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Brett Favre Not Attempting Comeback, Believes He Can Still Play In NFL

Jul 1, 2015 5:53 PM

Brett Favre is not preparing an NFL comeback at the age of 45, but he does believe he can still play.

Favre finished his career with the Minnesota Vikings after a storied career with the Green Bay Packers and one season with the New York Jets.

"I think I could play," told Sports Illustrated for an upcoming cover story. "As far as throwing. Of course, we're not trying to start some he's-coming-out-of-retirement deal. Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play. I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn't throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway."

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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Matt Cassel Could Be Cut By Bills Before Season

Jun 20, 2015 6:22 PM

Matt Cassel could be in danger of not making the Buffalo Bills' roster for the 2015 season.

The team can save $4.15 million by releasing the 10-year veteran before the start of the season.

Cassel was acquired from the Minnesota Vikings this offseason.


Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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U.S. Bank Buys Vikings' Stadium Naming Rights For $220M

Jun 15, 2015 1:54 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have sold the naming rights to their new stadium to U.S. Bank for $220 million over 25 years.

The stadium will open in 2016, with the Vikings playing for one more year at TCF Bank Stadium.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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Vikings Want To Give Adrian Peterson More Balanced Workload

Jun 12, 2015 2:41 PM

The Minnesota Vikings would like to give Adrian Peterson a more balanced workload this season.

The Vikings are also high on Jerick McKinnon, which could help preserve the legs of Peterson.

Peterson's carries may not decrease as much as his snaps.

“I think it’s more about snaps per game, because that’s what you have to watch in regard to the wear and tear,” Wilson said, via NFL Media. “How he’ll last for the season is the snaps per game, not the carries or attempts per game, because that comes with the territory. He’s going to get his amount of touches that he gets, it’s the other snaps and plays that will determine how successful he is at lasting during the season and being powerful, strong, aggressive and explosive.”

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Receive Any Preseason Carries

Jun 10, 2015 9:37 PM

Adrian Peterson is not expected to receive any preseason carries this year.

Peterson played in just one game in 2014 due to his child abuse suspension.

"I probably don't see that, no," Mike Zimmer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Wednesday when asked if Peterson could take preseason snaps. "We're talking in June, so you can't hold me to it, but he's carried the ball a lot (in his eight-year career) and he's going to continue to carry the ball a lot. He'll get plenty of looks and reps in practice."

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

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Adrian Peterson Impresses Vikings In First Practice Back

Jun 5, 2015 3:21 AM

Adrian Peterson looked impressive in his first practice after nearly nine months away from the Minnesota Vikings.

"I haven't been around him a year, or six months. I didn't know he'd come back in this type of shape," cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said. "The guy is in unbelievable shape, like he hadn't missed a step, and he's out to prove a point."

Offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Peterson retained a large section of the Vikings' offense after his time away from the team and has been eager to learn the new concepts the Vikings are adding to their offense.

"I've been around a lot of these guys a lot of years, and he's one of the top guys I've been around," Turner said. "He just comes out and looks like he hasn't missed a day. It was nice having him."

Ben Goessling/ESPN

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Adrian Peterson Returns To Vikings

Jun 2, 2015 12:57 PM

Adrian Peterson will join the Minnesota Vikings for organized team activities on Tuesday.

"I'm returning because I want to. I'm a part of this football team and I owe it to the guys I play with and to our coaches," Peterson wrote Tuesday morning in an email to ESPN. "I was planning on coming in this week, and I'm looking forward to getting back on the field. It's what I love to do."


Peterson felt he didn't receive adequate support from the Vikings' organization last year during his child abuse scandal.

The Vikings, however, maintained they would not trade Peterson, and he decided to return to the team after talking with Mike Zimmer.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

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Adrian Peterson Asks Vikings To 'Honor' Contract

May 29, 2015 12:23 PM

Adrian Peterson has no guaranteed money remaining on his deal with the Minnesota Vikings and would like financial assurances from the Minnesota Vikings beyond the 2015 season.

Peterson is due $12.75 million in 2015 and his concern is with 2016.

"I love people who think they know it all!," Peterson wrote. "Smh, Research how many NFL teams hasn't honored a player's contract & learn something. Question for the people, is a contract two sided or one? Ok great two sided! Well why when one party decides ... Mr. ? we wan't you to take a pay cut now or better yet flat out release you! There's never no talk about honoring a contract!"

Peterson spent all but one game of last season serving a suspension stemming from his no-contest plea on what the league called "an incident of abusive discipline" toward his 4-year-old son.


"I know hundreds of player's that wished their team would've HONORED the contract! But instead got threw to the side like like trash," Peterson went on. "A lill crazy how one side has so much power that they can do as they please when it come to the contract!"

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Adrian Peterson Says Absence About Securing Future With Vikings

May 27, 2015 9:45 PM

Adrian Peterson released the following statement explaining his absence from OTAs with the Minnesota Vikings.

"The reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. It's about securing my future with the Vikings. It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings."

Peterson has wanted to start fresh with a new team, according to various reports.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

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Zimmer: Peterson Can Play For Vikings Or Not At All

May 27, 2015 1:33 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are losing patience with Adrian Peterson, but they're not changing their position on his future with the team.

“Adrian has two choices: He can either play for us or he cannot play. He’s not going to play for anybody else,” said Mike Zimmer.

Peterson has sought a trade from the Vikings because he felt a lack of support from the franchise during his child abuse suspension.

The Vikings have been adamant they intend to keep Peterson.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Adrian Peterson Won't Attend OTAs With Vikings
It could cost Adrian Peterson a $250,000 workout bonus and comes in the context of his expressed unhappiness with the organization.


NFLPA Files Motion To Hold NFL, Goodell In Contempt Of Court
The players have filed a motion against Roger Goodell and the NFL in regards to Adrian Peterson.

RealGM Staff Report

Dez Bryant: NFL Knows What Would Happen If Peterson Joined Cowboys
Dez Bryant believes the Dallas Cowboys would become unstoppable if they added Adrian Peterson.

Dallas Morning News

Vikings Insist Adrian Peterson Won't Be Traded
The Vikings have reportedly had absurd trade demands for Adrian Peterson, signalling they've wanted to keep him.

Sander Philipse/Bucs Nation

Adrian Peterson: Playing For Cowboys 'Would Be Nice'
The Cowboys appear unwilling to meet the Vikings' high asking price and pay Adrian Peterson's contract.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Cardinals, Buccaneers, Jaguars In Running For Peterson; Cowboys Out
The number of teams who realistically might trade for Adrian Peterson are less than what has been previously reported.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson
The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Adrian Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Raiders Interested In Adrian Peterson
The Raiders have discussed the possibility internally.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Adrian Peterson Reinstated By NFL
In a letter from Roger Goodell, Adrian Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas.

RealGM Staff Report

Adrian Peterson Unlikely To Receive Additional Suspension
Adrian Peterson wants to have his status settled with the Vikings or another team by the draft.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

John Sullivan Signs Extension With Vikings
John Sullivan is the Vikings' center.

Sean d'Oliveira/CBS Sports

Adrian Peterson 'Anxious To Start A New Chapter'
Adrian Peterson is seeking his reinstatement from the NFL

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Adrian Peterson To Meet With NFL This Week On Reinstatement
Adrian Peterson is still on the Commissioner's Exempt List.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Zimmer: Vikings Have No Plans To Trade Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson has three seasons remaining on the six-year, $96 million contract he signed in 2011.

Matt Vensel/Star Tribune

Agent: Adrian Peterson Wants To Leave Vikings
The Vikings have said they will not release Adrian Peterson, meaning a team would have to trade for him.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Prefers To Leave Vikings
Adrian Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, confirmed Friday that he declined an invitation to meet with Rick Spielman at the owners meetings.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Vikings Inform Adrian Peterson He Won't Be Cut
Adrian Peterson reportedly has reservations about returning to the Vikings and has interest in a trade.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

Cardinals Would Need Adrian Peterson To Restructure Deal If Traded
The Cardinals said that Adrian Peterson's three years and $45 million remaining is an "absolute non-starter."

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Raiders Sign Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder will be the Raiders' backup at quarterback behind Derek Carr.

RealGM Staff Report

Adrian Peterson Reportedly Still Wants Trade From Vikings
There is a belief that if DeMarco Murray signs elsewhere, the Cowboys will be willing to send a good pick to the Vikings for Adrian Peterson.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

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