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Josh Freeman: I still see myself as a starting-caliber quarterback

Josh Freeman rapidly declined from a franchise quarterback in Tampa Bay to a disappointment in Minnesota to a backup where he is now, with the Giants. But Freeman thinks he can be a franchise quarterback again. Although Freeman knows he has no chance of beating out Eli Manning this season, he believes that a good…

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Kurt Coleman says he turned down better deals to sign with Vikings

Kurt Coleman thought Minnesota was the best place for him, even if the Vikings’ offer wasn’t the best one he received in free agency. Coleman, a safety who signed with the Vikings last week, accepted a deal in Minnesota that pays a salary this year of $900,000, with nothing guaranteed. Coleman said both the Colts…

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PFT Live: Texans talk with John McClain, Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson

The Texans are closing in on the final days before the start of this year’s draft and they’re checking in with most of the top prospects in the draft. Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson and others have visited with the Texans or will be visiting with the team in the coming days, making it…

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The McNabb trade, four years later

The relative solitude of Easter Sunday in 2010 was disrupted by a stunning bit of NFL news.  The Eagles traded franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Redskins. In return, the Eagles picked up a 2010 second-round pick and, ultimately, a fourth-round pick in 2011.  Philly fans feared several years of being pummeled twice per season…

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2014 NFL Draft visits/workouts

The following is an unofficial list of conducted or planned predraft meetings, visits and workouts as reported by various teams and media outlets. The list will be updated up until the draft, which will be conducted from May 8-10 in New York. Workouts are designated by a “W,” while visits are denoted with “V.” In…

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Kyle Rudolph says his foot is totally healed

Earlier this month, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph made an eye-catching comment when he said he puts himself on the same level as Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski when it comes to the best tight ends in the NFL. Rudolph made his argument by highlighting his ability as a blocker, but the top tier for…

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Teddy Bridgewater visiting with Vikings after weekend workout

While responding to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN about poor workouts by his client Teddy Bridgewater, agent Kennard McGuire said that the report was false because, in part, Bridgewater had only worked out for one team. McGuire also said that would change on Saturday when Bridgewater worked out for another team. Ian Rapoport…

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Report: Kevin Williams visiting Giants

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams is in search of a new team after 11 seasons spent playing for the Minnesota Vikings. His first free agent visit is with the New York Giants. According to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Williams traveled to New York and had dinner with Giants’ defensive line coach Robert Nunn Monday…

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Renovations begin for Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium

The Metrodome is no longer and the Minnesota Vikings will have a temporary home for the next two seasons while their new stadium is being constructed. TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota will host the team for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. With the Golden Gophers spring game now in…

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Monday morning one-liners

The latest mock draft in the Buffalo News has the Bills landing North Carolina TE Eric Ebron. April 13 was a big day in Dolphins history because it is when they completed a trade for coach Don Shula. Defensive tackle options for the Patriots beyond the first round. Could the Jets trade up if UCLA…

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Zimmer wants Peterson to prove he’s a leader, Peterson says he will

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has heard what his new coach has to say about leadership, and Peterson says he’s up to the task. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer said in an interview with 104.9 The Horn in Austin that he wanted to see how Peterson works before he’s ready to proclaim Peterson a team…

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Report: Vikings hosting Kurt Coleman

An occasional starter in the Philadelphia secondary is taking a free agent visit to another NFC club. Safety Kurt Coleman, who has started 29 games in four seasons with the Eagles, is meeting with the Vikings, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday night. The 25-year-old Coleman was a regular in the Eagles’ defensive backfield in…

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Adrian Peterson believes college athletes should be paid

More and more people believe college athletes should be paid.  A guy who would have made plenty of money in college agrees wholeheartedly. Peterson said during a Wednesday conference call with reporters that players “are the ones making these universities money.”  And he’s right. “Johnny Manziel made Texas A&M so much money,” Peterson said, via Ben Goessling…

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Vikings sign wide receiver Lestar Jean

The Vikings added a little more pass catching depth on Tuesday, announcing the signing of former Texans wide receiver Lestar Jean. The 26-year-old Jean appeared in 27 regular season games with Houston, catching 10 passes for 186 yards and one TD. He had received interest from Carolina and Miami in free agency. Jean (6-3, 202)…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Former Bills QB Frank Reich is headed to New York City to visit Jim Kelly. Offensive tackles are on the Dolphins’ draft radar. The Patriots are one of four teams with two quarterbacks on their roster. The Jets are scheduled to meet with LSU WR Odell Beckham. Ravens WR Torrey Smith and his wife welcomed…

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