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Vikings’ coaches like what Peterson can bring to the passing game

By Michael David Smith

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has averaged less than 30 catches a season so far in his NFL career, but with a new coaching staff in Minnesota, Peterson may find himself having more passes thrown his way. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he wants to do more than just […]

Peterson laughed off McCoy’s comments: “He didn’t really mean it”

By Michael David Smith

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says Eagles running back LeSean McCoy doesn’t really consider himself the best running back in the NFL. Peterson said on FOX Sports Radio that he found it funny when he saw McCoy make that claim on ESPN. “I definitely started laughing,” Peterson said. “It was […]

Zimmer wants Peterson to prove he’s a leader, Peterson says he will

By Michael David Smith

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has heard what his new coach has to say about leadership, and Peterson says he’s up to the task. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer said in an interview with 104.9 The Horn in Austin that he wanted to see how Peterson works before he’s ready […]

Norv Turner calls Johnny Manziel “amazingly accurate”

By Michael David Smith

Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner came away impressed after the much-hyped Pro Day of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. “He was amazingly accurate,” Turner told the Houston Chronicle. “He showed all the things he needed to show. People who’ve watched a lot of tape on him are pretty familiar […]

Mike Priefer: I vehemently deny Chris Kluwe’s allegations

By Michael David Smith

Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer is denying former punter Chris Kluwe’s claims that the two of them butted heads over Kluwe’s advocacy of gay marriage, and that Priefer used homophobic language around Kluwe. “I vehemently deny today’s allegations made by Chris Kluwe,” Priefer said in a statement, via Paul […]

Concussions end John Carlson’s season, maybe his career

By Michael David Smith

Vikings tight end John Carlson’s latest concussion has ended his season. It may also end his career. The Vikings announced today that Carlson has been placed on injured reserve and will not play in the final two games of 2013. What is unclear now is whether the 29-year-old Carlson has […]

Adrian Peterson out today

By Michael David Smith

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wanted to play today against the Eagles, despite being carted off the field last week. But it’s not going to happen. Sean Jensen reported on Saturday night that Vikings players had been informed that they’d be without Peterson today. Backup Toby Gerhart, who like Peterson […]