|Offense||28th||75.3 (32nd)||239.8 (18th)|
|Defense||3rd||106.9 (20th)||207.9 (3rd)|
|44||Asiata, Matt (FA)||RB||6-0||219||7/24/1987||6||Utah|
|64||Beavers, Willie||G||6-5||322||10/2/1993||2||Western Michigan|
|61||Berger, Joe||C||6-5||305||5/25/1982||13||Michigan Tech|
|81||Boehringer, Moritz||WR||6-4||225||10/16/1993||1||No College|
|76||Boone, Alex||G||6-8||310||5/4/1987||8||Ohio State|
|Carter, Kyle||TE||6-3||245||12/17/1992||1||Penn State|
|32||Exum, Antone||CB||6-0||219||2/27/1991||4||Virginia Tech|
|Fragel, Reid||T||6-8||308||2/22/1991||2||Ohio State|
|63||Fusco, Brandon (FA)||G||6-4||306||7/26/1988||7||Slippery Rock|
|52||Greenway, Chad (FA)||OLB||6-3||237||1/12/1983||12||Iowa|
|Ham, C.J.||RB||5-11||235||7/22/1993||1||Augustana (S.D.)|
|79||Harris, Michael (FA)||G||6-5||338||12/5/1988||5||UCLA|
|Heinicke, Taylor||QB||6-1||210||3/15/1993||3||Old Dominion|
|69||Hill, Rashod||T||6-6||309||1/12/1992||2||Southern Mississippi|
|13||Hill, Shaun (FA)||QB||6-3||230||1/9/1980||16||Maryland|
|99||Hunter, Danielle||DE||6-5||252||10/29/1994||3||Louisiana State|
|92||Johnson, Tom||DT||6-3||288||8/30/1984||7||Southern Mississippi|
|98||Joseph, Linval||DT||6-4||329||10/10/1988||8||East Carolina|
|Lamur, Emmanuel||LB||6-4||245||6/8/1989||6||Kansas State|
|48||Line, Zach (FA)||FB||6-1||233||4/26/1990||5||Southern Methodist|
|72||Long, Jake (FA)||T||6-7||322||5/9/1985||10||Michigan|
|Lucas, Marquis||T||6-4||318||3/25/1993||1||West Virginia|
|21||McKinnon, Jerick||RB||5-9||205||5/3/1992||4||Georgia Southern|
|89||Morgan, David||TE||6-4||265||5/19/1993||2||Texas-San Antonio|
|Murray, Latavius||RB||6-3||230||1/18/1990||5||Central Florida|
|23||Newman, Terence||CB||5-10||197||9/4/1978||15||Kansas State|
|28||Peterson, Adrian (FA)||RB||6-1||220||3/21/1985||11||Oklahoma|
|25||Price, Jabari||CB||5-11||200||8/31/1992||4||North Carolina|
|Remmers, Mike||T||6-5||310||4/11/1989||5||Oregon State|
|29||Rhodes, Xavier||CB||6-1||218||6/19/1990||5||Florida State|
|Roberson, Tre||DB||6-0||200||10/22/1992||1||Illinois State|
|82||Rudolph, Kyle||TE||6-6||265||11/9/1989||7||Notre Dame|
|22||Smith, Harrison||FS||6-2||214||2/2/1989||6||Notre Dame|
|Symmank, Taylor||P||6-2||193||10/2/1992||R||Texas Tech|
|19||Thielen, Adam||WR||6-2||200||8/22/1990||4||Minnesota State|
|Trattou, Justin (FA)||DE||6-4||258||8/28/1988||6||Florida|
|26||Waynes, Trae||CB||6-0||190||7/25/1992||3||Michigan State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
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.
The former 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.
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.
Bradford returned to play the second half, so Hill should remain on the bench next week against Jacksonville.
Less than a week removed from signing up with the Vikings, Murray went under the knife Wednesday for an issue that became known during a mandated physical. He's expected to be healthy in time for training camp, but his absence from the offseason program could put him behind the eight ball as he attempts to build a rapport with quarterback Sam Bradford and the rest of the offense. Throughout three seasons with the Raiders, he averaged 4.2 YPC and gathered in 91 of 119 targets (76.5 percent). Typically, sure hands would indicate that he's poised for a three-down role, but Jerick McKinnon has experience within the system, while the Vikings are a candidate to select a running back in April's draft, two factors that may place a damper on Murray's expectations.
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 each of his first eight NFL seasons, showing great consistency that is further exemplified by the fact that he missed merely four games over his 10-year career.
"We anticipate getting that paperwork done sometime soon," Mayhew told MLive.com.
The one-year option will cost the team a bit more than $8 million.
Reiff has started every game but one over the last three seasons.
A 2016 first-round selection, Treadwell caught just one pass in nine appearances, with ankle and hamstring injuries making it difficult for him to earn a significant role. The ankle may have been a bigger issue than the Vikings previously let on, but it was still discouraging to see Treadwell remain uninvolved even when Stefon Diggs was limited or unavailable due to his own injuries. Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson stepped up instead, but the latter is set to hit unrestricted free agency and might even play some running back if he sticks around. Assuming his ankle is healthy, Treadwell should have a shot at some first-team reps during the offseason program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clemmings may attempt to return after halftime, but his 2016 season could in fact be over.
Alexander played in Week 15 despite an abdomen injury and it's unclear at this time if it was that injury that resulted in his placement on IR. He's been little more than a special teams player and his absence isn't expected to impact the team greatly.
Exum injured his leg in Sunday's preseason game and was waived in the days after. Now that he's cleared waivers he was eligible for placement on the IR and is done for the season.
Asiata had a productive season with 402 yards rushing, six touchdowns and 32 receptions for 263 yards. He worked as the goal-line back and the No. 2 running back most of the season with Adrian Peterson missing 13 games. His 3.3 yards per carry wasn't impressive, but he was running behind an injury-depleted offensive line and he's always been more of a sure-handed player than explosive back. He'll likely have a similar role in 2017, but much of his fantasy value depends on whether the Vikings bring back Adrian Peterson.
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.
Robinson missed Sunday's win over the Jaguars with an ailing hamstring, but he's slated to return in Week 15 against the Colts.
Diggs started his sophomore campaign with back-to-back 100-yard outings and later tallied consecutive 13-reception performances, but there were also quite a few duds mixed in, with knee and hip injuries perhaps playing a role. He finished the year with 903 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games, showing flashes of No. 1 receiver potential in an otherwise stale Minnesota offense. Diggs is locked in as the team's top target in the passing game, but it's unclear if he'll be catching balls from Sam Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater (knee) when Week 1 rolls around. There hasn't been any indication that Diggs' late-season hip injury will be a factor this offseason.
Born and bred in Minnesota, Thielen developed a nice rapport with Sam Bradford in 2016, tallying three 100-yard outings en route to 69 catches (on 92 targets) for 967 yards and five touchdowns. Now back in the fold, he joins Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph to form a steady base for the Vikings' passing attack. What's missing is a deep threat, but Thielen gave the offense a fair alternative with his team-leading 16 catches of 20-plus yards last season.
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.
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.
Peterson was reportedly asking for more than $8 million in the first year of a contract, which would be in line with the deals given to top running backs the past few years. Considering he's coming off a major injury and just turned 32 years old, he may have to settle for something closer to the deal Eddie Lacy recently signed with Seattle -- a one-year contract worth up to $5.5 million. There are still some potential fits, namely Oakland and Green Bay, but Peterson will first have to accept that teams aren't going to pay him a premium for what he accomplished in the past. Other teams that may be in the market for an early-down runner include the Lions, Patriots, Buccaneers and Giants.
Lamur had played just six snaps on defense in eight games before Sunday, but saw action with Eric Kendricks out with a concussion.
Berger returns to the field after missing the last two contests due to a concussion. He is expected to resume his role as the team's starting center.
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.
Long signed with the Vikings a little over a month ago after Andre Smith (triceps) and Matt Kalil (hip) were lost for the season. The Vikings' offensive line continues to be ravaged by injuries, with the team bringing in Rashod Hill to replace Long.
Minnesota signed defensive tackle Datone Jones in free agency, which likely shows the Vikings are not confident Floyd will be healthy for the 2017 season. However, Floyd has plenty of time to recover and be ready for training camp.
Barr was able to play all 16 games after missing six games combined the past two years, but otherwise had a disappointing year. He graded poorly in most metrics and created few of the big plays he was known for his first two seasons. Head coach Mike Zimmer even said that Barr was "coasting" two weeks ago. Whatever the reason for Barr's subpar year, getting him back on track as a disruptive force should be a focus for the Vikings defense next season.
Sendejo's placement on IR allowed for the Vikings to call up receiver Isaac Fruechte from the practice squad. Sendejo finishes the 2016 season with 69 tackles, four passes defensed, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.
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.
Fortunately, Minnesota has a deep enough secondary to absorb the loss of Price.
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.
Kai Forbath is under contract for next season and should retain the starting job after making all 15 field goal attempts this season. However, it's not impossible that Koehn could win the job in a competition next summer.
Bridgewater suffered a devastating left knee injury on Aug. 30, tearing multiple ligaments and dislocating the joint. There has been scant reporting during his rehabilitation, likely due to the year-plus recovery that accompanies such ailments. Since the end of the campaign, head coach Mike Zimmer has reaffirmed the Vikings' company line twice, stating the team is unsure when Bridgewater will be healthy enough to contribute but wouldn't rule out the potential that he's available at some point during the 2017 campaign. Nonetheless, a report Friday from Bleacher Report said Bridgewater will likely miss a second consecutive season, as he won't be 100 percent until March of 2017. While it's certainly possible, the Vikings will continue to tread carefully with the 2014 first-round pick.
"It's great," Boone said. "It's different, obviously, [after] playing next to Anthony [Davis] all those years, now you move over play next to Joe [Staley]. Both great tackles. Footwork's a little diferent, handwork is a little different, but at the end of the day it’s come along real well."
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.
Fusco, a sixth-round pick in 2011, has started 63 of his 66 career games played, predominately featuring at right guard. However, after the Vikings surrendered 104 quarterback hits, the seventh-most in the league this past season, change was inevitable along their offensive line, thus explaining Fusco's release.
Harris missed all of this past season due to a non-football illness, but he totaled 21 starts in 28 regular season appearances after joining the Vikings in 2014. Upon his release, Harris will now be free to sign with any other team once free agency begins.
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.
After managing just 3.4 yards per carry in Adrian Peterson's absence last season, McKinnon had to know the team would bring in serious competition even if it chose not to keep Peterson around. Murray isn't the most talented runner, but he does offer versatility and has a better track record than McKinnon. The Vikings could still further upgrade their backfield through the upcoming draft, potentially giving McKinnon competition from multiple sources as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. Murray is the clear favorite to handle the lead back job.
Newman was a free agent but will return to the Vikings. Although 37 last season, graded well in coverage. However, he could have a reduced role at age 38 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.
Smith had full participation in Friday's practice, which suggests he'll be able to start at safety and play a regular workload.
Line started four of his 15 games played in 2016, rushing for 15 yards on seven carries. Now slated to be an unrestricted free agent, Line's hip procedure doesn't sound like something that should impact his availability ahead of the 2017 campaign.
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.
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.