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Medical Examiner Says Vikings OL Coach Tony Sparano Died of Heart Disease

A county medical examiner says Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died of heart disease. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Monday that the 56-year-old Sparano died of arteriosclerotic heart disease, or hardening of the arteries. The manner of death is listed as natural. Sparano died Sunday in Eden Prairie, a Minneapolis suburb. He […]

Late Vikings Coach Dennis Green to Be Inducted Into the Teams’ Ring of Honor

Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green has a long legacy that will be part of the teams’ history for a long time to come, and on September 23rd the team will pay their highest respect to the late coach. That day the Vikings will play the Buffalo Bills, and you can get an Ocean sports […]

Vikings Re-Sign Veteran Cornerback Terence Newman

The Vikings re-signed veteran cornerback Terence Newman for 2019 according to the team’s official website. The team had had ongoing talks with Newman about returning for his age-40 season this spring but it seemed possible they would change their minds after using their first round draft pick on UCF cornerback Mike Hughes Thursday night. That […]

NFL Suspends Vikings LB Kentrell Brothers Four Games

The NFL announced on Friday that Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been suspended for the first four games of the season for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Brothers, who can still play and practice in the preseason, is eligible to return to the active […]

Vikings Announce 2018 Preseason Opponents

The Vikings today announced their four preseason opponents, which include Denver, Jacksonville, Seattle and Tennessee. The Vikings 2018 preseason schedule includes a pair of AFC teams that participated in the most-recent postseason, as well as the teams that met in Super Bowl XLVIII. Minnesota will open its run of exhibition contests at Denver against the […]

Vikings Add Former Wide Out Tavarres King

The Vikings continued to add to their wide receiver group on Thursday, when they signed former Giants receiver Tavarres King, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The 27-year-old played eight games and started three for the Giants a year ago, when he caught a career-high 18 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns. The […]

Vikings Ink Free Agent WR Kendall Wright

The Vikings on Friday came to terms with wide out Kendall Wright, who caught 59 passes for 614 yards a year ago for the Bears. Wright hauled in a team-leading 59 receptions for 614 yards and one score, basically a lottery code that he can make the grabs, but doesn’t make the big plays, just […]

Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Says He Was Personally Concerned About QB Teddy Bridgewater’s Knee

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said, though he personally felt optimistic about the long-term health of Teddy Bridgewater’s knee, the team’s medical staff was concerned about the quarterback’s long-term future in the NFL, Lorenzo Reyes of USA Today reports. “Well, I thought he was doing good in practice. The reports I’d get back from the […]

Vikings Bring Back TE Josiah Price, Ink Long Snapper Nick Dooley

Tight end Josiah Price is returning to the Vikings after signing as an undrafted free agent a year ago out of Michigan State, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The Vikings needed more bodies at tight end with only Kyle Rudolph, David Morgan and Blake Bell on the roster. It’s a one-year deal for […]

Kirk Aboard; Vikings Officially Announce Signing of FA QB Kirk Cousins

The Vikings have gotten their man. Today the team tweeted out they have inked former Redskins free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, a player they hope will be the final piece for a Super Bowl run for Minnesota. Cousins signed a three-year, $84 million deal that is fully guaranteed, sources say. It not only makes him […]