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  • NFL, officials reach tentative labor deal

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL and the NFL Players Association have yet to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The NFL and the NFL Referees Association are close to doing so. Per multiple sources, the NFL and the NFLRA have struck an agreement in principle.  " September 20

  • Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson Get Headlines, but They Aren't the Only Young QBs on the Rise

    Bleacher Report "Here we are again, watching a young group of quarterbacks change the NFL. You know the names, and two of the biggest, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, play each other Sunday. That game spotlights what could turn into a remarkable rivalry not..." September 20

  • Mike Zimmer plans to coach until he’s at least 70

    Clutch Points "Mike Zimmer is in his sixth season as the Minnesota Vikings head coach, and he intends on coaching even longer in the NFL. Zimmer shared his plans to coach until he’s at least 70-years-old. The Vikings head coach just turned 63-years-old in June and has had a..." September 20

  • Mike Zimmer reveals he had two surgeries in his left eye in addition to eight in right

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has openly discussed the eight surgeries he had in his right eye to correct a detached retina, but he recently revealed that he has actually had to undergo procedures on both eyes. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network asked Zimmer about his surgeries..." September 19

  • Kirk Cousins knows he has to improve, and quickly

    SKOR North "Kirk Cousins’ season of self-awareness continued on Wednesday as the quarterback reflected on his poor performance in the Vikings’ 21-16 loss at Green Bay. “I’m not going to be playing quarterback here much longer if I play like I did on Sunday,” Cousins..." September 19

  • Mike Zimmer: 'We have the utmost confidence' in Kirk Cousins

    NFL.com "The Vikings didn't ask Kirk Cousins for much in Week 1. He didn't give them much in Week 2. After a quiet start to the season, Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer was loud and clear about his belief in his franchise quarterback. "He's going to be..." September 19

  • Panthers’ Ron Rivera betting favorite to be first NFL head coach fired

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers head into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at 0-2 on the season and with quarterback Cam Newton unlikely to play. It’s just the latest example of the Ron Rivera-led squad failing to remain relevant. Carolina finished last season 7-9..." September 18

  • For the Love of God Somebody Needs to Trade for Jalen Ramsey Before the Patriots Do

    12 Up "It's time for 30 NFL teams to come together and think about the good of the league, because even though it may not be the best idea for every franchise, someone has to trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey just so the Patriots don't get the..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots if Eli Manning wants to be traded

    CBS Sports "After watching Eli Manning get off to an ugly start in 2019, the Giants finally made the decision to bench their Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. The team's decision means that Manning won't be on the field as..." September 18

  • Ranking NFL's 0-2 teams: Who should hit panic button and who's still alive?

    USA Today "The panic button is typically pushed as a last resort, once time has virtually run out. Yet in the hyper-competitive, hyper-reactive world of the NFL, that often means a mere two weeks into the season.  Consider the New York Giants. In the throes of their third consecutive..." September 18

  • When key players want to change teams, blame the teams not the players

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted. Antonio Brown wanted out of Pittsburgh. Then he wanted out of Oakland. He got what he wanted, both times. Minkah Fitzpatrick wanted out of Miami. He got what he wanted. Jalen Ramsey wants..." September 18

  • Mike Zimmer unhappy with “bad call” for OPI

    Yahoo! Sports "Coaches got their way in March, campaigning for expanded replay to include pass interference. Now, some are regretting that decision. The Vikings had a touchdown nullified by offensive pass interference penalty Al Riveron saw on an automatic review of the scoring..." September 17

  • Here are five landing spots for Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "Poor Ben Roethlisberger -- out for the season with elbow surgery -- and Drew Brees -- missing six weeks with a thumb injury -- couldn't even hold the headlines for a full 24 hours before Jalen Ramsey, last seen engaging in a sideline blowup..." September 17

  • Kirk Cousins: “No justification” for late interception

    Pro Football Talk "Thanks to runs by Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, the Vikings found themselves with a first down on the Packers’ 8-yard-line down five points with just over five minutes left to play in Sunday’s game. It was a prime chance to grab the lead, but..." September 16

  • Insane stat shows how bad Kirk Cousins has been in red zone

    The Sports Daily "Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was awarded a massive contract that awarded him $84 million guaranteed, but it’s hard to believe that the team hasn’t been regretting that deal. The Vikings were one game away from hosting the Super Bowl a few years back, with Case Keenum..." September 16

  • Vikings promote Nate Meadors from practice squad

    USA Today "On Thursday, the Vikings placed wide receiver Josh Doctson on the IR with a leg injury. To fill Doctson’s place on the active roster, the Vikings promoted rookie cornerback Nate Meadors from the practice squad to the active roster. Meadors played college ball at..." September 13

  • Adam Thielen named this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

    Yahoo! Sports "Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen celebrated a win off the field last Sunday and he’s being recognized for his work off the field on Friday. The NFLPA announced that Thielen has been named this week’s Community MVP. Thielen and his wife initiated a program..." September 13

  • Vikings placing Josh Doctson on IR

    Fake Teams "The Minnesota Vikings are placing wide receiver Josh Doctson on injured reserve with a leg injury. He will be able to return later in the season.   Source: The September 12

  • Packers Defense Eager to Prove They Can Contain Dalvin Cook, Vikings Ground Game

    The Sports Daily "The Green Bay Packers defense opened the season with a very strong effort in their 10-3 victory over the Chicago Bears, pressuring Mitchell Trubisky consistently, limiting the Bears rushing attack and holding the home team to a mere three points. But in Week 2 against the Vikings, the Packers..." September 12

  • Marquise Brown and Other NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Future Stars

    Bleacher Report "The NFL Week 1 slate always produces odd occurrences that don't necessarily reflect what happens the rest of the way. Teams throw out new things that aren't on film, and players are still getting used to full speed and contact again, among other reasons for the opening-slate..." September 12

  • NFL creates $3m challenge to develop safer helmet

    Sport Business "The National Football League is offering $3m as part of an initiative to create a helmet which can outperform the equipment currently in use. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers have been offered $2m in grant funding to support the..." September 12

  • Hall of Fame reveals 122 nominees for '20 class

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are among the first-time eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era..." September 12

  • Could Colts tank for another quarterback? Five NFL teams already looking ahead to 2020

    CBS Sports "Some NFL teams made good of their 2019 season openers over the weekend, confirming themselves as projected playoff contenders -- from the Los Angeles Rams surviving a battle with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Dallas Cowboys rolling..." September 12

  • Offensive Holding Calls, The Best Part of the NFL, Are Way Up This Year

    The Big Lead "Folks, the NFL is back and better than ever. And I can prove it with empirical data. Offensive holding penalties, the very best part of the game, are up in a big way. The NFL’s two officiating points of emphasis were obvious in Week 1. Flags for offensive holding rose 32..." September 12

  • Anthony Harris tabbed as NFC defensive player of the week

    Yahoo! Sports "Harrison Smith is the marquee name at safety for the Vikings, but his partner was the one in the spotlight after a 28-12 win over the Falcons in Week One. Anthony Harris intercepted Matt Ryan in the first quarter to set up a Dalvin Cook touchdown run and he recovered a Devonta Freeman..." September 11

  • Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander and G Pat Elflein miss Wednesday's practice

    USA Today "As the Vikings prepare to take on the Packers in Week 2, they were without two key players in Wednesday’s practice. Slot cornerback Mackensie Alexander, who dislocated his elbow in Week 1, sat out, as well as guard Pat Elflein, who was out with an undisclosed injury via Chris..." September 11

  • Everson Griffen cautions Vikings: “Don’t take the cheese”

    Yahoo! Sports "The Vikings had low expectations in 2017, especially after quarterback Sam Bradford made an early exit with a knee injury. They grossly surpassed them. In 2018, the expectations became sky high, with the arrival of quarterback Kirk Cousins. They failed to even make it to the..." September 10

  • Mackensie Alexander doesn’t need elbow surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Mackensie Alexander doesn’t need surgery, and the Vikings won’t have to make a roster move for him either. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Vikings cornerback will not need surgery for his dislocated elbow, which means he  should avoid going on injured..." September 10

  • Vikings Expected To Re-Sign C Brett Jones

    Twin Cities "Center Brett Jones, released by the Vikings last week, is expected to re-sign with them as soon as Tuesday. A source said Monday that Jones, who was released last Tuesday and flew home to his native Saskatchewan, returned to the Twin Cities on Sunday night and anticipates being back..." September 10

  • Five top wide receivers who changed teams in 2019

    The Sports Daily "In the third of three series, we will take a look at the top five National Football League wide receivers who changed teams in the offseason. The player number one on the list was always to be Antonio Brown, however on the weekend Brown made NFL headlines when he was cut by the Oakland..." September 09

  • Kirk Cousins: Throwing 10 times in win 'really unique'

    SKOR North "Gary Kubiak’s first game as head coach of the Vikings offense Sunday could not have gone better. Kubiak, whose official title is assistant head coach and senior offensive advisor, turned Kirk Cousins into a game manager, Dalvin Cook into a star and undoubtedly made Mike Zimmer a very..." September 09

  • Stefon Diggs expected to play on Sunday

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Vikings were worried that they will face the Atlanta Falcons without one of their most important wide receivers due to injury. However, it has been confirmed that Stefon Diggs will be able to play in the Vikings’ season opener later today. Adam Schefter alleviated..." September 08

  • 5 Underrated Storylines for NFL Week 1

    The Big Lead "After a dud of an opening football game in Chicago, all America wants is…more football. Well, better football, but more better football. The NFL season begins in full this weekend and into Monday night with a full slate of games set to retake the country’s imagination...." September 06

  • Predicting the Next Wave of NFL Megadeals After Zeke, Goff Extensions

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams have handed out more than a half-billion dollars in recent extensions, but don't expect the money to stop flowing anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams rewarded quarterback Jared Goff with a four-year, $134 million extension. One day later,..." September 06

  • 10 players set to take flight in NFL Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The start of a new season brings with it a sense of hope for every fan base. NFL Week 1 also sets the stage for some players to explode out of the gate. That’s what we’re diving into here. In particular, we expect 10 players to open their 2019 NFL seasons with huge..." September 06

  • Does NFL Reddit Partnership Mean Streams Will Be Shut Down Like NBA's Soon?

    The Big Lead "The NFL had one more offseason transaction to announce before officially kicking off its centennial season on Thursday. The league has added Reddit Inc. as one of its new digital marketing platforms. This new collaboration is set to take advantage of the “Ask Me Anything”..." September 06

  • 10 NFL players primed for breakout seasons in 2019

    The Telegraph "very year a handful of relatively unknown football players make the leap from respected professional to bona fide superstar. There is no better example than Patrick Mahomes taking the NFL by storm last season, and while the Chiefs quarterback's achievements are near-impossible to..." September 06

  • Five NFL players who benefited most from Elliott, Goff extensions

    Sportsnaut "Two positional markets around the NFL were thrown for a loop in the lead up to the start of the regular season this week. It started with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff netting a four-year, $134 million extension with a record $110 million in total guarantees on..." September 06

  • Josh Jones To Meet With Vikings, Lions

    Pro Football Rumors "The Josh Jones free agency tour continues. The former Packers safety will meet with the Vikings tomorrow and will also sit down with the Lions next week, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com tweets.  The 2017 second-round draft pick started 12 games over his first two years in the league for..." September 05

  • Stefon Diggs Returns to Vikings Practice Amid Hamstring Concerns

    12 Up "The status of one of the Minnesota Vikings' top wide receivers has been up in the air all week as the Vikings prepare for their season opening clash with the Falcons. But amid all of the concerns about Stefon Diggs' hamstring and whether or not he'll be healthy for Sunday,..." September 05

  • Julio Jones Headlines Potential Antonio Brown Replacements for Raiders

    Heavy "With the NFL season here, somehow the news cycle revolves around Antonio Brown drama. The controversial wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders has decided to stir the pot even more than he has already by going on the assault against general manager Mike Mayock. It’s been a bad year for..." September 05

  • Lions Work Out Laquon Treadwell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions worked out former Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell, according to ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Treadwell also showed his stuff for the Bills earlier this week, but he’s still seeking a deal after being cut by the..." September 05

  • Top NFL Free Agents Teams Should Add Before Week 1

    Bleacher Report "Before the 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday, coaches are continuing to put together game plans for their first opponents. There's still time to cover shallow spots on depth charts with free-agent veterans who are ready to jump into the fray. Clubs released unofficial..." September 05

  • 5 best remaining NFL free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL saw an influx of over 1,000 players added to the free agent market over the weekend as team’s trimmed their rosters to 53 players. The results was a late surge of signings — the very last wave of free agency, if you will. While a feeding frenzy has whittled that..." September 05

  • Detroit visiting with wide receiver Laquon Treadwell

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions worked out former first-round wide receiver Laquon Treadwell as the team heads into their season opener in Arizona. ESPN’s Field Yates reports the team worked out Treadwell shortly after the former Viking did the same for Buffalo. This move comes after the..." September 04

  • Each NFL team’s backup quarterback at the start of the 2019 season, ranked by tier

    SB Nation "The preseason has come and gone, and so too have a handful of QB2s. Jacoby Brissett and Case Keenum got drafted into starting duty in Indianapolis and Washington. Paxton Lynch and DeShone Kizer failed their auditions to back up MVP candidates in Seattle..." September 04

  • The NFL's highest-paid players by position heading into the 2019 season

    CBS Sports "NFL players are getting paid, and many are breaking league records with their offseason deals.  One player taking home the money is Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is no longer holding out after signing a 6-year, $90 million contract with $50..." September 04

  • Three Potential Trade Destinations For Star LT Trent Williams

    The Big Lead "The Washington Redskins haven’t exactly been a pillar of excellence in the NFL over the last five years. Their organizational dysfunction appears to be carrying into 2019. All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams has expressed his displeasure with the franchise in a variety of..." September 04

  • NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 1

    Bleacher Report "We have officially reached the first week of the 2019 NFL season. All 32 teams will see their first regular-season action, whether they're equipped to handle it or not. The reality is many teams still have significant holes, and those aren't just going to go away...." September 04

  • 50 Best Players in NFL Right Now

    The Big Lead "After an offseason that seemed to last ages, football is finally almost here, as the 100th NFL season will kick off with Packers-Bears on Thursday night. There will be storylines to monitor, new players to watch, and highlights everywhere you go. It will be glorious. To celebrate, we..." September 04