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Greenway: Peterson Can Still Win Most Valuable Player Award

After a year away from the National Football League, nobody is quite sure what to expect from Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson. Well, nobody with the exception of one of his longest-tenured teammates, that is. Linebacker Chad Greenway, in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, made the bold statement that Peterson is quite capable of winning the Most Valuable Quarterback Player Award in the National Football League. It's Adrian. He can do anything. I still tend to lean towards the fact that we've gotten so much preseason publicity is because of our quarterback. Unfortunately...

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Journal Sentinel hires new Packers beat reporter

I'm happy to announce that Michael Cohen will fill the big shoes of Tyler Dunne as a reporter on our Green Bay Packers beat.

Favre: Thompson sent congratulatory texts after Vikings' wins

 Photo/Sports Illustrated Brett Favre is on the cover of this week’s special Where Are They Now? issue of SI. GREEN BAY – For all the hard feelings there were after Brett Favre’s ugly divorce from the Green Bay Packers and subsequent two-year stretch with the archrival Minnesota Vikings, the future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback got a couple of interesting text messages after he beat his former team twice during the 2009 season.In a lengthy feature by Greg Bishop in this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, Favre says he received congratulatory text messages from Packers...

Vikings LB Brian Peters benefits from increased reps

With the amount of injured Vikings linebackers during OTAs and minicamp, Brian Peters benefited with an increased amount of reps on defense last month. The Northwestern product converted from safety to linebacker after college and played the last two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He signed with the Vikings during the offseason, hoping to land a spot on the 53-man roster as a special teams player and a depth piece at linebacker. “Brian is doing a nice job with all the coverage aspects of where he’s supposed to be, you’d expect that from a...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2015

Look inside the $2.5 million Birmingham home for sale by ex-Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush

Former Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush, who is headed west after being signed by the San Francisco 49ers, is selling his sprawling, contemporary Birmingham home for a smidge under $2.5 million.
In a year when Duke wins national championship in basketball, Lions' Laken Tomlinson named ACC's top male athlete

In a year when Duke wins national championship in basketball, Lions' Laken Tomlinson named ACC's top male athlete

How good was Laken Tomlinson at Duke? Consider this: The Detroit Lions first-round pick was just named the ACC's male athlete of the year -- and he did it in a year when the basketball-crazy Blue Devils won a national championship in, you know, basketball.

Vikings DE Danielle Hunter molding 'raw' talent

When people speak about Danielle Hunter, including us here on this blog, the first word to describe the defensive end is typically “raw”. He was a two-year starter at LSU, starting 23 of the 38 games he played in. When you watched how Hunter played, it’s clear there’s still plenty he has to learn and it’s not necessarily his fault. Hunter was just doing what the LSU coaching staff told him to do. Plus, he was very young in college. While it’s extremely difficult to gauge how players in the trenches look during OTAs and minicamp without pads, you can observe technique. Hands and...

Vikings rookie evaluations: DE Danielle Hunter

Part 1: Trae Waynes Part 2: Eric Kendricks Moving right along as we get a better understanding of this year’s Vikings draft class, we come across the most gifted Vikings rookie in terms of athleticism. Defensive end Danielle Hunter, the team’s third round pick, is by far the most intriguing selection. The 20-year-old is listed at 6-5 and 252 pounds with arms measured at 34 ¼ inches at the NFL Combine. You can read more about his story here. He’s an athlete, but can he develop those raw traits at defensive end, or linebacker, for the Vikings? Strengths: Whether it’s the start of a big...
Detroit Lions — Five low-profile players who have shot at final roster

Detroit Lions — Five low-profile players who have shot at final roster

When there are nearly 90 on the Detroit Lions roster, some guys can get a little lost. Here are five low-profile guys who could win roster spots: Michael Williams made the move from tight end to tackle before the 2014 season. He didn’t get any game time at the position but impressed in practice. Coach Jim Caldwell and offensive coordinator have praised him up and down. In minicamp he got some reps with the starters at right tackle with LaAdrian Waddle and Cornelius Lucas out with injuries. George Winn seems to just make plays. The running back had a solid camp a year ago....

Brett Favre in SI: 'I think I could play'

Brett Favre, wearing his old Green Bay Packers jersey, is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week as part of the magazine's Where are They Now issue.
Detroit Lions — Five reasons run game will improve

Detroit Lions — Five reasons run game will improve

After finishing 28th in the NFL in the run game in 2014, there’s not much room to go but up. The Lions have made personnel moves to get the run game in gear and coach Jim Caldwell hasn’t hesitated to say it must improve. Here are five reasons the run game will be better: The whole offense should be better in the second year of the new scheme. Everyone should know his role. They have basically traded Reggie Bush, who had trouble staying healthy in 2014, for rookie Ameer Abdullah who had 4,500 career rushing yards at Nebraska against Big Ten defenses. Abdullah has been...
Chicago Tribune Jun 30, 2015

Could Brett Favre still play in the NFL at age 45? He seems to think so

Herschel Walker isn't the only retired football star who thinks he could still play in the NFL.

Could Brett Favre still play in the NFL at age 45? He seems to think so

Herschel Walker isn't the only retired football star who thinks he could still play in the NFL.
Lions' Joique Bell: I'd be surprised if I don't rush for 1,200 yards

Lions' Joique Bell: I'd be surprised if I don't rush for 1,200 yards

Joique Bell isn't worried about the knee injury that has sidelined him for the entirety of the offseason. He isn't worried about the Achilles either. He really, really isn't.

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