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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.

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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#Vikings LB Anthony Barr still wasn't happy with the roughing the passer call against him after the game. What'd re…
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Xavier Rhodes on how the #Vikings shut down the #Rams, what happened in the collision with Sammy Watkins and a mess…
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#Vikings pass rusher Everson Griffen said he mostly played the left side today because it felt better with his foot…
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#Vikings star CB Xavier Rhodes told me Sammy Watkins stepped on his calf in that collision. Expects to get treatmen…
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