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Rick Spielman, Vikings playing with fire given their offseason so far

StarTribune.com (JIM SOUHAN) — This April, the GM needs to draft an offensive lineman or two who are capable of starting. Will he or not?
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Raiders sign LB Vontaze Burfict after release by Bengals

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
  • New: 5 hr 31 min ago

Rams sign longtime Packers LB Clay Matthews to 2-year deal

StarTribune.com (GREG BEACHAM) — Longtime Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams.
  • New: 6 hr 53 min ago

Still seeking stability at kicker, Vikings bring back Bailey

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a new contract with kicker Dan Bailey, the ninth-year veteran who was signed last season to replace struggling rookie Daniel Carlson.
  • New: 9 hr 13 min ago

Vikings hosting Josh Kline on free agent visit

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As the Vikings sort through their options to help their offensive line, they brought in former Titans guard Josh Kline for a free-agent visit Tuesday.
  • New: 9 hr 13 min ago

Vikings re-sign kicker Dan Bailey to one-year deal

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — His deal includes just $250,000 of guaranteed money, meaning the Vikings could make a kicker switch with few financial ramifications.
  • New: 9 hr 56 min ago

Josh Jacobs, other Alabama players participate in pro day

StarTribune.com (CODY ESTREMERA) — There was no shortage of NFL executives on hand to watch several Crimson Tide players workout during Alabama's pro day ahead of next month's NFL draft.
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1st day of play at Miami Open's new site washed out

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The first day of play at the Miami Open's new site has been washed out because of rain.
  • 12 hr 53 min ago

QB Fitzpatrick glad to be on move again, this time to Miami

StarTribune.com (STEVEN WINE) — Experience tells Ryan Fitzpatrick that his job with the Miami Dolphins might not last long.
  • 15 hr 13 min ago

Mailbag: What could the Vikings get for trading a starting cornerback?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — A week into NFL free agency, the Vikings were busy re-signing their own talent with only one external free-agent signing, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen, who was drafted by Minnesota in 2014....
  • 15 hr 51 min ago

Jets sign former Vikings OL Compton, re-sign LB Hewitt

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The New York Jets have signed former Vikings offensive lineman Tom Compton and re-signed linebacker Neville Hewitt.
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Jets sign former Vikings OL Compton, re-sign LB Hewitt

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The New York Jets have signed former Vikings offensive lineman Tom Compton and re-signed linebacker Neville Hewitt.
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Listen: Vikings double down on defense a week into NFL free agency

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune) — Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' offseason direction one week into NFL free agency and more than a month before the NFL draft.
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Vikings re-sign RB Abdullah, for depth behind Cook

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed running back Ameer Abdullah to a one-year contract, solidifying a complement to Dalvin Cook after the departure of Latavius Murray via free agency.
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Vikings re-sign RB Abdullah, for depth behind Cook

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed running back Ameer Abdullah to a one-year contract, solidifying a complement to Dalvin Cook after the departure of Latavius Murray via free agency.
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Vikings clearly relying on coaching to improve offensive line

StarTribune.com (Michael Rand) — Less than a week into free agency, the Vikings' philosophy for 2019 has taken shape. Namely: They're going to go with (and pay) the guys with whom they've had success in the past.That means, at...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Eagles bolster secondary with safety Andrew Sendejo

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Andrew Sendejo, who earlier this month was released by Minnesota.
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Eagles bolster secondary with safety Andrew Sendejo

StarTribune.com (Star Tribune Staff) — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Andrew Sendejo, who earlier this month was released by Minnesota.
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Vikings re-sign Abdullah; Sendejo and Compton headed to new teams

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Roster turnover continues for Vikings in free agency.
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Blog Articles

Vikings hosting Josh Kline on free agent visit

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — As the Vikings sort through their options to help their offensive line, they brought in former Titans guard Josh Kline for a free-agent visit Tuesday.
  • New: 9 hr 13 min ago

Mailbag: What could the Vikings get for trading a starting cornerback?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — A week into NFL free agency, the Vikings were busy re-signing their own talent with only one external free-agent signing, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen, who was drafted by Minnesota in 2014....
  • 15 hr 51 min ago

Former Vikings guard Nick Easton agrees to contract with New Orleans Saints

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Another Vikings player is headed to the Big Easy.A day after the Saints lost center Max Unger to retirement, New Orleans agreed to a four-year deal with Nick Easton, according to his agency JL...
  • 2 days ago

Anthony Barr's deal counts for just $5.6 million against Vikings' 2019 salary cap

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — While the Vikings' new deal with Anthony Barr will reward the linebacker handsomely — especially with the money it puts in his pocket this year — it also comes with a structure that should help...
  • 6 days ago
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Source: Anthony Barr spurns Jets, returns to Vikings

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — A day after Anthony Barr, the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, had reportedly agreed to sign a multi-year contract with the New York Jets, it appears he got cold feet.Barr is in contract...
  • 7 days ago
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Reports: Anthony Barr's free agency decision in limbo, could return to Vikings

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — A day after Anthony Barr, the four-time Pro Bowl linebacker, had reportedly agreed to sign a multi-year contract with the New York Jets, it appears he got cold feet.Barr is in contract...
  • 7 days ago
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Ex-Vikings defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson expected to sign with the Browns

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings have now seen the two most drastic departures on defense since Mike Zimmer took the controls.Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson is expected to sign a three-year deal with the...
  • 7 days ago
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Report: Anthony Barr leaving Vikings to sign with the Jets

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Mike Zimmer's first Vikings draft pick will play for the Jets next season.Anthony Barr is expected to sign a lucrative multi-year contract with the New York Jets when free agency officially begins...
  • 8 days ago
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Vikings planning to bring back Shamar Stephen

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — While it remains to be seen whether the Vikings have the financial room to bring back defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, they closed in on a familiar face to help bolster the position.According...
  • 8 days ago
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Bargain shopping: Second-wave NFL free agents who could intrigue Vikings

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — NFL free agents can officially agree to new contracts with other teams starting Monday and sign Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Vikings are not expected to be major players this year in the first wave,...
  • 8 days ago
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NFL Draft's 'outstanding' defensive line class draws Vikings' attention

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — INDIANAPOLIS — The Vikings left the NFL scouting combine having made a strong impression on one of the many talented defensive linemen in a heralded NFL Draft class.Versatile Texas defensive...
  • 12 days ago
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Vikings re-sign exclusive rights free agent fullback C.J. Ham, punter Matt Wile

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The Vikings' front office made its first moves of free agency Wednesday in re-signing two exclusive rights free agents.Fullback C.J. Ham and punter Matt Wile have been retained on one-year...
  • 13 days ago
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Mike Zimmer seeking answers to Vikings' hamstring problem

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — INDIANAPOLIS —Mike Zimmer is seeking answers to the Vikings' hamstring issues from last season, even though he said they had an average amount. Dalvin Cook, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks were...
  • 13 days ago
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Former Vikings great Randy Moss helping WR Andy Isabella turn heads before NFL Draft

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — INDIANAPOLIS – Andy Isabella is an unassuming 5 feet, 9 inches and 188 pounds, but Randy Moss has taken notice. The NFL world, including the Vikings, have too as he sprints up draft boards with...
  • 14 days ago
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'Hopeful' for opener: Mike Hughes' recovery a factor in Vikings cornerback picture

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — INDIANAPOLIS — When Mike Zimmer took a brief moment Thursday during his 20-minute media session to lament criticism over the Vikings drafting cornerback Mike Hughes in last year's first round...
  • 18 days ago
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Mailbag: 'Other than offensive line,' what positions will Vikings address?

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — INDIANAPOLIS – Hello from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, where the offseason begins in earnest. From @ASinnen: We all obviously know how bad O-line help is needed (@RandBall), but where...
  • 19 days ago
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Vikings' pending free agent Nick Easton will be medically cleared, Rick Spielman says

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly seven months after Nick Easton underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, the 26-year-old guard is expected to be medically cleared to continue his playing...
  • 20 days ago
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Five Vikings storylines at this week's NFL Scouting Combine

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — The NFL offseason picks up speed this week with the start of the scouting combine on Tuesday. More than 300 of college football's best players will be ushered through Indianapolis, where the...
  • 21 days ago
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How the Vikings could fit a new Adam Thielen deal in their 2019 salary cap picture

StarTribune.com (Ben Goessling) — Among the pieces of business facing the Vikings before the new league year begins on March 11 — the status of pending free agents like Anthony Barr and Sheldon Richardson, potential moves to clear...
  • 22 days ago
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Vikings turn to Rick Dennison, a man of 'persistence,' to fix run game and offensive line

StarTribune.com (Andrew Krammer) — Rick Dennison set up the perfect segue for his thoughts on the Vikings run game when talking the start of his NFL playing career, which began as an undrafted college tight end in 1982. A master's...
  • 25 days ago
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