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Pat Shurmur focusing on new approach for Vikings offense

The Minnesota Vikings offense floundered in 2016 for a myriad of reasons. Adrian Peterson missed most of the season to injury, Norv Turner resigned as offensive coordinator midseason, Teddy Bridgewater was lost for the year in the preseason and an offensive line that only resembled blockers far too often were among the biggest issues the…

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Captain Munnerlyn hopes Vikings “value my talent”

The Vikings have picked cornerbacks early in the draft in three of the last four years, but a pair of older players ranked second and third in snaps played at the position in 2016. Both Terence Newman and Captain Munnerlyn are set to become free agents this offseason, which leaves the Vikings with a decision…

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Giants show no signs of interest, or lack of interest, in Adrian Peterson

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has twice in recent weeks expressed interest in joining the Giants — once directly and the other time indirectly. But the Giants have yet to return the favor, directly or indirectly. Paul Schwartz of the New York Post points out that the Giants have shown no interest in acquiring Peterson.…

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Two officials in charge of running Vikings stadium resign amid ethics concerns

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority had its top two officials resign on Thursday following claims of ethical misconduct for use of luxury suites at Vikings games. According to Kyle Potter of the Associated Press, Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen and executive director Ted Mondale each submitted their resignations on Thursday from the authority, which oversees the operation…

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Monday morning one-liners

Bills coach Sean McDermott is dealing with a free agent cornerback for the second straight season. The Dolphins issued a statement on the death of former LB Quentin Moses. Patriots WR Michael Floyd fired back at critics. A few observations about the Jets schedule. Assessing the chances that the Ravens re-sign DT Brandon Williams. The…

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Will T.O. snub keep Randy Moss out of HOF, too?

The Hall of Fame voters have crafted as to receiver Terrell Owens justification for undermining his on-field performances with false narratives and anecdotal claims that haven’t been attributed to any specific teammates or coaches. So what happens in 2018, when receiver Randy Moss becomes eligible for consideration for the first time? Both should get in.…

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Mark Wilf: We have “tough analysis” to do on Adrian Peterson

Running back Adrian Peterson’s contract with the Vikings calls for him to make $18 million in 2017, but there’s about as much chance of him playing for that amount as there is of man landing on Uranus sometime in the next six months. Peterson’s future in Minnesota is going to come down to whether or…

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Lavonte David would welcome Adrian Peterson to Buccaneers

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently listed the Giants, Texans, and Buccaneers as three potential destinations, if his rights are released. During a Friday visit to PFT Live, Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David discussed the possibility of having Peterson join the team. David initially downplayed the notion that the Vikings would cut Peterson loose, but then after some…

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Everson Griffen: Pro Bowlers “stepped it up compared to last year”

It wasn’t that long ago that the Pro Bowl was considered to be on “life support.” But last night, it found a bit of a pulse, which players seem to hope sustains it for years to come. Via Jenna Laine of ESPN.com, a number of players said the Pro Bowl was more competitive than in the…

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Speculation that Teddy Bridgewater will miss 2017 is off the mark

Speculation that Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will likely miss all of the 2017 season due to a serious knee injury suffered in August 2016 created a stir on Friday. Creating less of a stir will be the more accurate depiction of the situation. A league source with direct knowledge of the situation called speculation that…

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Rick Spielman on Adrian Peterson: We have to evaluate everything

Among the biggest issues for the Vikings to deal with this offseason is running back Adrian Peterson’s future with the club. Peterson has an $18 million cap number for the 2017 season, which is a lot for a player who turns 32 in March and is coming off a year where he averaged 1.9 yards…

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Colts want to interview Minnesota’s George Paton, too

The Colts’ interview list is beginning to look very familiar. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the Colts have asked for permission to interview Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton. He’s viewed as strong candidate if not the favorite for the 49ers G.M. opening as well, amid a dwindling field of candidates. The Colts…

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Anthony Barr replaces Vic Beasley Jr. in Pro Bowl

When Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley visited PFT Live after the naming of the Pro Bowl rosters, he said he’d like to the play in the game — but he noted that he’d prefer to not be available for it. With Beasley now officially not available for the Pro Bowl, the honor falls to a member…

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Vikings make a couple of coaching moves

The Vikings promoted Pat Shurmur to offensive coodinator after Norv Turner’s departure last season and they’ll be keeping him in that role this year, which left them in need of a new tight ends coach. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that former Broncos assistant Clancy Barone will fill the position. Barone served as the Broncos tight…

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Monday morning one-liners

Working for the Bills brings defensive line coach Mike Waufle back to his home state. A vote for Dolphins G Laremy Tunsil as the AFC East’s best rookie. The Patriots made heavy use of WR Julian Edelman against the Texans. Is LB Nick Perry a free agent option for the Jets? Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti…

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