Found August 14, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton underwent an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday and could miss the rest of the preseason. Felton, who played a major role as a lead blocker in running back Adrian Peterson's MVP season and was honored with his first Pro Bowl appearance, was at the team's walk-through Wednesday morning, but missed the afternoon practice. He left the team to undergo surgery and the team later announced he wouldn't travel for Friday's preseason game at Buffalo. Sources said Felton is expected to return in time for the regular-season opener at Detroit on Sept. 8. "Thanks for the well wishes everybody, I'll b fine, surgery went great and I'll b out there soon! SkolVikings," Felton wrote on his Twitter page Wednesday evening. Earlier, coach Leslie Frazier said defensive tackle Christian Ballard (personal reasons) and cornerback Jacob Lacey (knee surgery) will miss Friday's preseason game. Lacey had arthroscopic su...

Vikings' Felton has appendectomy

Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton will miss Friday's exhibition game against Buffalo, and perhaps the rest of the preseason, after having an emergency appendectomy. The Vikings announced the surgery Wednesday night, not long after holding their last practice of training camp at Minnesota State, Mankato. Felton was integral in Adrian Peterson's 2,000-yard...

Vikings like Stephen Burton's versatility at WR position

The biggest play of the Minnesota Vikings first preseason game was a 61-yard touchdown that brought undrafted rookie Zach Line immediate attention in his longshot attempt at a roster spot. Line broke the initial tackle on a short outlet pass from quarterback Matt Cassel. Yet, one of the most important aspects of the play for Minnesota's coaches was how Line was led down the...

Adrian Peterson likes when people accuse him of using PEDs

While some athletes get angry or defensive when accused of using performance enhancing drugs, Adrian Peterson takes it as a compliment (Credit: AP Photo) Last season, Adrian Peterson showed the world that there is a possibility he is super human. Less than a year after tearing his ACL and MCL, Peterson not only started all sixteen games but nearly broke the single season rushing...

Vikings will give No. 1s more run against Buffalo

In many ways, the action really begins for the Minnesota Vikings this week in Buffalo for the season's second preseason game. Last week at home, Minnesota held out several defensive starters and the starting offense played only two plays. This week, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the starters should play into the second quarter as he looks to get a better idea of the players...

VIDEO: Jeff Locke is a ‘hot buy’

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Fabric from old Metrodome roof to be sold duffel, shotgun shell bags

With the welcome demolition of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Mall of America Field) looming as the Minnesota Vikings embark on the assumed final season at the old, rickety stadium before the team plays a few seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus as it awaits the construction on its brand-spanking-new […]The post Fabric from old Metrodome roof to...

Adrian Peterson thinks NCAA should pay players

Adrian Peterson believes Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and other college football players should be able to get paid. As the NCAA continues to investigate if Manziel got paid to sign autographs and memorabilia for dealers, Peterson spoke out about the hypocrisy of the situation and if he believes amateur athletes should be allowed to profit off their name. I think so,...

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Donovan McNabb says Robert Griffin III is ‘getting brainwashed’ by Redskins

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Podcast: The Angry Corner Strikes Again, Donovan McNabb Edition

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Donovan McNabb Says Redskins Asked Him to Reach Out to RG3

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Adrian Peterson believes the Redskins should listen to RGIII

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told FOX Sports that he believes the Redskins should be listening to Robert Griffin III and allow him to play in the preseason.  Of course Peterson can relate after coming back from an ACL injury last season. “I think they need to listen to him,” said Peterson. He continued, ”You know our body and you know how you feel.  So if you feel...

Adrian Peterson Sides With Johnny Manziel, Says College Players Should Be Allowed to Profit From Autographs

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