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Anthony Barr done for year with knee surgery

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr, who has missed the last two games with a knee injury, will miss the final two games of the season due to that injury. Coach Mike Zimmer announced on Friday that Barr, the ninth overall pick in the draft, will have surgery on the knee. “He played great,” Zimmer said of…

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PFT’s Week 16 picks

All MDS wanted was a chance.  Maybe he should have been more careful about what he wished for. Down five games with 32 games left and his ability to close the gap hinging on the existence of enough disagreements between the two of us, we disagree on five games this week. So, in theory, he…

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Lions claim Josh Thomas off waivers from the Jets

Cornerback Josh Thomas was released by the New York Jets on Tuesday after having his playbook and passport stolen. However, Thomas wasn’t out of work long as he was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. Thomas played in one game for the Jets and appeared in three games for the Seattle Seahawks…

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Ravens sign Chris Greenwood

The Ravens keep losing cornerbacks to injury, which means the Ravens keep needing to bring in new cornerbacks to keep 11 men on the field on Sunday. Asa Jackson was the latest corner to make the move to injured reserve, opening the door for Chris Greenwood to join the team. The Ravens announced Wednesday that…

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NFLPA not pushing for Peterson reinstatement in 2014

Yes, the 74-page lawsuit filed Monday by the NFL Players Association seeks the immediate reinstatement of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.  But that request means nothing without specific efforts to secure immediate reinstatement. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFLPA has done nothing — and will do nothing — aimed at forcing…

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Week 15 power rankings

1. New England Patriots (last week No. 2; 11-3):  Tom Brady wants to play “forever,” which roughly equates to the amount of time it takes him to complete a 17-yard run. 2. Seattle Seahawks (No. 3; 10-4):  J.J. Watt may be the MVP, and Bobby Wagner may be the defensive player of the year. 3.…

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Joe Philbin knows Stephen Ross is disappointed, keeps focus on Vikings

The Dolphins didn’t show up for the second half in New England on Sunday, dashing any remaining playoff hopes and leading to renewed speculation about a coaching change when the year comes to an end. On Monday, coach Joe Philbin said that he was one of the members of the team’s hierarchy that spoke to owner…

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Peterson plans to play in 2015

Yes, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently talked about retiring from football and taking at run at the Olympics.  No, he’s not going to be doing that. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Peterson plans to play in 2015.  The lawsuit to be filed as soon as Monday will be aimed at securing…

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Adrian Peterson: Maybe I’ll retire from the NFL, run in the Olympics

Adrian Peterson is eligible to be reinstated into the NFL next year, but he’s not so sure he wants to play football anymore. “I’ve considered retiring from the NFL,” Peterson told ESPN. “I still made $8 million this year. I’ve thought about getting back into the real estate [business in Texas] I’m already in. That’s…

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Henderson rejects key Peterson argument without analysis or discussion

One of the primary arguments raised by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in connection with the appeal of his personal conduct policy suspension flowed from the reality that Peterson received no credit for the games he has missed while on the Commissioner-Exempt list.  So how much of the nine-page ruling from hearing officer Harold Henderson,…

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NFLPA disputes Peterson ruling, plots next legal move

Some thought Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had a chance to win the appeal of his suspension under the personal conduct policy.  The NFLPA apparently wasn’t among that group, based on the statement issued in the aftermath of the denial of Peterson’s appeal. “The NFLPA expected this outcome, given the hearing officer’s relationship and financial…

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Vikings place linebacker Michael Mauti on injured reserve

The Minnesota Vikings placed reserve linebacker Michael Mauti on injured reserve on Wednesday after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. Mauti appeared in nine games for the Vikings this season while playing primarily on special teams. Mauti recorded just four tackles this season for Minnesota. The Vikings signed tackle Carter Bykowski off the San Francisco 49ers practice…

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Week 14 power rankings

1. Green Bay Packers (last week No. 1; 10-3):  The Green Bay defense could be moving toward its usual postseason form.  Unfortunately. 2. New England Patriots (No. 2; 10-3):  With the three AFC East rivals on the docket, anything other than 13-3 would be a surprise. 3. Seattle Seahawks (No. 3; 9-4):  Allowing only 14…

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Monday morning one-liners

The Bills couldn’t take advantage of Broncos miscues en route to a 24-17 loss. Dolphins T Dallas Thomas did a poor job against the Ravens pass rush in Sunday’s loss. Said Patriots CB Brandon Browner, “You’ve got to fight. You’ve got to fight for 60 minutes. We thought it shouldn’t have even been that close,…

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Vikings knock off Jets in overtime

A simple screen pass sparked a dramatic victory for the Vikings and left the Jets to cope with another loss. On the Vikings’ first series of overtime, receiver Jarius Wright took a short toss from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, broke one tackle and was off to the races en route to an 87-yard score, giving the…

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