Vikings settle with Wells Fargo over signs placed near new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings will allow Wells Fargo to keep certain signs near the team’s new stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

The Star Tribune reports a mostly confidential settlement was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court to a legal dispute involving office-tower rooftop signs near U.S. Bank Stadium.

Under the settlement, the team allowed Wells Fargo to keep elevated — but not illuminated — signs on the rooftops of two office buildings next to the stadium.

With the Chiefs he was used mainly as a slot receiver on offense and had 172 catches in four seasons with Kansas City. He scored six touchdowns on offense, five as a receiver and one as a running back.

Woodhead led the Chargers in receptions (80), targets (100), receiving yards (755) and receiving touchdowns (six) in 2015.

But back to Cousins. The troubling aspect is his inaccuracy. Cousins will force passes — he has done that since the Redskins drafted him. He will throw interceptions like he did Sunday in the end zone where he’s showing not only poor fundamentals — body drifting, feet not pointed at the target, eyeing the target the whole way — but also made a bad decision. If a rookie does all that, OK. But he’s had enough starts to operate differently. Thing is, even this summer we’d see some forced throws — off his back foot under duress to the sideline — that made you scratch your head. OK, it was practice where you test yourself. But it was worth filing away, too. (Note: Even last summer before getting the starting job, he’d throw some picks in practice).

He must do that again if the Redskins are going to have any shot in the NFC East, where the Eagles’ and Cowboys’ rookie quarterbacks have been much more impressive thus far.

But Cousins’ sluggish start is a reminder that there’s a lot he still has to prove. The Redskins did not want to offer him more than $16 million per season for that reason. One line heard from people inside the building after last season: It was only nine good games. That wasn’t to discredit Cousins, but to show the reluctance to go much higher with their offer.

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Seahawks rookie guard Germain Ifedi injures ankle in practice

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks first-round pick Germain Ifedi left Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury.

“I did not see what happened,” said offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. “I know that he went in, they took him in for a minute, but I didn’t see because I was down at the other end at another drill.”

Ifedi is in line to be the team’s starting right guard. He is listed as limited on the Seahawks’ official injury report.

The team’s other options at right guard would be Rees Odhiambo, J’Marcus Webb and Justin Britt.

Odhiambo and Webb are currently backups. Britt is the starting center, but he played guard last season. If Britt were to change positions, rookie Joey Hunt would be an option to replace him at center.

When the Tennessee Titans drafted Derrick Henry 45th overall, coach Mike Mularkey said that wouldn’t change his outlook on veteran running back DeMarco Murray.

Baltimore surprisingly cut Forsett on Saturday to open up a roster spot for either defensive tackle Carl Davis or safety Matt Elam so they could become candidates to be the one player designated for return at midseason. Forsett was released because he is a vested veteran and wouldn’t have to go through waivers.

Two days later, Forsett was back with the Ravens for the first practice leading up to the game against the Bills.

“I was very much in the loop,” Forsett said. “We decided to go with the trial separation. During that time, we realized that we’re better together, and we came back and made it work.”

Coach John Harbaugh praised Forsett for being a team player.

IN 1994, WHEN Colin Kaepernick was 7 years old, Congress gave the federal government the power to oversee local police departments. According to The Washington Post, when the Justice Department has exercised this power — in cities such as LA, Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore, Ferguson and 20 others that were assigned independent monitors — it found patterns of excessive-force violations in 64 percent of cases. Now Milwaukee, in such turmoil it once requested government assistance, is the latest under DOJ investigation.

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