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League outs Jimmy Kennedy as 2010 whistleblower, Kennedy denies…

League outs Jimmy Kennedy as 2010 whistleblower, Kennedy denies it

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…
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  • Pekovic, Wolves top Pacers in preseason opener

    Pekovic, Wolves top Pacers in preseason opener

    CNNSI.com Oct 10, 2012
    FARGO, 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.
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  • Hartman: Peterson, blockers work together well

    Hartman: Peterson, blockers work together well

    startribune.com Oct 10, 2012
    The star runner has bounced back strong from knee surgery, meshing nicely with a revamped offensive line.
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  • Healthy roster among wealth of good fortune for 4-1 Vikings

    Healthy roster among wealth of good fortune for 4-1 Vikings

    startribune.com Oct 10, 2012
    A number of teams have been hit hard by injuries, but the Vikings have been spared.
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  • Asked if NFL cares more about offensive players, Jared Allen sa…

    Asked if NFL cares more about offensive players, Jared Allen says, 'Absolutely.'

    startribune.com Oct 10, 2012
    Comments came during "Five Good Minutes" on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption."
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  • RG3 practices, cleared to play vs. Vikings

    RG3 practices, cleared to play vs. Vikings

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    There 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.
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  • Harrison Smith happy to be back

    Harrison Smith happy to be back

    startribune.com Oct 10, 2012
    The rookie safety will be back in the lineup Sunday after his Week 5 ejection.
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  • Vikings' offense becoming better ball hogs

    Vikings' offense becoming better ball hogs

    startribune.com Oct 10, 2012
    Five-minute and 10-play drives are on pace to shatter last season's totals.
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  • Vikings don’t think Jerome Simpson has a long-term injury

    Vikings don’t think Jerome Simpson has a long-term injury

    The 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 Tita
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  • NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying power

    NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying power

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    The Vikings and Cardinals have surprised early, but don't be surprised if they're eventually figured out, writes John Clayton
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Top 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…
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: NFC North QB Rankings 01:33

    Blogger Blitz: NFC North QB Rankings

    Oct 10
    NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert is not quite ready to name Christian Ponder the top quarterback in the division
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIN-WSH 01:15

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: MIN-WSH

    Oct 10
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Vikings-Redskins
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: QBs and their Receivers 01:28

    Inside the Huddle: QBs and their Receivers

    Oct 10
    John 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.
  • Video - RG3 Cleared To Practice 00:59

    RG3 Cleared To Practice

    Oct 10
    Adam Schefter on Robert Griffin III being cleared to practice and the chances he plays Sunday against the Vikings.

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  • NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying power

    Oct 10
    The 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 strength

    Oct 10
    Alex 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 now

    Oct 10
    The Thunder claiming they are just a poor, small-market team that can't afford James Harden doesn't work in today's NBA.