The Vikings climbed to the top of CFL All-Star receiver Duron Carter's list of preferred NFL teams to sign with after Friday's workout at Winter Park.
"It went really well," said Carter, the 23-year-old son of Vikings Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter. "I met everybody and it looked really good. I like Minnesota, I like the facilities, I like the coaches and everything. It seems like things are looking up. I would say Minnesota is probably my front-runner right now."
Carter already had worked out for Tampa Bay, Indianapolis and Kansas City. He said he hasn't ruled them out and plans to continue his tour of NFL teams with visits to Cleveland, Carolina, San Francisco and Washington. He said Cleveland is scheduled for next Friday, while Carolina could be as early as next week depending on the outcome of the Panthers' playoff game at Seattle on Saturday.
Carter, who caught 75 passes for 1,030 yards and seven touchdowns for the Montreal Alouettes this season, can't sign with an NFL team until Feb. 10. That's the date that CFL players entering their option years are able to jump to the NFL.
"The Vikings are No. 1, but I might as well go around and see what everybody is talking about," said Carter, a 6-5, 205-pounder who attended the Vikings' 2013 rookie minicamp as a tryout invitee. "I can't sign anyway."
Rodgers is probable
The Packers listed Aaron Rodgers as probable on the injury report for Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys.
Rodgers is recovering from a strained left calf. Coach Mike McCarthy said that Rodgers came through practice OK on Thursday and looked fine taking limited snaps.
Green Bay didn't practice Friday. Rodgers already has declared that he plans to start against the Cowboys.
He injured the calf three weeks ago against Tampa Bay. Rodgers had to be carted to the locker room after aggravating the injury two weeks ago in the second quarter against Detroit before limping back on to the field in the third quarter to help beat the Lions and win the NFC North.
•St. Louis upped its bid Friday to either keep the Rams or lure a new NFL team, unveiling plans for a new open-air football stadium on the banks of the Mississippi River, not far from the Gateway Arch. The 64,000-seat stadium would cost $860 million to $985 million, with construction beginning in 2016 and ending by 2020. The NFL and the team would be responsible for up to half the cost of the stadium, while some funding would come from tax credits and other public financing.
•Denver's top tackler, linebacker Brandon Marshall, is expected to return to the lineup for Sunday's playoff game against Indianapolis (12-5) after missing the past two games because of a sprained right foot.
•Carolina receiver Philly Brown (shoulder) and Seattle tight end Tony Moeaki (calf) are both questionable for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game.
•The Nevada Supreme Court says Bengals defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones has to pay more than $12.4 million in damages in a shooting that wounded two Las Vegas Strip club doormen nearly eight years ago, including one who was paralyzed from the waist down.
Jones wasn't the gunman. But the ruling upheld a jury's finding that he instigated the violence.