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When the NFL added two divisions — and weakened the AFC West

By Mike Wilkening

Thirteen years ago Thursday, NFL owners unanimously approved multiple changes to the league’s divisional structure, a move made logical with the addition of a 32nd team — the Houston Texans — on tap for 2002. Among other changes, a South division was added to each conference, and teams were shuffled […]

PFT’s Round Two Mock Draft

By Mike Wilkening

Below is PFT’s 2014 second-round mock draft. Positions in parentheses were the club’s primary needs entering the draft: 33. Houston Texans (QB, OLB, NT, OL): USC wide receiver Marqise Lee. 34. Washington Redskins (DE, CB, S, ORT, ILB): Notre Dame defensive end Stephon Tuitt. 35. Cleveland Browns (QB, CB, WR, […]

Vikings trade up to select Teddy Bridgewater with final first-round selection

By Curtis Crabtree

With the Houston Texans waiting with the first selection on day two, the Minnesota Vikings felt they needed to move back into the first round of the draft to get in front of Houston and select the quarterback they wanted. The Vikings traded with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire the No. […]

Minn. Vikings Sign WR Lestar Jean

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings have added a tall wide receiver to their roster, announcing the signing of Lestar Jean.

Twenty-six-year-old Jean, who stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 202 pounds, made only one start in 27 games with the Houston Texans. He caught 10 passes for 186 yards and one […]

Zulgad: Let’s hope Vikings don’t catch Johnny Football fever this week

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

Here’s hoping that NFL executives are able to show far more sanity than many of us in the media.

If that’s not the case, Johnny Manziel will be the top pick of the Houston Texans in May and it won’t even be close. At least that’s the impression you came away with […]

Adrian Peterson has considered finishing career as a Cowboy

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson admitted Thursday that he’s considered fulfilling his childhood dream of being a hometown hero. The Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans have crossed his mind, he said.

Source: National Football League

Adrian Peterson has considered finishing career with Cowboys

By NFL.com Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson admitted that he’s considered fulfilling his childhood dream of being a hometown hero. Playing for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans have crossed his mind, he said.

Source: National Football League

Frazier says Cordarrelle Patterson's few snaps was 'coach's decision'

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — It seems more than a month ago that Minnesota Vikings rookie receiver burst onto the scene with a 50-yard kickoff return in the preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Aug. 9.

Patterson played just five of the 56 offensive snaps in Sunday’s regular season opener at the Detroit […]

Vikings moving on without defensive tackle Christian Ballard

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Christian Ballard hasn’t been on a field with the team since the preseason opener against the Houston Texans on Aug. 9.

Placed on the active/left-squad list a week later, Ballard hasn’t been seen around the Vikings practice facilities since. Coach Leslie Frazier said […]

Floyd practicing, Williams not as Vikings begin regular season routine

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Coach Leslie Frazier said there was ‘a chance’ that veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams would be ready for the Minnesota Vikings regular season opener at the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Sept. 8.

That chance may have taken a hit as Williams was not at practice on Monday.

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