Former Vikings QB Wade Wilson Has Died

The Dallas Cowboys said Wilson passed away Friday at his home in Coppell, Texas.

DALLAS (AP) – Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback and longtime assistant coach Wade Wilson has died. The Dallas Cowboys said Wilson passed away Friday at his home in Coppell, Texas. The team didn’t specify a cause of death for Wilson, who died on his 60th birthday. Wilson played for five NFL teams from 1981-98. He played 10 seasons for the Minnesota…

Vikings Motivated by New Offensive Coordinator as Week One Arrives

John DeFilippo was the Eagles quarterback coach a year ago.

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are one of 26 NFL teams opening up their season on Sunday. The Vikings are hoping they have all of the pieces to finally put together a championship season. They are dealing with some new faces on the coaching staff, most notably their offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. Flip was the quarterbacks coach for the…

Former Cobber Brandon Zylstra Cracks Vikings 53-Man Roster

Last season, Zylstra played in the Canadian football league, and led the league in receiving yards

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. —Saturday was cut day in the NFL. Teams had to whittle their rosters down from 90 players to just 53. Terrance Newman was likely not going to make the Vikings squad, so he announced his retirement as a player three days before his 40th birthday. Newman will stay with the team on the coaching staff. Former South Dakota…

Minnesota Vikings Quarterback Skips State Fair After Parking Challenge

Kirk Cousins tweeted Saturday afternoon: "Raincheck on Minnesota State Fair...parking was a challenge"

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. — The Minnesota State Fair set an opening day record for attendance: 122,000. But it was a hellish experience for the thousands of people who tried to get to the fair. Traffic was backed up for blocks. Even a Minnesota Vikings player had a tough time in traffic. Kirk Cousins tweeted Saturday afternoon: “Raincheck on Minnesota State…

EXCLUSIVE: KVRR Sits Down with Vikings WR Adam Thielen

Thielen discusses his rise in the NFL, his relationship with Stefon Diggs and whether or not his sons will play football

EAGAN, Minn. — In this exclusive sit-down interview with Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen he discusses¬†his rise in the NFL, his relationship with Stefon Diggs and whether or not his sons will play football.   Categories: KVRR Sports Extra, Minnesota News, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Adam Thielen, exclusive, Keith Albertson, KVRR, MINNESOTA VIKINGS, Pro Bowler, Sit-Down, Wide Receiver

KVRR Round Table: Vikings Training Camp Preview

The KVRR sports team talks Vikings storylines heading into training camp.

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are fresh off of an NFC championship game appearance last season but have plenty of new faces on the 2018 squad including some with local ties. The KVRR sports team dives into some of the big storylines surrounding the Vikings as they head into training camp in this week’s KVRR Round Table. Categories: KVRR…

Former Jackrabbit Jake Wieneke Vies For Vikings WR Job

The Former South Dakota State WR is with the Vikes at training camp

EAGAN, Minn. — Former Bison Rival Jake Wieneke is continuing to vie for a job with the Vikings. The Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit is with Minnesota at training camp, and is hoping to crack the 53-man roster this season. The Maple Grove native was a standout at SDSU. In his four-year campaign he reeled in 288 catches for 5,157…

Former Cobber Drawing on CFL Experience at Vikings Camp

Brandon Zylstra led the CFL in receiving yards last year.

Former Concordia Cobber Brandon Zylstra has had to make adjustments his entire life, at the D-III level, in the CFL and now as he hopes to make it in the NFL. The wide receiver participated in Minnesota Vikings training camp on Tuesday. “I’m super motivated,” Zylstra said. “It’s at the tip of my tongue. I’m just excited, and OTAs are…

Vikings Emphasize Family Following Tony Sparano’s Death

The Vikings are remembering Sparano as rookies report to training camp

EAGAN, Minn. — The first day of Minnesota Vikings training camp isn’t filled with the same buzz and excitement that usually comes with the start of football season. The veterans don’t start practice until Friday, but the players, coaches and executives who are here are remembering offensive line coach Tony Sparano, who passed away suddenly on Sunday morning. Sparano coached…

Tony Sparano Dies Suddenly At 56

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach, Former Head Coach of the Miami Dolphins

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died. Sources say he died in his home Saturday night. He was 56-years-old. Sparano joined the Vikings in 2016 as offensive line coach and had previously worked with Coach Mike Zimmer. Before joining the Vikings, Sparano was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2011. He…