NFC North Standings

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5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
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Top Kenny Willekes News

  • Vikings' Kenny Willekes: Re-signs with Minnesota

    Willekes (undisclosed) re-signed with Minnesota on Wednesday.

    Willekes spent the entire 2022 campaign on IR due to an undisclosed injury, but he appears to be healthy after agreeing to re-sign with Minnesota. The 2020 seventh-round pick has appeared in only six NFL contests -- all coming in 2021 -- and totaled 18 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one pass defense across 194 defensive snaps during those matchups.

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  • Vikings' Kenny Willekes: Back on Minnesota's IR

    Willekes cleared waivers and reverted to the Vikings' injured reserve list Friday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    The 2020 seventh-rounder from Michigan State is not necessarily a highly coveted asset, but now that he's on IR his season may be over before it even begins due to an undisclosed injury, barring him getting waived with an injury settlement at some point.

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  • Kenny Willekes: Waived with injury designation

    Willekes was waived with an undisclosed injury by the Vikings on Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Willekes was initially waived by the Vikings in August and spent most of last season on the team's practice squad before signing a new contract with the team in January. The 2020 seventh-round pick did not appear in a game during his rookie season in Minnesota, but he recorded 18 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one pass defended over six games last season.

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  • Kenny Willekes: Comes off COVID list

    The Vikings activated Willekes (illness) off the practice squad COVID-19 list Friday, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

    Willekes can now resume participating in practice-squad activities. He's appeared in two games with Minnesota this season.

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  • Kenny Willekes: Returns to practice squad

    Willekes (illness) reverted to Minnesota's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Willekes was unavailable to take the field Week 10 due to being on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Following this latest transaction, he's now on the practice squad COVID-19 list.

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  • Vikings' Kenny Willekes: Placed on COVID-19 list

    The Vikings placed Willekes (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

    Willekes broke out with seven tackles (four solo) and a half-sack versus Baltimore in Week 9, but it looks like he will be forced to miss Sunday's game against the Chargers. Until he fully clears the league's protocols for COVID-19, Willekes will not be eligible to return to team facilities.

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  • Kenny Willekes: Waived by Minnesota

    The Vikings waived Willekes on Tuesday.

    Willekes was a seventh-round selection by the Vikings in 2020, but he spent his rookie season on injured reserve. He may be a candidate for Minnesota's practice squad if he clears waivers.

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  • Vikings' Kenny Willekes: Lands on IR

    The Vikings placed Willekes (leg) on injured reserve Wednesday.

    Willis was spotted on crutches Aug. 28, and the severity of his leg injury is enough to warrant his placement on season-ending IR. The rookie seventh-round pick will set his sights on the 2021 season.

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  • Vikings' Kenny Willekes: Spotted with crutches

    Willekes left the Vikings' practice facility with crutches Friday, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.

    There's still no clue about the severity or nature of Willekes' injury, but he'll look to make a swift recovery as the rookie seventh-round pick is depending on a strong training camp to make the final roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 264 lbs
Birthplace: Rockford, MI
Age: 25
School: Michigan St.
Experience: 4