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Report: Clay Matthews Sr. dies at 88

One of the most prominent families in the NFL lost one of its patriarchs. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Clay Matthews Sr. died at age 88 following a long illness. Matthews played parts of four seasons for the 49ers (1950, 53-55) and helped father a long…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills OL Ryan Groy is ready for any role the team wants him to take. Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry could be next on their laundry list of deals to do. Patriots CB Malcolm Butler has people trying to decipher his social media for greater meaning. The Jets continue to look at QBs after signing Josh…

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Vikings running back Latavius Murray has ankle surgery

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that newly signed running back Latavius Murray had ankle surgery in North Carolina. The surgery, performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, was said to be successful in a team statement. “We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16,” the team said in a…

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Mike Zimmer tried to contact Riki Ellison after critical comments

The father of former Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison had plenty to say about the Vikings on social media and to a reporter. When Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to contact Riki Ellions directly . . . crickets. “Unfortunately, he didn’t return my call,” Zimmer said Tuesday on KFAN radio, via Chris Tomasson of the…

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John Sullivan visits with center-needy Rams

The Rams released last year’s starting center Tim Barnes and tried to bring in a replacement by signing Ryan Groy to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Bills matched and kept Groy in Buffalo. The next option for the team appears to be John Sullivan. Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports that…

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Cordarrelle Patterson tries to get Adrian Peterson to Oakland

As the Raiders try to lure Marshawn Lynch out of retirement, one of the newest Raiders has other ideas. Via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, former Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson is recruiting Adrian Peterson to Oakland. “Come join the dark side,” Patterson said on Twitter in a message to Peterson. Given that the Raiders likely will…

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Latavius Murray contract is a one-year deal with two option years

The Vikings could have paid Adrian Peterson $18 million this year. Instead, they’ll pay Latavius Murray as little as $3.4 million this year. That’s the only true guarantee at signing for the newest running back in Minnesota, and the minimum he’ll earn this year. He’s eligible for a $100,000 workout bonus, and he’ll earn up to…

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Latavius Murray won’t wear No. 28 with Vikings

With running back Latavius Murray now a member of the Vikings, it is harder to believe that Adrian Peterson will be back in Minnesota for another season with the only team he’s ever played for in the NFL. If Peterson is gone, he won’t be forgotten after running for 11,747 yards in 10 years with…

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Thursday morning one-liners

New Bills S Jordan Poyer sees a “great opportunity” (though he is coming from Cleveland). The Dolphins spent the whole day with DT Dontari Poe but have nothing to show for it. The Patriots could hold fast with CB Malcolm Butler. The Jets will look for the silver lining after their swing-and-a-miss with LB Dont’a…

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Vikings sign running back Latavius Murray

It may be the early morning hours in the midwest, but that didn’t stop the Minnesota Vikings from making an addition to their roster on Thursday. The team announced they have signed former Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray. “It was an experience,” Murray said of free agency in an interview with the Vikings’ website.…

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Jared Cook’s Minnesota visit concludes

Tight end Jared Cook’s visit with the Vikings has concluded, the team announced Wednesday night. Cook had previously visited the Seahawks. NFL Network reported that the Raiders are interested in Cook and will get his next visit. The Vikings have been announcing free-agent visitors upon at the conclusion of those visits. The announcement means Cook…

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Vikings sign Adam Thielen to three-year deal

The Vikings gave wide receiver Adam Thielen a second-round tender as a restricted free agent to increase their chances of holding onto him this offseason and they eliminated the possibility of losing him altogether on Wednesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Thielen and the Vikings have agreed to terms on a three-year contract. The…

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Alex Boone bristles at Nelson Peterson’s comments about Minnesota’s O-line

If running back Adrian Peterson returns to the Vikings, he may have some explaining to do to the guys responsible for opening up his running lanes. Peterson’s father, Nelson, recently praised Oakland’s offensive line and likewise threw shade at Minnesota’s. Vikings guard Alex Boone didn’t appreciate that. “Some of the comments that were made about the…

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Terence Newman remains with Vikings

Terence Newman says he’ll play at age 39 in 2017 because he wants to win a ring. And he thinks he can win a ring by remaining in Minnesota. The Vikings have announced that they’ve agreed to terms with Newman for him to return to the team for his third season in Minnesota. Newman, who…

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Vikings fullback Zach Line to visit Jets

If you hold with those who believe the Vikings are “toxic,” right now, you can understand why players might flee. So of course, the latest free agent to hit the road is going to see a franchise that isn’t exactly known for stability. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Vikings fullback Zach Line is…

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