Found June 25, 2012 on Players View:

The Viking’s training staff has tempered their expectations for Adrian Peterson’s return to the playing field after a destructive MCL/ACL injury.

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Adrian Peterson To Be Limited Early in Season?

It is believed that running back Adrian Peterson will see a limited workload early in the season if ready to go for Week 1, according to Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities. Fantasy Spin: So Toby Gerhart appears likely to handle the bulk of the backfield duties early on while Peterson works his way back from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL. Gerhart is a must-have handcuff for...

There’s “A Very Good Chance” Peterson is ready for week one

There’s been a lot of news out of Minnesota this offseason. First was that Adrian Peterson said he would be ready for the 2012 season opener, while optimistic, it didn’t seem likely. Peterson suffered an ACL tear towards the end of last season, and his optimism about a week one return was glowing. Analysts for several networks said that it would be highly unlikely for such...

Frazier expects Peterson to return for regular-season opener

Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson promised from the time he tore his ACL in Washington on Christmas Eve that he'd be back in uniform for the start of the 2012 season. Coach Leslie Frazier was a skeptic initially, but the third-year coach sounds as if he's come around to his All-Pro running back's way of thinking. "I don't know if we'll put him...

Antoine Winfield says he’s 100 percent healthy

Getty Images Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield recently spoke with the St. Paul Pioneer-Press and told them that he’s 100 percent healthy and ready to go for the 2012 season. “I’m 100 percent,” said Winfield.  ”I think I was cleared the end of March. The last couple of months I’m running around, getting into shape and getting ready for training camp.” Even...

Report: Former Vikings GM still profiting from Metrodome

When the Minnesota Vikings move from the Metrodome to a new stadium in 2016, it will end a sweet - and unusual -- deal that has brought former Vikings general manager Mike Lynn millions of dollars over the past 30 years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. During the early stages of his 15-year stay with the Vikings as their general manager, Lynn negotiated a contract that gave...

2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off on Trevor Guyton

Welcome to the final edition of Purple Jesus Diaries' 2012 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off where we cover all items related to the 2012 NFL Draft as pertains to the Minnesota Vikings. At this point in the year, we will continue reviewing this crop of draft picks. We've already looked at Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith, Josh Robinson, Jarius Wright, Rhett Ellison, Greg Childs...

Griffen to get shot with linebacker corps

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has shared his displeasure with the team's depth at linebacker, making a point of stating it's one position that needs work before the season begins on Sept. 9. Frazier has been hoping to get more out of the current group on the roster and hasn't been afraid to say the team is always looking at what's available...

Jacksonville Jaguars roster: making a push to land Vikings WR Percy Harvin

It's a long shot, but Percy Harvin in teal would look pretty nice, wouldn't it? The former Florida Gator said recently he wants to be traded from the Minnesota Vikings because of being unhappy by a number of factors. Currently, the Jaguars top three wide receivers are Justin Blackmon, Laurent Robinson, and Mike Thomas/Cecil Shorts/Lee Evans. With the Jaguars running more...

Mini Camp Highlights in SLOOOW MOOOTION!

The Minnesota Vikings wrapped up their mini camp this last week. That was probably the last bit of NFL action that you'll see up until FIVE SUNDAYS FROM NOW when the Hall of Fame preseason game is played. Five Sundays only, can you believe that? I am excite.Regardless, to get us through these doldrums of summer where you have to spend time with your family and Sunday television...

Sunday Morning NFL Quick-Hits

Every Sunday morning our NFL columnist Anthony Stalter will provide his “quick-hits” from around the league. You can follow him on Twitter @AnthonyStalter. + Leslie Frazier says Percy Harvin won’t necessarily receive more touches in 2012 than he did in 2011 when he got his hands on the ball on 139 of his 621 snaps. “(His) snaps may go up,” Frazier said in a Friday radio...

Brett Favre: ‘I really don’t care’ about ‘bounty’

Everybody else has weighed in the New Orleans Saints‘ “bounty” scandal, so why not Brett Favre. The retired quarterback sat down with NFL Network’s Deion Sanders on Friday, and said he hasn’t given much thought to being targeted as quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings in the 2010 NFC Championship Game against New Orleans. “People ask me about it at home, because...
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