Adrian Peterson disputes report of $8M contract demand

Adrian Peterson disputes report of $8M contract demand

Adrian Peterson, who turned 32 this week, took to Twitter to dispute reports that he’s demanding at least an $8 million salary in the first year to play for a team this season.

Hartman: Zimmer expecting a boost from Vikings' new faces

March 25
Hartman: Zimmer expecting a boost from Vikings' new faces
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is aware of how difficult replacing 12 players on a 53-man roster can be but won't get caught up in who's gone.

Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide

March 25
Super Bowl hosts share the wealth statewide
Worthington is the latest town to win a grant from the legacy fund
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March 25
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman.

Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for 2017.
Vikings
March 24

Vikings waive defensive lineman Scott Crichton

The Vikings have waived former third-round draft pick Scott Crichton. In 2014, coach Mike Zimmer’s first year in Minnesota,
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March 24

Reusse: False patriotism of NFL scoundrels could keep Kaepernick unemployed

Here's an idea for the quarterback: Line up a CFL job, become a star in Canada, and come back as a taller, faster Doug Flutie.
Vikings
March 24

Robison accepts a pay cut, gets another year on his contract

Defensive end Brian Robison has agreed to a pay cut, signing a one-year extension with the Vikings that technically keeps him under contract through 2018 but slashes his 2017 base salary
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March 24

Poll: Which Minnesota pro team are you most optimistic about right now?

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 432 388 6-2 4-4
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 346 358 6-2 3-5
    Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 327 307 5-3 3-5
    Chicago 3 13 0 .188 279 399 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 11 5 0 .688 540 406 5-3 6-2
    Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 354 369 4-4 5-3
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 469 454 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 6 10 0 .375 369 402 4-4 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 13 3 0 .813 421 306 7-1 6-2
    NY Giants 11 5 0 .688 310 284 7-1 4-4
    Washington 8 7 1 .531 396 383 4-4 4-3
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 367 331 6-2 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 10 5 1 .656 354 292 7-1 3-4
    Arizona 7 8 1 .469 418 362 4-3 3-5
    Los Angeles 4 12 0 .250 224 394 1-7 3-5
    San Francisco 2 14 0 .125 309 480 1-7 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 399 327 6-2 5-3
    Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 343 321 6-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406 325 315 4-3 2-6
    Cleveland 1 15 0 .063 264 452 1-7 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328 7-1 2-6
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400 2-6 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 14 2 0 .875 441 250 6-2 8-0
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 363 380 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 399 378 4-4 3-5
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 275 409 2-6 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 389 311 6-2 6-2
    Oakland 12 4 0 .750 416 385 6-2 6-2
    Denver 9 7 0 .563 333 297 5-3 4-4
    San Diego 5 11 0 .313 410 423 3-5 2-6
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 3877
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 539
    M. Asiata MIN 402
    A. Peterson MIN 72
    S. Bradford MIN 53
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 967
    S. Diggs MIN 903
    K. Rudolph MIN 840
    C. Patterson MIN 453
    M. Asiata MIN 263
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 109
    H. Smith MIN 91
    L. Joseph MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 70
    A. Sendejo MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
    T. Waynes MIN 3
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    B. Robison MIN 7.5
    L. Joseph MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 5208
    M. Ryan ATL 4944
    K. Cousins WAS 4917
    A. Rodgers GB 4428
    M. Stafford DET 4327
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1631
    J. Howard CHI 1313
    D. Johnson ARI 1239
    D. Freeman ATL 1079
    M. Ingram NO 1043
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1409
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1367
    M. Evans TB 1321
    J. Nelson GB 1257
    B. Cooks NO 1173
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 167
    K. Alexander TB 145
    S. Lee DAL 145
    A. Ogletree LA 136
    T. Whitehead DET 132
  • Interceptions
    D. Rodgers-Cromartie NYG 6
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 5
    L. Collins NYG 5
    J. Hicks PHI 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 15.5
    M. Golden ARI 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    C. Avril SEA 11.5
    (3) Players 11.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4386
    J. Flacco BAL 4317
    A. Luck IND 4240
    A. Dalton CIN 4206
    D. Carr OAK 3937
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1287
    J. Ajayi MIA 1272
    L. Bell PIT 1268
    L. McCoy BUF 1267
    L. Blount NE 1161
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1448
    A. Brown PIT 1284
    A. Cooper OAK 1153
    J. Landry MIA 1136
    T. Kelce KC 1125
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 149
    C. Kirksey CLE 143
    P. Brown BUF 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    Z. Orr BAL 130
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    Q. Demps HOU 6
    M. Peters KC 6
    S. Gilmore BUF 5
    R. Nelson OAK 5
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    L. Alexander BUF 12.5
    C. Wake MIA 11.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    E. Walden IND 11.0
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March 23

Second-guessing on NFL sidelines could look a lot different next season

Owners will vote on changes related to reviewing penalties and number of coach challenges. Pace-of-play tweaks also will be considered at meeting.
Vikings
March 23
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

Will Bradford's backup be Heinicke, a veteran addition or a draft pick?

The Vikings at some point figure to add another quarterback to their roster because they only have three and Teddy Bridgewater's status is in doubt.
Sports
March 23

Matt Kalil left Twitter because of harassment from Vikings fans

“After playing in Minnesota, I just got rid of my Twitter,” Matt Kalil said during a TV show that he appeared on with his social-media savvy brother Ryan, who is now a teammate on the Carolina Panthers.
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March 23

Ex-Viking Boyd doubts concussion settlement will make up for shattered life

Brent Boyd, who played in the 1980s, is skeptical that he'll get the $2 million he's entitled to in the NFL concussion settlement
Vikings
March 23

Vikings' new running back Murray has ankle surgery; team aware it was needed

When Latavius Murray gets healthy, the Vikings are excited about his potential to be an every-down back, something his Pro Bowl predecessor, Adrian Peterson, was not trusted to do.
Sports
March 22

Brett Favre, 47, still has extreme zip throwing footballs

A clip making the social media rounds Wednesday shows Brett Favre, 47, slinging footballs while working out with Falcons cornerback Robert Alford.
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March 22

Five ways Latavius Murray is an upgrade over Adrian Peterson

It’s nice to have a running back with big-play potential — such as Peterson — but an overlooked thing is having a running back who doesn’t put you in bad down-and-distance situations.
Vikings
March 22

Zimmer excited about Murray's potential, several backs in NFL draft

While he didn't mention Adrian Peterson by name, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said that “not having to substitute [for Latavius Murray] on third downs” will be “big.”
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Vikings
March 21

Zimmer welcomes Vikings' new players, ponders other possible changes

In an interview on KFAN, Mike Zimmer talked about the Vikings' new offensive linemen, Latavius Murray and the team's wide receiver situation
Sports
March 21

KG tells Larry Fitzgerald: 'I knew you were destined for something great'

Fitzgerald, the NFL star and Minnesota native, and ex-Wolves star Garnett discussed their love for 'the 612' and much more on the set of the NBA on TNT's Area 21.
Vikings
March 21

'Unfinished business.' Thielen looks at his future with the Vikings

Wide receiver Adam Thielen has gone from being an undrafted free agent to a wide receiver worthy of a three-year contract.
Vikings
March 20

Floyd one of many Vikings defensive tackles in a contract year

Defensive tackle Datone Jones signed with the Vikings last week in part because he feels they will give him the best chance to prove himself. He is by no means the only one in a prove-it year.
Vikings
March 19
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Free agency leaves Vikings with strange, new look

The wave of Vikings players who have switched jerseys this offseason includes familiar faces Matt Kalil, Cordarralle Patterson, Captain Munnerlyn and soon Adrian Peterson.
Vikings
March 18

Souhan: NFL free agency means different fates for different folks

NFL free agency is rarely a vehicle for greatness. Instead of it being the foundation, it fixes the cracks.

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