Vikings Ailing Offensive Line Must Find Way To ImproveThe Minnesota Vikings have dug about as deep as they can into their roster to maintain the offensive line, after allocating plenty of offseason resources to the position on which their Super Bowl hope could hinge.
Vikings Enduring Growing Pains With Rookie Right TackleT.J. Clemmings had his hands full. The Minnesota Vikings were in Denver, facing a loud crowd and a ferocious pass rush led by outside linebacker Von Miller. The rookie right tackle, not surprisingly, struggled at times with such a difficult assignment.
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.
Rookie Lineman Clemmings Looking To Play Right Away For VikingsAmong the rookies that the Minnesota Vikings could play right away is offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings. He was diagnosed with a foot injury he did not know he had prior to the NFL Draft. But as Mike Max reports, that's part of the reason the Vikings think they got a steal.
Vikings Draft Is Heavy On Linemen, LinebackersThe Minnesota Vikings have made linemen and linebackers their top draft targets. For the fourth time in the last five years, the Vikings accumulated 10 picks over the seven rounds through various trades.
Vikings Take Pittsburgh Offensive Tackle T.J. ClemmingsThe Minnesota Vikings used the first three rounds of the NFL draft for help on defense. Then they turned to the offense for the final day, starting with right tackle T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round.