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Vikings hold out hope for full stadium, busy training camp

Vikings hold out hope for full stadium, busy training camp

The Vikings, who enjoy one of the best home-field advantages in football, had none in 2020. They hope to get it back in 2021. With plans in place to end COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota by July 1, the Vikings look forward to a […]

Jets paid big price to trade up for Alijah Vera-Tucker

Jets paid big price to trade up for Alijah Vera-Tucker

After the Jets traded up in the first round to select guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, General Manager Joe Douglas called it a unique opportunity to get a very good prospect. Based on what he paid, he’d better be right. The Jets gave up picks No. […]

Report: Bengals, Vikings have had conversations with Dede Westbrook

Report: Bengals, Vikings have had conversations with Dede Westbrook

Wide receiver Dede Westbrook has not found a team for the 2021 season, but it looks like he may have a couple of options on his radar. Josina Anderson reports that the Bengals and Vikings have both had “preliminary conversations” with the wideout. She adds […]

16 players take advantage of new number rules, so far

16 players take advantage of new number rules, so far

Last month, the NFL revolutionized the rules regarding jersey numbers. Since then, 16 players have taken advantage of the shift. Peter King lists them in his latest edition of Football Morning in America. King arranged them by number. We’ll list them by player in […]

Adam Thielen isn’t a fan of Lambeau Field

Adam Thielen isn’t a fan of Lambeau Field

The Vikings and the Packers enjoy a fairly bitter rivalry. Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen recently threw a log on the fire. Appearing on the Golf.com Subpar podcast, Thielen shared his views on Lambeau Field, Green Bay’s home stadium. “There’s nothing better than leaving Lambeau with a […]

Vikings sign tight end Shane Zylstra

Vikings sign tight end Shane Zylstra

The Vikings announced they signed tight end Shane Zylstra on Friday. He joins the Vikings for his first NFL season in 2021. Zylstra went undrafted in 2020 after being a four-year starter at Minnesota State. He finished as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (227), receiving yards (4,297) […]

Report: Brett Favre hasn’t repaid $600,000 of $1.1 million from Mississippi welfare fund

Report: Brett Favre hasn’t repaid $600,000 of $1.1 million from Mississippi welfare fund

Brett Favre quickly escaped a major P.R. mess (and potential legal entanglement) last year by promising to repay $1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for work he reportedly never performed. The story died when Favre paid back $500,000 of the money, […]

Vikings sign 11 undrafted rookie free agents

Vikings sign 11 undrafted rookie free agents

The Vikings drafted 11 players and they doubled the size of their rookie class by signing 11 undrafted free agents. Former East Carolina wide receiver Blake Proehl is in that group. Proehl’s father Ricky spent 17 seasons in the NFL as a wideout and won two Super […]

Rick Spielman, Vikings monitor fate of Aaron Rodgers

Rick Spielman, Vikings monitor fate of Aaron Rodgers

Last year, after the Packers traded up in round one to select quarterback Jordan Love, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made an observation that was mainly joke and perhaps some wishful thinking: “I think Rodgers should retire.” Now that Rodgers reportedly wants out of Green Bay (and […]

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other […]