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Cris Carter says he wouldn’t have made it to the Hall of Fame without Dennis Green

Plenty of people have heaped plenty of praise on Dennis Green, the former Vikings and Cardinals coach who died three days ago at the age of 67. One Hall of Famer who played for Green admits that, without Green, the gold jacket and bronze bust never would have been issued. “No, absolutely not,” receiver Cris…

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Money is surely a factor in “early retirements”

Last year’s surprising decision by 49ers linebacker Chris Borland to retire after only one year (and to pay back a significant chunk of his signing bonus) sparked a new narrative for the NFL: The early retirement. Since then, plenty of media members who would like to see football diminish or disappear along with some media…

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Report: Phil Loadholt expected to retire Monday

Tackle Phil Loadholt took a pay cut this offseason in order to hold onto his spot on the Vikings roster, but it appears he won’t be collecting that adjusted salary. Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN report that Loadholt is expected to retire. The veteran, who is coming off a torn Achilles, is slated to…

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Farewell, Minnesota

Before Wednesday, I’d never been to Minnesota. I kind of don’t want to leave. But leave I must, back home to West Virginia to get ready for the looming launch of training camps. Over the next couple of days, I’ll post quotes from some of the interviews we did during two days of PFT Live…

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Dennis Green’s success with any quarterback may be his greatest legacy

After news broke that longtime NFL coach Dennis Green had died at the age of 67, Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway paid tribute to Green. “My heart and prayers go out to Dennis Green and his family. Had the pleasure of playing for Dennis at Stanford for 2 years. Great Coach!” Elway wrote on…

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Michael Bidwill hails Dennis Green as innovator and pioneer

The death of former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green has sparked many remembrances from around the league on Friday, including one from Cardinals president Michael Bidwill. “All of us at the Cardinals are incredibly saddened by the news of Dennis Green’s passing,” Bidwill said in a statement. “Coach Green will rightly be remembered as…

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PFT Live invades U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday

PFT Live has hit the road, Jack. To Minnesota. The land of 10,000 lakes and one brand-new football stadium that officially opens on Friday. I’ll be sneaking in Thursday to do three hours of radio, to tape some interviews for Friday, to join Paul Allen of KFAN for an hour of his own show, and then…

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Wednesday morning one-liners

The Jets and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick reportedly haven’t talked in over a month. Can the Bills get their pass rush back on track? Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski threw out the first pitch at last night’s Red Sox game. Arian Foster is in the fold, but to the Dolphins have an every-down back on their roster?…

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Bridgewater, Rudolph looking to build on strong ’15 finish

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater helped with Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph’s annual youth camp this week, and Bridgewater and Rudolph planned to get in a workout of their own after at least one of the sessions. The duo showed improved chemistry late last season, and with high expectations surrounding the Vikings in 2016, they’re focused…

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With Laquon Treadwell on the Vikings, Norv Turner’s “Bang 8” could be back

When Norv Turner coordinated the offense that featured The Triplets, the number eight had specific relevance to one of them. Bang 8. The number refers to the route from the Don Coryell route tree (a skinny post), and the “Bang” refers to what typically happened to Michael Irvin after he caught the ball. Matt Vensel…

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Three-year, $300,000 study planned for bird deaths at new Vikings stadium

After months of pressure from groups concerned about the impact of a gigantic glass building on winged creatures that routinely fly into windows, the powers-that-be at U.S. Bank Stadium will be spending a large chunk of change over the next three years to examine the impact of the new venue on the bird population. According to…

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Packers add running back Brandon Ross

The Green Bay Packers have added some additional depth at running back ahead of the start of training camp on July 25. Per the league transaction report, the Packers signed rookie free agent running back Brandon Ross on Tuesday. Ross signed as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in May but was released…

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Adrian Peterson is still running sub-4.5 40s

Adrian Peterson has complained in recent months about the grind of training camp and OTAs. But those workouts pale in comparison to what Peterson does on his own. Ben Goessling of ESPN.com chronicled Peterson’s sessions in Houston following the conclusion of the Vikings’ offseason program. The grueling workout, which consists of a variety of running…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

S Aaron Williams‘ attempt to return to form is a question to answer at Bills camp. Can the Dolphins win in the next three years? Patriots owner Robert Kraft was honored for his philanthropic work. CB Buster Skrine will be a key part of the Jets secondary. CB Sheldon Price is trying to nail down…

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Chad Greenway “pumped” but pragmatic about 2016 season

As Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway, a first-round pick 10 years ago who has spent his entire career in Minnesota, never has played in a Super Bowl. There’s a not-so-quiet confidence that the Vikings could make it this year, the 40th anniversary of their last trip to the title game. Greenway is exited about the possibilities,…

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