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profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 10, 2012
So much for protecting whistleblowers. The lengthy memorandum issued by the NFL to all teams on Tuesday regarding the re-issued discipline in the Saints bounty scandal identifies former Vikings defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy as the person who originall…Upvote Share Tweet
Pekovic, Wolves top Pacers in preseason openerCNNSI.com Oct 10, 2012FARGO, N.D. (AP) Nikola Pekovic and Chase Budinger scored 14 points apiece to help the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 84-70 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in the preseason opener for both teams.Upvote Share TweetThe star runner has bounced back strong from knee surgery, meshing nicely with a revamped offensive line.Upvote Share Tweet
Healthy roster among wealth of good fortune for 4-1 VikingsA number of teams have been hit hard by injuries, but the Vikings have been spared.Upvote Share Tweet
Asked if NFL cares more about offensive players, Jared Allen says, 'Absolutely.'Comments came during "Five Good Minutes" on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption."Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 10, 2012There was a major sigh of relief at Redskins Park Wednesday when Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced and showed no effects from a mild concussion.Upvote Share Tweet
Harrison Smith happy to be backThe rookie safety will be back in the lineup Sunday after his Week 5 ejection.Upvote Share Tweet
Vikings' offense becoming better ball hogsFive-minute and 10-play drives are on pace to shatter last season's totals.Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings didn’t have wide receiver Jerome Simpson at practice on Wednesday, but they don’t expect to be without him much longer than that. Simpson had an MRI after experiencing weakness in his lower left leg during Sunday’s 30-7 win over the TitaUpvote Share Tweet
NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying powerESPN.com Oct 10, 2012The Vikings and Cardinals have surprised early, but don't be surprised if they're eventually figured out, writes John ClaytonUpvote Share Tweet
Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Minnes…Upvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: NFC North QB RankingsOct 10NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert is not quite ready to name Christian Ponder the top quarterback in the division
Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIN-WSHOct 10Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Vikings-Redskins
Inside the Huddle: QBs and their ReceiversOct 10John Clayton breaks down the strengths of Tony Gonzalez, Percy Harvin's unique skill, Andrew Luck's new no huddle offense, and Aaron Rodgers' falling yards-per-attempt average.
RG3 Cleared To PracticeOct 10Adam Schefter on Robert Griffin III being cleared to practice and the chances he plays Sunday against the Vikings.
NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying powerOct 10The Vikings and Cardinals have surprised early, but don't be surprised if they're eventually figured out, writes John Clayton
NFL -- Clayton: Alex Karras' humor was his strengthOct 10Alex Karras was great on the field for the Lions but even more winning as an entertainer, writes John Clayton.
The Thunder need to pay James Harden nowOct 10The Thunder claiming they are just a poor, small-market team that can't afford James Harden doesn't work in today's NBA.