Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th75.3 (32nd)239.8 (18th)
Defense3rd106.9 (20th)207.9 (3rd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
 Adams, Rodney WR6-11769/15/1994RSouth Florida
20Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/19932Clemson
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/19924UCLA
64Beavers, Willie G6-532210/2/19932Western Michigan
61Berger, Joe C6-53055/25/198213Michigan Tech
81Boehringer, Moritz WR6-422510/16/19931No College
76Boone, Alex G6-83105/4/19878Ohio State
 Bower, Tashawn DE6-52502/18/1995RLSU
8Bradford, Sam QB6-422411/8/19878Oklahoma
 Bradley, Dylan DT6-12652/4/1995RSouthern Mississippi
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19924Louisville
40Brothers, Kentrell OLB6-12422/8/19932Missouri
 Carter, Kyle TE6-324512/17/19921Penn State
68Clemmings, T.J. T6-530911/18/19913Pittsburgh
 Coley, Stacy WR6-11955/13/1994RMiami (Fla.)
 Collins, Aviante T6-62954/21/1993RTCU
 Cook, Dalvin RB5-112138/10/1995RFlorida State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19933Maryland
62Easton, Nick C6-23036/16/19923Harvard
 Elflein, Pat C6-33007/6/1994ROhio State
32Exum, Antone CB6-02192/27/19914Virginia Tech
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33115/28/19915Florida
 Floyd, Michael WR6-222011/27/19896Notre Dame
 Forbath, Kai K5-111979/2/19876UCLA
 Fragel, Reid T6-83082/22/19912Ohio State
15Fruechte, Isaac WR6-32103/7/19911Minnesota
 Gedeon, Ben ILB6-224410/16/1994RMichigan
52Greenway, Chad (FA) OLB6-32371/12/198312Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19878Southern California
 Ham, C.J. RB5-112357/22/19931Augustana (S.D.)
41Harris, Anthony FS6-119210/9/19913Virginia
79Harris, Michael (FA) G6-533812/5/19885UCLA
 Heinicke, Taylor QB6-12103/15/19933Old Dominion
69Hill, Rashod T6-63091/12/19922Southern Mississippi
13Hill, Shaun (FA) QB6-32301/9/198016Maryland
 Hodges, Bucky TE6-72458/8/1995RVirginia Military Inst.
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/19943LSU
 Isidora, Danny G6-33066/5/1994RMiami (Fla.)
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19847Southern Mississippi
 Johnson, Jaleel DT6-33097/12/1994RIowa
 Jones, Datone DE6-42857/24/19905UCLA
 Jones, Cayleb WR6-22093/21/19931Arizona
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19888East Carolina
27Kearse, Jayron SS6-42152/11/19942Clemson
 Keenum, Case QB6-12052/17/19886Houston
54Kendricks, Eric MLB6-02322/29/19923UCLA
67Kerin, Zac G6-53058/13/19913Toledo
 Kidder, Caleb DE6-52602/4/1994RMontana
 Koehn, Marshall K6-02058/29/1992RIowa
 Lamur, Emmanuel LB6-42456/8/19896Kansas State
 Lee, Elijah LB6-32282/8/1996RKansas State
48Line, Zach (FA) FB6-12334/26/19905Southern Methodist
72Long, Jake (FA) T6-73225/9/198510Michigan
 Lunt, Wes QB6-522510/7/1993RIllinois
 McCaskill, Sam DE6-3240//RBoise State
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19905UCLA
21McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92055/3/19924Georgia Southern
89Morgan, David TE6-42655/19/19932Texas-San Antonio
 Murray, Latavius RB6-32301/18/19905UCF
 Newby, Terrell RB5-102007/25/1995RNebraska
23Newman, Terence CB5-101979/4/197815Kansas State
 Odenigbo, Ifeadi DL6-32654/8/1994RNorthwestern
25Price, Jabari CB5-112008/31/19924North Carolina
 Price, Josiah TE6-42437/19/1993RMichigan State
 Quigley, Ryan P6-31881/26/19905Boston College
 Reiff, Riley T6-630512/1/19886Iowa
 Remmers, Mike T6-53104/11/19895Oregon State
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12186/19/19905Florida State
 Richardson, Horace CB6-0212//RSouthern Methodist
 Roberson, Tre DB6-020010/22/19921Illinois State
51Robinson, Edmond OLB6-32452/23/19923Newberry
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/198311Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19897Notre Dame
 Sankey, Bishop RB5-102099/15/19923Washington
34Sendejo, Andrew SS6-12109/9/19877Rice
 Shelton, R.J. WR5-112055/6/1994RMichigan State
 Shepherd, Austin T6-43275/28/19922Alabama
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19877Minnesota
 Sinkfield, Terrell DB6-120012/10/1990RNorthern Iowa
78Sirles, Jeremiah T6-63158/8/19914Nebraska
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19896Notre Dame
93Stephen, Shamar DT6-53102/25/19914Connecticut
 Sutton, Will DT6-029710/3/19914Arizona State
 Symmank, Taylor P6-219310/2/1992RTexas Tech
 Tagaloa, Freddie G6-83163/4/1994RArizona
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19904Minnesota State
 Tocho, Jack CB6-02022/8/1996RNC State
 Trattou, Justin (FA) DE6-42588/28/19886Florida
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/19952Ole Miss
 Truesdell, Nick TE6-72403/14/1990RGrand Rapids CC MI
 Washington, Shaan LB6-322012/29/1993RTexas A&M
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/19923Michigan State
91Weatherly, Stephen DE6-52653/19/19942Vanderbilt
 Wilson, Eric LB6-2225//RCincinnati
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19896Arkansas
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Minnesota6-5310.56-3279.525.22138
 
 
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Position Listing
Jeremiah Sirles
No Updates
Moritz Boehringer
News
Boehringer has signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings.

Minnesota's sixth-rounder in 2016, Boehringer is an athletic freak but failed to generate any noise in the preseason. Now with a year of NFL experience under his belt, the German-born receiver will again jockey for one of the Vikings' last roster spots at receiver.

Caleb Kidder
No Updates
Wes Lunt
No Updates
Datone Jones
News
Jones signed a contract with the Vikings on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

The 2013 first-round selection spent the past four seasons in Green Bay, racking up 74 tackles and nine sacks during that span. He now heads to the division-rival Vikings where he'll likely take a backup role behind starters Brian Robison and Everson Griffen. However, Robison, who is currently 33, could see his reps begin to dwindle, which may provide an opportunity for Jones to make his mark. The 26-year-old did spend some time at linebacker with the Packers, so the Vikings definitely have options for how to utilize their newest signee. For the most part, Jones has been underwhelming through his first four seasons in the league, but a change of scenery could fix that.

Freddie Tagaloa
No Updates
Elijah Lee
No Updates
Anthony Harris
News
Harris had 15 total tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis. Harris started at safety with Harrison Smith injured.

Despite his large tackle totals, Harris struggled in coverage as he gave up several big plays. Still, he'll likely continue to start at safety as long as Smith is sidelined.

Rashod Hill
No Updates
Shaun Hill
News
Hill saw his first action since Week 1 in Thursday's loss to Dallas, completing his only pass for six yards while playing two plays for a temporarily injured Sam Bradford.

Bradford returned to play the second half, so Hill should remain on the bench next week against Jacksonville.

Justin Trattou
News
Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou is inactive Sunday against the Vikings.

Trattou backs up Everson Griffin at right defensive end and the Vikings will be without needed depth. Depth is more of an issue than usual with the game being played at high altitude.

Latavius Murray
News
Murray (ankle) should be healed for the start of training camp, Matthew Coller of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities reports.

Murray underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle shortly after signing a three-year contract with the Vikings in March. Since then, Minnesota drafted the electrifying Dalvin Cook in the second round, which, along with Jerick McKinnon, gives Murray considerable competition for snaps this season. Fortunately for him, Murray is expected to be ready to return for training camp, when his work in the film room thus far should allow him to join his teammates on the field without feeling far behind.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Chad Greenway
News
Greenway will announce his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.

Greenway, a first-round pick out of Iowa in 2006, spent his entire career in Minnesota, where he was named the team's Defensive MVP in 2010, 2012, and 2013. Along with earning two Pro Bowl selections as well, Greenway finishes fourth in Vikings history with 1,334 career tackles. In fact, the 34-year-old registered at least 93 stops in his first eight seasons played, which only came after tearing his ACL in his first preseason game as a rookie. Following that lost year, Greenway went on to miss merely four games over his subsequent 10 seasons, showing great consistency over the course of his career.

R.J. Shelton
No Updates
Nick Truesdell
No Updates
Dalvin Cook
News
Minnesota will have an open competition during training camp for the team's starting running back position among Latavius Murray, Cook and Jerick McKinnon. "Well, yeah," head coach Mike Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "It'll always be an open competition."

Cook, Minnesota's second-round 2017 draft pick, was a feared and incredibly productive runner in college, totaling 4,464 yards (6.5 YPC) and 46 touchdowns in 38 career games. He'll likely emerge as the starter, but it's possible that he could come off the bench and be eased into action at the start of the season. Cook will need to show he can block in pass protection and limit turnovers (13 fumbles in three years at Florida State) to win an every-down role.

Stacy Coley
No Updates
Riley Reiff
No Updates
Laquon Treadwell
News
Treadwell occupied the Vikings' No. 3 wideout position during each of the six offseason practices open to the media, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Treadwell, the 23rd overall pick of last year's draft, endured a lousy rookie campaign that included merely one catch on three targets for 15 yards. While his production was almost nonexistent, Treadwell did deal with foot and ankle ailments throughout the year, limiting him to nine games played. Now healthy, the 22-year-old's improved understanding of the Vikings offense has allowed him to move into third on the depth chart behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. Should Treadwell retain that role, he'd figure to have ample opportunities to drastically improve his fantasy stock, particularly if Michael Floyd's legal situation impacts his availability.

Sam Bradford
News
Bradford "has earned the right to be the starting quarterback," according to coach Mike Zimmer, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.

Bradford's trade to the Vikings prior to Week 1 caused waves across the league, and by winning his first four games at the helm, he couldn't have gotten off to a better start in Minnesota. Although the team's performance significantly fell off over the course of the campaign, Bradford was hardly the reason for that, as he not only set a new NFL record by completing 71.6 percent of his passes, but also threw for a career-high 3,877 yards. With 20 touchdowns versus just five interceptions as well, Bradford filled the sudden void created by Teddy Bridgewater's devastating knee injury rather well, justifying Zimmer's vote of confidence in him ahead of next season, when Bridgewater's status is still to be determined.

Sam McCaskill
No Updates
Terrell Newby
No Updates
Eric Kendricks
News
Kendricks compiled 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3.5 TFLs and three quarterback hits during Saturday's loss to the Packers.

Kendricks was a force to be reckoned with Saturday, leading the game in nearly all defensive statistical categories and seemingly getting to Packers QB Aaron Rodgers with ease. Those were his first logged sacks of the season though, so don't expect this level of production in the pass-rush department on a weekly basis from the former UCLA Bruin. Nonetheless, he'll look to end the campaign on a strong note in the Vikings' season finale next week against the Bears.

Tre Roberson
News
Roberson was released by the Vikings.

He suffered a broken bone in his right hand during training camp which hurt his chances to make the final roster.

Kyle Rudolph
News
Rudolph caught 11 of 15 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Bears.

Rudolph posted career highs in targets, catches and yards in this one while finding the end zone on a 22-yard connection with Sam Bradford in the second quarter. He showed a strong rapport with Bradford after the latter was acquired just before the season and finished with personal bests in nearly every major offensive category after falling just short of his personal best with seven touchdown receptions. Rudolph has emerged as a reliable fantasy option and should enjoy another strong season in 2017 even though the team could experience some turnover on the offensive side of the ball.

Marcus Sherels
News
Sherels (ribs) is active for Saturday's contest against Green Bay.

Sherels missed the Vikings past few games but was able to practice in full all week this week and shouldn't be at all limited in the game Saturday. He'll likely resume his role as punt returner and depth defensive back.

Bishop Sankey
News
Sankey signed with the Vikings' practice squad Friday.

Sankey spent the summer with the Titans and has since made stops in both New England and Kansas City. If something were to happen to Jerick McKinnon or Matt Asiata, expect the former second-rounder to receive a call from Vikings brass.

Everson Griffen
News
Griffen had two sacks, three tackles, two tackles for a loss and defended a pass in Sunday's win at Jacksonville.

Griffen ended a streak of five consecutive games without a sack. He now has eight sack and could match last season's 10.5 sacks in his last three games.

Taylor Symmank
No Updates
Eric Wilson
No Updates
Will Sutton
News
Sutton (ankle) signed a contract with the Vikings on Wednesday.

After being waived by the Bears a week ago, Sutton didn't take long to find a new home in the NFC North. A former collegiate standout at Arizona State, Sutton struggled to make an impact as a 3-4 defensive end during his three seasons with the Bears, compiling 60 tackles and no sacks in 36 career games (18 starts). Defensive tackle Toby Johnson was waived to create roster room for Sutton, who is expected to vie for a reserve role along the line in training camp.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ifeadi Odenigbo
News
The Vikings selected Odenigbo in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 220th overall.

Odenigbo is undersized for an end at just 258 points, and his lack of arm length will make it difficult for him to shed blocks. However, he is an impressive athlete with above-average metrics in nearly every Combine drill. Minnesota's depth up front means that Odenigbo has his work cut out for him if he wants to make the 53-man roster as a rookie.

Kentrell Brothers
News
The Vikings selected Brothers in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 160th overall.

Brothers was one of the more highly-regarded linebackers in the class heading into the Combine, but miserable pre-draft athletic testing pushed Brothers this far down the order. A bit undersized at 6-foot, 245 pounds, Brothers ran a 4.89-second 40-yard dash while logging problematic jumps -- 28.5 inches in the vertical and 110 in the broad jump. Still, he was quite productive at Missouri, posting 274 tackles over his last two seasons.

Xavier Rhodes
News
Rhodes had two interceptions, including a 100-yard return for a touchdown, along with three tackles in Sunday's win over Arizona.

Rhodes' interception return for a touchdown was a huge turnaround as he picked off a pass in the end zone and returned it all the way for a touchdown. Rhodes has been a difference maker in the secondary when healthy this year, but he's missed two games and played through injuries in several more. He looks healthy and in top form for the final six games, however.

Shamar Stephen
News
Stephen had a tackle while playing 32 of 74 snaps on defense in Sunday's win at Carolina.

Stephen is mostly a run stuffer and gets time in the defense line rotation behind Linval Joseph, so don't expect many tackles or sacks.

Rodney Adams
News
The VIkings selected Adams in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 170th overall.

Adams (6-foot-1, 189 pounds) is a lean wideout with standout running skills for the position. In addition to 67 catches for 822 yards and five touchdowns on 98 targets, he finished the 2016 season with 23 carries for 231 yards and five touchdowns. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds at the Combine, so the explosiveness he showed in college should translate at the NFL level. He'll compete for a backup role at receiver.

T.J. Clemmings
News
Clemmings will move to guard after playing left tackle last season, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Clemmings ranked last in the NFL for left tackles according to metrics from Pro Football Focus, so the Vikings are going to experiment to see where he may be a better fit. He'll likely add depth as a reserve offensive lineman this season.

Ryan Quigley
No Updates
Mackensie Alexander
News
Alexander underwent groin surgery during the offseason to repair an injury suffered in 2016, Andrew Krammer of The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Alexander saw just 68 snaps in 2016 after being selected in the second round of last year's draft. He wound up on injured reserve due to his groin injury, though the injury wasn't disclosed until recently. He wasn't at all limited during the first few days of the Vikings' offseason program and is expected to compete for the nickel corner position in 2017.

Reid Fragel
No Updates
Antone Exum
News
Exum missed Wednesday's OTA due to a knee injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Exum, who was placed on IR prior to the 2016 regular season due to a leg injury, was seen on crutches with a knee brace Wednesday. The injury-ridden safety could have trouble making the Vikings' final roster if he can't stay healthy.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Tom Johnson
News
Johnson (hamstring) will not require surgery on his hamstring tear, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Johnson was placed on IR Monday but it doesn't sound as if Johnson's injury is very severe. He'll be back to full health in 4 to 6 weeks and won't be at all limited with the injury come spring practices.

Edmond Robinson
News
Robinson will battle Emmanuel Lamur for the starting weak-side linebacker role that is vacant following the retirement of Chad Greenway, ESPN reports.

Lamur is likely the favorite, but the competition could be wide open and others could figure into the mix. Whoever wins the job would likely see limited playing time as the weak-side linebacker routinely came off the field last year in nickel packages with Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks remaining on the field.

Mike Remmers
No Updates
Stefon Diggs
News
Diggs is taking steps in the offseason to assure he does not miss time during the upcoming season, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Diggs dealt with a flurry of injuries last season, including issues in his hips, knees and groin. The club's No. 1 wideout noted these injuries were his own fault and is now dedicated to making sure his 2017 campaign is injury-free. Should he remain healthy, Diggs could be in for impressive fantasy numbers as he and Sam Bradford head into their second season together.

Adam Thielen
News
Thielen did not participate in Wednesday's OTA due to a left knee injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Thielen spent Wednesday's practice on the sideline with wrapping on his left knee, but the injury doesn't appear to be anything serious at this point. The Vikings will proceed cautiously with their No. 2 receiver, and if he's unable to return Thursday, his next opportunity would be Monday when the team returns for its final set of OTAs.

Nick Easton
No Updates
Dylan Bradley
No Updates
Taylor Heinicke
News
Heinicke (foot) was activated Tuesday from the non-football injury list, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Heinicke returned to practice Oct. 19 and had to be activated within a 21-day window. The Vikings decided to bring him back at the last second, but he'll only be No. 3 on the depth chart, clearly stuck behind both Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill.

Danielle Hunter
News
Hunter will start at left defensive end this season, Matt Vensel of Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Hunter had a breakout campaign last season, racking up 12.5 sacks as a reserve lineman. Veteran Brian Robison noted the 22-year-old's success, giving his starting spot on the depth chart to Hunter. He is expected to play in at least 80 percent of the defensive snaps this season after only playing in 57 percent of the snaps last season. His new role makes Hunter an intriguing option in IDP formats, but he'll have to prove his numbers last season were no fluke.

Shaan Washington
No Updates
Isaac Fruechte
News
Fruechte was promoted to the Vikings' active roster from the practice squad on Saturday, Chris Tomasson of TwinCities.com reports.

Fruechte has earned a hometown appearance in Week 17, as the former Minnesota Golden Gopher will get a chance to see targets behind Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson due to several injuries at wide receiver.

Emmanuel Lamur
News
Lamur had three total tackles and played 16 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Lamur had played just six snaps on defense in eight games before Sunday, but saw action with Eric Kendricks out with a concussion.

Joe Berger
No Updates
David Morgan
News
Morgan (knee) was not listed on the Vikings' injury report Wednesday.

The rookie missed two consecutive games prior to the Vikings' bye week. However, it appears the rest did him well given his return to practice in a full time role. He is seemingly on track to return to action Sunday.

C.J. Ham
News
Ham was signed to the Vikings' active roster Friday.

Ham had been on the practice squad since the beginning of the year and was signed in the wake of Mackensie Alexander (undisclosed) moving to injured reserve. Likely the fourth option at running back, Ham isn't likely to see much time on offense barring a slew of injuries to Minnesota's backfield.

Jake Long
No Updates
Stephen Weatherly
News
The Vikings selected Weatherly in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 227th overall.

Weatherly has uncommon athleticism for a player at the 6-foot-4, 270-pound build, though he falls to this point for rawness reasons. Mike Zimmer is an ideal coach for him to land with, though.

Willie Beavers
No Updates
Sharrif Floyd
News
Floyd (knee) is expected to start the 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list, Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune reports.

Floyd -- who's making slow and steady progress in his recovery from nerve damage suffered during September knee surgery -- missed out on the entirety of the Vikings' offseason program and seemingly has little to no chance of making it back for training camp or the preseason. Although him landing on the PUP list is currently the expectation, he could ultimately end up on injured reserve if Minnesota management isn't optimistic about his progress after the season's first six weeks.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Anthony Barr
News
Barr's fifth-year option was exercised by Minnesota on Monday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports reports.

Barr has been a consistent player for the Vikings since being drafted ninth overall by the team in 2014, though he hasn't been great. His fifth-year option is worth around $12.3 million and will keep him under contract through 2018. Minnesota will be hoping to see improvement from Barr after a two-sack season in 2016.

Kevin McDermott
No Updates
Horace Richardson
No Updates
Bucky Hodges
News
The Vikings selected Hodges in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 201st overall.

This is perhaps the most surprising faller in this year's draft. Hodges is a rare athlete at tight end and, despite a tendency for drops, proved productive as well. Even if the league doubts his skills as a tight end, it's surprising that a team wouldn't take him sooner for special teams play alone -- this is a 6-foot-6, 257-pound player with a 4.57-second 40-yard dash, 39-inch vertical and 134-inch broad jump. Unfortunately, even if he proves his doubters wrong, the Minnesota offense likely won't afford him many targets as long as Kyle Rudolph is around.

Andrew Sendejo
News
Sendejo (knee) is recovering from offseason knee surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp, Mark Smith of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Sendejo's 2016 season came to a premature end after he suffered a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve. The veteran safety still amassed 69 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 14 games last year, and should have another strong campaign alongside Harrison Smith in the back end of the Vikings' secondary this coming season, assuming that he is able to stay healthy.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jayron Kearse
News
Kearse started at strong safety in Monday's loss to Chicago but played just 15 snaps, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Kearse was essentially benched after missing a tackle and allowing Jordan Howard to have a long run early in the game. Anthony Harris played most of the snaps thereafter. It looks like Harris would start if Andrew Sendejo remains out with an ankle injury.

Pat Elflein
No Updates
Jabari Price
News
Price was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Fortunately, Minnesota has a deep enough secondary to absorb the loss of Price.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kai Forbath
News
Forbath made his only field-goal attempt from 21 yards and converted all five extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Forbath stabilized Minnesota's kicking situation after the release of Blair Walsh as he made all 15 field goal attempts. He did miss three extra point attempts, however. Forbath is signed through 2017, so he should return as Minnesota's kicker next season.

Marshall Koehn
News
Koehn has become a legitimate contender for Minnesota's kicking job in challenging Kai Forbath during OTAs, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Koehn is seen having more leg strength than Forbath during OTAs. Forbath is under contract for next season and made all 15 field-goal attempts last season, so he's still a heavy favorite to win the job. However, it sounds like the competition won't just be for show this summer.

Michael Floyd
News
Floyd allegedly tested positive for alcohol this week, violating terms of his house arrest, TMZ Sports reports.

Floyd served a 24-day jail sentence this spring after pleading guilty to extreme DUI following a December arrest in Arizona. Upon his release from jail, Floyd was ordered to serve 96 days on house arrest, but was allowed to transfer his sentence from Arizona to Minnesota so he could partake in offseason practices with the Vikings. As part of that sentence, Floyd was prohibited from having any alcohol and was required to undergo random breath tests to ensure of it. According to the report, Floyd tested positive for alcohol on five occasions this week, including three "high alcohol tests." While he allegedly blamed the positive tests on a fermented tea that contains trace amounts of alcohol, Floyd's blood alcohol concentration was reportedly far higher than the tea's content would've made it. If the court rules that Floyd indeed broke the terms of his house arrest, the wideout could face a return to jail.

Ben Gedeon
News
The Vikings selected Gedeon in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 120th overall.

Gedeon is a classic hard-nosed middle linebacker who racked up 94 tackles for Michigan in his lone season as a starter in 2016. He also showed an ability to cause havoc in the backfield with 15.0 tackles for loss. Athletically, he checks all the boxes with above-average scores relative to his position in all of his Combine tests. Gedeon will likely start out as a depth option at middle or weakside linebacker.

Case Keenum
News
Keenum is signing with the Vikings, Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston reports, with ESPN's Adam Caplan adding that the deal is for one year and $2 million.

The veteran began last season as the Rams' starting quarterback, but he relinquished those duties to then-rookie Jared Goff after an inauspicious nine-game stretch. Keenum finished with 2,201 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 appearances. While that display has likely ruled him out of being considered as a starter in the future, the 29-year-old embodies a decent backup option to Sam Bradford in Minnesota, where Teddy Bridgewater's (knee) status for the upcoming campaign remains uncertain.

Danny Isidora
No Updates
Cayleb Jones
No Updates
Teddy Bridgewater
News
Bridgewater (knee) stands a chance of being cleared to return at some point during the upcoming season, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Bridgewater still has a long way to go to return from last year's catastrophic knee injury, but being cleared to throw passes to teammates and participate in individual drills has encouraged many with his progress. While he still can't go through team drills, run full speed, plant or cut on his left leg, or absorb contract to his knee, Bridgewater's 2017 campaign hasn't been written off yet. Without a timetable for Bridgewater's return, though, Sam Bradford will remain Minnesota's starter for the foreseeable future.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zac Kerin
No Updates
Austin Shepherd
No Updates
Aviante Collins
No Updates
Alex Boone
No Updates
Brian Robison
News
Robison signed a one-year extension that takes his contract through 2018, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Robison agreed to reduce his 2017 base salary from a non-guaranteed $5.3 million to a fully-guaranteed $3.9 million, with the number then dropping to $3.2 million (including $1.25 million guaranteed) for 2018. He'll turn 34 in April and has never recorded double-digit sacks in a season, but his run defense and consistency have long made him an asset to the Vikings. Robison has played 15 or 16 games in each of his 10 NFL seasons, recording 4.5 or more sacks each of the past six years while starting every contest he's played.

Michael Harris
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Illness - Questionable for the start of training camp
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Tashawn Bower
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Kyle Carter
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Jarius Wright
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Wright had five receptions for 24 yards on seven targets in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Wright languished on the bench nearly all season but got some unexpected work in the season finale. He finished the season with just 11 receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown. He missed the first four games in part due to a hamstring injury, but he was buried on the depth chart as he even fell behind little-used rookie Laquon Treadwell. Wright is signed trough 2019 and the Vikings would lose over $2 million in dead money if they cut him, so he may return next season. However, his role in the offense is very uncertain.

Jerick McKinnon
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McKinnon put on weight while working with Adrian Peterson in the offseason, bulking up from 200 pounds to 211, Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

McKinnon hopes to replace Peterson as the team's lead runner, but such a role probably isn't in the cards after Minnesota signed Latavius Murray (ankle) to a three-year, $15 million contract and then drafted Dalvin Cook in the second round. McKinnon has been getting first-team snaps at OTAs, benefitting from Murray's recovery from surgery and Cook's inexperience. While he'll likely still factor into the offense in some capacity due to his speed and receiving ability, McKinnon seems the least likely of the three to enter Week 1 in the lead role. He had a better opportunity last season, but ended up averaging a paltry 3.4 yards per carry and 4.7 yards per target while splitting work with Matt Asiata.

Terence Newman
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Newman signed a one-year contract to remain with Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Newman was a free agent but will return to the Vikings. Although 38 last season, he graded well in coverage. However, he could have a reduced role at age 39 as 2015 first-round draft pick Trae Waynes will compete for the starting job. Or Newman could shift to covering the slot with Captain Munnerlyn leaving to sign with the Panthers.

Harrison Smith
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Smith (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's OTA, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. "I'm doing everything, so it's not really an issue," said Smith of his ankle Thursday.

A high-ankle sprain forced Smith to miss two games late last season and ultimately required offseason surgery. Although he was reportedly limited earlier in OTAs, it appears that Smith's ankle is fully recovered. Despite being hampered by his ankle injury last season, Smith still managed to top 90 tackles for the third time in his career. Provided that he can stay healthy, there's little reason to think he can't have a repeat performance in 2017.

Zach Line
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Line (hip) has recovered from offseason surgery and has been cleared for full contact, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The unsigned Line won't face any limitations if he should find a home before training camps begin, but with several teams phasing fullbacks out of their offense, it's unlikely he'll find many suitors on the open market. The 27-year-old has appeared in 31 games with the Vikings the last two seasons, logging 13 carries for 28 yards and two touchdowns and six receptions for 95 yards and a score.

Josiah Price
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Trae Waynes
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Waynes (concussion) is active for Saturday's game against the Packers.

Waynes missed last week's game due to a concussion he suffered in Week 14 but he's since cleared the concussion protocol. He'll be one of the team's top backups behind starting cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and Terence Newman.

Linval Joseph
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Joseph (shoulder) will play Sunday against Washington, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Joseph was sidelined the majority of practice this week but will take the field Sunday despite his shoulder aliment. The Vikings may limit the defensive tackle's reps, in which case Tom Johnson and Shamar Stephen are likely to see increased playing time.

Terrell Sinkfield
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Sinkfield signed with the Vikings on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Sinkfield spent the 2016 offseason with the Vikings as a wideout, but will join the team as a cornerback this time around. The Northern Iowa product has been impressive in the Canadian Football league over the last three years, recording 102 catches for 1,537 yards and 10 touchdowns over that time frame. Sinkfield may require some time to adjust to playing cornerback, so keep an eye on his progress in order to determine where he will end up on the Vikings' defensive depth chart come roster cuts.

Jaleel Johnson
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The Vikings selected Johnson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 109th overall.

Johnson adds another big body inside for the Vikings front, checking in at 6-foot-3, 316 pounds. His subpar combine, including a mere 19 reps on the bench that ranked in just the fifth percentile among defensive linemen, made him a Day 3 pick. That said, he has impressive tape and was able to rush the passer from the interior with 7.5 sacks as a senior. Johnson figures to add depth at the right defensive tackle spot behind Sharrif Floyd, whose future is a bit cloudy due to nerve damage in his knee.

Jack Tocho
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Tocho, who Minnesota selected in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, will move to safety, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It's probably not a huge distinction as Tocho may play special teams more than defense if he's able to win a spot on the final roster. Tocho ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at the Combine, so he may not have the speed to play cornerback regularly.

 

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