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Vikings trade 2 draft choices for Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue

Trade two future draft picks to Jacksonville

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The Minnesota Vikings added a top end pass rusher to play opposite Danielle Hunter on Monday, announcing they’ve acquired Yannick Ngakoue from the Jacksonville Jaguars for two future draft choices. In return, the Vikings send the Jaguars their 2021 second round pick, and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Ngakoue will occupy the…

Vikings practice goes on while 8 NFL teams sit out in protest of Jacob Blake shooting

Eight teams including Packer and Bears elected to cancel practice

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) At least eight NFL teams postponed practices and scrimmages on Thursday to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The Minnesota Vikings were not one of them. The Vikings were supposed to have a walk-through at TCO Performance Center, but the only player to take the field at any point was Anthony Barr. Head coach Mike…

Vikings Adapting to No Fans for First Two Home Games

Set to start practicing next Friday at U.S, Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS — Its been a whirlwind past few days for the Minnesota vikings. After no coronavirus cases through all of training camp, eight players and a coach had positive results that turned out being false positives on Sunday. After today’s news, the Vikings now have to adapt to no fans for the first two home games. Head coach Mike Zimmer…

First two Vikings home games to be played without fans

EAGAN, Minn.–The Vikings have officially announced that fans will not be allowed at the first two home games of the 2020 regular season. The games are scheduled on Sunday, September 13 and Sunday, September 27 in which the Vikings will host the Green Bay Packers and the Tennessee Titans. According to Head Coach Mike Zimmer, a track will be played…

Reports: Contract talks between Vikings, Dalvin Cook tabled

Will Play Under Final Year of Rookie Deal

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook continues to get work in at Training Camp to be ready for Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers, but it doesn’t appear he’s close to reaching a long-term contract with the team any time soon. According to Tom Pelissero with the NFL Network, the latest negotiations between Cook’s representation…

Hawley Man Re-Creates 19th Century Forge For Building Viking Age Tools

Swenson is working with researchers to help recreate tools from the late viking age based on archaeological finds from Scandinavia.

    HAWLEY, Minn. — “This is Goose Prairie Forge; it’s a working blacksmith shop that tries to recreate the time period of about 1885 to 1910,” Goose Prairie Forge Founder Doug Swenson said. Doug Swenson, a physical therapist, doubles as a Blacksmith. He got the design for his shop through interviews with retired blacksmiths around the region, which helped…

Vikings Sign GM Spielman to Contract Extension

Contract is a multiyear extension

Eagan, Minn. (Vikings PR) – The Minnesota Vikings announce they have signed General Manager Rick Spielman to a multi-year contract extension. “Rick has been outstanding in his role as Vikings general manager. We are excited and honored to have him continue to lead our efforts to build a championship roster and first-class organization. With Rick’s and Coach Zimmer’s leadership in place, we are in a…

Chad Greenway donates ‘Chad’s Locker’ to Sanford Children’s Hospital

Greenway began giving back just two years after getting drafted, when he realized he could use his platform in the NFL in a positive way.

FARGO, N.D. – Former Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway is giving back to the kids at Sanford Children’s Hospital through his foundation Lead The Way. Greenway began giving back two years after getting drafted, when he realized he could use his platform in the NFL in a positive way. In 2008, he and his wife Jennifer formed Chad Greenway’s Lead the…

Vikings safety Anthony Harris to play on franchise tag in 2020

Set to make just over $11M this season

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) Minnesota Vikings safety Anthony Harris will play on the franchise tag for the 2020 season after he was unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract extension with the team. The Vikings placed the franchise tag on Harris in the off-season, and they had until Wednesday to negotiate a new contract for one of the top…

Vikings OC Kubiak: “Very Accurate” Rookie Jefferson Plays in Slot

Jefferson set records at LSU in the slot position

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. –Its a tough transition for any draft pick to earn make their mark in a new system. For Minnesota Vikings first round pick, receiver Justin Jefferson, the former LSU Tiger has been acclimating to his new team without getting a rep offensively. Jefferson has been learning to adapt through a virtual off-season and offense coordinator has said its…