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2019 Schedule
8-7-1, 2nd in NFC North

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Spielman says he understands the public sentiment over the Vikings offensive line but has to consider who else might be available to Minnesota at 18, especially if it's someone unexpected that falls: "If we have a guy that we think is a Pro Bowl talent and for some reason that guy falls to us at 18, how do you not take that player? And plus you have to balance out the depth at each position too. So if there's a unique situation where a Pro Bowl-caliber player falls to you at 18 and you're taking a lesser-talent player, I think you're making a mistake."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

2019 Vikings regular season schedule - Sept. 8 vs. FALCONS; Sept. 15 at PACKERS; Sept. 22 vs. RAIDERS; Sept. 29 at BEARS (3:25); Oct. 6 at GIANTS; Oct. 13 vs. EAGLES; Oct. 20 at LIONS; Oct. 24 vs. REDSKINS (TNF); Nov. 3 at CHIEFS; Nov. 10 at COWBOYS (SNF); Nov. 17 vs. BRONCOS; Nov. 24: BYE; Dec. 2 at SEAHAWKS (MNF); Dec. 8 vs. LIONS; Dec. 15 at CHARGERS (SNF); Dec. 23 vs. PACKERS (MNF); Dec. 29 vs. BEARS

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings salary cap situation remains sticky. According to the NFLPA public salary cap report, Minnesota has north of $2 million in space and still needs room to sign its 2019 draft class. Kyle Rudolph reiterated today that the Vikings have not reached out to his agent about restructuring his contract, which is something he's remained firm on wanting to do if it could help his team: "I would love to help our cap situation. If I could give us more room to bring in more players and better players then … you'd be foolish to turn down something like that. It just doesn't make sense from a player's standpoint but that's out of my control. That's between Rick, Rob and my agent and I just come here to work every day and like I said, I'm just trying to find out where I fit in."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Everson Griffen opens up about restructuring his contract in March after a rough 2018 where playing football after dealing w/ personal off-field issues felt like something he just had to 'get through': "When I'm me, when I'm myself, I can play well. And last year I wasn't myself. If I was myself, I wouldn't have to take a pay cut, if I was myself, if I was playing at the level I know I can play at each and every year. But I wasn't, and sometimes things happen in your life that you have to get better with and you have to move forward and you have to learn from it. And this was a big learning experience and I dealt with some stuff. But now I'm comfortable, I'm happy, my family's happy, my kids are happy and that's what matters the most to me right now. Sitting here and being free and understanding where I can go and what I can do."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Smith on Anthony Barr choosing to stay in Minnesota: "He's one of my best friends. Honestly, I wanted him to go get as much money as he could make. In pro sports, that's how things happen. I obviously wanted him here as well so I wasn't going to be upset one way or the other. It's an emotional game when you make friendships and you make plays together and you're pumped for the guy next to you. It's why I play."


Barnwell & Cronin: Vikings’ cap gymnastics, draft targets and more

ESPN Vikings reporter Courtney Cronin joins Bill to dish on Minnesota’s offseason, including salary cap gymnastics, the retention of Anthony Barr and the loss of many others. Are they hampered by Kirk Cousins’ deal? Plus, how will they plan to fill holes in their roster through the draft? Will the offensive line continue to be an issue? What role will Gary Kubiak have? These questions and many more answered.

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Vikings, Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension

Adam Thielen has agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract extension with the Vikings that could rise to $73 million with incentives, Thielen's agent said.

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The Vikings and WR Adam Thielen have agreed to a four-year extension worth $64M.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings preseason schedule: Week 1 - at New Orleans Week 2 - vs. Seattle Week 3 - vs. Arizona Week 4 - at Buffalo

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Team Stats

Passing Yards252.313th
Rushing Yards93.330th
Points For22.519th
Points Against21.39th