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Monday Morning Mailbag: Cook’s Return, Obligatory QB Talk, More

By Mike Wobschall Do you have a comment or question? Send it to the Mailbag! Every Monday we’ll post several comments and/or questions as part of the Monday Morning Mailbag. Although we can’…

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Best of the Running Backs From 2017

Watch some of the top highlights of the Vikings running backs from the 2017 season.

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Best of the Secondary From 2017

Watch some of the top highlights of the Vikings secondary from the 2017 season.

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Favre fears that “tomorrow I may not remember who I am”

By Mike Florio Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre played most of his career at a time when the NFL had yet to wake up to the long-term problems associated with head injuries. Which puts Favre among the thousands of former NFL players who may develop cognitive issues later in life. And Favre is keenly aware of what [more]

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Vikings’ new offensive coordinator praises Kirk Cousins

By Mike Florio The bad news for the Vikings is that their three veteran quarterbacks are due to hit the open market. The good news is that the Vikings can sign any quarterback they want, whether he played for the team last year or didn’t. The best news could be the Kirk Cousins is one of those available [more]

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Vikings to add former Raiders OC Todd Downing to staff

By The Minnesota Vikings are set to add former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing to their staff, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.

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Report: Vikings adding former Raiders offensive coordinator to coaching staff

By Mike Florio The Vikings will be beefing up their offensive coaching staff with the former offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. Adam Caplan reports that Todd Downing is expected to join the Vikings in the role of senior offensive assistant. The Vikings recently hired former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo to succeed Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. [more]

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Report: Vikings will hire former Raiders OC Todd Downing

By Matthew Coller

It appears Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is bringing in a little help.

According to Adam Caplan, the Vikings will hire former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing as an offensive assistant and “passing game specialist.”

The Eden Prairie native worked with the Vikings from 2001 to 2005, last serving as offensive quality control coach. He served as quarterbacks coach for the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders before being elevated to OC last season. The Raiders let Downing go after hiring Jon Gruden as their head coach.

#Vikings are expected to hire former #Raiders OC Todd Downing as a senior offensive assistant/passing game specialist, sources said.

— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) February 17, 2018

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CBA gives Kirk Cousins an immediate path to checkmate, if Washington tags him again

By Mike Florio A.J. McCarron may not be the only quarterback who secures his freedom via the NFL’s grievance process. Albert Breer of reports that, if Washington applies the franchise tag to Kirk Cousins for a third straight year, “his camp will quickly file a grievance to block the tag, based on Washington violating the spirit of [more]

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Vikings to increase ticket prices by seven percent, on average

By Mike Florio The fruits of a good season include the ability to harvest more cabbage in the immediate future. Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Vikings notified season-ticket holders on Friday that prices will increase at U.S. Bank Stadium for 2018. On average, the prices will inflate by seven percent. Some increases will [more]

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