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Jay Cutler wants to keep on rolling (out)

Jay Cutler wants to keep on rolling (out)

profootballtalk.com Updated 3 hours ago
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…
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  • Wolves' Martin fractures wrist, out indefinitely

    Wolves' Martin fractures wrist, out indefinitely

    nba.com 17 minutes ago
    Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin will be out indefinitely after fracturing his right wrist in a victory over the New York Knicks.
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  • Friday (Looking for Vikings and Gophers QB progress) edition: W…

    Friday (Looking for Vikings and Gophers QB progress) edition: Wha' Happened?

    startribune.com 46 minutes ago
    Teddy 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…
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  • Zimmer encouraged Sunday's special-teams trickery

    Zimmer encouraged Sunday's special-teams trickery

    startribune.com 1 hour ago
    Last 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…
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  • No Asiata, Floyd, Kalil at Vikings practice today

    No Asiata, Floyd, Kalil at Vikings practice today

    startribune.com 1 hour ago
    Running 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…
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  • Behind Enemy Lines: Discussing the sizzling Packers with beat w…

    Behind Enemy Lines: Discussing the sizzling Packers with beat writer Tyler Dunne

    startribune.com 3 hours ago
    For 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…
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  • NFL's Peterson Vows Never to Use a Switch Again

    NFL's Peterson Vows Never to Use a Switch Again

    Suspended 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.
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  • Access Vikings morning walkthrough: meet Charles Johnson, Peter…

    Access Vikings morning walkthrough: meet Charles Johnson, Peterson talks, Tate scrambles and more

    startribune.com 4 hours ago
    Every 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 …
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  • Ben Tate has no expectations for role with Vikings

    Ben Tate has no expectations for role with Vikings

    Running 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 …
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  • Thursday's NHL Capsules

    Thursday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com 12 hours ago
    PHILADELPHIA - 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...
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  • Zucker scores with 45.4 seconds left to lift Wild to 3-2 win ov…

    Zucker scores with 45.4 seconds left to lift Wild to 3-2 win over Flyers

    NHL.com 15 hours ago
    PHILADELPHIA - 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...
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  • For Vikings WR Johnson, there's always room for improvement

    For Vikings WR Johnson, there's always room for improvement

    startribune.com 16 hours ago
    Receiver Charles Johnson played a big role Sunday and hopes to add to that.
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  • Bills will host Jets on Monday at Ford Field

    Bills will host Jets on Monday at Ford Field

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    For 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…
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  • Legion of Doom honoured as Flyers induct Lindros, LeClair into …

    Legion of Doom honoured as Flyers induct Lindros, LeClair into team's Hall of Fame

    NHL.com ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    PHILADELPHIA - 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-...
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  • Vensel: Vikings focusing on Packers

    Vensel: Vikings focusing on Packers

    startribune.com 19 hours ago
    The 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.
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  • Vikings have to be ready for Aaron Rodgers' deep shots

    Vikings have to be ready for Aaron Rodgers' deep shots

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    EDEN 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…
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  • Wolves' Rubio (ankle) unsure on his return

    Wolves' Rubio (ankle) unsure on his return

    ESPN.com nba.com 21 hours ago
    Almost 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.
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  • So why didn’t the NFLPA reduce Goodell’s power in 2011?

    So why didn’t the NFLPA reduce Goodell’s power in 2011?

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    A 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…
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  • Zimmer on Tate: 'He's got good acceleration and he's a bit more…

    Zimmer on Tate: 'He's got good acceleration and he's a bit more of a thumper'

    startribune.com 22 hours ago
    Vikings 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…
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  • Turner Says Jerick McKinnon Still Vikings Number One Back

    Turner Says Jerick McKinnon Still Vikings Number One Back

    vikingsgab.com 23 hours ago
    Vikings 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 …
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  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:50

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Nov 21
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL.
  • Video - Inside The Adrian Peterson Interview 03:30

    Inside The Adrian Peterson Interview

    Nov 21
    NFL writer Tom Pelissero of USA Today discusses his exclusive interview with suspended RB Adrian Peterson.
  • Video - Wild Sneak Past Flyers 01:28

    Wild Sneak Past Flyers

    Nov 20
    Jason Zucker's third-period goal lifted the Wild past the Flyers 3-2
  • Video - Inside Edge: Packers-Vikings 00:38

    Inside Edge: Packers-Vikings

    Nov 20
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers stats to help you make a pick for Green Bay at Minnesota.

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