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2016 Schedule
11-5, 1st in NFC North
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1hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

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16hBen Goessling

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
3dBen Goessling

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.

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Alexander thanks parents for their love and support (1:32)
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3dBen Goessling

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.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Vikings' full list of undrafted free agents. The team announced it had agreed to terms with 10 players on Monday.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

It's all Mortiz Boehringer all the time on the Vikings' web site. Intriguing prospect but a home-run PR tool for international football.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings have informed Sharrif Floyd and Xavier Rhodes they will pick up both players' fifth-year options. It was expected the team would retain both defensive starters; the future of wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who also has a fifth-year option decision due today, appears more uncertain.

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4dBen Goessling

Mel Kiper gives Vikings' 2016 draft a B-

Mel Kiper isn't yet sold on Mackensie Alexander and Moritz Boehringer, grading the Vikings a B- for the draft, but give them some time to develop.

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Vikes put together a 'pretty good draft'

Mel Kiper Jr. liked Minnesota's addition of Laquon Treadwell, especially at No. 23 overall. What grade did he give the rest of the Vikings' draft? NFL draft grades (Insider)

Team Stats

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

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