Latest Kirk Cousins News

Training camp performance raises hopes for Packers defense

Aug. 08, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — More than a decade has passed since the Green Bay Packers had a defense that could be described as elite. This could be the year that changes. Reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers predicted at the start of training camp that the offense could...

Vikings' Cousins using summer tennis for in-season agility

Aug. 03, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins was looking for more variety and more fun in his offseason training a few years ago when he developed a deep appreciation for a different sport. Pickup basketball posed too strong of a sprained-ankle risk, so he turned to the tennis court for...

Vikings value return of rejuvenated tight end Irv Smith Jr.

Jul. 30, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The evidence of Irv Smith Jr.'s rejuvenated outlook jumps out from underneath his chinstrap, an ink outline of a butterfly on the left side of his neck that signifies a fresh start. After a freak knee injury that occurred while making a pedestrian weakside block...

Vikings' ownership sees positivity from new leadership

Jul. 29, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Taking a day of regular training camp away from their team facilities, the Minnesota Vikings traveled for an afternoon practice at U.S. Bank Stadium as a way for the new coaching staff and players to become more comfortable with their gameday surroundings. Like...

For Vikings, budding Cousins-O'Connell relationship is key

Jul. 28, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins dropped back during a drill this spring, looked left and pivoted right to pass to a different spot he felt better about on that particular play against that defensive alignment. Then came the correction from Minnesota's new head coach. ...

Vikings sign Booth, Ingram, finish rookie deals before camp

Jul. 24, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed rookies Andrew Booth Jr. and Ed Ingram to complete their draft-class contracts Sunday as players began to report to training camp. Booth, a cornerback, was a second-round pick out of Clemson, 42nd overall. Ingram, a guard, was a...

As Vikings start O'Connell era, defense again under scrutiny

Jul. 15, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-9) CAMP SITE: Eagan, Minn. LAST YEAR: The Vikings missed the playoffs for a second straight year, prompting the firing of head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman. They never fully recovered from losing the first two games at...

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...