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Adrian Peterson, who underwent surgery to repair a right lateral meniscus tear on Sept. 22, is making solid progress in his recovery and could be back on the field for the Minnesota Vikings by mid-to-late December, according to league sources.

Peterson had an exam late last week and could start running this week. Although the three-time rushing champion is said to be exercising caution in his return from the knee injury he sustained on Sept. 18 against the Green Bay Packers, he could make his return before the end of the regular season.

If Peterson stays on track, two possibilities for his return could be a home game against the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 18 or the Vikings’ rematch against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Dec. 24 — five years to the day since Peterson tore his left ACL against the Washington Redskins. The running back returned from that injury in less than nine months, winning NFL MVP honors with a 2,097-yard season and establishing his reputation as a quick healer.



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It was the worst possible news an organization and a player wants to hear when the Minnesota Vikings announced last month that Teddy Bridgewater had suffered a complete ACL tear and other damage to his knee.

While Teddy continues to rehab in hopes of being able to start at the beginning of the 2017 season, site doctors fear that the damage that was caused won’t allow him to return to the player that he was, drug and could even force him to never play football again.



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MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to a contract extension with safety Harrison Smith on Monday morning, the team announced.

Smith will earn $51.25 million over the next five years, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, including a $10 million signing bonus. Smith’s deal includes $28.578 million guaranteed against injury and runs through 2021, a league source told ESPN’s Ben Goessling. Smith was already scheduled to play on his fifth-year option this year.

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Being an NFL fan can be tough sometimes, cialis especially if you were rooting for the Vikings on Sunday.

Minnesota fans thought they were on the brink of defeating the Seattle Seahawks and advancing to the NFC Divisional Round when Blair Walsh missed an easy 27-yard game-winning field goal.

Needless to say, the Vikings fans did not take it well.

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MINNEAPOLIS — On a day when the Vikings played in the coldest game in franchise history, health the play of their offense mirrored the weather.

It wasn’t glitzy or glamorous, just hard-nosed football in the frigid elements.

And in a game where neither team lit up the scoreboard, the Vikings said they wanted to eat up the clock, control the line of scrimmage and play keep away from a potent Seattle offense.

The overall results weren’t eye-catching — 29 carries for 58 yards, an average of two yards per rush. But the Vikings felt like they succeeded against a stout Seattle defense.

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Chris Berman opened a segment on SportsCenter Sunday asking the questions “What is it that [the Vikings] haven’t really done? This defense is a monster, rx right guys?

he prompt led ESPN NFL analysts Ryan Clark and Herm Edwards to praise the Vikings after improving to 5-0 with Sunday’s 31-13 victory over Houston.

Clark, the former player and Super Bowl champion, said “They are making very good football players bad. They are making good football teams look awful. And when you have a defense that can do that – move quarterbacks off the spot, pressure, be physical, cover – you always have a chance to win.

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Sam Bradford, vcialis 40mg Harrison Smith, buy Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota Vikings hoped to rebound from their first loss of the season when they traveled to Chicago to face Jay Cutler, Jordan Howard, John Fox and the scuffling Bears on Monday Night Football in an NFC North showdown.



The Vikings got starting middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (hip) and cornerbacks Terence Newman (illness) and Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) back in Thursday’s practice on a limited basis after they sat out on Wednesday.

That’s good news for a defense that had started to experience some of the injury troubles of the offense, diagnosis even if none of them were as serious as the offensive side of the ball, cost where the Vikings have lost three starting tackles – Matt Kalil, click Andre Smith and Jake Long – to injured reserve and two more that likely would have been starters if they hadn’t retired (Phil Loadholt) or fallen ill (Mike Harris).



EDEN PRAIRIE, cost Minn. — The Vikings are proud sponsors of the Minnesota Football Showcase, an all-star game led by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.

This will be the 44th annual high school all-star football game in Minnesota and the first hosted by U.S. Bank Stadium at 3 p.m. (CT) on Dec. 3.

In addition to the star-studded game, the event will feature a youth football clinic, Vikings Legends autograph signings, performances by Minnesota high school cheer and dance teams, appearances by Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders and more.

Tickets for the Minnesota Football Showcase start at $8 and can be purchased here. All proceeds go to the MFCA and the Tackle Cancer Campaign.


EDEN PRAIRIE, decease Minn. — The Vikings on Wednesday announced the signing of kicker Kai Forbath.

The 29-year-old Forbath a former standout at the University of California, case Los Angeles. He spent the past four seasons in Washington and New Orleans and has made 69 of 82 field goals (84.1 percent) in his career.

The Vikings added Forbath after Blair Walsh was released Tuesday.

Here are five things to know about the newest Minnesota Viking:

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1. The UCLA connection

There will be a few familiar faces around Winter Park for Forbath. He will be reunited with a pair of college teammates in punter/holder Jeff Locke and long snapper Kevin McDermott. The trio simultaneously attended UCLA together from 2008-2010, but were not all on special teams together. Locke and McDermott redshirted in 2008, and McDermott didn’t become UCLA’s long snapper until 2011. Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks also were with the football program in Forbath’s senior season in 2010.


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