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Teddy Bridgewater: We have high expectations, but a long way to go

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner was among the people impressed by the way that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater wound down his rookie season in Minnesota. Turner said Bridgewater was “much more decisive” in his final six starts last season and complimented the rookie for making gains while playing behind a shifting offensive line and without running…

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Tug of war could be emerging for Vikings headquarters

Next year, theĀ Vikings will have a new stadium next to the site of their old one. The next project could be a new team headquarters. For that, the Vikings could be moving to a new city. For 34 years, the facility known as Winter Park (named for team co-founder Max Winter, not because it’s always…

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Fred Smoot says “no one cares” about the gay players in NFL

As Michael Sam was trying to become the first openly gay player in the NFL, it was an open secret that he was not close to being theĀ first gay player in the NFL. While common sense might tell you that’s the case, former Washington and Minnesota cornerback Fred Smoot told us also yesterday. Smoot did…

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Trae Waynes finding “steep” learning curve in first season

We’ve seen plenty of rookies make immediate splashes at the NFL level in recent years, but some positions have generally led to easier transitions than others. Cornerback has not been one of those positions. Justin Gilbert, Dee Milliner, D.J. Hayden and Morris Claiborne all struggled as rookies after coming off the board early in the…

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Sunday morning one-liners

Cordy Glenn is ready to play wherever the Bills want him on the offensive line. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake has positive memories of his time in the CFL. Where does WR David Patten rank among the best Patriots of the Bill Belichick era? Jets DL Leonard Williams discusses his transition to the NFL. CB Lardarius…

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NFL considers temporarily moving L.A. team to 27,000-seat stadium

In the search for a temporary home for a future Los Angeles franchise, the NFL may go small. Really small. Among the stadiums under consideration if the NFL moves a team to Los Angeles next season is the StubHub Center in Carson, according to NFL.com. The StubHub Center, home of the L.A. Galaxy of Major…

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Friday morning one-liners

OL Cyrus Kouandjio has made progress in his second Bills offseason. The Dolphins have hired Myles Pistorius as their new general counsel. Five storylines to keep an eye on when the Patriots start training camp. Antonio Allen is back at safety for the Jets this season. WR Jeremy Butler did well at Ravens minicamp. Bengals…

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Vikings release Taylor Mays

When safety Taylor Mays signed with the Vikings as a free agent in March, the feeling was that rejoining former Bengals defensive coordinator and current Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer would put Mays in position to earn playing time in Minnesota. If Mays was in that position during the team’s offseason work, he failed to…

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Monday morning one-liners

Bills wide receivers are focused on cleaning up their route running. QB Ryan Tannehill likes his new receivers with the Dolphins. A collection of reactions from Patriots players about their Super Bowl rings. A look at what the addition of WR Brandon Marshall might mean for Eric Decker in the Jets’ 2015 offense. LB Arthur…

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Adrian Peterson’s wife would have preferred being closer to Oklahoma

Throughout the offseason Adrian Peterson ordeal, Paul Allen of KFAN (the “HE’S LOOSE!” voice of the Vikings) expressed his opinion that the apparent effort to get out of Minnesota originated with Peterson’s wife. While she hasn’t confirmed Allen’s suspicions clearly, Mrs. Peterson has admitted that she wanted a change of scenery. “I just would personally,…

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Sunday morning one-liners

C Eric Wood likes the variety of the new Bills offensive scheme. Jason Fox could wind up with a big role on the Dolphins offensive line. S Jordan Richards is happy to be done with Stanford and with the Patriots full time. Will Jets QB Geno Smith’s attitude and approach lead to better 2015 results?…

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Adrian Peterson moving past anger at Vikings, focused on football

For months, Adrian Peterson and people close to him have indicated that he was angry at the Vikings and wanted to move on from Minnesota. But that’s not what Peterson is saying now. Although Peterson’s father has said that Adrian thinks Vikings COO Kevin Warren worked with the NFL to keep Peterson off the field…

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Adrian Peterson not expected to play in preseason

Adrian Peterson hasn’t received a single carry in the preseason since 2011. Despite missing all but one game last season, that isn’t expected to change for Peterson this year. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he doesn’t anticipate giving Peterson work before the start…

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Zygi Wilf throws his team’s horned hat into the Super Bowl ring

From the moment running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Vikings, the team instantly became a contender for the coming season. And for good reason; 7-9 despite not having Peterson for 15 games in 2014, his mere presence could propel the team to enough additional wins to get back to the playoffs for the first…

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Norv Turner: Peterson “makes a total difference” to offense

The Vikings got a chance to see running back Adrian Peterson on the practice field this week for the first time since last September and they liked what they saw. As mentioned on Thursday, offensive coordinator Norv Turner said that Peterson was in great shape and looked like he “hasn’t missed a day” despite his…

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