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Vikings RB Peterson may skip preseason (The SportsXchange) ( today ) Courtesy of
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson may not take a snap during the preseason. Coach Mike Zimmer told NFL.com that there is "nothing to see" from Peterson as the Vikings prepare for the season. At the most, Peterson may take only a few snaps. Zimmer said the injury risks are too great to have Peterson playing much, if at all, in exhibition games. Yahoo! Mon, Jul 28
Vikings reward TE Rudolph with extension ( today ) Courtesy of
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a five-year extension with tight end Kyle Rudolph, according to a league source. ESPN Mon, Jul 28
Vikings give Kyle Rudolph 5-year extension (Yahoo Sports) ( yesterday ) Courtesy of

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph catches a pass during NFL football training camp, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Mankato, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Kyle Rudolph hasn't put up the biggest numbers over the first three years of his career, which is due as much to the Minnesota Vikings' revolving door at quarterback as anything else. The Vikings have known all along what they have in Rudolph, a big, field-stretching tight end who can be a difference-maker in the right offense with the right quarterback. Rudolph signed a five-year contract extension with the Vikings on Sunday night, a sign that the team has big plans for Rudolph in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's offense. ''I'm very excited to get this extension done with Kyle,'' Vikings GM Rick Spielman said.

Yahoo! Sun, Jul 27
Bridgewater, Cassel splitting reps at quarterback for Minnesota Vikings (Shutdown Corner) ( today ) Courtesy of
Brian Hoyer might be fending off Johnny Manziel in Cleveland, but another rookie quarterback is getting a fairly good chance to win a starting job early in his first season. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel are getting equal run at the Minnesota Vikings' starting job. Leaving Vikings for Green Bay. Hugeeee optimism here for Bridgewaters future. He and Cassel pretty much ... http://t.co/TeQk4qCnU2 — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) July 27, 2014 And in case you did not click on the link, Glazer said (cont'd): "... splitting reps. May not be Week 1 starter but he's definitely been more impressive than they expected." [ Smack talk season is back at Yahoo Sports: Sign up and play free Fantasy Football! ] The last part is interesting. It almost makes it sound like the Vikings didn't have really high expectations in Year 1 or that they felt he wasn't a perfect immediate fit in Norv Turner's offense. Clearly, this is good news for the Vikings, who now have options with the course of their season. (An aside: Poor Christian Ponder, who appears to be relegated to a Jimmy Clausen-like existence for the foreseeable future.) It will be interesting to see how Turner and head coach Mike Zimmer handle things. Let's assume Cassel wins the job out of camp. The Vikings have a challenging start to their schedule with two of the first three and three of the first five games on the road. They open at the Rams, get the Patriots at home, then have road games at the Saints and Packers sandwiched around a home game vs. the Falcons, who some believe are due for a bounceback season. That's one natural breaking point; if the Vikings struggle through that stretch, they could re-examine the situation and consider turning the ball over to Bridgewater with a slightly less daunting quartet of games — vs. Detroit Lions, at Buffalo Bills, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, vs. Washington Redskins — before the Week 10 bye. It would not shock us to see Bridgewater take over at either of those points, and it wouldn't hurt with four of the team's final six games landing at home. That's assuming, of course, that Bridgewater doesn't beat Cassel out of training camp.  - - - - - - - Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm Yahoo! Mon, Jul 28
Weekend Sports In Brief (The Associated Press) ( today ) Courtesy of
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000. The 46-year old Thomas, the first player elected to the Hall who spent more than half of his time as a designated hitter, batted .301 with 521 home runs and 1,704 RBIs in a 19-year career mostly with the Chicago White Sox. Ever the diplomat as a manager, Torre somehow managed to assuage the most demanding of owners in George Steinbrenner, maintaining his coolness amid all the Bronx craziness while keeping all those egos in check after taking over in 1996. Yahoo! Mon, Jul 28
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