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Report: Adrian Peterson told Jerry Jones he wants to be a Cowboy

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones that he would like to play for the Cowboys when his contract with the Vikings ends, according to a an “Outside the Lines” report. “Well, I understand, Adrian,” Jones told Peterson during the call. “I’d like that, too … Well, I love your story. I love your daddy’s story. I’ve...
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Why Matt Cassel Is the Starter

#454216614 / It should come as no surprise, but the Vikings made it official Monday morning. Matt Cassel will be their starting quarterback for week one of the regular season against the St. Louis Rams. Cassel came into training camp as the number one guy on the depth chart and there hasn’t really been much debate since. This was the plan when they brought him back...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings coaches won’t hesitate to bench Matt Cassel if he struggles

Even though Matt Cassel won the Vikings starting job,  they won’t hesitate to bench him if he struggles,  according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. The Vikings are being extremely careful with Bridgewater, which is smart. But from what I hear from coaches on that staff, the team won’t hesitate to use Bridgewater should Cassel struggle. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551...
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Peterson: ‘I work with the mindset of being the best ever’

The Minnesota Vikings are heading into yet another season where running back Adrian Peterson is expected to be one of the top backs in the league. Peterson has powered Minnesota’s offense for seven years already, and has amassed 10,115 yards and 86 touchdowns on 2,033 carries. Needless to say, he has put up big numbers on a Vikings’ offense that hasn’t had a good quarterback...
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Vikings Name Week 1 Starter

The Minnesota Vikings have named Matt Cassel their starter for Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams. Cassel has been impressing Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner with his ability to pick up the playbook so far this preseason. Cassel has completed 66% of his passes this preseason with an average of 9.4 yards per attempt. Cassel looked good against the Kansas City Chiefs, especially...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings reportedly name Matt Cassel starting quarterback

There were reports late last night and earlier this morning that the Minnesota Vikings were undecided about who to start at quarterback to open up the regular season, but those questions have finally been answered. According to a report from Jay Glazer, the Vikings have named veteran Matt Cassel their starting quarterback for Week 1. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater gave him a run for his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings not ready to name a starting quarterback

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer isn’t ready to name his starting quarterback for their season opener. “I thought Matt played well,” Zimmer told reporters. “He led them down a 97-yard drive to start the ball game, made a great throw to Cordarrelle [Patterson] and got hit and smacked a couple times but stood in there. He also dropped a couple of balls, but it’s not all on...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings not ready to name QB, Bills looking for backups

While Matt Cassel is believed to be pulling away in the competition for the starting quarterback role in Minnesota, head coach Mike Zimmer is not ready to name a starter. Cassel finished Saturday’s third preseason game 9-of-17  for 152 yards with one touchdown and an interception while playing into the third quarter. “I thought Matt played well,” Zimmer said. “He led...
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Vikings will not name their starting quarterback yet

Matt Cassel has all but won the starting quarterback job in Minnesota, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t ready to admit it. “No,” Zimmer said, when asked if he was willing to officially hand Cassel the job after Saturday night’s easy 30-12 preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs. While Cassel has been really inpressive, […] The post Vikings will not name their starting...
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Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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