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Speaking from his Football Camp at the University of St. Thomas, six-time Pro Bowler Kevin Williams said he approached the Vikings this offseason about a contract extension and is unsure whether the team was receptive to the talk, Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports. Williams, who turns 32 in August, is due $7 million in the final year of his current deal and has a two-year option for 2013-14 worth a reported $16.76 million. The Vikings could pick up the option, re-sign him to a new deal or let him enter free agency and finish his career elsewhere. "They might not feel the same way," said Williams, who enters his 10th season. "We have a lot of things to take care of between now and then. My main thing is to have a good year and whatever happens after that happens after that." Williams can add to his worth, looking to build off his five-sack performance in the final seven games of 2011 -- a surge that began after pain from plantar fasciitis started to subside, he said. In 2010, Williams played through knee pain that required arthroscopic surgery in the offseason. "I think I've done enough and proven myself enough in this league where -- it's like your mom tells you when you're little, if she don't like you enough, another one will," Williams said. "As long as I go out and demonstrate my abilities and play at a high level, my legacy will write itself. I just try to put it on the field." Source: The Redzone
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According to Jeremy Fowler of St. Paul Pioneer Press, defensive tackle Kevin Williams told him that he’s approached the Minnesota Vikings about a contract extension.
Williams is slated to make $7 million in 2012, which is the final year of his current deal. He also has an option that would pay him $16.76 for 2013-2014 seasons.
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Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson says that second-year quarterback Christian Ponder is playing a lot better than he did as a rookie last season.
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Head coach Leslie Frazier reiterated that Minnesota will take things slow with franchise running back Adrian Peterson, according to the USA Today. Frazier said, "He's so valuable to our organization that we have to be smart. We'll tread lightly as far as Week 1 and how much he'll contribute on the field. Even when we get to training camp, he's going to be chomping...
Leslie Frazier is joining other former head coaches to visit U.S. Troops in the Persian Gulf.
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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is one of several current and former NFL coaches who are visiting U.S. troops stationed in the Persian Gulf this week with the USO, and he is finding the offseason diversion a rewarding one. Frazier has encountered several Vikings fans among the troops, and all of them want to know about the progress of running back Adrian Peterson, who last season tore...
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="571"] Toby Gerhart will be the perfect handcuff for fantasy owners with Adrian Peterson.[/caption]
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Current and former NFL coaches Leslie Frazier, Bill Cowher, Eric Mangini and Ben Kotwica are visiting U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf this week as part of a USO tour.
The Minnesota Vikings' Frazier says ''it seemed like a small thing to do for all they do.''
This is the second such trip for Cowher, the retired Pittsburgh Steelers coach who now works for CBS...
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Last week, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen—who led the NFL with 22 sacks last season—was asked how many sacks a player could record in one season. To which Allen responded, “I think 25 is possible. Somebody will eventually reach that, it will be reached one year.”
How about this year?
In 2011, four different players recorded...