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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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


Lynch and Peterson meet as Seahawks host Vikings

Ask around and you’re liable to get a variety of explanations why Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch are two of the top running backs in the NFL.


Seahawks activate Harvin

The Seattle Seahawks have added wide receiver Percy Harvin to the 53-man roster. Monday’s move was expected as Seattle had to add Harvin to the active roster or he would …


Newsmakers

Arrested Phoenix police have arrested 22-year-old Robert Chavez and 23-year-old Joseph Corrales in connection with the beating death of 17-year-old national champion boxer Alexis Urbina. Police say Urbina was found …


Incognito revealed as Martin instigator

In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins’ game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who’s the easiest teammate to scare. His answer: Jonathan Martin. The troubled, troubling relationship …


Newsmakers

Arrested Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla has been arrested on drug-related charges in Eugene. Lyerla, who left the No. 2 Ducks earlier this month and plans to enter the …


Giants contain Peterson, win first

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – At last. The New York Giants got their first win of the NFL season Monday night by holding Adrian Peterson in check and converting Minnesota mistakes …


Peterson’s young son dies from brain injuries

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson mourned the death of his young son Friday. Authorities said a 2-year-old boy died Friday of injuries suffered in an alleged child abuse case …


Teams begins trimming rosters

Donte’ Stallworth’s NFL comeback from a hot-air balloon accident might have ended Monday when he was released by the Washington Redskins. Stallworth could catch on with another team, especially with …


NFC wild card is NFL’s version of Groundhog Day

GREEN BAY, Wis. – It’s not just wild-card weekend in Minnesota and Green Bay. It’s Groundhog Day.


Martin, Buccaneers race past Vikings, 36-17

MINNEAPOLIS – Rookie Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two touchdowns, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers blew out Minnesota 36-17 on Thursday night to hand the Vikings their …


Ponder makes big progress with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Christian Ponder has started 16 NFL games, the equivalent of a full season. Already he sees the world differently. He sits at his locker on a …


Moss ready to face his former team with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Randy Moss is prepared for cheers, he’s prepared for boos. He is embracing all the hype surrounding his return to Minnesota, where his illustrious NFL career …