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Current News

Vikings: Laquon Treadwell 'steal of the draft'
Never mind that Laquon Treadwell went to rival Mississippi, Eric Moulds is pulling for him to make it big in the NFL. Pioneer Press May 1, 2016

Vikings balance present, future with draft picks
GM Rick Spielman and Co. filled a big need while still adding some prospects. Star Tribune May 1, 2016

Minnesota Vikings agreeing to deals with undrafted free agents
With the 2016 NFL draft wrapped up, the Minnesota Vikings now look to sign undrafted free agents. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman wraps up Day 3 of the draft
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wraps up the third and final day of the 2016 NFL draft, assessing the team's picks. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings S Jayron Kearse looking to continue family football legacy
The Minnesota Vikings used their final pick in the 2016 draft to select Clemson safety Jayron Kearse, who not only has a familiarity with second-round draft pick Mackensie Alexander, but comes from a family where football as part of the family business. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Vikings wrap up draft by taking tight end, two more defensive players
Final pick Jayron Kearse is a 6-foot-4 safety who is the nephew of former NFL defensive end Jevon Kearse. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2015. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings' draft extends their drive for offense this offseason
The Vikings' clear focus was improving Teddy Bridgewater's supporting cast after coach Mike Zimmer's defense pulled the Vikings and their 29th-ranked offense as far as they could go in 2015. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Scoggins: Hard-nosed Zimmer authors feel-good story in German receiver
The Vikings rolled the dice Saturday in the sixth round by making Moritz Boehringer the first straight-from-Europe player ever selected in the NFL draft. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Undersized linebacker Brothers plays big, Vikings say
Standing only 6 feet, 245 pounds and running a 4.82 40-yard dash, Kentrell Brothers lasted until the fifth round despite leading the nation in tackles per game (12.7) in the SEC at Missouri. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings draft choice Brothers 'huge fan' of Peterson growing up
One of the nicer things for Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers, an Oklahoma native, about being drafted by the Vikings is getting to meet Adrian Peterson. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in 6th round
Boehringer first started playing competitive “American football” in 2013 after watching highlights of running back Adrian Peterson online. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings draft tackle Beavers in 4th round, linebacker Brothers in 5th
Willie Beavers, who played at Western Michigan, was named to the All-MAC first team; Missouri's Kentrell Brothers, who led the nation in tackles per game. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

NFL draft: A look at the Vikings’ picks
Treadwell could develop into the big-time wide receiver the Vikings haven’t had since trading Randy Moss after the 2004 season. Minnesota really likes his size and ability to catch in traffic. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

Tom Powers: Suddenly, Vikings most trusted team in town
Late April and there is road construction everywhere, cottonwood in the air and middle-aged men, their faces painted purple, crammed into football jerseys three sizes too small. Oops, there goes another beer on the floor. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

Vikings pick Moritz Boehringer, German wide receiver
Moritz Boehringer five years ago became a Vikings fan by watching Adrian Peterson videos in his native Germany. Now, the two are teammates. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

NFL draft: Vikings pick Kentrell Brothers, Missouri linebacker, in 5th round
The Vikings on Saturday selected linebacker Kentrell Brothers from Missouri in the fifth round of the NFL draft with the No. 160 overall pick. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

NFL Draft: Vikings OT Willie Beavers of Western Michigan
The Vikings on Saturday selected Western Michigan offensive lineman Willie Beavers with the No. 121 pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Pioneer Press April 30, 2016

Moritz Boehringer on the phone
Moritz Boehringer talks about his switch from soccer to football and getting drafted to his favorite team, the Minnesota Vikings. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings S Jayron Kearse college highlight reel
Clemson highlights from Minnesota Vikings seventh-round pick Jayron Kearse. Viking Update April 30, 2016

German WR Moritz Boehringer acknolwedges he's a fan of Minnesota Vikings, gets drafted by them
German wide receiver Mortiz Boehringer was part of a bizarre public plea from NFL Network for the Minnesota Vikings to draft him because they were his favorite team. Ten minutes, they did draft him. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings scouting director Jamaal Stephenson talks Laquon Treadwell, Mackensie Alexander
The Minnesota Vikings director of college scouting Jamaal Stephenson discusses the team's first-round pick, Laquon Treadwell, and their second-round pick, Mackensie Alexander. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: NFL Network interview with German WR Moritz Boehringer
German wide receiver Mortiz Boehringer proclaimed his love of the Vikings long before they drafted him in the sixth round. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Kentrell Brothers Drafted by Minnesota Vikings With 160th Pick
Linebacker Kentrell Brothers became the third Missouri player picked in the 2016 Draft when the Minnesota Vikings selected him in the fifth round. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: Kentrell Brothers at his pro day
Minnesota Vikings fifth-round pick Kentrell Brother discusses his pro day, predraft process. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Minnesota Vikings get Day 3 of the draft started by selecting offensive tackle Willie Beavers
The already crowded Minnesota Vikings offensive line group got even more crowded with the selection of Willie Beavers in the fourth round. Viking Update April 30, 2016

VIDEO: New Minnesota Vikings OT Willie Beavers at NFL Scouting Combine
Willie Beavers discusses his predraft outlook at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine. Viking Update April 30, 2016

Vikings draft DE Weatherly and S Kearse in the seventh round
The Vikings drafted Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly in the seventh round on Saturday. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings take a chance on German WR Boehringer, whose education begins next week
Moritz Boehringer’s first taste of American football was watching highlights of Adrian Peterson. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings take middle linebacker Kentrell Brothers in fifth round
The Vikings added a middle linebacker to the competition.

Vikings initially project fourth-round OL Willie Beavers as guard
The Vikings added a 16th offensive lineman to the room. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings' Laquon Treadwell relieved to put 40-yard dash in the past
Under the brim of a Vikings’ purple cap, Laquon Treadwell shook his head and smiled. Standing inside the team’s fieldhouse, a NFL lapel pin glistened from his charcoal grey suit, but he anxiously wants to shed it all for a jersey and pair of cleats. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 30, 2016

Vikings Grab Missouri Linebacker Kentrell Brothers in 5th Round
Looking to further address the defensive side of the ball, the Minnesota Vikings used their 5th round, 160th pick on a linebacker from the University of Missouri, Kentrell Brothers. KFAN.com April 30, 2016

Vikings Select OT Willie Beavers With 121st Pick
As the fourth round flies by, the Minnesota Vikings have made their first selection of day number three. KFAN.com April 30, 2016

3rd Round Trade Could Mean Big Things For Vikings in 2017 Draft
In a day and age where fans are looking for immediate payoff through the NFL Draft, yesterday's decision to trade out of the 3rd round (86th overall pick) didn't exactly leave fans satisfied. KFAN.com April 30, 2016

Vikings first-round pick Treadwell finds himself in good hands with Cris Carter
Vikings first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell and former receiver Cris Carter, who share the same agent, spent two weeks this spring working out together daily for nearly two hours. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings second-round pick touts his 'sick work ethic'
In Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander, the Vikings are getting a confident cover man who declared at the NFL scouting combine that he was the best cornerback in the draft. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Meet Laquon Treadwell: The newest Minnesota Viking
The Minnesota Vikings introduced their first pick in the 2016 draft, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Star Tribune April 30, 2016

Vikings trade out of third round, getting three picks from Miami
Miami really must like Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo. The Dolphins took that player with the No. 86 pick in the third round of the NFL draft Friday after acquiring the selection from the Vikings. Pioneer Press April 29, 2016

VIDEO: Rick Spielman discusses Mackensie Alexander, trade
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman discusses taking cornerback Mackensie Alexander in the second round and trading out of the third round. Viking Update April 29, 2016

Minnesota Vikings add CB Mackensie Alexander on Friday, but add two draft picks for 2017
The Minnesota Vikings added just one player -- cornerback Mackensie Alexander -- to the roster on Day 2 of the 2016 draft, but cut a deal that will give them a pick on Saturday and two picks in next year's draft. Viking Update April 29, 2016

Not short on confidence, Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander eager to earn role
He compares himself to Darrelle Revis, or a bit more modestly to 2015 Pro Bowl cornerback Jason Verrett. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 29, 2016

Vikings deal third-round pick to Dolphins for sixth-round pick, two 2017 selections
After selecting Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander with the 54th-overall pick, the Vikings decided that was enough for the NFL Draft’s second day. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 29, 2016

Vikings draft CB Mackensie Alexander in the second round
Mike Zimmer got another piece for his Vikings defense. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 29, 2016

Minnesota Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander college highlight reel
A look at what Mackensie Alexander could bring to the Minnesota Vikings defense down the road. Viking Update April 29, 2016

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell shares special moment with his daughter
Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell discusses the moment he shared with his daughter when he brought her out on stage with him. Viking Update April 29, 2016

Vikings select cornerback Mackensie Alexander in second round of NFL draft
The Vikings on Friday night selected Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander with the No. 54 pick in the second round of the NFL draft. Pioneer Press April 29, 2016

Cris Carter applauds Vikings' selection of Laquon Treadwell
Cris Carter never made it to a Super Bowl with the Vikings. Now, though, he predicts the team might have a wide receiver who can help lead them to a championship. Pioneer Press April 29, 2016

Brian Murphy: Laquon Treadwell and daughter charm Vikings
Laquon Treadwell introduced himself to Minnesota on Friday wearing a charcoal double-breasted suit, turquoise dress shirt and matching striped socks. Pioneer Press April 29, 2016

NFL draft: Vikings’ Treadwell had difficult recovery from serious leg injury
Mississippi wide receiver Laquon Treadwell went down in a heap just short of the goal line late in a Nov. 1, 2014, game against Auburn. He had suffered a gruesome injury in which he broke his left tibia and dislocated his left ankle. Pioneer Press April 29, 2016

The Vikings Have To Be Licking Their Chops With An Opportunity to Move Up In Round 2
Admittedly, everybody seems pretty happy with the Vikings first round selection of Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. That said, it’s also clear that the fans as well as the Minnesota Vikings are not satisfied with just that. KFAN.com April 29, 2016

With the 54th pick, can Vikings find another Phil Loadholt?
The Vikings are set to make their second pick of the 2016 NFL draft at No. 54 overall. That's the spot where offensive tackle Phil Loadholt was drafted seven years ago. Star Tribune April 29, 2016

Vikings select wide receiver Treadwell with 23rd pick in draft
Mississippi's Laquon Treadwell had 82 catches for 1,153 yards last year as a junior, including three touchdowns against Oklahoma State in a Sugar Bowl victory. Star Tribune April 29, 2016

Souhan: Quarterback stability gives Vikings chance to fill other needs
By drafting Laquon Treadwell in the first round on Thursday night, the Vikings added the right kind of player at the right position. Star Tribune April 29, 2016

Hartman: Spielman's draft record with Vikings should be admired
The Vikings have fared well in the draft with Rick Spielman involved in the decisionmaking. Star Tribune April 29, 2016

Vikings get their big receiver in Treadwell
The first round of the NFL draft played out in favor of the Vikings and they got their big wide receiver in Laquon Treadwell. Recap the night with Michael Rand and Jason Gonzalez from the Vikings draft party. Star Tribune April 29, 2016

About Laquon Treadwell
The Vikings first round pick is the leading pass catcher in Ole Miss history ... and doesn't turn 21 until June. Star Tribune April 29, 2016

Treadwell surprised he fell to Vikings but believes he's in 'right spot'
Laquon Treadwell said he got a good vibe from the Vikings on his visit to Winter Park, especially so during a private conversation with coach Mike Zimmer. Star Tribune April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Mike Zimmer breaks down Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer breaks down the game of his new wide receiver, Laquon Treadwell. Viking Update April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman discusses Laquon Treadwell
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman discusses his team's first-round pick, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Viking Update April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell analysis from Ole Miss
What does someone that covered Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell at Ole Miss think about his game and his talent at the NFL level? Viking Update April 28, 2016

VIDEO: Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell college highlight reel
Highlights from Minnesota Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell during his days at Ole Miss. Viking Update April 28, 2016

Krammer: Laquon Treadwell 'falls' to Vikings, who need this pairing to work
One off-field decision made Rick Spielman initially question Laquon Treadwell’s competitiveness. Perhaps the Vikings general manager was just irked he’d have to wait a month for a key piece to the puzzle. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2016

Notebook: Treadwell gets endorsement from best receiver in NFL history, Jerry Rice
New Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was once considered the top receiving talent in the country. A gruesome leg injury changed his career trajectory. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2016

Zulgad: By picking WR Laquon Treadwell, Vikings make move to win now
The Vikings did the predictable by taking wide receiver Laquon Treadwell when their pick in the first round of the NFL draft arrived on Thursday night. But, in this case, there was nothing wrong with doing the expected. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2016

Tale of the tape: New Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell by the numbers
Minnesota got some help for Teddy Bridgewater when they selected Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell with the No. 23 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2016

Vikings select WR Laquon Treadwell with the 23rd-overall pick
The Vikings added a weapon for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. 1500 ESPN Twin Cities April 28, 2016

WATCH: Laquon Treadwell 2015 Highlight Reel
Ole Miss WR Treadwell highlight video. KFAN.com April 28, 2016

Vikings Fill Wide Receiver Void In A BIG Way
The Minnesota Vikings had an obvious need at wide receiver. They filled it, literally, in a big way. KFAN.com April 28, 2016

Adrian Peterson Welcomes WR Treadwell With Championship Challenge
It didn’t take long for Laquon Treadwell’s new teammates to welcome him into the league and set his mind straight on what this team is looking for. KFAN.com April 28, 2016

Vikings Select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell With 23rd Pick
The 22 picks before them didn’t exactly go as planned but the results were probably about the same for the Vikings. KFAN.com April 28, 2016

NFL draft: Vikings take Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell
The Vikings on Thursday night drafted a wide receiver and also found themselves a blocker. That’s all in the same guy. Pioneer Press April 28, 2016

NFL Draft: Vikings' 2nd pick announcer: Daunte Culpepper
Former Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper will announce Minnesota’s second-round pick Friday at the NFL draft in Chicago. Pioneer Press April 28, 2016