Latest Minnesota Vikings News

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...

Vikings decline 5th-year option on center Garrett Bradbury

May. 02, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings declined the fifth-year option on the contract for center Garrett Bradbury on Monday, sending their 2019 first-round draft pick into the final season of his rookie deal. Bradbury made 45 starts for the Vikings in three years since he was...

Make-a-deal Vikings add DB depth in Adofo-Mensah's 1st draft

Apr. 30, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the snap-judgment, sugar-rush environment that engulfs the made-for-TV drama of the NFL, new Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first draft largely yielded the type of players the roster suggested would fit best. An instant starter at...

Bills draft Georgia RB Cook, Baylor LB Bernard; Elam arrives

Apr. 30, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Having addressed Buffalo’s key need at cornerback in the first round of the draft, Brandon Beane was comfortable playing a prolonged waiting game Friday night. The Bills general manager not only acquired two sixth-round picks by trading back twice in the...

Vikings draft Clemson CB Andrew Booth Jr. after more trades

Apr. 30, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

Much like his predecessor, new Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah showed he is not worried about moving around the draft board — even if it means dealing with division rivals. Adofo-Mensah was again active Friday early on the second day of the NFL draft, making...

Vikings move way down in 1st round, take Georgia safety Cine

Apr. 29, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Trading down 20 spots in the first round like the Minnesota Vikings did on Thursday night means having to watch a lot of instant-impact talent come off the board. The move to bolster their second-day pick allotment at the expense of passing on the No. 12 overall...

Backed into a corner: Vikings enter draft needing coverage

Apr. 22, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, at 12th overall, have their highest first-round draft pick in seven years. After making major offseason changes to the front office and the coaching staff, they decided not to start over with the roster. That's the ideal...