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Vikings Want Adrian Peterson To Play Entire Career In Minnesota

Sep 26, 2016 8:30 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve, but both sides are hopeful for a December return in the event of a playoff run.

Peterson, 31, is due a huge salary in 2017, but the Vikings have no plans to sever the relationship.

Minnesota wants Peterson to retire as a valued member of the organization, according to two sources.

The two sides could come to an agreement on a renegotiated salary.

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Adrian Peterson To Undergo Meniscus Surgery, Miss 3-4 Months

Sep 21, 2016 12:48 PM

Adrian Peterson has decided to undergo surgery to repair his torn meniscus, forcing him to miss three to four months.

Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he has a "bucket handle tear" of the meniscus, which typically has a minimum recovery time of three to four months.

"(I'm) doing it with faith and optimism," Peterson told ESPN of the procedure.

Peterson had been provided with multiple options about how to treat the injury, and he had been waiting to hear back from Dr. James Andrews, who performed extensive surgery on Peterson's knee in 2011, before making his decision.

Peterson slightly twisted his knee at the end of a 5-yard run Sunday against the Packers. 

Doctors later found Peterson also has a torn lateral collateral ligament, which will further decrease his odds of returning in 2016.

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Vikings Sign Ronnie Hillman

Sep 21, 2016 12:30 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have signed Ronnie Hillman.

Hillman will give the Vikings depth at running back with Adrian Peterson anticipated to miss a few games with a torn meniscus.

Hillman was cut by the Broncos before the start of the 2016 season.

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Adrian Peterson Tears Meniscus In Right Knee

Sep 19, 2016 3:23 PM

Adrian Peterson suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee 

Mike Zimmer said a timetable for Peterson's return is uncertain at this point though he could even play in Week 3.

Peterson had gained only 19 yards on 12 carries.

Peterson suffered a devastating left knee injury in 2011 -- tearing both his ACL and MCL ligaments.

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Adrian Peterson Leaves Game With Knee Injury

Sep 19, 2016 1:08 AM

Adrian Peterson left the Minnesota Vikings' Week 2 win over the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter with a knee injury.

Peterson will get an MRI on the knee Monday morning, though the injury wasn't thought to be serious and might keep him out for a week.

"Whatever it was, it calmed down now," Mike Zimmer said after the game.

The right foot of Peterson was briefly stuck under the upper leg of Kyler Fackrell as the Packers linebacker brought him to the ground, slightly twisting the knee.

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Sam Bradford Likely To Start For Vikings In Week 2

Sep 17, 2016 5:10 PM

Sam Bradford is expected to start in Week 2 for the Minnesota Vikings.

Bradford took every first-team snap in practice this week, according to a league source, and he likely will replace supplant Shaun Hill.

The Vikings gave up a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-rounder for Bradford on Sept. 3 after Teddy Bridgewater tore multiple ligaments in his left knee on a non-contact play on Aug. 30.

"I thought Sam is a lot more comfortable with all the communication. I think he's getting more comfortable," offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Thursday. "The most important thing: He's getting comfortable with our players. Each guy is a little bit different, and I think you get reps with them, and you start getting more comfortable."

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Sam Bradford Picking Up Vikings' Offense 'Extremely Quickly'

Sep 9, 2016 4:21 PM

The Minnesota Vikings won't name a starting quarterback until Sunday, but Sam Bradford may have a greater chance to start than initially believed.

Minnesota traded a first-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for Bradford last weekend.

According to Vikings assistants, Bradford has been cramming to learn the club's offense and he's learning "extremely quickly."

"He's had to learn a number of offenses in the past few years, and he's picking it up extremely quickly," assistant coach Pat Shurmur said. "We're going to do things to help him, but for the most part, we've been very impressed with how far he's come in just a few days."

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Surgery Reveals Teddy Bridgewater Tore Multiple Ligaments In Knee

Sep 9, 2016 2:03 PM

Teddy Bridgewater tore multiple ligaments in his dislocated knee, not just the ACL.

Bridgewater underwent surgery this week in Dallas.

Bridgewater is out for at least this season and the future of his career is in jeopardy.

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Vikings Won't Name Starting Quarterback Until Sunday

Sep 8, 2016 5:40 AM

Mike Zimmer says the Minnesota Vikings won't announce a starting quarterback until the hours leading up to Sunday's season opener.

Teddy Bridgewater is lost for the season with a torn ACL and dislocated knee.

The Vikings traded for Sam Bradford, but Shaun Hill is more comfortable with the team's offense.

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Teddy Bridgewater To Undergo Surgery On Thursday

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 PM

Teddy Bridgewater will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair his torn ACL and other structural damage in his left knee.

The Minnesota Vikings at this time believe Bridgewater will eventually make a full recovery and resume his NFL career but more will be determined following the surgery.

Bridgewater suffered the season-ending injury without contact in a Vikings' practice last week.

The Vikings have since traded for Sam Bradford.

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Vikings Acquire Sam Bradford From Eagles
The Vikings have acquired Sam Bradford from the Eagles for a first round pick and a fourth round pick.

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Vikings Won't Jeopardize Future To Replace Teddy Bridgewater
The Vikings are without a clear-cut starting quarterback after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending knee injury, but that doesn't mean they'll mortgage the future to acquire one.

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Mike Zimmer: Don't Count Vikings Out After Teddy Bridgewater Injury
The landscape of the season for the Vikings changed dramatically on Tuesday when Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL during practice.

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Peyton Manning Will Remain Retired
Peyton Manning will not consider returning to the NFL, according to a source.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

Teddy Bridgewater Suffers Dislocated Knee, Torn ACL
Mike Zimmer said Teddy Bridgwater will likely miss the entire season.

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Vikings Extend Contract Of Mike Zimmer
The Vikings had an 11-5 record this past season and has gone 18-14 over two seasons.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Greg Jennings Retires From NFL After 10 Seasons
Greg Jennings played his first seven seasons with the Pacers.

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Phil Loadholt To Retire After Meeting With Vikings
Phil Loadholt is expected to retire pending his meeting with Vikings officials on Monday, according to sources.

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Dennis Green Dies At Age 67
Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died Friday morning at the age of 67.

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Melvin Gordon Working With Adrian Peterson On Ball Security
Melvin Gordon has joined Adrian Peterson for offseason workouts in Houston.

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Adrian Peterson: Grind, Not Age, Will Cause Him To Walk Away
Adrian Peterson believes he can still dominate at age 31, but the running back admitted that the toll his body has taken will be what leads him to walk away from football.

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Adrian Peterson: Super Bowl Or Bust For Vikings
Adrian Peterson believes that everyone on the Vikings should be carrying Super Bowl expectations.

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Vikings, Harrison Smith Agree To Five-Year Extension
The agreement will make Harrison Smith the highest-paid safety in the NFL.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Left Off Pro Football Focus' Top 101 Players
Adrian Peterson's fumbles and lower frequency of broken tackles were cited for his omission.

Matt Vensel/Star Tribune

Adrian Peterson Would Like Preseason Carries For First Time Since 2011
Adrian Peterson tore his ACL in December of 2011 and the Vikings have been extremely cautious with him ever since.

Andie Hagemann/NFL.com

Moritz Boehringer Becomes First Draft Pick Outside North America
Moritz Boeringer comes to the Vikings from the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns of the German Football League.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Jerry Jones Compares Titans-Rams Trade To Herschel Walker Deal
Jerry Jones compared the Titans' trade of the first overall pick to the Rams to the Herschel Walker trade he made after buying the Cowboys.

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Jared Allen Announces Retirement At 33
Jared Allen retires as a five-time Pro Bowler.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

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Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)
The infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense.

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