The Vikings have made plenty of decisions to cut back on veteran contracts these past two offseasons. Players like Xavier Rhodes and Riley Reiff have departed in free agency, giving plenty of young players opportunities. Due to all the one-year deals the Vikings gave to free agents this offseason, the team has even more decisions to make in the not-so-distant future. From … [Read more...] about The Vikings who are set to be free agents in 2022
As Vikings coach Mike Zimmer pointed out, life during the 2021 NFL season will be harder for players without the vaccine. “They are going to be wearing masks, they’re going to have to social distance, they’ll have daily testing,” Zimmer said. “They won’t go home for bye week and have to come back here and test every day. When we go on the road, they won’t be able to go out to … [Read more...] about Vikings' Patrick Peterson says vaccine puts players in 'best position possible to win'
The Vikings reworked Danielle Hunter’s deal this offseason. That’s a win for both sides — Hunter gets more guaranteed money and the Vikings get to retain their stellar defensive end. However, Hunter is coming off a year where he played no games due to a neck injury he suffered in the offseason. With that injury being a looming concern, it seems as though Hunter is out of the … [Read more...] about Vikings DE Danielle Hunter snubbed from list of best edge defenders
The Minnesota Vikings had a disappointing 2020 season. It wasn’t all bad, though. Young players emerged as stars. And older players showed they still had it. The Vikings reloaded this offseason and now the team will try to attempt a bounce-back year, with the help of their stars. Pro Football Focus has tabbed three Vikings players in PFF’s top 50 so far. The list has only gone … [Read more...] about The three Vikings named in PFF's top 50 so far
After a disappointing 2020, the Vikings made sure to revamp their defense through free agency and add enticing offensive line prospects through the NFL draft. According to CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin, that puts Minnesota squarely in the conversation for one of the best offseasons in the NFL. Benjamin wrote: “We’re not going to argue if you put a cap on their ceiling so long … [Read more...] about Vikings tabbed as having a top-10 offseason
George Paton’s departure this offseason left a hole in the front office. Paton, once the assistant general manager for the Vikings, was hired as the GM of the Broncos. That has led to the front office being shaken up a bit. Both Ryan Monnens and Jamaal Stephenson earned promotions, the team announced Tuesday. They will both be Co-Directors of Player Personnel. Stephenson was … [Read more...] about Vikings make promotions in the front office
Vikings DT Jaylen Twyman was shot four times in Washington D.C. when visiting his aunt. There is some good news, though: Twyman is expected to not sustain any long-term injuries, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Twyman’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that the rookie defensive tackle was shot in the arm, leg, buttocks and shoulder. He is supposed to be released from the hospital … [Read more...] about Report: Vikings rookie DT Jaylen Twyman not expected to have any 'long-term injuries'
In a small sample size of snaps this past season, Harrison Hand impressed. The Vikings rookie had an interception and three passes defended. He earned a PFF grade of 65.8 for his 146 snaps, which is decent. The Vikings have now gone through OTAs and mandatory minicamp, and Hand has impressed in a small sample size yet again. In fact, ESPN’s Courtney Cronin tabbed Hand as … [Read more...] about Vikings CB Harrison Hand named Minnesota's surprise minicamp player
Vikings’ rookie DT Jaylen Twyman was shot four times while visiting an aunt in Washington DC. “Wrong place, wrong time,” said his agent Drew Rosenhaus. “In talking to him today, he’s going to be OK – that’s all that matters. We’re thankful he’s OK. He will make a full recovery.” — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 21, 2021 Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was shot four … [Read more...] about Report: Vikings rookie DT Jaylen Twyman shot in Washington D.C.