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MLB paternity leave now becoming more accepted

...outfielder Carl Crawford and Twins reliever Brian Duensing have missed games already this year for child birth. Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson missed three days of training camp in 2011 for the birth of his son. Little attention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-14/paternity-leave-now-beco
Redskins interested in former Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson

...Allen plans to play as many snaps as possible at the right defensive end spot he played the previous 10 years for the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs, with the hope of turning around a defense that dropped from third to 30th in scoring last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-03-31/redskins-interested-former-ea
Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian says push for union was wrong

...Adrian Peterson is still working his way back from off-season groin surgery. He says he is eager to rejoin his Minnesota Vikings teammates for the team's off-season program once his body is ready.Peterson said on a conference call he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-04-09/northwestern-quarterback-trevor-s
Allegations by ex-Viking punter Chris Kluwe are being investigated

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has met with investigators hired by the team to independently assess allegations that an assistant coach made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-25/allegations-ex-viking-punter-
Atlanta Falcons hire Wade Harman to assist Mike Tice with offensive line

...coached the Ravens tight ends and assisted on the offensive line from 1999-07. He previously spent two years on the Minnesota Vikings' staff.Harman was the only coach to be a part of Baltimore's Super Bowl championship teams in 2000 and 2012...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-02-07/atlanta-falcons-hire-wade-har
Seattle's Percy Harvin hasn't been cleared

...keeping continuity for a unit that finished No. 3 in the NFL last season.Guenther was promoted a day after the Minnesota Vikings hired Mike Zimmer as their head coach. VIKINGS: Norv Turner has been targeted as the offensive coordinator under...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-16/seattles-percy-harvin-hasnt-b
Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer to become Vikings head coach

The Minnesota Vikings picked Mike Zimmer to be their new head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the process.The Cincinnati Bengals defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-15/bengals-defensive-coordinator
Colt co-owned by Falcons' assistant Mike Tice wins early Kentucky Derby prep

...race you got to go to Canada,'" Tice said. "He said, 'That's OK, I'm from Canada.'"Tice, the former Minnesota Vikings head coach and Chicago Bears assistant, was hired last week by the Falcons after being out of the game this season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-01-11/colt-co-owned-falcon
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant is defensive rookie of the year

...a 4-12 season. Atlanta also dismissed defensive line coach Ray Hamilton.Tice took over as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings for the last game of the 2001 and held the job for the next four seasons.He compiled a record of 32-33, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-08/atlanta-falcons-cornerback-de
Notable people with ties to the Augusta area died in 2013

...the 1980s as an offensive lineman. Rouse, who played his college ball at Tennessee-Chattanooga, played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1982-86 and spent his final year with the San Diego Chargers in 1987.OLA HITTMAY 10Hitt, 103, was one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-27/notable-people-ties-augusta-a