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Bethel-Thompson could soon enter the record books

By Mike Florio

As the 49ers inch toward a game against the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, the man whose name sounds like a publishing house could soon be entering the NFL’s record books. Via Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson will become the first man to travel to London for […]

49ers claim McLeod Bethel-Thompson, waive John Skelton

By Josh Alper

The 49ers are spinning the backup quarterback carousel again,

Last week, the 49ers signed quarterback John Skelton and waived rookie B.J. Daniels in a shuffle of third-string quarterbacks behind Colin Kaepernick and Colt McCoy. This week, it’s Skelton that’s out.

The NFL’s daily transaction release brought news that San Francisco claimed […]

Vikings lose quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson on waivers to 49ers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings have a crowded quarterback situation, but McLeod Bethel-Thompson has been bumped out.

The former third-stringer was released Monday to make room for Josh Freeman’s signing. If Bethel-Thompson cleared waivers, he could have been assigned to the Vikings’ practice squad.

But the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday claimed Bethel-Thompson, […]

Vikings officially sign Josh Freeman, release McLeod Bethel-Thompson

By Josh Alper

The last bit of paperwork has been done and Josh Freeman is officially a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings officially added Freeman to the 53-man roster on Tuesday. They waived quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to clear space for Freeman.

Bethel-Thompson was undrafted out of Sacramento State in 2011, bounced around the […]

Raymond, Hodges debut as injuries highlight Vikings inactives

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings safety Mistral Raymond and rookie linebacker Gerald Hodges will make their season debuts as the team will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at noon.

Cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs) are inactive for the first time […]

Seven inactives for Vikings, Guion to start for Williams

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings announced seven inactives for Sunday’s regular season opener at the Detroit Lions.

Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety Mistral Raymond, rookie linebackers Gerald Hoges and Michael Mauti, guard Jeff Baca, defensive end George Johnson and defensive tackle Kevin Williams will not suit up.

The most notable of the inactives is safety Mistral […]

Notebook: Rookie Zach Line thrown into Adrian Peterson's path

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has said before he prefers to be alone in the backfield.

But that was before the violent runner’s miraculous 2012 season, which brought fullback Jerome Felton to the Pro Bowl.

However, with Felton suspended for the first three games in 2013, Peterson will […]

Notebook: Chris Cook says Megatron 'brings out the best' in him

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook remembers facing Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in college, when both were members of Atlantic Coast Conference programs in 2006.

Seven years later, Cook will lineup against Johnson again when the Vikings open up the regular season at the Lions on Sunday.

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Vikings make final cuts, announce 53-man roster

The Vikings made the final preparation for the regular season Saturday, when the team announced it trimmed its roster to 53 players.

We’ll list the players cut first, followed by the current 53-man roster.

Players waived (19):

TE Colin Anderson, RB Joe Banyard, S Brandan Bishop, OL Travis Bond, CB Brandon Burton, WR Stephen Burton, […]

Prediction for Vikings' 53-man roster

by Andrew Krammer 1500ESPN.com

The Minnesota Vikings preseason came to a close Thursday night with 29 contributors on the sideline as their replacements beat the Tennessee Titans 24-23.

Coaches and team officials have until Saturday at 5 p.m. CT to trim the roster down to 53.

“It is without question, one of the toughest parts […]