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Vikings win legal battle over Wells Fargo signage near new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings sold naming rights to their new stadium to U.S. Bank. So naturally it became problematic for the Vikings when Wells Fargo erected large signs near the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. According to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a U.S. District Judge ruled Thursday in favor of the Vikings in…

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Adrian Peterson gets tired of “boring” offseason work

Even though he turned 31 this offseason, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said he thinks he has plenty of good seasons left in him. Unfortunately, Peterson isn’t sure how many good offseasons he has left in him. Peterson told ESPN that he doesn’t mind putting in the hard work, but he gets sick of…

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Miller, Wilkerson the only two non-busts from 2011 to not get paid

The 2011 first-round draft class became the first that was subject to the rules of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, creating an intriguing case study. With a true rookie wage scale, a mandatory three-year waiting period before new deals can be done, and a fifth-year team-held option, how many teams would reward the best players quickly…

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Vikings say U.S. Bank Stadium is “ready for business”

The official ribbon cutting for U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis isn’t happening until July 22, which leaves the construction team a good chunk of time to finish the project. The Vikings say that they aren’t going to need it. The team announced on Friday that work on their new home is “substantially complete,” which in construction…

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Vikings cut Bruce Gaston, Travis Lewis

The Vikings signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston and linebacker Travis Lewis this offseason, but neither one of them is going to training camp with the team. The Vikings announced Thursday that they have waived both of the players. No one was added to the roster, leaving the Vikes with a couple of spots to play with…

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Monday morning one-liners

Bills CB Nickell Robey is mentoring Kevon Seymour for the second time. Louis Delmas could return to Miami if the Dolphins feel they need a veteran safety this summer. In support of a cautious approach to Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski’s practice workload. The Jets need better production from their tight ends this year. S Lardarius…

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Mike Zimmer: Teddy Bridgewater has matured

In February, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said that he wanted to see quarterback Teddy Bridgewater “letting it loose a little more” during his third season at the helm of the team’s offense. We haven’t yet moved into that season, but Bridgewater appears to be making good on that request during the team’s OTAs. Coach…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Former Bills QB Jim Kelly hosted his charity golf tournament Monday. Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph likes what he’s seen from the unit thus far. The Patriots kick off their minicamp on Tuesday. It’s still uncertain when Jets WR Devin Smith will be back on the field after last year’s torn ACL. S Eric Weddle’s…

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Vikings, Harrison Smith agree to five-year contract extension

The Vikings think they got one of the best safeties in the league when they took Harrison Smith in the first round of the 2012 draft, and now they’re paying him like it. Smith has agreed to a five-year, $51.25 million extension that includes a $10 million signing bonus. We don’t know the full breakdown…

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Guaranteed money could be the sticking point on a Drew Brees deal

The Saints and quarterback Drew Brees could have (and maybe should have) worked out a new contract before the start of the new league year in March. An extension would have reduced the player’s $30 million cap number for 2016, and it would have ensured that Brees will remain in New Orleans for years to…

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Laquon Treadwell’s Raiders hat stirs up some Vikings fans

From time to time, a professional athlete decides to wear the colors of another team in the same league. Rarely does the situation pass without some sort of controversy. Right or wrong, it’s understandable that zealous fans of one team wouldn’t want to see a player from their favorite team wearing the apparel of a…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills QB Tyrod Taylor has apparently looked sharp in OTAs. Dolphins pass-rusher Cam Wake looked rusty in his return from a torn Achilles, which is probably #asexpected. Patriots CB Malcolm Butler’s contract could become an issue this summer. Jets WRs Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall like QB Geno Smith too, honest. Ravens WR Steve Smith is…

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Vikings shuffle defensive linemen after B.J. Dubose tears ACL

The Vikings suffered a loss on the defensive line last week when B.J. Dubose tore his ACL during one of the team’s OTAs. The injury will force Dubose to miss the season and the Vikings announced a move on Tuesday to fill the 2015 sixth-round pick’s spot on the roster. The Vikings waived Dubose with…

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Atlanta, L.A., Miami likely to host 2019-2021 Super Bowls

The NFL owners will decide on Tuesday which three cities will host the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and that decision is expected to show that building a new stadium or rehabbing an old one is the path to hosting America’s biggest sporting event. Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami are likely to host…

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Compensatory pick threshold passes for unrestricted free agents

The May 12 threshold has arrived in the NFL making remaining unrestricted free agents that much more unrestricted. What do we mean by that? Well, any player that remains an unrestricted free agent due to their contracts expiring with their team in March is now free to sign with another franchise without the signing counting…

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