Vikings’ Adrian Peterson’s season ends in Green Bay

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gave us a season to remember, but he couldn’t overcome playing with backup quarterback Joe Webb on Saturday night. At least the future still looks bright for the Vikes.

Woodson back for Packers

Green Bay defensive back Charles Woodson is active for the team’s Wild Card matchup against Minnesota after overcoming a broken collarbone that sidelined him for the final nine weeks of the regular season. Woodson returned to practice this past week and was listed as probable on the team’s injury report.

Rivera to remain as head coach of Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera will be staying with the team and is preparing for next season, the Panthers announced Saturday.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano writes letter to Indianapolis

This has not been your normal season for Chuck Pagano and the city of Indianapolis. That’s why the relationship is anything but normal. It’s also why the Colts coach expressed his gratitude Saturday.

B.J. Raji key to stopping Adrian Peterson in NFC tilt

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been unstoppable on the run this season but he might meet his match in Saturday’s NFC wild card tilt. Green Bay Packers’ B.J. Raji has the potential to stop AP all day.

Jacobs inks deal with Seattle’s Greg Johns reported on Thursday that the Mariners have singed Mike Jacobs to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training. Jacobs played in 13 games with Arizona last season, hitting .211 and driving in two runs. His best season came in 2008, when he hit 32 home runs for the Marlins.

Proctor to sign with Giants

The Giants agreed to sign reliever Scott Proctor to a minor league deal earlier this week, according to Proctor pitched in Korea last season after spending 2011 with the Braves and Yankees.

Cam ends '12 with ankle sprain

Panthers trainer Ryan Vermillion said Wednesday that quarterback Cam Newton had X-rays on his ribs and left ankle after the season but they came back negative. However, the Charlotte Observer reports an MRI showed Newton did suffer a minor high sprain on his ankle. According to Vermillion, Cam “would be a full go and there ...

Ray Lewis to retire from Baltimore Ravens after this season

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire from the NFL at the end of the season, telling the Ravens “this will be my last ride.”

Dirk Koetter, Atlanta Falcons sign contract extension

Dirk Koetter won’t be serving as a head coach in the NFL, at least for next season. The Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator has signed a contract extension to keep his current role on Mike Smith’s staff.