Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Vikings “continue to have internal discussions” about whether they should allow RB Adrian Peterson to play again this season if he’s reinstated by the NFL.
Roger Goodell would need to reinstate him from commissioner’s exempt list, but Mike Garafolo reports that the league rejected an attempt by Peterson’s reps to get him reinstatement following the plea agreement that was reached on Tuesday.
According to Garafolo, the NFL refused to engage in discussions regarding a settlement over his playing status.
According to Albert Breer, another step in the NFL process of testing the viability of a London franchise is to eliminate byes for teams coming off of games played overseas.
Breer is reporting that next year’s group teams playing in London — the Dolphins, Jets, Jaguars, Bills, Chiefs, and Lions — will still receive a bye after their London games.
However, Breer mentions that the automatic bye could be gone as soon as 2016.
- HC Doug Marrone told reporters on Thursday that RB Fred Jackson is not ready to return from his groin injury. (Chris Brown)
- WR Vincent Jackson (ribs) returned to practice on Thursday. (Rick Stroud)
- RB Doug Martin (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. (Roy Cummings)
- Other notable players to not practice on Thursday include: LT Anthony Collins, CB Alterraun Verner, and NT Akeem Spence. (Roy Cummings)