Posted February 01, 2013 on
The Vikings could be in the market for a middle linebacker if they don’t come to terms with Jasper Brinkley, and there was a run-stuffing linebacker looking pro-ready at the Senior Bowl. Nico Johnson talked about his experience, the perceived limitations on him, and his NFL idol.

Adrian Peterson sets goals even higher

Anyone who anticipated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to rush for over 2,000 yards in his comeback year would have been called crazy. Now, Peterson is setting his goals even higher for the 2013 NFL season. While appearing on the Dan Patrick Show, Peterson said that he’s set a goal for 2013 that would represent two seasons for most running backs. “I set the...

Peterson broke through QB bias on way to MVP

Before winning the NFL MVP award Saturday night, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spent two weeks making the rounds with TV and radio outlets that wanted to get the 2,000-yard rusher on air. The media blitz started last week in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl and continued this week in New Orleans, site of Saturday night's NFL awards ceremony. Inevitably, the discussion...

Jared Allen undergoes shoulder surgery

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.  The good news is that he’s expected to be good to go for training camp. It wasn’t immediately clear when Allen would be fully cleared. He usually doesn’t participate in any voluntary workouts anyway, rejoining his teammates for the mandatory minicamp...

Brett Favre to join NFL Network's GameDay Morning for the Super Bowl

The NFL announced on Wednesday that three-time MVP Brett Favre would be joining the NFL Network's NFL GameDay Morning prior to this Sunday's Super Bowl. Details of the announcement are as follows: "Twenty-year NFL veteran and three-time league MVP, Brett Favre will join NFL Network’s 8.5-hour edition of NFL GameDay Morning (Sunday, 9:00 AM ET) live from the...

Carter wants 2013 Hall class to induct receiver

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Former Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter has always been outspoken and as he has fallen short of induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame the past few years, he's shared his opinion on the process. Few doubt Carter's impact as one of the top wide receivers of his generation. He ranks fourth in NFL history with 1,101 catches and fourth with 130...

Jared Allen Underwent Shoulder Surgery

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen had surgery to fix a torn shoulder labrum on Thursday.Fantasy Spin:Allen played through the injury all season and his stats suffered because of it (12 sacks in 2012 compared to 22 the year before). With a healthy shoulder, Allen should be able to return to the form that made him one of the league's most dominant defenders in 2011.

Peyton Manning's comeback wins AP award

Peyton Manning's stunning return from four neck surgeries has netted him The Associated Press 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. The four-time league MVP guided the Broncos to the AFC's best record, 13-3, in his first season in Denver. Before sitting out 2011, Manning had never missed a start in his first 13 seasons with Indianapolis. Manning received 31 1-2 votes...

Big Names: CBS Has No Plans to Address Marino Controversy (Also: Brett Favre, Billy Hunter)

CBS NFL analyst Dan Marino is not expected to address his recent controversy during Sunday’s Super Bowl telecast. In other news, Brett Favre will join NFL Network’s Super Bowl coverage on Sunday, and NBPA leader [...]
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