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Brandon Bostick cut as Vikings drop to 78 players

Tight end Brandon Bostick was released by the Packers shortly after he mishandled an onside kick against the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game this year and signed with the Vikings a couple of days later. Nothing quite so dramatic happened during Bostick’s tenure with Minnesota and there won’t be any in the future now…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Bills CB Ron Darby had a rough night against the Steelers. QB Ryan Tannehill was frustrated with the Dolphins offense on Saturday. The Patriots may be in the market for a fullback after James Develin’s leg injury. A call from Jets C Nick Mangold helped police stop a string of burglaries in New Jersey. Asa…

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Another solid showing by Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater’s preseason work is probably done, and it will soon be forgotten. But Bridgewater made the most of limited opportunities — and looked good doing it. The second-year Vikings quarterback completed all seven passes he attempted Saturday night vs. the Cowboys for 76 total yards. He completed 83 percent in short work — 29…

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Vikings “aiming” for Trae Waynes to be starter in Week One

Like many rookie cornerbacks, Vikings first-round pick Trae Waynes had a rough time out of the gate in his first preseason appearances. That led to a lot of negative instant feedback from outside the team, but defensive coordinator George Edwards stressed patience over immediate impact and said that Waynes was “right on course” to being…

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Pat Devlin to work out for Browns

With Johnny Manziel not expected to play this week due to a sore elbow, the Cleveland Browns are looking at interim options at quarterback. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, the Browns will host Pat Devlin for a workout on Thursday. Devlin was most recently with the Chicago Bears, where he lasted just over a…

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Report: Taylor Mays to sign with Raiders

Just days after asking for his release from the Detroit Lions, safety Taylor Mays has a new team to play for. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Mays is set to sign with the Oakland Raiders. Mays will rejoin defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. in Oakland. Norton coached at USC on Pete Carroll’s…

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Vikings buy land for new training facility in Eagan

The Vikings aren’t moving out of Minnesota, but they eventually could be moving out of Eden Prairie. The team announced on Friday that a purchase agreement has been signed for a 185-acre tract of land in Eagan, Minnesota. The Vikings will evaluate the property for the location of a new team facility. “As we have…

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Christian Ponder knows Minnesota fans won’t warmly welcome him

Christian Ponder expects to be jeered on Saturday. Ponder, the former Vikings quarterback who is now a backup with the Raiders, will return to Minnesota for a preseason game on Saturday night. And he says he firmly believes the Minnesota fans will treat him badly. “Oh, I’m going to get booed,” Ponder said, via the…

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Mike Zimmer upset at team after “terrible practice”

On Wednesday, Vikings running back Matt Asiata said that the team would keep “trying to work hard” for coach Mike Zimmer after Zimmer’s father Bill died on Tuesday night. They weren’t able to work hard enough to satisfy Zimmer during Thursday’s final practice of the summer at the team’s training camp home in Mankato, Minnesota.…

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Zimmer remains with Vikings following his father’s death

Bill Zimmer, the father of Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, passed away Tuesday night in Naples, Fla. He was 84. Mike Zimmer got emotional discussing his father after the Vikings practiced Wednesday afternoon but said he plans to remain with the team through the week. The Vikings play their second preseason game Saturday night vs. Tampa…

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Saturday one-liners

The Cowboys continue to keep RB Darren McFadden in bubble wrap. A calf injury could be keeping Giants S Nat Berhe from winning a starting job. Eagles LB Brandon Graham wants two sacks per game, in every game. Washington WR Andre Roberts has become the unit’s jack-of-all-trades. Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio takes the blame…

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Minnesota judge “strongly suspects” NFLPA was forum shopping

In the four-page ruling that punted the lawsuit filed Wednesday by the NFLPA to New York City, where the NFL had filed its own lawsuit a day earlier, Judge Richard H. Kyle pulled no punches. “The Court strongly suspects the Union filed in Minnesota because it has obtained favorable rulings from this Court in the…

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Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills still aren’t sure if they’ll see Tom Brady twice this year. The Dolphins signed three to fill out the roster. Former Patriots C Dan Koppen thinks it’s unfair to equate Tom Brady’s suspension with guys charged with domestic violence. Jets CB Darrelle Revis says players are there for suspended DE Sheldon Richardson. Ravens…

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NFLPA will push for quick ruling or injunction

The 54-page document filed Wednesday by the NFLPA in a Minnesota federal court does not include a request for an injunction allowing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to continue playing while the litigation proceeds. But, as noted earlier today, it’s coming. At page 13 (paragraph 28) of the document, the NFLPA says that the late issuance of…

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Falcons sign DeMarcus Love

The Falcons had Jake Long in for a visit this week, but he went on to meet with other teams and the Falcons have signed another free agent offensive tackle on Wednesday. The team announced that DeMarcus Love is the newest member of the roster. While adding Long would likely create increased competition for starting…

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