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Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

Possible Vikings move to Chanhassen spurs development buzz

Both Eden Prairie and Chanhassen are awaiting a headquarters decision by the team.
Detroit Lions — Three reasons Caraun Reid could be a starter

Detroit Lions — Three reasons Caraun Reid could be a starter

One of the standouts from the Lions’ offseason work, including the three-day minicamp, was defensive tackle Caraun Reid. Months ago when there was so much angst from so many about replacing Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, Reid didn’t even seem to be in the conversation. Now here are three reasons Reid could start: With a good training camp, Reid could very well nail down the starting job alongside Haloti Ngata. Tyrunn Walker is in the mix too along with Gabe Wright. At the very least Reid will be in the rotation on Sundays. Reid took it upon himself to build himself up...
Plain Dealer Jul 4, 2015
Packers' Andrew Quarless arrested for firing 2 shots in air; TE played at Penn State

Packers' Andrew Quarless arrested for firing 2 shots in air; TE played at Penn State

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was charged with discharging a firearm in public.

Quarless arrested on gun charge in Miami's South Beach

 Photo/ Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was having a strong offseason before his arrest in South Florida Saturday morning. GREEN BAY – Andrew Quarless’ offseason had his quarterback and his coaches – as well as the Green Bay Packers veteran tight end himself – talking big. Now, after Quarless’ arrest on a charge of firing a gun in the South Beach area of Miami, he’s being talked about for another reason.Quarless, who drew significant praise from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the offensive coaches during the team’s minicamp in June, was arrested early Saturday morning in...

Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has pectoral muscle injury

Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson has a torn pectoral muscle injury, an NFL source confirmed. The injury happened during the Vikings’ June mini-camp, ESPN reported today. Robinson declined to comment on the injury, but texted he was looking forward to “playing with the Vikings this season.” Robinson was a third round pick in 2012 and has played regularly since. The Vikings took cornerback Trae Waynes with their first round pick this year after drafting cornerback Xavier Rhodes in the first round in 2013. The Vikings lost two starters, Phil Loadholt and Brandon Fusco, on the offensive...

Report: Packers' Quarless charged with firing gun

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless reportedly has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots into the ground during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage.

Jones was ticketed for marijuana possession after NFC title game

 Screen capture/greenbaywi.gov Datone Jones received a one-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. He was cited for marijuana possession and paid a fine earlier tihs year. GREEN BAY – According to City of Green Bay Municipal Court records, Green Bay Packers defensive end Datone Jones was ticketed marijuana possession on Jan. 19 – the day after the Packers’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game – and paid an $880 fine a month later.That would explain why Jones received a one-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday for...

A wild decade of Vikings ownership for Wilfs

The Vikings have been under Wilf ownership since 2005.

Vikings offer to pay half of pedestrian bridge costs

The Met Council will vote on a proposal that caps team’s share of pedestrian bridge at $3.5M.
Chicago Tribune Jul 2, 2015

Chargers' Antonio Gates among players suspended for NFL drug policy violations

Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.

Packers' Datone Jones suspended for regular-season opener

The NFL did not release the drug for which Jones tested positive, but since the release referred only to the substance abuse policy it means it was not a performance-enhancing drug.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 2, 2015

Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders dies at 68

Sanders spent his entire 10-year (1968-77) NFL career with the Lions, recording 336 catches for 4,817 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Packers DE Datone Jones suspended one game for substance abuse violation

Green Bay - The NFL has suspended Packers DE Datone Jones one game for violating the league's substance abuse program.
Detroit Lions Charlie Sanders dies at age 68.

Detroit Lions Charlie Sanders dies at age 68.

Charlie Sanders, the Detroit Lions’ Hall of Fame tight end, died on Thursday. He had been battling cancer for several months. Sanders, 68, had knee replacement surgery in February and that’s when the cancer was discovered. Sanders had never cut ties with the Lions — most recently working as assistant director of pro personnel — and was a fixture around the practice facility until recent months. Through the years he had worked at a variety of positions including broadcaster, wide receivers coach and the last 16 in the personnel department. The seven-time Pro Bowler  is...

Defensive end Jones suspended one game for substance-abuse violation

 Photo/ Datone Jones has been suspended for the regular-season opener at Chicago for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. GREEN BAY – Just a few weeks ago, during minicamp, Datone Jones acknowledged that he needed to show this season just what he’s capable of.The Green Bay Packers’ third-year defensive end and 2013 first-round draft pick has now made that slightly harder on himself, as the NFL suspended Jones for the Packers’ Sept. 13 regular-season opener at Chicago for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.Jones is suspended without pay for that game, and he...

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