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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thorsday May 19, 2022

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Vikings News

Vikings finalize 2022 preseason schedule

Kellen Mond doing good off the field

News from Around the League

Here are the best remaining 2022 NFL free agents

Biggest remaining offseason priority for each NFC team

Top priority: Ensuring that Cousins and O’Connell jive

Mike Zimmer’s final days with the Vikings were spent in agitation over Kirk Cousins. The ex-coach ”complained openly in coaching meetings” about his quarterback’s lack of “ ‘winning plays,’ “ per Chad Graff of The Athletic. The chilly relationship took its toll, but Minnesota brass is counting on Zimmer’s replacement, Kevin O’Connell, to milk the most out of Cousins, a task that begins with the installation of an offense that should bring a Rams-esque feel to U.S. Bank Stadium. Film maven Nate Tice noted last year’s Vikings ranked dead last employing 11 personnel (1 RB, 1 TE), while the Rams ranked second. Translation: We could see much more of Justin Jefferson all over the formation, including the slot, where he wreaked havoc at LSU. All the big names have returned for the Vikings, but how they’re used could be a new-look treat.

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