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Sunday morning one-liners

Five questions for the Bills to ponder heading into training camp. Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi did well after contact last season. Patriots C James Ferentz’s father was on Bill Belichick’s coaching staff in Cleveland. Jets season ticket holders shared their thoughts on the team’s direction. A look at the highlights of RB Danny Woodhead’s first…

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Looking at the coming waves of quarterback deals

When it comes to quarterback contracts, the player’s circumstances tend to have much more relevance to the final numbers than the broader market at the position. On Thursday, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr combined his status as a second-round pick entering the fourth and final year of his contract along with a clear message that he’s…

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Sam Bradford enjoying closer relationship with Mike Zimmer

At this point last season, Sam Bradford was expected to be the starting quarterback for the Eagles but Teddy Bridgewater’s injury and the presence of Carson Wentz in Philadelphia combined to lead to a trade that put Bradford in Minnesota just before the start of the regular season. That didn’t leave much time for Bradford…

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Vikings’ strength coach leaves to take a tennis job

In what may be the first case of an NFL coach leaving to work in tennis, the Vikings have lost their strength and conditioning coach. Vikings strength and conditioning coach Brent Salazar has left the team to take a job with the U.S. Tennis Association. Salazar has only been with the Vikings for a year.…

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Zimmer cautiously optimistic about the Minnesota offense

The Vikings can never quite match strength on one side of the ball with basic competence on the other. From the early Dennis Green teams that were all defense and no offense to the Moss-Carter versions that had plenty of offense and not enough defense to now, with a very good defense and an offense…

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Michael Floyd denies report he failed alcohol tests

Michael Floyd denies the report that he failed an alcohol test, at least one of them. According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings wide receiver fired back at the initial TMZ report that he violated the terms of his house arrest by testing positive for alcohol. “Totally false,” Floyd said.…

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Michael Floyd reportedly tests positive for alcohol

The Vikings believed they had a strong support system in place for wide receiver Michael Floyd, and he said he was in a good place. But he may have violated the terms of his house arrest and be on his way to jail. According to TMZ, Floyd tested positive for alcohol this week. He’s prohibited…

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Randy Moss gets emotional as he remembers Dennis Green

The Vikings announced this week that Randy Moss will join the team’s Ring of Honor this year, and when Moss appeared at the team’s facility for the announcement, he credited the man who brought him to Minnesota in 1998. Asked what he would say today to Dennis Green, the Vikings coach who drafted Moss and…

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Vikings think Dalvin Cook “can be special”

Running back Dalvin Cook popped up in the first round of many mock drafts, but he wound up remaining available until the Vikings plucked him with the 41st overall selection. After seeing Cook’s work in practice since joining the team, it’s fair to say that coach Mike Zimmer thinks that was good luck for the…

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Mike Zimmer “just about out of the woods” with eye issue

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer missed a couple of weeks of the team’s offseason program after having his eighth eye surgery since suffering a detached retina last November, but his chances of avoiding a ninth are looking good. Zimmer, who missed one game last season while dealing with the issue, said Thursday that doctors told him…

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Alex Boone: Teddy Bridgewater looks great, determined to return

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater still has no timetable to return to the field, 10 months after suffering a serious knee injury in practice. But one of his linemen is confident Bridgewater is going to be back. Alex Boone said this morning on PFT Live that Bridgewater is making significant strides and looks like he’s going…

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Raiders have big plans for Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson was a two-time All-Pro as a kickoff returner during his four years in Minnesota, and yet he was a disappointment as a first-round draft pick. The Vikings drafted him thinking he’d become a big-play receiver, but he never even had a 500-yard receiving season. This year Patterson signed with the Raiders, and they…

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Adrian Peterson says he and Mark Ingram aren’t competing for touches, yet

Officially, running back Adrian Peterson is the backup to running back Mark Ingram in New Orleans. Unofficially, Adrian Peterson is still Adrian Peterson and if he can be Adrian Peterson again, well, we have a feeling as to how it will play out. For now, Peterson is shying away from the notion that he and…

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Vikings add a pair of receivers to the team’s Ring of Honor

A pair of former Vikings greats will enter the team’s Ring of Honor in 2017. Both played the same position. The team announced Wednesday that receivers Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad will enter the collection of franchise immortals during the coming season. “Randy and Ahmad are two of the most recognizable and decorated players in…

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Former Bills guard charged with insurance fraud over AFC title ring

A former Bills player  — who once scammed a convicted scammer — has been charged with a new case of insurance fraud. According to KTSP, former Buffalo offensive lineman Brent Griffith has been charged with one count of felony insurance fraud after claiming someone stole his 1990 AFC Championship ring. Griffith claimed someone stole the ring…

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