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Minnesota judge “strongly suspects” NFLPA was forum shopping

In the four-page ruling that punted the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the NFLPA to New York City, where the NFL had filed its own lawsuit a day earlier, Judge Richard H. Kyle pulled no punches. “The Court strongly suspects the Union filed in Minnesota because it has obtained favorable rulings from this Court in the…

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Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills still aren’t sure if they’ll see Tom Brady twice this year. The Dolphins signed three to fill out the roster. Former Patriots C Dan Koppen thinks it’s unfair to equate Tom Brady’s suspension with guys charged with domestic violence. Jets CB Darrelle Revis says players are there for suspended DE Sheldon Richardson. Ravens…

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NFLPA will push for quick ruling or injunction

The 54-page document filed Wednesday by the NFLPA in a Minnesota federal court does not include a request for an injunction allowing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to continue playing while the litigation proceeds. But, as noted earlier today, it’s coming. At page 13 (paragraph 28) of the document, the NFLPA says that the late issuance of…

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Falcons sign DeMarcus Love

The Falcons had Jake Long in for a visit this week, but he went on to meet with other teams and the Falcons have signed another free agent offensive tackle on Wednesday. The team announced that DeMarcus Love is the newest member of the roster. While adding Long would likely create increased competition for starting…

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Cordarrelle Patterson still struggling with consistency

Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson didn’t take the step forward that the team wanted to see last season, leading Patterson to say this offseason that 2015 is going to be a make or break year for him. If he wants it to wind up in the make column, he still has some work to do.…

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Vikings looking to extend training camp deal with Minnesota State-Mankato

While the Minnesota Vikings are getting ready to move into a brand new regular season home in downtown Minneapolis, the team is looking to extend its preseason arrangements in Mankato. According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings are negotiating with Minnesota State University to extend their training camp contract with the…

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Adrian Peterson knew the Vikings weren’t letting him go

There was plenty of huffing and puffing in the offseason from people close to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Ultimately, however, Peterson realized no one was going to be blowing down any houses. “The reality, and just to be straightforward with you,” Peterson told Peter King of TheMMQB.com. “I knew I really wasn’t going anywhere.…

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Adrian Peterson: I can play at a high level until I’m 36 or 37

Adrian Peterson’s newly renegotiated contract runs through the 2017 season, when he’ll be 32 years old. Very few running backs are able to play well at that age. But Peterson thinks he’ll still be in his prime at 32. And for a few years after that. “I don’t see the end,” Peterson told Peter King…

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Roger Goodell checks out virtual reality system, Vikings too

Maybe STRIVR Labs made a virtual reality appeals simulator, and when Roger Goodell went to check it out, that’s causing his delay in announcing his Tom Brady decision. Either way, the NFL commissioner has checked out the rapidly expanding technology, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Goodell toured their facilities last week, to get a sense…

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Vikings sign Blair Walsh to contract extension

The Vikings took care of a fairly important piece of business last week, restructuring running back Adrian Peterson’s contract. They’ve now locked up the guy who picks up the seventh point after Peterson gets “loooooose!” The Vikings have announced a four-year contract extension with kicker Blair Walsh. Per a league source, the deal is worth…

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Mike Zimmer calls Adrian Peterson deal “beneficial for both sides”

Earlier this week, the Vikings signed running back Adrian Peterson to a restructured contract, which pays him a little less money over the next three years, guarantees a large chunk of it, and requires to make early decisions in 2016 and 2017 regarding whether they’ll keep him around. So why did the Vikings do the…

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Radisson won’t return as Vikings sponsor

Tuesday’s news that the Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson worked out a new contract securing his future with the team (or at least ensuring his tenure would end at a time that best allows him to secure a spot with a new team) brought last year’s ugly situation that started with felony child-abuse charges…

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Adrian Peterson gets $20 million guaranteed under new deal

Earlier this year, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hoped to secure his future in Minnesota beyond 2015. He now has. Sort of. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson’s deal carries $20 million guaranteed at signing. Part of that amount is guaranteed for injury only, for now. The rest is fully guaranteed. While…

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Vikings, Adrian Peterson agree to restructured contract

Last season, Adrian Peterson missed 15 games because he abused his son. This year, he hinted that he wasn’t happy in Minnesota. But now it appears that all has been forgotten. “The Vikings and Adrian Peterson have mutually agreed to restructure the final three years of Peterson’s contract,” the team announced in a statement today.…

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67,000 Packers fans show up to honor Brett Favre

Six years ago, Packers fans crowded Lambeau Field for a chance to boo Brett Favre. On Saturday night, they showed up to praise him on the night the franchise put him in the team’s Hall of Fame and retired number 4. Whatever the over/under on forgetting Favre’s two-year stint with the Vikings may have been,…

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