The Vikings play their preseason opener Saturday night when they play at Denver against the Broncos at 8pm (Central Time). Kirk Cousins is expected to start at quarterback for the Vikings but won't likely play much. In fact most, if not all, the starters will play sparingly.
The Vikings are reportedly working a trade with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian. The reported deal would send a draft pick in 2018 and Siemian to the Vikings in exchange for a 2019 pick.
According to multiple sources the Vikings have agreed to a 3-year $84 Million contract with free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. The deal is reportedly guaranteed. The deal cannot become official until midnight because that's when the new NFL fiscal year begins.
The Vikings improved to 9-2 after a 30-23 win in Detroit on Thanksgiving. Case Keenum threw for 282 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for another score. Kyle Rudolph caught both Viking touchdowns and Adam Thielen led the Vikings
Viking quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to practice with the Vikings and will likely do so Wednesday. Bridgewater won't likley be taken off the physically unable to perform list yet. He is 14 months removed from a severe left knee injury that threatened his career.
The Vikings have signed cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a 6-year contract extension worth an estimated $78 Million with $41 Million guaranteed. Rhodes was selected to the pro bowl in 2016, his first pro bowl selection.