Packers receiver Jordy Nelson caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns after missing last season with a torn ACL.
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Bears running back Jordan Howard and Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker made the biggest impact among rookies in the NFC North.
Has Captain Munnerlyn played his last game for the Vikings? Maybe so, but the free-agent corner doesn't seem to be in any rush to leave the team.
Bradford showed promise in Minnesota
The Vikings didn't finish strong, but Sam Bradford performed well despite poor protection. He posted the highest completion percentage in NFL history (min. 400 passes), narrowly passing Drew Brees. (ESPN Stats & Info)
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who tore his ACL and dislocated his left knee in August, is "doing well," coach Mike Zimmer said, but when he'll return to the team remains unclear.
Can Minnesota fix its OL via the draft?
There's no doubting what the Vikings' biggest need is, but it will be tough to find solutions in the draft without a first-round pick. That said, you can expect several picks along the O-line. Biggest draft need
Leslie Frazier, who coached the Ravens' secondary last season, has been hired to be the Buffalo Bills' defensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN on Thursday.
Brian Robison had a solid season with 7.5 sacks, but at 33 years old and with Danielle Hunter, 22, emerging, Robison may have to restructure his pact.
After a season that saw Linval Joseph recognized as one of the NFL's dominant DTs, the Vikings' standout was rewarded with a trip to the Pro Bowl.
The Vikings must again retool their offensive line during the offseason, with only one player -- Alex Boone -- set to receive guaranteed money in 2017.
Revisiting the Vikings' 2016 offseason
Mike Sando initially gave the Vikings a B grade for their offseason moves. But perhaps that was too optimistic, as they come into season's end with a far less flattering grade. Re-grading offseasons (Insider)
Mike Zimmer will have an almost entirely new offensive staff in his fourth year as the Vikings continue to find an identity on that side of the ball.
Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards will get a chance to boost his resume by coaching the West in the game.
Teddy Bridgewater is incredibly popular with teammates and coaches, but Sam Bradford will head into 2017 as the starting QB.
With Pat Shurmur taking over as offensive coordinator, the team let go of Scott Turner, allowing for Shurmur to set up his offensive staff.
Sando: Mini-overhaul ahead for Vikings?
The defense is mostly set, but Mike Sando says Minny's offensive line should be completely reworked this offseason. And then there's the matter of the backfield, where Adrian Peterson might be on his way out. Overhaul rankings (Insider)
The Vikings have seemed a collection of mismatched parts on offense. Pairing Pat Shurmur with Sam Bradford would be a big step towards fixing this.
Pat Shurmur will remain offensive coordinator of the Vikings, a job he has held on an interim basis since replacing Norv Turner in early November.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
The Vikings will remove the interim tag from offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's title and make him the permanent choice, according to a league source. Shurmur, whom the Vikings hired as their tight ends coach before last season, assumed the interim job when Norv Turner resigned on Nov. 2.
It's great for players to have performance bonuses built into their contracts, but it's painful to miss out on them by a yard or a catch or a kick.
Moritz Bohringer spent a season on the Vikings' practice squad and learned more about football than he ever could have in his native Germany.
Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer
Cordarrelle Patterson was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team as a kick returner for the second time in his career, following his selection as a rookie in 2013.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott highlights three rookies to make the AP's NFL All-Pro Team, which includes 17 first-time selections.