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Vikes Life: Overseas Trips, Crossover Sports & Marriage Proposal

Vikings linebackers Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks and Eric Wilson visited Real Madrid C.F. at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

EAGAN, Minn. – The 2020 NFL Combine is just around the corner, and Vikings coaches and scouts will take a deeper look at draft hopefuls.

But while young athletes have been preparing to start a new chapter of their lives, current players have been enjoying a bit of down time.

Over the next two-plus months, #VikesLife roundups will give fans a look at how their favorite players are spending their offseasons.

Travel time with the D-line

Vikings defensive linemen Linval Joseph, Danielle Hunter, Shamar Stephen, Ifeadi Odenigbo and Armon Watts joined a group of friends – which also included former Vikings Tom Johnson, Justin Trattou and Tashawn Bower – on a trip to Colombia.

Samia pops the question

On Feb. 1, offensive lineman Dru Samia, whom the Vikings drafted 114th overall last April, proposed to his girlfriend. Congrats to the happy couple!

Ham Fam at Monster Jam

Would "The Hammer" be a good name for a monster truck? Fullback C.J. Ham, his wife, Stephanie, and other family members attended Monster Jam at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Cousins household preps for Spring Training

Quarterback Kirk Cousins got in a little warm-up time with his oldest son, Cooper, just in time for Twins Spring Training.

Rudolph advocates at the capitol

Veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph joined the Vikings athletic training staff as an advocate for the industry at the Minnesota State Capitol.

From football to hockey for Kendricks

Linebacker Eric Kendricks and his girlfriend, Ally Courtnall, attended an L.A. Kings game in Los Angeles. Courtnall repped her father, Russ, who spent 17 seasons in the NFL, and Kendricks opted for a Wayne Gretzky jersey.

Fútbol meets football

Kendricks, Anthony Barr and Eric Wilson traveled to Spain, where they attended a Real Madrid game and received a behind-the-scenes experience.

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Harris visits the Big Apple

Safety Anthony Harris left the Twin Cities in lieu of the Big Apple for New York Fashion Week.