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In brief: Minnesota Vikings re-sign kicker Blair Walsh

NFL: The Minnesota Vikings signed kicker Blair Walsh on Sunday to a four-year contract extension with $5.25 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $14 million. Walsh, who will make …


Adrian Peterson, Vikings agree to redo last 3 years of deal

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money. The …


Vikings give giant 27-year-old tackle a try

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Babatunde Aiyegbusi has limited American football experience in leagues in Germany and his native Poland. Yet the 27-year-old offensive tackle is getting a shot at the …


Adrian Peterson practices with Vikings for first time since September

MINNEAPOLIS – Donning his purple No. 28 jersey for the first time in nine months, Adrian Peterson said Tuesday he has apologized to the 4-year-old son he struck with a …


NFL notes: League reinstates running back Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota …


Agent: Adrian Peterson return to Vikings not in ’best interest’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill in their relationship. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said in an interview on Tuesday that he believes a return to Minnesota …


Tension remains for Vikes, Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS – The relationship between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson remains tenuous. Peterson’s agent, Ben Dogra, said Friday that he declined an invitation from Vikings general …


Vikings deal for Mike Wallace

The Minnesota Vikings acquired wide receiver Mike Wallace from the Miami Dolphins, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The Vikings will send a fifth-round draft pick …


Vikings agree to trade Matt Cassel to Bills

The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills agreed on a trade Wednesday that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and give the Vikings extra draft picks. …


NFL notes: Minnesota Vikings meet with Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson. General manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer spent about 4 hours Wednesday afternoon at Peterson’s home north of …


NFL notes: Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wins appeal

Adrian Peterson’s suspension has been overturned, but his immediate career future is cloudy. A federal judge sided with the National Football League Players Association on Thursday, saying the league’s arbitrator …


ALS claims ex-Viking Thomas

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Former Minnesota Vikings safety Orlando Thomas has died of complications from ALS. He was 42. Thomas was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2004. He died …


NFL says Adrian Peterson must wait for review process

If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion probably won’t happen swiftly. The NFL formally began a review of the star running back’s …


Vikings’ Adrian Peterson avoids jail in plea agreement

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment. …


Prosecutors: Adrian Peterson smoked marijuana

Texas prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke Adrian Peterson’s bond and have him rearrested after the Minnesota Vikings running back allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana while he is awaiting …


After making ‘mistake,’ Vikings bench RB Adrian Peterson

Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf (pictured) said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back its superstar following his …


Vikings’ Peterson faces child abuse charge

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son and the team benched …


NFL notes: Vikings DT Linval Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn’t lose it. The Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since he was shot in …


Bridgewater lead Vikings past Cardinals

Teddy Bridgewater gave the giddy fans in Minneapolis chanting his first name a pair of go-ahead touchdown throws to cheer for in the fourth quarter, giving the Minnesota Vikings a …


Guest column: Sadly, Vikings new stadium is not for birds

Things have been going pretty well lately for the National Football League. Revenues this past year were around $10 billion. Arguably, football is the most watched and followed sport in …


Seahawks trade final pick of 1st round

The Seattle Seahawks traded the final pick in the first round of the NFL draft, picking up an additional second-round selection and a fourth-round pick from Minnesota.


Recent poll reveals NFL America’s favorite sport

About half of Americans say they are fans of pro football, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. The NFL is still the most popular sports league in the United States, …


NFL notes: Browns name Pettine new coach

Mike Pettine knows he might not have been Cleveland’s first choice or even the Browns’ second pick. All that matters to the son of a high school coaching legend is …


NFL notes: Browns receiver Bess arrested

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport, the latest in a series of personal problems. According to …


NFL notes: Brady returns following illness

No sniffles, no coughs, no watery eyes. Patriots fans can breathe easy now that Tom Brady is back at practice


NFL notebook: Vikings make Zimmer new coach

Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator. The Vikings announced on Twitter on Wednesday …


Redskins introduce Gruden

The face was different, the words familiar. Like Mike Shanahan and nearly every recent Washington Redskins coach, Jay Gruden is anxious to declare an end to franchise’s days of dysfunction. …


Texans’ Smith skeptical of Patriots

Houston defensive end Antonio Smith questioned how New England knew what the Texans were going to do on defense after a 34-31 win by the Patriots on Sunday. Smith told …


Saints sweep Falcons

The New Orleans Saints have won plenty of games with their dazzling offense. The defense is doing its part, too.


Sparingly used Patterson’s role could increase for Vikings

Cordarrelle Patterson came to the Minnesota Vikings as a raw rookie, so there were no expectations that he’d immediately be an every-down wide receiver.