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Atlanta, L.A., Miami likely to host 2019-2021 Super Bowls

The NFL owners will decide on Tuesday which three cities will host the Super Bowls in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and that decision is expected to show that building a new stadium or rehabbing an old one is the path to hosting America’s biggest sporting event. Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami are likely to host…

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Compensatory pick threshold passes for unrestricted free agents

The May 12 threshold has arrived in the NFL making remaining unrestricted free agents that much more unrestricted. What do we mean by that? Well, any player that remains an unrestricted free agent due to their contracts expiring with their team in March is now free to sign with another franchise without the signing counting…

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Adrian Peterson: Vikings can “win everything” this year

The Vikings made it to the playoffs last year, losing to Seattle in a heartbreaking old-school game for the ages. This year, the team’s best player in years thinks the franchise can have its best outcome ever. “We are going to have a good chance to win it this year — win everything,” running back…

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Vikings pass on Patterson’s fifth-year option

The Vikings have informed wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson that they won’t exercise the fifth-year option on his contract, ESPN’s Ben Goessling reported Monday. That means 2016 will be the final season of his rookie contract. The Vikings exercised the 2017 options on their other two 2013 first-round picks, Sharif Floyd and Xavier Rhodes, ahead of…

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Vikings announce 10 undrafted free agents

The Vikings have capped their draft class by signing a group (for now) consisting of 10 undrafted free agents. They are: Marshall cornerback Keith Baxter; Penn State tight end Kyle Carter, Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cochran, Georgia linebacker Jake Ganus, Massachusetts receiver Marken Michel, Florida International defensive end Denzell Perine, New Mexico running back Jhurell…

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Browns well suited for the 2017 NFL draft

It’s way too early to start thinking about which players are available in next year’s NFL draft. But it’s not too late to declare that the Browns will be in good shape next year. The Browns have two first-round picks and two second-round picks in the 2017 NFL draft, thanks to trades with the Eagles…

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Vikings “will forever be proud and grateful” Prince was a fan

The world is mourning the death of Prince on Thursday by revisiting the long and varied catalog of music he gave the world over the last four decades. One of the lesser known songs on that list, “Purple and Gold,” had a connection to the football world. Prince was a Minneapolis native and wrote the song…

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Everson Griffen says shoulder is back to 100 percent

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen dealt with a shoulder injury down the stretch in 2015 and coach Mike Zimmer said after the team’s season came to an end that Griffen might have surgery to repair what he thought was a torn labrum. As it turned out, Griffen didn’t have surgery after meeting with doctors including…

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Jared Allen signs one-day contract to retire as a Viking

Jared Allen apparently rode his horse as far as the nearest snowmobile. The veteran defensive end, who finished last season with the Panthers, has signed a one-day contract with the Vikings to retire a member of the team he was best with. Allen spent six of his 12 seasons with the Vikings, with 83.5 sacks and…

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Browns add tight end Chase Ford

Chase Ford has found his third team in the last five months. Ford, a tight end who was waived by the Ravens yesterday, was claimed by the Browns today. The 25-year-old Ford played for the Vikings from 2012 to 2015 but was cut by Minnesota in November. The Ravens picked him up late in the…

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Ravens waive Chase Ford

The Ravens and tight end Dennis Pitta have reportedly worked out a restructured contract that will lower his base salary from $5 million as he tries to make it back on the field after missing most of the last three seasons due to hip injuries. If Pitta is able to return to football activities, he’ll…

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Tuesday morning one-liners

Is Michigan State QB Connor Cook a player the Bills should target in the draft? Dolphins coach Adam Gase liked the team’s enthusiasm at the start of the offseason program. Utah RB Devontae Booker could fit the Patriots offense. A few pass rushing options for the Jets in the draft. Ravens WR Steve Smith will…

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Friday morning one-liners

Bills DT Kyle Williams will get the Call to Courage award from former Bills QB Frank Reich. The Dolphins will be on national television for their third preseason game. Checking in on Patriots S Nate Ebner’s bid for a spot on the U.S. Rugby Sevens team. Should the Jets target a tight end at the…

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Vikings play first game at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 28

After 32 years at the Metrodome and two years outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium, the Vikings are moving into a new home this season. They were playing outside at the stadium built for the University of Minnesota football team while waiting for U.S. Bank Stadium to be built, but will resume playing their home games…

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Greg Jennings is pushing for a return to the Vikings

After the Vikings cut receiver Greg Jennings in a salary-cap move and he signed with the Dolphins, Jennings’ family stayed behind in Minnesota. Jennings is now trying to get back there. “I left [G.M.] Rick [Spielman] a voicemail,” Jennings said in a Wednesday appearance on KFAN. “I told [them], I’m waiting on you guys.” For…

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