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Vikings pick up options for Floyd, Rhodes; Patterson heading to free agency

StarTribune.com The Vikings have officially exercised the fifth-year options for two of their 2013 first-round draft picks, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. But they will not pick up...
  • 14 hr 24 min ago

Vikings sign sixth-round draft pick Moritz Boehringer

StarTribune.com Sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer has signed his rookie contract, the Vikings announced this evening. The German wide receiver is so fast, he is the first of the NFL’s 2016 draft picks to sign,...
  • 17 hr 25 min ago

Moritz Boehringer signs rookie contract with Vikings

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — The German wide receiver, selected in the sixth round of the NFL draft on Saturday, became the first player of this year's draft class to sign his contract.
  • 17 hr 36 min ago

Vikings consensus draft grade: B-minus

StarTribune.com NFL writers assigning letter grades to teams’ performances in the draft are pretty silly exercises for a number of reasons.First and foremost: there’s no possible way to know how a draft is going...
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Vikings to sign 10 undrafted free agents

StarTribune.com The Vikings just announced that they have officially agreed to terms with 10 undrafted free agents, including one former Gopher. Here is the full list:Keith Baxter, CB, MarshallKyle Carter, TE,...
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Vikings must make fifth-year-option decisions on 2013 first-rounders today

StarTribune.com The Vikings have until the end of today to officially decide whether they will pick up the fifth-year options for their three 2013 first-round draft picks, Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and...
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Big deal in Brainerd: 305-pound Joe Haeg of NDSU drafted by the Colts

StarTribune.com From being a walk-on at North Dakota State to a fifth-round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts, Joe Haeg's football journey has made the central Minnesota city happy.
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Vikings balance present and future with their draft picks

StarTribune.com GM Rick Spielman and Co. filled a big need while still adding some prospects.
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Twins, Wild, Vikings armed for varying degrees of success

StarTribune.com Three thoughts from the weekend about three local pro teams at much different points of existence:
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Vikings' draft extends their drive for offense this offseason

StarTribune.com The draft shows where their focus has been this offseason.
  • 2 days ago

Vikings wrap up their draft with Clemson safety Jayron Kearse

StarTribune.com The Vikings are done picking for the day and the 2016 draft is in the books.After a pair of trades with the Dolphins and Eagles, the Vikings dropped from the 186th pick in the sixth round to No....
  • 2 days ago

German WR Moritz Boehringer drafted by Vikings

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Moritz Boehringer's last competitive football came as a member of Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League. The next time he suits up, it will be with the Minnesota Vikings.
  • 2 days ago

Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in 6th round

StarTribune.com The Vikings just picked one of the most interesting players in this draft, selecting German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth round.Boehringer first started playing competitive...
  • 2 days ago

For Vikings draftee, biggest thrill might be meeting Adrian Peterson

StarTribune.com One of the nicer things for Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers about being drafted by the Vikings is getting to meet Adrian Peterson.Like Peterson, Brothers is an Oklahoma native, having grown...
  • 2 days ago

Vikings start draft's final day by picking offensive tackle Willie Beavers

StarTribune.com The Vikings in the fourth round selected offensive tackle Willie Beavers.Beavers, who played at Western Michigan, was named to the All-MAC first team in his senior season. He was second-team...
  • 3 days ago

Gophers cornerback Eric Murray selected by Kansas City in fourth round

StarTribune.com Murray was the first University of Minnesota player to be selected in the draft.
  • 3 days ago
Blog Articles

Vikings sign sixth-round draft pick Moritz Boehringer

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Sixth-round pick Moritz Boehringer has signed his rookie contract, the Vikings announced this evening. The German wide receiver is so fast, he is the first of the NFL’s 2016 draft picks to sign,...
  • 22 hr 26 min ago

Vikings reveal rookie free agent class

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings just announced that they have officially agreed to terms with 10 undrafted free agents, including one former Gopher. Here is the full list:Keith Baxter, CB, MarshallKyle Carter, TE,...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Vikings must make fifth-year-option decisions on 2013 first-rounders today

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have until the end of today to officially decide whether they will pick up the fifth-year options for their three 2013 first-round draft picks, who are Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Vikings wrap up their draft with Clemson safety Jayron Kearse

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings are done picking for the day and the 2016 draft is in the books.After a pair of trades with the Dolphins and Eagles, the Vikings dropped from the 186th pick in the sixth round to No....
  • 3 days ago

Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in 6th round

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings just picked one of the most interesting players in this draft, selecting German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth round.Boehringer first started playing competitive...
  • 3 days ago

For Vikings draftee, biggest thrill might be meeting Adrian Peterson

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — One of the nicer things for Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers about being drafted by the Vikings is getting to meet Adrian Peterson.Like Peterson, Brothers is an Oklahoma native, having grown...
  • 3 days ago

Vikings start draft's final day by picking offensive tackle Willie Beavers

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings in the fourth round selected offensive tackle Willie Beavers.Beavers, who played at Western Michigan, was named to the All-MAC first team in his senior season. He was second-team...
  • 3 days ago

Spielman explains logic behind trading out of the third round

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Curious as to what Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was thinking when he traded out of the third round Friday night?Well, here’s the man in his own words. He laid it out in his opening...
  • 3 days ago

Vikings draft Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander in Round Two

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — With their second-round selection, pick No. 54 overall, the Vikings drafted confident Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander this evening.Alexander was one of the top recruits in the country...
  • 3 days ago

Treadwell plans to build on budding mentorship under HOFer Carter

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Vikings first round draft pick Laquon Treadwell arrived in Minnesota this morning. He met with fans at a Buffalo Wild Wings. He took a tour of Winter Park. He met with the media. And he talked...
  • 4 days ago

Third-round nuggets are there for Vikings at pick No. 86

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Need a receiver in the third round? The Bills needed one in 1985 and grabbed a guy named Andre Reed 86th overall.Need a left tackle in the third round? The Rams needed one in 1976 and came away...
  • 4 days ago

Who might the Vikings draft on Day Two? Here are 10 possibilities

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — It is unclear if Laquon Treadwell was the top wide receiver on their draft board, but the Vikings were able to address their only glaring need by picking up a physical receiver with size in the...
  • 4 days ago

Can Vikings find another starter at pick No. 54 like they did in 2009?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings are set to make their second pick of the 2016 NFL draft tonight at No. 54 overall, a draft slot that has produced a few productive players over the past decade, including the team’s...
  • 4 days ago

Treadwell surprised he fell to Vikings but believes he's in 'right spot'

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Laquon Treadwell is the newest member of the Vikings organization after they drafted the Mississippi wide receiver with the 23rd overall pick.Treadwell, who was one of the prospects who visited...
  • 4 days ago

Final mock draft roundup: Two big receivers are popular Vikings picks

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — With the first round of the 2016 NFL draft now just several hours away, all of the draftniks around the country have hit send on their final first round mock drafts and released them into the...
  • 5 days ago
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Recent history suggests Vikings can expect solid player at pick No. 23

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings, barring another first-round trade, will be on the clock a little later on tonight with their 23rd overall pick. So what kind of talent can they expect to find in that slot? Let’s take...
  • 5 days ago

Vikings draft preview: Competition coming at kicker or at punter?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — In the days leading up to the 2016 NFL draft, which runs April 28-30, we will break down where the Vikings stand at each position group on the roster. Today, we close the series with a look at the...
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Spielman has gotten two calls from teams looking to move up to No. 23

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — If your NFL mock draft has the Vikings selecting a receiver at No. 23, their general manager just said hold your horses, fellas.“As I sit there, I enjoy reading the mock drafts and everybody out...
  • 7 days ago

Vikings draft preview: Search for 'the right guy' at strong safety continues

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — In the days leading up to the 2016 NFL draft, which runs April 28-30, we will break down where the Vikings stand at each position group on the roster. The Vikings have the 23rd overall pick....
  • 7 days ago

Vikings draft picks by the numbers

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Around this time every spring, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman declares that he wants to pick 10 players in the draft. And he usually pulls it off. The Vikings drafted 10 players apiece in...
  • 8 days ago