The Score "Despite his hefty fifth-year option of $11.1 million, Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil won't become a salary-cap casualty, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. There was some speculation the Vikings may cut Kalil, but Fowler reports the team plans to retain the former No. 4 overall pick...." March 08
After knee surgery, #Vikings tackle Matt Kalil says feels healthiest he has since joining the Vikings in 2012. "I got a pep in my step.''
Daily Norseman "In a decision that isn't terribly shocking, the Minnesota Vikings have picked up the fifth-year options on both of their first-round picks from 2012, offensive tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith. Kalil was the fourth overall selection in 2012, and as a result the cost of his fifth-year..." May 04
Minneapolis Star Tribune "NFL teams have started to exercise their fifth-year options on 2012 first-round picks. The headliner is Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick that year and now the franchise quarterback for the Colts. The Vikings will soon have to make decisions on a pair of players in Harrison Smith and Matt..." April 10
Daily Norseman "The National Football League released their figures for franchise and transition player tenders on Monday. Let's take a look at those and how they apply to the Minnesota Vikings, even though our favorite football team will not be using either tag on any of their pending free agents. The franchise..." March 03
Fox Sports North "One was vilified by the public and analysts for the failings of the Vikings offensive line last season, the other was perhaps the most valuable player on Minnesota's defense. The perception regarding left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith couldn't be any different heading into an..." February 12
SB Nation "Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Matt Kalil apologized Monday for an incident in which he angrily knocked a hat off the head of a heckling fan after a loss to the Green Bay Packers. "I usually shrug that stuff off," Kalil told 1500 ESPN. "Fans like to talk and say some things, but that's..." November 24
Adrian Peterson (hamstring) A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and LT Matt Kalil (back) did not practice; each expected to return Saturday