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Vikings Get Steal in Yannick Ngakoue Trade

The Minnesota Vikings got a great deal from the Jacksonville Jaguars for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Jaguars traded Yannick Ngakoue to Minnesota for a second and conditional fifth-round pick. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1300020372197330949 It has been well documented that Ngakoue has been requesting a trade since March. He was franchise tagged by Jacksonville on March 13 despite not wanting to return to the team. Ngakoue got into a Twitter feud with Jaguars co-owner Tony Kahn telling him to "Just trade me." Ngakoue has dominated since joining Jacksonville as their third-round pick in 2016. He's recorded at least eight sacks in...

Four NFL Playoff Teams That Could Miss the Playoffs

Last season, five of the NFL teams that made the playoffs in 2018 did not return to the playoffs in 2019. This is a common trend with playoff teams not being able to repeat in consecutive years. Few teams like the New England Patriots return year after year as teams evolve in different ways. There could be at least four teams though that might miss out this season. 2019 NFL Playoff Teams That Could Miss Out New England Patriots Photo by Fred...

Dalvin Cook Holdout is Bad Business for Vikings

To say that the Minnesota Vikings could be in trouble without Dalvin Cook might be an understatement. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday afternoon that Dalvin Cook will not participate with any activities involving the team until a new deal is reached. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1270107907678449667 Cook currently has just one more year on his deal that is worth $1.3 million. It's been reported that Cook is looking for a contract in the same area as David Johnson made with the Arizona Cardinals. That deal was worth around $13 million...

Former NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson Dies in Crash

The NFL and sports world received sad news Monday morning. Former Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson died in a car accident Sunday night. He was 36 years old. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1249692214713880576 According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Jackson was involved in a single vehicle accident Sunday night. He was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro when he struck a tree and his vehicle turned over. Jackson was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital. Players and former teammates took to Twitter to react to the tragic news. https://twitter.com/DangeRussWilson/status/1249697250357293057 https://twitter.com/BJDANIELS10/status/1249698821233410048 https://twitter.com/SageRosenfels18/status/1249710542597562368 Jackson is survived by his wife, Lakitta, and three children, Tarvaris,...

Vikings Release Joseph, Rhodes

The Minnesota Vikings are one of many teams taking care of some spring cleaning before free agency begins. On Friday, it was reported that the team released defensive tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1238535540607156231 With the two being released, the team will create about $19 million in salary cap space with cutting the two and tight end David Morgan. In a statement by the team, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said, "Both Linval and Xavier have personified what it means to be a Minnesota Viking since joining our organization, providing incredible leadership on the field, in the locker...

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Round two of the NFL Divisional Playoffs opens up this weekend with the best of the best going head to head. Questions will be answered in terms of seeing how Lamar Jackson bounces back from last season's playoff loss as his team heads up the NFL's top spot. Patrick Mahomes has a chance to get back to the AFC Title to finish the job that he wasn't able to do last season against the Super Bowl champ Patriots. The 49ers are in the playoffs for the first time under...

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