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Ryan Kerrigan has full practice; Adrian Peterson DNP

Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (elbow) returned to a full practice Tuesday after the team estimated him as limited Monday. Running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) remained out but said earlier Tuesday he expects to play Thursday night against his former team. Besides Kerrigan, the only other change to the team’s report was receiver Steven Sims (toe) [more]

Mike Zimmer: Adam Thielen is improving fast

The Vikings practiced without wide receiver Adam Thielen on Tuesday due to the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday’s win over the Lions, but head coach Mike Zimmer isn’t ruling him out Thursday’s game against Washington. Zimmer told reporters on Tuesday that Thielen is “improving fast” and therefore has a chance to play as the [more]

Vikings release Marcus Sherels

The Vikings will be looking for a new punt returner. The team announced the release of Marcus Sherels Tuesday. Sherels was inactive last week, with cornerback Mike Hughes filling in on punts. The longtime Viking (123 games from 2010-19) signed with the Saints this offseason, but was released there and came back to the Vikings [more]

Case Keenum on facing Vikings: I’ve been a lot of places

The last time Case Keenum was involved in a game in Minnesota, he threw the pass that became the Minnesota Miracle when Vikings wideout Stefon Diggs caught it and ran for a touchdown with no time left in a divisional round game against the Saints. Keenum will be back in Minnesota on Thursday night to [more]

Adrian Peterson says he should be “ready to go” Thursday night

Washington running back Adrian Peterson said his ankle is much improved from Monday, and he expects to play Thursday night. “Night and day from yesterday,” Peterson told Tom Pelissero of the NFL on Tuesday. “I should [be] ready to go.” Peterson no doubt wants to play against his former team. The Vikings made him the [more]

Adrian Peterson had MRI on ankle

Washington running back Adrian Peterson popped up on the injury report yesterday, and apparently popped into a doctor’s office as well. According to Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, the veteran running back had an MRI on his injured right ankle. He suffered the injury during the third quarter of the team’s loss to the 49ers. [more]

The MVP race remains wide open

Not long ago, the candidates for the 2019 NFL MVP award consisted of Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. Now, Mahomes’ injury could make his own chance at winning the award a much more difficult proposition. So with seven weeks in the bag, let’s look at the candidates as of right now. [more]

Case Keenum, Adrian Peterson are on Washington’s injury report

Washington didn’t practice Monday, less than 24 hours after a 9-0 loss to the 49ers, but the team still had to produce an injury report. Washington listed both quarterback Case Keenum and running back Adrian Peterson on its injury report. The team estimated Keenum a full participant with right shoulder and foot injuries, while Peterson’s [more]

Adam Thielen listed as non-participant in Monday’s practice

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen expressed optimism about playing against Washington on Thursday night, but that was doused a short time later by word that the Vikings did not share that outlook about his injured hamstring. Monday brought the first injury report of the week and it did not land on the optimistic side of [more]

Kirk Cousins makes very specific history (but still history)

Three weeks ago, the biggest question regarding Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins related to how the team would escape a fully-guaranteed contract that runs through the 2020 season. Today, the biggest question is whether Cousins can keep the best stretch of his career going. On Sunday, Cousins became the first quarterback in league history to throw [more]

Washington not ready to turn to Dwayne Haskins

Neither rain, nor defeat, nor gloom of 2019 will stay Dwayne Haskins from the not-swift-enough completion of his appointed rounds on the bench. Even after Case Keenum threw for 77 whole yards against the 49ers Sunday, Washington interim coach Bill Callahan made it clear he wasn’t ready to go to his first round pick as [more]

Marvin Jones: Four TD game something to look at when I’m old

Sunday wasn’t a great day for the Lions, but it was a good day for wide receiver Marvin Jones. Jones became the first Lion to catch four touchdown passes in a game since 1950 and he became the third player in NFL history — Jerry Rice and Sterling Sharpe are the others — to catch [more]

Full Week Seven recap from the FNIA crew

As the dust begins to settle on a Sunday of NFL action, most of the Football Night in America crew assembles at the big desk for an extended discussion regarding the day that was. For Week Seven, Mike Tirico, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, and yours truly tore through a variety of topics and then concluded [more]

Dalvin Cook takes rushing lead with Christian McCaffrey on his bye

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has taken over the NFL’s rushing lead. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been the rushing leader for most of this season, but while McCaffrey was on his bye this week, Cook ran for 142 yards against the Lions. Cook now has 725 yards through seven weeks, most in the [more]

Vikings fear Adam Thielen is week-to-week with hamstring injury

After Sunday’s win over the Lions in Detroit, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen expressed optimism that he’ll be ready to play on Thursday night. The Vikings do not share that optimism. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the team fears that Thielen’s status is more week-to-week than day-to-day. Monday’s MRI will provide much more [more]

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