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Trial run of possible onside kick replacement ends in Kirk Cousins interception

With the success rates of onside kicks plummeting, the NFL debuted a trial run of a possible alternative in the Pro Bowl on Sunday afternoon. Instead of an onside kick, an offense would have the chance to convert a fourth-and-15 from their own 25-yard line in an attempt to keep possession. With the NFC trailing [more]

Report: George Paton “wasn’t entirely comfortable” with Browns G.M. job

It’s critical that the 2020 Browns consist of a power structure that resides at all times on the same page. That apparently wouldn’t have happened if Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton had taken the G.M. job there. Via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Paton removed his name from consideration for the Browns G.M. job because [more]

George Paton out of running for Browns G.M.

Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton looked like the frontrunner to be named the Browns General Manager early this week, but it appears Cleveland will be going in a different direction. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Paton has pulled out of consideration for the job. The news comes two days after Paton was [more]

Report: Browns add Drew Petzing to coaching staff

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski worked with Drew Petzing in Minnesota last year and he’ll work with him again in Cleveland this year. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns are hiring Petzing to their staff. The news comes shortly after word broke that Petzing would not remain on the Vikings’ staff for [more]

Report: Cowboys hiring George Edwards

When Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy had the same job with the Packers, he tangled often with Vikings teams that had George Edwards on their coaching staff as the defensive coordinator. McCarthy and Edwards are set to be on the same side this season, however. Edwards interviewed for a job with the team this week [more]

Wide receivers coach Drew Petzing not returning for Vikings in 2020

The Minnesota Vikings are parting ways with wide receivers coach Drew Petzing, according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Petzing has spent six seasons with the Vikings after initially joining the franchise when Norv Turner was named offensive coordinator for the 2014 season. Though Turner only spent parts of three seasons in the offensive [more]

Kirk Cousins: If you keep doing your part, you get more opportunities

After the Vikings lost to the 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs, quarterback Kirk Cousins said that the fact that he has one year left on his contract was “just not my focus right now.” Cousins signed a three-year deal with the Vikings before the 2018 season and the $29 million salary he’s [more]

Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

The Vikings didn’t have to go far to find their new offensive coordinator. Gary Kubiak, who spent last season as the Vikings’ assistant head coach and offensive advisor, will now get the offensive coordinator title, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 58-year-old Kubiak is the former head coach of the Texans and Broncos, [more]

Cowboys could reunite with George Edwards

The Cowboys are interviewing former Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards for a spot on their staff, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. It’s unclear what position Edwards interviewed for as the Cowboys have hired coaches for every position group on defense. Edwards was the Cowboys’ linebackers coach from 1998-2001 in his first NFL coaching job. He [more]

George Paton wraps up second interview with Browns

George Paton completed his second interview with the Browns and headed back to Minnesota, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports. The sides will take time to see if it’s a fit. The Vikings’ assistant General Manager appears the favorite for the Browns’ General Manager job, though. Paton spent 13 years with new Browns coach Kevin [more]

Dalvin Cook isn’t clamoring for a second contract, yet

For the Vikings, several key figures enter the final year of their contracts, from coach Mike Zimmer to G.M. Rick Spielman to quarterback Kirk Cousins to running back Dalvin Cook. Some Wednesday comments from Cook are being characterized as a reflection that he wants his second contract now. It’s possible, however, that’s definitely not what [more]

Vikings sign former CFL receiver Bralon Addison

The Vikings announced they signed receiver Bralon Addison to a futures deal. Addison spent the past two seasons playing for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the Canadian Football League. He earned CFL East Division All-Star honors in 2019 by catching 95 passes for 1,236 yards and seven touchdowns. Addison also ran for 218 yards and [more]

Four more Vikings head to the Pro Bowl

Pro Bowl snubs mean little because players who should have been named to the initial team quite often make it. Case in point: Kirk Cousins, who had the best season of his career, should have been a Pro Bowler from the get-go. He now is. Cousins is one of four more Vikings players who are [more]

Vikings fullback C.J. Ham heading to Pro Bowl

Vikings fullback C.J. Ham is heading to the Pro Bowl. Via Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Ham is replacing 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk in the all-star game. Ham played a key role in the Vikings running game this year, which ranked sixth in the league. He played a career-high 359 snaps this season, [more]

Browns to meet with George Paton again this week

The Browns have hired their latest coach, and they could soon be hiring their latest General Manager. Updated her earlier report that placed Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton firmly in the mix for the job in Cleveland, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns will meet with Paton for a second time later [more]

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