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.
The team used void years rather than an extension, but another contract could still happen next offseason or even later this year. While the Vikings hope to find a young quarterback to develop behind their 34-year-old, long-time starter, there's no guarantee of finding the right player this spring or next, especially without the luxury of an early first-round pick. Minnesota's offense largely looks the same as last year through the first few days of the 2023 league year, with the exception of Adam Thielen leaving and blocking tight end Josh Oliver coming over from Baltimore. Quarterback and wide receiver are two of the positions Minnesota could target early in the 2023 Draft, though in terms of filling short-term gaps it's the defense that needs more help. Either way, Cousins is year-to-year with the Vikings, which arguably was the case even before this offseason.
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Agrees to deal with Minnesota
Powell agreed Wednesday with Minnesota on a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Staying in Minnesota
The Vikings and Mattison agreed to terms on a two-year contract Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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.
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.