T.J. Hockenson proves perfect fit for Vikings’ offenseDecember 28, 2022 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When tight end Irv Smith Jr. injured an ankle in Week 8, the Minnesota Vikings quickly added T.J. Hockenson in a trade with Detroit.
Smith got hurt two days before the trade deadline, but Minnesota knew the importance of the tight end spot and identified Hockenson’s availability and potential to fill a pivotal role.
Vikings acquire tight end TJ Hockenson in trade with LionsNovember 1, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings acquired tight end T.J. Hockenson from the division rival Detroit Lions a few hours before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, giving the NFC North leader another skill-position standout for a high-caliber offense.
Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. has thumb surgery, aims for openerAugust 3, 2022 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. will miss the remainder of the preseason after having surgery on his injured thumb.
Coach Kevin O'Connell announced that Smith had the procedure done Tuesday after getting hurt during practice Monday.
Vikings value return of rejuvenated tight end Irv Smith Jr.July 30, 2022 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The evidence of Irv Smith Jr.'s rejuvenated outlook jumps out from underneath his chinstrap, an ink outline of a butterfly on the left side of his neck that signifies a fresh start.
Vikings TE Smith likely done for season after knee surgerySeptember 1, 2021 GMT
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are bracing for the season-long absence of on-the-rise tight end Irv Smith Jr., after knee surgery Wednesday for a torn meniscus.
Vikings top Seahawks 25-19 behind crisp preseason passingAugust 19, 2019 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pressure is on Minnesota's offense to improve, and a more productive passing attack will depend partially on a diversified group of targets for Kirk Cousins.
Some of that depth was on display Sunday night against Seattle...