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 Latest Vikings Player Notes
Jul 14 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league announced Friday. Floyd was arrested for DUI on Dec. 12 in Scottsdale, Ariz., prompting his release two days later from the Arizona Cardinals. He pleaded guilty in February to extreme DUI (blood alcohol content of .150-.199) and served 24 days in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail before having to serve 96 days on house arrest.


Jun 27 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd was sentenced Monday to one day in jail and will have to complete the final five days of his house arrest after a Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Court judge found Floyd violated the terms of his house arrest. Floyd was ordered to appear on Monday to prove he did not violate probation from his February extreme DUI conviction. He contended that kombucha tea caused him to violate terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol.


Jun 25 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd's defense that kombucha tea caused him to violate terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol has the support of his team. Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren wrote a letter backing Floyd's claim that he did not know kombucha tea contains alcohol, according to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Warren sent the letter to Floyd's attorney, Robert Feinberg, who attached it to a defense motion urging Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Judge Statia Hendrix to cancel the hearing and reinstate electronic monitoring for the last five days of Floyd's 96-day home confinement. According to the newspaper, Warren's letter corroborates Floyd's claim that he was unaware kombucha tea contained alcohol when he drank several bottles while watching movies into the early morning of June 11. Floyd, 27, later failed three self-administered Breathalyzer tests and was ordered by the Scottsdale judge to appear Monday and prove he did not violate probation from his February extreme DUI conviction. The violation could land Floyd back in jail.


Jun 16 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd may have violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking. Floyd is scheduled for a show-cause hearing in Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Court on June 26, according to ESPN. TMZ reported Friday that Floyd recently tested positive for alcohol at least three times and skipped another test altogether while under house arrest after he was found guilty of extreme DUI in February. Floyd is now employed by the Minnesota Vikings. Floyd, 27, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 12 in Scottsdale, prompting his release two days later from the Arizona Cardinals. He pleaded guilty in February to extreme DUI (blood alcohol content of .150-.199) and served 24 days in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail before having to serve 96 days on house arrest.


May 31 2017 - Dalvin Cook
  RB Dalvin Cook, Minnesota's second-round draft pick, signed a four-year contract. He left Florida State as the school's all-time leading rusher, and his success in college led some analysts to believe he would be a first-round selection.


May 31 2017 - Stefon Diggs
  WR Stefon Diggs is too small to be a prototypical No. 1 receiver. But that hasn't kept the 6-foot, 191-pounder from looking like Minnesota's best receiver. A terrific route runner, Diggs is enjoying his first offseason of being able to work with quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford arrived via trade eight days before the 2016 season opener. He became the team's starter two weeks later. "It's been nice, spending a lot of time with him," Diggs said. "I definitely plan on taking full advantage of it." Diggs had career highs in catches (84) and yards (903) last season. He had back-to-back 13-catch games, but his average per catch (10.8) was down three yards while his touchdowns dipped to three from four as a rookie in 2015.


May 31 2017 - Sharrif Floyd
  DT Sharrif Floyd, a 2013 first-round draft pick, isn't sure he'll ever play again after complications from arthroscopic knee surgery last September caused some nerve damage in his right quadriceps. "Fighting to stay positive," said Floyd, who missed the last 15 games last season. "Sticking with my team. That's the bright side of things now. Just working out and training. I'm taking care of everything in my power and controlling what I can control."


May 24 2017 - Teddy Bridgewater
  QB Teddy Bridgewater, who hasn't played or practiced sustained a career-threatening injury to his left knee last August, is back throwing footballs. Tuesday, the Vikings posted video on their website of the 24-year-old quarterback dropping back and throwing passes. A day later, General Manager Rick Spielman gave an update on Bridgewater, calling his progress "very encouraging" while declining to give any kind of timetable for his return. Spielman spoke to reporters during an OTA practice. Bridgewater, who hasn't spoken to the media since sustaining his injury, wasn't there. Spielman said Bridgewater had a doctor's appointment. "Part of the rehab process you saw (Tuesday) was that (Bridgewater) is able to drop back and throw the ball," Spielman said. "He is not cleared for practice, so I want to make that perfectly clear. But he's working extremely hard in his rehab and we'll continue to monitor his progress."


May 17 2017 - Will Sutton
  DT Will Sutton was signed by the Vikings on Wednesday. Sutton, 25, joins the Vikings after spending the first three years of his career with the Bears, playing in 36 games with 18 starts and compiling 60 tackles. The 6-1, 290-pound Sutton, a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Arizona State, was released by the Bears last week. In 2016, Sutton played in eight games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.


May 16 2017 - Freddie Tagaloa
  OL Freddie Tagaloa was signed by the Vikings on Tuesday. Tagaloa, 23, joins the team after attending last week's rookie minicamp. He played collegiately at Arizona and California, playing 17 games for the Wildcats over his last two seasons.


May 11 2017 - Will Sutton
  DT Will Sutton was released by the Chicago Bears on Thursday.


May 11 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd, a free agent, agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings, multiple media outets reported Wednesday. Floyd, 27, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 12 in Scottsdale, Ariz., prompting his release two days later from the Arizona Cardinals. He pleaded guilty in February to extreme DUI (blood alcohol content of .150-.199) and served 24 days in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail and is serving 96 days on house arrest. After Floyd was cut by the Cardinals, the Patriots gave him a second chance by claiming him off waivers on Dec. 15. He played sparingly for New England but did catch a touchdown pass in Week 17. Floyd's best season came in 2013 when he had 65 catches for 1,041 yards and five touchdowns.


May 1 2017 - Teddy Bridgewater
  QB Teddy Bridgewater was told on Monday that the Vikings will not pick up the fifth-year option for the 2018 season. The Vikings decided to decline the $12.198 option on Bridgewater, according to the Pioneer Press. Bridgewater, who dislocated his left knee and tore the ACL during a late August practice, is rehabbing and trying to make it back from the catastrophic injury. He has been participating in voluntary conditioning work with teammates. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said last week there is still no timetable for the 24-year-old Bridgewater to resume a full workload of football activities. The Vikings could still re-sign Bridgewater but they do not appear willing to guarantee his 2018 salary.


Apr 16 2017 - Brian Robison
  DE Brian Robison said he expects to retire after the 2018 season to complete a dozen years with the Vikings. Robison agreed to restructure his contract last month, giving him two more years before retiring following his 12th NFL season, all with Minnesota. Robison, who turns 34 on April 27, originally had one year left on his contract, a nonguaranteed $5.6 million for 2017. He agreed to drop his base salary to a guaranteed $3.9 million while also getting a $100,000 workout bonus, according to the Pioneer Press. Robison also got 2018 added onto his new deal for a base salary of $3.2 million -- with $1.25 million guaranteed -- and a $200,000 roster bonus and $100,000 workout bonus.


Apr 3 2017 - Case Keenum
  QB Case Keenum was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, re-uniting him with Sam Bradford. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports had Keenum signing a one-year deal. Keenum and Bradford were teammates with the then-St. Louis Rams during the 2014 season. After Bradford joined the Philadelphia Eagles, Keenum saw increased playing time.


Apr 3 2017 - Ryan Quigley
  P Ryan Quigley signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. Quigley will be joining his fourth team in five seasons. He appeared in six games and averaged 44.5 yards per punt last season with the Arizona Cardinals. The former Boston College product was initially signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2012 but did not play as a rookie.


Apr 2 2017 - Case Keenum
  QB Case Keenum agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to multiple reports. The Vikings are bringing Keenum in to serve as the backup to Sam Bradford this season. The health of former starter Teddy Bridgewater remains in question after the vicious broken left leg and torn ACL he suffered in August. Bridgewater is rehabbing the leg injury and it is uncertain when he will return. Keenum began last season as the starter for the Los Angeles Rams before eventually being replaced by No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Keenum started nine games and passed for 2,201 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.


Mar 30 2017 - Terrell Sinkfield
  CB Terrell Sinkfield signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Sinkfield, who spent the 2016 preseason with Minnesota, returns to the team after switching from wide receiver to cornerback. He had 16 catches for 273 yards and three touchdowns last season with the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League.


Mar 30 2017 - Mitch Mathews
  WR Mitch Mathews signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Mathews spent time on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad last season. He recorded 152 receptions for 2,083 yards and 24 touchdowns in 41 career games at BYU.


Mar 30 2017 - Nick Truesdell
  TE Nick Truesdell signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Truesdell, who is listed at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, made an impression at the pro combine testing last week by posting a time of 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. The 27-year-old Truesdell spent three days with the Indianapolis Colts last year before being released early in training camp. He also spent time with the Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals in 2013 as well as the Green Bay Packers in 2014.


Mar 29 2017 - Harrison Smith
  S Harrison Smith of the Vikings underwent offseason surgery on an ankle that caused him to miss two games at the end of the 2016 campaign, ESPN reported Wednesday. Smith initially sustained the injury in Minnesota's 17-15 loss to Dallas on Dec. 1 and missed the next two contests. The 28-year-old returned to play the Vikings' final two games of the season and was credited with five tackles while participating in his second Pro Bowl on Jan. 30.


Mar 23 2017 - Latavius Murray
  RB Latavius Murray, signed by the Vikings last week, underwent successful ankle surgery Wednesday. He should be ready for training camp. The Vikings said in a statement that they were aware that Murray would require surgery prior to the team signing him on March 16. Dr. Bob Anderson performed the procedure in Charlotte, N.C. The 27-year-old Murray was signed as a free agent to replace perennial Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson, who was not re-signed and allowed to walk after Minnesota declined to pick up his 2017 option.


Mar 21 2017 - Adam Thielen
  WR Adam Thielen finalized his contract agreement with the Vikings on Tuesday. The contract extension is reportedly worth $17 million over three years with $11 million guaranteed. Thielen was a restricted free agent and the Vikings initially tendered him at the second-round compensation level of $2.746 million. Thielen is under club control through the 2020 campaign.


Mar 15 2017 - Adam Thielen
  WR Adam Thielen agreed to re-sign with the Vikings on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not announced. Minnesota initially gave Thielen a second-round tender as a restricted free agent to increase its chances of holding onto him in the offseason. The Vikings elected to give him a three-year contract, multiple outlets reported. Thielen enjoyed a breakout season in 2016, reeling in 69 receptions for a team-leading 967 yards and five touchdowns. The 26-year-old Minnesota native made just $600,000 last season after collecting 20 catches in his previous two years with the club.


Mar 15 2017 - Latavius Murray
  RB Latavius Murray signed a free agent deal with Minnesota on Wednesday, a move that likely shuts the door on the return of Adrian Peterson. Murray spent his first four seasons with the Oakland Raiders and led them in rushing the past two. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2015 after rushing for 1,066 yards and six touchdowns. He has rushed for 2,278 yards and 20 touchdowns (12 in 2016) in 45 games (31 starts).


Mar 15 2017 - Terence Newman
  CB Terence Newman and the Vikings agreed to terms on a contract. Newman, who turns 39 in September, returns for his 15th NFL season and third year with the Vikings on a reported one-year deal. Newman has the second-most career interceptions (41) among active NFL players. He has appeared in 31 games (26 starts) with the Vikings and is just two starts shy of reaching 200 for his career. He recorded 38 tackles, one interception and eight passes defensed in 15 games (10 starts) last season.


Mar 14 2017 - Datone Jones
  DE Datone Jones signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced. Details of the contract were not announced, but NFL Network reported Jones signed a one-year deal worth $3.75 million. Jones can play either defensive end or outside linebacker. A first-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2013, Jones played his first four NFL season with the Green Bay Packers and played in 59 games.


Mar 10 2017 - Mike Remmers
  OT Mike Remmers signed a five-year, $30 million contract with Minnesota. The move comes one day after they inked former Detroit Lions tackle Riley Reiff to a deal. Remmers spent the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers after being released from the Vikings prior to the start of the 2014 campaign. He made 19 starts at right tackle during the last two seasons before switching to the left side for the final 13 games of 2016.


Mar 9 2017 - Riley Reiff
  OT Riley Reiff signed with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Detroit Lions decided not to re-sign Reiff after making Rick Wagner one of the league's highest-paid right tackles. Reiff was a first-round pick out of Iowa in 2012. In five seasons with the Lions, he started 69 of a possible 77 games.


Mar 6 2017 - Chad Greenway
  LB Chad Greenway plans to retire after 11 NFL seasons, all with the same organization. The 34-year-old Greenway will officially announce his retirement at a press conference Tuesday at the Vikings Winter Park headquarters. Greenway, who ranks fourth in franchise history with 1,334 career tackles, appeared in 156 career games with 144 starts.


Feb 17 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd pleaded guilty to extreme DUI and was sentenced to jail in a criminal case related to his December arrest in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Arizona Cardinals released Floyd on Dec. 14 -- two days after his drunk-driving arrest in which police said he had a blood-alcohol level of .217. Floyd, 27, faced seven charges but the other six were dropped on Thursday when he entered a guilty plea and began his sentence, according to court documents. He will spend 24 days in Maricopa County (Ariz.) Jail and another 96 days on house arrest. Floyd also will be required to complete 30 hours of community service, attend alcohol abuse classes and pay a fine of $5,115.99 as part of his plea.


Feb 10 2017 - Michael Harris
  G Mike Harris, who missed the entire 2016 season due to an unspecified illness, was released by Minnesota. Harris was a starting guard for the Vikings in 2015. It is unclear if his injury will prevent him from playing in 2017.


Feb 10 2017 - Brandon Fusco
  G Brandon Fusco was released by Minnesota just two years after giving him a $24 million contract extension. The release of Fusco frees up $3.2 million in salary cap space. He had three seasons remaining on his contract. Fusco started 13 games in 2016 but also suffered his third concussion. He also experienced a drop in performance for the second consecutive season.


Feb 7 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd was a healthy scratch for Super Bowl LI, inactive for the second straight postseason game after playing in just three games overall -- the final two regular-season contests and the divisional round against Houston -- after joining the team off waivers from the Cardinals.


Jan 27 2017 - Teddy Bridgewater
  QB Teddy Bridgewater will likely miss the entire 2017 season due to his horrific leg injury suffered five months ago, according to Bleacher Report. The website reported that doctors have told the Vikings that Bridgewater's knee injury will require 19 months to heal. Bridgewater dislocated his left knee and tore the ACL during a late August practice.


Jan 23 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd was a healthy scratch for the AFC title game. The decision came in part thanks to rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell returning from a knee injury as well as Floyd's shaky performance in the divisional round against Houston. That included a slant pass that deflected off Floyd's hands and resulted in an interception.


Jan 4 2017 - Riley Reiff
  RT Riley Reiff has been extremely limited in practice this week and will be a game-time decision to play Saturday against the Seahawks. Reiff was a surprise scratch for last week's loss to the Packers after he injured his hip in the Lions' Saturday walk-through. Cornelius Lucas will start at right tackle if Reiff can't play on Saturday.


Jan 2 2017 - Jeff Locke
  P Jeff Locke had one punt inside the 20 to tie Chris Kluwe's team record of 34 in a season.


Jan 2 2017 - Xavier Rhodes
  CB Xavier Rhodes notched his fifth interception of the season. He led the Vikings in picks for the first time and is the first Vikings cornerback with five interceptions since Brian Williams in 2003.


Jan 2 2017 - Kyle Rudolph
  TE Kyle Rudolph had a career day with 11 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown was the 29th of his career, a team record for a tight end. Steve Jordan (1982-94) held the previous record.


Jan 2 2017 - Sam Bradford
  QB Sam Bradford completed 25 of 33 passes (75.8) to improve his season completion percentage from 71.3 to 71.6 and set the NFL record for a single season. Drew Brees, who had held the top spot at 71.2 in 2011, finished at 70.9 this season. Bradford also broke the team record for completions in a season. Playing 15 games, he had 395. Daunte Culpepper set the previous mark of 379 while leading the league in 2004.


Jan 2 2017 - Riley Reiff
  OT Corey Robinson made a surprise start Sunday at RT in place of Riley Reiff. Reiff was a late scratch after suffering a hip injury in Saturday's walk-through. He tested the injury out before the game, but was not cleared to go.


Jan 2 2017 - Michael Floyd
  WR Michael Floyd finished Sunday's game against the Dolphins with three catches for 36 yards in the finale, but his biggest impact -- literally and figuratively -- came on a block in which he blindsided Dolphins backup cornerback Tony Lippett to spring Julian Edelman for a 77-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the third quarter. "I felt it. I felt some wind go by," Edelman said of the block. "Mike is playing well for us. Like I said, he has been here for two weeks and to make an impact like he has just shows that he's a mentally tough guy. He has been through some stuff and to put all that aside to go out and help us win ball games, that's huge."


Jan 2 2017 - Riley Reiff
  RT Riley Reiff (hip) was inactive for Sunday night's game against the Packers.


Jan 2 2017 - Laquon Treadwell
  WR Laquon Treadwell (ankle) was held out for Minnesota. Treadwell, the Vikings' first-round draft pick this year, had one catch all season.


Jan 2 2017 - Jerick McKinnon
  RB Jerick McKinnon added 110 total yards and scored touchdowns by rushing and receiving for Minnesota, which ended the season 8-8 after a 5-0 start.


Jan 2 2017 - Kyle Rudolph
  WR Kyle Rudolph had 11 catches for 117 yards and a score as the Vikings finished the season with a 38-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Rudolph set a Vikings record for receptions in a season by a tight end with 83. He also set the franchise record for career receiving touchdowns for a tight end with 29.


Jan 2 2017 - Sam Bradford
  QB Sam Bradford was 25-of-33 passing for 250 yards, three touchdowns and one interception as the Vikings finished the season with a 38-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium. Bradford's arrival in Minnesota turned out to be one of the more pleasant developments after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was lost in the preseason to a devastating knee injury. Bradford, acquired in a preseason trade from Philadelphia, ended the season with a 71.6 percent completion rate, the highest mark in NFL history. Bradford established career highs with 395 completions and 3,877 yards. He broke the franchise record for single-season completions.


Jan 1 2017 - Jerick McKinnon
  RB Jerick McKinnon added 110 total yards and scored touchdowns by rushing and receiving for Minnesota, which ended the season 8-8 after a 5-0 start.


Jan 1 2017 - Kyle Rudolph
  WR Kyle Rudolph had 11 catches for 117 yards and a score as the Vikings finished the season with a 38-10 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.



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