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Report: Vikings unlikely to exercise Teddy Bridgewater’s 2018 option

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman met the media on Tuesday and one of the topics of conversation was quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s attempt to come back from last season’s severe knee injury. Spielman said that there is still no timeline for Bridgewater to resume a full workload of football activities after last August’s injury. That injury…

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Latavius Murray plans on being ready for training camp

Adrian Peterson earned a prominent spot in the headlines on Tuesday by signing with the Saints in a move that sets him up for an early return to Minnesota because the two teams will square off in Week One. The plan for the Vikings is for Latavius Murray to be in Peterson’s old spot as…

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Beyond 2017, status of Bradford and Bridgewater is up in the air

For the 2017 season, Sam Bradford is poised to start at quarterback for the Vikings, while Teddy Bridgewater will be on the roster but may not be medically cleared to play. Beyond 2017, it’s unclear whether either of them is in the Vikings’ plans. That came out today when both Bradford and Vikings G.M. Rick…

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Brian Robison: Opening night against Adrian Peterson will be “electric”

When running back Adrian Peterson was on the Vikings, the defense didn’t tackle him during practices which means defensive end Brian Robison has to reach way back in the memory bank to recall a time when he brought Peterson down. That came when Robison was playing for the University of Texas against Peterson’s Oklahoma Sooners, but…

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Report: Adrian Peterson agrees to two-year, $7 million deal with Saints

Adrian Peterson will be playing in the Minnesota Vikings season opener this September. He’ll just be doing so for the team on the opposite sidelines. Peterson reportedly told Josina Anderson of ESPN.com that he has agreed to a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints worth a total of $7 million. Peterson also gave the…

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Steelers-Texans and Raiders-Eagles to play on Christmas Day

With Christmas Day falling on a Monday this year, the NFL has made a minor adaptation to their normal schedule. Instead of having a Sunday Night Football game on Christmas Eve, the NFL has scheduled two games for Christmas Day. The Houston Texans will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff on…

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Sunday Night Football schedule starts with Giants at Cowboys

The Giants and Cowboys have been a popular pairing for Sunday Night Football, and this year will be no different. The 2017 season schedule is officially out, and NBC’s first Sunday night game features the Giants heading to Dallas on September 10. NBC’s Sunday Night Football package actually kicks off with a Thursday night game…

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Lions host Vikings for second straight year on Thanksgiving

Last year, the Vikings and Lions played an exciting game on Thanksgiving. It was exciting enough to do it again. The Lions will host their NFC North rivals again in 2017, a scheduling move that likely hasn’t happened in years. After Minnesota and Detroit play to start the day, the Cowboys will host the Chargers.…

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Report: Saints to open at Minnesota on MNF

Adrian Peterson visited the Saints but left without a deal. Now he might reconsider. According to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, the Saints are going to Minnesota to open the season on Monday Night Football. That’s ostensibly the first half of the doubleheader, along with the Chargers-at-Broncos game later in the night. Even…

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Mark Sanchez will wear Jay Cutler’s number 6

When Tim Hightower arrived in San Francisco, he declined No. 21 out of respect for Frank Gore, who wore it before him with the 49ers. When Latavius Murray arrived in Minnesota, he declined No. 28 out of respect for Adrian Peterson, who wore it before him with the Vikings. But in Chicago, Mark Sanchez will…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills coach Sean McDermott is stressing leadership at the team’s offseason workouts. Central Florida DB Shaquill Griffin visited the Dolphins. Former Patriots LB Jerod Mayo sees no harm in bringing in Adrian Peterson for a visit. Jets CB Buster Skrine led fans through a workout for charity. Will the Ravens draft a first-round receiver? Here’s…

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Harrison Smith to be “full speed” for training camp

It might seem like an April Fools’ Day prank for positive injury news to come out of the Vikings beat. Alas, this is not a drill. The Vikings, as injury-stricken as any NFL team in 2016, appear optimistic in safety Harrison Smith’s recovery from left ankle surgery. News he had the off-season procedure was reported Wednesday. On Saturday,…

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Case Keenum signing with Vikings

As the Vikings take a wait-and-see approach as to whether quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will ever play again, they’ve added another arm for the purposes of helping the team get through the looming offseason program. Via Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston, veteran quarterback Case Keenum has signed with the Vikings. The former University of…

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Report: Sharrif Floyd knee injury could be career ending

Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd’s career could be over as a result of a knee injury and subsequent surgical complications. Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Floyd suffered nerve damage when he had surgery in September to repair a torn meniscus, and the injury is putting his career in jeopardy. “Sharrif is rehabbing, has…

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Report: Vikings signing Arena League tight end Nick Truesdell

The Minnesota Vikings are bringing in a former Arena League player that made a significant impression during pro combine testing last weekend. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Vikings are signing tight end Nick Truesdell after an impressive showing that saw him post a 4.6-second 40-yard dash time while measuring in at 6-foot-5…

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