Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph (82) catches an 11-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

San Francisco 49ers: Five takeaways from opening loss to Minnesota Vikings

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner Jimmy Garoppolo and the rest…

 

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman runs through a drill during practice on Aug. 22, 2018, at the team's Santa Clara practice facility. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Malcolm Smith, Richard Sherman good for Week 1 against a talented Vikings offense

SANTA CLARA -- San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said that…

 

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Weekend wrap: Making sense of Reuben Foster’s arrest, the unfocused Warriors and inactive Giants

Quick hits with Kolsky In the local football world, 49ers LB Reuben…

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Reuben Foster (56) (left) celebrates with San Francisco 49ers middle linebacker Brock Coyle (50) after making a defensive stop against the New York Giants at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) collides with Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Latavius Murray closes door on Raiders tenure, signs with Vikings

By Matt Vensel | Star Tribune (Minneapolis) The Vikings early Thursday morning signed…

Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray (28) collides with Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson likes the quarterbacks he could potentially sign. All of them. (Tony Dejak/AP)

Hue Jackson praises Jared Goff, every other QB he’s asked about

This NFL offseason, it’s hard to differentiate between the Cleveland Browns and…

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson likes the quarterbacks he could potentially sign. All of them. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

For roaming Raiders, the future has arrived

It’s Oakland’s luck. Just when the Raiders threaten to be good again,…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Vikings lure ex-49ers o-lineman with multiyear deal

MINNEAPOLIS — A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated…

San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) reacts after missing a field goal during the second half  against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Shank you! Seahawks advance

MINNEAPOLIS — Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three…

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) reacts after missing a field goal during the second half  against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs past Oakland Raiders defensive back Neiko Thorpe (31) for an 80-yard touchdown run Sunday. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Peterson helps Vikings run past Raiders 30-14

OAKLAND — Derek Carr led Oakland back from a slow start to…

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs past Oakland Raiders defensive back Neiko Thorpe (31) for an 80-yard touchdown run Sunday. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)
San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne drops a punt return during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Santa Clara on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Jarryd Hayne calls fumbled punt disappointing in NFL debut

SANTA CLARA — Jarryd Hayne recalls his forgettable debut in what is…

San Francisco 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne drops a punt return during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Santa Clara on Monday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr drops back to throw as quarterbacks Matt McGloin, left, and Christian Ponder, right, look on during their football training camp Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Christian Ponder expects boos in his return to Minnesota

NAPA, Calif. — Christian Ponder is under no illusions about what kind…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr drops back to throw as quarterbacks Matt McGloin, left, and Christian Ponder, right, look on during their football training camp Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Pat Sullivan/AP File PhotoMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson in Conroe

AP source: Vikings to meet with Adrian Peterson on Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson is about to feel what it's like to…

Pat Sullivan/AP File PhotoMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson in Conroe
Jim Mone/AP File PhotoA federal judge has cleared the way for Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday

Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back…

Jim Mone/AP File PhotoA federal judge has cleared the way for Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday
Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoAdrian Peterson remains in NFL limbo and his union's latest attempt to restore his playing status will take place in federal court on Friday

Union heads to court to get RB Adrian Peterson back on field

MINNEAPOLIS — The latest attempt by star running back Adrian Peterson to…

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File PhotoAdrian Peterson remains in NFL limbo and his union's latest attempt to restore his playing status will take place in federal court on Friday
David J. Phillip/AP Photo Pool FileThe NFLPA has accused Roger Goodell of punishing Adrian Peterson to satiate "public calls for his resignation due to prior disciplinary failures."

Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS -- The NFL Players Association filed a federal lawsuit Monday for…

David J. Phillip/AP Photo Pool FileThe NFLPA has accused Roger Goodell of punishing Adrian Peterson to satiate "public calls for his resignation due to prior disciplinary failures."
The Vikings' Adrian Peterson gave a statement but did not testify at his appeal hearing Tuesday.

Source: Peterson doesn’t testify at hearing

NEW YORK -- Adrian Peterson did not testify at his appeal hearing…

The Vikings' Adrian Peterson gave a statement but did not testify at his appeal hearing Tuesday.
Pat Sullivan/AP file photoVikings running back Adrian Peterson was suspended for the rest of the season by the NFL on Tuesday. Peterson and the NFL Players Association have disputed the NFL's discipline process following Peterson's violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

NFL suspends Vikings' Peterson for rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson's future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further Tuesday,…

Pat Sullivan/AP file photoVikings running back Adrian Peterson was suspended for the rest of the season by the NFL on Tuesday. Peterson and the NFL Players Association have disputed the NFL's discipline process following Peterson's violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
L.G. Patterson/AP file photoIn the wake of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being indicted on child abuse charges

Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS -- For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian…

L.G. Patterson/AP file photoIn the wake of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson being indicted on child abuse charges
Ann Heisenfelt/ap file photoVikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse chargers Friday and turned himself in to Texas police and posted bail Saturday.

Vikings miss Peterson in loss to Patriots

MINNEAPOLIS -- The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found…

Ann Heisenfelt/ap file photoVikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on child abuse chargers Friday and turned himself in to Texas police and posted bail Saturday.