Minnesota Vikings Wiretap

Browns Expected To Hire George Paton As GM

Jan 20, 2020 11:08 AM

The Cleveland Browns are expected to hire George Paton as general manager this week.

Paton is currently assistant general manager of the Minnesota Vikings.

The other two candidates interviewed were Eagles Vice President of Football Operations Andrew Berry and Patriots Director of College Scouting Monti Ossenfort.

Kevin Stefanski is familiar with Paton from their time together with the Vikings.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland.com

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor

Adam Thielen Questionable After Getting Stitches On Ankle

Jan 9, 2020 4:21 PM

Adam Thielen is questionable for Saturday's game against the San Francisco 49ers after getting stitches on his left ankle following an injury at practice.

Thielen didn't practice on Thursday and the Minnesota Vikings have been secretive on how the injury occurred.

"I don't know," Mike Zimmer said. "We don't talk about things that happened in practice."

Thielen said he "got tangled up" Wednesday but did not provide specifics on how many stitches he received.

"It is what it is," Thielen said. "At that point, you're just trying to figure out how to get out there on Saturday. That's my mindset. Do whatever it takes to get out there Saturday and help this team win."

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury

Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen Dealing With Injuries

Jan 9, 2020 8:35 AM

The Minnesota Vikings are dealing with a number of injuries as they prepare to face the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.

Stefon Diggs missed practice on Tuesday and Wednesday and Adam Thielen suffered an ankle injury on Wednesday.

Thielen was listed as limited on Minnesota's injury report.

Diggs has been dealing with an illness.

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury

Officials: No Interference On Vikings' Winning Touchdown

Jan 6, 2020 8:58 AM

NFL officials decided both on the field and after reviewing the replay that there was not enough contact to charge Kyle Rudolph with offensive pass interference after there appeared to be some hand-fighting with P.J. Williams on his game-winning 4-yard touchdown catch in overtime of the Minnesota Vikings' 26-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

"There is contact by both players, but none of that contact rises to the level of a foul," said the NFL's senior vice president of officiating, Al Riveron, who briefly reviewed the play from the league's command center in New York. "This is consistent with what we've done all year long -- we left the ruling on the field. We let it stand."

The replay review process was completed so quickly that some Saints players didn't realize it had been reviewed.

When asked by a designated pool reporter if the decision was "obviously clear enough" for the replay process to be completed so quickly, Riveron said, "Yes, Fox was great. They gave us every angle that they had pertaining to the play. So we're very comfortable with what we saw. Nothing came through afterward that we had not seen prior to making the ruling."

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

Vikings Retain Mike Zimmer, Rick Spielman For 2020 Season

Jan 3, 2020 5:25 PM

The Minnesota Vikings announced Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman will remain in their current positions with the franchise for the 2020 season.

“We value Mike and Rick’s leadership and we have every intent of Mike continuing as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Rick leading our football operations, next year and beyond,” said Mark Wilf. 

The Vikings returned to the playoffs in 2019 and play at the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round on Sunday.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor

Dalvin Cook Unlikely To Play For Vikings On Monday Night

Dec 19, 2019 8:32 AM

The Minnesota Vikings are unlikely to have Dalvin Cook on Monday night against the Green Bay Packers, according to sources.

Cook is dealing with a shoulder injury.

The running back was injured at the beginning of the third quarter during Sunday's 39-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Vikings can clinch a playoff berth with a victory Monday.


Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury

Adam Thielen Expected To Return From Hamstring Injury

Dec 12, 2019 7:35 AM

The Minnesota Vikings should have Adam Thielen back in the lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source.

Thielen has missed the Vikings' last four games with a hamstring injury.

He has 27 receptions for 391 yards in his eight games this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury

Dalvin Cook Avoids Major Injury To Shoulder

Dec 3, 2019 9:25 AM

Dalvin Cook suffered a right shoulder injury in the second half of the Minnesota Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.

Cook was tripped up and fumbled on Minnesota's second drive of the third quarter. He remained on the ground for several minutes and looked to be in severe pain while being tended to by athletic trainers.

"He just hit me right on what I had when we played the Broncos [on Nov. 17]," Cook said. "He hit me right on it when he went to punch for the ball. It was kind of like a different feeling. It was different. But he got me in a good spot."

Despite remaining on the sideline after being evaluated in the locker room, the running back said he felt like he could have returned to the game if needed, but the Vikings chose to keep him out for "precautionary" reasons.

Cook said he'll "definitely" be ready to play in Week 14 when the Vikings host the Detroit Lions.

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury

Adrian Peterson 'Holds Back Tears' As Vikings Fans Cheer

Oct 25, 2019 8:59 AM

Late in Thursday night's Washington Redskins-Minnesota Vikings game, fans in Minneapolis showered Adrian Peterson with cheers, causing the running back to choke up.

Peterson moved into sixth-place on the NFL's all-time rushing list earlier in the game, a Vikings victory, which was shown on the scoreboards. The announcement led to a prolonged ovation, chants of "AP!" and Peterson twice waving to the crowd.

Peterson spent 10 years with the Vikings, rushing for a franchise-record 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.

"I had to hold tears back, to be honest," Peterson said. "It was special, a special moment."

He rushed for 76 yards on 14 carries for the Redskins in defeat.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins

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.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Stats

Stefon Diggs Doesn't Want To Be Traded By Vikings

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

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Vikings Have No Plans To Trade Stefon Diggs

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Kirk Cousins Apologizes To Adam Thielen For Week 4 Misses

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Vikings Open To Having Kaare Vedvik Kick And Punt
The Vikings traded a 2020 fifth-round pick to the Ravens for Kaare Vedvik on Sunday.

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Vikings Hire Andrew Miller As Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Miller previously worked for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Vikings Acquire Kicker From Ravens For Draft Pick
The Vikings have traded an undisclosed draft pick to the Ravens in exchange for kicker Kaare Vedvik.

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Vikings RB Roc Thomas Suspended For Three Games
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.

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Kirk Cousins: I Need More Wins For 'Next Level'
The Vikings didn't have the success they expected in Year 1 with Kirk Cousins and the quarterback has eyes on changing that.

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

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

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

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

Sid Hartman/Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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.

Chris Tomasson/St. Paul Pioneer Press

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

Sid Hartman/Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

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.

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

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

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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

Adam Schefter/ESPN