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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Tajae Sharpe (19) makes a touchdown catch against Indianapolis Colts' Kenny Moore during the second half of an NFL football gam, in Indianapolis. After the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Vikings have turned to Sharpe to fill a startling void at wide receiver. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Staying Sharpe: New Vikings receiver follows Diggs departure

Mar. 26, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To fill a glaring hole at wide receiver opened by the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings have turned first to Tajaé Sharpe. Whenever NFL teams are able to gather for practice, Sharpe should at least have a head start on offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in Foxborough, Mass. Brady is an NFL free agent for the first time in his career. The 42-year-old quarterback with six Super Bowl rings said Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020, that he is leaving the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Column: Optics of big NFL contracts just aren't right

Mar. 20, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

The NFL is now allowing teams to announce free agent signings, after a few days of keeping things unofficial because players can’t travel for physicals. That’s good for players and it’s good for the league. Fans have something to talk about, and players have some certainty about where they...

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,...

The Latest: AP Source: Seahawks bolster O-line, sign Finney

Mar. 18, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the second day Tuesday but cannot finalize any agreements until Wednesday (all times EDT): 9:45 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks have bolstered its offensive line by agreeing to a two-year deal with B.J. Finney, according to a...

Cap-strapped Vikings could lose several key players

Mar. 17, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (11-7) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Everson Griffen, CB Xavier Rhodes, DT Linval Joseph, CB Trae Waynes, CB Mackensie Alexander, K Dan Bailey, S Andrew Sendejo, S Jayron Kearse, T Rashod Hill, QB Sean Mannion, G Dakota Dozier, RB/KR Ameer Abdullah, WR Laquon Treadwell, LB Kentrell Brothers,...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrates with fans after an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills in Houston. The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

NFL bars player and team personnel travel in free agency

Mar. 17, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

The NFL has barred in-person interviews with free agents and is requiring local physical examinations for them rather than team-conducted exams. In a memo sent to the 32 franchises on Monday, the league also banned travel by team personnel to meet with free agents as well as those players traveling to team...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins throws against the Denver Broncos during an NFL football game in Minneapolis. The Vikings and Cousins have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Cousins' agent Mike McCartney made the announcement on his verified Twitter account. T (AP Photo/Jim Mone,File

Cousins, Vikings agree to 2-year, $66M contract extension

Mar. 17, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins will be staying longer in Minnesota. Stefon Diggs is headed out. The Vikings didn't let limited salary-cap space deter them from making big moves as the two-day negotiating window prior to free agency opened on Monday. Cousins and the Vikings agreed to a two-year, $66...

The Latest: Browns agree to deal with tackle Jack Conklin

Mar. 16, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL's free agency. Teams were required to use franchise tags on players by noon EDT Monday. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the next two days but cannot finalize any agreements. (all times EDT): ___ 5:40 p.m. Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo,Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Not knowing where Rivers might be headed if anywhere in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Analysis: Offseason Fix: Where are the free QBs headed?

Feb. 12, 2020 2:37 AM EST

Now that we know Philip Rivers won't be leading the Chargers into SoFi Stadium in September, the muddied waters of NFL quarterbacking have been cleared a bit. Just a little bit. Indeed, not knowing where Rivers might be headed, if anywhere, in 2020 doesn't simplify things at all. Nearly every one of the NFL's...

FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak watches quarterbacks during drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Eagan, Minn. The Vikings have chosen Kubiak as their offensive coordinator. He fills the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski's departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed by a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club had not yet made the announcement. The 58-year-old Kubiak served as offensive adviser and assistant to head coach Mike Zimmer this season. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King, File)

Now play-calling for Vikings, Kubiak 'never lost the joy'

Feb. 11, 2020 9:28 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After a smooth first year as an offensive adviser for the Minnesota Vikings, Gary Kubiak was presented with the opportunity to rediscover his play-calling acumen. When offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski climbed the ladder for the top job in Cleveland, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer...