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Chicago Tribune Apr 23, 2015

It's a battle royale as White Sox and Royals brawl, go to extra innings

The White Sox and Royals had a heated opening series in Kansas City this month, and the intensity skyrocketed when a bench-clearing brawl resulted in five ejections Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

It's a battle royale as White Sox and Royals brawl, go to extra innings

The White Sox and Royals had a heated opening series in Kansas City this month, and the intensity skyrocketed when a bench-clearing brawl resulted in five ejections Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.

A look back at Ted Thompson's trades as Packers G.M.

Green Bay Usually on draft day, G.M. Ted Thompson and the Green Bay Packers prefer to move around. And usually, it's acquire more picks. Last spring was the first year Thompson didnt make a trade.

At CB, D'Juon Smith brings mano-a-mano background to pros

Green Bay Glance over DJoun Smiths numbers and its easy to assume the Florida Atlantic cornerback played mostly zone coverage and is destined for a life as a slot cornerback in the NFL.

NFL Draft Truth or Hype: Michigan State CB Trae Waynes

We’ll take a daily look at some of the most talked about prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft and tell you whether they’re worth the hype or not. I’ve been so obsessed with the edge rushers in the draft that I haven’t analyzed a single cornerback in this series yet. Well, that changes now starting with Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes. It seems as if 90 percent of the mock drafts (rough estimate) pairs Waynes and the Vikings with the 11th overall pick. He’s viewed as the top rated cornerback in the draft by many people at six feet and 186 pounds. Could he fill the need for the...
Northwest Herald Apr 23, 2015

How tough will the move to a 3-4 defense be for the Chicago Bears?

A not-so-funny thing happened to the Bears' renowned 4-3 defense when Phil Emery elected to can Lovie Smith after a 10-6 campaign in 2012 and bring in Marc Trestman to overhaul the offense.

Lofton, Anderson were talented co-picks in 1978 Packers draft

The Green Bay Packers have had multiple picks in the first round of an NFL draft several times. One first-round duo stands above all the rest in franchise history: James Lofton and John Anderson.

A not-so-complete list of Vikings' pre-draft interest

With the 2015 NFL draft looming on April 30, the Vikings have been busy doing their homework on draft prospects. Here is a list of their interactions, reported by us or others, with certain prospects. Note that this is far from a complete list, as there are surely meetings the Vikings have kept quiet. Quarterback: Devin Gardner, QB/WR, Michigan: East West Shrine Game meeting Running back: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State: Pro day meeting David Cobb, RB, Minnesota: NFL combine meeting David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa: Winter Park visit Zach Zenner, RB, South Dakota State: East West Shrine Game...
Mike Mayock: Possibility Detroit Lions draft Melvin Gordon or Todd Gurley

Mike Mayock: Possibility Detroit Lions draft Melvin Gordon or Todd Gurley

No running back has been drafted in the first round since 2012. Could the Lions go that direction in the NFL draft that starts next Thursday? NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock sees it as a possibility. He loves running backs Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) and Todd Gurley (Georgia) who are expected to be first-round picks. There’s a good chance that neither one will be available at 23. (Photo of Gordon at NFL Combine.) “I’ve got running back as a significant need (for the Lions),’’ Mayock said during a conference call on Thursday. “They’re game-changers. You have to balance...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 23, 2015

Herschel Walker: Time for Vikings to trade Adrian Peterson

The guy the Vikings got in the most infamous trade in Minnesota sports history says it's time for the team to trade the best running back in team history.
Mike Mayock: It'd hard for Detroit Lions to pass on RBs Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon in draft

Mike Mayock: It'd hard for Detroit Lions to pass on RBs Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon in draft

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock says the Lions have major needs on the offensive and defensive lines, and there will be an assortment of options at those positions available at the back end of the first round. But he also loves -- loves -- Georgia tailback Todd Gurley and Wisconsin tailback Melvin Gordon. And he thinks it would be tough for Detroit to pass on either player if he drops to 23rd overall.

Herschel Walker says Vikings should trade disgruntled Adrian Peterson

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Herschel Walker, the former running back involved in the most famous deal in Minnesota history, said Thursday the time has come for the Vikings to trade Adrian Peterson. Peterson, the running back who was reinstated from an NFL suspension last week, is disgruntled because he doesn’t believe Vikings officials did enough to get him back on the field last season, when he missed 15 games because of a child-abuse incident. “They should trade him because I think Adrian has lost his love for the Vikings with everything that went on last year,’’...
Chicago Tribune Apr 23, 2015

Harry Caray back at Wrigley? A 'mulligan' for Carlos Rodon?

The “ghost of Harry Caray” appeared during the 1998 wild card tiebreaker game against the Giants at Wrigley Field when some fans walked up and down Waveland and Sheffield Avenues with a giant balloon of Caray’s face.

Harry Caray back at Wrigley? A 'mulligan' for Carlos Rodon?

The “ghost of Harry Caray” appeared during the 1998 wild card tiebreaker game against the Giants at Wrigley Field when some fans walked up and down Waveland and Sheffield Avenues with a giant balloon of Caray’s face.

Former Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson to announce team's second-round pick

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Former Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson will announce the team's second-round pick at the NFL draft May 1 in Chicago. The NFL in recent years has been having top former players announce second-round picks for their former teams. Henderson played with the Vikings 2003-11, and is now the team's youth football manager. The Vikings will pick No. 45 overall. If they end up trading out of the second round, Henderson would announce the next pick they have. Follow Chris Tomasson at twitter.com/christomasson The post Former Vikings linebacker E.J....

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