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Adrian Peterson wants to play in Metrodome finale

By Josh Alper

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed Week 15 because of groin and foot injuries and then took to the bench after the first half of Week 16 because there was no point in risking further injury with the Bengals running away with the game. Coach Leslie Frazier said that sitting […]

Leslie Frazier: Vikings ‘distracted’ by hot seat talk

By Hanzus, Dan The Minnesota Vikings took a beating at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday to fall to 3-11-1. Coach Leslie Frazier believes reports about his coaching future served as a distraction for his players.

Source: National Football League

Leslie Frazier: Vikings ‘distracted’ by hot-seat talk

By Hanzus, Dan The Minnesota Vikings were blown out by the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to fall to 3-11-1. Coach Leslie Frazier believes reports about his coaching future served as a distraction for his players.

Source: National Football League

Peterson, Gerhart top Vikings’ inactives as Rhodes, Cook are also out

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings didn’t catch a single break on their injury report from Friday as running backs Adrian Peterson (groin/foot) and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) are inactive. Cornerbacks Chris Cook (knee) and Xavier Rhodes (ankle) are also inactive.

Peterson left last week’s loss at Baltimore in the second quarter after […]

Peterson, Gerhart both listed as questionable

By Josh Alper

The status of Vikings running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart has been up in the air all week as the Vikings waited to see what the two players could do on the practice field on Friday. Their status remains up in the air after that practice. Coach Leslie Frazier said […]

Vikings Rule Christian Ponder Out Against Ravens

By Eric Henderson

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have ruled quarterback out for Sunday’s game at Baltimore.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Friday that Ponder had yet to pass all of his post-concussion tests. So Ponder will not suit up against the Ravens, with Matt Cassel starting and […]

Injury report: Rhodes, Webb day-to-day; Henderson to practice

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes registered three pass deflections in arguably his best game as a pro before exiting early on Sunday with concussion-like symptoms.

Coach Leslie Frazier said both Rhodes and receiver Joe Webb, who exited with the same ailment, are day-to-day this week in […]

Christian Ponder’s Status For Next Game Uncertain

By Eric Henderson

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are unsure if Christian Ponder will be healed in time for their next game.

Ponder dislocated his non-throwing left shoulder trying to dive for a touchdown at the end of a run late in the third quarter during Minnesota’s […]

Frazier on Ponder playing next week: It’s just a matter of how fast he heals

By Josh Alper

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder dislocated his left, non-throwing shoulder in Thursday night’s victory over the Redskins and said after the game that he hoped to heal fast enough to play in Week 11. Results of an MRI on Friday haven’t done anything to make that impossible. Coach Leslie Frazier said doctors […]

Christian Ponder starts on Sunday

By Mike Florio

The Vikings have now had nearly a month with quarterback Josh Freeman. And he’s not their starting quarterback. Coach Leslie Frazier announced on Friday that Christian Ponder will start Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. It’ll be Ponder’s second straight start after he was benched first for Matt Cassel and then for […]