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Falcons' RB Freeman Ruled Out Against Vikings With ConcussionRunning back Devonta Freeman, recovering from a concussion, will not play Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons' game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Adrian Peterson Will Play Vs Bears, Floyd Ruled OutAdrian Peterson is expected to play for the Minnesota Vikings against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. But the Vikings will be missing starting defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.
Judge Ends Adrian Peterson's Probation 15 Months EarlyA judge in Texas has ended Adrian Peterson's probation 15 months early.
Vikings Sign Former Green Bay RB DuJuan HarrisThe Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday they've signed free agent running back DuJuan Harris. Harris has spent the past three seasons with the Green Bay Packers after being signed by Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent after the 2011 NFL Draft.
Peterson Calls Hearing ‘Fair,’ Wants To Return To VikingsThe NFL Players Association's attempt to have Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated has been taken under advisement by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David Doty heard arguments from the NFLPA and the NFL on Friday. He did not provide a timetable for his decision.
Peterson Appeal Trial To Resume ThursdayMinnesota Vikings running back has met with a hearing officer in an appeal over his suspension from the NFL and is now awaiting a ruling. The hearing took place Tuesday morning with Harold Henderson, the NFL's former vice president of labor relations. He has reportedly heard over 90 appeals in the last six years dealing with personal conduct and drug issues.
Vikings Rookie McKinnon Out Vs. PanthersMinnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon will not play against Carolina on Sunday because of an injury to his lower back. McKinnon didn't practice all week. He was listed as doubtful. The rookie said Friday his condition is nothing he "can't play through," but he confirmed he will be held out against the Panthers. That will mean more time in the backfield for Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard and perhaps Ben Tate.
Asiata Out With Concussion For Vikings Vs. PackersMinnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata will miss Sunday's game against Green Bay because of a concussion. Asiata has not yet been cleared to practice. Running back Jerick McKinnon was listed as probable to play the Packers after participating in Friday's practice on a limited basis. Recently signed veteran Ben Tate could get some time at running back.
Gophers' Maxx Williams Offers Team Confidence For Ohio GameIt's guarded optimism for the Gopher football team. They are hoping to pull off an upset against Ohio State at home at 11 a.m. Saturday. But they have confidence coming off of the blow out over Iowa, and, as Mike Max explains, they have confidence because of a tight end that's quite a weapon.
Adrian Peterson Admits To Smoking 'A Little Weed'Adrian Peterson can't seem to outrun his legal problems. Texas prosecutors are now calling for the star running back to be arrested. They say the Peterson admitted he "smoked a little weed" since being charged with child abuse.
Adrian Peterson Gets Tentative Dec. Trial Date A motion was filed by prosecutors Wednesday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe, Texas to have a new judge assigned to the Adrian Peterson child abuse case. Peterson's legal team are pushing the case forward, looking more likely that they want to leave it up to a jury in Conroe to decide if what Peterson did to his son was child abuse or discipline.
These Days, It Seems Anybody Can Play RB In NFL Teams have found that they no longer need a big-money star to carry the load. Overlooked and underappreciated options can often do the job at a fraction of the price.
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