The Vikings finished the season ranked No. in the league in both scoring and total defense, the first time they had done that since 1970, the days of the Purple People Eaters. And it was no wonder Minnesota advanced to the 2017 NFC Championship Game.
Minnesota Vikings' linebacker Cameron Smith recently tested positive for the coronavirus, but the routine tests that followed likely saved his life. Smith, 23, announced in an Instagram post on Saturday that he will be skipping the NFL 2020 season after doctors discovered a congenital heart condition that will require open heart surgery. "Earlier this week I found out I need open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve that I was born with," Smith said.
Tony Brooks-James and Bralon Addison, two former Oregon Ducks who were trying to earn a roster spot with the Minnesota Vikings, were released by the team. Brooks-James signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings in January, but was released Saturday. Brooks-James was the least experienced running back on the roster and he was waived after less than two weeks of training camp.