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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo, Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce (97) celebrates his fumble recovery with linebacker Tyus Bowser (54) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore. Michael Pierce has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Vikings doing more subtracting than adding, so far

Mar. 18, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the NFL market now open, as teams try to make the math work to support their offseason shopping, the Minnesota Vikings have so far been doing more subtracting than adding. Their first official move of the new league year that began on Wednesday afternoon was to shed yet more salary,...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have acquired Diggs in a trade with Vikings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

AP source: Bills to land WR Diggs in trade with Vikings

Mar. 17, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs is headed to the Buffalo Bills in a splashy trade intended to boost quarterback Josh Allen's development. Buffalo is set to acquire the big-play receiver and a seventh-round draft pick from the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for four draft picks, a person with direct...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes speaks to the media after taking part in an NFL training session at the London Irish rugby team training ground in the Sunbury-on Thames suburb of south west London. The salary-cap-strapped Minnesota Vikings have terminated the contracts of two long-time starters: nose tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. The move will clear more than $18.5 million off the team's salary cap. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Vikings start cap space clearance by cutting Rhodes, Joseph

Mar. 13, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The stability and related success the Minnesota Vikings enjoyed on defense during coach Mike Zimmer's first six seasons will face a big test in 2020. The inevitable turnover of an experienced-and-expensive unit began Friday when the Vikings terminated the contracts of two long-time...