Relieved Barr remains a Viking after uneasy pledge to Jets

Football 03/14/19, 19:56

Anthony Barr slept for a mere two hours on Monday night, awakened at 3 a.m. by the angst of his decision about which team to pick in free agency.His verbal commitment to join the New York Jets triggered immediate unease about leaving the Minnesota Vikings."I was up all morning just ...

Busy Jets fly into free agency with a few big-money moves

Sports 03/12/19, 12:03

Mike Maccagnan predicted the Jets — with lots of needs and plenty of money — would be very active when free agency kicked off.He wasn't kidding.The New York general manager has been wheeling and dealing since the NFL's legal tampering period began Monday, making several moves during a splashy spending ...

With Barr set high, pass-rushing Vikings hitting stride on D

Football 12/19/18, 18:26

The Minnesota Vikings have hit their familiar stride on defense during the second half of the season, after some uncharacteristic earlier struggles.There's been no better example of this lately than Anthony Barr."He's always been a good player," coach Mike Zimmer said. "I think he's probably taking it to another level ...

Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

Sports 12/16/18, 16:36

Dalvin Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for Minnesota as the Vikings recommitted themselves to running the ball. They stayed in control of a spot in the playoffs with a 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.Latavius Murray added 68 rushing ...

Vikings rule Barr, Compton, Cook, Sendejo out vs. Saints

Football 10/26/18, 21:19

The Minnesota Vikings have ruled our four injured starters against New Orleans, linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring), left guard Tom Compton (knee), running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring) and strong safety Andrew Sendejo (groin).Left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) was listed as doubtful after being held out of practice Friday. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes ...

Bills offense takes step back in being blanked by Packers

Football 10/01/18, 20:49

Name one facet of the Buffalo Bills offense and coach Sean McDermott will point to something in need of drastic improvement.From passing to protection, receiving to rushing, McDermott on Monday provided a blunt assessment of how anemic the Bills were a day following a 22-0 loss at Green Bay."Where do ...

Focus on roughing the passer giving NFL a black eye

Sports 09/26/18, 16:34

The NFL is getting roughed up over its amplified enforcement of roughing-the-passer penalties that has generated head-scratching calls — and a season-ending injury to a defender trying to comply with the league's mandate not to land fully on the quarterback.In the offseason, NFL owners asked the league's competition committee to ...

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