Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. expected to miss 2021 season following meniscus surgery
The Minnesota Vikings will likely be without potential breakout tight end Irv Smith for the entire 2021 season. Smith underwent meniscus surgery on Wednesday that will knock him out for 4-5 months
Vikings acquiring TE Chris Herndon from Jets in trade following Irv Smith Jr.'s knee injury
Minnesota has solved its TE issue, as the Vikings are trading for promising Jets TE Chris Herndon in exchange for draft pick compensation. Herndon is slated to step right in following Irv Smith's knee injury.
NFL roundup: Latest league news from Sunday, Aug. 29
The Vikings will be without TE Irv Smith to begin the year. Plus, other news around the NFL.
Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. embraces Mike Zimmer's stern approach after blowout preseason loss
Appearing on "Good Morning Football" on Thursday, TE Irv Smith Jr. spoke about coach Mike Zimmer's hard-nosed interview during halftime of the Vikings' preseason loss to the Broncos.
2021 NFL season: Projecting the most improved player on each NFC team
Will the Cardinals fully exploit Isaiah Simmons' rare versatility in Year 2? Is Washington RB Antonio Gibson about to emerge as one of the NFL's best playmakers? Cynthia Frelund uses analytics to project the player who'll improve the most on each NFC team in 2021.
Vikings TE Irv Smith 'going to be scoring a lot, making a lot of plays' in first year sans Kyle Rudolph
It's Irv Smith's time to shine in Minnesota. With veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph no longer in town, Smith is ready to step into the No. 1 TE role in 2021.
2021 NFL season: One potential first-time Pro Bowler from each NFC team
Is Jalen Hurts set to break through in Year 2? Could David Montgomery soar to new heights in Chicago? Marc Sessler has identified one prime candidate from each NFC team to earn a first Pro Bowl nod in 2021.
State of the 2021 Minnesota Vikings: Time for Mike Zimmer's crew to strike
Can Mike Zimmer and the Vikings push the Packers for the NFC North title, regardless of Aaron Rodgers' status? Adam Rank takes stock of where Minnesota stands heading toward the 2021 season.
Injury roundup: Lions' Matthew Stafford (right thumb) set to play vs. Panthers
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is listed as questionable with a thumb injury, but will play against the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy football waiver wire targets for Week 10 of 2020 NFL season
Marcas Grant breaks down his picks for players worth a look on the fantasy waiver wire following Week 9.
NFL Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 8: Tight ends
Adam Rank breaks down which tight ends you should start and which ones you should sit for Week 8 of the 2020 NFL fantasy football season.
Fantasy football waiver wire targets for Week 7 of 2020 NFL season
Marcas Grant breaks down his picks for players worth a look on the fantasy waiver wire following Week 6.
Michael F. Florio's Week 6 fantasy football sleepers
There are byes aplenty for a bevy of big-name players in Week 6. Hence, this is the most important week of the season so far as it relates to sleepers. Michael Florio has you covered.
State of the Franchise: Can Vikings deliver in Zimmer's contract year?
Despite posting a 57-38-1 record over the past six seasons, Mike Zimmer heads into the 2020 campaign under pressure in Minnesota. Do the Vikings look Super? Adam Rank examines the state of the franchise in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Kirk Cousins favors power sets after loss of WR Diggs
Though the Vikings lost Stefon Diggs, quarterback Kirk Cousins doesn't seem too concerned as he's stated he's a proponent of having a fullback in the game and multiple tight ends.
NFC North roster reset: Packers in charge; Bears' QB intrigue
While the trade for Nick Foles might not have been the offseason QB move Bears fans hoped for, legit competition at the position could yield positive results, Grant Gordon writes. Get up to speed on the rest of the NFC North ahead of the 2020 draft.
NFL draft guide: Each GM's best pick, top value pick, tendencies
With the 2020 NFL Draft right around the corner, Charley Casserly digs into the men who'll be making the selections. What does each general manager's track record look like? Here are the best picks, value picks and tendencies for everyone.
Browns add Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin, bolster O
Hours after agreeing to terms with Austin Hooper to kick off free agency, the Browns agreed to terms with right tackle Jack Conklin on a three-year, $42 million contract.
Vikings GM: No reason to think WR Diggs won't return
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says that there is no reason to think that wide receiver Stefon Diggs won't be with the team for the upcoming 2020 season.
Fabiano's way-too-early 2020 fantasy rankings
For those fantasy owners who are already thinking about their future draft strategies, Michael Fabiano provides his initial 2020 positional player rankings.
NFL Fantasy Exit Interviews: NFC North
A breakout season from Dalvin Cook has him among the elite fantasy running backs. Marcas Grant breaks down the good and the bad for fantasy managers from the NFC North in 2019.
Michael Fabiano's Top 200 Dynasty Rankings
Michael Fabiano unveils his top 200 dynasty league rankings ahead of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft.
Vikings look to regroup after dropping 'MNF' thriller
Minnesota stormed back from a 34-17 hole, thanks to two quick fourth-quarter touchdown drives. But, in the end, the valiant effort resulted in the Vikings dropping the ball at the most pivotal moment.
Fantasy targets and touches: Week 11
Here's the breakdown for each team's targets and touches from Week 11.
Pelissero: Irv Smith Jr. expected to miss '21 season after meniscus surgery
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. is out for the season.
Irv Smith Jr. drags DB with him on 23-yard catch and run
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. drags a Kansas City Chiefs defensive back with him on a 23-yard catch and run.
Kay Adams' Top 12 fantasy TE rankings for '21
Kay Adams breaks down her list of Top 12 fantasy tight end rankings for the 2021 season.
Irv Smith Jr. details his personal goals for 2021 season
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss his personal goals for the 2021 season, the team's outlook heading into 2021 and head coach Mike Zimmer.
Irv Smith Jr. makes eye-popping, juggling grab at Vikes camp
Check out the juggling catch by Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. at training camp.
Irv Smith Jr.: 'I have very high expectations' for myself in '21
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. joins "Good Morning Football" to set expectations for the Vikings, Kirk Cousins and for himself in 2021.
Vikings vs. Saints highlights | Week 16
Watch the Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints highlights from Week 16 of the 2020 NFL season.
Irv Smith Jr. hauls in his second TD grab from his knees
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. hauls in his second TD grab from his knees.
Irv Smith Jr. cashes in on Vikes' takeaway with open TD in the flat
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. cashes in on Vikes' takeaway with open TD in the flat.
PFF 90 Club: Highest-graded players of Week 14
Every player with a Pro Football Focus grade of at least 90 in Week 14
Kirk Cousins' 25-yard seam pass hits Irv Smith Jr. perfectly
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completes 25-yard pass to tight end Irv Smith Jr.
Kirk Cousins lasers 14-yard TD pass to Irv Smith Jr.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completes 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Irv Smith Jr.
Every touchdown of the week | Week 9
Watch every touchdown from Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season.
Top 10 waiver wire targets | Week 10
Get set for Week 10 of the 2020 fantasy season with Marcas Grant's top 10 players to target on the waiver wire.
Irv Smith Jr. doubles up with his second TD grab of the game
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. doubles up with his second touchdown grab of the game.
Kirk Cousins finds Irv Smith Jr. off play action for 9-yard TD
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins finds tight end Irv Smith Jr. off of play action for a 9-yard touchdown.
Top 10 waiver wire targets | Week 7
Get set for Week 7 of the 2020 fantasy season with Marcas Grant's top players to target on waivers.
Falcons vs. Vikings highlights | Week 6
Watch the game highlights from the Week 6 matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the Minnesota Vikings.
Irv Smith Jr. keeps drive alive with fourth-down catch
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. keeps the drive alive with a 4th down catch.
Irv Smith Jr. left all alone on 36-yard reception
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. is left all alone on a 36-yard reception.
Vikings vs. Seahawks highlights | Week 5
Watch the highlights from the Week 5 matchup of the Minnesota Vikings against the Seattle Seahawks.
Kirk Cousins finds a diving Irv Smith Jr. in the rain for 23 yards
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins find diving tight end Irv Smith Jr. in the rain for 23 yards.
Cousins floats it up to Irv Smith for impressive TD catch
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins floats it up to tight end Irv Smith for impressive touchdown catch.