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Tom Pelissero is a reporter for NFL Network and

He joined NFL Media on July 1, 2017, after four years covering the NFL nationally for USA TODAY. During his time at USA TODAY, his team earned an Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 award.

Tom began his career in 2003, reporting on the Minnesota Vikings for After a stop with the Eau Claire (Wis.) Leader Telegram, Tom covered the Green Bay Packers for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and the Vikings for 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Tom also hosts radio shows on SiriusXM NFL Radio and 1500 ESPN. He lives outside Minneapolis.


Draft snap reactions: Inside Alabama slide
It wasn’t a surprise to people inside the NFL that talented Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster slid – only how far. And this wasn’t all about his ejection from the scouting combine, nor the diluted sample he gave for a drug test there. Read more.

How NFL scouts rank the 2017 draft’s top QBs
Top five in order before the draft began: North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky, Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and Cal’s Davis Webb. Read more.

DeShone Kizer: Why can’t I be the greatest ever?
Kizer has left little doubt he has the mental bandwidth required of NFL quarterbacks. And for a stretch during his nearly two seasons as the starter, he played like a candidate for the No. 1 pick. Read more.

Utah RB reveals real reason he left football
Joe Williams heard his father’s screams from the next room as his sister lay in death’s grip. Nearly a decade later, he was still having flashbacks. This is the story behind the story of why Williams walked away from football — only to return. Read more.

Falcons brotherhood helped coach tackle alcohol issue
Mike McDaniel can see it clearly now, the ways alcohol has interfered over and over during his promising young NFL coaching career. Days before the Super Bowl, he discussed his battle for the first time. Read more.

Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser also alleged abuse in Florida
The woman who accused Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott of abusing her for five days in July also called police on him months before the NFL Draft. Read more.

Up to the Minute: Expectations for Vikings, Pat Shurmur
On NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute,” discussing Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s surprise resignation and what happens next. Watch.

NFL isn’t only system struggling to address domestic violence
Lost amidst renewed furor at the NFL is the fact the overwhelming majority of American women (and men) abused by an intimate partner don’t have a football league to expose their abusers when the system doesn’t. Read more.

Dion Jordan breaks silence
“I’m not about to waste it. I can’t waste it. And I (expletive) love doing it,” Jordan told USA TODAY Sports. Read more.

Jaylon Smith works to recover, dominate
You wouldn’t sense the uncertainty by watching Smith go through drills before the NFL Draft. “I don’t have time to doubt myself,” Smith told USA TODAY Sports. Read more.

Connor Cook leaves some teams uneasy
It’s hard for anyone to put into words, at least words fit for print. “He’s going to fall, I think,” one NFL executive said. “Just the guy – people have their questions.” Read more.

Paxton Lynch is caught in a rad bromance
To really get to know Lynch, you have to come to Memphis, to the patio at Central BBQ, and try to keep up with the foursome that calls itself “The 102.” Read more.

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NFL Total Access host Amber Theoharis and USA Today’s Tom Pelissero discuss Adrian Peterson’s return to the Vikings. Watch video.

peters-bFrom dismissal to fresh start for former Washington corner Marcus Peters
In his first interview since getting kicked off the Washington football team, Marcus Peters sets the record straight as he prepares for the NFL Draft. Read more.

peterson-bAdrian Peterson breaks his silence: ‘I won’t ever use a switch again’
In an exclusive interview, the star running back talks about his son, his suspension and his future with the Vikings. Read more.


#Cowboys kneel before the anthem, then stand for the anthem. Is no one offended now? Everyone? Same split as before?
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RT @Patriots: Statement from #Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick:
Here's our report from yesterday on where things stand with Bradford:
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#Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says he doesn't know yet if Sam Bradford will practice this week. "When Sam's ready, he's the quarterback."
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LeSean McCoy on a big #Bills win and his message to President Trump: "Us Americans are together. Stop trying to div…
Best part of this photo: that I was given a Nissan Titan pickup for a rental car? Or that a member of #BillsMafia l…
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Von says he has huge respect for military, has been to Afghanistan. "It was for my brothers that have been attacked" for kneeling before.
Von on why he kneeled for anthem: "We felt like President Trump's speech was an assault on our most cherished right, freedom of speech."
Von Miller falling on sword for penalty: "I killed the game today. ... I've just got to be better than that, and I will be better than that"
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Calls Trump's remarks "utterly ridiculous." ... "He called the people of Charlottesville 'very fine people' and he called us sonsabitches."
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#Broncos LB Brandon Marshall says he told coach Vance Joseph right before kickoff that guys were going to take a knee.
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