Found July 02, 2012 on
Pro Football Zone:
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.
“I think there’s no question, he’s come light years,” Johnson said, according to 1500ESPN.com. “Obviously, getting a chance to work out a lot of the kinks, a lot of the problems that you find out as a young player, that’s when you get a chance to work on them is usually in the first offseason afterwards. Having been through this with a couple of other quarterbacks, I kind of know how it goes.”
If the Vikings plan on competing at all in 2012, they’re going to need Ponder to work miracles this season.
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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is progressing nicely in his recovery from major knee surgery, and the team knows it may have to rein in Peterson, who will be eager to do as much as possible in training camp. Coach Leslie Frazier, who is on a USO tour in the Persian Gulf this week, said Tuesday Peterson is "right on course" in his recovery and anticipates Peterson...
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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Leslie Frazier is joining other former head coaches to visit U.S. Troops in the Persian Gulf.
Former Green Bay Packers president Bob Harlan has a plan to try to get Brett Favre and the Packers to reconcile. He hoping to get Favre to attend Mike Holmgren’s induction into the Packers Hall of Fame.
“We had a meeting about two months ago and talked about who should be invited back — Jon Gruden, Andy Reid, people like that,” said Harlan, per ESPNMilwaukee...
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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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