Vikings have little space to spend with big holes on defenseMarch 14, 2022 GMT
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UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Patrick Peterson, LB Anthony Barr, DE Everson Griffen, S Xavier Woods, DT Sheldon Richardson, TE Tyler Conklin, CB Mackensie Alexander, LB Nick Vigil, C Mason Cole, P Jordan Berry, T Rashod Hill, WR Dede Westbrook, G Dakota Dozier, QB Sean Mannion, DE Eddie Yarbrough, TE Chris Herndon, TE Luke Stocker, WR Chad Beebe, RB Wayne Gallman, DE Tashawn Bower.
Vikings bring DT Tomlinson back from COVID-19 reserve listDecember 2, 2021 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings activated defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson from the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday, a welcomed boost for their depleted defense.
Tomlinson was back at practice after sitting out the previous 10 days.
Wednesday’s Sports in BriefNovember 25, 2021 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings said defensive end Everson Griffen emerged from his home without incident and was receiving care for his mental health after he called 911 fearing an intruder and spent most of Wednesday refusing to leave while law enforcement and team representatives tried to diffuse the situation.
Vikings relieved Everson Griffen crisis ends ‘peacefully’November 25, 2021 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have made mental health support an organizational priority, an investment that only became more important with Everson Griffen's frightening experience three years ago.
Vikings look to address road woes against ChargersNovember 11, 2021 GMT
MINNESOTA (3-5) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (5-3)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, Fox
BETTING LINE: Chargers by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
Broncos get pass rusher Stephen Weatherly in swap with VikesOctober 23, 2021 GMT
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos acquired pass rusher Stephen Weatherly in a trade Saturday with the Minnesota Vikings.
Weatherly was playing sparingly at defensive end for the Vikings after re-signing with them this year, behind Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen and D.J.
Vikings hope family reunion on defense sparks resurgenceSeptember 6, 2021 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been trying to keep their window for championship contention pried open as long as possible, committed for at least another season to lean on the standouts they've enjoyed on defense even if they're not getting any younger.
Vikings bring back 4-time Pro Bowl pick Griffen as backup DEAugust 23, 2021 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Everson Griffen was only gone for one season. His return to the Minnesota Vikings this year hardly happened fast enough for his liking.
Griffen signed with the Vikings and joined them for practice on Monday, yet another reunion with an established veteran in the team's attempt to revive the defense from a dismal 2020 season.
Road trip to New England is Vikings’ toughest test yetNovember 29, 2018 GMT
The Patriots haven't played at home since Nov. 4 when they welcomed a team from the NFC North into Gillette Stadium and used a second-haf surge to victory. That was against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman says Everson Griffen in ‘good spot now’November 6, 2018 GMT
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Tuesday defensive end Everson Griffen is in a “very good spot now” two weeks into his return to the team after a five-week absence to address a mental health issue that led to two police incidents in September.
Vikings defense is getting back to what made it great in 2017October 23, 2018 GMT
On Oct. 7, as the Vikings closed out a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles to end a three-game winless streak by beating the defending Super Bowl champions, they began a run of defensive success that has stirred up echoes of what made their unit so special last year.
No rest no problem for Vikings defensive ends Danielle Hunter and Stephen WeatherlyOctober 8, 2018 GMT
PHILADELPHIA The Vikings had as many defensive ends inactive as the only two they had in uniform for Sundays 23-21 win over the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
Will Brian Robison continue to play? Everson Griffen thinks soSeptember 3, 2018 GMT
The Vikings began preparations for Sunday’s season opener against the 49ers without Brian Robison after the 11-year veteran was released during this weekend’s roster cuts. But if you ask longtime teammate Everson Griffen, he’s putting his bet on the 35-year-old Robison returning to the NFL on another team to continue his 12th NFL season — which Robison had said would be his last.
Vikings’ Everson Griffen returns in pursuit of sacks record after one-game absence with foot injuryNovember 16, 2017 GMT
This time, both head coach and player say Everson Griffen will return from a foot injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Let Griffen tell you.
Vikings: Linval Joseph signs hefty 4-year extensionAugust 10, 2017 GMT
MANKATO — The Vikings have locked up another Pro Bowl defender.
Nose tackle Linval Joseph on Saturday signed a four-year, $50 million extension that keeps him under contract through 2022.
"It feels pretty good," Joseph said following a night practice at Blakeslee Stadium during training camp.