MINNEAPOLIS -- Kirk Cousins won’t be playing in the Super Bowl this season after falling short of expectations in the first year of his $84 million contract with the Vikings. Still, that didn’t stop the 30-year-old quarterback from making sure someone else will be there to witness the NFL game of the year. As a part of the league’s partnership with United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and the Wounded Warrior Project, Cousins has awarded a military member, and a guest, a once-in-lifetime trip to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.
EAGAN, Minn. — Clearly, the Vikings feel a certain way about second-year receiver Stacy Coley. Need proof? They reserved a spot for the 24-year-old speedster on the active roster, even though he struggled with a nagging groin injury throughout the preseason, which caused him to miss significant time. "It means a lot," said Coley, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft who turned heads in limited action during his rookie season. "I feel like the organization trusts me and knows what I can do. It's just a matter of going in there and showcasing my talent."
MINNEAPOLIS -- It appears the dream of the entire Minnesota Lynx starting lineup being named to the WNBA All-Star Game in the Twin Cities is dead. Lynx players Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus were named all-stars on Tuesday night ahead of the game, which will be played July 28 at Target Center. It will be Augustus’ eighth appearance in the summer showcase, Moore’s sixth and Fowles’ fifth.