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Minnesota Vikings: Early look at 2015 schedule – isportsweb.com (blog)


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Minnesota Vikings: Early look at 2015 schedule
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Going into the 2014 season the Minnesota Vikings had the 12th easiest schedule in the NFL and the easiest in the NFC North. in the upcoming 2015 season it is the exact opposite. The Vikings have the 12th hardest schedule and the hardest schedule if the …

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 10:47 pm

Report: Minnesota Vikings Not A Finalist For Hard Knocks – Daily Norseman


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Report: Minnesota Vikings Not A Finalist For Hard Knocks
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The National Football League could have compelled the Minnesota Vikings to appear on the HBO series Hard Knocks, which follows an NFL team through Training Camp. However, according to a report from CBS Sports, there have been three finalists …
Minnesota Vikings Reportedly Not On 'Hard Knocks' Short ListThe Viking Age
Report: Vikings won't be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks this season1500 ESPN
Rams eligible but unlikely for 'Hard Knocks'ESPN (blog)

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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 3:45 pm

Minnesota Vikings: 6 Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2015 – Bleacher Report


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Minnesota Vikings: 6 Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2015
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So, how will year two under head coach Mike Zimmer go for the Minnesota Vikings? Zimmer guided the Vikings to a 7-9 record last season, which was probably as good as could be expected, considering all of the potholes the team encountered during the …
Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Mike Zimmer Confident Adrian Peterson Returns as Sports World Report
Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Coach Zimmer has hint when Vikes' RB Adrian The Centrio Times
Zimmer has an indication of when Adrian Peterson might returnRick Kupchella’s BringMeTheNews
Tulsa World -1500 ESPN -NFL.com
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Posted on 22 May 2015 | 2:07 pm

Garage sale of ex-Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant more about memories … – FOXSports.com


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Garage sale of ex-Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant more about memories
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The Vikings' all-time winningest coach ranks somewhere above Minnesota sports royalty because he represents much of what fans in this state aspire to themselves. Victory — four Super Bowl appearances, 11 division championships, a league crown, three …
Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant joins Twitter — to sell things at garage salePalm Beach Post
Bombers great and NFL icon Bud Grant is having a garage sale, showcases Winnipeg Free Press
Former Vikings Coach Bud Grant advertises yard sale on Twittermin.247sports.com
Yahoo Sports (blog) -Huffington Post -Viking Update (subscription)
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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 7:50 pm

Minnesota Vikings rank 135th in ESPN salary survey – ESPN (blog)


Minnesota Vikings rank 135th in ESPN salary survey
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The Minnesota Vikings rank 135th out of 333 international teams surveyed in an ESPN/SportingIntelligence report revealing the sports franchises that spend the most on their players. However, that ranked seventh among all NFL teams. Figures for NFL

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:23 pm

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson putting in work in hopes of bounce … – FOXSports.com


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Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson putting in work in hopes of bounce
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The early talk centered on why the flashy receiver wasn't making a bigger impact as a rookie, slow to be utilized heavily by the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff at the time. He was already showing his talent by becoming one of the league's best

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 3:01 pm

ESPN Grades The Minnesota Vikings’ Offseason – Daily Norseman


ESPN Grades The Minnesota Vikings' Offseason
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We're still just a little more than eleven weeks away from the Hall of Fame Game between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers that will kick off the 2015 NFL pre-season on 9 August. That means that, per NFL rules, the Vikings could start

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Posted on 21 May 2015 | 8:07 am

Adrian Peterson Rumors: Minnesota Vikings Holdout Option Over Dallas … – Sports World Report


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Adrian Peterson Rumors: Minnesota Vikings Holdout Option Over Dallas
Sports World Report
Adrian Peterson appears set to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season over a trade to the Dallas Cowboys and with training camp and offseason workouts on the horizon, Peterson's agent could push his client to pull a holdout to get a new contract
Dallas Cowboys: Making the case for Daniel ThomasNFL Spin Zone
Cowboys to work out Ben TateESPN (blog)
Is the Dallas Cowboys ground game better in 2015?EndZoneScore
The Inquisitr -NBCSports.com -VAVEL.com
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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 3:33 pm

Projected 2015 starters: Minnesota Vikings – NFL.com


Projected 2015 starters: Minnesota Vikings
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Every time I look at the Vikings' roster, I like it even more. If everything comes together, this team can absolutely make a playoff run in 2015. What do I like the most? Strength up front and at the corner positions, assuming Xavier Rhodes develops

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 1:41 pm

Undrafted safety Anthony Harris chose Minnesota Vikings with eye on playing time – FOXSports.com


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Undrafted safety Anthony Harris chose Minnesota Vikings with eye on playing time
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After the draft went by and the Minnesota Vikings didn't add competition at safety, the general manager was asked of his plans for the position. Spielman spoke highly of last year's draft pick, Antone Exum, and also mentioned the two players who split
Anthony Harris Could Be A Hidden Gem For The Minnesota VikingsThe Viking Age

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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 10:01 am

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NFL denies NFLPA request for Goodell recusal in Brady appeal (Shutdown Corner)

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 7:56 pm

Which of the three ‘Hard Knocks’ candidates would be the best choice? (Shutdown Corner)

It seems like our list of “Hard Knocks” candidates is down to three, and no, the Cleveland Browns aren’t on the list. The Browns did not want to be on the HBO reality show that follows a team through training camp, because quarterback Johnny Manziel is returning from a stint in rehab and he doesn’t need that kind of spotlight on him. That’s fair. But ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi seemed to come up with our list of three candidates: Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is back: Sign up for a league today! ] Grossi pointed out that those three teams were the willing participants, so that apparently isn’t the official list of finalists (though, the Houston Chronicle confirmed that the Texans are one of three finalists). So perhaps we could get a surprise pick from one of the other forced candidates , based on the NFL’s criteria: Cleveland, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings. Teams are exempt if they have a first-year head coach, have made the playoffs in either of the past two seasons or have appeared on the show in the previous 10 years. But it seems unlikely any of the teams that aren’t exempt but haven’t volunteered would be picked because the producers want to feature a team that actually wants to be on the show. So let’s rank the three teams that appear to be the real candidates: 3. Houston Texans It’s a strong field if the Texans are third. We’d get to see Arian Foster’s wit, J.J. Watt’s mega personality ( “Sno-Caps, perhaps?” ) and the seemingly always irritated ways of coach Bill O’Brien. There would also be a quarterback controversy, Jadeveon Clowney trying to return from knee surgery, DeAndre Hopkins announcing himself to a bigger audience … a lot to like here. But as a whole, there’s just a little more to like with the other two. 2. Buffalo Bills I mean, it’s Rex Ryan. Come on, that’s enough. Not like anyone wasn’t entertained when the Jets were on “Hard Knocks.” There’s also a quarterback controversy here, LeSean McCoy with a new team, future star Sammy Watkins and a peek inside pass rusher Mario Williams’ world. And, again, Rex. It would not be bad. Yet … 1. Washington Redskins We all want a peek behind this curtain, right? Forget DeSean Jackson, the much-discussed Jay Gruden-Robert Griffin III relationship and Griffin himself. Those are all interesting story lines. But a chance for expanded access to Daniel Snyder’s kingdom? This is widely considered the most dysfunctional NFL team, even by many of its own fans. A lot of that comes from Snyder, the owner who seems to have the thinnest skin in the entire league. How would an owner who has spent so much time and effort trying to manipulate the media in Washington (another less complicated way to get positive media coverage: actually winning games) react to NFL Films having so much access? What would we get to see? Would we get an honest look at Snyder? Even if it turns into the Griffin Show, that’s still not too bad. Sign us up for Washington on HBO this summer. – - – - – - – Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Posted on 22 May 2015 | 2:24 pm

Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29 (The Associated Press)

Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case next week in New Orleans. Sharper has entered a not-guilty plea to federal charges that he drugged women with the intent to rape them. On Thursday a change-of-plea hearing was set for May 29 before U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 11:41 pm

Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players – often illegally – as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. The lawsuit reprises some of the allegations made in a federal lawsuit last year on behalf of 1,300 former players against the NFL. Alsup wrote that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association was the appropriate forum to resolve such claims.

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 9:53 pm

Former Vikings coach Bud Grant’s garage sale is glorious (Shutdown Corner)

The best thing about Bud Grant holding a garage sale is not that an NFL icon is selling some old stuff, it’s that he’s having a freaking garage sale . Grant’s garage sale, in which he’s tweeting out his home address to come on by, includes old Vikings stuff, fishing and hunting gear and now we’re a backyard hockey rink and some lutefisk from this being the most Minnesota thing that has ever happened. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is back: Sign up for a league today! ] Grant is a legend in Minnesota in just about every way. He won nine letters as an athlete at the University of Minnesota, played for the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers in addition to an NFL playing career. He then coached the Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowls. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And now Grant is inviting everyone to his house for some deals on his used stuff. There are dozens of tweets chronicling the event @HPBudGrant , but here are some highlights: 8134 Oakmere road Bloomington, mn 5pm pic.twitter.com/YKtvCr75H6 — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 20, 2015 Coaches shirts 20.00 #backbypopulardemand pic.twitter.com/3o881890Uw — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 20, 2015 Unique items 50.00 pic.twitter.com/6ZdFLgtPr8 — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 20, 2015 5:00 pm sharp! No earlybirds. Park responsibly. Coach Grant. pic.twitter.com/LSLndP8tYh — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 20, 2015 All my tackel boxes #backbypopulardemand pic.twitter.com/8n83Wk1tO0 — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 20, 2015 Buds personal hunting equipment pic.twitter.com/w83IMZk01E — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 20, 2015 pic.twitter.com/fXg08uzRCa — Bud Grant (@HPBudGrant) May 20, 2015 “Park responsibly.” Perfect. This is Grant’s 11th garage sale, the Fox affiliate in Minneapolis said . How is there so much stuff then? ” Grant said he had some closets that he hadn’t journeyed through in a while,” the story said. Oh. All of this started on Wednesday, which happened to be Grant’s 88th birthday. He signed autographs ($25 each) and watched folks pick through old Vikings shirts and a Hall-of-Famer’s fishing lures. In 20 years I want to see a Bill Belichick garage sale. – - – - – - – Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Posted on 21 May 2015 | 4:42 pm

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

At the conclusion of the NFL spring owners meetings on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell said Robert Kraft’s decision not to appeal the penalties from the Deflategate investigation was the initiative of the New England Patriots’ owner alone. “The decision Robert made was his decision,” Goodell said. Goodell would not comment on the specifics of quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension or his appeal, but he said he looked forward to hearing from Brady.

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 11:54 pm

Brett Favre playing football again – for charity (The Associated Press)

Brett Favre will be playing football again in Wisconsin, just not at Lambeau Field. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback will be participating in a charity flag football game the University of Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium on July 19. The event pitting former Packers against NFL All-Stars will come a day after Favre is inducted into Packers Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Lambeau.

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 7:39 pm

NFL Transactions Tracker (Rotoworld)

Nick Mensio keeps track of every offseason transaction for all 32 teams.

Posted on 20 May 2015 | 5:38 am

NFLPA files motion to hold NFL and Roger Goodell in contempt of court (Shutdown Corner)

The NFL has gone out of its way to pick at the NFLPA the last couple of years, so it should be no surprise that the union is fighting back at every chance. On the heels of the NFLPA on Tuesday calling for Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal, which was expected, came the out-of-the-blue motion by the NFLPA in federal court to hold the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in contempt of court over the Adrian Peterson case. You know, the case of the suspended Minnesota Vikings running back, who was reinstated a month ago from his 2014 suspension? Yeah, that one. A federal judge vacated Peterson’s suspension in late February , and ordered the case to go back to arbitration proceedings. The NFL appealed, and that bought enough time until the league could reinstate Peterson on its terms, in mid-April. If you question the NFL’s authority, it will not be happy.  Well, the NFLPA brought up that now-seemingly inconsequential ruling, seemingly because it can. Here’s a key section of the media release , signed by NFLPA president and Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Eric Winston: [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is back: Sign up for a league today! ] “On February 26th, the NFL was ordered to change their decision in the Peterson matter and reissue a ruling consistent with our collective bargaining agreement. The Union made multiple requests to the League office asking the arbitrator, who serves at the direction of the Commissioner, to comply with the law and avoid further litigation. Despite our attempts, they have done nothing and leave us no choice but to seek this motion. “The delay tactics, inconsistencies and arbitrary decision making of the League has continued to hurt the rights of players, the credibility of the League office and the integrity of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the absence of any action by the NFL’s governing board of owners, the players have acted to hold the NFL accountable to our players, the CBA and to the law.” Of course the entire point of the NFL’s appeal appeared to be to stall until it could reinstate Peterson at the time it deemed appropriate. It would have been easier for the NFL to just let it go in late February and reinstate Peterson after the court’s ruling, but it wanted to make a point. And now the NFLPA wants to make one too. Adding to the public battle is that the NFL told Sports Business Journal’s Daniel Kaplan that the union four days ago didn’t object to an extension of the deadling on filing in the appeal of the Peterson case. The NFL asked the court for more time to argue why the Eighth Circuit Court should overturn a lower court’s decision that sided with Peterson, and the court granted that. In that filing, Kaplan wrote, the NFL said the NFLPA did not object to that extension. The case itself is practically meaningless at this point, but the underlying message is not. The NFL has in many ways seemed to taunt the union since scoring what most everyone considers a decisive victory in the last collective-bargaining agreement, in 2011. The latest was Goodell appointing himself to oversee Brady’s appeal, then publicly reminding everyone that the union agreed to give him that power in the CBA. The union and league, at some level, need a cooperative relationship for the best of the sport. That relationship seems like quite the opposite of cooperative lately. – - – - – - – Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Posted on 19 May 2015 | 9:37 pm

Players' union asks court to hold NFL's Goodell in contempt (The Associated Press)

The players’ union has asked a federal court to hold the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell in contempt in the Adrian Peterson case. The NFL Players Association said Tuesday that Goodell and the league ”have deliberately ignored both the court’s decision from 11 weeks ago and our repeated requests to comply with that order.” On Feb. 26, the NFL was ordered to change its decision to suspend Peterson indefinitely after he injured his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch last year in an attempt to apply discipline. Peterson’s suspension was lifted last month by Goodell, but the running back has not joined the Vikings.

Posted on 19 May 2015 | 9:28 pm