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Friends Successfully Use Twitter To Get Adrian Peterson To Call…

Friends Successfully Use Twitter To Get Adrian Peterson To Call High School Kid With Cancer

At least, it appears they succeeded. The friend with cancer, Blake Cognata, is a senior lacrosse player from Fairport, NY who is also Minnesota Vikings fan. From what we can gather, Cognata seems to be a pretty good dude. Unsurprisingly, then, a grounds…
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  • Ponder bruised before wild card loss, frustrated after

    Ponder bruised before wild card loss, frustrated after

    The injured right arm of the Vikings quarterback kept him out against the Packers, but fueled his desire for more playoff chances.
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  • Scoggins: House Spielman built takes shape

    Scoggins: House Spielman built takes shape

    startribune.com Jan 7, 2013
    In the first year in his new post, the Vikings general manager showed winning and rebuilding can simultaneously be accomplished.
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  • Odds and ends: Blair Walsh taking his long snapper to Hawaii fo…

    Odds and ends: Blair Walsh taking his long snapper to Hawaii for Pro Bowl

    startribune.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Vikings rookie kicker is showing his appreciation for his stellar season by rewarding the guy who snapped the ball on his field goal attempts.
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  • Chandler Williams, Arena Football League player, dies during fl…

    Chandler Williams, Arena Football League player, dies during flag football game

    yahoo.com Jan 7, 2013
    Tough news out of the Arena Football League, as player Chandler Williams died Sunday while playing in a flag football tournament. Williams, who was 27, had played for several NFL teams. He had been drafted in the seventh round by the Minnesota Vikings i…
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  • RGIII set to have more tests

    RGIII set to have more tests

    CNNSI.com Jan 7, 2013
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Robert Griffin III will get more tests on his injured right knee after an MRI proved inconclusive because of a previous ACL tear.
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  • Jerome Felton expresses unwavering desire to re-sign with Vikin…

    Jerome Felton expresses unwavering desire to re-sign with Vikings

    startribune.com Jan 7, 2013
    One of the Vikings' most significant in-house free agents hopes to stick around as long as he can.
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  • Frazier thinks Harvin will be back

    Frazier thinks Harvin will be back

    As the Vikings embark on their 2013 offseason a week later than expected but four weeks sooner than hoped, they’ll need to figure out whether receiver Percy Harvin will be part of the team next season. Coach Leslie Frazier believes Harvin will be back.
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  • No injuries “of serious nature” for Packers

    No injuries “of serious nature” for Packers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Packers had a couple of offensive starters leave Saturday night’s win over the Vikings before the game was complete, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much worry about either player’s status for next weekend’s game against the 49ers. Tight e
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  • Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    After the Green Bay Packers' 24-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, here are three issues that merit further examination: Charles Woodson has seen just about everything in his 15-year career. He has even suffered, rehabilitated and returned from the …
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  • Pregame: Tailgaters embrace the cold at Lambeau Field

    Pregame: Tailgaters embrace the cold at Lambeau Field

    startribune.com Jan 7, 2013
    Vikings tailgaters partied in the Kmart parking lot before kick off at Lambeau Field.
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  • Villaume: After the end

    Villaume: After the end

    startribune.com Jan 7, 2013
    Minnesota's season came to an abrupt end at the hand of their rival. Visions of passes bouncing on grass is all that is left..
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Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategy

    Jan 7
    The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
  • 2013 NFL draft -- Zach Ertz of Stanford Cardinal enters NFL draft

    Jan 7
    Stanford's offense will be without one if its premier playmakers after tight end Zach Ertz announced Monday he'll enter the 2013 NFL draft.
  • Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card Weekend

    Jan 7
    Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …