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Twins remove statue of former owner Calvin Griffith from Target Field plaza

The Twins removed the statue of former owner Calvin Griffith from in front of Target Field, citing racist comments he made in 1978. Griffith, who moved the franchise from Washington, D.C., to Minnesota in 1961,…


Zulgad: No sweat: Dalvin Cook’s absence won’t cause Gary Kubiak to abandon run

Dalvin Cook’s importance to the Vikings’ offense is obvious. The running back’s versatility and ability makes him a threat in the run game, the pass game and means he can provide pass protection when needed. Cook’s…


Is Kirk Cousins ranked too high or too low in PFT quarterback ratings?

Kirk Cousins moved up two spots in Pro Football Talk’s rankings of NFL quarterbacks but that still didn’t get him into the Top 10. Chris Simms, who does a Top 40 ranking each summer, placed…


Bills quarterback on Stefon Diggs: “I think he’s had a bad rep where he was at”

Stefon Diggs’ frustration with the Vikings’ offense caused him to skip two days of work last season — he paid a steep fine for his absence — and it eventually led to him getting his…


Zulgad: Derek Falvey making his pitch to improve Twins by adding sluggers in draft

The Twins hired Derek Falvey to run their baseball operation in October 2016 after a 59-103 finish had cost Terry Ryan his job. One of the main selling points had been the role Falvey played…


Zulgad: New CBA means Dalvin Cook holding out hope he will get new contract

A year ago, Dalvin Cook’s threat to not show up for the start of training camp might have been cause for concern around TCO Performance Center. But on Monday, when it was reported that Cook…


Exploring the Vikings’ options when it comes to Dalvin Cook

Running back Dalvin Cook’s decision to not participate in any activities with the Vikings until he receives a new contract puts the ball in the team’s court when it comes to deciding what’s next. The…


Dalvin Cook reportedly won’t show up for Vikings’ camp without contract extension

There has been an expectation in recent months that Vikings running back Dalvin Cook would receive a contract extension and that’s why he decided to take part in the team’s virtual offseason program. It’s now…


Adrian Peterson says he will be among players taking a knee during national anthem

Adrian Peterson was in his final season with the Vikings in 2016 when San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to call attention to police brutality and social injustice. Peterson and his…


Zulgad: You’re joking: Twins’ success, or failure, in 48-game season would mean little

The excitement that surrounded the Minnesota Twins during spring training was unmistakable. The team was coming off a season in which it established the MLB single-season record for home runs and won its first AL…


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…


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