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Bridgewater expected to play for Vikes in week 5‏

Bridgewater expected to play for Vikes in week 5‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Teddy Bridgewater had one of the best starting games by a rookie quarterback in NFL history this past weekend.

The Minnesota Vikings first-round pick went 19 of 30 for 317 yards and a rushing touchdown in 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

The 21-year-old left the game with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter after suffering an ankle injury.

According to Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, Teddy is feeling fine and his MRI came back negative.

That’s good news for Minnesota fans who are looking forward to more “Teddy Time” in this week’s matchup against the rival Green Bay Packers.

Minnesota squares off with Green Bay in Week 5’s edition of Thursday Night Football.

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Teddy Time! Vikes place Cassel on injured reserve‏

Teddy Time! Vikes place Cassel on injured reserve‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Matt Cassel’s 2014 NFL season is over. The veteran quarterback was placed on the Minnesota Vikings injured reserve after suffering multiple fractured bones in his foot during Sunday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints.

That means it is officially “Teddy Time” in Minnesota!

The Vikings first-round draft pick, Teddy Bridgewater, will now lead the team going forward.

The rookie quarterback completed 12 of 20 passes for 150 yards against the Saints, this after Cassel went down with a foot injury.

Bridgewater had a fantastic preseason for Minnesota, and really looks comfortable in Norv Turner’s new-look Vikings offense.

The Vikings (1-2) play hosts to the Atlanta Falcons (2-1) this Sunday afternoon in Minnesota.

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Vikings activate Peterson for Week 3‏

Vikings activate Peterson for Week 3‏

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The Minnesota Vikings (1-1) were without the services of running back Adrian Peterson yesterday, which resulted in a crushing 30-7 home-loss to the New England Patriots (1-1).

“All Day” was deactivated by the Vikings in week 2 after news broke that the former NFL MVP had been indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Earlier this morning, The Minnesota Vikings organization announced that Peterson had been reactivated by the team and is expected to play in their week 3 matchup with the New Orleans Saints (0-2).

The following statement was made by Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf:

“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.

“To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action. This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian’s fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process.”

Minnesota travels to New Orleans in Week 3 to play the struggling Saints squad.

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Vikings’ Peterson indicted in child injury case, will not play Sunday

Vikings’ Peterson indicted in child injury case, will not play Sunday

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

As a result of the news, The Vikings announced that “All Day” had been deactivated from the roster, meaning he will not play in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

According to the grand jury indictment (as provided by NFL.com), an incident involving Peterson and “bodily injury to a child” occurred in May. An unknown police department called the City of Houston Police Department with a complaint of child endangerment, and Houston referred it to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office where the alleged case occurred.

Montgomery County then investigated a complaint and referred the case to the district attorney. The DA then handed the case to the grand jury.

A source told Rapoport that Peterson has already testified in front of a grand jury. The investigation has been going on for some time.

Peterson’s case will be reviewed by the NFL under the personal conduct policy, per league spokesperson Brian McCarthy.

“He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas,” Hardin said in a statement. “Adrian has never hidden from what happened. He has cooperated fully with authorities and voluntarily testified before the grand jury for several hours. Adrian will address the charges with the same respect and responsiveness he has brought to this inquiry from its beginning.”

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