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Drastic reduction in NFL salary cap for 2021, could be bad news for Dalvin Cook

And you thought the Vikings had salary-cap issues this offseason? Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported this week that the league’s salary cap for 2021 could potentially drop by $40 million “or a lot more…


Three bold Vikings predictions, including Irv Smith ready to join NFL’s elite

I provided Phil Mackey and Declan Goff with three bold Vikings predictions for the 2020 season on Wednesday’s episode of “Purple Daily.” These aren’t meant to be outlandish guesses but rather things that could occur.…


Eric Kendricks to NFL: “Your statement said nothing. … Vague answers do nothing”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a statement Saturday that addressed “the tragic events across our country,” and offered the league’s deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd. Here’s the complete statement. pic.twitter.com/rRUOPpWSpE — NFL (@NFL)…


Zulgad: Kirill Kaprizov’s arrival should be bigger concern for Wild than completing season

Hockey-starved fans got some much-needed good news on Tuesday as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman unveiled the league’s playoff plan during a virtual press conference. Yes, there is still more than a month to go before…


Lucky 13? Vikings get some good and bad news in FPI season projections

The Vikings are considered to be the favorite in the NFC North, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) season projections released on Monday. That is the good news. The not-as-good news is that the…


Report: Cardinals among teams showing “strong interest” in Everson Griffen

Longtime Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen said goodbye to the Vikings on Instagram in late March. But two months later, Griffen remains unsigned sitting on the free agent market. That might soon change. Griffen has…


Two years later, Mike Hughes finds himself in a position to make Vikings look very smart

(On the Purple Daily podcast this week, I gave Phil Mackey three Vikings players that I expect to take a step forward in 2020. The first was wide receiver Olabisi Johnson. The second is cornerback…


Olabisi Johnson figures to make most of opportunity with Stefon Diggs gone

(On the Purple Daily podcast Wednesday, I gave Phil Mackey three Vikings players that I expect to take a step forward in 2020. (I’m going to assume the season will happen.) Over the next three…


Zulgad: Late addition: Could the Vikings have another move left in free agency?

The Vikings’ limited salary cap space meant they were unable to do much when free agency opened in March, but it’s fair to wonder if they are finished exploring the market. While the NFL has…


Safety Anthony Harris reportedly signs franchise tender with Vikings

After the Vikings put the franchise tag on Anthony Harris in March, there was speculation he either might be traded or signed to a long-term extension in the coming weeks. Neither has happened and on…


Zulgad: Vikings and their fans should be in Love with Packers’ plan at quarterback

When Aaron Rodgers takes the first snap of the season, whenever that might be, it will mark 28 years of a Hall of Fame or future Hall of Fame quarterback starting for the Green Bay…


Vikings coach misses his players, making most of virtual offseason

If you must be quarantined, Mike Zimmer’s ranch in Kentucky sounds like a pretty good place to be stuck. The Vikings coach has had a small golf course built that includes a few tee-boxes and…


Zulgad: You can’t be serious: Is MLB really going to make return about dollars and cents?

Are you really going to do this Major League Baseball? Now? Under these circumstances? Can you really be this tone deaf? Sadly, the answer might be yes. The question, of course, surrounds whether we are…


Will the Vikings take a look at veteran guard Larry Warford?

The New Orleans Saints’ decision to release Larry Warford on Friday presented the Vikings with an opportunity to upgrade an offensive line that’s in need of help, especially at the interior spots. Warford had gone…


Immediate impressions: A few quick thoughts regarding the Vikings’ schedule

If you want a game-by-game look and predictions for the Vikings’ 2020 schedule, you can find that here. Below you will find some initial observations following Thursday night’s release of the schedule. Let’s start with…


Zulgad: Are the Vikings a playoff team? A game-by-game look at the 2020 season

A year ago the Vikings were slated to make five prime-time appearances when the NFL schedule was released, despite the fact they had missed the playoffs the previous season. It sent a clear message that…


Schedule leaks: Vikings reportedly will open vs. Packers, play Saints on Christmas Day

The Vikings’ schedule won’t be released until 6:30 tonight — the team will reveal it a half-hour before the NFL Network begins its three-hour schedule-related show — but there have been plenty of leaks. Ben…


Purple Happy Hour: Join Mackey & Judd as they react to Vikings’ schedule release

The Vikings are planning to release their schedule at 6:30 on Thursday evening. Join Phil Mackey, Judd Zulgad and Declan Goff as they provide immediate reaction to the Vikings’ 2020 schedule. You can watch by…


Which Vikings draft pick will become the next ‘big nickel?’

Once upon a time, Mike Zimmer envisioned 2016 seventh-round pick Jaylon Kearse as an extra weapon in the versatile “big nickel” role. And for a brief time, it happened. Over the last two seasons, Kearse…


Most Rewatchable Wolves Moments: Kevin Garnett’s Return to Minnesota

Timberwolves fans, we put together a list of the most rewatchable moments in their 30-year history. This is part of an 11-part series at SKOR North. We’ve decided to roll out the games/events in chronological…


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