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8/09 @ New Orleans 7 PM
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8/24 Arizona 12 PM
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Current News

Brian Robison Officially Announces Retirement in True B-Rob Fashion
Brian Robison made it official on Wednesday, signing a one-day contract to retire as a Viking. Vikings.com April 24, 2019

Vikings seek quick fixes in draft to fill roster needs
To whatever degree Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman makes a habit of ignoring the unsolicited advice offered from draft pundits around the country, there’s a certain piece of feedback he’s a little more hard-pressed to tune out. Star Tribune April 24, 2019

Retiring Scott Studwell gave it all on field, as scout for Vikings
Scott Studwell, a football lifer, said goodbye Tuesday by announcing his retirement from the Vikings organization after 42 years as player and scout. Star Tribune April 24, 2019

Vikings defensive end Brian Robison officially retires
A member of four NFC North title teams during his 11 seasons, he had 60 career sacks. Star Tribune April 24, 2019

A chance trip to a Vikings news conference brings Patrick Reusse full circle with Scott Studwell
There are some strange coincidences in this business. I’ve offered up the one that concerns seeing “When We Were Kings,’’ then meeting Muhammad Ali the next day through a Harvey Mackay book signing too often to repeat. Star Tribune April 24, 2019

Mike Zimmer’s edict to run more looms over Vikings’ draft strategy
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had plenty of say in previous drafts on the selection of defensive players. When it comes to his input on offense, that has been debatable. Pioneer Press April 24, 2019

Vikings GM not anticipating pre-draft trade of current players
The Minnesota Vikings come into the 2019 NFL Draft with very little cap space and they will have to clear some money to even get their draft class signed, but that does not seem like much of a concern for general manager Rick Spielman, who took to the podium on Tuesday for his pre-draft press conference with the media. 24/7 Sports April 24, 2019

Brian Robison officially retires as member of Minnesota Vikings
Brian Robison was out of football for the majority of the 2018 campaign after a surprise release from the Minnesota Vikings, which may have signaled the end, but was never officially confirmed. 24/7 Sports April 24, 2019

Mike Hughes 'ahead of schedule' in return to Minnesota Vikings
Mike Hughes' rookie season was cut short in 2018 after suffering a torn ACL in the sixth week of the season, making it the second year in a row that the top draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings was lost early with a knee injury after it happened to Dalvin Cook in 2017. 24/7 Sports April 24, 2019

Zulgad: The most important person in the Vikings’ draft room? The answer might surprise
NFL executives don’t divulge much about what goes on behind the scenes when it comes to the decisions that are made in an NFL draft room, so that leaves us outsiders in a position to make assumptions about how this works. 24/7 Sports April 24, 2019

Brian Robison signs one-day contract with Vikings, announces retirement
Former DE Brian Robison has announced his retirement from the NFL after signing a one-day contract on Wednesday, April 24, with the Minnesota Vikings in order to officially retire a member of the organization. KFAN.com April 24, 2019

Vikings Legend Scott Studwell to Retire After 42-Year Playing & Scouting Career
One of the most impactful Vikings in franchise history is calling it a career. Vikings.com April 23, 2019

Despite little salary-cap room, Vikings looking for ‘impact’ in deep draft
With little room available under the salary cap, the Vikings spent much of free agency signing leftover players to minimum contracts. Now, they have a chance in this week’s NFL draft to make up for what they couldn’t afford. Pioneer Press April 23, 2019

Longtime Vikings player, executive Scott Studwell to retire
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman choked up Tuesday when announcing that Scott Studwell, a Vikings player and executive for more than 40 years, soon will retire. Pioneer Press April 23, 2019

NFL draft diamond in the rough: How the Vikings landed Danielle Hunter
Little-known college football player Danielle Hunter was waiting optimistically by his phone when he finally realized the call he was hoping for wouldn’t be coming that night. Pioneer Press April 23, 2019

With big deals, draft becomes a bigger deal for Vikings
With seven players scheduled to count $10 million or more against the Minnesota Vikings’ salary cap, the importance of drafting wisely for talented, yet cheaper, labor is as important as ever for general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer. 24/7 Sports April 23, 2019

Vikings GM Rick Spielman drops handful of tidbits ahead of draft
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman just left the podium at TCO Performance Center in Eagan, Minnesota prior to the start of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday evening and shed some light on where things stand in the process now, which he says the staff is ready to just get rolling. 24/7 Sports April 23, 2019

Scott Studwell to retire from Vikings’ scouting department
Scott Studwell joined the Vikings as a ninth-round pick out of the University of Illinois in 1977. Forty-two years later, he has decided it’s time to step away. SkorNorth.com April 23, 2019

The good, bad and … : Zulgad’s best and worst of the Vikings’ past 13 drafts
I joined Kevin Seifert on the Vikings’ beat in 2005 at the Star Tribune, but did not cover the team’s draft until 2006. That will make the 14th Vikings draft I have covered. SkorNorth.com April 23, 2019

Kyle Rudolph Primed for ‘Back 9’ of Career
In the days before he returned to Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center for last week for voluntary offseason workouts, Kyle Rudolph took in one of the greatest spectacles in sports. Vikings.com April 22, 2019

2019 NFL draft preview: Talented tight end class may draw Vikings' attention
The Vikings’ pivot away from a shotgun-heavy offense started to benefit the position late in the season, when they relied much more on the tight ends in their attack. Star Tribune April 22, 2019

Zulgad: Spielman will talk the talk, but that doesn’t mean he won’t deviate from normal plan
Rick Spielman will hold his pre-draft press conference on Tuesday afternoon at the Vikings’ headquarters in Eagan. There are at least three givens regarding what will take place. SkorNorth.com April 22, 2019

Do the Vikings have to take an offensive lineman with their first-round draft pick?
Going into this week’s NFL draft, Kirk Cousins doesn’t seem too concerned about the Vikings’ offensive line. Pioneer Press April 22, 2019

When Vikings draft offensive linemen in the first round, it usually works out
The Vikings don’t often draft offensive linemen in the first round, but when they do, good things usually happen. Pioneer Press April 21, 2019

NFL Network’s Jeremiah ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ by two early linemen for Vikings
As we head into the final days before the NFL Draft and all the final mocks are being put together, the expectation around the league appears to be that the Minnesota Vikings will go in the most obvious direction and pick offensive linemen early. SkorNorth.com April 21, 2019

An Easter Story
I don’t remember the exact date the first time I heard Jim Cymbala’s Easter story. It’s been in the last 10 years and I heard it as part of a sermon. It touched me so much I found it and saved it. Kansasviking.com April 20, 2019

From A to O-line: GM Rick Spielman plots his course for Vikings' biggest draft need
Deep draft gives Vikings more than one chance to address biggest need. Star Tribune April 20, 2019

Will Vikings break trend and draft an offensive lineman?
In the past 24 years the Vikings have used only two of their 27 first-round picks on offensive linemen — Matt Kalil in 2012 with the No. 4 overall pick and Bryant McKinnie in 2002 with the No. 7 overall pick. Star Tribune April 20, 2019

Former Viking Matt Birk is co-founding a Catholic high school in Burnsville
When Matt Birk announced his retirement from football six years ago, the Baltimore Ravens center and former Minnesota Viking did not hold a news conference at the team facility. He chose a library at a Baltimore elementary school as the place to say he was leaving the game he first played as a kid growing up in St. Paul. Pioneer Press April 20, 2019

2019 NFL Draft preview: Another one? Why Vikings may again draft to secondary
This NFL draft class is regarded as deep at cornerback and, in particular, safety, where the Vikings may seek to bolster its depth because of departures and contract issues. Star Tribune April 19, 2019