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Rookie OT Seantrel Henderson has been impressive in Buffalo. Trading up to draft Dion Jordan looks like a mistake for Miami. Patriots RB Shane Vereen may not be a workhorse, but he has an important role to play in New England’s offense. The Jets will have their hands full with the Bears’ receivers. Jeremy Zuttah…

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Cordarrelle Patterson probable for Week Three

Vikings playmaking wideout Cordarrelle Patterson appears good to go for Sunday’s game at New Orleans. Patterson, who landed on the injury report Thursday with a chest ailment, is listed as probable after putting in a full practice Friday. He is one of five Vikings who are probable, including right tackle Phil Loadholt (ankle) and right…

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Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson

The Vikings are parting ways with Jerome Simpson. The club announced Thursday evening it had released Simpson, a veteran wideout who’s serving the final week of a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The decision to move on from Simpson comes after news of the wide receiver’s July 7 citation for marijuana possession…

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Jerome Simpson in more legal trouble

Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson will serve the final game of his three-game suspension this week, but his return to eligibility may be a short one. Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports that Simpson, suspended after being arrested for DUI last year, has a court date on November 3 in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Simpson was cited, but…

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Adrian Peterson is most likely done in Minnesota

In the immediate aftermath of the child-abuse charges filed against Adrian Peterson, it seemed probable that he wouldn’t be playing for the Vikings after the 2014 season.  It’s now likely that Peterson will never wear a Vikings uniform again. Essentially suspended with pay until his legal case is resolved and with no sign that it’ll…

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Captain Munnerlyn on Adrian Peterson hiatus: “I really don’t get it.”

The Minnesota Vikings came to the decision to place running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt list early Wednesday morning to keep him away from all team activities until the resolution of his legal issues. However, not all members of the Vikings organization seem to understand the move. Minnesota cornerback Captain Munnerlyn disagrees with the…

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PFT Live 9/17: Brian Hoyer, Vikings Press Conference, Coaching Hot Seat

Mike Florio updates us on the situations of Adrian Peterson in Minnesota, Greg Hardy in Carolina, and Ray Rice in Baltimore. We hear from Vikings GM Rick Spielman, as well as team owners Mark and Zygi Wilf, during Wednesday’s press conference. Mike goes one-on-one with Browns QB Brian Hoyer about their win over the Saints, Johnny…

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PFT Live: Is the NFL forcing Adrian Peterson to plead guilty?

The Minnesota Vikings have placed Adrian Peterson on the exempt commissioner’s permission list, which means he’ll still get paid, but can’t be around the team. Mike Florio says this essentially forces Peterson to plead guilty.

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Vikings owner: “We made a mistake and we needed to get this right”

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf admitted today that his team screwed up when it reinstated running back Adrian Peterson on Monday, saying today that he realizes now that a player who is under indictment on a child abuse charge should not be playing. “We made a mistake and we needed to get this right,” Wilf said.…

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Chandler Jones’s big day makes him AFC defensive player of the week

By blocking a field goal and returning it for a touchdown, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones put himself in the running for consideration as the AFC special teams player of the week for Week Two of the 2014 season. He didn’t wind up taking home that honor, but Jones got a pretty good prize all…

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NFLPA signed off on Adrian Peterson outcome

By parking Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, the Vikings took action to which the NFLPA could have taken offense.  But the NFLPA didn’t oppose the move. “Adrian Peterson made a decision to take a voluntary leave with pay to take care of his personal and legal issues,” the union said in a statement. …

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Vikings place Adrian Peterson on Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list, won’t be with team until legal matters are resolved

The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on Adrian Peterson’s reinstatement to the team and have placed him on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which will require Peterson to remain away from all team activities until the resolution of his legal proceedings. The Vikings released a statement early Wednesday morning that announced their decision regarding Peterson. The…

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Senator Al Franken to Vikings: Bench Adrian Peterson

One of Minnesota’s U.S. Senators has joined the state’s governor in urging the Vikings to deactivate Adrian Peterson. Shortly after Governor Mark Dayton said the Vikings should not play Peterson while he is under indictment for injuring his son, Senator Al Franken released a statement saying the same. “It was absolutely heartbreaking to hear about…

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Nike pulls Adrian Peterson merchandise from Twin Cities stores

It’s one thing for government leaders and the media to bang on the Vikings for reinstating Adrian Peterson after a paid weekend off. But now the guys with the money are starting to chime in. According to the Associated Press, Nike has removed all of its Peterson merchandise from their stores in the Twin Cities.…

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Minnesota governor calls on Vikings to suspend Peterson

The governor of Minnesota is calling on the Vikings to change course and suspend Adrian Peterson for abusing his son. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Peterson — who admits that he whipped his son and caused cuts and bruises — should not be playing until he has gone through the legal process. “It is an…

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