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Vikings work out stadium bill with city and state leaders

A deal to build a home for the Vikings east of the Metrodome is expected to be unveiled Thursday morning, after lawmakers, city leaders and team officials worked late into the night. The result reportedly will be a finalized bill that, if approved, would have the team playing in the new stadium by 2016.'s Mock Draft Central

With the combine now in the rearview, analysts unveil their attempts at projecting how Round 1 will go on April 26. **More ...**

Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:

» Tributes from his NFL peers are tweeting in for Chargers guard Kris Dielman. The team has called a news conference for Thursday, where the 31-year-old All-Pro will announce his retirement due to a concussion.

» Jason La Canfora writes that come March 13, some lesser-known free agents are going to hit it big.

» To what degree has the combine affected the draft? We won't know that until April 26, but you can get a look at our experts' post-combine mock drafts.

» Michigan's David Molk claims he's the best center in the draft, saying it's "stupid" to think differently. This didn't sit well with Ohio State center Michael Brewster, who told Molk to back off.

Casserly: Combine lessons

What did Charley Casserly learn at the combine? Two hyped Alabama players might be overrated and a whole lot more. **More ...**

» During press conferences or during workouts, the NFL Scouting Combine had its share of memorable moments. Here are a few from the week that was.

» From diving catches to touchdown hurdles, check out video of the top 10 leaps in NFL history.

» Dave Dameshek embarks on a journey across the U.S. to give NFL fans the opportunity of a lifetime. Find out how you can join Dave's road trip.

» The March edition of NFL Magazine captures the story of Eli Manning's triumphant season in New York, plus much more. Subscribe now and save up to 75 percent off newsstand prices.

» Happy birthday to Hall of Fame defensive end Elvin Bethea, who turns 66 on Thursday. Former Panthers and Redskins running back Stephen Davis turns 38.

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