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Kyle Rudolph glad to have contract talks behind him

By Darin Gantt Kyle Rudolph‘s wife had already enrolled their kids in schools in Minnesota for next year. But Rudolph wasn’t always sure he was going to be around to help with car pool. The Vikings tight end admitted the uncertainty about whether or when his recent contract extension was coming made for a difficult and unusual offseason. [more]

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Holton Hill to use four-game suspension as “learning experience”

By Charean Williams Holton Hill will have to wait a while before making his 2019 debut. He first must serve a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL announced the suspension in April. Hill talked about it last week. “I’m just learning from my mistakes, knowing what you put into your body,” Hill [more]

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Chuck Foreman impressed with Vikings running backs

By Charean Williams Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu invited former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman to speak to the team’s backs over dinner this week. Foreman, a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1973, played eight NFL seasons and made five Pro Bowls. He ended his career with 5,950 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns. Foreman reminded [more]

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Harrisburg names a street after Dennis Green

By Mike Florio The late Dennis Green went from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the heights of the NFL, coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in a career that spanned more than a decade. He has now been immortalized back in his hometown. Via Sue Gleiter of PennLive.com, Harrisburg has dubbed two blocks of Walnut Street “Dennis Green Way.” “Anytime I [more]

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Vikings facing cap issues in 2020, too

By Mike Florio The Vikings have become one of the few teams to push the envelope in cash and cap space in pursuit of a Super Bowl win. And the envelope-pushing will continue beyond 2019. Via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings have $211.638 million in cap charges for 2020. Unless the salary cap skyrockets [more]

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Vikings TE David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on knee

By Josh Alper One member of the Vikings will be using the pre-camp break to rehab from recent surgery. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that tight end David Morgan had arthroscopic surgery on his knee recently. He is expected to be ready for training camp. Morgan joined the Vikings as a sixth-round pick in 2016 and has [more]

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Only 25 unsigned draft picks left league-wide

By Darin Gantt Rookie contracts are easier to negotiate than in the past, so most teams aren’t waiting around to do them. With most of the league finishing up minicamps this week and packing away the gear until training camp, there are only 25 unsigned picks left across the league. The bulk of them are first-rounders, with 10 [more]

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Report: Dak Prescott’s agent has “broached” $34 million per year

By Mike Florio With team-friendly deals like this, the Dallas Cowboys won’t need any enemies. Quarterback Dak Prescott‘s agent, Todd France, has “broached” a deal in the range of $34 million per year, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It’s unclear whether that’s an opener, a bottom-line position, or something in between. Presumably, it reflects [more]

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Dalvin Cook declares himself “healthy” and “able to be me”

By Mike Florio In 2017, Vikings then-rookie running back Dalvin Cook conjured memories of Adrian Peterson, with more than 400 yards from scrimmage in the first four games of the season. But then came a non-contact ACL tear and there went Cook’s rookie year. Cook struggled to get and stay healthy in 2018, with a hamstring injury limiting [more]

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Wisconsin Radio Station Edits Mention Of Minnesota Vikings Out Of Lizzo Song

By Vikings – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s an off-season border battle playing-out on the airwaves in Packer Country.

A Green Bay radio station, WIXX-FM, is bleeping out a mention of the Minnesota Vikings in the song “Truth Hurts” by formerly-Minnesota-based singer Lizzo.

The Green Bay Gazette reports that the station, which is the home of the Packers Radio Network, cut the Minnesota team’s name from the following line in the song’s chorus: “Fresh photos with the bomb lighting, New man on the Minnesota Vikings.”

The station’s music director said if the reverse were true, Minneapolis stations would cut the Packers from the song.

Source:: CBS Minnesota