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Jay Cutler wants to keep on rolling (out)
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When the Bears self-scouted over the bye week, they realized that quarterback Jay Cutler was a bit of a sitting duck. So last week against the Vikings, they rolled him out more and used more shotgun formations, and being able to throw on the move helped…Upvote Share Tweet
Wolves' Martin fractures wrist, out indefinitelynba.com 17 minutes agoMinnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin will be out indefinitely after fracturing his right wrist in a victory over the New York Knicks.Upvote Share Tweet
Friday (Looking for Vikings and Gophers QB progress) edition: Wha' Happened?startribune.com 46 minutes agoTeddy Bridgewater turned 22 less than two weeks ago, yet he said this week he is ready to be the face of the franchise for the Adrian Peterson-less Vikings. In two months, Gophers sophomore QB Mitch Leidner will turn 21, and already he carries the weigh…Upvote Share Tweet
Zimmer encouraged Sunday's special-teams trickerystartribune.com 1 hour agoLast Sunday, the Vikings ran their first fake punt in nearly a decade. It paid off with backup safety Andrew Sendejo, the right wing in the punt formation, running 48 yards before tackling himself at the Bears’ 7-yard line. The well-executed fake set up…Upvote Share Tweet
No Asiata, Floyd, Kalil at Vikings practice todaystartribune.com 1 hour agoRunning back Matt Asiata and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd were not practicing during the open portion of practice today, and their statuses for Sunday against the Packers appears to be in doubt. Asiata has not been cleared by the league’s concussion p…Upvote Share Tweet
Behind Enemy Lines: Discussing the sizzling Packers with beat writer Tyler Dunnestartribune.com 3 hours agoFor the Vikings’ Week 12 matchup against the Packers, we spoke once again to Tyler Dunne, Packers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, for this week’s edition of “Behind Enemy Lines.” Here are five questions we asked Dunne about the final reg…Upvote Share TweetSuspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson vowed never to use a switch again as a means of discipline and said he was startled to see the injuries it caused to his son.Upvote Share Tweet
Access Vikings morning walkthrough: meet Charles Johnson, Peterson talks, Tate scrambles and morestartribune.com 4 hours agoEvery weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — So who is WR Charles Johnson and where did this guy come from? — New RB Ben Tate was scrambling to get acclimated to the Vikings …Upvote Share TweetRunning back Ben Tate’s arrival in Minnesota was precipitated by a couple of weeks of discussion about Tate’s role in the Cleveland offense. Tate signed with the Browns as a free agent during the offseason with the expectation that he’d be the starting …Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 12 hours agoPHILADELPHIA - Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild, wh...Upvote Share TweetNHL.com 15 hours agoPHILADELPHIA - Jason Zucker scored with 45.4 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild, who...Upvote Share Tweet
For Vikings WR Johnson, there's always room for improvementstartribune.com 16 hours agoReceiver Charles Johnson played a big role Sunday and hopes to add to that.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 17 hours agoFor the second time since December 2010, a snowstorm has resulted in Ford Field hosting two teams who don’t play in Detroit. Per multiple reports, and as widely expected, the Jets and Bills will play there on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. When Ford Fiel…Upvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA - Eric Lindros and John LeClair — two members of Philadelphia's vaunted "Legion of Doom" line — were inducted into the Flyers' Hall of Fame in a ceremony before a game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Lindros, a six-...Upvote Share Tweet
Vensel: Vikings focusing on Packersstartribune.com 19 hours agoThe Star Tribune’s Matt Vensel and CineSport’s Brian Clark discuss whether the Vikings can slow down the Packers’ offense, and whether the Adrian Peterson news is a distraction.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings have to be ready for Aaron Rodgers' deep shotsESPN.com 21 hours agoEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Stopping Aaron Rodgers is one of the great challenges in football. And in the view of Minnesota Vikings secondary coach Jerry Gray, it falls on so many more than just the defensive backs. "Your offense has got to play just as…Upvote Share TweetAlmost two weeks after he severely sprained his right ankle, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he remains uncertain when he will return to the court.Upvote Share Tweet
So why didn’t the NFLPA reduce Goodell’s power in 2011?profootballtalk.com 22 hours agoA common theme has emerged in recent days regarding the suspension imposed by the NFL on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. And it goes a little something like this: “The NFLPA has no room to complain because the NFLPA gave the Commissioner the power…Upvote Share Tweet
Zimmer on Tate: 'He's got good acceleration and he's a bit more of a thumper'startribune.com 22 hours agoVikings coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t able to spell out his plan for how he’ll use newcomer Ben Tate because, A, NFL coaches are smart enough not to reveal game plans to reporters and B, the running back had just finished his first practice as a Viking. “I d…Upvote Share Tweetvikingsgab.com 23 hours agoVikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner says that rookie Jerick McKinnon remains the team’s No.1 running back despite claiming Ben Tate off of waivers yesterday according to Chris Tomasson of theSt. Paul Pioneer-Press. “We’re excited about Jerick and …Upvote Share Tweet
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As Chicago Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not …Nov 20As the Bears prepare to face former coach Lovie Smith, it's tough not to second-guess their hiring of his successor, Marc Trestman, Michael Wilbon writes.
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