Adrian Peterson Goes On A Twitter Rant About His Contract

Adrian Peterson and his agent don’t want to be with the Minnesota Vikings anymore. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday that the running back “can play for us. Or he can not play.” While the two sides got nowhere, Peterson went ahead and aired grievances through Twitter. He sounds like he really wants a trade. » 5/28/15 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Ray McDonald Arrested Again, For Allegedly Violating Restraining Order

Former Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested this evening by Santa Clara (Calif.) police for violating a restraining order. The restraining order was issued in connection with an incident that occurred two days ago, when McDonald was arrested on misdemeanor domestic violence and… » 5/27/15 10:03pm Yesterday 10:03pm

Seahawks Punter Competes On American Ninja Warrior, Loses

For the record, I’m pretty sure every member of the Deadspin staff would fail on the first American Ninja Warrior obstacle. None of us are professional athletes, either, so we’re not sure whether to be impressed or underwhelmed by Seahawks punter Jon Ryan’s very short appearance on last night’s episode. » 5/26/15 9:45am Tuesday 9:45am

Report: Buffalo, Washington, And Houston Are Potential Hard Knocks Teams

Thanks to new rules instituted after HBO and the NFL had difficulty finding a team to appear on Hard Knocks, the league can now force teams to take part if they meet certain criteria. Nine teams fit the bill: The Browns, Redskins, Giants, Buccaneers, Vikings, Texans, Rams, Titans, and Jaguars. Most of those,… » 5/22/15 10:40am 5/22/15 10:40am

Jets Look At QB Depth Chart, Sigh Deeply, Name Geno Smith Starter

The Jets have made a lot of impressive decisions this offseason, and that’s not the setup for a joke. Darrelle Revis came back, the already-fearsome defensive line improved with draft pick Leonard Williams, and they snagged Brandon Marshall for a fifth-round pick. There’s a lot of talent everywhere—except at the… » 5/20/15 5:39pm 5/20/15 5:39pm