Suspect in death of Adrian Peterson's son says child choked on fruit snacks

A man charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall says the child choked on strawberry fruit snacks while he was in the bathroom. The Argus Leader reports ( ) Joseph Patterson, 28, is facing second-degree murder, manslaughter and aggravated assault charges in the death of two-year-old...
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PFS Mount Rushmore Series: Minnesota Vikings

From the Purple People Eaters to some of the new talent on the roster the Minnesota Vikings have had a lot of firepower when it comes to putting a team together. Just because the Vikings have never won a Superbowl, it doesn't mean that they haven't had some of the all time greats on their squads.Here are the 4 Vikings that come up in every conversation about great players...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

32 in 32: Minnesota Vikings

32 in 32 - The wait through the offseason of the National Football League can seem like ages to say the least. If the minicamps, OTAs, training camps and all other summer activities are not enough to whet your appetite, well, we know exactly how you feel. We can’t wait until August and we don’t think that you should have to either. We are going to be bringing you a preview of...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Peterson ranked No. 4 in NFL Top 100 player voting

It turns out NFL players agree with Adrian Peterson more than LeSean McCoy when it comes to who is the best running back in the NFL. Peterson, despite a down season due to injuries for the Minnesota Vikings, was voted the fourth-best player -- and the top running back -- in the NFL, according to NFL Network's annual Top 100, chosen by the league's players. NFL Network annually...
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Kyle Rudolph slims down to become more explosive

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is seeing the results of eating right this offseason. “It was more of just a focus on my diet in February and March, versus, you are out in California, you work out every day, so you feel like you can eat whatever you want,” Rudolph said to ESPN’s Ben Goessling. “Nothing really changes, because you make up for it with the workouts...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Offensive player who will make the biggest impact

Going into the 2014-2015 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings have undergone major changes, mostly on the defensive side of the ball, but their offense has as well with a new offensive coordinator in Norv Turner. They’ve also drafted a new quarterback, but other than a new coordinator and quarterback (who may not even be the starter come week 1) the offense possesses a lot of the...
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Vikings training camp preview: Running backs/fullbacks

  This is the second in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: RUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Adrian Peterson (eighth year), fullback Jerome Felton (seventh year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard, *Jerick McKinnon...
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Vikings’ rookie RB has impressed Adrian Peterson

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson admits he’s been very impressed with rookie Jerick McKinnon. “He’s pretty impressive and there’s not too many guys who impress me like that, especially rookies coming in,” Peterson said. “He’s been able to do some real good things in the offense, picking it up well and just his running style.” McKinnon says he learned some of his...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson has been extremely impressed with one rookie

Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the NFL, and there is no one close. So when Adrian Peterson says a player is talented it means something, especially when you talk about another running back. Peterson has been impressed with rookie running back Jerick McKinnon, calling his new understudy out of Georgia Southern the […] The post Adrian Peterson has been extremely impressed...
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Urlacher Praises Peterson’s Stats With No QB Help, While Sitting Next to McNaab

Brian Urlacher and Donovan McNaab were among the participants of a roundtable, taking place last Wednesday on Fox Sports, and when discussing Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson’s eye-popping career numbers; Urlacher pointed out just how amazing the feat was considering he “hadn’t had a quarterback in four years”. The hilarious part of that: the gentleman sitting...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson impressed by Jerick McKinnon

The Vikings lost a reliable backup running back this offseason when Toby Gerhart signed with the Jaguars as a free agent, but it doesn’t sound like Adrian Peterson is too worried about who will be spelling him this season. Minnesota drafted Jerick McKinnon out of Georgia Southern in the third round in this year’s draft and says that he’s been “learning from the best in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Running Backs

Minnesota Vikings Camp Preview: Running Backs The Minnesota Vikings have the best running back in the country with Adrian Peterson, but that doesn’t make the camp battle at running back any less interesting. In a system known for using its fullbacks in the passing game and employing change-of-pace backs like Darren Sproles and Brian Mitchell, the other running backs on the roster...
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Adrian Peterson could break 2000 yards in 2014

The Minnesota Vikings will be playing outside in 2014 and that is not the only reason I feel Peterson will have a huge year, I think offensive coordinator Norv Turner is going to need to rely on Adrian to carry the load. With a rotational quarterback problem the only consistent thing that will occur is […] The post Adrian Peterson could break 2000 yards in 2014 appeared first...
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Adrian Peterson knows he has to take care of his body

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is well aware that in order for him to break Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record he’ll need to take care of his body if he wants to even make it to his mid-30′s. “There comes a point in time when you know the extra yard really doesn’t matter if you already have the first down, and you know you aren’t going to get it,” he said...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson wants to re-establish running back position

The running back position is being devalued throughout the NFL, but Adrian Peterson would like to be the man to reverse that trend. The Minnesota Vikings back told Dan Pompei, for Sports on Earth, he wants to "beat down the things they are saying about the running back position." Those things being said are that most backs are interchangeable players not worth big contracts...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Man accused of killing Adrian Peterson’s son arrested for kidnapping

AP’s son was killed in October of 2013. (Credit: According to a report from TMZ Sports, the man accused of killing the son of Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson has been arrested on charges of kidnapping the child’s mother. 28-year-old Joseph Patterson, who was freed on a $750,000 bond, was charged with child abuse and murdering for beating...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Toby Gerhart impressing so far, ready for big season?

When the Minnesota Vikings selected former Stanford running back Toby Gerhart in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft, the thought process was to team him up with Adrian Peterson and form a physically dominationg duo in the backfield.  That didn’t necessarily happen, as Gerhart only saw extensive playing time when Peterson went down with injury. Such is the case when you are...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s child’s killer has been charged again; Kipnapping this time

The man who was charged with killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in South Dakota last fall is facing charges in a new alleged incident. Authorities say Joseph Patterson was arrested early Wednesday on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, interference with emergency communication and injury to property. He was to […] The post Adrian...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 6: Detroit @ Minnesota: Full Of Surprises

Detroit will come into Minnesota on week six coming off a win in a supposed trap game. They will likely be feeling pretty good about themselves. It is never easy to win on the road, but let's be realistic here. Adrian Peterson is getting old. He used to be the best running back in the league but you can clearly see from last season he lost a step. The secondary can't cover...
Via Football Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings trying to use Adrian Peterson more in passing game

The Minnesota Vikings are trying to get more creative with their offense this season, and their quarterback, whoever that ends up being, will need all the help he can get. According to Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, the Vikings will look to utilize Adrian Peterson more as a receiver out of the backfield this season. He has excellent speed and power when he gets out into...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson: Being 30 as a RB ‘doesn’t apply to me’

Adrian Peterson has one more NFL season left in his 20s. The Minnesota Vikings star will turn 30 next month, and 30 is typically a bad number for NFL running backs. Most of them hit a wall in their late 20s and aren’t even on a roster by the time 30 comes knocking. Peterson is […]
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Jennings: Vikings will ‘showcase’ Cordarrelle Patterson

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings has made sure Cordarrelle Patterson knows what is required of him as he heads into his second season. “I wanted him to know that, coming in, the expectation of you is no longer ‘rookie.’ It’s, ‘You gotta go. We saw what you can do. We’re gonna showcase this,’” Jennings recalled last week, via “For me, it was...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Preview: Running Backs

The Minnesota Vikings will enter training camp with battles at every position. This should be expected as the team finished with a 5-10-1 record a season ago and are breaking in a new coaching staff.While there could plenty of changes between the 2013 team that took the field in Detroit and the 2014 team that will debut in St. Louis on September 7, there is one position that is set...
Via Pro Football Spot
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Adrian Peterson a first ballot Hall of Famer?

I feel this is a very easy answer, but today I had a person debating with me saying If Adrian Peterson’s career ended today he would not be a first ballot HOFer. So I went to the statistics to see where he ranks with the greats. As of right now Adrian Peterson has 10k plus […] The post Is Adrian Peterson a first ballot Hall of Famer? appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Teddy should start, Priefer isn’t key and Brandon Flowers should be targeted

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Minnesota Vikings this week: Minnesota Vikings - Teddy Bridgewater should start sooner rather than later (READ) - The Vikings could take a chance on Brandon Flowers. They should (READ) - Adrian Peterson is cover32′s second-best running back (READ) - Without Mike Priefer,...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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