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The Minnesota Vikings have (for some reason) re-signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier. We... Have some thoughts on the manner.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Dakota Dozier. Why.
• (4:02) 17 Game Schedule
• (9:15) Danielle Deal in Place?
• (13:04) Playmaker at 14
• (19:27) Trade for Sam Darnold?
• (24:56) CBS 3-Round Mock
• (34:37) NFL.com 4-Round Mock

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The Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of one of the greatest reloads in NFL history, yet the NFL.com power rankings doesn't have the time of day for the Vikes. Noted.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Power Rankings Disrespect
• (9:10) Austin Blythe Would Be Perfect
• (12:56) Is Mike Hughes Done?
• (16:45) PFF Disrespect
• (24:15) CBS Mock Draft

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Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander is now current Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander once again as he signed a 1-year deal to return to the Purple after a year with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Mack Alexander Back
• (4:38) Vikings Sign Xavier Woods
• (7:50) BLOCKBUSTER NFL Trades
• (11:42) Jayson Oweh?
• (16:43) Vikings Meet with WR Anthony Schwartz
• (22:53) Geno Atkins?

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The Minnesota Vikings have traded a 6th round pick for Arizona Cardinals center Mason Cole. What does the former 2018 3rd round pick out of Michigan bring to the table? Let's discuss.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Vikings Trade for C Mason Cole
• (4:38) OL No Matter What Now?
• (9:31) AVT Blows Up Pro Day
• (15:12) 5 Veterans on Roster Bubble
• (20:24) Re-Sign Brett Jones?
• (25:27) Ameer Abdullah Re-Signed
• (27:49) Roasting the Bears

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Lost in the shuffle of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr's contract "restructure" is he now has a $3M sack incentive. Will 55 FINALLY be rushing the passer more in 2021?

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Barr Pass Rusher?
• (4:20) Top-10 Remaining FA O-Linemen
• (10:18) PFF: Danielle & Vikings Done?
• (15:44) Kiper Mocks Penei Sewell to the Vikings
• (20:30) Bucky Brooks Mock Draft 2.0
• (35:29) CBS Sports Mock - Vikings Draft DOWN

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New Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson spoke to the media about his signing with the Vikes, his role this season, and the outlook of the 2021 squad. Get fired up.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Vikings LOADED per Patrick Peterson
• (6:44) Barr Restructure is BIG
• (10:46) 5 Players Vikings Could Still Get
• (17:49) Eric Fisher Vikings?
• (22:00) 2022 Comp Pick Update
• (25:17) PFF 3-Round Mock Draft

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With little movement on the free agent front regarding the offensive line, the Minnesota Vikings need to go HAM in the upcoming NFL Draft for O-Linemen. RIGHT?

Timestamps:
• (0:45) HAM on OL
• (8:48) Randy Moss Tells Moon Story
• (14:17) Best Run Defense in the NFL?
• (18:51) Dalvin Tomlinson was #1 FA Target
• (23:50) Will Parks?
• (30:59) Jefferson Balls with Fans
• (34:31) Reiff Signs with Bengals

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A popular question among Minnesota Vikings fans is will newly signed 31-year old free agent cornerback Patrick Peterson move to free safety?

Timestamps:
• (0:45) PP to Safety?
• (6:08) Spielman Ignoring the O-Line?
• (10:42) Vikings Lose 7th Round Pick
• (12:45) Forrest Lamp
• (17:33) Anthony Harris to Eagles
• (22:53) Boone, Ifeadi, Rudy

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The Minnesota Vikings made another big free agent splash by signing former Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. At 31-years old, hopefully the former LSU Tiger still has some elite P-Squared football left in him.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) PA on Danielle
• (8:40) Kirk's 2022 Base Salary Fully GTD Today
• (12:40) Thielen Restructures
• (15:44) Full Patrick Peterson Contract Details
• (18:34) Kyle Rudolph Post June 1st Cut
• (21:57) Bring Cordarrelle Back?

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The Minnesota Vikings made another big free agent splash by signing former Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson. At 31-years old, hopefully the former LSU Tiger still has some elite P-Squared football left in him.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) VIKINGS SIGN CB PATRICK PETERSON
• (4:53) 5 Things PP Brings to the Vikes
• (12:08) Chad Beebe Re-Signed
• (14:24) Run it Back with Riley Reiff?

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A Minnesota Vikings reacts to Chicago Bears fans actually thinking they were going to get Russell Wilson... But got Andy Dalton instead.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Bears Get Andy Dalton, Not Russ
• (3:44) Mack Alexander Back?
• (6:57) Dalvin Tomlinson Contract Details
• (10:06) Rodney Hudson One Time
• (14:36) Free Agency Reactions

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The Minnesota Vikings finally made a big time splash in free agency at a position of need signing defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson away from the New York Giants on a 2-year, $22M deal. Here's what the former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive maestro brings to the Vikes.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) DT Dalvin Tomlinson
• (6:01) LB Nick Vigil
• (9:27) Thielen Restructure?
• (12:37) Keanu Neal Interest?
• (16:16) A Danielle Hunter Compromise
• (22:40) Shamar Stephen Cut
• (25:14) Mid-Free Agency Mock Draft

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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter "remains unhappy" with his current contract situation, per Chad Graff of The Athletic. Hunter and his camp could soon be exploring all options including formally requesting a trade. Buckle up.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Danielle Reportedly Wants Trade
• (5:45) Barr Restructures
• (9:08) Interest in Thuney, Hendrickson, Shaq Griffin
• (13:00) No on RFAs
• (16:06) Sign TWO Guards
• (20:27) Zeitler Signs with Ravens
• (23:21) LB a Draft Need
• (28:05) NFL Draft Profile: Texas OT Samuel Cosmi
• (32:58) Drew Brees Retires. Lmao

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The NFL's "legal tampering" period begins today, two days ahead of the official start of free agency. What does this mean and how does it affect the Minnesota Vikings?

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Legal Tampering Window
• (5:00) Anthony Barr Restructure?
• (9:55) Orlando Brown Jr?
• (15:42) Linval Wants to Come Back?
• (20:16) PFF Fits Vikings with Kevin Zeitler
• (24:02) Ifeadi Hinting Arizona?
• (27:44) Sign OG Trai Turner
• (32:50) No on Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz

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With the release of veteran left tackle Riley Reiff, 2020 2nd round pick Ezra Cleveland is the favorite to replace him on Kirk Cousins' blindside. We're bullish on the former Boise State Bronco. Here's why.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Ezra Cleveland SZN
• (7:18) NFL Comp Picks Announced
• (10:21) Don't Move Brian O'Neill
• (13:42) SKOLquitt Takes a Pay Cut
• (17:03) SIGN KEVIN ZEITLER
• (22:00) Sign Malcolm Butler
• (27:01) DJ: WORST DT Class in a Decade?

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The NFL announced on Wednesday that the 2021 salary cap will be $182.5M, down from $198.2M in 2020. Given the pandemic's impact on NFL revenue, it's phenomenal news. The Minnesota Vikings now find themselves around $3.7M over the new cap, but can easily make it under with some obvious roster moves. Here's what they can do.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Vikings Cut Riley Reiff
• (6:39) Cap at $182.5M
• (10:02) Dan Bailey Gone
• (13:02) Give Deestroying a Tryout
• (16:53) The PERFECT Offensive Line
• (22:06) Kyle Long Unretiring
• (27:14) WR3

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With the lowered salary cap in 2021, teams around the NFL will have to make drastic roster moves to get in compliance. Here are 8 SHOCKING Minnesota Vikings trade candidates. (#1-8 Will SHOCK You)

Timestamps:
• (0:45) 8 Trade Candidates
• (12:45) Vikings Want to Restructure Reiff
• (18:40) Bradbury Competition?
• (23:41) NEED to Sign a Guard in Free Agency
• (30:30) Reaction to Jordan Reid's Mock Draft

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Another offseason, another Minnesota Vikings star being cryptic on social media about his status with the team. Amidst rumors that he could demand a trade absent a new contract, superstar defensive end Danielle Hunter liked a few fan tweets imploring him to be traded to the Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders. Stefon Diggs would be proud.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Danielle Likes Trade Tweets
• (6:43) ESPN Projects Vikings & Brandon Scherff?
• (11:30) Todd McShay Mock 3.0
• (15:45) A Look at the D-Line
• (25:15) Vikings Cut 2 CBs
• (20:10) Yeah No on Everson
• (32:30) Big Ben Returning is Horrible for the Steelers
• (37:30) The Draft Network 7-Round Mock Draft

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The Minnesota Vikings are bringing back rotational defensive end Stephen Weatherly. Weatherly had spent 2020 with the Carolina Panthers after spending the first 4 years of his career with the Vikings after coming in as a 7th round pick in 2016 out of Vanderbilt. I think it's a smart depth signing and defensive line coach Andre Patterson has to be pumped to get one of his prodigies back in Purple.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Weatherly Back
• (4:24) Spielman Backs Cousins
• (8:51) 7 Thing from Spielman Presser
• (17:20) Who's the Next Cut?
• (21:35) SIGN GABE JACKSON
• (25:56) Reaction to Chris Simms QB Rankings

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With the Minnesota Vikings starting to make moves to free up salary cap space by releasing TE Kyle Rudolph, who will be the next to go? LT Riley Rieff, LB Anthony Barr, DT Shamar Stephen, K Dan Bailey, or someone else?

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Who's Next?
• (4:45) Irv Smith Jr SZN
• (9:15) Rudy Forgets Kirk?
• (14:30) Sign Alex Smith?
• (21:50) Reading Kirk Cousins Scouting Report
• (30:15) PFF Analytics Mock Draft

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The Minnesota Vikings released 10-year veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph Tuesday. The former Notre Dame standout and holder of a number of Vikings franchise tight end records now hits the open market.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Vikings Release Kyle Rudolph
• (3:20) 5 Reiff Destinations
• (11:23) Oli Udoh at Left Tackle?
• (15:57) You Can't Just Trade Down
• (22:46) JJ Watt to the Cardinals
• (26:15) Reaction to CBS Sports Ryan Wilson's Latest Mock

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Reading back negative 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Reports for Minnesota Vikings superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Including... Our own.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Jefferson Scouting Reports
• (11:55) Viking Could Start Making Moves This Week
• (15:53) Sign Nick Martin
• (20:46) Premier League Teams as NFL Teams
• (26:57) The Draft Network's Latest Mock

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KSTP Sports Insider Darren "Doogie" Wolfson reported that the Minnesota Vikings will have extension talks with superstar safety Harrison Smith.

Timestamps:
• (0:45) Extend Harrison Smith
• (5:08) Top Five 1st Round "Reaches"
• (14:03) Where Will Russell Wilson Play?
• (19:32) Anthony Barr "Not Open" for Restructure
• (24:57) Sign Jurrell Casey
• (30:48) Reaction to Charley Casserly Mock Draft 1.0

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