Vikings grades: Rudolph, Cook filled underwhelming roles

Talent wasn’t the issue for Vikings' tight ends and running backs. But opportunities and situations were consistent limits.


Vikings grades: Cousins' season was a bust when it mattered the most

Vikings grades: Cousins' season was a bust when it mattered the most

The Vikings collectively failed during Kirk Cousins' first season in Minnesota, with the team ranking 19th in scoring and 26th in both third downs and in red zone performance.


Vikings grades: Safety Smith leads a deep secondary

Vikings grades: Safety Smith leads a deep secondary

The Vikings defense became the NFL’s first since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1998 and 1999 to force the fewest passing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.


Vikings grades: Linebacker Barr's season leaves you wanting more

Vikings grades: Linebacker Barr's season leaves you wanting more

At the center of the Vikings’ defensive issues to begin 2018 were a pair of linebackers either running toward or put into the wrong places at the wrong times.


Vikings grades: Hunter among the elite; others on defensive line struggle

Vikings grades: Hunter among the elite; others on defensive line struggle

Danielle Hunter emerged as one of the top pass rushers in the NFL while several others on the defensive line didn't stand out during the disappointing season.


Offensive coordinator candidate Koetter reportedly has another offer

Offensive coordinator candidate Koetter reportedly has another offer

Former Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter, whose name emerged Monday as a candidate to replace Kevin Stefanski with the Vikings, reportedly has a job offer from Atlanta.


Vikings' Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith voted second-team All-Pro

Vikings' Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith voted second-team All-Pro

Danielle Hunter can add an All-Pro selection to his career year. Hunter was voted as a second-team All-Pro pick by a national panel of 50…


Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes: 'Lesson learned' about rushing back from injuries

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes: 'Lesson learned' about rushing back from injuries

A year after being named a first-team All-Pro cornerback, Xavier Rhodes had a career-low seven pass deflections in 14 games for the Vikings this season.…


Several decisions await Vikings after disappointing season — starting at top

Several decisions await Vikings after disappointing season — starting at top

The Vikings' fall, from a 13-3 season in 2017 to an 8-7-1 record and missing the playoffs in 2018, is bound to produce offseason questions.…


Vikings-Bears inactives: Xavier Rhodes will not play

Vikings-Bears inactives: Xavier Rhodes will not play

Rookie cornerback Holton Hill will be put in another big spot Sunday against the Bears, since the Vikings' top corner is inactive. Xavier Rhodes will…