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Cousins, Vikings head into summer break with more to learn

Jun. 14, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins pushed himself so hard last summer that by Washington's second regular-season game, he felt as if his body and mind aged 10 extra weeks. This time, even though he's in a new place in Minnesota, his goal for the summer break is to make it a little less intense. "I had...

With no holdouts, Vikings take good vibes into summer break

Jun. 13, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Several prominent players across the NFL have skipped mandatory minicamps this week, subjecting themselves to team fines out of concern for their contract status in a league where so little is guaranteed. Everyone is accounted for in Minnesota, where good vibes from the top of the...

49ers WR Goodwin overcomes adversity, wins Halas Award

Jun. 13, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has won the 2018 George Halas Award from the Professional Football Writers of America. The Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Goodwin had a career year on the field...

Cousins targeting Rudolph 'like throwing into a mattress'

Jun. 5, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — This offseason in Minnesota for Kirk Cousins has been shaped by get-to-know-them moments, whether new coaches, plays or teammates with the Vikings. Kyle Rudolph has made a sharp first impression. "Boy, he's a friendly target," Cousins said one sunny afternoon last month after completing...

Newcomer Cousins on leading Vikes: 'Let your voice be heard'

May. 30, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — There's still so much more for Kirk Cousins to learn about his new coaches, teammates and playbook in Minnesota, a mere 2½ months after the newest Vikings quarterback signed his record-setting contract to headline this year's NFL free agency frenzy. With every full-swing...

The Latest: Bethea: New NFL policy 'not really a compromise'

May. 23, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permitting them to stay in the locker room if they prefer (all times EDT): ___ 6 p.m. Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea says the NFL's new national anthem policy is...

'Miracle' TD gives Diggs 'old smile' as contract year begins

May. 23, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — More than four months have passed for Stefon Diggs since his yes-that-really-happened touchdown reception for Minnesota on the desperate last play from scrimmage gave the Vikings a postseason victory for the ages over New Orleans. He still hears about the play a couple of times per...

Auburn star Carlson ready as Vikings turn to rookie kicker

May. 4, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Daniel Carlson's career-best field goal at Auburn was 56 yards. His confidence range indoors reaches 65. During pre-draft training in the high altitude of his home state Colorado, he said, even a 75-yard kick was makeable. The Minnesota Vikings were so enamored with that strong leg they...

Vikings cornerback Terence Newman: 'This will be it for me.'

May. 1, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Only time will tell how sweet Terence Newman's 16th season in the NFL turns out to be. The oldest active defensive player in the league is almost certain, though, it will be his last. "You have to figure out something else that you want to do, once you get to my age," Newman said on a...

Vikings take UCF cornerback Mike Hughes in 1st round

Apr. 27, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings selected Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes with the 30th pick in the first round on Thursday night, resisting temptation to pass up a premium position while counting on depth in the pool of offensive linemen to help them later in the draft. Hughes played only...