The Minnesota Vikings have signed draft picks Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton and Antone Exum to contracts. The Vikings signed Barr, the ninth overall pick, and Exum, a seventh-rounder, on Wednesday. They announced the deal for Crichton, a third-round pick, on Thursday.
Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.
Get used to seeing the letters “L-I-I” around the Twin Cities. The biggest game in professional sports, the Super Bowl, is coming to Minnesota in 2018.
Minnesota’s bid committee erupted in cheers Tuesday when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement at the annual NFL owners meeting.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve agreed to terms with their top overall choice from this year’s NFL Draft. Linebacker Anthony Barr out of UCLA signed his rookie contract with the Vikings.
Construction on the future Vikings stadium may be still in its infancy, but Stadium Project Director Allen Troshinsky says he and his crew have a new reason to be proud of their work. “It’s just peaking above the street level now, so passersbys are able to see some of the progress,” Troshinsky said.
NFL owners voted to hold Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis in 2018, over competing bids from New Orleans and Indianapolis. Officials with the Vikings and Minneapolis went to Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday to make their final pitch in a closed-door meeting.
Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant celebrated his 87th birthday Tuesday. What he’s doing for the next three days is almost like a gift to fans. He’s putting several of his family’s personal items up for sale, including mementos from his Hall of Fame coaching career.
The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday they’ve signed three of their picks from the NFL Draft earlier this month. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and linebacker Brandon Watts agreed to rookie contracts.
Vikings coach Bud Grant, 87, is allowing the public to dig through his years of sports memorabilia and gently used hunting equipment beginning Wednesday. “I hunt and fish a lot, so there’s a lot of hunting and fishing items,” said Grant. “I was a head coach for 35 years, so I have a lot of Vikings stuff.”
The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities. That’s the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny.
Of all the things coaching lifer Mike Zimmer loves about the job, rolling up his sleeves and teaching young players the game might rank right near the top.
The Minnesota Vikings have finalized contracts with 15 undrafted college free agents. The team announced Tuesday the following signings: Iowa guard Conor Boffeli, Mississippi tackle Pierce Burton, Northwestern wide receiver Kain Colter, Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox, Florida International defensive tackle Isame Faciane, Ohio wide receiver Donte Foster,
Former University of Mary standout defensive lineman John Oyloe is getting a shot at the NFL. The North Dakota school says Oyloe has been invited to the Minnesota Vikings rookie minicamp later this week, where he’ll have a chance to earn a free agent contract.
Minnesota Vikings college scouting director Scott Studwell has resigned from the position he held for 12 years, stepping back to a different role in the front office. The Vikings confirmed Monday that Studwell will be replaced by Jamaal Stephenson, who has been the assistant director of college scouting since 2009.
The Vikings weren’t done with the first night of the NFL Draft after taking Anthony Barr, and they knew they needed to a get a quarterback. They traded back into the No. 32 pick, the last of the night, to take athletic Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal.
The Vikings drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr at No. 9, then traded back into the first round with Seattle at No. 32 to get Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
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