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Beefed up and healthy, former WSU Cougar Hercules Mata’afa vies for Vikings’ spot

Mata’afa had quite a spring for the Minnesota Vikings. Now up to 275 pounds – 20 to 25 pounds heavier than he was a year ago when he tore his …

Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

The Minnesota Vikings have been adjusting to yet another system this spring, with Kevin Stefanski their fourth offensive coordinator in five seasons. What actually helps is that the veteran players …

UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Vikings, Kyle Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to terms on a contract extension. The deal keeps the team’s longest-tenured offensive player in place despite a tight salary …

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph: ‘These guys expect to see me out here’

As a ninth-year veteran on an expiring contract with a team in a tight salary cap situation, tight end Kyle Rudolph has no guarantee he’ll get to continue his career …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Cap-strapped Vikings sign 1st-round pick Garrett Bradbury

The Minnesota Vikings have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury, the center from North Carolina State selected with the 18th overall pick. The Vikings also confirmed they restructured the contract …

Vikings add QB Jake Browning among undrafted rookies

The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Jake Browning, who went undrafted after a record-setting career at Washington. Browning will have the chance to compete with Sean Mannion …

Adam Thielen deal shows Vikings’ commitment to keep core together

Two years away from free agency, Adam Thielen was among the best bargains in the NFL. With a tight salary cap situation, the Minnesota Vikings could have waited to reward …

UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Vikings, Adam Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension

The Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Adam Thielen have agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension valued at $64 million. Thielen’s agency, The Institute for Athletes, announced the terms …

Vikings beat Lions 27-9 to move step closer to playoffs

Kirk Cousins threw a 44-yard Hail Mary to Kyle Rudolph as time expired in the first half to put the Minnesota Vikings ahead and they went on to beat the …

Vikings fire OC John DeFilippo after another flat performance

The Minnesota Vikings, still seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Another Monday night in Seattle ends with controversy

It’s almost a given now that a Monday night game played in Seattle is going to include some sort of wackiness.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey’s field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Playoff stakes high as Vikings travel to Seahawks

With where both the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks sit in the NFC standings, Monday night’s matchup might as well carry a playoff title.

NFL sacks leader Danielle Hunter ‘just lets it rip’ for Vikes

The physical attributes Danielle Hunter has used to amass his league-leading total of 11

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Cooper Kupp, Jared Goff propel Rams past Vikings, 38-31

Jared Goff passed for career highs of 465 yards and five touchdowns, winning a scintillating duel with Kirk Cousins and leading the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams to a 38-31 victory …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Vikings DE Everson Griffen remains out with mental health trouble

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen remains away from the team indefinitely because of mental health trouble that boiled over last weekend. Griffen will not travel with the Vikings for …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

Analysis: What we learned from the Seahawks’ 21-20 preseason loss to the Vikings

Michael Dickson wowed ‘em, K.J. Wright hit ‘em and David Moore and Brandon Marshall caught ‘em. The Seahawks may have taken another exhibition L, but a lively game left plenty …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 10:21 p.m.

With Kirk Cousins early, Kyle Sloter late, Vikings top Seahawks 21-20

Kirk Cousins helped Minnesota’s offense make some progress by passing for 182 yards in the first half, and third-stringer Kyle Sloter threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Vikings rallied …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

Vikings Nick Easton’s neck injury likely ends season

The Minnesota Vikings say left guard Nick Easton’s neck injury has put him on the injured reserve list. It likely ends his season. Coach Mike Zimmer says Easton has a …

Minnesota Vikings offensive linemen vow to carry Tony Sparano’s legacy forward

EAGAN, Minn. – As the Minnesota Vikings conducted their first full-team practice of training camp, the offensive linemen, once again, found themselves in the spotlight. The center of attention is …

Vikings cancel Friday practice at camp for Tony Sparano service

The Minnesota Vikings have canceled their training camp practice on Friday so the team can attend the memorial service for offensive line coach Tony Sparano. The Vikings announced the cancellation …

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano dies at 56

Tony Sparano once beat Bill Belichick with the single wing, but wasn’t as old as that made him sound. Sparano was only 56 when he died unexpectedly Sunday. The Minnesota …

Kirk Cousins targeting Kyle Rudolph ‘like throwing into a mattress’

Among many get-to-know-them moments in Minnesota for Kirk Cousins this offseason, Kyle Rudolph has made a sharp first impression. After completing a pass to his strong-handed tight end during one …

UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings take on Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa as undrafted free agent

Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by …

Vikings’ Dalvin Cook making strong offseason comeback in knee rehab

The offseason headlines for the Minnesota Vikings were the fully guaranteed contract for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for another instant boost. There’s another …

Vikings sign Sheldon Richardson to bolster defensive line

Sheldon Richardson, the 13th pick in the 2013 draft out of Missouri by the New York Jets who was traded last year to the Seattle Seahawks, signed a one-year contract …

Vikings hire Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo to run offense

The Minnesota Vikings have hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their offensive coordinator. DeFilippo replaces Pat Shurmur, who became head coach of the New York Giants. The 39-year-old …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Pro Bowl becomes gathering place for the brokenhearted

The Pro Bowl has become a gathering spot for the brokenhearted, a place to laugh, smile and joke through lingering disappointment.

New York Giants hire Pat Shurmur as next head coach

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has been hired as the New York Giants head coach.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles fly into Super Bowl, rout Vikings 38-7

Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made big play after big play Sunday night, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 rout of the Minnesota …