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Browns still trying to recruit free-agent QB Josh McCown, but Bills reportedly in pursuit, too

Browns still trying to recruit free-agent QB Josh McCown, but Bills reportedly in pursuit, too

As of late Thursday night, the Browns were among at least a couple of teams talking to the camp of free-agent quarterback Josh McCown about signing a contract, a source familiar with the situation confirmed for the Beacon Journal. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. McCown visited the Browns on Tuesday and Wednesday. He has also met with the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears and New York Jets. Contract negotiations between McCown's agent and the Bills took place Thursday, according to several reports that surfaced in the morning. He...

If Adrian Peterson were to be traded his father said he's heard 'rumors' of Arizona, Dallas, Indianapolis

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Adrian Peterson’s father stresses his son hasn’t asked for a trade. But it were to happen, he said Thursday he’s heard “rumors’’ of  three possible landing spots. “I’ve heard rumors, Arizona,’’ Nelson said in a phone interview with the Pioneer Press. “I’ve also heard the rumors of Indianapolis and the Colts, going there with a quarterback the caliber of (Andrew) Luck. I’ve also heard the Cowboys, coming back home with the Cowboys, behind that offensive line that they have.’’ The Vikings at this point don’t seem...
Vikings tight end Brandon Bostick says he received 'death threats' following botched onside kick with Packers

Vikings tight end Brandon Bostick says he received 'death threats' following botched onside kick with Packers

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Tight end Brandon Bostick, picked up on waivers last week from Green Bay, said Thursday in a first-person article on Sports Illustrated’s website he has received “a lot” of death threats on social media and that life has been difficult following a botched onside kick in last month’s NFC Championship Game at Seattle. “I messed up in the NFC Championship Game, and trust me, it hurts,’’ Bostick wrote. “I’ll probably think about my role in the botched onside kick every day for the rest of my life. It haunts me like a recurring...

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Vensel: What are the next steps for Vikings, Peterson?

The Star Tribune’s Matt Vensel joins CineSport’s Brian Clark to discuss what Thursday’s ruling means for Adrian Peterson’s future with the Vikings.

Draft loaded with talent-rich wide receivers

Ted Thompson was in true form at the 2015 NFL scouting combine. Local reporters know the drill, that the Green Bay Packers general manager takes joy in providing empty answers at this Lucas Oil Stadium podium.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 5 hours ago

SidCast: Peterson will play with the Vikings next season

Columnist Sid Hartman says Thursday's ruling is irrelevant to the Vikings running back's future.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 8 hours ago
Tom Powers: Vikings' Peterson defeats NFL despite moral standoff

Tom Powers: Vikings' Peterson defeats NFL despite moral standoff

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Report: Detroit Lions to sign former CFL pass-rushing standout Phillip Hunt

Report: Detroit Lions to sign former CFL pass-rushing standout Phillip Hunt

Hunt, who spent three seasons with the Eagles, led the CFL with 16 sacks in 2010 as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

10th anniversary Tailgate Tour set for April 14-18

 Photoo/ESPNWisconsin.com The Packers annual Tailgate Tour celebrates its 10th anniversary this spring. GREEN BAY – While Brett Favre won’t be one of the bus riders for the Green Bay Packers’ 10 th anniversary Tailgate Tour – maybe next year, after the prodigal quarterback returns to the fold and has his No. 4 retired – the guest list is an impressive one for the team’s annual goodwill tour.Scheduled to join Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy are current players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, prominent Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 12 hours ago

Federal judge reinstates Adrian Peterson

The decision paves the way for resolution between the running back and the Vikings.
St. Paul Pioneer Press 12 hours ago
Vikings' Adrian Peterson reinstated by federal judge

Vikings' Adrian Peterson reinstated by federal judge

A federal judge overturned Adrian Peterson's suspension Thursday, ruling an NFL arbitrator exceeded his authority in upholding Commissioner Roger Goodell's punishment of the Vikings' star running back.

Suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated by the NFL

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated from his NFL suspension after U.S. District Court Judge David Doty ruled Thursday in favor of the NFL Players Association in a lawsuit it had filed on Peterson's behalf. That restores Peterson to the Vikings' roster after Peterson had been suspended for a child-abuse incident. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell originally had ruled that Peterson would not be able to apply for reinstatement until April 15. Much more coming on this story.   The post Suspended Vikings running back Adrian...

Mel Kiper: Detroit Lions shouldn't draft a running back in first round despite Reggie Bush's departure

There could be a couple premium tailback options for the Lions with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft, but ESPN's Mel Kiper says they are best off resisting the urge to select Georgia's Todd Gurley or Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon. There are plenty of good tailbacks available later in the draft, Kiper reasons, while there's only one Malcom Brown.

WIth Hawk gone, TCU's Paul Dawson is one puzzling ILB

Green Bay The A.J. Hawk/Brad Jones partnership at inside linebacker is officially no more. Both have been released. On Wednesday, G.M. Ted Thompson officially let go one of his favorite players. The Green Bay Packers are starting over at the position.

Jon Gruden: Time for Bears to give another QB a chance

As Bears general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox evaluate Jay Cutler to determine whether to bring him back for the 2015 season, ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden thinks it’s time the club gives another signal caller an opportunity. Asked on ESPN "Mike & Mike" on Thursday what would go into the final decision regarding Cutler, Gruden said, “I think John Fox is gonna look at the body of work. They’re gonna see that he didn’t get it done really with Lovie Smith or Marc Trestman, and now I’m the next head coach.

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