EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The new defense the Minnesota Vikings are employing this season, Patrick Peterson acknowledged, carries the potential to reduce some strain on the cornerbacks.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, at 12th overall, have their highest first-round draft pick in seven years.
After making major offseason changes to the front office and the coaching staff, they decided not to start over with the roster.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to terms Wednesday on a new contract with cornerback Patrick Peterson, taking another step toward stabilizing a problematic position.
The 31-year-old Peterson had a solid first season with the Vikings in 2021, by far their most reliable cornerback in pass coverage.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-9)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Patrick Peterson, LB Anthony Barr, DE Everson Griffen, S Xavier Woods, DT Sheldon Richardson, TE Tyler Conklin, CB Mackensie Alexander, LB Nick Vigil, C Mason Cole, P Jordan Berry, T Rashod Hill, WR Dede Westbrook, G Dakota Dozier, QB Sean Mannion, DE Eddie Yarbrough, TE Chris Herndon, TE Luke Stocker, WR Chad Beebe, RB Wayne Gallman, DE Tashawn Bower.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had an opportunity Sunday to legitimize their playoff standing despite starting the day with a .500 record.
But an offense that stumbled on third down (2 of 12) and in the red zone (two touchdowns in five trips inside the 20, including one scoreless possession) and a defense being run over by Los Angeles (159 yards rushing) provided the statistical snapshot of the 30-23 loss.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Patrick Peterson made the most of the extra time between games and took advantage of the opportunity to exhale in the wake of a breathtaking near collapse.
It was a chance for the Minnesota Vikings to steady themselves.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings activated defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson from the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday, a welcomed boost for their depleted defense.
Tomlinson was back at practice after sitting out the previous 10 days.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson will practice this week with an opportunity to play against NFC-leading Green Bay, after missing the past three games with a hamstring injury.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer paused for a moment during his Wednesday press conference to pull a piece of paper out of his sweatshirt, looking down at the lectern to read from a list of cherry-picked statistics in suggesting the Vikings can recover and still contend this year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson was placed on injured reserve on Monday after hurting his hamstring against Carolina and must miss a minimum of three games.
Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury was not believed to be season-ending, so the 11-year veteran Peterson will be expected to return at some point during the second half of the schedule.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — As a free agent for the first time in his career this offseason, Patrick Peterson put the Minnesota Vikings high on his wish list with an eagerness to play for head coach Mike Zimmer's defense.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9)
New faces: DT Dalvin Tomlinson, DT Michael Pierce, CB Patrick Peterson, CB Bashaud Breeland, TE Chris Herndon, K Greg Joseph, S Xavier Woods, CB Mackensie Alexander, DT Sheldon Richardson, LB Nick Vigil, DE Stephen Weatherly, WR/KR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR Dede Westbrook, T Christian Darrisaw, G Wyatt Davis, QB Kellen Mond.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
New Faces: DE J.J. Watt, WR A.J. Green, C Rodney Hudson, OL Brian Winters, QB Colt McCoy, LB Zaven Collins (first-round pick), WR Rondale Moore (second-round pick), RB James Conner, K Matt Prater, S Shawn Williams.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When Patrick Peterson found out about the NFL rule change expanding the ranges of jersey numbers that players are allowed to wear, he quickly contacted one of his new teammates on the Minnesota Vikings.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9)
CAMP SITE: Eagan, Minnesota
LAST YEAR: After a badly deteriorated defense and a rash of turnovers by QB Kirk Cousins left the Vikings at 1-5 entering their bye week, the brilliance of rookie WR Justin Jefferson and workhorse RB Dalvin Cook helped them finish on a better note.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)
CAMP SITE: Glendale, Arizona
LAST YEAR: The Cardinals looked like one of the NFL's rising franchises for most of the season but lost five of their final seven games to fall just short of the playoffs.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed former Tennessee Titans cornerback Tye Smith on Thursday, adding a little depth and experience to a group that was lacking both last season.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings declined the fifth-year contract option for cornerback Mike Hughes on Monday, with the injury-hampered 2018 first-round pick's future with the team in doubt...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have added cornerback Malcolm Butler on a one-year deal in an effort to bolster a thin secondary and also traded center Mason Cole to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round draft pick...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $10 million with eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson on Wednesday night, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations...
It seems as if we've had at least one marquee name on the waiver wire each week of the fantasy football season ... until now.
This week is filled with solid depth options and maybe players who have upside down the road but ultimately, we don't have that one big name to spend a ton of FAAB on.
Pittsburgh Steelers fans and media members aren't the only ones pontificating about the prospect of the Black and Gold trying to acquire Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson.
As we told you Tuesday, making a trade happen may be difficult.
It's our weekly wrap-up of the Mike Tomlin news conference. Joe Rutter — Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer for the Trib — and I talked about the Patrick Peterson trade discussion. I think the Steelers should make a bid.
Unless owner Art Rooney II ditches a management philosophy that dates to his late father, Dan, spearheading the franchise's transition from joke to champion in the '70s, the Steelers will not get All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson from Arizona.