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Vikings' Holton Hill calls suspension 'learning experience,' seeks to take another step in 2019 Vikings cornerback Holton Hill calls suspension 'learning experience'

Kyle Rudolph wanted to stay in Minnesota all along Now, Rudolph needs to prove his value, especially with second-round pick Irv Smith Junior trying to find a role on this team.

Minnesota facing more cap issues in 2020 The Minnesota Vikings spent most of the offseason right near the top of the salary cap and it looks like in 2020 that could be the case again. According to Ben Gossling of the Star Tribune, the Vikings currently have $211.638 million in contracts counting towards the cap for the 2020 season.

Top 8 seasons by a Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback The Minnesota Vikings have four quarterbacks on the roster heading into the summer. Still, there is no question that Kirk Cousins is the starter. The only competition that remains is who gets to hold the clipboard and wear the baseball cap on the sideline when the season starts.

The 2 Key Vikings Who Are Next Contract Extension Candidates With the Minnesota Vikings re-signing Kyle Rudolph to a long term deal they have opened up some cap space which means Trae Waynes or Mackensie Alexander could be in line for an extension.

Chuck Foreman impressed with Vikings running backs Vikings running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu invited former Vikings running back Chuck Foreman to speak to the team's backs over dinner this week. Foreman, a first-round pick of the Vikings in 1973, played eight NFL seasons and made five Pro Bowls. He ended his career with 5,950 rushing yards and 53 rushing touchdowns.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania names street after Dennis Green Dennis Green will live forever in the history of the Minnesota Vikings as a successful head coach, and now he has forever been immortalized in the town that he grew up in. On Saturday, part of a street in Green's hometown of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was renamed Dennis Green Way.

Harrisburg names a street after Dennis Green The late Dennis Green went from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to the heights of the NFL, coaching the Vikings and Cardinals in a career that spanned more than a decade. He has now been immortalized back in his hometown.

Extra Points: Jaguars, Smith, XFL, Vikings The Jaguars escalated the tension between them and linebacker Telvin Smith recently. Even though Smith announced his intention to sit out the 2019 season last month, he still hasn't ironed things out with the team and remains on the active roster for now.

Chad Beebe singled out by Gary Kubiak for offseason progress The battle for the third wide receiver spot is going to be one of the more entertaining and intriguing battles of this year's Training Camp for the Minnesota Vikings.

Could Harrison Smith be the next Viking that's up for a contract extension? In a response to a video from the ubiquitous Andy Carlson, Darren Wolfson of KSTP appears to be strongly implying that the Vikings and safety Harrison Smith could be discussing a contract extension here in the very near future.

Kyle Rudolph always wanted to remain with Vikings The tight end said the contract negotiations took some work, but added that ultimately both sides got what they wanted.

Vikings legend calls team's 2019 running backs the best group ever Former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro running back Chuck Foreman believes the team’s current group of rushers may be the best the franchise has ever seen. Bef…

Vikings facing cap issues in 2020, too The Vikings have become one of the few teams to push the envelope in cash and cap space in pursuit of a Super Bowl win. And the envelope-pushing will continue beyond 2019. Via Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings have $211.638 million in cap charges for 2020.

David Morgan currently recovering from offseason knee surgery Despite his non-participation in the Vikings' practice sessions over the last few weeks, Morgan is expected to be recovered in time to take part in the team's training camp this summer. The tight end's knee was a big enough issue for him last year that it kept him on the sidelines for five of Minnesota's games.

Chuck Foreman dines with Vikings running backs, calls them impressive group Chuck Foreman knows plenty about the history of Vikings running backs, and he likes what he sees with the current group. Foreman was a Minnesota running back from 1973-79, and made five Pro Bowls.

One free agent the Minnesota Vikings should still target this offseason The NFL offseason is at a point where free agency and the NFL Draft have passed, but that doesn't mean that teams can't still add key pieces to their roster. The Minnesota Vikings could look to add someone to their roster still that could be crucial to their success in 2019.

Vikings TE David Morgan had knee surgery, expected to be back by camp In three seasons, Morgan has 16 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. The 2016 sixth-round pick out of Texas-San Antonio is in the last year of his rookie contract, so the healthier he is for the 2019 season, the more money he'll likely get following that, whether it's with the Vikings or another team.

Vikings have just 1 player in PFF's top 50 This week, the folks at Pro Football Focus released their top 50 players entering the 2019 NFL season. Vikings fans are probably a bit disappointed when looking at the list, considering just one Viking was on it. The one player was Pro Bowl safety Harrison Smith, who ranked 21st.

Former Vikings draft pick participates in XFL showcase Cornerback Kendall James, who was picked by Minnesota in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, was a part of the group that took part in the Showcase in New Jersey on Friday. Drafted out of Maine, James never ended up playing a down of meaningful football for the Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings News and Links: June 15th and 16th, 2019 Meanwhile we'll catch up on our NFC North opponents and then carry on with our news and links thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another beer, it's the weekend!

David Morgan undergoes knee surgery Hopefully the current prognosis is accurate and he'll be able to get out on the field right away at the start of camp in…six weeks? Ugh.

NFC North Notes: Bears, Packers, Vikings Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky says they are "way ahead" in terms of the offense this year and feels has "a lot better grasp of the offense." "I've got a lot better grasp of the offense," Trubisky said, via the Chicago Sun-Times.

3 offensive battles to watch on Vikings heading into 2019 We are still a bit away from the start of the 2019 season, but here are three offensive position battles to watch on the Minnesota Vikings as we approach training camp. This one should be pretty fun.

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