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Report: Vikings seventh-rounder Austin Cutting cleared to play in NFL

Long snapper Austin Cutting is the lone 2019 seventh-round pick without a contract, but the delay in signing with the team hasn’t been due to a dispute over the size of the deal. Cutting attended the Air Force Academy and associate athletic director for communications Troy Garnhart said in May that there were ongoing discussions [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

NFL suspends Roc Thomas three games

The NFL has suspended Vikings running back Roc Thomas for three games for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. He is allowed to participate in training camp and the preseason. Thomas admitted to felony marijuana possession in May but was sentenced to probation, with the charge dismissed if he completes conditions of the probationary [more]

Vikings have a pair of receivers in the Madden-rated 90s

The Vikings’ starting quarterback may be lurking in the low 80s, but their top two receivers are among the best in the league, according to the exclusively-licensed NFL video game. The folks at Madden have made Adam Thielen a 94 and Stefon Diggs a 93 in the new version of the game. Both players are [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Marquez Valdes-Scantling working out with Randy Moss

The Packers used to struggle for ways to stop Randy Moss when he was a receiver for the Vikings, but Moss may wind up helping the team out this year. Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling‘s offseason work got a rave review from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and part of the reason may be because of who the [more]

Could Kevin Warren be the NFL’s next Commissioner?

Vikings COO Kevin Warren soon will become the Commissioner of the Big 10. In a profile of Warren, Daniel Kaplan of TheAthethic.com raises this question: Could Warren be the next Commissioner of the NFL? Kaplan, citing unnamed sources with “close ties to the NFL,” writes that those persons view Warren as a “future Commisioner,” and [more]

PFT 2019 storyline No. 14: Will Kirk Cousins be something more than a .500 quarterback?

Kirk Cousins, despite periodic bouts of Michael Scottishness on social media, has found true self-awareness when it comes to assessing his football fortunes. “I’m pretty much a .500 quarterback in my career so far and I don’t think that’s where you want to be and that’s not why you are brought in or people are [more]

NFLN will televise Kyler Murray’s debut, live

If Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will indeed be the NFL’s next big thing, we’ll all get our first big glimpse of him on the NFL’s in-house TV channel. The league announced on Tuesday that 13 preseason games will be broadcast live on NFL Network. The process begins on Thursday, August 8, with a Week One [more]

Tony Romo favored to repeat in American Century Championship

Tony Romo hasn’t made a PGA Tour cut, but the fact that he has played in two PGA Tour events this year makes him the favorite to repeat in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe this week. Caesars Sportsbook lists Romo with 5-2 odds with former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder at [more]

Players who ran in “40 Yards of Gold” still waiting for their money

NFL players who participated in a 40-yard dash tournament last weekend are still waiting to get paid. Vikings receiver Jeff Badet‘s agent, Will Sarubbi, told Sports Business Daily that Badet still hasn’t received the $25,000 he was promised. “The contract was explicitly clear,” Sarubbi said. “Jeff was an independent contractor who was promised $25,000 upon [more]

Kyle Rudolph explains the Vikings’ recent struggles in prime time

During last year’s 8-7-1 season, the Vikings lost prime-time games against the Rams, the Saints, the Bears, and the Seahawks. This year, the Vikings have five more night games on the schedule. So why do they suddenly struggle under the lights? “I think it’s just because when you play in prime time everything’s magnified,” tight [more]

Kyle Rudolph raves about Garrett Bradbury

The Vikings have plenty of quality veterans on the roster. But it’s a new player who caught the attention of offensive captain Kyle Rudolph during offseason workouts. Asked during a Wednesday visit to #PFTPM to identify a teammate whose performance stood out during the offseason program, the ninth-year tight end went with a first-year player, [more]

Kyle Rudolph joins Wednesday’s #PFTPM

Three days, three editions of #PFTPM. (I’ve got to do something during my forced PFT Live vacation.) Monday’s episode had Steelers running back James Conner. Wednesday’s includes a return visit from Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph. The interview, along with the rest of the show, appears below. You’ll hear Rudolph talk about what went wrong [more]

Bears will wear a revised uniform for half of their home games

When the Bears host the Packers to commence the 100th season in team and league history, the Bears will be wearing their usual uniforms. For four of the remaining seven home games, they won’t be. The Bears have announced the uniform configurations for their 2019 home games, and in half of the games they’ll be [more]

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