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Finally full strength: Joseph back at practice after grueling rehab

Finally full strength: Joseph back at practice after grueling rehab

Walking off the practice field Thursday after going through team drills for the first time, Joseph finally opened up about his offseason road to recovery.


Who'll make the cut? Here's a 53-man Vikings roster projection

Who'll make the cut? Here's a 53-man Vikings roster projection

Half of the preseason has already been played. What better time to unveil the Star Tribune’s regular-season roster projection for the 2019 Vikings?


O'Neill, Joseph will not play for Vikings vs. Seahawks

O'Neill, Joseph will not play for Vikings vs. Seahawks

The Vikings listed nine players not expected to play during Sunday night’s exhibition against the Seahawks.


Vikings sign former Gophers tight end Nate Wozniak as a tackle

The Vikings have a former Gophers player on the roster once again. Former Gophers tight end Nate Wozniak, who went undrafted in 2018 and transitioned…


Shamar Stephen activated from non-football injury list

Shamar Stephen activated from non-football injury list

The 2014 seventh-round pick is expected to step into the starting role vacated by Sheldon Richardson.


More receiver competition: Zylstra returns to field after injury

More receiver competition: Zylstra returns to field after injury

Concordia-Moorhead graduate Brandon Zylstra, who had a nagging left hamstring injury, passed his physical and ran routes with the second-team offense on Monday.


Source: Vikings work out cornerback Morris Claiborne

As the Vikings continue to look at veteran options for their defensive backfield, they spent some time with a former first-round pick on Friday.


Hughes, Morgan, three others sidelined as Vikings start full-squad workouts

Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes

In a new twist, Coach Mike Zimmer described Mike Hughes’ knee injury as “multi-ligament,” so more damage was done than to his ACL last season;


Vikings claim ex-Broncos, Jets running back Henderson off waivers

Vikings claim ex-Broncos, Jets running back Henderson off waivers

De’Angelo Henderson, a 2017 sixth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina, joins the Vikings backfield after he was waived by the Jets earlier this week.


Source: Vikings work out veteran defensive back Scandrick

Orlando Scandrick

With Holton Hill suspended for the first eight games of the season, following violations of the NFL's drug policies, the Vikings need secondary help.


Vikings, Air Force have agreement on long snapper's military service

Vikings, Air Force have agreement on long snapper's military service

Rookie Aaron Cutting has signed a four-year deal with the Vikings and will be allowed to play during the two-year commitment that's required of all service academy graduates.


Small number of Vikings single-game tickets to go on sale next week

Small number of Vikings single-game tickets to go on sale next week

These tickets are the only direct way remaining to attend a 2019 Vikings home game, with season tickets sold out and a waiting list exceeding 1,500 people.


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.