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Minnesota Vikings rookie left tackle Matt Kalil is headed to Hawaii after all.
Kalil was added to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster Friday to replace Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams, who is injured.
Kalil was the fourth overall draft pick last April and immediately established himself as a top player at one of the game's most important positions. He helped pave the way for Adrian Peterson to rush for 2,000 yards and usually faced the opponent's top pass rusher as the protector for Christian Ponder's blind side.
He is the fourth Vikings rookie to make the Pro Bowl since 2007 and will join teammates Peterson, Jared Allen, Jerome Felton, Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph and Blair Walsh on this year's NFC team.
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Now that the 2012 season is over, the Minnesota Vikings and their fans have turned their attention to the 2013 NFL Draft. This week was the first step in that long process, as many college players are showcasing themselves (with shirts on, apparently, which will do them ABSOLUTELY no good, I promise you) for various NFL teams in hopes of being drafted at the Senior Bowl.
Hurray, everyone! The NFL Pro Bowl is here! That means we ... Get to ... Uh, crap, what does this mean ... We get to watch practice, pretty much? Dudes playing touch football? Rich people enjoying extravagance on a tropical island in the sunshine while we freeze our testicles to our Adam's Apples? I'm trying to remember why this is even a thing at all.
Oh, right. Cheerleaders...
The physical gifts that allowed Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to return better than ever from major knee surgery apparently run in the family.
Peterson, in Hawaii for his fifth Pro Bowl, told NFL.com that comparisons can't be made between his return from torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee and the recovery ahead for dynamic...
According to Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson plans on making a push for them to keep free agent RT Phil Loadholt the team next season.
“He’s just been improving each year,” said Peterson of Loadholt. “I’m going to keep my arms around him this offseason as well, just to make sure he’s staying on top of this game.”
Minnesota Vikings running back and social media star Adrian Peterson had an amazing regular season coming 9 yards short of breaking the record for most rushing yards in a season. Peterson is also having a tremendous offseason as he is one of the stars of ‘THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading”. The YouTube video...Read the Rest...
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured a rather hilarious video clip called "A Bad NFL Lip-Reading" and during a section of the video, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson got lib-dubbed to say this:
Well, one intrepid Minnesota Vikings fan attending the NFC Pro Bowl practice decided to bring an actual peanut with him for AP to sign:
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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Pro Bowl has become so diluted by player withdrawals, Super Bowl qualifiers and minimal effort that the NFL considered pulling the plug on it.
The future of the annual all-star game will be assessed again this spring, based partly on how Sunday's game turns out, and in the event of a cancellation it...
Chad Greenway’s nomination for the Byron “Whizzer” White Award might not seem like much, but the backstory on White shows its significance.
When it was discovered that Washington Redskins quarterback
Robert Griffin III sustained an injury similar to the one Minnesota Vikings
running back Adrian Peterson endured prior to his monster 2012 campaign, the
comparisons started pouring in. However, Peterson told reporters, including
Andy Fenelon of NFL.com, that it’s not fair to compare the injuries of the two