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Vikings' rookie Robinson has more than a corner on speed

Vikings' rookie Robinson has more than a corner on speed

startribune.com Updated Oct 12, 2012
Josh Robinson is quite willing to hit, and the third-round pick out of Central Florida isn't afraid of the bright lights.
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  • Timberwolves Training Camp — Weeks 1 & 2 Rewind

    Timberwolves Training Camp — Weeks 1 & 2 Rewind

    timberpups.com Oct 12, 2012
    Well Twolves fans, we have arrived!  Training camp and the preseason are upon us and the season is weeks away! The Pups officially broke from their first camp in Mankato a week ago (10/5) after four substantive practices with the new roster.  The first
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  • Griffen vows to play despite mom's death

    Griffen vows to play despite mom's death

    The defensive end thanked teammates for coming to his home and showing support.
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  • Robert Griffin, Aaron Hernandez headline the NFL’s Week 6 injur…

    Robert Griffin, Aaron Hernandez headline the NFL’s Week 6 injury report

    yahoo.com Oct 12, 2012
    Washington Redskins first round quarterback Robert Griffin practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Griffin suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon (…
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  • Titans S Griffin ($21k) headlines Week 5 fines

    Titans S Griffin ($21k) headlines Week 5 fines

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Vikings wide receiver Michael Jenkins.
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  • Redskins' RG3 full-go at practice, set to play

    Redskins' RG3 full-go at practice, set to play

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is still on track to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • Robert Griffin III listed as questionable, expected to play

    Robert Griffin III listed as questionable, expected to play

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III practiced fully on Friday and it looks like he will be in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Griffin III has not experienced any setbacks in his recovery from a concussion, although he still must go
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  • Simpson questionable; status to be determined this weekend

    Simpson questionable; status to be determined this weekend

    startribune.com Oct 12, 2012
    Receiver is doing better, but coach Leslie Frazier won't know the extent of his role until this weekend.
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  • League doesn’t fine Harrison Smith

    League doesn’t fine Harrison Smith

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    Last month, Pats coach Bill Belichick was fined $50,000 for grabbing an official by the arm after a game.  Now, Vikings safety Harrison Smith has been fined nothing for shoving an official during a game. The league office tells PFT that Smith, who was e…
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  • Jared Allen says his knee is as valuable as Tom Brady’s

    Jared Allen says his knee is as valuable as Tom Brady’s

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    Defensive players are beginning to revolt against the NFL’s protection of the knees of quarterbacks, at the expense of the knees of other players. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen thinks it shouldn’t be that way.  And he made his point in reference
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  • Video - Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen: 'We don't need the hype' 05:10

    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen: 'We don't need the hype'

    Oct 12
    Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen gets up early to join "NFL AM" and discuss a great Vikings start to 2012 and how the league is being formed in favor of the offense.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Whole new look for Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace

    Oct 12
    A new-look Metta World Peace is looking forward to more looks in the Lakers' new offense.
  • Peter King: Bills defense has team struggling for answers

    Oct 12
    The most stunning thing about the NFL, heading into Week 6? How bad the Bills have looked, especially on defense.
  • Peter King: Bills defense has team struggling for answers

    Oct 12
    The most stunning thing about the NFL, heading into Week 6? How bad the Bills have looked, especially on defense.
  • Going through the inbox and the Week 6 picks

    Oct 12
    The Sports Guy shares his faith in football before going through his inbox and making his Week 6 picks.