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  1. Potential suitors for Ben Tate

    Tom Carpenter

    Finally freed from his backup role behind Arian Foster with the Houston Texans, Ben Tate inked a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns during the offseason. He expected to be the lead back, but the Browns drafted Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, w...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. Expectations for Kyle Rudolph's return

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings are slated to get Kyle Rudolph back from his sports hernia surgery on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. What sort of role will he have in his return to the gridiron? Rudolph sounds like he is prepared to play a full amount of...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  3. Timetable for Adrian Peterson decision

    Tom Carpenter

    On Monday, the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL and Minnesota Vikings in an attempt to get Adrian Peterson reinstated to the Vikings' active roster. It's not clear exactly how soon the arbitrator will return a decision, but it should be don...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  4. Rudolph ready to return to action?

    Tom Carpenter

    We haven't seen Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph on the field since Week 3, because he has been working his way back from double hernia surgery. However, things look promising for Rudolph to get back on the gridiron Sunday when the Vikings return...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  5. Second-half expectations for Bridgewater

    Tom Carpenter

    During Sunday's tilt between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins, rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater threw a deep ball to a wide open Cordarrelle Patterson that missed him by several feet. It was emblematic of their inability to connect in recent ...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  6. Washington: locker-room leadership void?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Washington Redskins slipped to 3-6 after losing 29-26 Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings, despite Robert Griffin III's return to action. Most of the rumors surrounding the team of late have had to do with off-field issues, including reports of playe...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  7. Kyle Rudolph targeting Week 11?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings have been playing without the services of TE Kyle Rudolph since Week 3, when he suffered a sports hernia injury that required surgery to repair. They are on a bye this week, but it sounds like they may get Rudolph back in Week 1...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  8. Cordarrelle Patterson full-go for Week 9?

    Tom Carpenter

    It took half the season, but the Minnesota Vikings finally got Cordarrelle Patterson involved in their offense on Sunday. The second-year wide receiver saw a season-high 12 targets (four more than any other week) and finished with six catches for 86 ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  9. O-line key to Bridgewater's success?

    Tom Carpenter

    Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater never got a chance to settle into things last week when he returned from his ankle injury. The Detroit Lions relentlessly got pressure on him -- hitting him 13 times, sacking him eight times -- and he ended up tossing thre...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  10. Who's to blame for Vikings' O woes?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Minnesota Vikings have scored exactly one touchdown in their past two games and are tied for 28th in scoring at 17.3 points per game. Sure, they obviously miss Adrian Peterson and have a rookie quarterback (Teddy Bridgewater) under center, but it...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  11. Why is Cordarrelle Patterson struggling?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Sunday, Cordarrelle Patterson continued to look entirely like a bust, pulling in just two receptions (for the third week in a row) for 15 yards. He also failed to do anything with his first rushing attempt since Week 3, running for only two yards....

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  12. Why is Stafford getting sacked so much?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last season, 25 quarterbacks were sacked more times than Matthew Stafford, who was put on the turf just 23 times. After five games this season, no quarterback in the NFL has been sacked more than Stafford (17 sacks). Surely, the Lions O-line must ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  13. Will Jaguars turn to Storm Johnson?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Toby Gerhart during the offseason to replace long-time stud RB Maurice Jones-Drew. Unfortunately, Gerhart has looked every bit the backup that he was during his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings, averaging an embarrass...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  14. Latest buzz on status of Bush, Bell

    Tom Carpenter

    Although their field-goal kicking woes are the obvious reason why the Detroit Lions lost Sunday to the Buffalo Bills, injuries to their backfield played a role, too. Reggie Bush left the game early with a sprained ankle and Joique Bell was inactive w...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  15. Latest buzz on Patterson's hip, role

    Tom Carpenter

    Remember all of that promise and upside that Cordarrelle Patterson carried under the direction of Minnesota Vikings OC Norv Turner. Well, the skills remain but we've seen nary a hint of a breakout since Week 1, when he rushed three times for 102 yard...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  16. Will Norv get Cordarrelle revved up?

    Tom Carpenter

    After rushing three times for 103 yards and a score, plus catching three passes for an additional 26 yards, in Week 1, it appeared that Cordarrelle Patterson was ready to live up to the preseason breakout hype he had across Fantasyland. Since then, t...

    Blog | September 28, 2014