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Tom Pelissero is a national NFL writer for USA TODAY Sports and a host on SiriusXM NFL Radio and 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

He joined USA TODAY in 2013 after stints on the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings beats, so he still isn’t convinced Brett Favre is really retired.

In 2014, Tom had the first interview with Vikings star Adrian Peterson after his suspension on a child injury charge, and the story helped USA TODAY win an Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 award in the projects category. Tom also has won Wisconsin Newspaper Association and Milwaukee Press Club awards.

Tom lives outside Minneapolis, but he’s usually on a plane or something.


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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.

tom-bNFL Total Access: Vikings want to make Adrian Peterson’s return about football
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.


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Rishard Matthews on hype about #Titans adding WRs: "You go there and make plays. That'll quiet everybody down." @SiriusXMNFL
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Kicking things off in moments with Bill Polian on @SiriusXMNFL (Ch. 88). #Titans WR @_RMatthews and #Eagles OC Frank Reich among our guests.
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Word is Floyd has done everything right when he's in #Vikings building. Contract was always low risk. They're still…
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RT @Saints: #Saints have placed Nick Fairley on the team’s reserve/non-football illness (NFI) list