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Chad Greenway takes pay cut to stay with the Vikings

We noted early this month that the Vikings wanted to keep Chad Greenway, but didn’t want to pay him the $7 million he was owed on his contract. Problem solved. Greenway has taken a pay cut that will give Minnesota more than $3.2 million in salary cap relief, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Greenway’s new…

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Reports: Vikings reach deal with Terence Newman, who’s likely to sign Friday

The Vikings will reportedly soon finalize a contract with a cornerback whom head coach Mike Zimmer knows well. According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV in St. Paul, Minnesota is likely to sign Bengals corner Terence Newman on Friday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Newman has agreed to a deal worth $2.5 million ($750,000 guaranteed).…

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Vikings waive Justin Anderson, Jordan McCray

The Vikings have parted ways with two second-year pros signed to reserve-future contracts after the 2014 season, waiving linebacker Justin Anderson and offensive guard Jordan McCray on Thursday. The roster moves were disclosed in the NFL’s Thursday personnel notice. Anderson and McCray were originally signed to Minnesota’s practice squad in December. Anderson (6-2, 232) played…

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Vikings shrug, Cardinals aren’t touching Adrian Peterson talk

As the NFC coaches shared their thoughts with reporters over breakfast Wednesday morning at the owners meetings, two guys got asked about Adrian Peterson. Neither one of them had much to say. In one corner of the room, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made sure to steer clear of any speculative linking of his team to…

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Vikings add LB Casey Matthews

The Vikings have bolstered their linebacking depth, reaching a deal with Eagles reserve Casey Matthews, the club said Tuesday. Matthews, 26, started 11-of-16 games at inside linebacker for Philadelphia in 2014, notching 53 tackles and 1.5 sacks. His starts came in place of the injured Mychal Kendricks (three) and DeMeco Ryans (eight). Matthews (6-1, 245)…

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Report: Taylor Mays agrees to deal with Vikings

The Cincinnati Bengals are losing one of the core backups in free agency. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com, Mays has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Mays visited the Vikings last week and saw interest from the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins as well. Cincinnati also…

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Zimmer remains confident Peterson will remain a Viking

On Monday, Adrian Peterson’s agent has said it’s not in the player’s best interests to remain with the Vikings.  On Tuesday, the team’s head coach made it clear that his views on Peterson haven’t changed. “I think everyone knows how I feel about Adrian,” coach Mike Zimmer told PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio.  “I…

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Agent feels it’s not in Adrian Peterson’s best interest to stay in Minnesota

Adrian Peterson doesn’t want to play for the Minnesota Vikings. Even if Peterson hasn’t said those exact words up to this point, it’s become pretty clear through the posturing of his agent, Ben Dogra, that Peterson doesn’t want to remain in Minnesota. Dogra declined a dinner invitation with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman at the…

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Dolphins have “tentative” meeting set with Greg Jennings

The Dolphins were viewed as a leading team for free agent Greg Jennings in the 2013 offseason, but Miami moved quickly and signed Mike Wallace instead. Jennings signed with the Vikings. The two may be switching places in 2015. The Miami Herald‘s Armando Salguero reports the Dolphins have set up a “tentative” meeting with Jennings…

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Zimmer doesn’t have much to say about Adrian Peterson

Tucked at the bottom of Sid Hartman’s article regarding Vikings coach Mike Zimmer’s preference for a larger Teddy Bridgewater in 2015 is a fairly small quote regarding Zimmer’s views on running back Adrian Peterson. “Well Adrian is under contract with us and we’re excited to get him back here with his teammates and get him…

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Peterson trade to Arizona could soon be negotiated in Arizona

If, as it appears, running back Adrian Peterson wants a fresh start and if, as is now obvious, the Vikings won’t release Peterson from the final three years of his contract, the options for Peterson are simple:  (1) play for the Vikings; (2) play for no one; (3) hope for a trade. Within a week,…

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Larry Fitzgerald: Trading for Adrian Peterson would be a “game-changer”

The Vikings have reportedly told running back Adrian Peterson that they won’t release him, which would leave two options for Peterson if he wants to resume his career in 2015. One is to play for Minnesota and the other is to get traded to another team. The Cardinals have been mentioned frequently as a potential…

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Report: Vikings inform Adrian Peterson’s agent they will not cut him

While many things remain uncertain regarding the playing possibilities for Adrian Peterson next season, one potential option now appears to be firmly off the table. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman informed Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, that they will not release him. It certainly comes as no surprise that…

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Taylor Mays visiting Vikings

The Vikings weren’t able to sign defensive end Michael Johnson, but they may add another player who used to work for coach Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that safety Taylor Mays will have dinner with members of the organization on Wednesday night before a formal free agent visit with the…

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Report: Jets worked out Josh Freeman

The Jets traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick to compete with Geno Smith, but they may not be done adding quarterbacks. Josh Freeman has worked out for the Jets as well, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. As a 2009 first-round pick of the Buccaneers who had a breakout season in 2010, Freeman once looked like…

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