Monthly Archives: February 2017

RB Adrian Peterson a free agent after 10 years with Vikings (The Associated Press)

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota’s all-time leading rusher and a first-team All-Pro pick in four of his 10 seasons with the Vikings, will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career when the market opens next week. The Vikings as expected said Tuesday they will not exercise their option for 2017 on Peterson’s contract, which called for him to make $18 million. The Vikings left the door open for Peterson to return to the team that drafted him in 2007 with the seventh overall pick, only at a much lower price.

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Vikings decline 2017 option on Adrian Peterson (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) – Adrian Peterson’s days with the Minnesota Vikings might be over. On Tuesday, the Vikings announced they would not exercise the seven-time Pro Bowl running back’s contract option for the 2017 season. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 9.

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NFL-Vikings decline 2017 option on RB Peterson (Reuters)

Adrian Peterson’s days with the Minnesota Vikings might be over. On Tuesday, the Vikings announced they would not exercise the seven-time Pro Bowl running back’s contract option for the 2017 season. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent when the new league year begins on March 9.

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LA Chargers place franchise tag on LB Melvin Ingram (The Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Chargers placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on outside linebacker Melvin Ingram on Monday night. Ingram is a pass-rushing dynamo with 18+ sacks over the past two seasons, and he also excels as an edge rusher for the Chargers. The South Carolina product has spent his entire career with the Chargers, who drafted him in the first round in 2012.

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Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were ‘poor word choice’ (The Associated Press)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who was accused of raping another student when he was in college, said he made a ”poor word choice” in comments about women in a 40-minute talk to students at a Florida elementary school earlier this week. When the students – third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg – started getting fidgety, Winston told the boys to stand up, the Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/2mkiPhJ ) reported. The ladies, sit down,” Winston told the children.

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NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passed a battery of tests on his ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain and is expected to be available for all of the team’s offseason program, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday. Tannehill missed the Dolphins’ last three regular-season games and their playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a severe knee sprain. The 28-year-old elected against full reconstructive surgery and instead opted for rehabilitation with adult stem cell treatment, the Miami Herald reported.

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NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passed a battery of tests on his ACL and Grade 2 MCL sprain and is expected to be available for all of the team’s offseason program, the Miami Herald reported on Thursday. Tannehill missed the Dolphins’ last three regular-season games and their playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a severe knee sprain. The 28-year-old elected against full reconstructive surgery and instead opted for rehabilitation with adult stem cell treatment, the Miami Herald reported.

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