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With needs on both lines, Vikes have draft-pick limitations

Apr. 23, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The deterioration of Minnesota’s defense last year weighed heavily on Mike Zimmer, the injuries and inexperience too widespread to be overcome by strategic acumen or sheer will. “Honestly, at the end of the season, I was kind of down in the dumps...

With No. 14 pick, Vikings could use boost on both lines

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

14. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) LAST SEASON: Minnesota stumbled to a 1-5 start due largely to a deteriorated defense coach Mike Zimmer declared with one week left the worst he's ever had. Injuries to DE Danielle Hunter and LB Anthony Barr sidelined two vital players, and...

Panthers could go a number of directions with No. 8 pick

Apr. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-11) LAST SEASON: The Panthers struggled to win close games in Matt Rhule's first year as coach, which prompted the team to re-evaluate QB Teddy Bridgewater's future and trade for Sam Darnold. But Rhule and his staff were up against it from the...

Vikings bring back DE Stephen Weatherly after Panthers stint

Mar. 08, 2021 18:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Stephen Weatherly to a one-year, $2.5 million contract on Monday, bringing back one of their past draft picks to try to strengthen a lagging pass rush. Weatherly played last season with the Carolina Panthers,...