The Vikings have extended the contract of head coach Mike Zimmer. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. He has a 18-14 record in 2 seasons as the Vikings head coach including an 11-5 record last season and a playoff appearance.
Viking right tackle Phil Loadholt has officially retired. Loadholt suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the preseason that kept him out of all of last season. He was a 2nd round pick in 2009 and made 89 career starts placing him 9th in career starts in Viking franchise history.
Former Viking head coach Dennis Green has died at the age of 67. The cause of death according to ESPN is cardiac arrest. Green finished his career in 2006 with a 113-94 overall record in 13 seasons and a 4-8 mark in the postseason.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune the Vikings have informed cornerback Xavier Rhodes and defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd that the team will be picking up their 5th year option on their rookie contracts
The Vikings selected receiver Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss in the first round (23rd overall) last night in the NFL draft. Treadwell was the 4th receiver chosen. He had 82 catches for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns in his final season at Ole Miss.
The Vikings in advance of free agency have agreed to terms with 28-year old left guard Alex Boone. Boone played all 6 of his seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He started 13 games last season with the 49ers before he sustained a knee injury.