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Adrian Peterson: Drew Brees isn’t racist, but he should see things from our view

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on Drew Brees‘ national anthem stance. Even President Donald Trump has weighed in on Twitter. The controversy surrounding the Saints quarterback has become the biggest story in the NFL. So naturally, Washington running back Adrian Peterson was asked his opinion while helping families in need in Houston on Friday. [more]

Vikings players distribute food, water, essential goods in Minneapolis Friday

A number of Vikings players attended George Floyd’s memorial service in Minneapolis on Thursday and many of those players were back in the community on Friday to assist in getting food, water and other essential goods to those in need. Tight end Kyle Rudolph helped to organize the event, which saw more than 100 people [more]

Alexander Mattison: “The time is now for change”

The group of Vikings players who attended Thursday’s memorial for George Floyd included running back Alexander Mattison. After the event, Mattison explained the experience to Vikings.com. “That was definitely one powerful atmosphere,” Mattison told Eric Smith. “It was like no other that I’ve felt in my life, the power that I felt in that room. [more]

Vikings players in attendance at George Floyd memorial service

A memorial service for George Floyd is taking place in Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon and members of the Vikings are among those mourning his death. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that running back Alexander Mattison and tight end Kyle Rudolph organized the group of about a dozen players who are in attendance. The Vikings canceled [more]

Seahawks, Cardinals cancel team meetings for George Floyd memorial

Several teams have canceled the virtual team meetings for Thursday in honor of the George Floyd memorial. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports the Seahawks are one of those teams allowing players time off to watch the memorial. Running back Kenyan Drake tweeted the Cardinals are doing the same. “Cardinals have granted us the day off [more]

Mike Zimmer: Peaceful protests can help bring change, and we need change

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer issued a statement Tuesday, addressing George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on May 25 that set off racial unrest around the nation. “I want to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd as well as the entire community for his senseless death,” Zimmer wrote. “Peaceful protests can [more]

The Simms top 40 QB ranking, No. 29: Teddy Bridgewater

Four years ago, some believed Teddy Bridgewater would enjoy a breakout season in his third year in the NFL. Then came a horrific non-contact knee injury during a late-August practice, and Bridgewater’s career was derailed. For multiple years. He missed all of 2016 and barely played in 2017. He spent 2018 mostly on the bench [more]

Eric Kendricks to NFL: “Your statement said nothing”

Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks wants more from the NFL. Or at least something. Kendricks vented his frustrations on social media Tuesday, putting very little stock in the league’s statement from Saturday which included kind words but few specifics. “.@NFL what actual steps are you taking to support the fight for justice and system reform?” he [more]

Minnesota-native Billy Turner saddened, but not surprised

Packers guard Billy Turner grew up outside Minneapolis, and he’s been there since January. And while he’s saddened and angry about the killing of George Floyd near his own home, he’s unable to register shock. Turner told Matt Schneidman of TheAthletic.com he simply can’t ignore the series of events that began long before Floyd’s death [more]

The Simms top 40 QB countdown No. 32: Case Keenum

The Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown continued Monday on PFT Live, and there’s at least one backup who has made it among what should be the spots reserved for starters. Veteran Case Keenum comes in at No. 32. A journeyman in the truest sense, Keenum is now with his fifth team in five seasons, [more]

NFL responds to Joe Lockhart’s column on Colin Kaepernick

Former NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart has written a column in which he admits that a team should have signed Colin Kaepernick in 2017 and urging the Vikings to do so now. Current NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has provided this statement to PFT in response to a request for comment. “Colin is a free agent,” McCarthy [more]

Former NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart: Vikings should sign Colin Kaepernick

Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart served as the NFL’s primary spokesperson during the anthem controversy in 2017. He has become the first current or former league executive to make a clear, candid statement about the league’s approach to free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Lockhart, in a column posted at CNN.com, argues that the Vikings [more]

Kirk Cousins: “My heart breaks for our city”

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has issued a statement regarding the recent unrest in Minneapolis. “My heart breaks for our city, but especially for my African American brothers and sisters, who I know feel this on a level I can’t possibly understand,” Cousins said on social media. “Please know I am with you. WE must do [more]

Mike Zimmer: Stefon Diggs wasn’t a pain in the butt

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said earlier this month that the team didn’t intend to trade wide receiver Stefon Diggs this offseason, but that the offer from the Bills was too good for them to pass up. Head coach Mike Zimmer sent the same message during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show¬†this week. Zimmer [more]

Vikings are “deeply saddened” by the murder of George Floyd

On Monday night, Minneapolis police officers murdered a man named George Floyd. And, yes, they murdered him. Some may object to the characterization given the blunt, hard candor of the term, but there’s no other way that any fair-minded person can view the video of a police officer consistently and persistently burying his knee into [more]

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