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...

WATCH: Matt Patricia speaks about start of minicamp

It's back to football for the Lions and head coach Matt Patricia after a dramatic couple of weeks. This morning, Patricia met with the press to discuss the start of the Lions' 2018 minicamp practices. Patricia, a first-year head coach, spoke a little bit about...

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.

Detroit Lions 2018 Fantasy Football Projections

Sep 10, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones (11) and wide receiver Golden Tate (15) celebrate during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Lions have been a pass-first offense for going on fifteen years and it hasn't exactly worked out great, as I'm sure you recall. But nonetheless, it's helped them become relevant in the growing world of fantasy football. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has been a...

Packers Positional Preview: Offensive Line

David Bakhtiari headlines a quality unit up front for the Packers
The 2018 Green Bay Packers offensive line looks to improve upon its 2017 injury-riddled season. Led by All-Pro tackle David Bakhtiari, the Packers offensive line is an area of strength as the Packers head into training camp.

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...

3 Lions offseason acquisitions that will stand out in 2018

Each year, NFL rosters experience significant makeovers and it brings excitement to fanbases as they imagine which new players acquired in the draft or free agency will stand out during the upcoming season. Bob Quinn, in his third year as Lions general manager, has acquired...

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...

WATCH: Darius Slay makes NFL’s Top 100, plus Twitter’s reaction

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It's been a long time coming, but Lions' star defensive back Darius Slay, whose nickname "Big Play Slay" encapsulates both his swagger and big-play ability, finally made the NFL's Top 100 list, which is voted on solely by current NFL players. In Slay's first appearance on...

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.

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