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Football Extra Points:
After the NFL lockout, the CBA has shortened the lengths of mini-camps, OTA’s, training camp, and overall practices that coaches and players are allowed to participate in together. However, it also seems that every year more and more players are getting seriously injured in camp, as well as the preseason. Since the start of OTA’s, a total of 115 players have been injured and have missed time due to injury, and 13 of those players will miss the entire season. While the league and the NFLPA continue to propose and implement rules to protect players, more and more players get hurt in the preseason, and have had increasingly serious injuries. Now that the league and NFLPA are working on altering the amount of preseason and regular season games, it’s time to look into what the actual problem is.
The initial reason for the reform of training caps and the preseason was because of the death of Korey Stringer. Stringer was an offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings for...
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The Vikings officially have wrapped up camp and have 2 preseason games in the books. A few positions are pretty much locked up but we still have a handful of tight battles. With the 3rd and most important preseason game coming up we should get a few hints on who really has a legit shot of making the team.
Below is this weeks prediction of the 53 man roster, a few movers and shakers...
Imagine for a moment that each division in the National Football League put together an All-Star team with players within their respective division. Now imagine there was a tournament between the eight divisions in the league. How does the all-NFC North team stack up against the competition in 2013?
QB: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
RB: Adrian Peterson...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Sharrif Floyd's lingering knee trouble sent him to the operating room and out of the rest of the preseason for the Minnesota Vikings.
Floyd, taken in the first round in April's draft, had a "minor" procedure on his knee Monday, according to Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier. Frazier said he isn't likely to play again in the preseason but...
Wide receiver Randy Moss isn’t up for another comeback attempt. At his age, he sees the writing on the wall and is just comfortable where he is right now – behind a desk working for Fox as a studio analyst.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson has the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards under his belt, could he be angling for the Defensive Player of the Year award too?
Peterson proved to be nearly unstoppable on the offensive side of the ball on his way to winning the NFL MVP last season and he's set his goals even higher this season as he tries to break the single...
Although the Vikings seemed to be completely out of whack in the 2nd game of the preseason. We can always manage to find a bright spot when it comes to rookie of the week.
This week award goes to rookie punter Jeff Locke. Locke saw quite a bit of action on Friday night punting 7 times with 3 landing inside the 20 yard line and 1 boomer that went 61 yards.
While it isn’t ideal for...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is headed into his third year in the NFL.
If he is to be the guy that dictates the Vikings fortunes he has to emerge as a true talent this year.
In preseason play on Friday against the Buffalo Bills, he did very little to state his case.
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will make his preseason debut this week against the 49ers.
It sounds like the Vikings are happy to have Peterson playing this after their offense was embarrased by the Bills last week.
“Without Adrian Peterson in our scheme, it impacts our offense tremendously because he’s the focal point,” Frazier said, via the Star Tribune. “Yeah, it...
The Minnesota Vikings have released cornerback Jacob Lacey a week after his arthroscopic knee surgery.
After three seasons with Indianapolis and one with Detroit, Lacey signed with the Vikings. He had a legitimate chance to make the squad with veteran Antoine Winfield no longer on the team. But he was injured early in training camp and didn't play in any exhibition games.
Adrian Peterson will make his preseason debut for the Minnesota Vikings this week against the San Francisco 49ers.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his plan is to get the reigning NFL MVP some playing time after sitting Peterson during the first two exhibition games. Frazier would not elaborate on how much he will play his star running back.
Peterson's presence should be a...
Many of the Vikings’ starters will play into the third quarter Sunday night, giving defenders like Desmond Bishop and Xavier Rhodes a chance to state their case for a starting role.
Desmond Bishop is fighting for a starting position in the Vikings defense and getting his bearings back on the football field after a year away from playing in games.
The list of people supporting Johnny Manziel seems to grow by the day.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said the Texas A&M should be able to make money . Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wished Manziel could just be a normal 20-year-old.
The school's chancellor even defended Manziel and said "he's a good kid."
The school's athletic director, Eric...