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2016 Schedule
8-8, 3rd in NFC North
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2dPro Football Focus

Vikings should sign Whitworth

Minnesota needs plenty of help on its offensive line, and tackle Andrew Whitworth would be a solid start.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Darrell Hazell, the former Purdue head coach who will be the Vikings' new wide receivers coach, had no previous connection to anyone on the coaching staff, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. As the Vikings were interviewing candidates, however, Hazell's credentials as a teacher helped him stick out. Before working as the head coach at Purdue and Kent State, Hazell had coached receivers like Santonio Holmes and Ted Ginn at Ohio State.

Is AP aiming to replace Jennings on Giants? (1:41)
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3dESPN NFL Insiders

Where will Adrian Peterson play in 2017?

That $18 million cap hit has some of our Insiders thinking Peterson's time with the Vikings could come to an end. Might the Giants, Packers or Lions make a run at him?

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3dSN Staff

Vote: How will NFL's top offseason questions play out?

Our NFL Insiders addressed where they think Tony Romo, Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson, Alshon Jeffery and Jason Pierre-Paul will be playing next year, and now it's your turn. Vote now.

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4dBen Goessling

Vikings have a decision to make on Adam Thielen

Minnesota native Adam Thielen has made his mark with the Vikings. He was their leading receiver in 2016, and soon he'll be a restricted free agent.

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5dBill Barnwell

Barnwell's 5 NFC North moves: The Bears' QB options

Jay Cutler and Adrian Peterson could be on the move, while the Lions should be looking to extend Ezekiel Ansah. Here are five immediate offseason moves to improve every NFC North team.

Vikings wise to move on from AP? (0:55)
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5dMike Sando

Continuity Rankings: Vikings dealt a curveball

Up until this tumultuous season that saw them scramble to replace Teddy Bridgewater and switch offensive coordinators mid-season, the Vikings were among the NFL's best for roster continuity.

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6dBen Goessling

Jarius Wright could use a change of scenery

The Vikings will have a decision to make on Adam Thielen, who's a restricted free agent, but they'll likely push to keep him, which means Wright could again find himself on the outside looking in.

Should Peterson consider signing with the Cowboys? (1:53)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings announced they released guards Brandon Fusco and Mike Harris, beginning the makeover of an offensive line that struggled last season. Fusco, who signed a contract extension before the 2014 season, tore a pectoral muscle that year and had struggled since. The Vikings will recoup $3.2 million in cap space after Fusco's release. Harris, who did not play last year because of illness, had uncertain prospects for resuming his NFL career.

Is Peterson worth an above-market contract? (1:59)

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.818th
Rushing Yards75.332nd
Points For20.423rd
Points Against19.26th