Player News - Vikings

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NFL suspended ILB Kentrell Brothers four games for violating the league's policy on PEDs.

He'll be eligible to return against the Eagles in Week 5. Brothers is a core special teamer for the Vikings. He played just nine snaps on defense last year.
Apr 20 - 3:12 PM

Vikings signed LB Eric Kendricks to a five-year, $50 million extension through 2023.

The deal includes $25 million guaranteed. A second-round pick in 2015, Kendricks was entering the final year of his rookie contract. Kendricks has started 41 games in his first three seasons, averaging over 100 tackles a season with 7.5 total sacks. Even with Kendricks under contract, Minnesota still has a lot of work to do. Stefon Diggs, Anthony Barr, and Danielle Hunter are all entering the final year of their deals.
Apr 16 - 12:44 PM

Vikings signed LG Nick Easton to a one-year, $2.914 million contract.

A restricted free agent following a 12-start season, the Vikings placed a second-round tender on Easton, a valuation which made it all but certain he would return for another year. Easton is recovering from a fractured right ankle, but he is expected to be ready for training camp.
Apr 16 - 8:55 AM

Vikings signed WR Tavarres King.

A 2013 fifth-rounder, 18 of King's 22 career receptions came with the Giants last season. He finished the year on injured reserve with a concussion. King is a depth signing in Minnesota who will be no better than 50-50 of cracking the 53-man roster.
Apr 5 - 4:43 PM

Vikings signed WR Kendall Wright, formerly of the Bears, to a one-year contract.

The Vikings needed a pass-catcher to replace Jarius Wright, who recently signed with Carolina. Wright has perennially been one of the more under-appreciated slot receivers in the game and gives Minnesota depth behind primary targets Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The 28-year-old led the Bears in both catches (59) and receiving yards (614) in 2017.
Mar 30 - 3:12 PM

ESPN's Field Yates reports free agent WR Kendall Wright is visiting the Vikings.

It's just Wright's second visit since the market opened two weeks ago. He was in Kansas City last Thursday. The Vikings have one of the league's top receiver duos in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but are thin behind them after Jarius Wright departed for the Panthers.
Mar 29 - 5:46 PM

Vikings re-signed KR/CB Marcus Sherels to a one-year contract.

Sherels handled both kickoffs and punts as the Vikings' return man last season, finishing middle of the pack in each category. A corner by trade, Sherels played just 20 defensive snaps. Sherels should continue to handle punts.
Mar 28 - 2:07 PM

According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings are giving "much thought" to moving Mike Remmers to right guard.

Remmers has played exclusively at tackle since arriving in the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012, but the Vikings have a hole to fill at right guard following Joe Berger's retirement. If Remmers moves to guard, Minnesota could select a tackle early in next month's draft. Rashod Hill would also be a candidate to start at right tackle.
Mar 23 - 1:21 PM

Vikings signed OL Tom Compton, formerly of the Bears.

Compton started five games at guard last season for the Bears, and he has also made starts at tackle in his career. He should compete for a swing role in Minnesota.
Mar 22 - 11:44 AM

Free agent WR Kendall Wright is visiting the Chiefs on Thursday.

Wright spent last season with the Bears, catching 59 passes for 614 yards and a touchdown. With Albert Wilson now in Miami, the Chiefs need an option in the slot, and Wright would be a good, low-cost way to fill the gap. Unfortunately, Wright would have a difficult time finding fantasy value behind Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Travis Kelce in the pecking order.
Mar 22 - 8:30 AM

Vikings re-signed K Kai Forbath to a one-year contract.

Forbath had one of his better seasons last year, converting 32-of-38 field goal attempts with a long of 53 yards. The 30-year-old should be among the league leaders in attempts next year kicking for a high-scoring Vikings offense. Playing his home games indoors at U.S. Bank Stadium can only help.
Mar 20 - 1:35 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson reports Vikings C Pat Elflein (ankle) "should be able" to get in some work during OTAs.

Elflein suffered a broken ankle in the playoffs which ultimately required surgery. Recovery from ankle injuries can be tricky, but it sounds like Elflein's is on track. At worst, he should be ready for camp.
Mar 20 - 9:45 AM

Vikings signed DT Sheldon Richardson, formerly of the Seahawks, to a one-year contract.

Obviously this is a huge get for the Vikings, who already made a splash by signing Kirk Cousins to a three-year deal earlier this week. Richardson was phenomenal last year in his lone season with Seattle, taking home PFF's No. 10 pass-rushing grade among defensive tackles. The Seahawks wanted him back but the allure of joining a legitimate Super Bowl contender in Minnesota was too much to overcome. With Richardson off to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Seahawks will turn their attention to ex-Vikings DT Tom Johnson, who is slated for a visit next week.
Mar 16 - 4:06 PM

Latavius Murray has agreed to a contract restructure.

Murray was due $5.15 million on Friday, an amount Minnesota had been reluctant to pay, but it appears the sides came to a compromise. The 28-year-old rolled to eight touchdowns in his first year with the Vikings but should see his role scaled back this season with Dalvin Cook returning from ACL surgery.
Mar 16 - 1:17 PM

Free agent DT Sheldon Richardson is continuing his visit with the Vikings on Friday.

The Vikings are putting the press on him; Richardson met with GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer when he arrived in town Thursday, and he's expected back at the facility today to meet others in the organization. After signing Kirk Cousins, Richardson would be another home run signing and cement the Vikings atop the NFC along with the Eagles. Richardson is reportedly looking for $15 million per year, but no team has been willing to offer it at this point.
Mar 16 - 9:17 AM


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