Found July 03, 2012 on
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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 at the bit but we'll have to be smart."
While we are optimistic that Peterson will be ready to participate for Week 1, he will remain a risky fantasy venture while coming off knee surgery, and there is belief that Toby Gerhart may handle the bulk of the workload early on. Peterson is ideally targeted as a No. 2 RB in fantasy drafts.
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Leslie Frazier is joining other former head coaches to visit U.S. Troops in the Persian Gulf.
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...
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.
“They might not feel the same way...
Audie Cole touched on a number of interesting subjects at the NFL Scouting Combine, before he was a seventh-round draft choice of the Vikings, including his Senior Bowl experience with Vikings coaches, his long hair, his best linebacker position, and being a former quarterback and boxer.
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...
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...