The NFL season ended just weeks ago, but players and coaches are back to work this week for the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. The week-long scouting event began Tuesday, and some interesting storylines already are coming out of Indianapolis.
The Minnesota Vikings have supported Adrian Peterson since the league suspended him back in November after he was accused of child abuse. The organization acknowledged his mistake but has made it clear it wants him back on the roster once the suspension is lifted.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman reiterated that point Wednesday, telling a small group of reporters that everyone within the organization was “on the same page” regarding Peterson.
In other NFL news, it appears Robert Griffin III once again will be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
“It’s up to Robert to continue to grow and mature as a quarterback,” Gruden said Wednesday, via The Associated Press. “In the future, we want to see some improvement, and it’s up to us as a staff to get the most out of him.”
The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, have several important decisions to make. They want to keep Dez Bryant, but the talented 26-year old receiver will become an unrestricted free agent in just three weeks.
The franchise tag deadline is March 2, and the Cowboys are still debating whether to put that tag on Bryant, even as they try to work out a long-term deal. The perfect situation for Dallas would be to strike a deal with Bryant that would allow enough cap space for the team to also keep running back DeMarco Murray.
Thumbnail photo via Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press
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