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Tom Powers: Vikings' Adrian Peterson can make this all go away

TwinCities.com (Tom Powers tpowers@pioneerpress.com) — Adrian Peterson has an escape route from his current troubles.
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Vikings: Adrian Peterson expected to show up for Adrian Peterson Day

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Adrian Peterson's first extended public appearance since a child-abuse incident surfaced last September could be next month in his hometown of Palestine, Texas.
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Vikings OTAs open without Peterson

StarTribune.com We wrote over the weekend that running back Adrian Peterson was not planning to show up for the start of voluntary organized team activities. So it should be no surprise that he was not at Winter...
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Vikings rookie evaluations: LB Eric Kendricks

StarTribune.com We’ve already reviewed the Vikings first round pick, cornerback Trae Waynes, during our “Truth or Hype” series prior to the NFL Draft. We’ll now focus on the other Vikings players either selected...
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Randy Moss signs autographs for Tyrone Carter's football camp

StarTribune.com Former Vikings wid receiver Randy Moss signed autographs at Fan HQ in Ridgedale Mall to support former Vikings safety Tyrone Carter's football camp.
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Adrian Peterson won’t be at Vikings OTAs on Tuesday

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The offseason-long wait for when Adrian Peterson will wear a Vikings uniform is still on hold. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Peterson’s plans are fluid and could change next week.
  • 2 days ago

Adrian Peterson absent at Vikings OTAs on Tuesday

NFL.com (NFL.com) — The offseason-long wait for when Adrian Peterson will wear a Vikings uniform is still on hold. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Peterson’s plans are fluid and could change next week.
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Peterson not expected to participate in Vikings' voluntary workouts this week

StarTribune.com Running back Adrian Peterson will not be in attendance Tuesday when the Vikings begin their first week of organized team activities at Winter Park. Peterson instead will remain in Texas this week,...
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Vikings' Adrian Peterson to miss start of organized team activities

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — Running back Adrian Peterson won't be at Vikings organized team activities when they begin Tuesday, a source told the Pioneer Press on Sunday.
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All these years later, Moss still can draw a crowd

StarTribune.com The mercurial receiver signed autographs to raise money.
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Vikings: Chuck Foreman waits for call from hall of fame

TwinCities.com (Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com) — When Chuck Foreman shows up as a substitute teacher in Bloomington, his students already know plenty about him.
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Vikings will need surprise contributors to emerge

StarTribune.com In Mike Zimmer's second year, the team will have to find a lot of players to step up who weren't around last season.
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Randy Moss attends leukemia survivor's graduation

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Randy Moss reconnected with an old friend Friday night when he handed Kassi Spier her high school diploma. Moss met Spier as a rookie in 1998 at a Vikings training camp autograph session.
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Randy Moss attends cancer survivor's graduation

NFL.com (NFL.com) — Randy Moss befriended two-year old Kassi Spier as a Vikings rookie in 1998. Seventeen years later, he kept a promise and returned to Minnesota to hand Spier a high school diploma.
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Yes, that was Randy Moss at a small-town Minnesota graduation Friday

StarTribune.com Here's a quick make-your-day story about why the former Vikings wide receiver attended graduation in a town of 2,500 people.
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Zimmer: Cordarrelle Patterson running better routes

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer recently noted that Cordarrelle Patterson's route running has improved this offseason. Can Minnesota finally rely on the wideout to give the offense a playmaking...
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Access Vikings mailbag: Which rookie will have the best season?

StarTribune.com @MasterStrib Who will have a better first year in the NFL for the Vikings: Waynes, Kendricks or Clemmings? #VikingsST— Judd Zulgad’s Hoodie (@JZHoodie) May 19, 2015Good question, and I’d go with...
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Vikings HC: I have an indication when A.P. will report

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Vikings HC Mike Zimmer says he has an indication of when running back Adrian Peterson will show up this offseason. Can we expect Minnesota's star rusher to appear at camp in the near future?
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Zimmer: I have an indication when A.P. will report

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he has an indication of when running back Adrian Peterson will show up this offseason. Can we expect Minnesota's star rusher to appear at camp in the near future?
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Blog Articles

Vikings OTAs open without Peterson

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — We wrote over the weekend that running back Adrian Peterson was not planning to show up for the start of voluntary organized team activities. So it should be no surprise that he was not at Winter...
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Vikings rookie evaluations: LB Eric Kendricks

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — We’ve already reviewed the Vikings first round pick, cornerback Trae Waynes, during our “Truth or Hype” series prior to the NFL Draft. We’ll now focus on the other Vikings players either selected...
  • 21 hr 22 min ago

Peterson not expected to participate in Vikings' voluntary OTAs this week

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Running back Adrian Peterson will not be in attendance Tuesday at Winter Park when the Vikings begin their first week of voluntary organized team activities. He instead will remain in Texas,...
  • 2 days ago

Access Vikings mailbag: Which rookie will have the best season?

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — You have questions; we have answers and opinions. Here's the latest edition of Vikings mailbag.@MasterStrib Who will have a better first year in the NFL for the Vikings: Waynes, Kendricks or...
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Blair Walsh knows he must be better in 2015, wants to 'stay a Viking' after

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Blair Walsh isn’t sweating the NFL rule change that pushed back PATs.The Vikings kicker also doesn’t seem too concerned with needing to get his groove back after what was statistically the...
  • 5 days ago

Blair Walsh embracing 'new challenge' of NFL's 33-yard extra points

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Blair Walsh knew that change was inevitable this time a year ago when the NFL announced that it would experiment with the placement of the ball for extra points after touchdowns. That change came...
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NFL Players Association wants commissioner charged with contempt of court in Peterson case

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — The NFL Players Association asked today that Commissioner Roger Goodell be held in contempt of court relating to the Adrian Peterson case.The NFLPA says the league has ignored a court order to...
  • 7 days ago

Offensive line tops this list of three things that must go right in 2015

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Once upon a time, the NFL season had a beginning, an end and baseball in between. People from coast to coast were known to look away from “The Shield” for days, weeks or — brace for it — months at...
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Zimmer tells Sid that Fusco could be sliding over to left guard

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings’ starter at left guard this season could be … Brandon Fusco?In a recent conversation with our Sid Hartman, head coach Mike Zimmer revealed the Vikings “have actually been looking at...
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Vikings gain athleticism with TE MyCole Pruitt

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — Before the Vikings selected a wide receiver in the 2015 NFL Draft, a position many thought the team would address during the first three rounds, they picked a tight end.And it wasn’t even the...
  • 11 days ago
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Robison suffers pectoral injury while working out at Winter Park

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Vikings defensive end Brian Robison suffered a pectoral injury while working out at Winter Park today, three league sources have confirmed.The extent of Robison’s injury will not be known until...
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Zimmer feels Vikings will be 'all right' after 'open competition' at safety

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings went into this month’s NFL draft with quite a few needs. They targeted the cornerback and middle linebacker spots early. It took them a couple of days, but they got around to...
  • 12 days ago
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Zimmer doesn't anticipate any issues if and when Peterson reports

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — Members of the Minnesota media got an opportunity to watch tape with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer today. What Zimmer said during that film session was off the record, but he did speak on the...
  • 13 days ago
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Better rookie season: Teddy Bridgewater or Derek Carr?

StarTribune.com (Master Tesfatsion) — It’s been one of the most talked about debates around NFL circles during the offseason as everyone twiddles their thumbs waiting for the season to start.Who had a better rookie year – Vikings...
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In Zimmer's scheme, Kendricks has the look of a modern three-down 'backer

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — Fans and media sure can be a picky pack of people.We look at a 252-pound middle linebacker like Jasper Brinkley, call him a “two-down thumper” and complain that he lacks the speed and agility to...
  • 15 days ago
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Vikings cut Kain Colter, Jesse Somsel

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have waived wide receiver Kain Colter and guard Jesse Somsel.Colter, best known for leading the charge for the Northwestern football team to unionize, spent last season on the Vikings’...
  • 15 days ago
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Five Vikings stats that stand out: 2015 draft class edition

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — It’s been a while since I blogged up an installment of “Five Vikings stats.” The fact that the Vikings haven’t played a game since late December might have something to do with that. But today, I...
  • 15 days ago
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Zimmer says Kalil's offseason surgery was 'more of a clean-up kind of thing'

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — This morning, head coach Mike Zimmer downplayed any concern about left tackle Matt Kalil, who underwent offseason surgery on both knees.Kalil had his knees scoped in January by Dr. James Andrews,...
  • 18 days ago
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Kendricks starts at middle linebacker (for now) and Waynes is a fast learner

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings just wrapped up the morning walkthrough of the first day of their rookie minicamp. Soon after, head coach Mike Zimmer headed to the podium to talk about his impressions of those...
  • 18 days ago
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Vikings sign top pick Trae Waynes

StarTribune.com (Matt Vensel) — The Vikings have signed their first player from this year’s draft class, and it just so happens to be the first player they selected.Cornerback Trae Waynes, the 11th overall selection last...
  • 19 days ago
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