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.
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.
Vikings Bring Back Tackle Webb With Loadholt OutThe Minnesota Vikings have signed offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb again for depth because of another season-ending injury.
Vikings RT Phil Loadholt Out For The YearMinnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Coach Mike Zimmer made the announcement Monday, one day after Loadholt was injured late in a 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Who Are The Most Overrated, Underrated Vikings?Pete Prisco of CBS Sports says Greg Jennings is the Vikings most overrated player, while Phil Loadholt is the team's most underrated player.