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Vikes DT who was shot 4 times to report to camp

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

ESPN Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman, who was shot four times this summer in Washington D.C., "has recovered enough from his gunshot wounds that he will be reporting to training camp Sunday with the other rookies," agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter. "He's really excited," Rosenhaus said. Twyman is expected to start camp on the non-football injury list, but he believes he will be able to play at some point early this season, Rosenhaus said.

Vikings training camp position preview: Special teams

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Quarterbacks Running backs Receivers Offensive line Tight ends THE ROSTER Kickers: Greg Joseph, Riley Patterson Punters: Britton Colquitt Long snappers: Andrew DePaola, Turner Bernard OFFSEASON MOVES In: K Greg Joseph, K Riley Patterson, LS Turner Bernard Out: K Dan Bailey, STC Marwan Maalouf OUTLOOK Nearly every part of the Vikings special teams needs improvement.

Vikings close to signing receiver Dede Westbrook to one-year deal

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

After working former Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook out on Saturday, the Vikings are planning to add him to their group of pass-catchers for the 2021 season. The team is signing Westbrook to a one-year deal, according to a league source, bringing him in as a veteran complement to Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson as they try to identify their No. receiver.

5 candidates to be the Vikings third starting linebacker in 2021

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

The Minnesota Vikings have locked down several starters on their defense but there is still one spot at linebacker that is up for grabs this season. The 2021 NFL season is rapidly approaching and teams like the Minnesota Vikings will soon have some tough decisions to make concerning their 53-man roster and who will be part of their starting lineups this year. For the most part, the defense is pretty well settled.

Tommylee Lewis joins Dede Westbrook for Vikings free agents tryouts

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis joined ex-Jaguars draft pick Dede Westbrook for a free agent tryout with the Vikings:

Vikings training camp preview: Tight ends have a new leader

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

The Vikings begin training camp next week, with their first full-squad practice scheduled for July 28. Between now and then, we're previewing camp with a look at each position group. Today: tight ends. QuarterbacksRunning backsReceiversOffensive line THE ROSTER Irv Smith, Tyler Conklin, Brandon Dillon, Zach Davidson, Shane Zylstra OFFSEASON MOVES In: Davidson (fifth-round pick), Zylstra (free ...

3 candidates to be the Vikings long snapper in 2021

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

The Minnesota Vikings will need someone to handle long-snapping duties for the 2021 NFL season and it will likely be one of these players. Sometimes people take good things for granted. In the NFL, having a good long snapper is like having a trusty appliance in your house: if it runs well and does its job properly, there is no reason to talk about them.

NFL coaches getting shoved out of season by COVID-19 rules

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

The NFL's strict COVID-19 protocols have teams calling an audible for coaching staff weeks ahead of the new season.

Vikings, assistant Rick Dennison ‘in discussions’ over refusal to vaccinate

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Officials with the Minnesota Vikings said Friday they are “in discussions” with offensive line coach Rick Dennison, who has refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The team released a statement in response to an ESPN report that said Dennison, 63, was off the staff. Dennison was still on the team as of Friday evening, the Star-Tribune of Minneapolis reported.

Vikings in ‘discussions’ with offensive line coach over COVID-19 vaccine

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

The Vikings begin training camp next week, and it appears unlikely offensive line coach Rick Dennison will be on the field with players. The team is in discussions with Dennison about the COVID-19 protocols, according to a statement released Friday in response to an ESPN report that said Dennison was off the staff after he refused to get vaccinated. That move had not been made as of Friday ...