Entering a contract year, Cordarrelle Patterson admits his first-round pedigree fostered laziness at times, but he vows to put that behind him.
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If healthy, Alshon Jeffery could be primed for a big season, according to NFC North writers.
When is Peterson's expiration date?
The reigning rushing champ, Adrian Peterson, is still one of the league's best backs at age 31, but for how long? Dan Graziano breaks it down.
Adrian Peterson's cushy contract
Only five running backs have contracts averaging more than $7 million per year, and the second-richest (Jamaal Charles) caps out at $9 million per year. Peterson averages $14 million. Player-friendly contracts (Insider)
Buddy Ryan, who coached in the NFL for 26 seasons and was known for building some of football's top defenses, died Tuesday at age 85.
ESPN.com's NFC North reporters don't see Adrian Peterson slowing down anytime soon.
The NFC North's disdain for Rodgers
Some around the division believe Aaron Rodgers is too arrogant. Is the criticism well founded, or just sour grapes? Dan Graziano answers.
Vikings got a steal in Michael Griffin
Griffin is no star, but he's got a ton of experience and will cost Minnesota just $2.5 million in 2016. That's a good deal for Mike Zimmer, whose history with DBs is excellent. Friendly contracts (Insider)
Do other players around the NFC North think Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is too arrogant?
Tarvaris Jackson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman and threatening to kill her.
Twin Cities have suffered like few others
Major pro sports teams based in Minneapolis or St. Paul haven't won a title since 1991, and heartbreaks have happened along the way. According to Bill Barnwell, only two cities are mired in more miserable active streaks. Sports Misery Index
A ton of talent hanging up the cleats
A whopping eight players with at least three Pro Bowl selections each have retired this offseason. As a group, the eight players have 50 combined Pro Bowl invitations on their resumes.
In this week's Twitter mailbag, we discuss Moritz Bohringer, the team's tough early schedule, the battle at right tackle and more.
Injuries ended Zimmer's college career
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer matriculated at Illinois State in 1974 in part because his father was close to the coaches there. But two injuries kept him off the field, and Zimmer never played a down of college football. Ranking all 32 NFL coaches as players
A judge has ordered Wells Fargo to take down office-tower rooftop signs near the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson listed his 10,500-square-foot Houston-area home for $8.5 million this week.
The Lions have a huge void on their offense without Calvin Johnson, but the Bears, Packers and Vikings each have their issues of their own.
How long Adrian Peterson can keep up his production likely has more to do with what he wants rather than how much punishment he can take.
More depth than star power on Vikings' D
Harrison Smith is one of the league's best safeties, but few other Vikings defenders are among the league's best at their position. Rather, Minnesota has a number of solid players across the board. Ranking defensive triplets
Ben Goessling discusses the AP's latest comments about the grind of the offseason, the biggest factor that could make him hang up his cleats & the Vikings Super Bowl chances.
Given Jay Cutler's well-documented inconsistencies over the years, how concerned are you that he will regress now that Adam Gase is gone?
Vikings @ Bengals
Paul Brown Stadium - Fri 8/12