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A+different+player+in+return+to+NOLA After a down season in his final year in New Orleans, Tom Johnson ditched his trainer and got a new one, hired a nutritionist and now leads the Vikings in sacks as he heads back to the Superdome. [Full Story]

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Zulgad: Owners have more reason than ever to show Goodell the door Posted by Judd Zulgad | 5 hours ago Analysts expressed their displeasure with how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handled his press conference Friday to talk about what's gone wrong. The reality is he might have done exactly what the owners wanted. [Full Story]
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Injury report: Chad Greenway officially listed as questionable Posted by Andrew Krammer | 9 hours ago Chad Greenway (hand/rib) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game at New Orleans. [Full Story]
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How does Vegas think the Vikings will fare against the Saints? Posted by 1500ESPN | 11 hours ago In the Week 3 edition of "Pros or Joes?" with Mackey, Judd, Harrigan, FOX Sports 1 Vegas insider Todd Fuhrman explains Vegas' mindset in making the Saints 10-point favorites over the Vikings. Do the Vikings have a chance? [Click to listen]
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One NFL reporter says Peterson's absence hurts Bridgewater's chances Posted by Derek Wetmore | 12 hours ago Jason Cole of Bleacher Report said in this video that after talking to a coach on the Vikings that Peterson's extended absence reduces the chance Bridgewater will start in the near-term. [Full Story]
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Krammer: Tom Johnson returns to New Orleans a different player Posted by Andrew Krammer | 13 hours ago After a down season in his final year in New Orleans, Tom Johnson ditched his trainer and got a new one, hired a nutritionist and now leads the Vikings in sacks as he heads back to the Superdome. [Full Story]
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Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Jerome Simpson faces new charges and already was serving a three-game suspension while on probation. [Full Story]
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Notebook: At 31, Brian Robison is revisiting his linebacker roots Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago In 2003, Brian Robison played in 13 games for the Texas Longhorns at linebacker. That was one of the last times he's played the position since Sunday, when Mike Zimmer used him as an outside linebacker. [Full Story]
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Transcript: Vikings hangout from Winter Park, Week 3 Posted by | 1 day ago Missed the hangout from Winter Park with Andrew Krammer and Derek Wetmore? Here's your transcript. [Full Story]
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Now that he's back, Priefer tasked with cleaning up special teams Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago Priefer said it was hard to watch the Vikings making special teams mistakes from his couch. [Full Story]
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Injury report: Patterson limited with chest injury, Greenway still out Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was added to the injury report on Thursday with a chest injury. [Full Story]
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An unlikely duo in Asiata and McKinnon ready to fill Peterson's shoes Posted by Andrew Krammer | 1 day ago In 2011, Matt Asiata was working shifts at a Utah warehouse, Jerick McKinnon was a sophomore quarterback at Georgia Southern and Adrian Peterson was on the eve of his 2,097-yard rushing season. [Full Story]
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Bridgewater supporters will multiply if Cassel can't curb turnovers Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago If Matt Cassel protects the ball, the Vikings will be more competitive. If doesn't, the Teddy Bridgewater supporters will continue to grow in number and in volume. [Full Story]
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1500ESPN LIVE Vikings hangout with Krammer today at 12:30 Posted by | 1 day ago Every week, Vikings analyst Andrew Krammer and others from 1500 ESPN will take your questions in a Vikings online hangout. This week, we'll address any questions you have about Adrian Peterson and get to what we know about Jerome Simpson. [Full Story]
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Suspended Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson faces new charges Posted by | 1 day ago Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson was arrested July 7 by Bloomington police for violating a limited driver's license, marijuana possession and open bottle. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: No Peterson means these 4 questions must be answered Posted by Judd Zulgad | 1 day ago These four questions face the Vikings now that Peterson is done for an indefinite amount of time, including: is this reason to start Teddy Bridgewater sooner? [Full Story]
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Receptions G. Jennings 7
Rec Yds C. Patterson 82
Rush Att A. Peterson 21
Rush Yds C. Patterson 102
Points C. Patterson 6
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Chicago 1 1 0 48 43 .500
Detroit 1 1 0 42 38 .500
Minnesota 1 1 0 41 36 .500
Green Bay 1 1 0 47 60 .500
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# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
69 Allen, Jared 32 6-6 270 DE
48 Asiata, Matt 6-0 234 FB
60 Baca, Jeff 24 1-48 302 G
62 Baker, Chase 6-1 298 DT
99 Ballard, Christian 25 6-4 283 DT
0 Banyard, Joe 5-11 - RB
55 Barr, Anthony 22 3-04 255 LB
61 Berger, Joe 6-5 315 C
4 Bethel-Thompson, McLeod - - QB
36 Blanton, Robert - - DB
76 Bond, Travis 1-48 329 G
5 Bridgewater, Teddy 21 0-9 210 QB
87 Brown, LaMark 6-3 225 TE
27 Burton, Brandon 25 6-0 185 CB
86 Burton, Stephen 6-1 221 WR
89 Carlson, John 6-5 251 TE
16 Cassel, Matt 32 0-9 230 QB
85 Childs, Greg - - WR
57 Cole, Audie - - LB
20 Cook, Chris 27 6-2 212 CB
95 Crichton, Scott 3-04 273 DE
93 Dawkins, Everett 1-48 292 DT
51 Dean, Larry 6-0 226 LB
40 Ellison, Rhett - - TE
90 Evans, Fred 30 6-4 305 DT
32 Exum, Antone 23 3-04 219 CB
31 Felder, Bobby 6-1 200 CB
42 Felton, Jerome 6-0 246 FB
73 Floyd, Sharrif 1-48 303 DT
0 Ford, Chase 1-48 - TE
0 Frazier, Leslie 55 - - Coach
12 Freeman, Josh 26 6-6 240 QB
63 Fusco, Brandon 6-4 306 C
32 Gerhart, Toby 27 6-0 231 RB
52 Greenway, Chad 31 6-2 242 LB
97 Griffen, Everson 26 6-3 273 DE
98 Guion, Letroy 27 6-4 303 DT
12 Harvin, Percy 26 5-11 184 WR
50 Henderson, Erin 28 6-3 244 LB
8 Highsmith, Erik 6-3 190 WR
6 Hodges, Gerald 23 1-48 233 LB
66 Holmes, Tyler 6-4 301 OL
0 Jackson, Lawrence 29 0- - DE
84 Jenkins, Michael - - WR
15 Jennings, Greg 30 0-9 198 WR
74 Johnson, Charlie - - OL
92 Johnson, George 0- 265 DE
92 Johnson, Tom 30 3-04 288 DT
98 Joseph, Linval 0-9 323 DT
75 Kalil, Matt - - LT
53 Keglar, Stanford 29 6-2 250 LB
78 Kropog, Troy 0- 308 OT
0 Line, Zach 1-48 226 RB
71 Loadholt, Phil 28 6-8 343 OT
18 Locke, Jeff 24 1-48 209 P
46 Loeffler, Cullen 33 6-5 241 LS
75 Love, DeMarcus 26 6-4 315 OT
42 Mauti, Michael 24 1-48 243 LB
0 McCloud, Anthony 1-48 322 DT
0 McCoy, Greg 1-48 - CB
59 McKenzie, Tyrone - - LB
31 McKinnon, Jerick 3-04 208 RB
55 Mitchell, Marvin 6-3 249 LB
24 Munnerlyn, Captain 26 3-04 195 CB
68 Murphy, Kevin - - OL
0 Olsen, Seth 28 6-5 308 G
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle 6-3 205 WR
28 Peterson, Adrian 29 6-1 217 RB
7 Ponder, Christian 26 6-2 229 QB
0 Prater, Shaun 24 2-50 - CB
39 Price, Jabari 3-04 200 CB
41 Raymond, Mistral 6-1 194 S
92 Reed, D'Aundre 26 6-4 261 DE
83 Reisner, Allen - -
29 Rhodes, Xavier 6-1 215 CB
21 Robinson, Josh - - CB
96 Robison, Brian 31 6-3 259 DE
82 Rudolph, Kyle 24 6-6 259 TE
33 Sanford, Jamarca 29 5-10 200 S
34 Sendejo, Andrew - - S
35 Sherels, Marcus - 175 CB
81 Simpson, Jerome 6-2 190 WR
22 Smith, Harrison - - S
0 Smith, Rodney 1-48 219 WR
65 Sullivan, John 29 6-4 301 C
15 Summers, Chris - -
19 Thielen, Adam 3-04 195 WR
0 Vandenberg, James 1-48 212 QB
3 Walsh, Blair - - PK
14 Webb, Joe 27 6-3 220 QB
93 Williams, Kevin 34 6-5 311 DT
0 Williams, Roderick 27 1-48 180 DB
0 Williams, Nathan 1-48 249 LB
99 Wootton, Corey 27 3-04 270 DT
17 Wright, Jarius - - WR