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LB Barr, other rookies back in action after NFL rule postponed arrival

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Two of the Vikings draft selection that offer promise – Anthony Barr and Scott Crichton – are getting a late start to the offseason preparation with their new team. A third, David Yankey, started just last week.

That’s because …

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

Vikings get first long look at three draft picks this week

By Darin Gantt

While the archaic rule that keeps draft picks from schools on the quarter system from joining their teams until classes finish impacts most teams, the Vikings are further behind than most because of it. Three Vikings picks — first-rounder Anthony Barr, third-rounder Scott Crichton and fifth-rounder David Yankey — will […]

Zimmer Gets His Hands On Vikings Rookies

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Of all the things coaching lifer Mike Zimmer loves about the job, rolling up his sleeves and teaching young players the game might rank right near the top.

The new Minnesota Vikings coach had ample opportunity Friday to do just that when he convened his first […]

Vikings sign three picks, get Josh Samuda to IR

By Darin Gantt

The Vikings conducted some front-office business today as they took the field for minicamp. The team announced they signed three draft choices, inking their fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round picks. They signed guard David Yankey and cornerbacks Kendall James and Jabari Price, along with adding undrafted rookie guard Austin Wentworth. They also […]

Vikings ink three of their 10 draft picks

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings put pen to paper with three of their 10 draft picks from last week’s NFL Draft.

Cornerbacks Jabari Price and Kendall James, along with guard David Yankey have signed deals, per coach Mike Zimmer. Each is set to have a base salary of $420,000 […]

Vikings Draft Stanford Guard Yankey In 5th Round

By sdswanson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have selected Stanford guard David Yankey in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

Yankey was taken Saturday with the 145th pick.

The 6-foot-4, 314-pound Yankey was a unanimous first team All-American left guard last season who played his junior year at left tackle.

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