Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th122.3 (9th)234.6 (10th)
Defense1st83.6 (3rd)192.4 (2nd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
20Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/19933Clemson
64Andrews, Josh C6-23116/21/19913Oregon State
61Aruna, Ade DE6-62294/27/1994RTulane
85Badet, Jeff WR6-0172//ROklahoma
55Barr, Anthony LB6-52553/18/19925UCLA
84Beebe, Chad WR5-91656/1/1994RNorthern Illinois
81Bell, Blake TE6-62528/7/19914Oklahoma
44Boone, Mike RB5-10205//RCincinnati
90Bower, Tashawn DE6-52502/18/19952LSU
40Brothers, Kentrell LB6-12422/8/19933Missouri
31Brown, Mack RB5-112139/24/19913Florida
7Carlson, Daniel K6-42231/23/1995RAuburn
43Cliett, Reshard OLB6-22224/29/19922South Florida
13Coley, Stacy WR6-11955/13/19942Miami (Fla.)
76Collins, Aviante T6-62924/21/19932TCU
79Compton, Tom G6-53135/10/19896South Dakota
83Conklin, Tyler TE6-4240//RCentral Michigan
33Cook, Dalvin RB5-112138/10/19952Florida State
8Cousins, Kirk QB6-32028/19/19887Michigan State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19934Maryland
58Dooley, Garret LB6-3246//RWisconsin
57Downs, Devante LB6-324510/18/1995RCalifornia
62Easton, Nick C6-33036/16/19924Harvard
67Edison, Cornelius C6-33097/10/19932Portland State
65Elflein, Pat C6-33037/6/19942Ohio State
73Floyd, Sharrif (FA) DT6-33115/28/19915Florida
18Floyd, Michael (FA) WR6-322011/27/19897Notre Dame
2Forbath, Kai K5-111979/2/19877UCLA
42Gedeon, Ben LB6-224410/16/19942Michigan
59Gonzalez, Chris G6-3310//RSan Jose State
73Gossett, Colby G6-63116/23/1995RAppalachian State
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19879Southern California
30Ham, C.J. FB5-112357/22/19932Augustana (S.D.)
41Harris, Anthony SAF6-119210/9/19914Virginia
37Hill, Holton DB6-32003/28/1997RTexas
69Hill, Rashod T6-63091/12/19923Southern Miss
92Holmes, Jalyn DT6-52701/25/1996ROhio State
21Hughes, Mike CB5-111912/11/1997RUCF
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/19944LSU
63Isidora, Danny G6-33066/5/19942Miami (Fla.)
36James, Craig DB5-101874/29/1996RSouthern Illinois
94Johnson, Jaleel DT6-33167/12/19942Iowa
16Jones, Cayleb WR6-22093/21/19931Arizona
78Joseph, Dieugot T6-63023/21/19941Florida International
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19889East Carolina
27Kearse, Jayron SAF6-42152/11/19943Clemson
54Kendricks, Eric LB6-02322/29/19924UCLA
12King, Tavarres WR6-11927/14/19904Georgia
68Lang, Cedrick T6-72695/12/19921Texas-El Paso
51Mata'afa, Hercules DE6-2252//RWashington State
46Mathis, Trevon CB6-0180//RToledo
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19906UCLA
89Morgan, David TE6-42655/19/19933Texas-San Antonio
25Murray, Latavius RB6-32301/18/19906UCF
23Newman, Terence DB5-101979/4/197816Kansas State
72Norton, Storm T6-83065/16/19941Toledo
75O'Neill, Brian T6-62909/15/1995RPittsburgh
95Odenigbo, Ifeadi DE6-32584/8/19941Northwestern
44Overbaugh, Jeff (FA) LS6-023611/24/19931San Diego State
72Parry, David NT6-23173/7/19924Stanford
87Price, Josiah TE6-42497/19/19931Michigan State
6Pujals, Peter QB6-2185//RHoly Cross
4Quigley, Ryan P6-31881/26/19906Boston College
71Reiff, Riley T6-630512/1/19887Iowa
74Remmers, Mike T6-53104/11/19896Oregon State
29Rhodes, Xavier DB6-12186/19/19906Florida State
93Richardson, Sheldon DT6-329511/29/19906Missouri
38Richardson, Horace CB6-02129/28/19931Southern Methodist
18Robertson, Korey WR6-22106/22/1995RSouthern Miss
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/198312Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19898Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew DB6-12109/9/19878Rice
35Sherels, Marcus DB5-101759/30/19878Minnesota
3Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/19914Northwestern
1Sloter, Kyle QB6-42182/7/19942Northern Colorado
22Smith, Harrison DB6-22142/2/19897Notre Dame
48Stanton, Johnny RB6-2245//RUNLV
45Taylor, Brett LB6-22258/8/1994RWestern Illinois
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19905Minnesota State
32Thomas, Roc RB5-11193//RJacksonville State
39Tocho, Jack CB6-02022/8/19961NC State
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/19953Ole Miss
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/19924Michigan State
91Weatherly, Stephen DE6-52653/19/19943Vanderbilt
9Wieneke, Jake WR6-4221//RSouth Dakota State
56Williams, Antwione LB6-32405/26/19932Georgia Southern
50Wilson, Eric LB6-22259/26/19942Cincinnati
17Wright, Kendall WR5-1018511/12/19897Baylor
15Zylstra, Brandon WR6-22153/25/1993RConcordia (Minn.)
 
 
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Position Listing
Sheldon Richardson
News
Richardson will visit the Vikings on Thursday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Richardson's stint with the Seahawks appears as if it'll end after one season, which included 44 tackles and a career-low one sack. The deadline to hand out a franchise or transition tag came and went without the team tabbing any of their players, but negotiations apparently have continued between the two parties. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Richardson is seeking a deal with an average annual value of $11-15 million per year. Richardson's first meeting, post-Seattle will be with the Vikings, who employ a 4-3 defense and have an opening at defensive tackle next to Linval Joseph.

Jake Wieneke
No Updates
Holton Hill
No Updates
Korey Robertson
No Updates
Anthony Harris
News
Harris will sign a one-year tender with the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

Harris was a key depth player for the Vikings in 2017, drawing three starts in place of injured and subsequently suspended Andrew Sendejo. The fourth-year safety also played 57-of-133 defensive snaps in Minnesota's two playoff games last season. He will likely fill a similar role in 2018.

Rashod Hill
News
Hill (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Hill missed Monday's win over the Bears and was limited in practice on Wednesday, but his full participation bodes well for his game status against the Packers this Sunday.

Latavius Murray
News
Murray restructured his contract with the Vikings, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Most of the contract restructures at this time of year merely convert base salaries into signing bonuses, pushing the cap hit into future seasons to free up room for the current year. Murray may actually have taken some form of pay cut, as his $5.1 million non-guaranteed base salary for 2018 feels a bit pricey for a guy who averaged 3.9 yards on 216 carries and 6.9 yards on 15 receptions last season. The Vikings do have a need for his services, given that Jerick McKinnon is signing with San Francisco while Dalvin Cook recovers from a torn ACL. Murray's likely role entering the season will depend on Cook's progression in the rehab process.

Kyle Sloter
News
Sloter isn't expected to dress for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Sloter had been acting as the Vikings' No. 2 quarterback behind starter Case Keenum the past three games while Sam Bradford (knee) was unavailable. Though Bradford was placed on injured reserve and isn't likely to return this season, the team activated fellow signal caller Teddy Bridgewater (knee) from the Physically Unable to Perform list in a corresponding move, pushing Sloter down a rung on the depth chart. He could be inactive for each of the Vikings' final eight games if both Keenum and Bridgewater remain healthy.

Dalvin Cook
News
Cook went through individual drills on the rehab field during Wednesday's practice and the expectation is that he'll be good to go in time for training camp, Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports. "I think he'll probably get some work and then should be ready to roll for training camp," coach Mike Zimmer said.

It was recently reported that Cook remains ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn ACL and his ability take the field for individual drills Wednesday only provides further optimism on that front. It sounds like he'll remain limited throughout OTAs and mandatory minicamp, but once training camp rolls around, Cook should be cleared for full participation. Of course, the Vikings will likely be as cautious as possible with their running back, so Cook could get days off here and there. All that said, fantasy owners can likely expect a fully healthy Cook for the start of the regular season, barring any setbacks in camp or the preseason.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Stacy Coley
News
Coley (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Coley is a healthy scratch for the sixth straight game and doesn't look like he'll make an impact for the Vikings down the stretch on either offense or special teams so long as the club avoids injury woes at wide receiver.

Trevor Siemian
News
The Broncos dealt Siemian (shoulder) and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick to the Vikings on Wednesday in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round draft pick, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

After starting 24 games in Denver over the past two seasons, Siemian will become the clear backup in Minnesota with the team set to finalize a three-year contract with Kirk Cousins, the top quarterback on the free-agent market. Siemian had surgery in January to repair the posterior capsule in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, but should be back to full strength ahead of the 2018 campaign. The 26-year-old had an uneven track record as a starter in Denver, but should make for quality insurance policy behind Cousins.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Garret Dooley
No Updates
Riley Reiff
News
Reiff (ankle) is active for Saturday's game against the Packers.

Hill will return to his role as the starting right tackle against a battered Packers defense.

Reshard Cliett
News
Cliett signed a contract with Minnesota on Thursday, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

Cliett was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round of last year's draft but never appeared in a game, bouncing between a few different teams. He was a quality pass rusher in college, totaling six sacks during his senior season for the University of South Florida in 2016. He'll face stiff competition to make the Vikings roster but could catch on as a depth linebacker or special teams player.

Laquon Treadwell
News
Treadwell (undisclosed) was working on the rehab field during Wednesday's practice, Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports.

Treadwell wasn't previously dealing with an injury, so it's at least somewhat concerning that he was limited to the rehab field with players such as Dalvin Cook (knee) and Kyle Rudolph (ankle). That said, clarification should be provided as OTAs and mini-camp resume moving forward, so continue to monitor the situation. While the Vikings opted to release Jarius Wright this offseason, they then picked up free agent Kendall Wright, so Treadwell could be stuck in the No. 4 receiver role to start the year.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Hercules Mata'afa
No Updates
Eric Kendricks
News
Kendricks is signing a five-year, $50 million extension that includes $25 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

A 2015 second-round pick, Kendricks has started 41 times in 45 career regular-season games, piling up 314 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two interceptions and 16 passes defensed. While the contract may seem hefty for a player who isn't even among the league's elite at a non-premium position, the Vikings likely know they'd have a tough time finding another three-down linebacker with similar aptitude in coverage. Kendricks posted career-high totals for tackles (113) and defensive snaps (967) last season, but his IDP production fell shy of what's typical for a three-down inside linebacker, in part because Minnesota's opponents often had to abandon their running games.

Trevon Mathis
No Updates
Brett Taylor
No Updates
Kyle Rudolph
News
Rudolph (ankle) worked on the rehab field during Wednesday's OTA session, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Rudolph took part in spring drills on a limited basis, but another month of rest and rehab hasn't gotten him to full health at this point. Once he does rejoin the mix, Rudolph will look to develop a rapport with the club's new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, who signed a three-year deal in the offseason. It's quite possible Rudolph will remain limited during the rest of the Vikings' offseason program, but a return for the start of training camp could be in the cards.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Marcus Sherels
News
Sherels re-signed Wednesday with the Vikings on a one-year contract, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

A top special teams performer, Sherels will return to the only team he has known during his NFL career for a ninth season. The 30-year-old averaged 9.5 yards on punt returns and 24.6 yards on kickoff returns, taking the field for 319 special-teams snaps.

Everson Griffen
News
Griffen (foot) participated in offseason workouts with the Vikings on Tuesday, Andrew Krammer of The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Griffen suffered a torn plantar fascia in Week 8 and was hampered for the rest of the season, recording only three sacks over the team's final eight games of the regular season. The 30-year-old battled through the injury to finish the year with 45 tackles, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles in 15 games. He appears to be entering offseason workouts at full strength, noting Tuesday that his foot feels great, per Chris Tomasson of The St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Eric Wilson
No Updates
Jeff Overbaugh
News
Overbaugh will be released by the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

Overbaugh was picked up late in the 2017 season after starting long snapper Kevin McDermott was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. With McDermott's recovery coming along well, Overbaugh will test free agency.

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
Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 at Philadelphia
No Updates
Xavier Rhodes
News
Rhodes produced 56 tackles, 10 pass breakups and two interceptions across 16 games in 2017.

Although he wasn't a huge factor in IDP circles, Rhodes put together a brilliant 2017 campaign that ultimately earned him first-team All-Pro honors. As strong as he was against the pass, Rhodes was also a force in run support, grading out as Pro Football Focus' 17th ranked cornerback in that department (out of 121 qualifiers). Under contract with the Vikings for another five seasons thanks to the extension he signed last summer, Rhodes will return to Minnesota in 2018 as one of the best players at his position. However, fantasy owners will need to avoid overvaluing him based on his reputation, since his statistical production doesn't truly reflect his on-field worth.

Josh Andrews
News
Andrews (hand) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Andrews underwent surgery on this hand just a few weeks earlier, and now he's expected to return to a reserve role against the Redskins on Sunday.

Brandon Zylstra
No Updates
Ryan Quigley
No Updates
Tom Compton
News
Compton signed a contract with the Vikings on Thursday, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports.

Compton spent last season with the Bears, starting five games at both left and right guard. Before that he spent three seasons with the Redskins and will now be reunited with quarterback Kirk Cousins. Because of his versatility, Compton figures to compete for a starting role on the offensive line this season.

Mackensie Alexander
News
Alexander had 17 tackles (13 solo) and the first interception of his career in 14 games with the Vikings in 2017.

Alexander mostly served as a nickel and dime package cornerback for the Vikings, but he also contributed on special teams. Veteran Terence Newman is likely to consider retirement as he enters free agency after his 15th season in the league, which could leave an increased workload for Alexander in his third season.

Kendall Wright
News
Wright signed with the Vikings on Friday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Wright hasn't quite lived up to his status as the 20th overall selection from the 2012 draft, but he's at least proven to be an effective slot man in three-wide formations. The Vikings probably don't need him to be anything more, as they already boast one of the league's top wideout duos in Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. This signing suggests the team doesn't have much faith in 2016 first-round selection Laquon Treadwell, who caught 20 passes for 200 yards in 16 games last season. Of course, the No. 3 receiver role likely will lead to no more than 4-5 targets per game, considering the Vikings also need to feed TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) and RBs Dalvin Cook (knee) and Latavius Murray. Per Cronin, Wright led all qualified receivers last season with an 80.4 percent catch rate on targets while playing from the slot.

Chris Gonzalez
No Updates
Mike Remmers
News
Remmers (back) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Remmers was a limited participant early in the week, but he put in a full practice session Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 28-year-old hasn't seen game action since Week 8 against the Browns, but he should return to his role as starting right tackle for Week 15.

Blake Bell
News
Bell (shoulder) is expected to be a limited participant in spring drills starting April 16, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Bell is rehabbing from shoulder surgery he underwent in December. In his third season, Bell made just three catches for 19 yards and zero touchdowns behind Kyle Rudolph (ankle) on the depth chart. As long as Rudolph is on the Vikings' roster, Bell will likely remain a situational, run-blocking tight end.

Injury
Shoulder - AC Joint - Questionable for the start of training camp
Stefon Diggs
News
Diggs and fellow wideout Adam Thielen traveled to Atlanta in early April to spend time with new Vikings starting quarterback Kirk Cousins, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Vikings made significant changes on offense early in the offseason, luring John DeFilippo away from the Eagles to replace Pat Shurmur as coordinator, then signing Cousins to replace the departed trio of Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback. The team also lost running back Jerick McKinnon and added receiver Kendall Wright, but retained four of five starters on the offensive line as well as its top three pass-catchers from 2017 (Diggs, Thielen and Kyle Rudolph). Diggs is hoping for a true breakout in the final year of his rookie contract after turning in three seasons that were productive but unspectacular, marked by fast starts followed by mid-season swoons. He did at least bounce back from his slump in 2017, scoring a touchdown in each game Weeks 15 through 17, then catching 14 of 22 targets for 207 yards and a touchdown in two playoff contests. The 24-year-old should get a few more deep shots in 2018 with Cousins under center.

Johnny Stanton
No Updates
Adam Thielen
News
Thielen and fellow wideout Stefon Diggs traveled to Atlanta in early April to spend time with new Vikings starting quarterback Kirk Cousins, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Thielen finished the 2017 regular season on a low note and played through a pair of minor back fractures in the playoffs, but he seems to have made good on his stated expectation that he wouldn't have any restrictions during the offseason. He can now turn his focus toward building chemistry with Cousins and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, hoping to replicate -- or even exceed -- his 2017 campaign. The 27-year-old wideout finished fifth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,276) and eighth in receptions (91), but his touchdowns (four), yards per target (8.9) and catch rate (63.6 percent) all dropped of a bit from his breakout 2016 campaign. Diggs finished a distant second on the team with 95 targets, posting similar efficiency marks (67.4 percent catch rate, 8.9 yards per target) while scoring eight touchdowns in 14 games. Diggs was far more productive than Thielen in the playoffs, catching 14 of 22 targets for 207 yards and one very memorable touchdown.

Ade Aruna
No Updates
Nick Easton
News
Easton (ankle) is participating in spring workouts, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Easton fractured his right ankle in late December but didn't require a lengthy recovery process. His participation in spring workouts implies he has received medical clearance from the Vikings' medical staff. Though he's currently set to play the 2018 season on an expiring contract, Easton and the Vikings reportedly have mutual interest in a long-term deal, according to Tomasson.

Cornelius Edison
News
Edison joined the Vikings' active roster Saturday.

Edison was previously promoted to the Vikings' active roster for their Week 8 victory over the Browns, but was subsequently waived following the contest. He will presumably provide depth at center for the team's season finale against the Bears.

Danielle Hunter
News
Hunter finished the 2017 with 47 combined tackles, seven sacks and one forced fumble.

Hunter saw a slight downtick in production following a tremendous 2016 season in which he recorded 12.5 sacks. However, the talented defensive end was still a vital element of a Minnesota defense that ranked first in both total and scoring defense this season, and his presence opposite Everson Griffen makes the Vikings front four one of the most dominant in the NFL. Hunter is also only 23 years old, meaning he still has potential to grow as a pass-rusher.

Brian O'Neill
No Updates
Colby Gossett
No Updates
Peter Pujals
No Updates
David Morgan
News
Morgan recorded 10 receptions for 95 yards and one touchdown across 15 games in 2017.

As the third-string tight end, Morgan played a mix of offense and special teams, never exceeding three targets in a contest. Kyle Rudolph will continue to handle the bulk of the load at tight end for the foreseeable future, which leaves Morgan as a distant afterthought in most fantasy circles for the time being.

C.J. Ham
News
Ham recorded seven rushing attempts for 13 yards and one score to go along with seven receptions for 68 yards through 16 games in 2017.

Ham switched from running back to fullback in the offseason after spending the 2016 season on the practice squad. While he wasn't utilized consistently on offense, he still managed to record 204 offensive snaps on the season and adding an additional 290 snaps on special teams. Under contract through 2019, Ham should retain his role as fullback in 2018.

Stephen Weatherly
News
Weatherly (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Washington.

Weatherly was able to practice in full after missing time on Wednesday and Thursday. Expect him to see his normal role as a backup defensive end for the Vikings.

Sharrif Floyd
News
Floyd (knee) is still awaiting a settlement of the grievance he filed last September to recoup the $6.76 million he was owed for the 2017 season, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Vikings exercised Floyd's fifth-year team option last April, despite the defensive end having undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair his meniscus in September 2016. During the operation, a nerve in his right knee was disrupted, which stymied his recovery and prevented him from playing in 2017. Rather than placing Floyd on injured reserve, Minnesota stashed him on the reserve/Non-Football Injury list for the entire 2017 season, a designation that allowed the Vikings to pay the defensive tackle an amount of their choosing rather than the $6.76 million salary figure. Floyd contends that his knee injury shouldn't have been classified as a non-football injury and that he should have been placed on IR, which would have guaranteed him the full salary. It remains to be seen when a resolution to the contract squabble will come forth, but no matter how the situation plays out, it's quite likely that Floyd's NFL career is over due to the nerve damage in his right leg.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Doubtful for the start of training camp
Anthony Barr
News
Barr (hamstring) wasn't present for the start of OTAs, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Barr suffered a hamstring injury in the NFC Championship game back in January, though it seems highly likely he's back to full strength after a full offseason. The 26-year-old linebacker is currently playing in the final year of his rookie deal and is likely looking for a contract extension at some point in the future considering he's been to the Pro Bowl in three consecutive years. Coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't confirm if Barr's absence from OTAs was contract related, however, so it's simply a situation to montitor as minicamp and training camp approach.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Mack Brown
News
Brown will sign a one-year tender with the Vikings, Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports.

Brown played in one game for the Vikings in 2017 after being waived by the Redskins, returning one kickoff for 17 yards. The third-year running back will likely hold a depth role for Minnesota in 2018.

Kevin McDermott
News
McDermott (shoulder) underwent surgery Monday to repair the labrum in his left shoulder, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

McDermott suffered the injury in the Vikings' Week 16 win over the Packers, but it was originally believed to be a dislocated shoulder. Jeff Overbaugh has since been signed to serve as the team's long-snapper for the remainder of the season.

Injury
Shoulder - Labrum - Questionable for the start of training camp
Horace Richardson
No Updates
Andrew Sendejo
News
Sendejo (calf) recorded 80 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions over 13 games in 2017.

Overshadowed by a pair of 2017 first-team All-Pros in his own secondary (Harrison Smith and Xavier Rhodes), Sendejo quietly put together an outstanding season in his own right and ultimately finished the year as Pro Football Focus' 17th-ranked safety out of 89 qualifiers. In fact, opposing quarterbacks managed a meager 69.6 passer rating when throwing into Sendejo's coverage and his 80 tackles checks in at 22nd among all defensive backs. The 30-year-old veteran, who remains under contract with Minnesota for another two seasons, injured his calf during the Vikings' NFC championship loss to the Eagles but there's been no reported concern over his availability for the start of offseason workouts.

Injury
Calf - Questionable for the start of training camp
Dieugot Joseph
News
Joseph was released Tuesday by the Ravens.

Joseph was inactive for a couple of weeks due to personal reasons after he was signed to the active roster in mid-September. He was expected to serve as a depth option on the offensive line when healthy.

Jayron Kearse
News
Kearse (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Barring any setbacks, Kearse should be ready for Sunday's game against the Packers. If active for the contest, he'll likely work in a depth role in the secondary.

Mike Boone
No Updates
Pat Elflein
News
Elflein (ankle) is unlikely to participate in May's Organized Team Activities, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I'll probably start some footwork drills (at that time), but full contact, probably not,'' the center said.

Elflein is recovering from a fractured left ankle he suffered in January's NFC championship game. It sounds like he's close to full health, but the Vikings aren't rushing him back. The center noted that he isn't certain what his participation level will be for the team's mandatory minicamp held June 12-14.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Kirk Cousins
News
The Vikings officially signed Cousins to a three-year contract Thursday.

With a fully guaranteed deal worth $84 million, Cousins has inked the largest one on a per-year basis in NFL history, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. There's a chance he won't hold the crown long due to the likelihood the division-rival Packers sign Aaron Rodgers to a significant extension this offseason. Nevertheless, Cousins' arrival rounds out a stacked roster on both sides of the ball. Upon stepping on the field in the fall, he'll have at his disposal a 1,000-yard wide receiver (Adam Thielen), another explosive option (Stefon Diggs) and a reliable tight end (Kyle Rudolph). Plus, running back Dalvin Cook, a 2017 second-round pick, will be looking to bounce back from a torn ACL. Cousins could soon be working with the best supporting cast of his career.

Craig James
No Updates
Kai Forbath
News
Forbath's tenure in Minnesota appears to be in jeopardy following the Vikings' selection of kicker Daniel Carlson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Chris Tomasson of TwinCities.com reports.

Forbath re-signed with Minnesota this offseason but the renewing of vows between the two could be short-lived. Newly-acquired kicker Daniel Carlson is believed to be one best kickers in this year's draft class. Forbath's time in Minnesota could be up, but he'll likely still be kicking for someone else next season.

Cedrick Lang
No Updates
Michael Floyd
News
Floyd recently worked out for the Ravens, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

A first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012, Floyd was one of the up-and-coming wideouts in the NFL after posting at least 840 receiving yards and five touchdowns in three consecutive campaigns between 2013 and 2015. In the past two years, though, his production has fallen off a cliff, as he's racked up a modest 47 catches (on 93 targets) for 566 yards and five TDs in 26 games between Arizona, New England and Minnesota. The Ravens don't have much depth at wide receiver beyond free-agent additions Michael Crabtree and John Brown, so Baltimore could be a decent enough springboard for a bounce-back season.

Ben Gedeon
News
Gedeon racked up 37 tackles in 2017.

Gedeon, a fourth-round rookie, won the starting weakside linebacker job in the preseason. However, because he would come off the field whenever Minnesota went to one of their nickel packages, Gedeon played less than an average starter would. Nevertheless, winning a starting job as a first-year linebacker is an impressive feat, and Gedeon will have room to grow in the final three years of his rookie contract.

Devante Downs
Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
Storm Norton
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Danny Isidora
News
Isidora (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's season opener against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

When healthy, Isidora projects as a backup to starting right guard Joe Berger. He will now look to improve on his health heading into Week 2.

Daniel Carlson
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Tyler Conklin
No Updates
Cayleb Jones
News
Jones has been suspended for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the Pioneer Press reports.

Jones, who was on the Vikings' practice squad last season, will be permitted to compete in all of the team's offseason and preseason practices, as well as exhibition games. Once eligible to return from his suspension, Jones' roster prospects will hinge on the health of the team's wideout corps at that juncture.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 5 at Philadelphia
Antwione Williams
News
Williams was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

This is a surprising development given the experience Williams received in his rookie year coupled with the fact he seemed to be in the mix for a starting role in 2017. The Lions are probably hoping he'll clear waivers and be able to stash him on their practice squad.

Aviante Collins
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Brian Robison
News
Robison racked up four sacks and 20 combined tackles in 2017.

Robison's tackles and sacks were his fewest since 2010. The veteran still managed to play in 15 regular season games, a number he hasn't dipped below his entire career. With Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter the now starting on the edges, Robison has moved into more of a backup role on the defensive line, a position he should find himself in again during the final year of his contract in 2018.

Tavarres King
News
The Vikings signed King to a contract Thursday.

Selected by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, King spent time with three other organizations before landing on the Giants' practice squad in September of 2015. He didn't reach the 53-man roster until Week 1 of the next season, which he capped off with a 41-yard touchdown in a wild-card loss to the Packers. King proceeded to make his greatest impact as a pro last year in the absence of Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall. From Week 6 onward, King hauled in 18 of 37 passes for 240 yards and three TDs. Expect the 27-year-old King to compete for slotting on the Vikings' depth chart with 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell.

Jeff Badet
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Tashawn Bower
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Mike Hughes
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David Parry
News
Parry has signed with the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Parry landed on injured reserve with an ankle issue after playing just three snaps last season and was later handed a four-game suspension. However, that has been served and he will be eligible to rejoin the action to start the 2018 campaign. The 26-year-old has a history of production and should provide some key depth for the Vikings.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Terence Newman
News
Newman agreed to a contract to return to Minnesota for 2018, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Newman played in every game for the Vikings last season, logging 560 defensive reps in the process as he split time with Mackensie Alexander in the nickel cornerback role. He may have a reduced role at age 40 and with the Vikings taking Mike Hughes with the 30th pick in the 2018 NFL draft, however.

Chad Beebe
No Updates
Roc Thomas
No Updates
Harrison Smith
News
Smith recorded 78 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 12 pass breakups and five interceptions over 16 games in 2017.

Smith captained a Vikings defense that allowed the fewest yards in the league while limiting opponents to a 25.2 percent conversion rate on third downs -- the lowest rate ever recorded since the stat was introduced in 1991, according to the Vikings' official site. Not only did he earn first-team All-Pro honors for his performance, Smith also finished as Pro Football Focus' highest-graded safety where his 36.0 overall grade was nearly twice as high as the second-ranked Adrian Amos (18.3). He remains under contract with Minnesota in 2018 and should be considered among the first handful of safeties to be considered in fantasy drafts.

Josiah Price
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Trae Waynes
News
Minnesota exercised the fifth-year option in Waynes' contract.

Waynes saw a lot of targets playing opposite 2017 first-team All-Pro Xavier Rhodes, as opposing offenses tend not to throw the latter's way. While Waynes largely struggled in coverage in his first two seasons in the league, the 2015 first-round pick turned a corner during the second half of the 2017 campaign. Still, he could face competition for his starting role at some point from 2018 first-round draft pick Mike Hughes.

Jalyn Holmes
No Updates
Linval Joseph
News
Joseph recorded 68 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery over 16 games in 2017.

Joseph backed up his stellar 77-tackle, four-sack 2016 campaign with another strong season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' fourth-ranked defensive tackle against the run and eighth overall at his position. His on-field success translated to the fantasy realm considering the eight-year vet finished as the 13th-highest scoring defensive lineman in standard IDP scoring. Under contract with the Vikings for years to come, Joseph should continue to produce at a high level and remain a strong fantasy asset.

Jaleel Johnson
News
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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