2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
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Vikes' Griffen in protocol after deer causes wreck

Minnesota DE Everson Griffen will not play vs. Arizona on Sunday after being placed in the concussion protocol. Coach Mike Zimmer said Griffen was injured in a car accident that occurred when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings inactives: Anthony Barr (knee), Christian Darrisaw (groin), Kellen Mond, Cameron Dantzler, Ben Ellefson, James Lynch, Patrick Jones. Sean Mannion, who was signed to the PS at the end of the preseason, was elevated to the game day roster yesterday and will be Kirk Cousins' backup. Dantzler being inactive is somewhat of a surprise. He had an up and down camp and fell down the depth chart behind Kris Boyd and is a 3rd stringer after starting last season as a rookie.

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10dCourtney Cronin

Vikings' O'Neill becomes 2nd-highest-paid RT

Brian O'Neill has signed a five-year extension with the Vikings that is worth $92.5 million, a source told ESPN. The extension, announced by the team, runs through the 2026 season and makes O'Neill the second-highest-paid right tackle in the NFL.

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12dCourtney Cronin

Vikings LT Darrisaw to return to practice Wed.

Vikings rookie left tackle Christian Darrisaw, who missed all of training camp after a second surgery to repair a core muscle injury, is set to return to practice Wednesday.

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17dCourtney Cronin

Vikings TE Smith (meniscus) likely to miss season

The Vikings are preparing for third-year tight end Irv Smith Jr. to miss the entire season after he underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a meniscus injury.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tough news for Vikings WR Chad Beebe, who needs to undergo surgery on his left foot that will sideline him for several months, per sources. Beebe had another solid training camp in the mix as the No. 3 receiver and got injured in the preseason finale, thus why he wasn't at practice Monday. Vikings have 2 options: 53 him/IR or they could ultimately move on when he is healed.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm hearing Vikings LB Anthony Barr is dealing with a knee injury that has kept him sidelined from practice since Aug. 5. Today Mike Zimmer said, "he's doing really good. We've got a good plan for him to get him ready to go." When I checked with sources last week, Barr's availability for Cincinnati was put to me as "50-50." When I followed up today, that timetable hadn't changed. I saw Barr riding a stationary bike in the weight room post practice & doing individual work with a trainer.

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20dCourtney Cronin

Source: Vikes' Smith now 2nd-highest-paid safety

The Vikings have given safety Harrison Smith a four-year extension worth $64 million that includes a guaranteed $26.38 million, a source told ESPN's Mike Golic Jr.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards336.04th
Rushing Yards67.028th
Points For24.017th
Points Against27.0Tied-15th