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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #25 on: Nov 21st, 2011, 5:33pm »
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A-Pete has ligament damage, but no tears... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Vikings' Peterson has ligament damage in injured ankle
NFL.com (21.11.2011 15:08)
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a high left ankle sprain that has left his status for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons in doubt, according to the team.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #26 on: Dec 1st, 2011, 6:48pm »
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McNabb cut... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Vikings place veteran QB McNabb on waivers
ESPN: NFL (01.12.2011 17:06)
The Minnesota Vikings plan to release veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb later Thursday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #27 on: Dec 26th, 2011, 1:33am »
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Fearing the worst regarding A-Pete's serious knee injury...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Vikings' Adrian Peterson may never be the same after ACL injury | NFL
The Seattle Times: Seahawks (25.12.2011 22:01)
No one in the Vikings' locker room would say it. But the vibe was apparent, that one monstrous unanswerable question hovering in the air like stale cigar smoke: Had we seen the last of Adrian Peterson?
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #28 on: Dec 26th, 2011, 4:27pm »
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The word on Peterson is officially in...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Vikings RB Peterson has torn ACL and MCL
The Sports Network: NFL (26.12.2011 14:14)
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #29 on: Apr 3rd, 2012, 3:30am »
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A situation worth noting as shoulder problems have a way of shutting receivers down... although it seems minor in this case...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Vikings WR Harvin to have shoulder surgery in near future
NFL.com (02.04.2012 21:45)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin revealed Monday he needs shoulder surgery, and a source with knowledge of the situation said that although the operation hasn't been scheduled, it will take place soon.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #30 on: Apr 24th, 2012, 3:10pm »
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Especially with Harvin's frequently missing time, this is a signing worth noting, that was shrewdly made, mind you, after it was decided that he would only miss three games...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Jerome Simpson suspended three games
Scout.com > NFL > National Football League Team (24.04.2012 06:35)
Free-agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who visited the Vikings, was suspended three games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to ESPN.

 
Minnesota Vikings, WR Jerome Simpson agree to one-year deal
NFL.com (24.04.2012 13:23)
Free-agent wideout Jerome Simpson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms on a one-year deal Tuesday, according to NFL Network contributor and Fox Sports Insider Jay Glazer.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #31 on: May 7th, 2012, 8:56pm »
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The Longwell era finally is presumably over in Minny... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Vikings surprisingly release veteran K Longwell
ESPN: NFL (07.05.2012 18:29)
The Minnesota Vikings have released 16-year veteran kicker Ryan Longwell.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #32 on: Jun 7th, 2012, 9:39pm »
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RB Gerhart potentially worthy of a little early-season fantasy relevance... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Toby Gerhart could carry early load for Vikings
NFL.com (07.06.2012 13:32)
Adrian Peterson has insisted that he will be back on the field by Week 1 of the regular season. But Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier expects to lean on Toby Gerhart to start the year.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #33 on: Jun 11th, 2012, 11:36pm »
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LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed" reporting WR Simpson's suspension officially set at three games:
 
NFL rubber stamps suspension for Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson
StarTribune: Sports (11.06.2012 15:40)
Jerome Simpson has the potential to energize the Vikings' offense. He just won't be able to do so until Week 4 of 2012.

 
Keep this guy on your radar.  He could definitely make a fantasy impact come Week 4.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #34 on: Aug 13th, 2012, 2:37am »
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A-Pete cleared... according to this LOCAL daily on "The REAL Feed":
 
Vikings' Adrian Peterson cleared to practice
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Football (12.08.2012 18:30)
MANKATO, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson treated a routine walk-through like it was an NFC North game, taking handoffs so aggressively through a slow-paced workout that he had to remind himself to calm down.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #35 on: Sep 3rd, 2012, 7:48pm »
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AP's Week 1 role to be limited... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Limited exposure' for AP if he plays, Vikings say
SI.com: NFL (03.09.2012 14:42)
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #36 on: Mar 15th, 2013, 7:03am »
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From backup to starter back to backup...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Backup QB market taking shape with Cassel going to Vikings
SI.com: NFL (14.03.2013 18:04)
This offseason's QB market isn't as star-laden as last year's, but there is still some intrigue. Don Banks sizes up the backups who could be on the move and starting for new teams.

 
With Ponder starting, Cassel may actually get a shot...
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #37 on: Mar 16th, 2013, 12:05am »
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Jennings goes to intra-division rival...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Jennings ditches Packers, signs deal with Vikings
SI.com: NFL (15.03.2013 17:47)
MINNEAPOLIS -- A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms on a deal to land free agent receiver Greg Jennings from their rivals in Green Bay.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #38 on: Sep 25th, 2013, 3:34pm »
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Does this injury situation prompt what seems to be an inevitable change at quarterback? From "The REAL Feed":
 
Rib injury clouds Vikings QB Ponder's status
ESPN: NFL (25.09.2013 11:43)
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's status could be in doubt for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, thanks to a rib injury he apparently suffered early in last Sunday's loss to the Cleveland Browns.

 
Mind you, I am NOT endorsing Matt Cassel.  I think such a QB switch would be tantamount to jumping from the frying pan into the fire!
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #39 on: Oct 7th, 2013, 1:38am »
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Josh Freeman gets new start, though not yet new starter...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Josh Freeman, Minnesota Vikings strike contract
NFL.com (07.10.2013 00:43)
Free-agent quarterback Josh Freeman is headed to the Minnesota Vikings on one-year contract worth about $3 million, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported late Sunday.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #40 on: Oct 17th, 2013, 4:59am »
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Well, that was fast...  From new start to new starter pretty fast, and here is what the "free man" is saying...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Josh Freeman: Vikings 'do things the right way
NFL.com (16.10.2013 16:55)
New Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Josh Freeman went out of his way to call his new team an organization filled with "quality human beings." Chances are, he wouldn't say the same about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #41 on: Dec 9th, 2013, 10:21pm »
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He may have averted a serious injury, and it may not cost him any time next year, but -- I do not care what they say -- a Lisfranc injury this late in the season will end Peterson's...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
No Lisfranc for Peterson
SI.com: NFL (09.12.2013 15:08)
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #42 on: Jan 19th, 2014, 3:49pm »
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Despite the article headline in praise of Zimmer, I think the OC hiring is perhaps the bigger news, at least fantasy-wise.  Turner may just be able to get Peterson the all-time record for rushing yardage.  From "The REAL Feed":
 
New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called Mr. Fix-It
Miami Herald: Sports (18.01.2014 19:47)
Everyone was on the same page, as everyone always is the day an NFL franchise changes course with the formal introduction of a new head coach who is nothing like his most-recently fired predecessor.

 
Norv Turner agrees to join Minnesota Vikings as OC
NFL.com (18.01.2014 19:36)
The Minnesota Vikings have an offensive coordinator. Norv Turner has agreed to join the team after one year with the Browns, Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver reported. How will Turner's offense fit in Minny?
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #43 on: Sep 12th, 2014, 7:56pm »
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RB Peterson OUT Week 2...  Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Peterson facing arrest, deactivated
WTVD: Sports (12.09.2014 19:16)
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #44 on: Nov 18th, 2014, 1:11pm »
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Hopes of Peterson's return this season seems to have been premature...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Adrian Peterson suspended without pay for rest of 2014 season
NFL.com (18.11.2014 10:16)
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season, the NFL announced on Tuesday. The NFLPA announced Peterson will appeal immediately.

 
The twist ...
 
Adrian Peterson was suspended for disrespecting the NFL, not abusing his son
USA TODAY: NFL (18.11.2014 08:33)
Without setting precedents and a fair disciplinary system, the NFL has failed to win back trust.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #45 on: Nov 20th, 2014, 2:43am »
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Ben Tate brought in to bolster backfield...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Ben Tate claimed off waivers by Minnesota Vikings
NFL.com (19.11.2014 21:31)
The Minnesota Vikings claimed Ben Tate off waivers Wednesday after the running back was released by the Browns the day prior. Could he start for his new team as early as this weekend?

 
I actually think this is a good fit!  Real thunder and lightening with Tate and McKinnon.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #46 on: Mar 13th, 2015, 9:55pm »
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WR Wallace brought in... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Source: Vikings acquire Wallace from Dolphins
ESPN: NFL (13.03.2015 17:37)
The Minnesota Vikings have acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace and a seventh-round draft pick from the Miami Dolphins for a fifth-round pick, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #47 on: Aug 31st, 2016, 1:40am »
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First MAJOR injury of the year...  From a LOCAL source on "The REAL Feed":
 
Here are Vikings QB options with Bridgewater out for year
StarTribune: Sports  (31.08.2016 00:10)
It feels a little strange to already be thinking about how the Vikings might replace Teddy Bridgewater given how fresh his season-ending injury is. But that's the nature of the "next player up" league. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he and GM Rick Spielman already started talking about it Tuesday...

 
It was supposedly non-contact, yet gruesome.  I hate to say it -- I am a fan of Bridgewater's -- but such an injury could be career-threatening.
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« Reply #48 on: Sep 19th, 2016, 3:05pm »
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ALL DAY has a torn meniscus, thank goodness...it could have been sooo much worse.
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Re: Vikings Team Report
« Reply #49 on: Sep 19th, 2016, 9:49pm »
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Here is the latest official word on the Peterson injury from "The REAL Feed":
 
Zimmer: RB Peterson has torn meniscus
The Sports Network: NFL  (19.09.2016 20:06)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a torn meniscus in his right knee, coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.The Vikings are still evaluating the injury and have not yet determined how much time he will miss. Zimmer initially announced the nature of the injury w...
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