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Jared Allen left smiling after Browns trade Trent Richardson

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was really the only player to show excitement about their next opponent, the Cleveland Browns, dealing away their biggest offensive playmaker this week.

The Browns dealt running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday for a first-round pick in 2014 […]

Peterson says famous 2009 run at Cleveland is 'top 3' in career

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has had more than a handful of dominant, jaw-dropping runs in his seven-year career.

But when he lines up against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, one in particular will pop back into his mind.

“The one from Cleveland definitely sticks in my […]

Notebook: Cordarrelle Patterson says patience comes naturally

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Jarius Wright knows a little about what Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is going through.

Maybe not to the extreme of a first-round pick, but Wright’s rookie role last season was that of a bench warmer, until receiver Percy Harvin was injured and he stepped in.

“It’s way […]

Desmond Bishop will likely play more, bolster linebacker corps

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mild hysteria ensued when word got out that first-round pick and rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson only played six snaps in Sunday’s loss at the Chicago Bears.

Coach Leslie Frazier said that issue will get ‘rectified,’ meaning that Patterson will play more this Sunday. But perhaps an even more impactful […]

Browns' early QB switch allows Vikings to change gears, prep for Hoyer

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Cleveland Browns could’ve masqueraded behind backup quarterback Jason Campbell as their starter all week, but instead opted to announce Wednesday that they’ll start third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Hoyer, a Cleveland native, has played for the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals […]

Cook, Greenway and others offer mixed bag on defensive breakdown

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said there’s ‘clarity’ between the players about the current 0-2 record and what needs to happen to turn it around.

However, that clarity appeared to be lacking in the waning moments of the 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears. Many players offered mixed opinions […]

Frazier shoulders blame for Bears' game-winning drive

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Much talk has been made of the Minnesota Vikings pointing fingers after the 31-30 loss at the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but coach Leslie Frazier said most of the blame falls on him, outside of some poor executions.

After the Vikings defense allowed just 76 yards on four Bears’ […]

Pregame: Battles in the trenches matter most in Vikings-Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ victory at the Detroit Lions last season is their only NFC North road win in the last 10 road trips.

Quarterback Christian Ponder’s lone division road victory wasn’t of his own volition, as he threw for just 111 yards and was backed up by special teams […]

Fully healthy, Jerome Simpson says he's playing for long-term contract

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson woke up without partial feeling in his left leg after his four-catch, 50-yard debut against the Detroit Lions last season.

The mysterious injury, which turned out to be a pinched nerve in his back, didn’t fully fade until late March — nearly six months […]

Kevin Williams misses Friday's practice, but should play Sunday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams should play at the Chicago Bears on Sunday despite missing Friday’s practice for personal reasons, according to coach Leslie Frazier.

Williams, 33, has practiced just twice, on Wednesday and Thursday, after missing every practice and game since the Aug. 25 injury he […]