Gets big payday from Vikings
Oliver and the Vikings reached agreement Monday on a three-year, $21 million contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
A 2019 third-round pick, Oliver played only four games for his original team (Jacksonville) in two seasons but then developed into a solid backup tight end for Baltimore in 2021 and 2022. He's caught only 26 passes in 35 career games, and while he should see a few more targets in Minnesota, there's not much fantasy upside so long as T.J. Hockenson stays healthy. This move strongly suggests fellow free agent Irv Smith will sign elsewhere rather than sticking with the Vikings.
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Not committed beyond 2023
The Vikings aren't committed to Cousins beyond 2023, as his recent restructure pushes more of the cap hit to future years without changing the length of the contract, Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Staying in Minnesota
The Vikings and Mattison agreed to terms on a two-year contract Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Reportedly getting trade interest
The Vikings have received a trade offer for Cook (shoulder), according to SKOR North's Darren Wolfson.
Undergoing shoulder procedure
Cook underwent surgery Tuesday to address a shoulder injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Takes home OPOY
Jefferson was named the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Totals 70 yards in playoff loss
Cook rushed 15 times for 60 yards and caught six of seven targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-24 playoff loss to the Giants.
Leading receiver in losing effort
Hockenson caught 10 of 11 targets for 129 yards in Sunday's 31-24 wild-card round loss to the Giants.
Big plays limited in loss
Jefferson corralled seven of nine targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 31-24 playoff loss to the Giants.
Plays well in playoff loss
Cousins completed 31 of 39 pass attempts for 273 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-24 wild-card round loss to the Giants. He also punched in a one-yard touchdown on his lone rushing attempt.
One catch before rested
Hockenson caught his only target for 16 yards during Sunday's 29-13 victory versus Chicago.