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Tom Johnson looking for 3 or 4 years after 6.5 sacks for Vikings

In defensive tackle Tom Johnson’s first three NFL seasons, he picked up five sacks while playing a rotational role on the Saints defensive line. Johnson signed with the Vikings last offseason and Minnesota was rewarded with a more productive effort in the pass rush. Johnson had 6.5 sacks in 444 defensive snaps for the Vikings…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

A preview of the free agent running backs, including Bills RB C.J. Spiller. Will the Dolphins be bidders for Ndamukong Suh? A look at the decisions the Patriots have to make in the secondary. The Jets are likely to be in the market for a wide receiver again. Will Ravens WR Torrey Smith’s market be affected…

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Rick Spielman: Open dialogue with Adrian Peterson has been beneficial

Running back Adrian Peterson wasn’t fully reinstated as a result of Judge David Doty’s decision that the NFL is not permitted to punish Peterson under the conditions of the league’s new personal conduct policy, but he was cleared to have contact with the Vikings while he’s on the commissioner’s exempt list pending the NFL’s appeal…

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NFL still waits for the Wells report

Five weeks ago today, lawyer Ted Wells said that the #DeflateGate investigation, which launched six weeks ago today, will require “at least several more weeks.” Currently, there’s no indication how many more days, weeks, or months will be required. The topic was sparked by an image that has been floating around of what has been made to…

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Vikings want to keep Chad Greenway, but maybe not at $7 million

Chad Greenway was the Vikings’ first-round draft pick in 2006 and has played his entire career in Minnesota, and the Vikings want to keep him in town this year. But maybe not at his current contract. Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman told the Star Tribune that there’s no doubt on the team’s side that Greenway is…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Perusing quarterback candidates for the Bills to add this offseason. Wayne Diesel has been named sports performance director for the Dolphins and Dennis Lock was promoted to director of analytics. What will the Patriots do regarding CB Darrelle Revis? Don’t expect QB Michael Vick to be back with the Jets. A couple of tight end…

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Adrian Peterson issues statement

On Thursday, Judge David Doty overturned the arbitration decision upholding the suspension of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  While Peterson is not yet reinstated (and who knows when he will be?), he has been returned to the Commissioner-Exempt list, which allows him to speak to the Vikings. On Friday, he spoke publicly, via press release.…

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Nelson Peterson mentions three teams as potential destinations for Adrian

Officially, the Vikings can now speak to running back Adrian Peterson. Unofficially, it sounds like multiple teams have been talking to someone. On Thursday, Adrian’s father, Nelson Peterson, told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the elder Peterson has heard “rumors” of three potential destinations for Adrian. “I’ve heard rumors, Arizona,” Nelson…

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ProFootballTalk: Peterson could emerge in better place financially

In the wake of Adrian Peterson’s appeal win, Mike Florio examines Peterson’s current contract with the Vikings and explains why Minnesota could be in a position to pay Peterson more than anyone else.

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Vikings can now talk to Adrian Peterson

The statement they issued didn’t expressly address the question of whether the Vikings can now speak directly to running back Adrian Peterson, who has been restored from suspended status to the Commissioner-Exempt list. Per a team source, they can. That’s a huge development for the Vikings, who hadn’t been able to make their case directly…

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Vikings continue to focus on welcoming Adrian Peterson back

The Vikings have been silent in the hours since Judge David Doty vacated the suspension of running back Adrian Peterson. Earlier in the hour, they issued a statement which makes it clear that, for now, they’ll continue to be silent when it comes to talking directly to Peterson. “Adrian Peterson is an important member of…

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Adrian Peterson’s dad: This is a victory for all NFL players

Judge David Doty’s ruling on Thursday that the NFL could not retroactively discipline Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under the terms of the league’s new personal conduct policy was quickly hailed as a victory of “fairness” by the NFLPA. Peterson hasn’t issued any statement of his own yet, but his father Nelson gave Chris Tomasson…

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PFT Live: Adrian Peterson reinstated, available to speak with Vikings

Mike Florio talks about what Adrian Peterson’s early reinstatement means for the running back and Minnesota Vikings. Mike Zimmer wants Peterson back and the team could offer him the most lucrative deal.

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Brandon Bostick found a new friend in Earnest Byner

In the time it took to make one mistake on the football field, Brandon Bostick lost a chance at a Super Bowl and a job. But he’s at least found a new friend, someone who empathizes with his plight. In a first-person account for The MMQB.com, Bostick said he was surprised to get a call…

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Money the most overlooked factor in Adrian Peterson drama

Much has been said in recent days and weeks regarding whether running back Adrian Peterson will continue to play for the Vikings if/when he’s reinstated.  Fueling the speculation that Peterson may not be back are comments from Peterson suggesting hesitation to return, quotes from his father regarding a perceived lack of support from the organization…

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