Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph and his wife are expecting twins in October.
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Masters of the hard count
Whether or not you think the "stutter count" is "ruining football," it's clear Aaron Rodgers has the technique mastered. But other QBs, including a division rival, can do it as well.
Time for Teddy Bridgewater to step up
With more protection up front and a first-round receiver in the fold, the team around Bridgewater is coming together. The question is: Can he take the next step? Most to prove
The Vikings will get their first chance to see how their new acquistions can help Teddy Bridgewater when their OTAs begin next week.
Disguise, cover and pressure -- that's how NFL defenses make life hard for quarterbacks. Which coaches are the most creative in how they attack opponents? Matt Bowen analyzes his five favorites.
Minnesota business and political leader, sports booster and philanthropist Wheelock Whitney Jr. died Friday. He was 89.
From coaching changes to free agency to the draft, Bill Barnwell grades how every NFL team fared this offseason now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
How to make the NFL more diverse at the top
Where are Vikings on Karabell's list?
It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top Vikings rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.
- QB: Teddy Bridgewater (26)
- RB: Adrian Peterson (1)
- WR: Stefon Diggs (48)
- TE: Kyle Rudolph (23)
- K: Blair Walsh (14)
- Defense/Special teams (11)
Bud Grant's annual garage sale again provided long-suffering Vikings fans a unique opportunity to connect with the team's legendary coach.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
Perhaps the most unique thing at Bud Grant's garage sale this week is a series of Vikings scrapbooks from his days as the head coach. Grant, who turns 89 this week, is selling the scrapbooks for $200 apiece; they contain newspaper clippings from every game of a particular season, and some even include fan mail written to the Hall of Fame coach.
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant tweets out some of the items folks will find at his latest garage sale.
Bud Grant's garage sale is back for the 12th time, and he'll once again open up his yard to fans for three days.
Vikings draft pick Jayron Kearse has the size to be a starting NFL safety, but he'll need some work if he's going to get there.
The Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings kept plenty busy this offseason. Bill Barnwell grades how each NFC North team fared now that the signings and trades are all but finished.
From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters pick the top offseason pickup for every team. No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff and Hue Jackson make the list.
The Vikings, who had one of the NFL's youngest rosters last season, have more vets this year and Mike Zimmer is happy with the balance.
Alexander can compete for top spot
The Vikings have poured many picks into their cornerback spot: Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes are first-rounders, while Mackensie Alexander is a second-rounder that many believed might end up in the back end of the first round. Still, Alexander can compete. 10 NFL position battles (Insider)
The new home of the Vikings can have themed lighting, which should become an interesting visual element in downtown Minneapolis.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway announced Friday on Twitter that he contributed $10,000 worth of supplies to teammate Adrian Peterson's flood relief efforts in his hometown of Palestine, Texas. Peterson contributed $100,000 last week, and is matching donations made through the Salvation Army.
The Vikings believe top pick Laquon Treadwell can be a key red-zone target; second-rounder Mackensie Alexander won't be held back if he's ready.
Football Outsiders' NFC North projection
With the NFL draft in the rearview mirror, Football Outsiders is ready to move on to projecting the 2016 season. Here is their way-too-early look at the NFC North:
- 1. Green Bay Packers: 12-4
- 2. Minnesota Vikings: 9-7
- 3. Detroit Lions: 9-7
- 4. Chicago Bears: 7-9
Vikings @ Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium - Fri 8/12