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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman doesn't travel as much for in-season college visits as he has in the past, having turned over some of those responsibilities to assistant general manager George Paton.
Spielman has made a few changes to his schedule in the 10-plus months since he was given the position of general manager. One of those was cutting out mid-week trips to scout Thursday or Friday night college games, with Paton taking those trips now. Spielman says he designates Thursdays and Fridays as "college days," instead analyzing game film in his office before making trips for Saturday games.
"What I did, that enabled me to stay in the office more, like I said, to be closer with the team, to be there with coach Frazier, to handle a lot of the other deals that come with this job besides just personnel," Spielman said this week with Minnesota (6-4) on its bye week.
Pulling back even a little bit is a big concession for Spie...
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Christian Ponder is in the middle of his second season, and all the ups and downs one can handle. The product of Florida State University showed flashes in his rookie year, but in his second, he’s made the leap to leader of the offense.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Chris Kluwe is out supporting another cause, but this one hits a bit closer to home for the outspoken Minnesota Vikings punter.
Kluwe has written an open letter to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee, which was posted on Deadspin.com, and admonished voters for continually ignoring former Raiders punter Ray Guy, considered by many the best-ever...
Entering the 2012 season, not only was Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson coming off a devastating knee injury, but his career arc before he blew out the ACL and MCL in his left knee appeared to be heading downward.Peterson led the league in rushing in his second season (2008) with 1,760 yards. He has not surpassed 1,383 yards in a season since then; in fact, his season rushing totals...
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Several Detroit Lions were upset about what they felt were cheap shots in last week's game against the Vikings, and the NFL apparently agreed, fining Minnesota linebacker Jasper Brinkley and safety Mistral Raymond this week.
Brinkley was fined 21,000 and Raymond 7,875 for hits that came three plays apart during Minnesota's 34-24 win. The Lions were also...
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A top state official overseeing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium said Friday she expects personal seat licenses to be priced in line with fees charged at the Twins' Target Field and the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium -- if the team pursues the fees to help pay its share of the 975 million construction cost.
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