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Danielle Hunter Sets Record For Most Sacks Before Turning 25

Oct 15, 2019 10:12 AM

Danielle Hunter has set an NFL record for the most sacks before his 25th birthday.

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end got to Carson Wentz on Sunday for the 46th sack of his career.

"Somebody told me that the day before the game, that if he got a sack that he would do that," Mike Zimmer said of the record.

Hunter turns 25 on October 29.

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Stefon Diggs Doesn't Want To Be Traded By Vikings

Oct 6, 2019 8:23 PM

Stefon Diggs said he wants to remain with the Minnesota Vikings despite acknowledging his frustration with his current situation.

"Yeah, I want to be in Minnesota," Diggs said with a wink and a smile.

Diggs was fined more than $200,000 by the Vikings for unexcused absences from meetings and practices on both Monday and Wednesday last week.

"Very steep," he said. "It is accurate, but at the same time, being a part of this team, I should have communicated better. I'm always taking accountability -- that's the kind of man I am. So, at the end of the day, I take accountability. I take everything that comes with it and as far as it being steep, that'll be your conversation."

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Stefon Diggs: No Trade Request, But 'Truth To All Rumors'

Oct 4, 2019 9:25 AM

Stefon Diggs hasn't requested a trade from the Minnesota Vikings, but the wide receiver says there is "truth to all rumors."

"I haven't communicated anything," Diggs said. "The conversations I've had [with the Vikings] have only been about the team and trying to have success on the field."

Diggs said he's unsure if his agent asked the Vikings to trade him.

"I haven't spoke to him about it," Diggs said. "You've got to talk to him."

The receiver's target share is down 4% over the first four games from where it was last year.

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Vikings Have No Plans To Trade Stefon Diggs

Oct 3, 2019 9:33 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have no plans to trade Stefon Diggs.

Speculation that the wide receiver could be on the block hit a fever pitch when Diggs missed practice on Wednesday for undisclosed reasons.

The Vikings have centered their offense around running back Dalvin Cook.

Diggs has 19 targets and 13 receptions for 209 yards and a touchdown this season.

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Kirk Cousins Apologizes To Adam Thielen For Week 4 Misses

Oct 2, 2019 10:15 AM

Kirk Cousins has apologized to Adam Thielen for failing to connect with him during the Minnesota Vikings' Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Thielen was a guest on Cousins' weekly show "Under Center with Kirk Cousins" that airs on KFAN.

Cousins was asked whether he took offense to the comments the wide reeiver made following the loss about needing to complete deep-ball passes and execute plays in the passing game when the Vikings aren't able to run the ball successfully.

"No, like he said, it's reality," Cousins said. "I really want to apologize to him because there's too many opportunities where we could have hit him on Sunday, and postgame when I talk to the media, I always say until I watch the film, it's hard for me to really give you a straight answer. Well, now it's Tuesday night. I've watched the film. And the reality is there were opportunities for him."

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Vikings Open To Having Kaare Vedvik Kick And Punt

Aug 13, 2019 8:10 AM

The Minnesota Vikings are open to the idea of having Kaare Vedvik serve as both their kicker and punter this season.

The Vikings traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for Vedvik on Sunday.

The NFL hasn't had a full-time combo kicker since Frank Corral did so with the Los Angeles Rams in 1981.

"Yeah, if he's good enough, I wouldn't have a problem with that," Mike Zimmer said. "But I don't know. Again, I think everything is a possibility at this point."

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Vikings Hire Andrew Miller As Chief Operating Officer

Aug 12, 2019 12:18 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have hired Andrew Miller as Chief Operating Officer.

Miller previously worked for the Toronto Blue Jays.

“We are thrilled to name Andrew COO of the Minnesota Vikings,” owner and president Mark Wilf said in a statement.  “Andrew is a first-class individual, known for his integrity, strong business acumen, and collaborative approach. He cares deeply about people and their development and is acutely focused on every way in which he can improve the organization. Kevin Warren has been an integral part of the Vikings for the past 15 years and helped create a culture we are all proud of.  We think Andrew is a tremendous addition to our organization, and will help us continue to build on that foundation, while always putting the utmost importance on our fans and our community.”

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Vikings Acquire Kicker From Ravens For Draft Pick

Aug 11, 2019 3:37 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for kicker Kaare Vedvik.

The pick will be a fifth rounder in 2020, according to a source.

Vedvik, a native of Norway, was 12-of-13 on field goals in the preseason the past two years for Baltimore after being signed as an undrafted kicker in 2018.

In Thursday's preseason opener, Vedvik increased his value by making all four of his field goals, including a 55-yarder, and had two punts over 50 yards.

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Vikings RB Roc Thomas Suspended For Three Games

Jul 17, 2019 9:26 AM

Roc Thomas will be suspended for the first three games of the 2019 season without pay for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.

The second-year Minnesota Vikings running back was sentenced to probation in May and received a stay of adjudication.

Thomas, 23, was arrested on Jan. 16 and charged with felony drug possession after Dakota County police officers found 143.28 grams of marijuana (or just over five ounces) in his apartment. Police also confiscated just over $15,800 in cash, a .45-caliber handgun and two handgun magazines.

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Kirk Cousins: I Need More Wins For 'Next Level'

Jun 13, 2019 8:20 AM

The Minnesota Vikings didn't have the success they expected in Year 1 with Kirk Cousins and the quarterback has eyes on changing that.

"I think the next level, really, is all about winning," Cousins said. "I'm pretty much a .500 quarterback in my career so far and I don't think that's where you want to be, and that's not why you are brought in or people or excited about you.

"If I don't play well, if I don't have gaudy statistics but we win multiple playoff games this year, the narrative will be I went to the next level and I may not walk off the field everyday feeling like I did but if we win, that's the life of a quarterback is you are at the next level. If I have my best year yet in 2018 but we're 8-8, I didn't go to the next level. That's the reality of it."

Last season, Cousins recorded the highest completion percentage (70.13) in history among quarterbacks who threw for more than 4,000 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, but Minnesota failed to make the playoffs, stumbling to an 8-7-1 finish.

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Vikings, Kyle Rudolph Agree Upon Four-Year, $36M Extension
Kyle Rudolph could remain with the Vikings through the 2023 season.

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Garrett Bradbury Will Be Vikings' Starting Center
The Vikings drafted Garrett Bradbury in the first round.

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Kyle Rudolph Says Vikings Have Offered Five-Year Extension
The Vikings have offered Kyle Rudolph a five-year contract extension, the tight end has confirmed.

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Vikings' Mark Wilf: 'We Expect A Lot Better Season'
The Vikings missed the playoffs this past season despite high expectations.

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Kyle Rudolph, Vikings Are Discuss Extension
Talks between the Vikings and Kyle Rudolph on a contract extension are ongoing, but the discussions haven't gained any momentum.

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Vikings Could Trade Kyle Rudolph
The Vikings could trade Kyle Rudolph after talks on an extension broke down.

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2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Adam Thielen Agrees To Four-Year, $64M Extension With Vikings
Adam Thielen had 113 receptions and nine receiving touchdowns in 2018.

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Vikings Agree To Re-Sign Anthony Barr On Five-Year, $67.5M Deal
Anthony Barr will receive $33 million in guarantees.

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Sheldon Richardson Agrees To Three-Year, $39M Deal With Browns
Sheldon Richardson had 49 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 2018.

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2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Adam Thielen's Agent Optimistic About New Deal
Adam Thielen is entering the third season of a four-year, $19.246 million base deal.

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Stefon Diggs Hopes Vikings Fans Will Remain Patient
Kirk Cousins' first year with the Vikings wasn't a successful one, but Stefon Diggs hopes fans will remain patient.

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Kirk Cousins Has Been 'Frustrated' All Offseason
The Vikings signed Kirk Cousins to get them to the Super Bowl, but they failed to make the postseason at all.

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Vikings Hire Gary Kubiak For Offensive Advisory Role
Gary Kubiak's son, Klint, is expected to become Vikings quarterbacks coach and Kevin Stefanski will remain as Vikings offensive coordinator.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters
Patrick Mahomes is a Pro Bowl starter in his first season as a starting quarterback.

RealGM Staff Report

Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10
Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection.

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Mike Zimmer To Be More Involved In Vikings' Offense
Mike Zimmer plans to be more involved with the offense in the wake of the Vikings firing of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

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