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Minnesota Vikings 2021 Opponents

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Eric Smith The Vikings finished the 2020 season with a 7-9 record and third place in the NFC North. Now, the focus has shifted to 2021. Besides playing six standard games against NFC North foes (Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay), Minnesota is also scheduled to play against teams from the AFC North and the NFC West.

Vikings sign TE Shane Zylstra

Friday, May 7th, 2021

On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings showed that they weren’t quite done signing Undrafted Free Agents yet, adding a player with a familiar name from a familiar school. The team announced earlier today that they were signing tight end Shane Zylstra, who went undrafted after playing his college ball at Minnesota State in Mankato. Shane Zylstra, as you’ve probably guessed, is the younger brother of Brandon Zylstra, who spent the 2018 season with the Vikings and is still in the National Football League...

Projecting the Vikings 53-Man Roster

Friday, May 7th, 2021

Running Back / Fullback (5) RB: Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, Kene Nwangwu FB: CJ Ham, Jake Bargas I’m projecting that Ameer Abdullah is cut, as he loses his returner spot and isn’t as valuable on special teams otherwise. He also didn’t do well in limited pass blocking snaps last season, and is an average running back at this point. I suspect Nwangwu was taken in the 4th round as more than just a returner, particularly as RB coach Kennedy Polamalu stood on the table for him.

Vikings sign TE Shane Zylstra from Minnesota State

Friday, May 7th, 2021

The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Shane Zylstra out of the NCAA Division II program at Minnesota State that produced two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen. The Vikings announced Friday the addition of Zylstra, who went undrafted in 2020 after finishing as the career leader for the Mavericks with career receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches. With 81 receptions in 2019, Zylstra broke the school record that was shared by Thielen (2012) and Chad Ellman (1996).

Vikes sign undrafted ex-Minnesota St. TE Zylstra

Friday, May 7th, 2021

The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Shane Zylstra out of the NCAA Division II program at Minnesota State that produced two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen. The Vikings announced Friday the addition of Zylstra, who went undrafted in 2020 after finishing as the career leader for the Mavericks with career receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches. With 81 receptions in 2019, Zylstra broke the school record that was shared by Thielen (2012) and Chad Ellman (1996).

2021 Fantasy Football Rankings

Friday, May 7th, 2021

After not missing a game through his first three NFL seasons and seeing heavy workloads in the last two, McCaffrey signed a big contract extension over the summer and promptly broke down. Ankle, shoulder and thigh injuries limited him to only three weeks of action in 2020, and while he scored six touchdowns in those three contests and was still his usual electric self when he was on the field, it was not what Carolina was expecting when they made him the highest-paid running back in the league.

Orlando City, Minnesota Vikings owner nearing sale of club, stadium

Friday, May 7th, 2021

The sale will include Orlando City, the Orlando Pride, Exploria Stadium and the Orlando City academy system, according to a source close to the deal, who asked not to be identified because the sale is not complete. If a purchase agreement is completed, the two parties will need to undergo a 30 to 60 day closing period before the Wilf family potentially assumes control of the club.

Looking Back At TVG’s Five Draft Predictions

Friday, May 7th, 2021

If predicting the Minnesota Vikings draft was akin to batting in the MLB, then I did quite well. May 6, 2021 If predicting the Minnesota Vikings draft was akin to batting in the MLB, then I did quite well. If we use other measures, I may not have done very well.

Vikings replace Adam Thielen with selection in early 2022 mock draft

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

A very early 2022 mock draft has the Minnesota Vikings using their first-round pick on current Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave. It’s now been a whole two years since Adam Thielen last finished a season for the Minnesota Vikings with more than 1,000 receiving yards. After going over 1,000 yards in both 2017 and 2018, Thielen has failed to surpass the 1,000-yard mark in each of the last two seasons.

The Vikings wound up signing Sports Illustrated’s “Prospect X”

Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Each year, the folks at Sports Illustrated take one prospect for that year’s draft and give him the label of “Prospect X.” They keep his identity secret in order to protect teams that might be interested in him, and once the dust settles and the smoke clears from that year’s draft, they reveal who that prospect is. The identity of this year’s Prospect X was revealed earlier this morning, and it turns out that he wound up with the Minnesota Vikings.