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Son Of Vikings GM Blossoms On Football Field

While Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was at work at TCF Bank Stadium last week with his team, his son JD was helping defending state champion Eden Prairie High School beat Totino-Grace — and he hardly missed a play. “[I] had our game in one ear and his game in the other ear on the radio, and then had it streamed on my computer,” Rick Spielman said.

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NFL, Union Still In Dispute Over Peterson Suspension

The NFL Players Association remains at odds with the league regarding Adrian Peterson’s suspension, despite the resumption of the running back’s career with the Minnesota Vikings more than two months ago.

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Carter Apologizes For Advising Rookies To Get A ‘Fall Guy’

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should “get a fall guy” to help them avoid trouble. Carter posted his apology on Twitter after an ESPN article drew attention to the remarks he made during a presentation last year.

08/24/2015

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Ready To Play: How Rodger Saffold Gets Ready For The NFL Season

The St. Louis Rams offensive lineman discusses becoming a mentor in the locker room, his shoulder injury, and getting “Ready To Play” in the NFL on Sundays.

08/24/2015

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Outdoor Sporting Events Brace For Severe Weather

Fans heading to the Minnesota Vikings preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium are being urged to prepare for stormy weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday afternoon for many Minnesota counties — including Hennepin — until 11 p.m.

08/22/2015

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Brooks Bollinger Takes Coaching Job At Cretin-Derham Hall

Brooks Bollinger won a Rose Bowl. He spent six years in the NFL and was sacked 49 times. But his most daunting task yet may be coaching at his wife’s alma mater, Cretin-Derham Hall.

08/21/2015

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New Vikes Stadium Featured In ‘Madden 16’

Fans will not be able to see a Minnesota Vikings game played at U.S. Bank Stadium for about another year — unless they play video games. The future home of the Vikings is featured in the new “Madden 16.”

08/21/2015

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Leonard Williams of the USC Trojans holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being chosen #6 overall by the New York Jets during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rookie Spotlight: Leonard Williams Could Contribute Immediately To New York Jets

The New York Jets had a lot of work to do in the offseason, and some good moves were indeed made for the 2015 season. One of the best moves was the selection of defensive end/tackle Leonard Williams who should end up contributing immediately as a rookie.

08/21/2015

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Vikings’ Exum Hopes To Step Up His Safety Game

It feels like the Minnesota Vikings’ coaches are just waiting for someone to unseat Robert Blanton, who started 13 games last season largely because they felt he was the best of some not-great options. If they are waiting to be wowed, maybe Antone Exum Jr. just needs another game.

08/20/2015

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Christian Ponder Expects Boos In His Return To Minnesota

Christian Ponder is under no illusions about what kind of reaction he’ll get when he returns to Minnesota. Ponder even joked that he might even respond to the expected harsh treatment with a bow when he takes on the Vikings in an exhibition game for the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.

08/20/2015

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Another Offensive Lineman Out For Vikings With Pectoral Tear

When Carter Bykowski went down with a torn pectoral muscle this week, it not only depleted the Minnesota Vikings’ depth on the offensive line. It also underscored a problem the Vikings have been trying to diagnose since earlier this summer.

08/20/2015

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Best Bars In Minnesota To Watch The NFL’s Opening Games

A formidable NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings are a spectacular sight. As football season starts, NFL fans will be lining up eagerly to see the Vikings and their opponents. But if you can’t get a stadium seat, a good metro sports bar is one of the best places for catching the playoffs.

08/20/2015

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NFL, College Win Appeal Of Gun Case Involving Off-Duty Cops

The NFL and University of Minnesota have won the latest round in a legal fight over the ability of off-duty officers to carry handguns at Minnesota Vikings games.

08/17/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: August 10th-August 14th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

08/14/2015

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Brandon Scherff of the Iowa Hawkeyes holds up a jersey after being chosen #5 overall by the Washington Redskins during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rookie Spotlight: Brandon Scherff Will Add Size And Strength To Redskins O-line

The Washington Redskins needed a lot of help on offense last year, and it showed in their play, performance, and record. One of the things missing greatly was quarterback protection, and that’s where rookie Brandon Scherff comes in.

08/14/2015

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Irritated Coach Zimmer Cuts Vikings Practice Short

Adrian Peterson did not practice again on Thursday because of a bruised thigh. To hear coach Mike Zimmer describe his team’s final practice of training camp in Mankato, none of his other players did, either. An angry Zimmer cut practice short on Thursday morning.

08/13/2015

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4 Things To Know: Clinton Emails, Brian Williams’ Suspension Over & More

From the latest on the Hillary Clinton email controversy to Brian Williams’ suspension being over, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Aug. 12.

08/12/2015

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Pro Football Hall Of Famer Frank Gifford Dies At 84

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has died. He was 84. In a statement released by NBC News on Sunday, his family said Gifford died suddenly at his Connecticut home of natural causes that morning.

08/09/2015

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Tingelhoff Joins Teammate Tarkenton In Hall Of Fame

Mick Tingelhoff spent most of his 17-year career snapping the ball to Fran Tarkenton. On Saturday night, Tarkenton returned the favor. The Hall of Fame quarterback presented Tingelhoff for induction as a member of the Class of 2015.

08/08/2015

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First Operable Door Delivered To U.S. Bank Stadium

The first operable door was delivered to the new Vikings stadium Friday morning. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said that the largest of the stadium’s five operable doors was delivered at 7 a.m.

08/07/2015

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Loeffler Still Snapping Away At 34

Cullen Loeffler never dreamed he’d still be snapping a football when he was 34. When he started, Loeffler thought it might derail his dream of playing professional football, but he sees now that coaches usually know best.

08/07/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: August 3rd-August 7th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

08/07/2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 22: Defensive lineman Arik Armstead of Oregon competes during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 22, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rookie Spotlight: Arik Armstead Will Seriously Upgrade The San Francisco 49ers Defense

Arik Armstead may not have had some of the best stats throughout his college career, but he has the skill-set and talents needed to be an NFL star. The San Francisco 49ers found their defensive line anchor and he’s going to fit into their new scheme perfectly.

08/07/2015

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Prosecutor Slams Judge For Ending Peterson’s Probation Early

A Texas prosecutor has criticized the judge who cut short the probation of Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson in a child abuse case.

08/07/2015

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Zimmer Returns To Vikings After Time With Ailing Father

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has returned to training camp with the team after visiting his ailing father. The Vikings held their walk-through Thursday inside the Minnesota State University athletic complex, and fans gave Zimmer an ovation.

08/06/2015

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