Zimmer Quotes from Day One of Vikings Minicamp

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The Vikings returned to the practice field for more padless practices, this time for mandatory minicamp. There will be three practice sessions this week, all of which will be open to media presence. Head coach Mike Zimmer met reporters afterwards, focusing largely on the...

5 Takeaways from Vikings’ OTAs

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OTAs are mostly to get players legs under them again in time for next week's mandatory minicamp. That said, in two weeks of padless practice, there were some notable developments. Here are five things to take away from the Vikings' OTAs. Cook close to full...

FPC Vikings Roundtable: Projecting the Vikings’ Offense

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Despite a dramatic improvement for the offense in 2017, most of the biggest moves Rick Spielman made were with that group in mind. Kirk Cousins, John DeFilippo, Kendall Wright, all of them came to Minnesota to bring the Vikings from effective to juggernaut offensively. The...

Vikings Rookie DL Hercules Mata’afa Tears ACL

Linebacker Hercules Mata'afa catches the ball during drills at the Minnesota Vikings Rookie Camp at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan on Friday, May 4, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
Vikings rookie defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa will miss the remainder of the 2018 season after tearing his ACL in practice Wednesday. Mata'afa reportedly suffered the injury during a kickoff drill. He was not contacted during the play. It is not often that an undrafted rookie...

Watch: Rhodes, Cook, Rudolph and Zimmer OTA Press Conference

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Follow day eight of Vikings OTAs, Mike Zimmer and several players met the media to discuss progress both individual and team, their teammates and the process of learning new things, even as veteran players. Xavier Rhodes focused largely on the steps rookies have made in...

Top-10 Vikings Players for PPR Fantasy Leagues

Dec 23, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) dives trying to catch a pass during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Fantasy drafts are steadily approaching. If you are anything like some Vikings fans I know, you are planning on taking as many boys in purple as possible while still maintaining a competitive edge. We at Full Press Coverage are here to help. Here are the...

Vikings 2018 Roster Preview: Tight Ends

The Minnesota Vikings spent the spring retooling key parts of their roster in the hopes of finally getting over the proverbial hump after coming up short in the NFC championship game.

Vikings Undrafted Rookies: A Recent History

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) celebrates after the NFC Divisional Playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The early days of Vikings OTAs have focused on Kirk Cousins and his developing relationship with his receivers. Besides Mike Hughes and Daniel Carlson, not much has been said of the rookies. Their time to shine will come a little later, as training camp...

OTA Report: Barr Returns, Explains Absence

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Vikings' Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr's absence from OTAs certainly did not last long. While some suspected Barr was holding out for a new contract when he missed the opening of OTAs, Barr clarified that it was due to an insurance issue. Barr's rookie contract...

Cousins at Vikings OTAs: “Every day we take another step”

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was all smiles Wednesday as he faced the media at a Minnesota middle school, where the team took part in their Team Up To Give Back Volunteer Event following day five of OTAs. Cousins addressed the advancement of the offense, his...

Early Vikings Season Predictions: What Will Go Wrong

Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett (96) blocks a pass by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) for a fumble in the second quarter during the NFC Championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
The positive expectations have already been laid out, now it is time for some negatives. The Vikings have a loaded roster and high expectations. But there are some cracks both new and returning that could knock their Super Bowl campaign off course. Here are five...

Early Vikings Season Predictions: What Will Go Right

OTAs have barely started so of course the time is perfect to speculate on how the Vikings's 2018 season will shape. It will all be proven moot by week three when something earth-shattering takes place, but for now, our guesses are all we have. Today...

The Big, The Bad, The NFC North

Looking ahead to the start of the 2018 NFL season the NFC North has reestablished itself as the NFL's premier division. Every team takes the offseason to improve their roster through the draft and free agency, but simply the NFC North did it best.

Vikings OTA Report: Barr Sits Out

Oct 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The first days of Vikings organzied team activities (OTAs) featured some salivating moments. These included a few Kirk Cousins dimes, a handful of mano-a-mano duels between Xavier Rhodes and Stefon Diggs and a slick catch in traffic from Adam Thielen. And one notable absence:...

Top-5 Position Battles in Vikings Camp

Dec 31, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Mackensie Alexander (20) and defensive back Terence Newman (23) in the fourth quarter against the c` at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings' roster is loaded. There are stars past, present and future at virtually every position. Rick Spielman established himself as one of the preeminent team-builders in the league with his assembly of talent in Minnesota. However, as always, he will also spend much...

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