Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th138.2 (4th)183.0 (30th)
Defense13th109.2 (16th)234.9 (12th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
20Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/1993RClemson
44Asiata, Matt RB6-02197/24/19875Utah
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/19923UCLA
38Baxter, Keith DB6-01936/4/1992RMarshall
64Beavers, Willie G6-532210/2/1993RWestern Michigan
61Berger, Joe C6-53055/25/198212Michigan Tech
81Boehringer, Moritz WR6-422510/16/1993RNo College
76Boone, Alex G6-83105/4/19877Ohio State
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19923Louisville
40Brothers, Kentrell OLB6-12422/8/1993RMissouri
60Bykowski, Carter T6-73137/25/19903Iowa State
86Carter, Kyle TE6-324512/17/1992RPenn State
68Clemmings, T.J. T6-530911/18/19912Pittsburgh
67Cockran, Theiren DE6-52609/10/1992RMinnesota
57Cole, Audie MLB6-52486/1/19895North Carolina State
95Crichton, Scott DE6-327310/30/19913Oregon State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19932Maryland
62Easton, Nick C6-33036/16/19922Harvard
66Ellis, Kenrick DT6-533512/10/19876Hampton
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525010/3/19885USC
32Exum, Antone CB6-02192/27/19913Virginia Tech
69Faciane, Isame G6-43025/11/19912Florida International
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33115/28/19914Florida
15Fruechte, Isaac WR6-32103/7/19911Minnesota
63Fusco, Brandon G6-43067/26/19886Slippery Rock
56Ganus, Jake ILB6-22333/22/1993RGeorgia
52Greenway, Chad OLB6-32371/12/198311Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19877USC
33Griffin, Michael DB6-02151/4/198510Texas
30Ham, C.J. RB5-112357/22/1993RAugustana (S.D.)
41Harris, Anthony SS6-119210/9/19912Virginia
79Harris, Michael G6-533812/5/19885UCLA
6Heinicke, Taylor QB6-12103/15/19932Old Dominion
61Hickey, Sean G6-63069/29/19911Syracuse
13Hill, Shaun QB6-32301/9/198015Maryland
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/19942Louisiana State
12Johnson, Charles WR6-22172/27/19894Grand Valley State
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19846Southern Mississippi
69Johnson, Toby DT6-43259/1/19911Georgia
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19887East Carolina
75Kalil, Matt T6-73177/6/19895USC
27Kearse, Jayron SAF6-42152/11/1994RClemson
54Kendricks, Eric MLB6-02322/29/19922UCLA
67Kerin, Zac G6-53058/13/19912Toledo
59Lamur, Emmanuel LB6-42456/8/19895Kansas State
87Leonhardt, Brian TE6-52554/2/19903Bemidji State
48Line, Zach FB6-12334/26/19904Southern Methodist
18Locke, Jeff P6-01959/27/19894UCLA
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19904UCLA
21McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92055/3/19923Georgia Southern
9Michel, Marken WR5-111917/6/1993RMassachusetts
91Moore, Zach DE6-62809/5/19903Concordia-St. Paul
89Morgan, David TE6-42655/19/1993RTexas-San Antonio
24Munnerlyn, Captain CB5-91954/10/19888South Carolina
23Newman, Terence CB5-101979/4/197814Kansas State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19914Tennessee
62Perine, Denzell DE6-22503/28/1993RFlorida Atlantic
28Peterson, Adrian RB6-12203/21/198510Oklahoma
42Pressley, Jhurrell RB5-102065/20/1992RNew Mexico
25Price, Jabari CB5-112008/31/19923North Carolina
83Pruitt, MyCole TE6-22583/24/19922Southern Illinois
60Raciti, Travis DE6-43055/21/19921San Jose State
49Renaud, Blake RB6-125210/6/19921Boise State
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12186/19/19904Florida State
36Roberson, Tre DB6-020010/22/1992RIllinois State
51Robinson, Edmond OLB6-32452/23/19922Newberry
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/198310Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19896Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew SS6-12109/9/19876Rice
74Shepherd, Austin T6-43275/28/19922Alabama
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19876Minnesota
78Sirles, Jeremiah T6-63158/8/19913Nebraska
72Smith, Andre T6-43251/25/19878Alabama
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19895Notre Dame
2Stave, Joel QB6-52305/16/1992RWisconsin
93Stephen, Shamar DT6-53102/25/19913Connecticut
65Sullivan, John C6-43108/8/19859Notre Dame
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19903Minnesota State
94Trattou, Justin DE6-42588/28/19885Florida
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/1995RMississippi
3Walsh, Blair K5-101701/8/19905Georgia
58Watts, Brandon OLB6-22311/21/19913Georgia Tech
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/19922Michigan State
64Weatherly, Stephen DE6-52653/19/1994RVanderbilt
31White, Melvin DB6-22156/26/19903Louisiana-Lafayette
 Whittingham, Jason LB6-224010/30/1990RUtah
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19895Arkansas
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Minnesota6-5315.16-3286.125.72137
 
 
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Position Listing
Jeremiah Sirles
News
The Chargers traded offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to the Vikings, a source told NFL.com. Sirles started one game last season.
Moritz Boehringer
No Updates
Zach Moore
News
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.

Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.

Anthony Harris
News
Harris remained in the starting lineup at safety and had six tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Harris got the start with Harrison Smith out. He could start again next week if Smith remains sidelined.

Charles Johnson
News
Johnson has been working with the first-team offense at split end during spring practices with Stefon Diggs shifting over to flanker, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Laquon Treadwell, Minnesota's 2016 first-round draft pick, has been working with the second team. Johnson has likely been working with the first team just the Vikings want to ease Treadwell into the mix, but this shows Johnson isn't finished as far as competing for playing time. Johnson emerged in the second half of the 2014 campaign, accruing 25 receptions on 46 targets for 415 yards and two touchdowns across the final seven games, but struggled last season with injuries, was phased out of the offense, and went without a catch after Week 9. He still faces an uphill battle for playing time with the Vikings likely to go with Diggs, Treadwell and Jarius Wright as the top three receiver options.

Shaun Hill
News
Hill stepped in for concussed starter Teddy Bridgewater in Sunday's game against the Rams, completing 2-of-6 passes for 15 yards.

The veteran saw his first action of the season Sunday, and actually led the Vikings to a game-winning field goal in overtime. It is unclear when Bridgewater will be able to return, but Hill is seemingly in line to start any games he misses. The Vikings will face off with a middling Raiders defense in Week 10, but Hill doesn't possess much fantasy potential, even in a starting role.

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.

Chad Greenway
News
The Vikings and Greenway agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Greenway thus confirmed his offseason intentions to play one more season and complete his career with one organization. While his usage tumbled to 59 percent of the defensive snaps in 2015, he fared well in his move to weak-side linebacker, yielding 68 tackles (55 solo), 2.5 sacks, and one pick-six for IDP pursuits.

Andre Smith
News
Bengals starting right tackle Andre Smith will be limited this spring and won't participate in team drills, but he'll be ready for training camp, reports the team's website. Smith, 28, is coming back from a torn triceps that limited him to nine games last season.
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Keith Baxter
No Updates
Laquon Treadwell
News
Treadwell said he was never fully healthy last season at Mississippi, but is at full speed heading into training camp. "I wasn't 100 percent in anything I did from the beginning of spring ball (in 2015) to pro day (at Mississippi on March 28). I was playing on one leg my whole junior season. Last year wasn't fun going out and being hurt and trying to play," he told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Treadwell broke his left tibia and dislocated his left ankle in a gruesome injury in a Nov. 1, 2014 game. He came back to catch 82 passes for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns last season at Mississippi in his first season back from the injury. He also ran a disappointing 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds but was still the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 draft. If Treadwell wasn't at full speed last year, that suggests he has more potential than his play last year showed. He'll need to earn a starting job this summer, but it's expected he'll begin the season as the No. 2 receiver.

Eric Kendricks
News
Kendricks recorded nine tackles, including one tackle for loss, in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

The rookie out of UCLA capped off his debut season with another solid outing Sunday, bumping up his tackle total on the year to 92. He was especially effective in the run game against the Packers as he recorded two stuffs for a total of three yards lost. Kendricks finished the regular season ranked fourth in tackles among rookies behind the likes of Stephone Anthony, Landon Collins, and Kwon Alexander and helped the Vikings improve from 25th in run defense in 2014 (121.4 YPG) to a more palatable 109.3 per game, which put them 17th in the league in 2015. He and fellow former UCLA star Anthony Barr have injected some much-needed youth and skill to the Vikings' linebacking corps and there's no reason to believe Kendricks can't continue to improve in his second season.

Jason Whittingham
No Updates
Audie Cole
News
Cole (ankle) signed a one-year contract to stay with the Vikings, FOX Sports North reports.

Cole had just three tackles in seven games during the 2015 season, but he did start in Week 9 against the Rams in place of an injured Eric Kendricks. Cole broke his ankle during that game, ending his season prematurely. His biggest 2016 impact may come on special teams.

Tre Roberson
No Updates
Kenrick Ellis
News
Ellis has been placed on the Vikings' active/physically unable to perform list with an undisclosed injury, Ben Goessling of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

Ellis' placement on the PUP list comes as a bit of a surprise, but at this point his condition doesn't seem to be too severe. When he's able to return he'll be competing for a spot at the tail end of the defensive tackle depth chart for Minnesota.

Injury
Undisclosed - PUP. Questionable for start of season
Kyle Rudolph
News
Rudolph caught a 24-yard pass on his lone target in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Rudolph became less and less of a fixture in the Viking offense down the stretch, being targeted a mere seven times over his last four contests including the playoffs. Part of his lack of production can be attributed to a run-heavy approach to the offense that saw quarterback Teddy Bridgewater average just 22 passes per game in that final stretch, although it is important to note that Rudolph was third on the team in targets and led the team in receiving touchdowns with five. Although he didn't post the kind of numbers that he did in his breakout 2012 campaign, it's encouraging that Rudolph was able to play in all 17 games this year after a pair of seasons derailed by injury. At just 26 years of age, Rudolph still may have some of his best days ahead of him if he's able to stay healthy and Bridgewater continues to progress as a passer.

Travis Raciti
No Updates
Carter Bykowski
News
The Vikings announced Monday they waived tackle Carter Bykowski. They also placed cornerback Josh Robinson (pectoral) on the PUP list, which means he will miss the first six weeks of the season.
Marcus Sherels
News
Sherels returned a punt return 65 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over Chicago. He had three punt returns overall for an average of 25.7 yardes.

Sherels has just four tackles this season as his duties have been limited to punt returns and special teams. He'll be used as a defensive back only as a deep reserve.

Marken Michel
No Updates
Everson Griffen
News
Griffen (shoulder) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest against the Seahawks.

Coming off back-to-back double-digit sack campaigns, Griffen may have difficulty bringing down the ever-elusive Russell Wilson. Nevertheless, Griffen has notched 22.5 sacks over the last 31 games during the aforementioned stretch.

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' fifth-year contract option will be exercised, The Star Tribune reports.

Rhodes was drafted 25th overall in 2013, and has emerged as a starting cornerback for the Vikings over the past two seasons. He was particularly impressive last season, registering a career-best 58 tackles while also defending at least 10 passes for the third straight year.

Shamar Stephen
News
The Vikings announced a variety of roster moves before Sunday's first practice of training camp.

The team placed linebacker Casey Matthews on the Reserve/Injured list with cornerback Josh Robinson being placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Moreover, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and wide receiver DaVaris Daniels were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

T.J. Clemmings
No Updates
Mackensie Alexander
News
The Vikings selected Alexander in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 54th overall.

Alexander was widely deemed a first-round talent going into the draft, but his reputation as a difficult personality likely pushed him down this far. Aggressive and confident, Alexander was highly effective in college and gives Minnesota a fine long-term starting cornerback option under coach Mike Zimmer's watch.

Captain Munnerlyn
News
Munnerlyn had a season-high eight tackles in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Munnerlyn continues to work as the team's nickelback and has been more involved against the run the past three games with 17 tackles.

Antone Exum
News
Exum could be in the mix to win a starting safety job next to Harrison Smith after returning from rib and shoulder injuries during spring practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He mostly worked with the second- and third-string defense, but he could work his way into the mix for playing time at strong safety with an impressive showing at training camp. Exum missed time last year with a knee injury and spent the final few weeks on injured reserve with a fractured rib and an AC joint injury. He'll compete with Andrew Sendejo, Michael Griffin, Anthony Harris and 2016 seventh-round draft pick Jayron Kearse.

Matt Asiata
News
The Vikings have re-signed Asiata.

Asiata, who recorded 112 yards on 29 carries and added 19 receptions for 132 yards in 16 games in 2015, will reprise his depth running back role for the Vikings this coming season, though his path to fantasy utility is blocked by the presence of teammates Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon.

Tom Johnson
News
Johnson had two sacks and five total tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Johnson is having a second consecutive strong season in Minnesota with five sacks as he's gained more playing time in the rotation on the defensive line.

Edmond Robinson
News
Robinson had five tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants, despite playing just six snaps on defense.

Robinson started two games at linebacker with Anthony Barr hurt, but moved back to a mostly special teams role on Sunday.

Stefon Diggs
News
Diggs caught four of six targets for 26 yards and added a six-yard run in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

With Seattle dropping into deep zones, Diggs was able to make some plays underneath while leading the team in both catches and targets. Despite seeing no action during the season's first three weeks, Diggs still managed to lead the Vikings in catches, targets and receiving yards. The rookie's value was hampered, however, given the Vikings 31st-ranked pass offense. Expect the Vikings to be a little more pass-focused next year with an aging Adrian Peterson in a new domed stadium.

Adam Thielen
News
Thielen (shoulder) had 67 rushing yards on two attempts Sunday and added one reception for 16 yards on his lone target against the Packers.

The majority of Thielen's rushing yardage came on a 41-yard scamper on a fake punt early in Sunday's contest and he added 26 yards on a reverse in the fourth quarter. Thielen did suffer a shoulder injury in Sunday's game, according to the Pioneer Press, but he believes he'll be available Sunday's Wild Card matchup with the Seahawks.

Brandon Watts
News
Watts had two tackles and played just 23 snaps at weak-side linebacker in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Watts started at weak-side linebacker with Chad Greenway moving to middle linebacker while Eric Kendricks out with a rib injury. However, Watts has been coming off the field in nickel and passing situations, which limits his fantasy value.

Nick Easton
News
The Ravens agreed to send offensive lineman Nick Easton to the 49ers, the Ravens announced. The Ravens will receive a conditional draft pick. Easton has never appeared in an NFL game. He was undrafted free agent.
Scott Crichton
News
The Vikings listed linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) as inactive Sunday against the Jets.

The Vikings also listed cornerback Jabari Price, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey, offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb and defensive lineman Scott Crichton as inactive.

Jhurrell Pressley
No Updates
Taylor Heinicke
News
Heinicke will be out for three months after tearing a tendon in his left ankle in mid-July, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.

Heinicke sustained the injury after attempting to enter his friend's home after the two had been locked out. The third-string quarterback attempted to budge the door open with his foot, but slipped and had his foot go through the window, resulting in a fairly serious injury. Clearly, this is a freak injury and the Vikings are hoping for a recovery by mid-season, but the damage to Heinicke's ankle only holds fantasy importance in the deepest of leagues.

Injury
Foot - NFI. Questionable for start of season
Danielle Hunter
News
Hunter had three total tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Hunter played 37 of 61 snaps on defense as he's become a key part of the defensive line rotation. His six sacks are second among NFL rookies.

Isaac Fruechte
No Updates
Melvin White
News
The Panthers reached the NFL's 75-man limit Tuesday thanks to a series of moves, including placing star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin on the season-ending injured reserve list with a knee injury, per a team release. 

Carolina waived WR Jarrett Boykin, DT Kenny Horsley, S Robert Lester and WR De'Andre Presley, placed OT Davonte Wallace and CB Melvin White on the waived/injured list and reached an injury settlement with DT Micanor Regis.

Adrian Peterson
News
Peterson did not fully participate in training camp Friday due to an undisclosed injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He tweaked himself a little bit in the offseason. He's going to be fine," said head coach Mike Zimmer. "He did the conditioning test today. We're just being careful with him."

Peterson was able to run light sprints and participated in walk-through of a play on offense, so the injury doesn't sound serious. Still, monitor his progress early in training ccamp.

Emmanuel Lamur
News
The Vikings signed Lamur on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

After his second NFL season was wiped away by a shoulder injury, Lamur served as a starting outside linebacker in Cincinnati in 2014, racking up 91 tackles (53 solo) and two interceptions in 14 games. However, he was relegated to reserve duty and special teams snaps last year, when he fell back to 40 tackles, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. Upon joining the Vikings, he could compete for another top role at OLB with Chad Greenway.

Joe Berger
News
The Vikings have re-signed offensive lineman Joe Berger to a two-year deal, ESPN.com reports.

"He's excited to be able to play in the new stadium (the Vikings will open in 2016)," his agent, Tom Tafelski, said. "It's a great organization, a great sports city, a great quality of life. We're excited we got it done."

Berger started nine games at right guard last season. He could compete for a starting role next season depending on what else the team accomplishes in free agency and the draft.

David Morgan
No Updates
C.J. Ham
No Updates
Theiren Cockran
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.

Jake Ganus
No Updates
MyCole Pruitt
News
Pruitt caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Pruitt hauled in both of his targets Sunday to post his second-best receiving output of his rookie season. With Kyle Rudolph in the fold as the team's top tight end, Pruitt only saw 16 passes thrown his way in the regular season as a reserve-type option. That said, with Rudolph's lengthy injury history, the Vikings will need to continue developing Pruitt into a viable tight end should Rudolph find himself on the inactive list at any point next season.

Blair Walsh
News
Walsh converted both of his field goal attempts Sunday and also went 2-for-2 on extra points in Minnesota's win over Green Bay.

Walsh finished out the year having made 12 consecutive field goals dating back to Minnesota's Nov. 29 win over Atlanta and was a perfect 4-for-4 from 50+ yards in that span. He made a league-high 34 field goals this season and showed consistent ability to convert from long range as he converted 12-of-15 FGA from 40 yards or more, making him one of the more valuable kickers in 2015. Perhaps more importantly, Walsh demonstrated the ability to bounce back from a shaky 2014 season in which he converted a league-worst 74.3 percent of his field goals.

Willie Beavers
No Updates
Brian Leonhardt
News
Leonhardt has signed with the Vikings.

Leonhardt joins his home state Vikings with merely seven catches, 39 receiving yards and one touchdown to his name since entering the league in 2014. With such meager production, Leonhardt is more valuable to Minnesota than fantasy owners at this point.

Sharrif Floyd
News
Floyd's fifth-year contract option will be picked up by the Vikings, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Floyd missed three games last season due to injury, limiting him to just 34 tackles and 2.5 sacks. However, in coach Mike Zimmer's defense, Floyd plays a critical role at defensive tackle, and has shown enough when healthy to justify the Vikings extending his rookie contract into 2017 by exercising his option.

Anthony Barr
News
Barr recorded five combined tackles with no sacks or tackles for loss in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against Seattle.

Barr capped off a solid sophomore season with a respectable five combined tackles but he was unable to generate much in the way of a pass rush. In all, there was a slight statistical dropoff from Barr's rookie season when he racked up 70 tackles, four sacks, five run stuffs, and two forced fumbles in just 12 games; he had 68 tackles with 3.5 sacks and four run stuffs in 2015. Still, Barr has exhibited plenty of upside in his first two years in the league and has shown to have a nose for the ball with five forced fumbles. He may not deliver the tackle volume an IDP league owner would want out of a linebacker, but if Barr can become a greater pass rush threat next season he could be a legitimate option in such leagues.

Kevin McDermott
News
The Vikings announced Monday that they have signed long snapper Kevin McDermott , per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. McDermott, who snapped in seven games for the Ravens last season before suffering an elbow injury, will compete with veteran snapper Cullen Loeffler

Andrew Sendejo
News
While Sendejo has lined up next to Harrison Smith at safety on the vast majority of snaps at this week's OTAs, head coach Mike Zimmer says there will be an open competition for the starting safety job next to Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Vikings signed free agent Michael Griffin in the offseason but Zimmer said Antone Exum, Anthony Harris and 2016 seventh-round draft pick Jayron Kearse would also be in the mix. Sendejo struggled in pass coverage last season and would seem to be at risk to lose playing time even if he keeps his starting job. It will be a battle to watch during training camp.

Jayron Kearse
No Updates
Jabari Price
News
The Vikings have activated cornerback Jabari Price from the suspended list after he lost the first two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The team maintained an open spot for Price on its roster after placing John Sullivan on injured reserve, so there is no need for a corresponding move.

Teddy Bridgewater
News
Bridgewater completed 17 of 24 passes for 146 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Bridgewater put the Vikings in place for the win in the game's closing minutes, completing a clutch 24-yard completion to tight end Kyle Rudolph to put the team in field goal position. Looking toward next season, Bridgewater will need to show that he is a better play-maker in order to be anything more than a mid-grade fantasy backup. He show flashes of potential during the season's final four games, during which Minnesota went 3-1. In that span, Bridgewater completed 67 percent of his passes, averaged 208 passing yards per game, ran for a touchdown and threw six of his 14 touchdowns on the season versus just one pick.

Michael Griffin
News
The Vikings have signed Griffin, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Per the report, the addition of Griffin could well send Andrew Sendejo to a backup role. The 31-year-old Griffin is coming off back-to-back IDP-relevant campaigns with the Titans, including 2015, when he recorded 101 tackles in 15 games.

Zac Kerin
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Austin Shepherd
No Updates
Alex Boone
News
49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone is expected to switch from right guard to left guard for the upcoming season, the veteran said per ESPN.com. He will replace three-time Pro Bowler Mike Iupati at the position.

"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."

Brian Robison
News
Robison had two sacks and three total tackles in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

He was also called for a roughing the passer call when it wasn't clear whether Russell Wilson was down that would have been a third sack. Robison has just three sacks this season, but has been disruptive in the passing game.

Brandon Fusco
News
Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt and right guard Brandon Fusco are on track in their recoveries from torn pectoral muscles, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Fusco suffered his injury in Week 3, so he's ahead of Loadholt, who got hurt in Week 12.

Fusco plans to be ready for OTAs, while Loadholt vowed to be ready no later than training camp.

“I can use him as a gauge,” Loadholt said of his teammate. “He’s through everything I’m going through right now, so I’m just trying to stay on pace and get ready for the year.”

Michael Harris
News
The Vikings re-signed restricted free agent tackle Michael Harris, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He played in 12 games last year, starting five due to the season-ending injury to right tackle Phil Loadholt.
Blake Renaud
No Updates
Kyle Carter
No Updates
Jarius Wright
News
Wright had two catches for 21 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

Wright finished off the regular season with 34 receptions for 442 yards and no touchdowns--all of which were slight drop-offs from his 2014 campaign. That said, his target total fell from 62 to 49 due in part to the additions of rookie Stefon Diggs and veteran deep threat Mike Wallace. In all, Wright had a fine year relative to his role, but serving as the third receiver in a run-heavy offense doesn't bode particularly well for his fantasy value in 2016.

John Sullivan
News
The Vikings placed center John Sullivan on short-term injured reserve Thursday due to a back injury. He is eligible to practice after six weeks and can play in game after eight weeks.

The team also announced Sullivan underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy Wednesday.

"As a player you never want to miss time," Sullivan said. "Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your absence, you feel guilty about not fulfilling your responsibility to your teammates, coaches, organization and fans by giving it your absolute best out on the field every Sunday. 

"While I'm incredibly disappointed that I'll be missing the first portion of the 2015 season, I have full faith in the roster that our coaches and front office have put together. Joe Berger will step in and do a great job leading our offensive line, protecting the best young quarterback in football and opening up holes in the running game.

"In the meantime, I promise I'll be doing everything I can to recover and I'll be ready as soon as humanly possible to return to the field and help the Vikings win their first Super Bowl Championship."

Matt Kalil
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Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil underwent arthroscopic surgical procedures to both of his knees so far this offseason, according to a report from USA Today

Kalil also had injections to help manage joint pain. Both knees were scoped in January before having a Regenexx procedure performed on them in March. Kalil also had platelet-rich plasma therapy performed, too. 

Throughout the procedures, Kalil has been working out and rehabbing at the Vikings' team facility. 

Jerick McKinnon
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McKinnon could see an increased role in the passing game during 2016, the Vikings' official site reports.

The third-year tailback recorded just 27 and 21 receptions during his first and second seasons, respectively, but was noticeably more involved in Minnesota's offensive attack during the final five weeks of 2015. Across said stretch, McKinnon corralled at least three balls on three separate occasions. Prior, McKinnon had gathered just eight receptions across 11 total games. With fellow RB Adrian Peterson the unquestioned centerpiece of this offense, McKinnon may not see many more opportunities on the ground than he did last year (52), but if he can remain as involved in the passing game as he was to end the 2015 campaign, McKinnon could conceivably surpass 100 total touches in 2016, should he stay healthy.

Joel Stave
No Updates
Terence Newman
News
Newman has agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal to remain with the Vikings, 1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero reports.

Newman, who turns 38 in September, will thus re-join the Vikings for a second season, after logging 62 tackles and three picks in 16 starts for the team in 2015.

Rhett Ellison
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Ellison (knee) has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list for the start of training camp, Ben Goessling of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

Ellison was expected to be fully recovered from the torn patellar tendon he suffered in last season's finale by the start of camp, but it appears he'll need a little extra time. He's expected to be back at practice relatively soon, where he'll compete to be the team's third tight end option behind Kyle Rudolph and MyCole Pruitt.

Injury
Knee - PUP. Questionable for start of season
Harrison Smith
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Smith signed a five-year contract extension with the Vikings on Monday worth $51.25 million, making him the highest-paid safety in the league, Matt Vensel of StarTribune.com reports.

Smith was originally on track to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2016 season, but Minnesota secured their star safety through 2021 with a five-year extension. Throughout 13 games during the 2015 season the 27-year-old racked up 66 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, and took one of those the distance for a touchdown.

Zach Line
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Line received a tendered offer from the Vikings on Monday worth $1.67 million, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

As a restricted free agent, Line now has the option to accept an offer sheet from another team before committing to a fourth year in Minnesota.

Trae Waynes
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Waynes got his first career start at cornerback with cornerback Terence Newman moving to safety in Thursday's loss to Arizona. Waynes had five tackles and defended a pass.

Waynes could get another start next week if safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo remain sidelined with injuries.

Cordarrelle Patterson
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Patterson's fifth-year contract option will not be picked up by the Vikings, The Star Tribune reports.

Patterson was selected 29th overall in 2013, but has largely underwhelmed as a wide receiver, as his 863 career receiving yards might suggest. While Patterson has proven to be a dynamic kickoff returner, his fifth-year option of nearly $8 million proved far too steep for the Vikings to reward a specialist with. As a result, Patterson will become a free agent after the upcoming season, when his already reduced receiving role should be further impacted by Minnesota's first round selection of Laquon Treadwell.

Denzell Perine
No Updates
Linval Joseph
News
Joseph (foot) will have toe surgery during the offseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

This shouldn't come as any surprise, given that Joseph dealt with a foot injury throughout the entire second half of the season. He missed Weeks 12-16, but with 56 tackles in just 12 games, Joseph cemented his reputation as one of the league's better run-stopping interior linemen. He only has 12.5 sacks in 81 career games.

Toby Johnson
No Updates
Jeff Locke
No Updates
Isame Faciane
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

 
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