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REPORT: Adrian Peterson not planning on attending OTAs

According to the Pioneer Press, Adrian Peterson is not expected to be in attendance as the Vikings begin their OTAs on Tuesday. Peterson has made it clear that he’d like to be traded, but the Vikings have remained steadfast in their desire to keep the future Hall of Fame running back. And, in reality, with the free agency and the draft come and gone, there’s not much of a chance...
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Source: Peterson unlikely to show up for Vikes' OTAs, could miss out on $250K

The very public battle between Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings is officially spilling over into the 2015 season. Peterson is unlikely to show up for the Vikings' organized team activities (OTAs) when they begin Tuesday, a source told FOX Sports NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Peterson has a $250,000 bonus that he won't get unless he takes part in 90 percent of OTAs and minicamps...
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Adrian Peterson Won’t Attend Start Of OTAs On Tuesday

Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that Adrian Peterson will be be attendance for the start of  Vikings Organized Team Activities on Tuesday. According to Tomasson, Peterson remains “disgruntled” because of his belief that certain members of the Vikings didn’t do enough on his behalf to allow him to return to the field last ... The post Adrian Peterson Won’t Attend...
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Report: Adrian Peterson will skip Vikings first OTAs

It appears Adrian Peterson is going to play hardball with the Minnesota Vikings this summer. Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press broke some big news about the All-Pro running back on Sunday. He reports Peterson isn’t planning on showing up to team OTAs this upcoming week, per a source. Tomasson also notes the Vikings star back could lose $250,000 in workout bonus money...
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AP Source: Adrian Peterson tells coach he won't be at OTAs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Adrian Peterson has informed Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer that he will not be attending the team's optional practices that start on Tuesday. Peterson has been unhappy with the Vikings for a perceived lack of support from within the organization while he addressed child abuse charges...
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Zimmer optimistic with progress of WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been optimistic that wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is improving in his route-running and overall grasp of the playbook. After surging late in his rookie season in 2013, Patterson regressed in 2014 catching 33 receptions for 384 yards and one touchdown. Patterson's is trying to translate his athletic ability into consistent on-field...
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2015 Could Be the Last Season in Purple for Some Vikings Fan Favorites

Of the 52 players on the Minnesota Vikings roster during former head coach Leslie Frazier's last game with the Vikings in 2013, only 26 are left on the most current Minnesota roster. Entering his second season as the head coach in Minnesota, Mike Zimmer has a vision for the Vikings and he is making sure he gets the players that fit that vision.Some of the players that have left Minnesota...
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Photo: Minnesota Vikings fans should buy this shirt

Minnesota Vikings fans may not have much to celebrate in their team’s history, but there are certain moments that were…fun? Remember that moment when Randy Moss made that beautiful touchdown catch against the Green Bay Packers, made a rather inappropriate celebration, and Joe Buck freaked out over it? Well, if you do, then you should go ahead and buy this epic shirt: My shirt...
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How will PAT Rule Change Affect Blair Walsh and the Vikings?

It is perhaps the most overlooked play in all of football, yet, due to a recent NFL rule change, the PAT has been brought to the forefront—for a bit, at least—of NFL discussion. The extra point—having been altered for experimentation in the 2014 preseason—has now been pushed back 13 yards to the 15-yard line, resulting in roughly a 32 or 33-yard attempt for NFL place kickers...
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2015 Minnesota Vikings Roster Review: Quarterbacks

The Minnesota Vikings search for a franchise quarterback has been well documented. Ever since Fran Tarkenton retired after the 1978 season, the team has tried just about everything to find a long-term solution at the position. However, that struggle has resulted in a revolving door that may have finally been stopped with the arrival of Teddy Bridgewater.Without the headache of trying...
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Minnesota Vikings: Early look at 2015 schedule

Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings look to improve on their 7-9 record from 2014. Going into the 2014 season the Minnesota Vikings had the 12th easiest schedule in the NFL and the easiest in the NFC North.  in the upcoming 2015 season it is the exact opposite. The Vikings have the 12th hardest schedule and the hardest schedule if the NFC North. In fact, the entire NFC North has...
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This Minnesota Vikings girl in basically just an Adrian Peterson jersey is incredible

This may be the best looking Minnesota Vikings fan out there. #sexygirlsinjerseys #footballgirls #Vikings #Peterson #NFL #kikme in your teams jersey glamis79 pic.twitter.com/8qAvCDbRyX — Girls in sports gear (@Girl_in_jerseys) December 15, 2013 AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen between now and NFL training camps Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier (21...
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Famous comedian on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: 'Get rid of him'

Actor and comedian Nick Swardson describes himself as a "diehard Vikings fan." But when TMZ Sports caught up to him to ask about the Adrian Peterson situation, Swardson did not offer the embattled running back his support. "Get rid of him," Swardson said. Swardson goes on to explain how his feelings about Peterson are complicated, yet they probably reflect the way many Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports
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Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Has an “Indication” When Adrian Peterson Will Show Up

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been elusive thus far in the team’s voluntary workouts. His absence is a statement that has everything to do with the fact that he wants more money and wishes to play for another team. While there seems to be a pretty big impasse between Peterson and the Vikings, head coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t appear to be too worried about when...
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NFL icon Bud Grant zings Pats with Deflategate joke on Twitter

Legendary former Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant recently joined Twitter and the primary reason was to promote his incredible garage sale — the 11th one — where he is selling off loads of NFL memorabilia he accumulated throughout his storied career. While a relative Twitter neophyte, Grant apparently has become so social media savvy...Read More The post Bud Grant, promoting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Teddy Bridgewater: I Want To Be Like Brett Favre

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater put together an impressive rookie season, throwing for 2,919 yards with a 14:12 TD-to-INT ratio with a 64.4 completion rate, 11th-best in the league. Lauded as ESPN’s top-ranked second-year breakout candidate, Bridgewater has his sights set on following in the footsteps of the NFL’s all-time passing yards leader and soon-to-be...
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Vikings & K Blair Walsh Have Had “A Little Bit Of Communication” Regarding An Extension

Vikings K Blair Walsh tells Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune that there has been “a little bit of communication” between his agent, Brian Mackler, and the team regarding a contract extension in recent months. Walsh mentioned that he would “love” to remain with the Vikings, but added that the financial figures will obviously need to work for ... The post Vikings & K Blair...
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Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd wants to be an extension of 'feisty coach'

Sharrif Floyd's impact has swollen in two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. After playing a reserve role as a rookie in 2013, Floyd expanded into a regular starter along the defensive line in his second NFL season, recording 42 tackles and 4.5 sacks. Now, Floyd is ready to take on some new responsibilities. The big defensive tackle wants to become an on-field extension of "feisty...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kicker Blair Walsh opens up about future with Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh knows he has to bounce back after missing nine field-goal attempts last season. The 2015 season is a contract year for Walsh, so he must make haste on his way to a comeback. "I would love to stay a Viking. This is the team that drafted me and put that faith in me to be an NFL kicker," Walsh told Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune. "But at the same...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Teddy Bridgewater wants to be like Brett Favre

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is excited to get the 2015 season rolling. He’s coming off of a great rookie year where he started 12 games and earned Pepsi Rookie of the Year honors. During an interview to publicize the award, Bridgewater was asked which quarterback he would most like to model his career after: “If I could be like any other quarterback that...
Via Sportsnaut
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Grown Ups 2 Comedian on Adrian Peterson: “Get rid of him.”

Actor Nick Swardson is a major fan of the Minnesota Vikings. When asked by a reporter his opinion of running back Adrian Peterson, Swardson responded with some pretty realistic comments (via TMZ Sports): “Get rid of him. I’m a diehard Vikings fan but I’m also a fan of children.” Swardson proceeded to further explain that he could not get past the disturbing images of Peterson’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings fan Twitter page roasts Green Bay Packers fans

The Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers have a very storied rivalry, though it’s been one-sided with the Packers historic success, while the Vikings haven’t been a consistent playoff team nor won a Super Bowl. Even though Packers fans can easily point to their championships to end any argument with Vikings fans, they’ll have a tough time getting back at this gem of a shot...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Vikings Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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NFLPA Files Federal Court Motion on Adrian Peterson

The NFLPA and the NFL are in a dither once again regarding another popular NFL player, Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson. It was reported Tuesday that the NFLPA filed a Federal Court motion concerning Peterson claiming that Roger Goodell and the NFL have “deliberately ignored” a court decision made … The post NFLPA Files Federal Court Motion on Adrian Peterson...
Via Fantasy Football Chick
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Bud Grant Opens up Twitter Account to Advertise his Garage Sale

What better way to get a message about your garage sale out to millions of people than to advertise it on Twitter? Former Minnesota Vikings head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bud Grant thought it was a brilliant way to spread the word. #backbypopulardemand. Garage sale may 20th 5pm to 8pm. Thu 8-8 fri 8-1 pic.twitter.com/nlXkhiJZ6y — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 15, 2015...
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