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Kirk Cousins says he’ll be as aggressive as the coaches tell him to be

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer wants quarterback Kirk Cousins to go for the jugular. Cousins perhaps would like to go for Zimmer’s jugular, eventually. On Wednesday, Zimmer said he wants Cousins to keep being aggressive, after Cousins said that he perhaps was too aggressive against the Packers. “I don’t really need to be more aggressive,” Cousins [more]

49ers expect Elijah Mitchell to play on Sunday

Running back Elijah Mitchell is expected to be back in the 49ers lineup for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Mitchell didn’t play last week after breaking his finger and having surgery to put a pin in it, but he was able to practice this week and drew a questionable tag on Friday. Multiple reports indicate [more]

49ers activate Dre Greenlaw, Dee Ford remains on IR

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said this week that he hoped to get linebacker Dre Greenlaw and defensive end Dee Ford back from injured reserve for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, but only half his wish was granted. Greenlaw was activated on Saturday afternoon, but Ford will remain out for at least one more game. [more]

NFL Week 12 injury report roundup: Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson questionable for Colts

Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Raiders, and Bills and it continues with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Elijah Mitchell questionable for 49ers-Vikings

The 49ers may have running back Elijah Mitchell back for the team’s Week 12 matchup against the Vikings. Mitchell was unable to play in last week’s win over the Jaguars with rib and finger ailments, but is now questionable for Sunday. He has rushed for 560 yards with three touchdowns this season, averaging 4.8 yards [more]

Vikings place Everson Griffen on non-football illness list

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen is taking leave while he addresses his mental health. The Vikings announced today that they have placed Griffen on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list, which means he will not be playing and will not be part of the active roster. On Wednesday Griffen had an alarming incident in which he posted [more]

D’Andre Swift considered day-to-day with shoulder injury

The Lions lost running back D'Andre Swift early in Thursday’s 16-14 loss to the Bears, but it doesn’t sound like it should be a long-term absence. Swift hurt his shoulder on a short run in the first quarter of the game and was called questionable to return after heading to the locker room. He was [more]

Vikings activate Josh Metellus off COVID-19 list

The Vikings will have one of their key special teams players back for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Minnesota has activated safety Josh Metellus off of the reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced on Friday. Metellus missed last week’s victory over the Packers while on the list. He was one of several players the Vikings have [more]

Everson Griffen leaves home, receiving “care he needs”

The Vikings released an update on defensive end Everson Griffen on Wednesday afternoon. Griffen refused to leave his residence after law enforcement responded to a 911 call he made about an intruder being inside his house. Griffen also posted pictures on social media of text messages to his agent asking for help and video of [more]

Vikings signing Tashawn Bower off Patriots’ practice squad

The Vikings are signing edge rusher Tashawn Bower off the Patriots’ practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. He adds depth to the team’s depleted defensive line. Bower returns to the Vikings, where he spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons and part of 2019. Minnesota signed him as a rookie free agent in 2017 [more]

49ers hope to have Dee Ford, Dre Greenlaw this weekend

The 49ers hope to have a couple of defensive reinforcements for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said at his Wednesday press conference that he hopes edge rusher Dee Ford and linebacker Dre Greenlaw will rejoin the lineup for the home game. Ford went on injured reserve with a back injury [more]

Aaron Rodgers: I have a fractured toe, not COVID toe

Consider the mystery of Aaron Rodgers‘ toe injury solved. In his Wednesday Zoom press conference, Rodgers told reporters that he was, in fact, just joking during his Tuesday appearance on the Pat McAfee Show when he said he had “COVID toe.” “I mentioned yesterday that it’s worse than turf toe and it must be a [more]

Andre Johnson, DeMarcus Ware among Hall of Fame semifinalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern era players who are semifinalists for election to the Hall in 2022. The group includes seven players who are eligible for the Hall for the first time. That group is highlighted by wide receiver Andre Johnson and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware. It also includes wide [more]

Police working to resolve situation with Everson Griffen

The Minnetrista Police Department has issued an update on the ongoing situation at Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen‘s home on Wednesday morning. In a statement, via Lou Raguse of KARE, the department says it responded, along with other local law enforcement agencies, to a 911 call that Griffen made early on Wednesday. Griffen told dispatchers [more]

Vikings: Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson Griffen and his family

The Vikings have issued a statement on defensive end Everson Griffen, who posted a video and screenshots of text messages to social media that alleged someone was attempting to kill him early Wednesday morning. “Vikings representatives and the team’s mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen’s home since early this morning and are [more]

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