Latest Minnesota Vikings News

Bills coordinator Leslie Frazier helps young coaches advance

Jul. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

Leslie Frazier expected another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL after a three-year-plus stint in Minnesota from 2010-13. The Buffalo Bills’ 63-year-old defensive coordinator is still waiting for that second chance while doing his best to help young coaches advance their...

Levy set to be inducted into CFL Hall of Fame

Jun. 16, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

Marv Levy is poised to join a very select pro football group. On Friday night, the former Buffalo Bills and Montreal Alouettes head coach will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. He’ll become just the third person to be in both the Canadian and Pro...

Vikings will lean hard again on Peterson in pass coverage

Jun. 09, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The new defense the Minnesota Vikings are employing this season, Patrick Peterson acknowledged, carries the potential to reduce some strain on the cornerbacks. Let's not get too carried away, though. “Living on an island is always hard, so it...

Cousins in studying-for-a-quiz mode with new Vikings offense

Jun. 02, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The new Minnesota Vikings regime kept much of the roster core intact this season, largely relying on a fresh environment and shift in strategy to yield a contending team. For all the experience that exists on both sides of the ball, there has been a remarkable...

Vikings sign former Dolphins, Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson

Jun. 01, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed eight-year veteran wide receiver Albert Wilson on Wednesday, adding an experienced option for more depth at the position. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Wilson spent the past four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, where he was most...

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Jeff Gladney dies in crash

May. 30, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jeff Gladney, a defensive back for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, died Monday in a car crash in Dallas. He was 25. Gladney's death was confirmed by the Cardinals and his agent. “We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney's passing. Our hearts go out to...

Vikings assistant Pettine leads coaching diversity workshop

May. 18, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Mike Pettine has just begun working with the Minnesota Vikings, the assistant head coach on a staff busy implementing a fresh culture and installing new schemes under the direction of first-time head coach Kevin O'Connell. The full plate didn't stop Pettine...

Vikings get big pass-rush boost with Hunter's healthy return

May. 17, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Danielle Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 sacks, an athletic marvel for the Minnesota Vikings who was as durable as they come in this violent sport. About 2 1/2 years later, with his gaudy sack total stalled out from consecutive...

Vikings add analytics expert Demitrius Washington in VP role

May. 16, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired Demitrius Washington as vice president of football operations on Monday, a new position under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah that's designed to take the front office deeper into data-based decision-making. Washington was the...

Rams to host Bills to open NFL season; Broncos at Seattle

May. 12, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

To the Super Bowl winner goes the spoils of opening the entire schedule at home. So the Los Angeles Rams will host the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night, Sept. 8, to begin the 2022 season. It's a juicy matchup of the team generally considered the title favorite by...