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Monday morning one-liners

Working for the Bills brings defensive line coach Mike Waufle back to his home state. A vote for Dolphins G Laremy Tunsil as the AFC East’s best rookie. The Patriots made heavy use of WR Julian Edelman against the Texans. Is LB Nick Perry a free agent option for the Jets? Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Breaking down where the Bills defense fell short under Rex Ryan. A final report card for the Dolphins. RB Dion Lewis did a little of everything for the Patriots on Saturday night. Which rookie did the most for the Jets in 2016? The Ravens are working on their offseason plans this weekend. Discussing some draft…

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Linval Joseph replaces Aaron Donald in Pro Bowl

The Vikings will have another representative in the Pro Bowl. Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has been added to the team, giving Minnesota five players on the NFC roster in this year’s game. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has pulled out of the game, opening up the spot for Joseph. Joseph had 77 tackles, four sacks…

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Report: Terry McDonough to interview for 49ers G.M. job

Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will interview for the San Francisco 49ers general manager opening on Friday according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. McDonough joined the Cardinals in 2013 after spending four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars as director of player personnel. After Jason Licht left to become general manager of…

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Report: Vikings fire Scott Turner

The Vikings have fired quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reported Monday night. Turner is the son of former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who resigned during the 2016 season. Scott Turner had been the quarterbacks coach in Minnesota for three seasons. He started in 2014, the year the Vikings drafted…

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Report: Vikings to keep Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator

The Vikings made Pat Shurmur their interim offensive coordinator when Norv Turner stepped down during the regular season and it appears they’ll be keeping him in that role for the 2017 season. Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star TribuneĀ reports that the Vikings will do away with the interim tag and make Shurmur the permanent choice…

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Jim Caldwell is safe, #asexpected

Some folks in Minnesota gave me a little bit of the business on Sunday and Monday for reporting that Mike Zimmer definitely will be back with the Vikings. Those same folks should be raising the same questions about the ESPN report that Jim Caldwell definitely will be back with the Lions. Of course he’ll be…

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Reports: 49ers to interview George Paton for G.M. job on Friday

The San Francisco 49ers have a second interview lined up for their general manager position following the firing of Trent Baalke last weekend. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the 49ers are set to interview Minnesota Vikings assistant general manager George Paton on Friday. Paton just completed his 10th season with the Vikings working…

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Mike Zimmer: Sam Bradford earned right to be starter

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said before the final game of the regular season that he thought quarterback Sam Bradford did an “amazing” job after being traded to Minnesota just before the start of the regular season. Bradford took advantage of a scheme that called for him to throw the ball short most of the time…

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Throwing only two interceptions all season, Patriots set a new record

In the history of the NFL, from the leather helmet days until 2015, no team had ever thrown fewer than five interceptions in a season. Then came the 2016 Patriots. New England, incredibly, threw just two interceptions all season, shattering a longstanding NFL record of five in a season, a record that several teams had…

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Top 20 picks in 2017 NFL Draft order set

For 12 teams, the NFL season now enters its most exciting month. For the other 20, plans can now be madeĀ for the 2017 NFL Draft, with the selection order set for non-playoff teams. By virtue of their 1-15 record, the Browns will pick first if the season ended today. (Oh my God, the season actually…

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Mike Zimmer to return in 2017

A bizarre season in Minnesota won’t be ending with a coaching change. Coach Mike Zimmer will return to the Vikings for a fourth season, PFT has confirmed. The 2016 season became a major disappointment for a team that won the NFC North a year ago and nearly beat Seattle in the wild-card round. Amid expectations…

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Bradford sets completion percentage record in meaningless finale

The Vikings started 5-0. Then they lost eight of 10 games. And then they scored a blowout victory in a meaningless finale to finish the year at 8-8. Minnesota blasted the Bears, 38-10, in the last game of the 2016 season. The victory included quarterback Sam Bradford setting the single-season completion-percentage record of 71.6. Of…

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Panthers lead, in game highlighted by weird noise

If it had happened in Minnesota, you wouldn’t have thought anything of it. But a weird noise over the speakers in Tampa Bay caused a brief delay in the Buccaneers-Panthers game, and held up a Graham Gano field goal attempt. It sounded like the horn the Vikings play at home games, but didn’t fit with…

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Saturday one-liners

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount comes up big when the distance to the end zone is short. Bills assistant Kathryn Smith looks back on her first year as the NFL’s first full-time female assistant coach. If the Dolphins head to Pittsburgh for a playoff game, they may need to dress warmly. Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has…

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