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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:05:25 GMT2017-02-26T05:05:25Z


Vikings' Rick Spielman, planning offseason, asks hard questions about offensive line

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:23:26 GMT2017-02-24T12:23:26Z

The Vikings have a blueprint for the offseason, and GM Rick Spielman even brought it along.

No compensatory picks for the Vikings

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:45:53 GMT2017-02-24T21:45:53Z

The Vikings did not receive any compensatory draft picks this year. The NFL on Friday afternoon revealed which teams have been awarded the 32 compensatory picks for April’s draft. Unsurprisingly, the Vikings were not one of the 16 teams that received at least one bonus selection, which can now be traded for the first time in NFL history. Which teams receive these comp picks is determined by a secret formula developed by the NFL Management Council that the NFL says is “based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.” To simplify it, if you lose more quality free agents than you sign, you’ll probably get at least one. Last offseason, the Vikings signed guard Alex Boone to a four-year, $26.8 million deal and their most notable free-agent losses were defensive backs Josh Robinson and Robert Blanton, who signed modest deals to be backups elsewhere. So they weren’t expecting a comp pick this year. The Vikings have not been awarded a compensatory pick since 2012 and have received only 16 since this system was introduced in 1994. And as my colleague Mark Craig wrote a couple years ago, they have not done much with the compensatory picks they have scored over the years. Of course, if you need a reminder of the good that can potentially come from these bonus picks, pull up the highlights from Super Bowl LI. The Patriots drafted Tom Brady with one of them back in 2000.

U.S. Bank Stadium oversight panel closes out era of Kelm-Helgen, Mondale

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:53:23 GMT2017-02-25T01:53:23Z

Incoming Chair Blatz comes on board with lots of questions in first session.

Crosby scores 34th, Penguins top Flyers 4-2 at Heinz Field

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:05:25 GMT2017-02-26T05:05:25Z

Jets release center Mangold, longest-tenured member of team

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:45:48 GMT2017-02-25T20:45:48Z

Vikings GM Rick Spielman on the QB situation: 'Everything is in flux right now'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:21 GMT2017-02-24T13:00:21Z

Vikings GM Rick Spielman discussed Adrian Peterson, quarterbacks and Mike Zimmer’s eye during an hour-long huddle.

Kathleen Blatz selected as interim chief of U.S. Bank Stadium panel

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:47:23 GMT2017-02-24T04:47:23Z

Gov. Dayton appoints former chief justice as interim chair to “turn the page.”

Take me into the ballgame: U.S. Bank Stadium makes its baseball debut

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:44:50 GMT2017-02-24T20:44:50Z

The Gophers will be part of Friday’s first day of baseball inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:53:49 GMT2017-02-22T15:53:49Z

Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for the 2017 season. Want analysis on the big moves? Scroll over player names for links to related Star Tribune content. RE-SIGNED No Vikings free agents have yet re-signed. FA ADDITIONS Free agency unofficially begins March 7. FA LOSSES Free agency unofficially begins March 7. RELEASED Brandon Fusco, G: $3.2 million in cap savings Mike Harris, G/T: $2 million in cap savings UNSIGNED FA Matt Asiata, RB, unrestricted Audie Cole, MLB, unrestricted Rhett Ellison, TE, unrestricted Chad Greenway, OLB, unrestricted Shaun Hill, QB, unrestricted Charles Johnson, WR, restricted Matt Kalil, OT, unrestricted Zac Kerin, G, exclusive rights Zach Line, FB, unrestricted Jeff Locke, P, unrestricted Jake Long, OT, unrestricted Captain Munnerlyn, CB, unrestricted Terence Newman, CB, unrestricted Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, unrestricted Jeremiah Sirles, G/T, exclusive rights Andre Smith, OT, unrestricted Adam Thielen, WR, restricted Justin Trattou, DE, unrestricted