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11-5, 1st in NFC North
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Being a rookie QB can be tough

The Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater finished his rookie season with a .500 record. However, the five other first-round QBs taken in the last three seasons all had losing records to begin their careers.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings' second-round pick Mackenzie Alexander, on being a 5-foot-10 corner: "You can knock my size all day, but when you play against me, you will be impressed." Coach Mike Zimmer set the record straight about the corner's height on Friday, saying, "Maybe there's a misinterpretation of size, but 5-10.5 is prototype; he's 5-10.3. He's not a little guy. He's a smaller defensive back, compared to some of the six-footers, but (veteran corner Terence) Newman is 5-10.4."

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

No surprise: Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is done with the Moritz Boehringer hoopla. "The feel-good story is over," Zimmer said at the opening of rookie minicamp. Time to focus on football for the old-school coach, who teased the German WR for being a celeb.

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Biggest remaining holes for all 32 teams

The Colts still need depth behind RB Frank Gore, and the Bucs could use a receiver opposite Mike Evans. Football Outsiders analyzes the biggest post-draft needs for every team.

Yates breaks down his top five impact fantasy rookies (2:45)
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Vikings find O-line help in new mock

With both starting offensive tackles set to hit free agency next year, Todd McShay has the Vikings addressing the need in the first round of 2017. USC's Zach Banner has the size and pedigree to help a team like Minnesota. Way-too-early 2017 mock draft (Insider)

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Vikings' Peterson donating $100K to flood relief

Adrian Peterson is donating more than $100,000 to relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, after flash flooding killed six people there, including a former high school teammate.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 to flood relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas after floods there killed six over the weekend. Peterson is asking fans to donate, either by texting "AP28" to 51555 or visiting the Salvation Army's site for relief efforts here: http://www.give.salvationarmyusa.org/joinap

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander, the Vikings' second-round pick, is expected to sign with the team on Thursday, according to a league source. The Vikings, who were the first team in the NFL to sign all their draft picks in 2015, are known to have agreements with five of their eight 2016 picks at the moment.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings are again trying to get their draft class signed before the start of their rookie camp; they've agreed to terms with sixth-round pick David Morgan, and seventh-rounder Stephen Weatherly is expected to sign his deal as soon as he gets to town, according to league sources. Counting German receiver Moritz Boehringer, who signed with the Vikings on Tuesday, and seventh-round pick Jayron Kearse, who reportedly has a deal done with the Vikings, the team already has half its 2016 draft class in the fold. The Vikings were the first team in the NFL to sign their full class in 2015.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Following the NFL draft, the Vikings' odds of winning their first Super Bowl in 2016 improved to 18/1, according to the Westgate Las Vegas sports book. The Vikings are a 9/1 pick to win the NFC, making them the sixth-most likely choice to win the conference. Westgate current gives the Vikings 5/2 odds of repeating as NFC North champs, putting them behind the Green Bay Packers at 5/8.

Provided by Mike Kaye (mike_e_kaye), First Coast News
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German WR Boehringer 1st pick to ink contract

Moritz Boehringer became the first 2016 draft pick to sign his contract when he inked a four-year rookie deal with the Vikings. The contract is expected to pay the wide receiver $2.49 million.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer became the first 2016 draft pick to sign his contract when he finalized his deal with the Vikings on Monday night. Boehringer, whom the Vikings selected with the 180th overall pick, was the first player to be drafted directly from Europe on Saturday. The Vikings were the first team to sign their entire 2015 draft class, when they got deals done with all of their players before the start of their rookie camp, and they appear to be working toward the same goal this year.

Alexander thanks parents for their love and support (1:32)
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Source: Vikings pass on WR Patterson's option

The Vikings have informed WR Cordarrelle Patterson that they will not pick up his fifth-year option, a source told ESPN. The team will exercise options for CB Xavier Rhodes and DT Sharrif Floyd.

Team Stats

Passing Yards183.031st
Rushing Yards138.24th
Points For22.816th
Points Against18.95th

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