Minneapolis Star Tribune "Adam Zimmer is now the Vikings linebackers coach, but he was on the opposite sideline during the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Serving as an assistant linebackers coach for the Saints against the Vikings, Zimmer recalled the defense having helmet communicator issues because of the deafening noise..." September 20
#Vikings signed WR Charles Johnson off the Browns practice squad to the 53-man roster.
Pro Football Talk "The Vikings are parting ways with Jerome Simpson. The club announced Thursday evening it had released Simpson, a veteran wideout who’s serving the final week of a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The decision to move on from Simpson comes after news of..." September 19
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Jerome Simpson, already under a three-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest last year, is in more trouble. The Vikings receiver was cited July 7 on charges of marijuana possession, open bottle and violating a limited drivers license, according to Hennepin County Court records. He has a Nov. 3..." September 18
Pro Football Talk "In the immediate aftermath of the child-abuse charges filed against Adrian Peterson, it seemed probable that he wouldn’t be playing for the Vikings after the 2014 season. It’s now likely that Peterson will never wear a Vikings uniform again. Essentially suspended with pay until his legal case..." September 18
Houston Chronicle "Seated on a couch at her home overlooking a golf course in Spring, Bonita Jackson dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she discussed her distress over the highly charged debate that’s playing out over allegations that her son, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, injured his 4-year-old son..." September 18
NFL.com "Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Wednesday called Adrian Peterson's deactivation the "right decision" for his embattled organization, but not everyone inside the building agrees. Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn later told reporters that he was mystified by Peterson landing on the Exempt/Commissioner's..." September 17
CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Vikings reached a threshold sometime very early Tuesday morning where the potential cost of trying to win with Adrian Peterson -- because of mounting pressure from sponsors, fans and the media -- finally outweighed their initial desire to continue trying to win with the All-Pro. That..." September 17
Whether Adrian Peterson plays again this year will depend on when legal case is resolved. But Vikings intend to bring him back, per sources.
USA Today "The Minnesota Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list, requiring the running back to abstain from team activities during his child-abuse case, the team announced Wednesday morning. Peterson was indicted last Thursday on a charge that he injured his 4-year-old..." September 17
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Pressure on the Vikings to bench Adrian Peterson mounted Tuesday, and early Wednesday morning the team gave in. “We made a mistake,” said co-owner Zygi Wilf at a morning news conference, “and we need to get this right.” The Vikings placed the star running back on the exempt/commissioner’s..." September 17
Don't be surprised if Vikings reverse course on letting Adrian Peterson play this Sunday. Hearing that Monday's decision could change.
Kare 11 "Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have stayed suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the legal system. Peterson is accused in Texas of using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. The governor said in a statement to KARE..." September 16
ESPN.com "Adrian Peterson, already facing felony charges in Texas for child abuse, was accused in a previous incident involving another son who was 4 years old, KHOU-TV in Houston has reported. They are allegations the Minnesota Vikings running back's lawyer says were unfounded and more than a year..." September 16
Fox Sports "Are you looking for a Adrian Peterson jersey? Nike has decided — in the wake of the scandal involving the Vikings running back and his indictment for alleged child abuse — to pull all Peterson merchandise out of their stores located in the Twin Cities area. So, if you're in Minneapolis or St...." September 16
Deadspin.com "If we learned anything from the NBA's Donald Sterling saga, it was that public outrage alone is not enough to force sports leagues to act. It only became clear that the NBA would take a serious stand with Sterling when sponsors began fleeing the Clippers in droves. A similar moment may be..." September 16
ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16
USA Today "David Cummings and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson still talk about the frequent whippings Peterson's father administered — and one whipping in particular. Cummings says he and Peterson were leaving football practice while in middle school when Peterson's father, Nelson, was..." September 16
TMZ.com "Sources close to the investigation tell TMZ the reason the case went nowhere is because Adrian did NOT strike the boy in the forehead -- but instead the child accidentally hit his head on a carseat while Adrian was punishing him. We're also told the form of discipline was "not impermissible."..." September 16
CBSSports.com "VikingsMessageBoard.com, which has been in existence since at least 2005, has shuttered its virtual doors for good. Not surprisingly, this has everything to do with running back Adrian Peterson, who was released Saturday on $15,000 bond following his arrest for "reckless or negligent injury to..." September 16
USA Today "The Minnesota Vikings are standing behind Adrian Peterson. The team announced Monday that its star halfback will fully participate in meetings and practice this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings had deactivated Peterson, 29, for their game..." September 16
New York Post "All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson could be on the trading block if even uglier details emerge from his felony child abuse case in Houston, The Post has learned. An NFL source familiar with the thinking of the Vikings’ ownership group said Sunday the only certainty is Peterson won’t be..." September 16
Covers.com "While the media and fans hotly debated the social, cultural and legal implications of running back Adrian Peterson's treatment of his 4-year-old son, there was no debating the impact of the player being inactive for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. It was so bad that by the..." September 15
Pro Football Talk "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to return to the lineup in Week Three after missing Sunday’s loss to the Patriots after being indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child in Houston last week. Peterson released a statement on Monday saying that he “very much”..." September 15
Mass Live "It all began early for Matt Cassel, especially on Saturdays, usually along the Santa Monica coast. Matt Cassel was 14 or 15 when he began running the beaches on weekend mornings, running stairs, urging the family to keep up. “He’d challenge all of us in the living room to hold our planks to..." September 14
Pro Football Talk "The Minnesota Vikings are not ruling out anything with running back Adrian Peterson, including the possibility that he may have played his last game in Minnesota. Rick Spielman, the Vikings’ Executive V.P. and General Manager, told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that the team wasn’t aware that..." September 14
Pro Football Talk "While it remains to be seen what the Vikings will do with running back Adrian Peterson going forward, the Vikings and Peterson currently are on the same page regarding his absence from the team for Sunday’s home opener against the Patriots. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it’s..." September 14
CBSSports.com "With Vikings All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson facing an indictment on child abuse charges after allegedly striking his four-year-old son repeatedly with a branch, and the NFL announcing it is reviewing the case under the league's personal conduct policy, his future, short and long-term, is in..." September 14
Pro Football Talk "The NFL has confirmed that Adrian Peterson, who was indicted on a charge of injury to a child for striking his 4-year-old son, could be disciplined under the league’s personal-conduct policy. “This will be reviewed under the NFL’s personal conduct policy,” the league said in a brief..." September 14
Pro Football Talk "With Adrian Peterson deactivated for Sunday’s home opener against the Patriots, the Vikings need help at tailback. They’ve gotten it by elevating Joe Banyard from the practice squad. The team has announced that Banyard is up, and fullback Zach Line is out. Banyard joins a depth chart..." September 13
Nike statement on its endorser Adrian Peterson pic.twitter.com/AOmuRoHa4v
USA Today "Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson landed in Houston and turned himself in to authorities in Montgomery County, Texas, early Saturday where he was booked on a charge of injury to a child before posting $15,000 bond and being released. Peterson arrived at the jail and was let in..." September 13
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings game plan took an unexpected turn Friday, two days before the team’s home opener against the Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium. Running back Adrian Peterson was deactivated after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He has been indicted on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a..." September 13
Jerick McKinnon could get some carries, too, but Asiata figures to get the majority of the work.
Vikings have deactivated Adrian Peterson Sunday.
SI.com "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on charges of child injury in Texas, according to multiple reports. According to MyFOXHouston, the charges are for "reckless or negligent injury to a child." Child Protective Services confirms to TMZ they are working on a case involving..." September 12
Arrest of Adrian Peterson (reported by @MarkBermanFox26) stems from the disciplining of a son with a switch, source says. He’s been indicted
Vikings are currently deciding on Peterson's status for this weekend
Minneapolis Star Tribune "During last year’s NFL draft, the Vikings, hot and heavy for Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, traded four picks to the New England Patriots to trade back into the first round for him. A year later, with the teams meeting on Sunday, it looks like the deal worked out for both..." September 11
Mid-week game-plan thought: After mostly playing CB Darrelle Revis on left side vs. MIA, makes sense this week to match him up on Patterson.
ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Zimmer’s official debut as an NFL head coach could not have gone much better than Sunday’s 34-6 win over the St. Louis Rams in the season opener. The Vikings scored on their first possession and never trailed, Zimmer’s new-look defense outscored the Rams offense and, despite a few shaky..." September 07
St. Paul Pioneer Press "We learned last week that Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is plagued by apparitions. On Friday, Zimmer noted that he had fallen into a deep sleep the previous evening and then suddenly found himself in the aftermath of a joyous Vikings Super Bowl victory. And just as he was about to step to the..." September 07
Pro Football Talk "Brandon Fusco, a guard who has started on the Vikings’ offensive line for the last two years, should be a starter in Minnesota for several more years to come. Fusco and the Vikings have agreed to a five-year, $25 million contract, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today." September 07
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Vikings rookie linebacker Anthony Barr has a relaxed, Southern California persona when he talks. But the Los Angeles native admitted he’s a little giddy for his first career start against the Rams on Sunday. “I’m definitely excited, been going out there and trying to hold the excitement and..." September 06
Minneapolis Star Tribune "If Matt Cassel was feeling the heat from first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater during the preseason, he didn’t let it show. The veteran quarterback played with poise throughout training camp and the preseason, commanding the huddle and minimizing mistakes while convincing the Vikings that the..." September 04
ESPN.com "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is calling it again: Touchdown. On his first carry of the season. Just like he said he predicted last year. "Yeah, I might as well speak it: Touchdown, first run," Peterson said Thursday. A year ago, Peterson, who hadn't played during the..." September 04
#Vikings announced: Signed S Ahmad Dixon to their PS. Released OT Mike Remmers from the PS.