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Bengals downgrade Joe Mixon to out

As the Bengals try to make a late-season push for a final record at .500, they won’t have one of their best offensive weapons, again. The Bengals downgraded rookie running back Joe Mixon to out on Saturday, when he didn’t make the trip from Cincinnati to Minnesota for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Mixon, who [more]

Le’Veon Bell wins fan Pro Bowl voting

Just as the Eagles quarterback was preparing to hold up a newspaper (he wasn’t) with the headline “Wentz Defeats #Tommy,” another player emerged to win the popularity contest that is the NFL’s Pro Bowl voting. The league has announced that Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell racked up 855,539 fan votes in the process that ended [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season’s first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, [more]

Michael Floyd wants to stay in Minnesota despite his limited playing time

Veteran wide receiver Michael Floyd has only nine catches for 78 yards this season. A more telling stat about how little Floyd has contributed comes in his play time: He has participated in only 110 snaps, or 12.1 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, this season. “It’s kind of crowded there at receiver,” Vikings coach [more]

Bruce Arians says Adrian Peterson could stay in Arizona, backup David Johnson

Adrian Peterson said he wants to play another season. Do the Cardinals want the star running back to stay in Arizona next season? Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said “no doubt” Peterson could return to the team in 2018. Peterson, 32, is under contract for next season with his compensation worth up to $3.5 million with [more]

Bengals put Kevin Minter on injured reserve

The Bengals will be without all three of their starting linebackers for Sunday’s game against the Vikings and one of them won’t be back before the year is out. Linebacker Kevin Minter has been placed on injured reserve after injuring his hamstring in last weekend’s loss to the Bears. Minter, who missed four games earlier [more]

Riley Reiff, Kyle Rudolph doubtful for Sunday

The Vikings expect to get a pair of starting offensive linemen back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, but it looks like they’ll be without left tackle Riley Reiff. Reiff was a limited participant in Friday’s practice after sitting out the last two days with the ankle injury he suffered last weekend, [more]

Kyle Rudolph misses third straight day of practice

The Vikings promoted a tight end from the practice squad this morning, and they didn’t do it for no reason. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph missed his third straight day of practice with an ankle injury, which explains their adding tight end Kyle Carter this [more]

Vikings promote TE Kyle Carter from practice squad

All three of the tight ends on the Vikings’ active roster were dealing with injuries this week, which led to speculation that the team would make a move to add a healthy body before Sunday’s game against the Bengals. The Vikings did exactly that on Friday. The team announced that Kyle Carter has been promoted [more]

Jerome Felton ready to retire, unless someone needs him soon

If Jerome Felton doesn’t get a call in the next few weeks, he’s going to call it a career. The veteran fullback told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he was retiring after this season, one way or another. He isn’t on a roster at the moment, which makes the process easier, [more]

Cardinals placing Adrian Peterson on injured reserve

Adrian Peterson‘s season is over. The Arizona Cardinals are placing the former All-Pro running back on injured reserve due to a neck injury, per multiple reports. Peterson has missed the Cardinals’ last two games due to injury, which occurred in a Week 12 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had said [more]

Mike Zimmer thinks Marvin Lewis should coach Bengals “as long as he wants”

Marvin Lewis once gave Mike Zimmer a job. Zimmer could be partly responsible for more pressure on Lewis’ job this week, but the Vikings head coach defended the work his old boss has done with the Bengals. Lewis is 123-111-3 in 15 years with the Bengals, despite the lack of a playoff win. And they’re [more]

Kyle Rudolph out of practice Wednesday

The Vikings dealt with several injuries on their offensive line last Sunday and this week brings some injury concerns at tight end as well. Kyle Rudolph did not practice on Wednesday because of an ankle injury that kept him out of the final handful of plays in last Sunday’s loss to the Panthers. Rudolph’s injury [more]

Aaron Rodgers is cleared to play

He’s back. Almost. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to play. The quarterback posted the news on social media. His return, on Sunday against the Panthers, will come nine weeks after he suffered a broken collarbone against the Vikings. It required 13 screws and a couple of plates to hold it in place. “I’m [more]

A year after extreme DUI arrest, Michael Floyd says he’s a better person

Wide receiver Michael Floyd was a member of the Cardinals on December 12 last year when he was arrested for extreme DUI after returning from a road trip. Floyd was released a couple of days later and spent a brief spell with the Patriots before signing with the Vikings as a free agent this offseason. [more]

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