There were some tense moments for several NFL teams this week after using the franchise tag. It is a problem the Vikings have never really had in the 24-year history of the franchise tag.
Teams can start placing the franchise tag on pending free agents today, but the Vikings have rarely used that tag and aren’t expected to this year either.
February 16, 2016
Jim Kleinsasser was used in a variety of roles during his 13 years with the Vikings. Without him and his versatility, the Vikings made some changes to what they are asking of the tight end position.
Vikings TE Jim Kleinsasser played his last game Sunday at the Metrodome, saying he was humbled by the support he has been shown. Plus, get dozens of notes from Sunday's season finale.
January 1, 2012
Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser will throw his last NFL block on Sunday after a 13-year career mostly paving the way for acclaimed running backs.
December 29, 2011
The Vikings missed blocks on two key plays in their latest loss, but after reviewing the plays and understanding the blocking assignments, it's worth wondering whether the scheme is asking too much of motioning blockers.
November 30, 2011
The Vikings always seem to have strange, high-scoring games when they play at Chicago. Special-teams gaffes and explosive plays have helped make it one of the strangest, most exciting games each of the last three years.
November 11, 2010
Vikings players have seen Brett Favre hit hard and keep getting back up. Maybe that's why many of them believe he'll play through the pain Sunday.
October 27, 2010