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Vikings waived RB Roc Thomas.

Thomas made the team as an UDFA this year after a big preseason that saw him total 195 yards and two scores on 24 touches. He had rushed eight times for 30 yards in real games. Thomas was cut in favor of Ameer Abdullah.
Nov 7 - 5:31 PM

Vikings waived K Daniel Carlson.

It's a Black Monday for kickers, as Carlson joins Cleveland's Zane Gonzalez in getting his walking papers. Carlson missed three field goals in Sunday's tie with the Packers, including an inconceivable two in overtime. The second was from 35 yards. It's a disaster ending to a short Vikings tenure that began with the team trading up for Carlson at No. 167 overall.
Sep 17 - 2:20 PM

ProFootballTalk reports free agent Dan Bailey is waiting for the "right team" to sign.

Bailey turned down four offers since getting released from Dallas. He wants to play for a contender, and with multiple teams likely to have an opening this week, he should finally sign. One of the most accurate kickers in the league, Bailey will be an upgrade wherever he lands.
Sep 16 - 5:56 PM

Vikings released P Ryan Quigley.

They replaced him with waiver-wire pickup Matt Wile.
Sep 2 - 1:57 PM

Vikings released/waived TE Blake Bell, OG Josh Andrews, WR Jeff Badet, WR Chad Beebe, RB Mack Brown, LB Reshard Cliett, DT Curtis Cothran, LB Garret Dooley, C Cornelius Edison, OG Colby Gossett, TE Tyler Hoppes, CB Craig James, WR Tavarres King, S Tray Matthews, OT Storm Norton, DE Ifeadi Odenigbo, CB Horace Richardson, S Jack Tocho and DE Jonathan Wynn.

Bell appeared in 13 games for the Vikings last season but caught just 13 passes. The college gadget wonder is fading from relevance.
Sep 1 - 5:46 PM

Vikings released WR Kendall Wright.

Laquon Treadwell's emergence this summer made Wright expendable. With Wright out of the picture, expect Treadwell to start opposite Stefon Diggs on the outside with Adam Thielen mostly working out of the slot. Wright led the Bears in both catches (59) and receiving yards (614) last season and shouldn't take long to resurface.
Sep 1 - 2:50 PM

Vikings waived OG Colby Gossett.

A sixth round pick, Gossett struggled with the jump from Appalachian State and dealt with training camp injuries. He's a strong candidate for Minnesota's practice squad.
Sep 1 - 1:27 PM

Vikings released DE Brian Robison.

The move saves Minnesota $1.105 million in cap space. Robison agreed to a pay cut a few months back but apparently that still wasn't enough for the Vikings to keep him around. The 35-year-old is clearly nearing the finish line of his career, though he still managed four sacks in a part-time role last season. Robison had been with Minnesota since 2007.
Sep 1 - 12:26 PM

Vikings released WR Cayleb Jones.

Jones is suspended the first four games for PEDs and wouldn't have counted against the Vikings' roster, but this isn't a surprise after his arrest this week. Minnesota also cut QB Peter Pujals, RB Kobe McCrary, FB Luke McNitt, WR Korey Robertson, OG Kareem Are, OL Kaleb Johnson, OT Dieugot Joseph, OL J.P. Quinn, CB Trevon Mathis, LB Mike Needham, and LB Brett Taylor.
Aug 31 - 6:02 PM

Vikings waived/injured WR Tavarres King.

King had been playing through a leg injury this preseason. He'll be released with a settlement when healthy.
Aug 31 - 5:31 PM

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports free agent S George Iloka is visiting the Vikings and "appears likely" to sign with the team.

It would be a quality get at this stage of the year. Iloka was released by Cincinnati for monetary reasons earlier this week and has drawn quite a bit of interest in recent days. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was the Bengals' defensive coordinator when the team drafted Iloka in 2012 and coached him for two seasons. In Minnesota, Iloka could push Andrew Sendejo for snaps.
Aug 22 - 10:07 AM

Vikings claimed FB Luke McNitt off waivers from the Falcons.

McNitt was waived yesterday after the Falcons signed Jalston Fowler. C.J. Ham currently plays the position in Minnesota, but he averaged merely 1.9 YPC on seven rushing attempts last season. The two will likely compete for a single roster spot for the remainder of camp.
Aug 21 - 6:25 PM

Vikings released K Kai Forbath.

In addition to cutting Forbath, the Vikes also waived/injured T Cedric Lang, TE Josiah Price and FB Johnny Stanton while stashing sixth-round DE Ade Aruna on I.R. with a torn ACL. Forbath could probably see the writing on the wall after Minnesota used a fifth-round pick on Auburn alum Daniel Carlson earlier this offseason. The 30-year-old sealed his own fate by shanking a 41-yarder in Saturday's preseason game against Jacksonville. With Forbath gone, Carlson can be safely penciled in as the starter.
Aug 20 - 11:52 AM

Vikings LB Anthony Barr said he "absolutely" wants to remain with the team long-term.

Barr will make $12.3 million in 2018, the final year of his contract. Although the team could opt to franchise tag him before he hits the open market, he would become a free agent If he doesn’t sign an extension by March. He sat out in Saturday's preseason opener versus Denver but coach Mike Zimmer said Barr's absence had "nothing to do with his contract situation." LB Eric Kendricks, DE Danielle Hunter, and Stefon Diggs were all given extensions this offseason, leaving Barr as Minnesota's top priority moving forward.
Aug 14 - 8:00 PM

Vikings OT Rashod Hill returned to practice Monday.

Hill was carted off then somehow came back onto the field to take snaps at right tackle 10 minutes later. Minnesota already lost C Nick Easton (neck) for the year, so any further losses to the Vikings' offensive line would be detrimental. RG Mike Remmers returned Monday after missing the last 13 days of practice.
Aug 13 - 5:24 PM

Vikings OT Rashod Hill was carted off the practice field Monday.

Hill fell to one knee and was slow to get up prior to getting carted off. Brian O'Neill replaced him at left tackle for the remainder of practice. The hits keep coming for the Vikes, who are still waiting on C Pat Elflein (shoulder, active/PUP) to recover. The club also already lost C Nick Easton (neck) for the year. RG Mike Remmers returned Monday, but it remains to be seen how Minnesota will shuffle their line if Hill is out for an extended period.
Aug 13 - 4:50 PM

Vikings RG Mike Remmers (ankle) returned to practice Monday.

It's the first time Remmers has practiced in the last 13 days. Although his return is an encouraging note for an injury-riddled Vikings line, Remmers was limited to 11 games just last season. Any more extended absences would be worrisome for his status to start the season.
Aug 13 - 4:13 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Vikings "reached out" to former OG Joe Berger about un-retiring following Nick Easton's season-ending injury, but that Berger will stay retired.

The No. 207 overall pick of the 2005 draft, Berger retired after four years as a Vikings starter. Berger, who turned 36 in May, had a strong 2017.
Aug 9 - 1:57 PM

Vikings make TE coach Clancy Barone and assistant OL coach Andrew Janocko co-Offensive Line coaches.

Senior offensive assistant Todd Downing will now coach Minnesota's tight ends. The Vikings also reportedly reached out to Mike Tice but could not strike a deal. Barone notably coached Denver's offensive line when the Broncos and Peyton Manning won the Super Bowl.
Jul 28 - 12:47 PM

Free agent LB Mychal Kendricks has left his Vikings visit without a contract.

Kendricks' brother Eric featured prominently in the Vikings' recruiting efforts, but he's still slipping out without a deal. Kendricks will next visit the Raiders. If he escapes Oakland, it will be to Cleveland. Kendricks hopes to have a decision by the end of the week.
May 29 - 7:39 PM

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