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Austin Cutting will recruit for Air Force while playing in NFL

By Charean Williams The Air Force will use Austin Cutting for recruiting as he plays in the NFL while serving a two-year military commitment, his agent, Darren Deloatche, told Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. The seventh-round draft choice has agreed to terms and will start training camp with the Vikings on Tuesday. Cutting is a second lieutenant [more]

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Brett Favre: Baker Mayfield and Patrick Mahomes play the way I played

By Michael David Smith Brett Favre likes what he sees from a couple of the NFL’s bright young quarterback stars. Favre says Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes are the two quarterbacks in the NFL today whose playing styles most remind him of himself. “There’s no question that the sky is the limit for Baker,” Favre [more]

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Report: Vikings seventh-rounder Austin Cutting cleared to play in NFL

By Josh Alper Long snapper Austin Cutting is the lone 2019 seventh-round pick without a contract, but the delay in signing with the team hasn’t been due to a dispute over the size of the deal. Cutting attended the Air Force Academy and associate athletic director for communications Troy Garnhart said in May that there were ongoing discussions [more]

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Vikings Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale Thursday

By Vikings – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Dig out your purple and gold: Football season is almost here.

On Thursday morning, single-game tickets to Vikings games go on sale.

A limited number are available through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m.

Minnesota’s first pre-season home game is one month away, on Aug. 18.

The Vikings will host the Seattle Seahawks at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Source:: CBS Minnesota

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

By Josh Alper The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

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Vikings’ Roc Thomas Suspended For First 3 Games Of Regular Season

By Vikings – WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas is suspended for the first three games of the NFL’s 2019 regular season.

On Tuesday, the NFL announced Thomas is suspended for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the suspension stems from a felony marijuana arrest and conviction.

#Vikings RB Roc Thomas has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse. This stems from his felony marijuana arrest for which he received probation.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 16, 2019

In May, Thomas pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree marijuana charge in Dakota County Court. He was sentenced to 3 years of probation.

“Thomas is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. He will be eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Monday, September 23, following the team’s September 22 game vs. Oakland,” the NFL said.

The 23-year-old joined the Vikings as a free agent last year from Jacksonville State University.

Source:: CBS Minnesota

Vikings RB Roc Thomas suspended three games

By Bergman, Jeremy The Vikings will be without one of their RBs for the first bit of the 2019 season. Roc Thomas was suspended three games by the NFL on Tuesday for violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse.

Source:: National Football League

NFL suspends Roc Thomas three games

By Charean Williams The NFL has suspended Vikings running back Roc Thomas for three games for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. He is allowed to participate in training camp and the preseason. Thomas admitted to felony marijuana possession in May but was sentenced to probation, with the charge dismissed if he completes conditions of the probationary [more]

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Vikings have a pair of receivers in the Madden-rated 90s

By Mike Florio The Vikings’ starting quarterback may be lurking in the low 80s, but their top two receivers are among the best in the league, according to the exclusively-licensed NFL video game. The folks at Madden have made Adam Thielen a 94 and Stefon Diggs a 93 in the new version of the game. Both players are [more]

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Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

By Mike Florio The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

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