To many, the Vikings’ final preseason game Thursday night in Nashville might seem like the most inconsequential of their 20 scheduled contests this season. Most of the Vikings’ prominent starters, from quarterback Kirk Cousins on down the roster, figure to sit out against the Tennessee Titans. Backup quarterback Trevor Siemian likely will start before giving way to Kyle Sloter and Peter Pujals, while most of the Vikings’ core players don baseball caps and watch from the sidelines. To the players whose employment status with the team beyond Thursday remains uncertain, though, the game is anything but trivial. Listen: Who's going to make the Vikings' 53-man roster? Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' acquisition of center/guard Brett Jones, Pat Elflein's status, project the 53-man roster and answer your Twitter questions on quarterbacks, George Iloka and running backs. “To them, it is the Super Bowl,” special teams coordinator … [Read more...] about Vikings’ final preseason game vs. Titans sets up closing argument for players on the bubble
The Vikings begin reporting to the first training camp July 24 at the TCO Performance Center in Eagan. The first full-team practice is July 28. Check here for new details on tickets, parking and times. Before then, the Star Tribune will take a look at each position group. Wednesday: Quarterbacks On the 90-man roster: 4 quarterbacks Locks: QB Kirk Cousins, QB Trevor Siemian Practice squad candidates: QB Kyle Sloter, QB Peter Pujals Changes (+) Signed Kirk Cousins to a three-year, $84 million contract that was fully guaranteed, marking the first such fully guaranteed NFL contract of that magnitude. … Traded for Trevor Siemian from Denver, acquiring also a 2018 seventh-round pick (linebacker Devante Downs) in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round pick. (-) Sam Bradford signed with the Cardinals on a one-year, $20 million deal, including a team option for 2019. … Case Keenum signed with the Broncos on a two-year, $36 million contract. … Teddy … [Read more...] about 2018 camp preview: Is Kirk Cousins the Vikings’ final piece for a Super Bowl run?
June 27, 2018 by Larry Fitzgerald Leave a Comment Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Messenger Reddit Email September 23, at U.S. Bank Stadium, Dennis Green will become the 24th member of the Vikings Ring of Honor. The news became official the day the Vikings’ ribbon-cutting ceremony officially celebrated their new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan. I think it’s the best training headquarters in the NFL; it is spectacular state-of-the-art. The Vikings invited Roger Goodell, the NFL commissioner, and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton as well as many others including Ms. Marie Green and Patti Green, Denny’s oldest daughter. It’s good the Vikings got around to honoring Green, because all he did was make NFL history. Since Kevin Warren became chief operating officer of the Vikings — he’s been here 13 years now — the first Black COO of an NFL franchise and the highest ranking Black executive on the business side of an NFL team. I … [Read more...] about Vikings finally honor Dennis Green
MANKATO — The Vikings locked up another star defender through the 2022 season. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes signed a five-year extension worth up to $70 million on Sunday, making him one of the league’s highest-paid cornerbacks, league sources told the Star Tribune. Rhodes, who will hold a press conference after Sunday’s practice, tacks five years onto his deal as he was already set to make $8.026 million in 2017. He receives $41 million guaranteed, one source said, and can earn up to $78 million in the next six seasons. It makes Rhodes a top-paid corner with a $14 million average through the first three years, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, just behind Washington’s Josh Norman ($15 million) and L.A.’s Trumaine Johnson ($16.7 million franchise tag). “I’m extremely happy for him,” safety Harrison Smith said. “I’m excited for him, his family and what that means to him. And I know he’ll work even harder. That’s … [Read more...] about Sources: Vikings finalize five-year extension for CB Xavier Rhodes
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press March 15, 2018 The Minnesota Vikings finalized a three-year, $84 million fully guaranteed contract with Kirk Cousins, securing their latest franchise quarterback to try to fetch that elusive first Super Bowl victory. The Vikings wrapped up their welcome party for the former Redskins quarterback with a market-setting contract that gave Cousins the largest guarantee in NFL history. After arriving in Minnesota via private plane on Wednesday evening with his wife and infant son, Cousins dined at a downtown Minneapolis restaurant with general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer, offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski, wide receiver Adam Thielen, and tight end Kyle Rudolph, among others. Advertisement For Thielen and Rudolph, Cousins will represent the fourth primary quarterback in as many seasons. Get … [Read more...] about Kirk Cousins, Vikings finalize 3-year, $84 million deal