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
44Asiata, Matt (FA) RB6-02197/24/19876Utah
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 DE6-52502/18/1995RLouisiana State
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 WR6-1195//RMiami (Fla.)
 Collins, Aviante T6-6295//RTexas Christian
 Cook, Dalvin RB5-112138/10/1995RFlorida State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19933Maryland
62Easton, Nick C6-23036/16/19923Harvard
 Elflein, Pat C6-330011/30/1993ROhio 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 DE6-327312/22/19878USC
 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 DE6-525210/29/19943Louisiana State
 Isidora, Danny G6-3306//RMiami (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
 Mathews, Mitch WR6-52224/15/19911Brigham Young
 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 RB6-32301/18/19905Central Florida
 Newby, Terrell RB5-102007/25/1995RNebraska
23Newman, Terence CB5-101979/4/197815Kansas State
 Odenigbo, Ifeadi DL6-3265//RNorthwestern
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 G6-8316//RArizona
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19904Minnesota State
 Tocho, Jack CB6-0202//RNorth Carolina State
 Trattou, Justin (FA) DE6-42588/28/19886Florida
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/19952Mississippi
 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
Minnesota6-5310.56-3279.525.32138
 
 
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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
Mitch Mathews
News
Mathews signed with the Vikings on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Mathews signing adds depth to the Vikings receiving corps, though it is not clear that the 6-foot-5 wideout will clear final roster cuts in August. Mathews spent his college career at BYU, where he recorded 152 receptions for 2,083 yards and 24 touchdowns in 41 games. He spent last offseason with the Chiefs before joining the Browns practice squad for part of the regular season.

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
Minnesota will have an open competition during training camp for the team's starting running back position among Murray (ankle), Davin Cook and Jerick McKinnon. "Well, yeah," head coach Mike Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "It'll always be an open competition."

While Zimmer may have been flippant with the comment, it's also notable that he didn't proclaim Murray as the starter heading into training camp. Murray could begin the season as the starter if Cook is eased into action. However, Murray could also have a more limited third-down role. Murray had bone spurs removed from his right ankle in March and isn't expected to participate in practices until training camp.

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
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he expects growth from Treadwell (ankle) in his second season, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.

The 23rd overall pick of last year's draft, Treadwell finished his rookie campaign with merely one catch on three targets for 15 yards. That production fell far short of the expectations associated with his draft slot, and foot and ankle ailments ultimately limited Treadwell to nine appearances before he was placed on injured reserve. Zimmer said that he thinks Treadwell is healthy again and headed for a good year, but also that he needs to improve his understanding of the subtleties of an NFL offense. On the same token, Zimmer said Treadwell has a better grasp than Cordarrelle Patterson did at a similar stage in his career. Now that Patterson has left for the Raiders, Treadwell could use the extra reps to improve his standing behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen on the Vikings' depth chart.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
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
Injury
Elbow - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
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 (leg) was placed on Minnesota's injured reserve list on Wednesday.

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.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Matt Asiata
News
Asiata had eight carries for 14 yards and three receptions for 31 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Chicago.

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.

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.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Edmond Robinson
News
Robinson (hamstring) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Robinson missed Sunday's win over the Jaguars with an ailing hamstring, but he's slated to return in Week 15 against the Colts.

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 No. 1 wideout noted these injuries were his own fault and is now dedicated to making sure his 2017 campaign is completely 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
The Vikings and Thielen agreed to terms of a three-year contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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.

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 recorded 1.5 sacks along with six tackles in the Vikings 38-25 loss to the Packers in Week 16.

Hunter continued his fantastic season as he moved his season sack total to 12. The 22-year-old has emerged as an elite playmaker, and could be among the most-coveted IDP linebackers in 2017 drafts.

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
News
Long announced Monday on his personal Twitter account that he will retire from professional football.

Long, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, earned trips to the Pro Bowl in his first four seasons with the Dolphins before injuries derailed his career. The 31-year-old, who hadn't appeared in more than 10 games in a season since 2013, decided it was best to step away from the game while he was in the midst of rehabbing an Achilles injury he suffered on Nov. 13. Long appeared in 77 career NFL games with the Dolphins, Rams and Vikings.

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's (knee) status for the 2017 season is still uncertain, but coach Mike Zimmer is optimistic that he'll be able to play, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

Floyd is dealing with nerve damage stemming from a complication with his knee surgery back in September, while he continues to rehab with his career reportedly in jeopardy. In order to provide depth at defensive tackle, the Vikings selected Jaleel Johnson out of Iowa in the fourth round of the draft.

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 2.0 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 signed a reserve/futures contract with Minnesota, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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.

Michael Floyd
News
Floyd will be able to start practicing with the Vikings next week after having the remainder of his 96-day house arrest transferred from Arizona to Minnesota, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

Floyd, a St. Paul native, will be able to finish his sentence near the Vikings' facilities and therefore participate in the team's upcoming OTAs. He signed a one-year contract with Minnesota earlier this May, while the front office understands that he might face NFL discipline to begin the season after pleading guilty to extreme DUI. Floyd has proven to be effective as an NFL receiver, racking up 24 touchdowns throughout his five-year career. He'll still need to battle against 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart at wideout.

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
The Vikings posted a video of Bridgewater (knee) taking snaps during Tuesday's OTA.

After posting a video of himself going through agility drills earlier this month, Bridgewater continues to make tremendous progress as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last August. The team has yet to announce any sort of timetable for the former first-round selection, whose leg remains heavily braced during drills. However, the fact Bridgewater is back out on the field with his teammates less than a year later is a reassuring sign for all involved.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zac Kerin
No Updates
Austin Shepherd
No Updates
Aviante Collins
No Updates
Alex Boone
Injury
Lower Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
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
Injury
Illness - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Tashawn Bower
No Updates
Kyle Carter
No Updates
Jarius Wright
News
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 will face increased competition for playing time with the Vikings drafting Dalvin Cook in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft.

McKinnon entered the offseason as Minnesota's starting running back but he's fallen to third on the depth chart after the team signed Latavius Murray in free agency and drafted Cook. McKinnon could still have a regular role if the Vikings use his flexibility as a receiver to move him around in two-running back sets. However, his fantasy value takes a significant hit with increased competition for touches.

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) had surgery to clean up the high-ankle sprain he suffered in December, Adam Caplan and Ben Goessling of ESPN.com report.

Smith missed two games due to his high-ankle sprain but managed to play on the injury in the final two weeks of the season and the Pro Bowl. He initially said he wouldn't need surgery, but later determined that the cleanup was the best option. He's expected to be back to full health by the time training camp roles around.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Zach Line
News
Line underwent hip surgery after this season but is expected to be off crutches in the near future, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

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.

Injury
Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Josiah Price
No Updates
Trae Waynes
News
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
News
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
News
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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