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Daily Norseman 6 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings Have Expensive Decision Coming On Matt Kalil

The National Football League released their figures for franchise and transition player tenders on Monday. Let's take a look at those and how they apply to the Minnesota Vikings, even though our favorite football team will not be using either tag on any of their pending free agents. The franchise number is the average salary of the top five players at a given position, while the transition number is the average salary of the top ten players at that position. Position Franchise Number Transition Number Quarterback $18.51 million $16.12 million Running Back $10.93 million $9.02...

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St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago
Vikings, Adrian Peterson have had 'open dialogue,' Rick Spielman says

Vikings, Adrian Peterson have had 'open dialogue,' Rick Spielman says

Vikings officials have talked with Adrian Peterson since last Thursday's ruling by a federal judge that enabled them to reach out to their star running back.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 2 hours ago

Gophers football: Maxx Williams runs routes, David Cobb rests at pro day

Maxx Williams and David Cobb looked relaxed catching up with old teammates and coaches during Monday's Pro Day at the University of Minnesota football facility.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 10 hours ago
Vikings, Adrian Peterson have had 'open dialogue,' Rick Spielman says

Vikings, Adrian Peterson have had 'open dialogue,' Rick Spielman says

Vikings officials have communicated with Adrian Peterson since last Thursday's ruling by a federal judge that enabled team officials to reach out to the star running back.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Spielman says Vikings have spoken with Peterson

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 continue to have an “open dialogue” with Peterson while he is on the commissioner’s exempt list. “We are able to have communication now with Adrian,” Spielman said. “We’ll keep all those communications internal. I don’t want to give you guys a blow-by-blow [account] every day. I think it’s been very clearly stated that we want to have Adrian Peterson back. There’s no question about...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 23 hours ago

Sid Hartman: Vikings GM Spielman still has praise for Peterson

Rick Spielman is free to talk with his superstar running back again after last week’s court ruling.

David Cobb's father says Gophers running back won't work out at Minnesota pro day due to quad injury

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The quad strain Gophers running back David Cobb suffered last month at the NFL combine is said to be doing better but is not good enough for Cobb to work out during Monday's Minnesota pro day at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. "He will be in attendance, but not participate,'' Cobb's father, Caesar Cobb, wrote in an email to the Pioneer Press on Sunday night. Cobb, expected to go in the range of the third round in the April 30-May 2 NFL draft, was injured Feb. 21 while running a 40-yard dash in Indianapolis and was done […] The post David...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 28, 2015

Charley Walters: Peterson would be upgrade over Murray, Owens says

It is unclear whether the Dallas Cowboys will be able to retain unrestricted free-agent running back DeMarco Murray, who led the NFL in rushing last season. But if they can't, the Cowboys would be getting at least an equal to Murray -- or even a better replacement, if they are able to acquire Adrian Peterson from the Vikings.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 27, 2015
Vikings: Adrian Peterson happy to be 'one step closer to playing

Vikings: Adrian Peterson happy to be 'one step closer to playing

Adrian Peterson said he is pleased with a federal judge's decision Thursday to nullify a six-game suspension levied by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, calling it one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love."

Adrian Peterson releases statement on judge's ruling

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Adrian Peterson released a statement Friday on the ruling by a federal judge that clears the way for him to be reinstated from his NFL suspension for a child-abuse incident: "I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty’s decision.  It is a positive step in protecting players’ rights and preserving due process for all players.  It also brings me one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love.  As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 27, 2015

Vikings release guard Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson knew at the end of last season he might not be back with the Vikings. The official word came Friday.

Vikings release veteran guard Charlie Johnson

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 guard before missing two games late in the season with an ankle injury. Johnson returned for the season finale, and it will likely end up being his final game in a Vikings uniform. Johnson signed a two-year deal with the Vikings last offseason to stay with the team. By releasing Johnson, the team cleared $2.5 million in cap space without any dead money staying on the cap. Johnson is now an...

Vikings release guard Charlie Johnson

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The Vikings on Friday released guard Charlie Johnson. Johnson was due $2.45 million in the second year of a two-year, $5 million contract, but he had no more guaranteed money left. The move was not a surprise after Johnson had a shaky season. In an interview with the Pioneer Press last December, Johnson had talked about the possibility of being gone from the Vikings. "I have no concern about what will happen,'' Johnson said. "Whether it's here or not. Let's put it this way, it will be my decision.''   The post Vikings release guard Charlie Johnson...

Vikings can create cap space a few other ways

In case you spent your Sunday re-watching Zach LaVine highlights or crunching numbers to figure out the Wild’s playoff odds, my colleague Chip Scoggins wrote a pretty thorough column on the Adrian Peterson situation for Sunday’s newspaper. With a pair of prominent Vikings decision-makers in Owner Mark Wilf and new COO Kevin Warren coming out last week in support of Peterson’s return, it’s obvious that the Vikings are making a concerted effort to smooth things over with the star back — or at least give that impression publicly. The elephant in the room, of course, is his contract,...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Feb 27, 2015
The View from Dallas: Cowboys' odds of getting Adrian Peterson improve

The View from Dallas: Cowboys' odds of getting Adrian Peterson improve

When an ESPN The Magazine article last summer first began to connect the dots between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and all-pro running back Adrian Peterson, there was an absence of logic about the situation.

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