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Vikings End Season Today, Face Busy Offseason

As the Vikings wrap up their season at home today against the Chicago Bears, the work is only beginning for the organization. The team went through some tough times this season, but also showed some progress under first year head coach Mike Zimmer. Here are some of the questions they will be facing heading into the offseason:Will Adrian Peterson be back?After playing in the season...
Via Pro Football Spot
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings release RB Tate with one game remaining

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings had seen enough of running back Ben Tate. With an unsettled running back situation with the unknown status of Adrian Peterson and a season-ending injury to rookie Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota waived Tate on Tuesday before the team's season-finale Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings had claimed Tate, 26, in November from...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

See Which Vikings Made the Naughy or Nice List for the 2014 Season

“I feel it in  my fingers,  I feel it in my toes.  Christmas is all around us and so the feeling grows….” Yes the immortal words of Billy Mack still ring true to this very day.  With Christmas upon us it’s time to look at the Minnestota Vikings  roster and coaches and see who’s been naughty or nice this year. OFFENSE Teddy Bridgewater QB – NICETeddy has developed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins versus Vikings pregame preview

Who are these Minnesota Vikings? Coached by Mike Zimmer, this is a 6-8 blue collar, lunchpail toting, rookie quarterback throwing team. Minus the running game featuring Adrian Peterson, the Vikings will attempt to out rush the Miami Dolphins with a little known stable of backs in Matt Asiata and well-known, but at bust status Ben Tate. Tate was dumped by the Texans recently and...
Via Phins Phocus
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson lead in 2014 athlete Google searches

The year of 2014 will long be remembered in the sports world. There was the retirement of Derek Jeter, the passing of Tony Gwynn and the return of LeBron James to his beloved Cleveland. Then there was Ray Rice punching his fiancee and Adrian Peterson beating his child with a tree branch. If Google searches are the indicator, those two ugly events will be the lasting memory, according...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent: No regrets about Peterson conversations

Troy Vincent said he visited Adrian Peterson at his Texas home, held one of his sons on his lap and offered guidance to open the door toward getting the former NFL MVP back on track and on the field after resolving child abuse charges. But things spiraled out of control and now the NFL's executive vice president for football operations finds his interactions with the Minnesota Vikings...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent has no regrets about conversations with Peterson

Troy Vincent says he visited Adrian Peterson and his wife to offer guidance toward getting the former NFL MVP back on the field after resolving child abuse charges. But things spiraled out of control and now the NFL's executive vice president for football operations finds his interactions with the Minnesota Vikings star at the center of a legal dispute. The NFL Players Association...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson Trying To Get Reinstated Before Free Agency

According to a source that spoke to Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report, Adrian Peterson‘s new lawsuit against the NFL, which was filed by the NFLPA on Monday, is attempting to have push back the date for him return from his suspension. As things stand right now, Peterson would return on April 15. However, the hope for Peterson is that he can get his return date set for the beginning...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA sues NFL in Adrian Peterson suspension case

            Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports The NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit against the NFL in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. The NFLPA is challenging arbitrator Harold Henderson’s decision to uphold Adrian Peterson’s suspension by the league. The lawsuit comes as ABC News has obtained a recording of...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL exec promised Peterson two-game suspension in recorded call

A recording between Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson and a top NFL executive allegedly reveals that the suspended running back was promised a shorter suspension than he ultimately received. According to ABC News, which says that it has exclusively obtained the recording from Peterson's lawyers, Vincent promised Peterson a two-game suspension over child abuse charges in the Nov....
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio of Peterson's talk with NFL exec released

A recording revealed Monday suggests the NFL promised Adrian Peterson a two-game suspension over child abuse charges rather than the full-season ban imposed on the Minnesota Vikings running back that was upheld on appeal Friday. The player's lawyers supplied ABC News with a recording of a phone call between Peterson and Troy Vincent, the league's executive vice president of football...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want from me?'

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out. "How much more you all want from me, you know what I'm saying?" Peterson said...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent in Hot Water: Tapes Released of Him Telling Peterson He’ll Get 2-Game Suspension

ABC News obtained a phone recording of NFL executive Troy Vincent telling Adrian Peterson that he would only receive a 2-game suspension for his child abuse case. Vincent, Executive Vice President of Football Operations, was previously accused by Peterson and his attorneys that he gave the Vikings running back false information and did not keep his Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Cardinals, Colts, Seahawks

Adrian Peterson Tom Pelissero reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to file his lawsuit against the the NFL in federal court in Minnesota on Monday. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that Peterson intends to play next year, despite the fact that he recently mentioned that he could retire and consider preparing for the Olympics. Cardinals HC Bruce Arians...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson plans to play in 2015

It’s highly unlikely that Adrian Peterson will actually retire from football to pursue his dream of becoming an Olympic sprinter, despite recent reports that were circulating. The Minnesota Vikings running back plans to play in the NFL in 2015, according to a report from Pro Football Talk. Peterson will be filing a lawsuit as soon as Monday in an attempt to secure full reinstatement...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others play in 2015?

The National Football League has given plenty of people second chances. In the past, players such as Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress have been imprisoned only to return to an NFL field. In comparison, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who struck their fiancee and child respectively, should have no problem getting a chance at redemption if history is a guide. Neither were put in prison...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Do Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others play in 2015?

The National Football League has given plenty of people second chances. In the past, players such as Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress have been imprisoned only to return to an NFL field. In comparison, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who struck their fiancee and child respectively, should have no problem getting a chance at redemption if history is a guide. Neither were put in prison...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s Suspension Won’t Carry Into 2015 Season

Friday’s ruling that upheld the suspension of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson contains one hopeful silver lining. It won’t carry over into 2015. Peterson becomes eligible for reinstatement in April 2015, but he shouldn’t miss any games. “His reinstatement would depend, of course, on complying with court and league conditions of counseling and no further incidents of...
Via Thacover2
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to consider running in Olympics

Adrian Peterson will not be playing football again this season, and the Minnesota Vikings star claims he has given thought to never suiting up again. In a conversation with ESPN’s Ben Goessling, Peterson said he plans to file a lawsuit against the NFL. And if a potential lawsuit somehow affects his elgibility for reinstatement, AP...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson could hang up his cleats for good

Minnesota Vikings will not be returning this year, and he might nit return ever again. According to him, he is contemplating retirement. He might leave for the Real Estate world or leave to run in the Olympics? “I’ve considered retiring from the NFL,” Peterson told ESPN. “I still made $8 million this year. I’ve thought […] The post Adrian Peterson could hang up his cleats...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Tampa Bay Make A Run At Adrian Peterson Or RGIII?

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently sit solidly at 2-11.  The are holding the fourth position in the NFC South.  In case you haven't heard, the NFC South is bad.  Sadly, the Buccaneers are worse. How bad are the Buccaneers?  Quarterback Josh McCown is rocking a 73.9 quarterback rating.  He has tossed nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions.  He looks nothing like the McCown of...
Via Football Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Ready to Quit Football for the Olympics? Maybe...

Popular opinion was split on whether Adrian Peterson was going to be reinstated and able to finish out the season with the Minnesota Vikings. What some people failed to remember is that the league is going to get what it wants and after failing miserably with the Ray Rice case it had to look tough with Peterson (arbitrator shmarbitrator).Getting reinstated is still not a guarantee...
Via FatManWriting
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater Is Making His Case

Everyone has been itching to say it. It has been so long since the Vikings have had one of these, but they might finally have one; Teddy Bridgewater may be a legitimate franchise quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. Teddy Bridgewater’s play this season has generated almost enough excitement to keep minds off the many distractions that have come with the Vikings 2014 season....
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson Says He’s Considered Retirement

Adrian Peterson has had his suspension upheld and he’ll have to wait until April 2015 before he can return to the NFL and the Vikings. Talked with Adrian Peterson for about an hour on the phone tonight. He said he's seriously considered retirement during his suspension. — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) December 13, 2014 Peterson said he traveled to Minnesota to see his son...
Via Thacover2
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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