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Vikings keep Cousins out of practice due to illness

Aug. 11, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was absent from practice Thursday because of an illness, coach Kevin O'Connell said. Cousins was sent home after reporting he wasn't feeling well. O'Connell did not specify the symptoms. He confirmed the Vikings were...

Vikings' Kendricks builds rapport with new LB partner Hicks

Aug. 11, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For Minnesota linebacker Eric Kendricks, a decade of playing next to Anthony Barr made it easy to be on the same page with his close friend and former roommate — simply with a knowing glance. Kendricks and Barr, first at UCLA and then with the Vikings,...

Vikings' middle men Tomlinson, Phillips viewed as vital to D

Aug. 06, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The switch in schemes by the Minnesota Vikings and their edge rushing potential has dominated the narrative around their defense this season. With new addition Za'Darius Smith and healthy returner Danielle Hunter, the Vikings are well-stacked at the outside...

Barr could help young Cowboys star Parsons' pursuit of sacks

Aug. 05, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The signing of free agent linebacker Anthony Barr could nudge young star Micah Parsons closer to being primarily a pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys. The club also had depth in mind with the addition of Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler who spent his first eight...

LB Anthony Barr, Cowboys agree to 1-year deal

Aug. 03, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr agreed to a one-year deal Wednesday. The 32-year-old Barr was a first-round pick by Minnesota in 2014 and has played his entire eight-year career with the Vikings. He was a Pro Bowler every year...

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 TE Irv Smith Jr. has thumb surgery, aims for opener

Aug. 02, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. will miss the remainder of the preseason after having surgery on his injured thumb. Coach Kevin O'Connell announced that Smith had the procedure done Tuesday after getting hurt during practice Monday. He's on track to...

Vikings' Dantzler determined to shine in late friend's honor

Aug. 01, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Cameron Dantzler was the most obvious party to perhaps the lowest moment of last season for the Minnesota Vikings, when he backpedaled too deep in the end zone in Detroit and let the Lions complete the game-ending touchdown pass right in front of him. Dantzler...

Notable suspensions under NFL’s personal conduct policy

Aug. 01, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

Some notable player suspensions under the NFL’s personal conduct policy: 2022 — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended six games (accusations of sexual harassment and assault while playing for the Houston Texans). 2021 — Running back Derrius Guice...

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...