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    Legends Help Minnesota Vikings Foundation Golf Tourney Get Back in Full Swing

    The pandemic caused the postponement of last year's event and reduced the field of participants, continuing a challenging year for nonprofits like the Minnesota Vikings Foundation and those needing help from philanthropic efforts. Vikings Table pivoted last year to continue making a difference...
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    Justin Jefferson & 'The Griddy' Voted The Checkdown's 'Signature Celly' by Fans

    En route to the championship, Jefferson – who competed in the "East" category – got an early win over the Packers. He defeated Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith and his "Kick in the Door" in Round 1, then beat out Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who has become known for his "Feed Me"...
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    Lunchbreak: 'Defense, Defense, Defense' Sums Up Vikings Offseason

    The Vikings are slated to face both Wagner and Warner during the upcoming season, starting with Wagner in Week 3 when Minnesota hosts Seattle at U.S. Bank Stadium. Dajani said that Wagner "is still the best inside linebacker in football," even at age 31. Whether it's stopping the run or...
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    Monday Morning Mailbag: Kirk Cousins' 2021 Benchmarks & Vikings WR3 Status

    What do all of them have? A Super Bowl ring. Cousins, of course, will need help around him — as every quarterback does. The Vikings went all-in on revamping their defense this offseason, so that unit should be able to give him a few extra possessions this year. There are also a boatload of...
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    Lunchbreak: Vikings & NFL Teams Have Option for Alternative Helmets Beginning in 2022

    Monson wrote of Smith: Smith remains one of the best and most consistent safeties in the league, and while he isn't coming off his best season, the same is true for most members of the Minnesota defense. Smith has elite versatility to play any safety role within any coverage shell the...
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    Reels & The Road

    Removed from the moment of trying to get things done on his time, Studwell said Cardano was "certainly a true professional." "He had lots of contacts in all of these schools that he would go into," Studwell said. "He had created them over the years; regardless of the area he worked in, he was...
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    'Big Shoes to Fill': Kevin Williams' 1st Step to Vikings Ring of Honor Began with Choosing 93

    From Marshall, who started 270 consecutive regular-season games for Minnesota, and the other Purple People Eaters to John Randle, Williams has always strived to honor the legacy of the Vikings defensive linemen who went before him. "To get here and learn of the things accomplished and all the...
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    Lunchbreak: Cook-Jefferson Among CBS Sports' Top 10 NFL Duos for 2021

    The duos ranked ahead of the Vikings were as follows: Packers (QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Davante Adams), Chiefs (QB Patrick Mahomes, WR Tyreek Hill), Chargers (QB Justin Herbert, WR Keenan Allen), Bills (QB Josh Allen, WR Stefon Diggs), Seahawks (QB Russell Wilson, WR D.K. Metcalf), Cardinals (QB...
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    Greg Coleman Reflects on Hurdles & Help on Path to Black College Football HOF

    There were the women who worked in the cafeteria at Florida A&M, who used a stick to prop open the door and ensure that football players finishing a late practice would get dinner. There was Coleman's mentor and track coach, James Day. There was his English teacher, Sadie Gaither, who...
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    Lunchbreak: ESPN's Cronin Picks Surprise Standout from Vikings Offseason Program

    Richardson had 4.5 sacks (and 16 quarterback hits) in his lone season with the Vikings in 2018. Those two players will join with defensive tackles Michael Pierce and Dalvin Tomlinson to potentially form one of the league's top defensive lines in 2021. Cunningham makes U.S. Olympic team in...
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    Vikings Announce Promotions in Personnel Department

    Monnens is entering his 20th season in the Vikings personnel department. He is being promoted after serving as Director of Pro Scouting for the past eight seasons. That role followed eight seasons as a pro scout and three as a pro personnel assistant. A native of Richmond, Minnesota, Monnens...
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    Vikings 'Extremely Thankful' a Full Recovery Expected for Jaylen Twyman

    EAGAN, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman was one of several victims wounded during a shooting in Washington, DC, today. We have been in direct contact with Jaylen and his family, and we are extremely thankful Jaylen is expected to make a full recovery. At this time we will...
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    Monday Morning Mailbag: Fans' Optimism High for 2021 Vikings After Offseason Program

    Excited for Vikings to make a strong showing this year. My question is "What single-season records do you think will not be broken on this inaugural 17-game season?" — Brian in Watertown, Minnesota Brian's question is along the lines of a recent article by ESPN's Bill Barnwell in which he...
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    Lunchbreak: Vikings Among Top 10 'Best NFL Offseasons' by CBS Sports

    In Week 4, the Vikings will host former Offensive Coordinator Kevin Stefanski and the Browns. Cleveland this offseason added DE Jadeveon Clowney, DT Malik Jackson, CB Troy Hill and S John Johnson III. The pendulum has officially swung all the way from "laughingstock" to "powerhouse," or at...
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    Rejuvenated Eric Kendricks Part of Vikings Offseason Replenishment

    "It's been great," Kendricks said of getting to know the new faces through the voluntary offseason program that was well-attended. "A lot of smiles, a lot of young guys who are funny, think they know everything from college, but it's pretty cool, it's pretty fun, just getting out there with the...
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    6 Takeaways from Vikings 2021 Offseason Program

    Second-year cornerback Harrison Hand made splashy plays on a routine basis in practices, whether it was snagging an interception or consistently deflecting away passes. He capped off a strong spring with a leaping pass breakup Wednesday on a deep pass attempt to Dan Chisena. Hand will be...
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    2021 U.S. Bank Vikings Training Camp to Feature 14 Open Practices

    Eagan, Minn. (June 17, 2021) – The Minnesota Vikings announce the 2021 U.S. Bank Vikings Training Camp will be open to the public after being closed in 2020 due to COVID-19. The 61st Training Camp in Minnesota Vikings history and the fourth at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center will...
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    Danielle Hunter Healthy & Fired Up for 2021 Season

    "Danielle is a big part of our football team," Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday morning. "He's a great kid, loves to work, loves to come out to practice. The guys were excited to see him [Tuesday]. It's big for our players in the locker room, and we're excited to get Danielle back."...
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    Lunchbreak: ESPN's Barnwell Says Dalvin Cook Likely in Line to Chase Season Records

    But Cook could also be in the mix for that hallowed record, too, Barnwell said. [Vikings Head Coach] Mike Zimmer might like nothing more than to give his starting running back 400 carries in a 17-game season. It's tough to count on Cook staying healthy for the entire season given his track...
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    Kevin Williams to be Inducted into Vikings Ring of Honor

    Williams said he might still have "10 or 12 plays" left. "We're very proud to have you in the Ring of Honor. You're really the first guy that we became owners to who is in the Ring of Honor. Congratulations to you and your family." Spielman asked Williams of his immediate feelings on the...
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