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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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Cordarrelle Patterson shines for Vikings in Week 1

Cordarrelle Patterson shines for Vikings in Week 1

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Minnesota Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had a standout performance in the teams Week 1 game against the St. Louis Rams.

The second-year pro caught 3 passes for 26 yards and also ran the ball 3 times for 102-yards, scoring a touchdown in the process.

Patterson now has a touchdown run of at least 35 yards in three straight games, something no NFL receiver has ever accomplished before.

Patterson was able to showcase his cheetah-like speed and tackle-breaking ability everytime he touched the ball against the Rams defense on Sunday.

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Peterson: This is ‘best offense I’ve played in’

Peterson: This is ‘best offense I’ve played in’

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

The Minnesota Vikings hired Norv Turner to be the teams offensive coordinator during the 2013 offseason and the move seems to be paying off already.

Not only are the Vikings putting up points with ease so far this preseason, but former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson couldn’t be happier with the Turner-led offense. His words:

“I’ve been watching the offense the last few games, and it’s like, ‘Man, they don’t even need me,'” he said, per The Star Tribune. “Teams are going to have to play more honest. If they do stack the box, we’ll beat them with the passing game.”

The Vikings receiver set is the best it’s been in years. Cordarrelle Patterson is set to have a breakout season as Minnesota’s #1 receiver, while veteran Greg Jennings backs him up in the #2 spot. In addition, Kyle Rudolph is showing he has all the skills to be a Pro-Bowl tight-end in the NFL.

With Matt Cassel under center, Adrian Peterson says this is the best offense he’s ever played in:

“This is going to be the best offense I’ve played in,” Peterson said. “This is the offense I’ve been waiting for. We’ve got the pieces to facilitate moving the ball around. When Brett Favre was here, listen, when I saw those deep balls going up and guys making big plays, I was like, ‘Yeah!’ That makes your team very scary.”

The Vikings will look to showcase their new offense in week 1 versus the St. Louis Rams.

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Matt Cassel named Vikings starter for Week 1

Matt Cassel named Vikings starter for Week 1

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer announced today that Matt Cassel will be the starting quarterback when the team faces the St. Louis Rams in Week 1 of the NFL regular season.

The veteran quarterback, Cassel, was able to fend off young Vikings rookie Teddy Bridgewater for the starting role.

Bridgewater was selected by Minnesota with the 32nd overall pick in this year’s draft and has played pretty well for the team thus far in preseason action, throwing for 4 touchdowns and no interceptions.

However, Matt Cassel has played equally well and perhaps a little more consistent than the Vikings future franchise quarterback so far this preseason, thus earning the teams starting position under center… At least for now.

Having two players excelling at the quarterback position is usually a welcomed problem for any NFL franchise.

We will see how it affects the Minnesota Vikings this season.

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