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Minnesota Vikings

-- Vikings Sign 1st-Rounder Dallas Turner --
Sun Jul 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed 1st-round draft pick DE Dallas Turner to a four-year contract.

-- Vikings Sign 1st-Rounder J.J. McCarthy --
Fri Jul 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed 1st-round draft pick QB J.J. McCarthy to a four-year contract, $21.85 million contract, including $12 million in guaranteed money.

-- Vikings Waiting to Sign J.J. McCarthy --
Tue Jul 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports a source with knowledge of the situation says that the Minnesota Vikings haven’t engaged much when it comes to negotiating the contract of first-round draft pick QB J.J. McCarthy. One possible explanation is that the Vikings want to see what happens with the QB Caleb Williams contract before finalizing things with McCarthy, the tenth overall pick. If the unverified social-media chatter that McCarthy wants his full signing bonus right away is accurate, that would make sense. If Williams doesn’t get his full signing bonus right away as the first overall selection, it’s easier to tell McCarthy that, at most, he’ll get the same payment schedule that Williams received. In addition to Williams and McCarthy, Bears WR Rome Odunze, Vikings DE Dallas Turner, and Bengals OT Amarius Sims are the other unsigned first-round picks. For all first-round picks, the four-year rookie deal is fully guaranteed.

-- Jordan Addison Arrested for DUI Last Week --
Sun Jul 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings WR Jordan Addison was arrested last week for DUI: "We are aware of Jordan Addison’s arrest this past Friday and are currently gathering more information regarding the incident," the Vikings said in a statement. Addison was *cited* last summer for driving 140 MPH on a Minnesota freeway last summer. He agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor speeding charge and pay $686 in fines and fees.

-- Khyree Jackson Killed in a Car Accident --
Sat Jul 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Oregonian reports Minnesota Vikings 4th-round draft pick DB Khyree Jackson was killed in a car accident on Saturday. “We are devastated by the news of CB Khyree Jackson’s death following an overnight car accident,” the Vikings said in a statement. “While we work to gather more information, we have spoken to Khyree’s family and offered the support of the Minnesota Vikings. We have also communicated the news to Vikings players, coaches and staff and have offered counseling for those who need emotional support. Our thoughts are with Khyree’s family, friends, teammates and coaches, as well as all the victims of this tragic accident.”

-- Vikings Set to Re-Sign Cam Akers If... --
Tue Jul 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports free-agent RB Cam Akers is expected to re-sign with the team as long as he passes an upcoming physical.

-- J.J. McCarthy Won't Start Week #1 --
Fri Jun 28, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Minnesota Vikings rookie QB J.J. McCarthy definitely won’t start in Week #1. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, after the Vikings made it clear this spring that McCarthy is being brought along slowly and is something of a long-term project who isn’t close to ready for the NFL game. QB Sam Darnold, who was good in his last starting opportunity in Carolina two seasons ago, will have every chance to be Minnesota’s starter throughout 2024.

-- J.J. McCarthy Fails to Take First-Unit Reps, But... --
Mon Jun 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Minnesota Vikings rookie QB J.J. McCarthy did not take any reps with the first-team offense during the club's mandatory minicamp. However, this is not a reflection on his performance but rather an indication that the Vikings plan to take a long-term, slow-and-steady approach to developing the 21-year-old rookie.

-- Sam Darnold Name Starting QB for Training Camp --
Wed Jun 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell says veteran QB Sam Darnold is the team’s starting heading into training camp. Darnold has an edge, but will have to beat out rookie QB J.J. McCarthy to start.

-- Three Teams Eyeing Justin Jefferson, But... --
Sun Jun 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts reportedly expressed interest in trading for Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson before the 2024 NFL Draft. However, all of the clubs that contacted Minnesota were told that he was not being traded.

-- N'Keal Harry Moving to TE --
Tue Jun 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell said today that WR N'Keal Harry is moving to tight end. “N’Keal is really fired up about it,” O’Connell said. “He has attacked the process, long before we even got started in the offseason program. But you’re hoping to see the receiving traits lead the way early on, as they get a little more comfort in maybe having their hand down, being a part of run schemes, the different kind of run schemes that we’re implementing, and N’Keal has shown that. . . . At this stage in his career a position change is unique, but we’re hoping we’re developing a guy who can be a real third-down weapon, red-zone weapon, with his skill set.”

-- Vikings Extend Justin Jefferson --
Mon Jun 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings and All-Pro WR Justin Jefferson have agreed to a new contract to reset the wide receiver market and make him the NFL’s highest-paid non-QB, sources said. It’s a mammoth, four-year contract extension worth $140 million ($35 million per year) with $110 million guaranteed.

-- Vikings Re-Sign Dalton Risner --
Wed May 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed OL Dalton Risner to a one-year contract.

-- Vikings Sign 4th-Rounder Khyree Jackson --
Wed May 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed 4th-round draft pick DB Khyree Jackson to a four-year contract.

-- Vikings Looking to Move on From Justin Jefferson? --
Sun May 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Pioneer Press reports on "buzz" that the Vikings tried to trade up in the NFL draft to take WR Malik Nabers. If it had happened, WR Justin Jefferson would have been traded.

-- Vikings Done Adding Free-Agent WRs --
Sat May 25, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings appear unlikely to add a third wide receiver via free agency to go alongside WR Justin Jefferson and WR Jordan Addison.

-- Justin Jefferson No-Shows --
Mon May 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson was not present for the start of voluntary OTAs on Monday.

-- Vikings Sign Robert Tonyan --
Thu May 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran free-agent TE Robert Tonyan.

-- T.J. Hockenson Rehab Update --
Thu May 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson's (torn ACL) on the long road back from a serious season-ending knee injury. Will he be healed up in time to take the long flight overseas for the Minnesota Vikings' Week #5 showdown with QB Aaron Rodgers and the New York Jets in London? Well, that remains to be seen, Hockenson said Wednesday. "They haven't really put a timeline on it," Hockenson said of his recovery from tearing his ACL and MCL in a Week 16 loss to the Detroit Lions. "We're just kinda taking it day by day, week by week, there's just so many variables that you can go through in this process. I'm doing really good right now. We're attacking each process. I'm attacking each one and it's been awesome, the progression has been incredible."

-- Vikings Sign 6th-Rounder Walter Rouse --
Tue May 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed 6th-round draft pick OT Walter Rouse to a four-year contract.

-- Vikings QB Plans --
Sat May 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports it’s fully expected that QB Sam Darnold begins the Minnesota Vikings’ offseason program as the #1 quarterback over rookie QB J.J. McCarthy. In other words, the Vikings are taking the traditional approach of making McCarthy earn the starting job.

-- Vikings Sign Three Drafted Rookies --
Fri May 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed drafted rookies PK Will Reichard, OL Michael Jurgens and DL Levi Drake Rodriguez to four-year contracts.

-- Vikings Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Christian Darrisaw --
Mon Apr 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have picked up the 5th-year option on OT Christian Darrisaw.

-- Justin Jefferson Texts J.J. McCarthy --
Sat Apr 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson makes life much easier for quarterbacks and rookie QB J.J. McCarthy said at a Friday press conference that “it’ll be great to get that connection going” with the star wide receiver. That process started shortly after McCarthy was selected with the 10th overall pick. “He reached out to me and sent me a great text,” McCarthy said, via the team’s website. “He told me confidence is key in this league. And just being able to hear that from him, to be able to get introduced to all the wise words he’s going to be giving me over the years, I’m just extremely excited and can’t wait.”

-- Vikings to Meet with Jayden Daniels --
Thu Apr 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports LSU QB Jayden Daniels’ agent Ron Butler says his client will be having dinner with members of the Minnesota Vikings organization in Baton Rouge on Thursday night.

-- Justin Jefferson No-Shows --
Mon Apr 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

KTSP reports Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson did not report for the first day of the first phase of the team’s voluntary work. Jefferson is set to make $19.743 million in the fifth and final year of his rookie deal. HC Kevin O’Connell said it “remains to be seen” what Jefferson will do over the rest of the offseason and that the team wants “him here as much as we can have him.” “I’ve had a lot of great dialogue with Justin throughout even the early part of this offseason and leading up,” O’Connell said. “My hope is we can get him around the team. Obviously such a special player, but it goes beyond that this time of year because of just the energy and flat-out way he goes to work.”

-- Vikings to Workout Jayden Daniels --
Thu Apr 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have scheduled a private workout with LSU Jayden Daniels.

-- Vikings Host Byron Murphy --
Mon Apr 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Texas DT Byron Murphy is on a top-30 trip to visit with the Minnesota Vikings, which holds the No. 11 overall pick.

-- Vikings Suspend OC Wes Phillips Three Weeks --
Tue Apr 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings OC Wes Phillips was arrested in December for driving while intoxicated, he got a plea deal for a lesser charge of careless driving. Now the Vikings have decided that Phillips won’t get much punishment from the team. Phillips has been suspended by the team for the next three weeks, according to multiple reports.

-- Vikings Sign Jihad Ward --
Wed Mar 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports the Vikings have signed free-agent LB Jihad Ward.

-- Vikings Sign Kamu Grugier-Hill --
Wed Mar 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports the Vikings have signed free-agent LB Kamu Grugier-Hill.

-- Vikings to Sign Shaq Griffin --
Tue Mar 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a one-year deal with a maximum value of $6 million with free-agent CB Shaq Griffin.

-- Vikings Sign Jonah Williams --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent veteran DL Jonah Williams has signed with the Minnesota Vikings.

-- Vikings Hosting Jonah Williams --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports free-agent veteran DL Jonah Williams is visiting with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.

-- Vikings Sign One --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports the Vikings have signed free-agent C Dan Feeney.

-- Vikings Move Up in April Draft With Trade --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic’s Dianna Russini reports the Minnesota Vikings traded the 42nd and 188th picks in the 2024 draft and a second rounder in 2025 to the Houston Texans in exchange for the 23rd and 232nd pick in 2024. Minnesota also holds the 11th pick in the upcoming draft. The Vikings are apparently gathering ammunition to move up from No. 11 to get a quarterback after losing QB Kirk Cousins to the Falcons in free agency.

-- Vikings to Sign Trent Sherfield --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with WR Trent Sherfield on a one-year contract.

-- Vikings to Sign Jerry Tillery --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with DT Jerry Tillery on a one-year contract.

-- Cam Akers Becomes a UFA --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings did not tender RFA RB Cam Akers, making him a UFA.

-- Harrison Smith Restructures --
Wed Mar 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports six-time Pro Bowl S Harrison Smith has agreed to a restructured contract and will play a 13th season with the Minnesota Vikings at age 35, per sources.

-- Vikings Re-Sign Jonathan Bullard --
Wed Mar 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed DL Jonathan Bullard to a one-year contract.

-- Justin Jefferson Going Nowhere --
Wed Mar 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Minnesota Vikings have no plans to trade WR Justin Jefferson.

-- Vikings Re-Sign Brandon Powell --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed WR Brandon Powell to a one-year contract.

-- D.J. Wonnum to Tour --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent DE D.J. Wonnum is expected to visit with the Panthers and Bears.

-- Vikings Release Dean Lowry & William Kwenkeu --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have released DL Dean Lowry and LB William Kwenkeu.

-- Vikings to Sign Aaron Jones --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic’s Dianna Russini reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with RB Aaron Jones on a one-year, $7 million contract.

-- Vikings Sign Kicker --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with PK John Parker Romo. He kicked for the XFL's San Antonio Brahmas in 2023. Notable because the Vikings haven't re-signed PK Greg Joseph, a pending UFA who has been their full-time kicker for three seasons

-- Vikings to Sign Sam Darnold --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to sign free-agent QB Sam Darnold to a one-year contract worth $10 million, sources say, and joins former teammate retired QB Josh McCown, who is Minnesota’s new QBs coach.

-- Vikings Working to Sign Aaron Jones --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

KPRC2 reports the Minnesota Vikings are having constructive dialogue with former Packers RB Aaron Jones with some optimism that a potential deal could be reached for him to remain in NFC North after being released by Green Bay, per league sources.

-- Vikings to Sign Blake Cashman --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings are signing free-agent LB Blake Cashman to a three-year deal worth up to $25.5 million.

-- Vikings to Sign Andrew Van Ginkel --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with LB Andrew Van Ginkel on a two-year, $20 million contract.

-- Vikings to Eye Sam Darnold? --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Minnesota Vikings could go after free-agent QB Sam Darnold.

-- Vikings Re-Sign Two --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed OL Blake Brandel and OT David Quessenberry.

-- Vikings Signing Jonathan Greenard --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings are signing free-agent DE Jonathan Greenard, sources said. He gets a four-year $76 million deal that includes $42 million guaranteed.

-- Kirk Cousins Will Test Free Agency --
Sun Mar 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports QB Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings remain in conversation, but Cousins is still expected to test free agency.

-- Kirk Cousins Decision Coming Soon --
Sun Mar 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Minnesota Vikings are expecting to hear from free-agent QB Kirk Cousins tonight on his decision to explore free agency, sources said. His contract does not void until Wednesday, so the team will have until then to extend him before his dead cap hit officially hits the books.

-- Vikings Re-Sign Johnny Mundt --
Fri Mar 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have re-signed TE Johnny Mundt to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million.

-- Kirk Cousins Watch --
Fri Mar 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports it makes sense for free-agent QB Kirk Cousins to figure out exactly what his market is.

-- Vikings Release Alexander Mattison --
Mon Mar 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings have officially released RB Alexander Mattison.

-- Adios Alexander Mattison --
Thu Feb 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings have informed RB Alexander Mattison today that they are releasing him, per source.

-- Vikings Name Two --
Tue Feb 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have named Josh McCown QBs Coach and Chris O’Hara Pass Game Specialist.

-- Vikings Working to Re-Sign Kirk Cousins; Justin Jefferson Going Nowhere --
Tue Feb 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell says the team will work to re-sign Kirk Cousins. “I think Kirk Cousins wants to be a Viking, and we’re gonna work to make that happen,” O’Connell said. Meanwhile, Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said the idea of trading WR Justin Jefferson is "not something that has once crossed my mind.”

-- Kirk Cousins Dropping Back & Throwing --
Mon Feb 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports soon-to-be free-agent QB Kirk Cousins (Achilles) posted a video to social media of him dropping back and throwing four months after surgery on his torn Achilles.

-- Marcus Davenport's Void Date Delayed --
Mon Feb 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings re-negotiated the void date on LB Marcus Davenport's deal this weekend. It now matches the expiration date for the deals of QB Kirk Cousins and LB Danielle Hunter (3/13). There is now a little more time to see if there is any common ground. Davenport's deal will NOT void today.

-- Wes Phillips Set to Please Guilty to an Ammended Charge --
Thu Feb 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Fox9.com reports Minnesota Vikings OC Wes Phillips is expected to plead guilty to an amended charge of careless driving after being arrested for a DWI according to Hennepin County Court records.

-- Vikings Want to Re-Sign Kirk Cousins, But... --
Sun Feb 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings are hopeful to re-sign free-agent QB Kirk Cousins (Achilles) this offseason, but would turn to a more economical veteran quarterback like QB Sam Darnold if Cousins signs elsewhere.

-- T.J. Hockenson Rehab Watch --
Thu Feb 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee Dec. 24th. In conjunction with the team's medical staff, he delayed surgery for 36 days while the MCL healed. Dr. Neal ElAttrache repaired his ACL on Jan. 29th. Multiple sources say there have been no complications from the surgery, but emphasized the typical recovery from the type of injury he suffered is nine months. That timeline would put Hockenson in the conversation for playing toward the end of September or early October. The NFL's opening weekend is Sept. 5-9. It's early in the process, and Hockenson's schedule could either be accelerated or slowed based on the timing of various milestones. But the most relevant question is not whether he will be ready for Week #1, but instead whether he will be placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, making him ineligible to play until Week #5 at the earliest. The possibility Hockenson could miss a chunk of the 2024 regular season, rather than be limited in the early going, raises the stakes of the Vikings' offseason plan for the depth behind him. The Vikings, after all, have one of the NFL's most tight end heavy teams.

-- T.J. Hockenson Undergoes Knee Surgery --
Mon Jan 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Minnesota Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) underwent successful surgery on his torn ACL on Monday. The fact that Hockenson didn’t have surgery until the end of January means he could begin the 2024 season on the physically unable to perform list.

-- Kirk Cousins Rehab Update --
Fri Jan 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports soon-to-be free-agent QB Kirk Cousins (Achilles) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from Achilles surgery and will be throwing in the next month or so.

-- Nick Mullens Will Start This Week --
Wed Jan 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings QB Nick Mullens will start this week against the Lions.

-- Vikings Mum Publicly on New Starting QB --
Mon Jan 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell said he's made a quarterback decision for Week #18 against the Lions, but didn't announce it in his press conference today. Players aren't in the building today, so he plans to tell the QBs face-to-face before announcing the starter.

-- Vikings Mulling Another QB Change --
Mon Jan 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell said after Sunday night's game that he needs “to be better for our group” and said the Vikings will consider QB Josh Dobbs along with Sunday’s quarterbacks as they make a plan to face the Lions. “The decision we’ll make will be based upon that position putting our group in a place to try to move the football and have success,” O’Connell said at his postgame press conference. “We did not do that tonight. We’ll look at it, all options are on the table.”

-- Jaren Hall Will Start This Week --
Thu Dec 28, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings rookie QB Jaren Hall will start this week against the Packers.

-- Mullens and Hall Split First Team Work Wednesday --
Wed Dec 27, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell said on Tuesday that the team was working through whether they are going to start QB Nick Mullens, QB Jaren Hall or QB Josh Dobbs at quarterback against the Packers this Sunday and no announcement of their plans came on Wednesday. Based on what reporters saw during the open portion of the team’s practice, it appears that the choice is down to two of those three options. Mullens and Hall split the work during the portion of practice that the media was able to attend.

-- All Options Available for Vikings at QB This Week --
Tue Dec 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Star Tribune reports the Vikings could start any three of their quarterbacks this week.

-- T.J. Hockenson Lost for the Season --
Tue Dec 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) is lost for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.

-- Nick Mullens Could be Benched this Week --
Tue Dec 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports a source with knowledge of the situation says the Minnesota Vikings are taking a long look at whether QB Nick Mullens should be benched for rookie QB Jaren Hall.

-- Vikings Activate Jordan Hicks --
Sat Dec 23, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have activated LB Jordan Hicks (leg) from injure reserve. Hicks returns six weeks after a case of compartment syndrome required emergency leg surgery.

-- Sources: Nick Mullens Expected to Start This Week --
Mon Dec 18, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports QB Nick Mullens is expected to make another start for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, per sources.

-- Joshua Dobbs Demoted to Third String --
Thu Dec 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell says QB Joshua Dobbs will serve as the team’s emergency 3rd-QB this week against the Bengals.

-- Nick Mullens Will Start This Week --
Tue Dec 12, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings QB Nick Mullens will start this week against the Bengals.

-- Vikings Starting QB Unknown Right Now --
Mon Dec 11, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell says he will decide later in the week on who will start this week's game against the Bengals.

-- Josh Dobbs Benched; Week #15 Starter Unknown --
Mon Dec 11, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings QB Nick Mullens replaced QB Josh Dobbs under center during the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Raiders. HC Kevin O'Connell did not name a starter for Week #15.

-- Vikings OC Wes Phillips Arrested on DUI Charges --
Sat Dec 9, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings OC Wes Phillips was arrested Friday night for misdemeanor DWI. He has since been released on bond. He'll accompany the team to Las Vegas.

-- Justin Jefferson Will Play This Week --
Fri Dec 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is off the Vikings’ injury report and will play this week against the Raiders.

-- Josh Dobbs Will Start This Week --
Wed Dec 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings are sticking with QB Josh Dobbs heading into this week’s match-up against the Raiders.

-- Vikings Release N'Keal Harry --
Wed Nov 29, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have waived WR N'Keal Harry.

-- Vikings Activate Justin Jefferson --
Tue Nov 28, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have activated WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring) from injured reserve.

-- Josh Dobbs Could be Benched in Week #14 --
Tue Nov 28, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Minnesota Vikings will “evaluate” their quarterback position during their upcoming bye week. After watching QB Josh Dobbs throw four interceptions in the 12-10 loss to the Bears, HC Kevin O'Connell said he will spend the bye week reviewing the best path forward. “We're going to take a look and really evaluate the inventory of plays we have of Josh,” said O'Connell, who thought about making an in-game quarterback change. “We got healthy. We got QB Jaren Hall back available to us, and then QB Nick Mullens is available as well.”

-- Vikings to IR Dean Lowry --
Mon Nov 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell says DL Dean Lowry (pec) tore his pec and is headed to Injured Reserve.

-- Vikings IR Jordan Hicks --
Tue Nov 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Minnesota Vikings have placed LB Jordan Hicks (shin) on injured reserve. He is OUT 4+ games.

-- Vikings Sign Anthony Barr --
Mon Nov 13, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed free-agent LB Anthony Barr.

-- Vikings Sign Myles Gaskin to the Practice Squad --
Mon Nov 13, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran free-agent RB Myles Gaskin to their practice squad.

-- Vikings IR Cam Akers --
Wed Nov 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have placed RB Cam Akers (Achilles) on injured reserve, ending his season.

-- Josh Dobbs Will Start This Week --
Mon Nov 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell says the team will start QB Josh Dobbs this week against the Saints.

-- Cam Akers Lost for Season with a Torn Achilles --
Mon Nov 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O’Connell says an MRI revealed a torn Achilles for RB Cam Akers (Achilles), ending his season.

-- Vikings IR Kirk Cousins --
Tue Oct 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have placed QB Kirk Cousins (Achilles) on injured reserve.

-- Jaren Hall Will Start for Vikings This Week --
Tue Oct 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Minnesota Vikings HC Kevin O'Connell has announced that the Vikings plan to start rookie QB Jaren Hall this week against the Falcons.

-- Vikings Acquire Joshua Dobbs --
Tue Oct 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have acquired QB Joshua Dobbs and a conditional seventh-round draft pick from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

-- Kirk Cousins Lost for the Season with a Torn Achilles --
Mon Oct 30, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports an MRI confirmed a torn Achilles for Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins (Achilles), ending his season. HC Kevin O'Connell is still not committing to a starter in Cousins' absence, even for this week's game at Falcons. He said he gave rookie QB Jaren Hall some throws in Green Bay to start the evaluation process, but says: "We're still working through that." QB Sean Mannion would be the only other option this week. QB Nick Mullens (back - IR) is not eligible to return from IR until next week. O'Connell mentioned the possibility of an outside acquisition, and says: "You wouldn't believe some of the things I've received on my cell phone the past 24 hours."

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