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Vikings trade Harvin to Seahawks

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
The Vikings have agreed to trade WR Percy Harvin to the Seahawks in exchange for multiple draft picks, according to published reports.

Minnesota Vikings: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Minnesota Vikings, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Vikings release WR Jenkins

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced the release of WR Michael Jenkins on Tuesday. Jenkins was reportedly due a $2.425 million roster bonus this month.

Lattimore hopes to inspire during incredible comeback

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 7 p.m. ET
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore isn't letting a gruesome knee injury slow him down en route to his path to the NFL.

Frazier: Harvin excited about being a Viking

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he thinks Percy Harvin is excited to be a Viking amid trade rumors.

Vikings GM: No intent to trade Harvin

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the team has no intent of trading WR Percy Harvin.

Spielman: Vikings have 'no intent' of trading Harvin

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 3 p.m. ET
Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the club has "no intent" to trade mercurial WR Percy Harvin, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

Vikings to play two cold seasons in outdoor stadium

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Lester Bagley said Friday that the team plans to play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Carter thanks Vikings for help through drug issues

Posted Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:48 a.m. ET
Cris Carter says he never would have made it to Canton without the tough love of the Vikings.

Vikings exercise Frazier's fourth-year option for 2014

Posted Feb. 13, 2013 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Vikings exercised the fourth-year option for head coach Leslie Frazier for 2014, the team announced Wednesday.

Vikings should keep Harvin ... for now

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Percy Harvin has not been a team player, but he's too valuable to trade right away — unless he forces the Vikings to do it with his actions.

Vikings RB Peterson has sports hernia repaired

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday that RB Adrian Peterson underwent a surgical procedure on a sports hernia injury.

Report: Vikings C Sullivan undergoes knee surgery

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
John Sullivan underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to PFW correspondent Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500.

Birk, Moss face off after winding careers

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Randy Moss and Matt Birk have taken fascinating paths from Vikings teammates to Super Bowl foes, 15 years in the making.

Vikings will explore free-agent WR possibilities

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings will seek WR help through the draft, but don't rule out free agency as an option for fixing things, too.

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Jennings, Greg (WR)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 6:57 p.m.
Jennings has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the latest Green Bay Packer to head across the border and join their bitter NFC North rivals. Jennings made his decision on Friday, giving the Vikings the No. 1 receiver they so desperately needed after trading Percy Harvin to Seattle.
Jennings caught 36 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns in eight games last season. He bolsters a thin receiving group that grew thinner when the Vikings traded star Percy Harvin to Seattle earlier this offseason. Jennings joins safety Darren Sharper, kicker Ryan Longwell and, of course, quarterback Brett Favre as high-profile Packers to defect to Minnesota. Like all the rest of them, Jennings will be looking to prove that his best days are not behind him.

Cassel, Matt (QB)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 2:35 p.m.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings announced the signing Friday, one day after agreeing to terms with the former Patriot and Chief to be the backup to starter Christian Ponder. Cassel was waived by Kansas City on Thursday with two years left on his contract.
Cassel led the Patriots to an 11-5 record in place of the injured Tom Brady in 2008. He was traded to Kansas City in 2009, made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and struggled the past two seasons. He threw six touchdown passes and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.

Cassel, Matt (QB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 3:19 p.m.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel. The Vikings and Cassel came to agreement on Thursday, the same day he was formally released by the Kansas City Chiefs with two years left on his contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by Fox Sports, has not been announced.
Cassel spent the last four years in Kansas City. He completed 58 percent of his passes for 1,796 yards with six touchdowns and 12 interceptions in nine games last year.

Cassel, Matt (QB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 10:07 a.m.
The Chiefs have cut ties with Cassel, who lost his starting job to Brady Quinn last season and then watched Kansas City trade for Alex Smith to be his replacement.
Cassel was the first major acquisition by the Chiefs under previous general manager Scott Pioli, and he was quickly given a six-year, $63 million contract. But after leading the Chiefs to the playoffs in 2010, Cassel struggled to live up to the same expectations.

Jennings, Greg (WR)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 10:04 a.m.
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in Jennings, the latest Green Bay Packers free agent pursued by their NFC North rivals.
The agent for Jennings, Eugene Parker, told The Associated Press his client was visiting the Vikings on Thursday. ESPN first reported the trip. The 29-year-old Jennings is coming off a second straight injury-affected season so fantasy owners should beware.

Simpson, Jerome (WR)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 3:12 p.m.
Simpson has signed with the Vikes.
The team announced the deal Wednesday, the day after NFL free agency began.

Henderson, Erin (LB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 3:11 p.m.
Henderson has signed with the Vikes.
The team announced the deal Wednesday, the day after NFL free agency began.

Loadholt, Phil (T)

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:32 p.m.
The Vikings re-signed Loadholt on Tuesday.
Loadholt has been the Vikings starter at right tackle for his whole career, missing only one game in four seasons.

Jennings, Greg (WR)

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 9:29 a.m.
The Green Bay Packers declined to use their franchise tag on Jennings, meaning the star wide receiver will become an unrestricted free agent next week.
The agent for Jennings, who ranks in the top 10 on the all-time Packers reception list, can begin speaking with other teams as soon as Saturday, although no deal can be signed until March 12, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report.

Peterson, Adrian (RB)

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 11:48 a.m.
Peterson had surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday. The Vikings made the announcement on their website and say they "expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns." Peterson had the procedure in Philadelphia.
Peterson, who also was named offensive player of the year after returning from a torn ACL to rush for 2,097 yards, was bothered by an abdominal injury for the last month of the season. He sat out the fourth quarter against Houston in December, which may have kept him from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.

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