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Unusual injuries lead Vikings to inspect lifting regimen

MANKATO, Minn. -- These 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. Defensive end Brian Robison was able to avoid such a procedure...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer says Brandon Fusco could be sliding over to left guard for Vikings

Vikings offensive lineman Brandon Fusco has played right guard each of his four seasons in the NFL, but Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is now considering him on the left side, according to Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune.Fusco, a former sixth-round selection, started 31 of a possible 32 games during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He started the first three games of last season...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Five key players against the Bucs

The 2-5 Minnesota Vikings are looking to avenge their last second loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, as they travel to Tampa Bay to take on Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers. Smith’s Bucs are one of the few teams in the NFL with a more disappointing season than the Vikings, coming into the contest at 1-5. There will be a few familiar faces on the Bucs’ sideline, most notably...
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings G Fusco to have surgery Monday, will miss about 4 months

  Minnesota Vikings right guard Brandon Fusco will need about four months to recover from his upcoming surgery for his torn pectoral muscle. Fusco will have the operation done Monday by a specialist in New York. He was hurt blocking last week in the game at New Orleans when his right arm was extended and became entangled with a defender. "I knew something was wrong because I couldn...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings guard Fusco to have surgery Monday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings right guard Brandon Fusco will need about four months to recover from his upcoming surgery for his torn pectoral muscle. Fusco says he'll have the operation Monday with a specialist in New York. He was hurt while blocking last week in the game at New Orleans. He says this is the first significant injury of his career and the first surgery...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings place Cassel on I.R., Bridgewater to take over

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that they have placed QB Matt Cassel and G Brandon Fusco on season-ending injured reserve. Cassel unfortunately suffered several fractured bones in his foot during Week 3’s loss to the New Orleans Saints, which opened the door for first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater to see his first action in an NFL game. Cassel, 32, signed a two-year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Contract Details For Vikings G Brandon Fusco’s New $24.25M Extension

  Jason Fitzgerald of has the full breakdown of Vikings G Brandon Fusco’s new contract extension posted. Fusco receives a five year, $24.25 million extension that includes a signing bonus of $4 million. The deal includes annual per game roster bonuses up to $80,000 as well as workout bonuses of $50,000. According to Fitzgerald, there are also escalators...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign OL Fusco to contract extension

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- From tiny Slippery Rock to the NFL, Brandon Fusco has come a long way as a sixth-round draft pick. Fusco isn't going anywhere, either, after signing a five-year contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday worth $25 million. Fusco, 26, has been a full-time starter the past two seasons for Minnesota after being the 172nd player picked in the 2011...
Via Fox Sports North
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings Have Had Some Dialogue With Brandon Fusco Regarding An Extension

  Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 reports that there has been “a little dialogue” between the Vikings and G Brandon Fusco‘s agents regarding a contract extension. However, Wolfson mentions that “nothing is on the cusp” as of now. Fusco, 28, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is set to make $1.389 million for the 2014 season. The Vikings selected Fusco...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

How to Properly Dress Your Vikings Christmas Tree

If last week's game against the Ravens didn't alert you to it, yes, the holidays are right around the corner. When you see every single football game along the east coast blanketed in snow, it's probably also a good time to begin (or finish?) shopping for Christmas presents, decorating your house in the *********** of sparkle and tinsel, and of course decorate your Christmas tree...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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