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Adam Thielen’s agent is optimistic about a new deal

By Mike Florio Vikings receiver Adam Thielen makes much less than Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs. And both Thielen and the Vikings seem to be committed to closing that gap. Agent Blake Baratz, appearing on SKOR North in Minnesota, expressed optimism that an adjusted deal will be negotiated for Thielen, who has become one of the best receivers in [more]

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Which NFL records will never be broken?

By Mike Florio It’s Roger Goodell’s birthday. It’s also Paul Krause’s birthday. And Hall of Famer Paul Krause has a place in the record books that may be permanent. Krause, now 77, has 81 career interceptions. He’s held the record for 40 years. The closest contender since then has been Hall of Famer Rod Woodson, who finished his [more]

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PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

By Charean Williams The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2019 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence. 2. [more]

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Kirk Cousins draws strong reaction to tweet about Miami

By Josh Alper The first year of quarterback Kirk Cousins‘ run with the Vikings was not as successful as hoped for player or team, but there’s been no sign that he won’t be back for the fully guaranteed remainder of his three-year deal. Some Vikings fans appeared ready to show Cousins the door after a social media post [more]

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Former NFL receiver Charles Johnson shines for AAF Apollos

By Mike Florio Once upon a time, receiver Charles Johnson was a promising young player with the Vikings. Things ultimately didn’t work out for him in the NFL, but he’s trying his best to get back there. And he’s making a solid impression in the AAF. Johnson has racked up 133 receiving yards in 30 minutes of action [more]

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Charlie Ward’s basketball interest kept Dennis Green from drafting him

By Mike Florio When considering the draft fate of a potential baseball player, the case of a former basketball player deserves consideration. In 1994, Heisman Trophy winner and national championship quarterback Charlie Ward was available for the NFL draft, two months before the NBA draft. Ward had said that he could make no promises about signing an NFL [more]

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Report: Vikings-Eagles “pretty likely” on Thanksgiving

By Darin Gantt The third game of the Thanksgiving schedule could be coming into focus. After a report earlier this week that the two early holiday games would include Bears-Lions and Dolphins-Cowboys, we may have an idea of the prime time matchup. Via Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, an Eagles trip to play the Vikings appears [more]

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Could Case Keenum end up back in Minnesota?

By Mike Florio With Joe Flacco in, Case Keenum is likely out in Denver. Could Keenum work his way back to Minnesota? That possibility will be quickly dismissed because the Vikings have quarterback Kirk Cousins under contract for two more years, at fully-guaranteed compensation packages of $28 million in 2019 and $30 million in 2020. But let’s not [more]

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What’s next for Case Keenum?

By Mike Florio Case Keenum was right to not worry about the Broncos drafting a quarterback in round one. With Joe Flacco and his $18.5 million base salary arriving in Denver, the Broncos won’t need Keenum and his $18 million base salary. So the question becomes where will Keenum go? Trading him would result in a $3 million [more]

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Stefon Diggs hopes Vikings fans will be patient

By Mike Florio The first year of the Kirk Cousins experiment didn’t go well, with the Vikings regressing from a final four team to one of the 20 franchises that watch the playoffs from home. In a recent visit to the PFT Live set at the Super Bowl, Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs was asked to make the case [more]

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