6 Minnesota Athletes Who Retired YoungHere are six Minnesota athletes who retired either far too young or with plenty left to play for.
Vikings' Phil Loadholt To Retire At 30 Years OldMinnesota Vikings tackle Phil Loadholt has announced his plans to retire from the NFL, following a meeting with team officials Monday.
Spielman: Offensive Line Is Most Critical For Vikings In 2016After finishing 11-5 with a division title, the Minnesota Vikings will look in 2016 a lot like they did last season. Still, general manager Rick Spielman must make some important decisions over the next two months.
Minnesota Vikings RB Peterson Continues To Climb The Rushing ListAdrian Peterson is climbing the career rushing list and more are expected to be passed with five games remaining in the season. Peterson will likely have one of his best statistical years since joining the NFL in 2007 by the end of the season.
Loadholt, Greenway Picked For Vikings Off-The-Field AwardsThe Minnesota Vikings have selected outside linebacker Chad Greenway and offensive tackle Phil Loadholt for their annual off-the-field honors. Greenway was named the Vikings Community Man of the Year. Loadholt was picked as the team's Ed Block Courage Award recipient for 2015. The winners were announced Wednesday.
Vikings, In 1st Place, Gear Up To Host Seahawks In Big GameIt's an interesting game for the Vikings this week as they host the Seattle Seahawks at TCF Bank Stadium. It's interesting because of who they play, and the fact that they're playing outdoors in December at home.
Versatile Mike Harris Has Been Big Help For VikingsMike Harris has been a major asset for Minnesota's offensive line. His 6-foot-5, 340-pound frame is helpful, of course, but his versatility is really coming in handy for the Vikings.
Vikings Guard Brandon Fusco Sits Out With ConcussionMinnesota Vikings left guard Brandon Fusco has a concussion, yet another injury issue for a banged-up offensive line. Fusco was held out of practice Wednesday. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has not commented on Fusco's condition.
7 Takeaways From the Vikings 2nd Preseason GameIf nothing else, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has one thing going for him right now: He's a career 6-0 in preseason games. Minnesota beat Tampa Bay 26-16 Saturday night in the Vikings' first of two preseason games at TCF Bank Stadium. There are still three more preseason games left and plenty can change in the next month, but here are seven takeaways from Saturday's preseason victory.
Vikings Place Loadholt On IR, Sign OT Stephen GoodinThe Vikings have placed right tackle Phil Loadholt on injured reserve, ending his season with a torn left Achilles tendon. The move was made Tuesday, when the Vikings signed offensive tackle Stephen Goodin to fill Loadholt's roster spot.
Vikings' Phil Loadholt Done For Year With Achilles TearWhen Phil Loadholt limped off the field in the first quarter on Saturday night, Minnesota Vikings fans started going through all the lists of available free agents and trades their team could make to fill the 6-foot-8, 345-pound hole at right tackle created by his injury.
Vikings Lose Loadholt; Achilles Tendon Likely TornMinnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt has a significant injury to his lower left leg. Loadholt limped off the field after the second play from scrimmage for the Vikings on Saturday night in their exhibition game against Tampa Bay.
Torn Pecs Make Vikings Take Closer Look At Lifting RegimenThese weren't common football injuries, all these torn pectoral muscles, so the Minnesota Vikings took a closer look. Right guard Brandon Fusco (13 games missed) and right tackle Phil Loadholt (five games missed) each needed season-ending surgery after theirs occurred while blocking during games last year.
Injury Report: Vikings To Be Without Four Starters Against The LionsThe Minnesota Vikings have seen their fair shares of injuries this season with four starters already on injured reserve. This week they will travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions without four more starters. Anthony Barr, Sharrif Floyd, Robert Blanton and Charlie Johnson all were declared out for the game. In total, the Vikings have nine players listed on the injury report. The Lions have nine players on their respective list as well.
Injury Report: McKinnon Doubtful For The Vikings Against The PanthersThe Minnesota Vikings will not have starting running back Jerick McKinnon Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. He has been bothered by a lower back injury that needs a week off to heal. A committee of Matt Asiata (who missed last week's game due to a concussion), Joe Banyard and Ben Tate will get the carries in McKinnon's place. The Vikings have 11 players listed on their injury report and the Panthers have seven players listed on theirs.