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Continued: Vikings notes: Cassel in the spotlight

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 6, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Jones led the NFL in kickoff returns last season and is the team’s all-time leader in kickoff return average at 29.4.

“He is so good,” Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said. “He’s big, he’s strong, he’s fast, he’s elusive, he’s got great vision. He’s very concerning obviously.”

Ravens scoops

The Ravens remained noncommittal Friday about whether they plan to activate tight end Dennis Pitta from injured reserve/designated for return list by Saturday’s 3 p.m. deadline. However, coach John Harbaugh said that Pitta has a “reasonable chance” to make his season debut.

Pitta has been sidelined since suffering a hip injury in training camp. He returned to practice a few weeks ago.

Pitta caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012 and would give Joe Flacco one of his favorite targets again.

“He’s a pretty tough matchup for linebackers and sometimes even safeties,” Frazier said. “He’s almost a wide receiver in a lot of ways and it seems like he’s one of those guys that their quarterback looks for often. So he presents some challenges for your defense for sure.”

Questionable but ready

Officially, Adrian Peterson (groin) is listed as questionable, but he is expected to play. Peterson did some work in Friday’s practice after resting the previous two days.

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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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