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SidCast: Expect Peterson back with Vikings as long as his family is happy

StarTribune.com The running back has more value to the Vikings than he does to other teams.
  • New: 10 hr 46 min ago

Vikings: Chad Greenway hopes to return ... with Peterson

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Linebacker Chad Greenway wants to return to the Vikings, and they want him back. Now it's a matter of money.
  • 15 hr ago

Adrian Peterson meets with Zimmer, Spielman. We break down the tape.

TwinCities.com (Marino Eccher meccher@pioneerpress.com) — How did the peacemaking summit between Adrian Peterson, Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman go yesterday?
  • 16 hr 12 min ago

Vikings mailbag: Free-agent linebackers, potential cuts and, fine, one Brandon Marshall question

StarTribune.com It’s been a few weeks since I last did a mailbag, and with the official start of free agency a few days away, today seemed like a great day to reach out to my friends on Twitter for some...
  • 16 hr 48 min ago

Craig: In NFL free agency, it's buyer beware

StarTribune.com Winners become losers; losers become winners. The open negotiating period begins Saturday.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Vikings GM, coach meet with Peterson for four hours

StarTribune.com Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer went to Adrian Peterson’s Texas home.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Vikings QB Cassel will be traded to Buffalo

StarTribune.com The move creates salary cap space, and a void at backup QB.
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Vikings, Adrian Peterson meet without resolution

TwinCities.com (Brian Murphy brianmurphy@pioneerpress.com) — Adrian Peterson and the Vikings brass had a four-hour tete-a-tete at his house near Houston on Wednesday without resolving whether the superstar running back will play again for Minnesota.
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Adrian Peterson meets with Vikings brass

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — Adrian Peterson met with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman on Wednesday. Will the meeting result in Peterson's return to Minnesota?
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Peterson meeting starts with hugs, lasts four hours

StarTribune.com Vikings General Manger Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer met with running back Adrian Peterson at his Houston home a little after noon today.You’ve probably watched the video by now....
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

TFD: Breaking down Adrian Peterson hugging Spielman and Zimmer

StarTribune.com Adrian Peterson hugged Vikings GM Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer outside his Texas home today. There’s proof, on the TV.Frankly, we’re surprised we haven’t been deluged with emails from...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Mid-day talker: Where does Matt Cassel rank among Cassel-esque Vikings QBs?

StarTribune.com The Vikings traded Matt Cassel to the Bills today in a move that strikes us a little odd since Cassel is a very functional backup but that also signals that the Vikings have supreme faith in Teddy...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Matt Cassel shuffled off to Buffalo

StarTribune.com The Buffalo Bills continued their busy offseason on Wednesday by acquiring quarterback Matt Cassel from Minnesota in exchange for undisclosed draft choices.
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NFC North Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams

NFL.com (NFL.com) — College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding each team leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft, connecting prospects with their potential future NFL clubs.
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Vikings trade backup QB Cassel to the Bills

StarTribune.com The Vikings have agreed to trade backup quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills.This time a year ago, the Vikings re-signed Cassel to a two-year contract so the veteran could be the “bridge”...
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Vikings trading Matt Cassel to Buffalo

TwinCities.com (From news service reports) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to trade backup quarterback Matt Cassel and an undisclosed draft pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for undisclosed draft picks, according to multiple reports.
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Buffalo Bills agree to acquire Matt Cassel

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they have agreed to acquire Vikings QB Matt Cassel, sending an undisclosed draft choice in exchange for undisclosed draft choices.
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Blog Articles

Vikings mailbag: Free-agent linebackers, potential cuts and, fine, one Brandon Marshall question

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — It’s been a few weeks since I last did a mailbag, and with the official start of free agency a few days away, today seemed like a great day to reach out to my friends on Twitter for some...
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Peterson meeting starts with hugs, lasts four hours

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Vikings General Manger Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer met with running back Adrian Peterson at his Houston home a little after noon today.You’ve probably watched the video by now....
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Vikings trade backup QB Cassel to the Bills

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have agreed to trade backup quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buffalo Bills.This time a year ago, the Vikings re-signed Cassel to a two-year contract so the veteran could be the “bridge”...
  • 2 days ago

Vikings don't expect to get any compensatory picks

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — I know there are more prominent matters of concern as it pertains to the Vikings beat right now. You know, like where Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman ate breakfast at MSP this morning before flying...
  • 2 days ago

Zimmer to meet with Peterson in Texas

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Now that the Vikings can officially meet with Adrian Peterson, they intend to do just that.A source confirmed Peterson will meet with Vikings officials Wednesday in Houston.   USA Today reported...
  • 2 days ago
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Lower-tier alternatives to top-dollar free agents

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — General Manager Rick Spielman probably rained on the parade of Vikings fans who are hoping for a splash this offseason when he said yesterday that he expects the team to be patient in free...
  • 3 days ago
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VikesCentric: Top 5 Vikings draft picks—first round

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — A look at the top five best first round draft picks in Vikings history.
  • 3 days ago
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Spielman says Vikings have spoken with Peterson

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — General Manager Rick Spielman said this morning at the University of Minnesota’s pro day that the Vikings have spoken to running back Adrian Peterson since last Thursday and that they plan to...
  • 4 days ago
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VikesCentric: 2015 Adjusted Jersey Buying Guide

StarTribune.com (AJ Mansour) — A guide to jersey buying now that AP is not on top of the list...
  • 4 days ago
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VikesCentric: Top 5 Vikings draft picks—Second Round

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — A look at the top five best second round draft picks in Viking history.
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VIKES CENTRIC: Replacing Charlie - The Preferred Path To Filling The Gap At LG

StarTribune.com (AJ Mansour) — Now that the Vikings have released LG Charlie Johnson, it's time to start thinking about filling the gap...
  • 6 days ago
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Peterson issues statement

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — A day after Judge David Doty overturned Adrian Peterson’s suspension and sent the matter back to the NFL — which quickly appealed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals — Peterson issued this...
  • 6 days ago
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Three 'do's' for NFL free agency

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Wednesday, we took a look at three of one man’s the many, many, many “Don’ts” in NFL free agency. (Never been a big fan of celebrating free agency’s big spenders, labeling them “winners” when they...
  • 6 days ago
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Vikings release veteran guard Charlie Johnson

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have officially released veteran offensive guard Charlie Johnson.The 30-year-old spent the past four seasons with the Vikings, starting 61 of 64 games. In 2014, he struggled at left...
  • 6 days ago
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Zimmer on Sharrif Floyd and the 'big man's game'

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — It was about time for head coach Mike Zimmer to wrap up his official NFL scouting combine press conference last Thursday. All of the pressing questions, like the ones about Adrian Peterson and the...
  • 7 days ago
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VikesCentric: Top 5 Vikings draft picks—third round

StarTribune.com (Joe Oberle) — A look at the best third round selections in Vikings draft history.
  • 7 days ago
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Bostick opens up: 'I became the singular scapegoat'

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Brandon Bostick, the tight end whom the Vikings claimed off waivers last week, has shared an interesting first-person piece for MMQB.com about his emotions and experiences in the aftermath of that...
  • 8 days ago
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Vikings mock draft roundup: now in Waynes' world?

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The NFL scouting combine is now a few days behind us, which means the draftniks have had sufficient time to update their mock drafts to reflect what was learned in Indy.It is still more than two...
  • 8 days ago
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Some NFL free agency 'don'ts'

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — A week from Saturday, NFL teams and agents for players who will become unrestricted free agents are allowed to begin negotiating. But they can’t sign off on a deal until 3 p.m. CT on March 10,...
  • 9 days ago
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VikesCentric: Vikings should keep Cassel

StarTribune.com (Bo Mitchell) — He'll be expensive for a backup quarterback, but Matt Cassel should be retained by the Vikings in 2015.
  • 9 days ago
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