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Vikings enter Phase 3 of the NFL offseason on Wednesday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings join five other NFL teams on Wednesday by opening their first of ten Organized Team Activities throughout the next three weeks, which is Phase 3 of the NFL offseason workout program.

No live contact is allowed, but teams may conduct 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills in helmets […]

Most teams holding OTAs on Tuesday

By Mike Wilkening

For more than three-quarters of the NFL’s clubs, the work week begins anew on Tuesday. Twenty-five clubs begin or resume organized team activities (OTAs) on Tuesday, with the Bears, Bengals, Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, 49ers, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Redskins, Saints, Seahawks, Steelers, […]

When the NFL added two divisions — and weakened the AFC West

By Mike Wilkening

Thirteen years ago Thursday, NFL owners unanimously approved multiple changes to the league’s divisional structure, a move made logical with the addition of a 32nd team — the Houston Texans — on tap for 2002. Among other changes, a South division was added to each conference, and teams were shuffled about […]

The ultimate NFL garage sale

By Wesseling, Chris Former Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant is holding his “biggest, best and last” garage sale. The Around The League crew throws out its favorite items for an ultimate NFL garage sale.

Source: National Football League

Minneapolis Super Bowl May Seek More Tax Breaks

By sdswanson

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.

Dayton and members of the city’s bid committee held a […]

Zulgad: Earning the 2018 Super Bowl shows we’re not a ‘cold Omaha’

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Depending on whom you listen to, the NFL’s decision to award 2018 Super Bowl to the Twin Cities on Tuesday is either going to bring great financial gain or it’s going to be a nuisance that’s not worth the time and money that will be spent to host the game.

Making the […]

Owners To Decide Tuesday On 2018 Super Bowl Site

By Eric Henderson

ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities.

That’s the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the next Super Bowl, choosing between New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny. New […]

Former WR/RB Barr takes his transition to the highest level, the NFL

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – When a team yearning for help at linebacker selects one in the top-10 picks of the NFL Draft, you wouldn’t expect the draft choice to go relatively unnoticed.

That is, unless the team also craves a quarterback and takes one later in the same round.

That appears to […]

Mackey: What should Vikings do if every QB is still on the board at 8?

By pmackey@1500espn.com

With the NFL draft set to begin on Thursday night, the most important question for the Minnesota Vikings might be this:

If the first seven teams all pass on quarterbacks, should Rick Spielman pull the trigger on Johnny Manziel (or whichever QB he has ranked No. 1 on the draft board) at […]

Final ESPN mock drafts have Vikings drafting for defense

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The day NFL fans have been waiting for is finally here. Tonight is the first-round of the three-day NFL Draft, and it caps months of anticipation.

Projecting and speculating can be fun for a while, but many are ready to transition into talking and writing about what did happen rather than what […]