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Adrian Peterson Could Come Off PUP List On Sunday

Tom Pelissero, from ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, reports that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could come of the physically unable to perform list as soon as Sunday. The Vikings will be meeting this Saturday to discuss the team’s roster in which depth chart changes could be made. “We’re going to discuss it,” said Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier. “We’ll discuss where he ...

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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson Close to Coming off PUP List

Update —  8/2/12: Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500 has reported via twitter that Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier claims  RB Adrian Peterson is closer to being moved off the Physically Unable to Perform list, but is “still not quite ready to put him out there”. ——————————– Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com is reporting that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is close to ...

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Vikings Will Limit Adrian Peterson’s Workload To Start The Season

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier mentioned that they plan on limiting Adrian Peterson‘s early-season workload, in an attempt to prevent any possible setbacks regarding Peterson’s surgically repaired knee. “He’s so valuable to our organization that we have to be smart. We’ll tread lightly as far as Week 1 and how much he’ll contribute on the field,” said Frazier, via ...

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Adrian Peterson Could Begin Training Camp On PUP List

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier seemed to suggest that RB Adrian Peterson could be placed on the PUP list for the start of training camp. “(Based) on where he is today, everything is moving in the right direction. I don’t know if we’ll put him on the practice field anytime soon when we get to (camp),” Frazier said, via ...

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Vikings Have No Intentions Of Allowing Joe Webb To Compete For Starting QB Job

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier attempted to squash any talk of a potential quarterback controversy between Joe Webb and Christian Ponder by mentioning that Ponder will be the team’s starter heading into 2012. “If something were to happen to Christian because of injury, we feel like we have a capable backup in Joe,” Frazier said Thursday. “But there’s no ...

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Vikings WR Percy Harvin Plans To Attend Vikings Training Camp

Percy Harvin addressed the reports that he recently asked to be traded by mentioning that he’ll be attending the team’s upcoming training camp. “I’m really clueless on the crazy reports,” tweets Harvin. “Had a great (practice) today … To all my real fans and real Vikes fans see u at Mankato.” The reports were from some of the most connected ...

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Adrian Peterson Has Progressed To Making Cuts On His Surgically Repaired Knee

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson told reporters on Wednesday that he’s “wide open” in regards to making cuts on his surgically repaired knee, per Tom Pelissero. This is obviously an incredible sign for him moving forward. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier mentioned that expects to have Peterson ready for the start of the season, which would be absolutely incredible, given that ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 6/7

Bears Unsigned franchise player RB Matt Forte said he is “definitely” not seeking to become the NFL’s highest-paid running back. (Michael C Wright) Bears DT Henry Melton said he’s been getting a little work at fullback during OTAs. (Fred Mitchell) Bengals Third-round WR Mohamed Sanu has earned rave reviews from offensive coordinator Jay Gruden (Geoff Hobson) RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and ...

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Adrian Peterson Likely To Start Training Camp On The PUP List

Tom Pelissero of ESPN Twin Cities reports that RB Adrian Peterson will likely start training camp on the PUP list. Head coach Leslie Frazier hints at this by stating, “… in my mind right now, it’d be better to be doing things on the side (in camp) until we know and feel comfortable that he can get out there and ...

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Vikings Rumors: Harrison Smith, Josh Robinson, Jarius Wright

Safety Postions Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that it “won’t be entirely shocking” if the Vikings end up using both Notre Dame rookies as their starting safeties this year. The Viking traded for Harrison Smith, so figures to be a safe bet to get a starting job. Fifth-round pick Robert Blanton will have to compete with Mistral Raymond and Jamarca Sanford for ...

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Adrian Peterson “Impressed” During Running Drills Last Week

Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson ran last week for Head Coach Leslie Frazier who said Peterson “did a great job,” in his workout which comes just four months after knee surgery. Peterson tore both his ACL and MCL late in the season. He was expected to be out for 9-12 months and possibly ...

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NFL Injury Updates: Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, Kenny Britt, Gabe Carimi, Mikel LeShoure

Adrian Peterson Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is scheduled to resume running later in the week. “Everything he’s done up to this point has been very good,” said head coach Leslie Frazier. Peterson is recovering from surgery to repair tears to his ACL and MCL. Minnesota is holding out hope that he’ll be ready for the start ...

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Raheem Morris The Favorite For Vikings Defensive Coordinator Position?

The Minnesota Vikings have begun the search process to find their next defensive coordinator and the Star Tribune reports that it appears to be down to Vikings linebackers coach Mike Singletary, former Buccaners head coach Raheem Morris, former Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo and Jacksonville Jaguars interim head coach Mel Tucker. ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned that he sees Morris as the favorite to get the job. Morris ...

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Vikings Will Start Christian Ponder This Weekend

There has been a lot of attention paid to the Vikings quarterback position in recent weeks, mainly because of Joe Webb‘s quality outings, but Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters that Christian Ponder will finish out the season as the teams starting quarterback. “Christian made it back today and finished practice well and hopefully it’ll just continue throughout this ...

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Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier Will Return Next Season

Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has been informed that he’ll be retained for the 2012 season. Minnesota currently sits at 2-11 and could end up with their worst record ever if lose their remaining three games. Team owner Ziggy Wilf gave Frazier the dreaded vote of confidence some weeks back ...

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Adrian Peterson Willing To Play At Less Than 100%

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier mentioned earlier in the week that RB Adrian Peterson is “very close” to a returning. “God willing I’ll be out there [Sunday],” Peterson said during an interview with KFAN, per the Star Tribune. “I’m like 70 percent.” It’s great that Peterson is willing to sacrifice his health for the team but the Vikings aren’t going anywhere this season and risking a ...

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Adrian Peterson Ready To Return For Week 14?

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier mentioned during today’s press conference that RB Adrian Peterson is “very close” to returning to game action, per Tom Pelissero. This is interesting considering that there were reports from yesterday that he could be out for Week 14’s game and possible even the season. Peterson has been dealing with high-ankle sprain that he suffered a few weeks ago ...

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Vikings Leaning On Percy Harvin With Peterson Out

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier mentioned that the team will look to get Percy Harvin the ball more in the absence of RB Adrian Peterson who is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “One of the things coming out of the bye, we wanted to come up with more ways to get Percy the football,” Frazier said. ...

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Adrian Peterson Could Miss Multiple Weeks With Sprained Ankle?

Pro Football Talk reports that a league source has informed them that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will miss “at least” one game after suffering a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss to the Oakland Raiders. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier mentioned today that he was hopeful that Peterson would be able to return to practice later in the week. Peterson’s injury is ...

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Donovan McNabb’s Future In The NFL

Following Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier‘s decision to bench Donovan McNabb in favor of rookie QB Christian Ponder, there has been a lot speculation that this could be the last time we see McNabb as the starting quarterback for an NFL team. ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that McNabb‘s career could be coming to an end. “Two offseasons ago, the ...

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Donovan McNabb’s Future In The NFL

Now that Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has made the decision to start Christian Ponder over Donovan McNabb, the speculation can begin as to whether or not McNabb will request to be released or possibly even retire. Yesterday Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk makes the case for McNabb to ask for his release from the team if another job opens up because of ...

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Vikings Bench Donovan McNabb, Will Start Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier announced that the Christian Ponder will take over the teams starting quarterback job, per Jason La Canfora. McNabb didn’t exactly play poorly in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Bears but he certainly didn’t do enough to keep the job. Ponder showed some decent pocket presence and mobility but his accuracy was a bit of ...

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Christian Ponder Taking Over In Minnesota?

The Minnesota Vikings were beaten pretty bad last night by the Chicago Bears but the big news from Sunday nights game was that Christian Ponder was brought in to replace Donovan McNabb. What’s interesting is that the team was losing because of Donvoan who passed for 177 yards on 19 of his 24 passes but there really wasn’t much to ...

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