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Justin Jefferson: Being the fifth receiver drafted was disrespectful

Justin Jefferson was the best rookie receiver in the NFL this season. The Vikings receiver totaled 1,400 receiving yards, an all-time rookie record and 465 more than the next closest rookie’s total. That isn’t what Jefferson was seeking, though. “I wanted to be the best receiver I can be,” Jefferson told Steve Wyche and Jim [more]

Vikings’ offensive coordinator position remains in flux

Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak is expected to retire. But he hasn’t yet. Which means that the Vikings aren’t looking for a new offensive coordinator, at a time when competent offensive coordinators are being hired elsewhere. It’s believed that, if Kubiak leaves, the Vikings will promote someone from within. The top internal candidate is believed [more]

Adrian Peterson is ordered to pay nearly $8.3 million in loan default case

Lions running back Adrian Peterson has made plenty of money. He currently owes plenty of money. Via Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com, a court has ordered to pay almost $8.3 million to a Pennsylvania loan company. Peterson defaulted on a loan in 2016. Peterson initially owed $5.2 million, plus interest. He failed to repay the money by [more]

George Paton gets protection against ownership turmoil

The short- and long-term future of the Broncos franchise remains in a state of flux. New General Manager George Paton, however, won’t be fluxed out of significant compensation if he ends up out of a job. It’s a six-year contract for Paton, and it makes a ton of sense. No one knows whether the Broncos [more]

Broncos hire George Paton as new general manager

The Broncos have found their new GM. George Paton and the Broncos have agreed to terms on a deal that makes Paton Denver’s general manager, according to multiple reports. The Denver GM job opened up when John Elway stepped aside from day-to-day personnel work, although Elway will continue to oversee the Broncos’ front office. Paton [more]

George Paton interviewing with Broncos for second time

The Broncos General Manager search is moving to another stage on Tuesday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton is flying to Denver for a second interview with the team. He had his first interview with the team late last week. Paton is the first candidate to get a second interview [more]

Texans to interview Leslie Frazier

The Bills have performed well enough this year to get both coordinators consideration for head-coaching jobs. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, former Vikings coach and current Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will be interviewed by the Texans for their current head-coaching vacancy. Frazier, 61, became interim head coach of the Vikings after [more]

Saints will sign Blair Walsh to practice squad

The Saints brought kicker Blair Walsh in for a visit over the weekend and he’ll be hanging around New Orleans for a while. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Saints are signing Walsh to their practice squad. Long snapper John Denney was also in for a visit, but there’s no word if he’ll [more]

Jets secure 23rd overall pick with Seahawks loss

The Wild Card round is over and six more spots in the draft order have been secured as a result. One of those spots goes to a team that didn’t play a snap over the weekend. The Jets now know that they will have the 23rd overall pick as a result of the trade that [more]

Saints continue courtship with Blair Walsh

The Saints have been flirting lately with a guy who knows a thing or two about kicking in the postseason. More accurately, about missing kicks in the postseason. After giving both Blair Walsh and Chandler Catanzaro tryouts on January 1, the Saints had a Saturday visit with Walsh. Likewise, long snapper John Denney had a [more]

Dom Capers out in Minnesota

Longtime NFL coach Dom Capers will have to go somewhere else if he wants to keep his coaching career going. Capers, who had been the Vikings’ senior defensive assistant, will not be back in 2021, the team announced today. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the 2020 Vikings’ defense was the worst he ever coached, [more]

Full vote totals for 2020 NFL All-Pro team

The Associated Press revealed the 2020 NFL All-Pro team on Friday and it included a pair of unanimous selections. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald were both named by all 50 voters. The full voting totals have now been released and the choices at several other positions were nearly as [more]

Champ Kelly, George Paton to interview with Broncos Friday

The Broncos will kick off their General Manager search with a pair of interviews on Friday. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton will meet with the team. They are part of a group of five candidates who have been identified as [more]

Everson Griffen appears interested in returning to Vikings

It looks like defensive end Everson Griffen is angling for a return to the Vikings. Griffen spent 10 years with the Vikings before signing a one-year deal with the Cowboys as a free agent last offseason. Griffen was traded to the Lions during the season and is now set for free agency. In recent days, [more]

Brad Holmes, George Paton interview for Lions G.M. job

The Lions announced the completion of a pair of interviews for their General Manager position. The team spoke with Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes and Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton. The Lions created the opening when they fired Bob Quinn in November. Holmes has also interviewed with the Falcons this week. Paton’s name [more]

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