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NFL agrees to uncapped funds in revised concussion settlement

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The NFL and retired player plaintiffs announced a revised settlement agreement in the NFL concussion lawsuit on Wednesday, removing the cap for concussion damages.

A U.S. district court judge rejected an initial $765 million settlement after worrying about the award lasting across all potential claims. Wednesday’s announcement removes any cap […]

Adrian Peterson: Most say Peyton, I say I’m the NFL’s best player

By Michael David Smith

Ask Vikings running back Adrian Peterson where he ranks among the NFL’s best players, and his answer is simple. “One,” Peterson told the Pioneer Press. “I feel I’m the best.” Every year NFL Network polls players to determine the Top 100 players in the league, and every year the […]

Politicians commence process of pressuring other owners on Washington name

By Mike Florio

To date, the political aspect of the challenge to the name of the Washington NFL franchise has focused on applying pressure to owner Daniel Snyder specifically and the rest of the NFL generally. Now, an effort apparently has begun to pressure individual owners not named Daniel Snyder. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has […]

Notebook: Josh Robinson returns to his comfort zone on the outside

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Josh Robinson never felt what coaches said he would.

A candid Robinson reflected Thursday on his sophomore season in the NFL, one that presented extraordinary challenges in learning a new position as slot cornerback.

“I remember that’s something [former Vikings DBs] coach Joe Woods told me, […]

LB Barr, other rookies back in action after NFL rule postponed arrival

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Two of the Vikings draft selection that offer promise – Anthony Barr and Scott Crichton – are getting a late start to the offseason preparation with their new team. A third, David Yankey, started just last week.

That’s because …

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

Super Bowl organizers on defensive on NFL requests

By apnews@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Organizers of the 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota are defending their position amid a published report that detailed perks the National Football League requested of cities bidding for the game.

The Minnesota bid committee released a statement saying it did not agree to every specification in a 154-page document […]

Super Bowl Organizers On Defensive Over NFL Asks

By Cole Premo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A published report detailing perks the National Football League requests of cities bidding for the Super Bowl has organizers of the 2018 Minnesota game on the defensive.

The Minnesota bid committee released a statement Monday saying it did not agree to every specification in a 154-page document drafted […]

NFL asks for the moon, gets it from Super Bowl bidders

By Darin Gantt

We’ve known that the NFL can get just about anything it asks for from Super Bowl bidders — including the buildings to play them in. But a report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune details the level of freebies the NFL requires to award a Super Bowl. Among the items detailed in […]

Adrian Peterson Empathizes With Former Players

By Jeff Wald

NEW YORK (AP) — Adrian Peterson empathizes with former players who are suing the NFL over painkillers and other medication they were given during their playing days.

More than 600 former players contend team physicians and trainers across the NFL routinely — and often illegally — dispensed powerful narcotics and other […]

Does McCoy still think he’s better than Peterson? “Yes, yes, yes”

By Michael David Smith

Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy is not backing down from his claim that he’s the best running back in the NFL, better than Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson. McCoy made the case last month that he’s the best running back in the NFL, prompting Peterson to laugh it off and say McCoy didn’t really […]