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Former ‘Nole Devonta Freeman hits the jackpot

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For the second time in the past two weeks, two former Florida State Seminoles have landed lucrative contract extensions to stay with the current teams. On Wednesday, Atlanta Falcons Pro-Bowl running back Devonta Freeman became the highest-paid running back in the NFL

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Florida State RB Dalvin Cook entices Vikes to ‘take a swing’

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After sitting out of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings didn’t want to wait any longer. Dalvin Cook was still available, the kind of dynamic running back Minnesota drafted 10 years ago and just recently let go. The Vikings traded up seven spots to the 41st overall pick Friday night and snagged Cook, the Florida State star whose stellar college career came with off-the-field questions. They sent one of their fourth-round selections to Cincinnati to move ahead in the second…

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NFL Draft: second and third round good for state collegians

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The second and third rounds of of the NFL Draft on Friday night saw plenty of action for players from Florida universities. It took two rounds and 41 picks, but Dalvin Cook has finally found an NFL home. The Minnesota Vikings traded up with the Cincinnati Bengals to acquire Florida State’s all-time leading rusher. “We started making some calls once we knew he was sliding into the second day,” said Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman. “We felt he was just…

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Vikings’ plane slides off Wisconsin runway, stuck for hours

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The Minnesota Vikings‘ team plane slid off a Wisconsin runway in snowy conditions Friday and became stuck in the grass, leaving players waiting for hours to get off the aircraft. A team spokesman said there were no injuries after the landing shortly after 5 p.m. Friday at Appleton International Airport. The Vikings will play the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Airport officials said that a rear wheel on the plane’s landing gear slid off the taxiway amid snowy conditions, the…

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Jaguars good effort still not good enough against Vikings

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The Jacksonville Jaguars gave a good effort, but it wasn’t good enough. Despite carrying a lead into the fourth quarter, the Jaguars gave up two touchdowns in the final period to fall to the Minnesota Vikings 25-19. It was Jacksonville’s eighth consecutive loss. It also marked the first road win for the Vikings since they won at Carolina on September 25. Perhaps the Jaguars felt destiny was on their side in the fateful fourth quarter. With Minnesota leading 18-16, Matt…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.11.16 — R.I.P., David Bowie

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Good morning, everyone. What a weekend it’s been. On Saturday, I saw “The Revenant,” the quasi-true story of Mountain Man Hugh Glass, who was part of an expedition attacked by Indians in 1823. He was nearly torn to pieces by a bear near present-day Lemmon, S.D., and left for dead by two companions. Then there was the “The Revenant: The football game,” on Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks battled the Minnesota Viking in subzero temperatures. We also had the release…

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Football’s future? QBs training with virtual reality

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Mississippi quarterback Ryan Buchanan straps on a headset that covers his eyes, and instantly, he sees a scene that looks like a video game, all set from his perspective. In about a minute, he runs through a handful of plays, checking his receivers, deciphering defensive coverages and making split-second decisions about where to throw the football. And just like that, practice is over. “I felt like I was in the future putting this thing on — something that you would…

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