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Adrian Peterson has now officially returned to practice, nearly eight months after tearing his ACL near the conclusion of the 2011 regular season. His return to health has been closely monitored, as fantasy owners continue feverish preparations for their various drafts. Which has made attempts to forecast when he will be able to line up extensively for the Vikings an ongoing process.
Considering how razor thin the RB position is for owners this year, and the mountainous list of questions that are attached to every back except Arian Foster, Ray Rice, and LeSean McCoy, it is somewhat refreshing to have a back with AP’s unique ability to now include among the possibilities for selection as early as the second round. And the image of a healthy Peterson available for insertion into lineups as early as September is enticing to anyone who is constructing a draft plan.
Of course, Peterson is not far removed from the matchless “must draft” stratum that this year’s trio of Foster, Rice and M...
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Adrian Peterson has now officially returned to practice, nearly eight months after tearing his ACL near the conclusion of the 2011 regular season. His return to health has been closely monitored, as fantasy owners continue feverish preparations for their various drafts. Which has made attempts to forecast when he will be able to line up extensively for the Vikings an...
The Minnesota Vikings aren’t wasting any time making 1st-round pick Harrison Smith a focal point of their defensive strategy. Said Leslie Frazier: “We’re counting on him to be the starter. That’s why we drafted him where we did.” Smith started at free safety on Friday and was impressive in his 28 snaps, recording two tackles and knocking down a pass.
It sounds as though...
Anyone reading this article, or any on Footballnation.com for that matter, shouldn't have to be reminded that football is a contact sport. However, it looks as though that's exactly what the Minnesota Vikings organization seems to be overlooking when it comes to their top running back, Adrian Peterson.
Minnesota Star Tribune sports reporter Dan Wiederer broke the news...
Vikings WR Jerome Simpson may be with a new team this season, but he’s back to his old tricks … namely, jumping over defenders in ridiculous fashion.
We all remember Simpson pulling off the play of last season with his incredible front flip over a Cardinals defender into the endzone. Well, in the first quarter of tonight’s Vikings-Bills game, Simpson turned Buffalo FS Jairus...
MINNEAPOLIS On Friday night, Audie Cole sprinted 50 yards.Audie Cole never sprints 50 yards. Never in one game. Never that fast. Audie Cole is a linebacker. That is not his job.Cole's job is to stop. It's to reverse. It's to push and to hold. In the span of a game, Cole makes hundreds of tiny movements that barely register in the fluid progression of each play. He makes...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson is ready to go for the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Leslie Frazier isn't so sure he's ready to let Peterson in a game.
Following his first week of practice since coming back from major knee surgery, Peterson's status for Friday's third preseason game is in doubt. Peterson, coming back from surgery Dec. 31 to repair two torn ligaments...
Rookie safety Harrison Smith was one of two first round selections made by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2012 NFL draft. He was a four year starter at Notre Dame and is looking to make an immediate impact in a very weak Vikings’ secondary.
Smith is a big safety as he is six foot two inches and 213 lbs. However, he is a smart and athletic safety as well and will be vying for...
Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson might play in Friday's preseason game against San Diego. At least Vikings coach Leslie Frazier did not rule out the possibility.
"We'll probably just see how he does with some of the stuff that we'll give him and probably make a determination by Tuesday or Wednesday if we want to do any more," Frazier said...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has flipped for a touchdown, flopped, and hurdled folks. Last night? Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd got the Olympic like treatment.
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The Adrian Peterson comeback train continues to rumble full-speed ahead. Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters Sunday he wouldn't rule out Peterson playing in Friday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. "We'll probably just see how he does with some of the stuff that we'll give him and probably make a determination by Tuesday or Wednesday...
Two rookies, Blair Walsh and Audie Cole, stood out and set Vikings preseason records with their performances Friday night.
Christian Ponder threw a first-quarter touchdown pass in a sharp three-possession appearance and the Minnesota Vikings breezed to a 36-14 victory Friday night over the Buffalo Bills, who saw a decent performance from backup quarterback candidate Vince Young.
Young's competitor for the No. 2 spot behind Ryan Fitzpatrick is former Vikings draft pick Tyler Thigpen, who threw an...
With the St. Louis Rams recently backing out of their commitment to play one home game in London, England during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the Minnesota Vikings are the top candidate to head to the U.K., reports Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press. According to the report, the Vikings could play one home game in London's Wembley Stadium over the next four seasons. "We'...