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Transformation for Minnesota Vikings defensive backfield continues

One of the biggest problems for the Minnesota Vikings last season was defending against the pass. They allowed more passing touchdowns than any other NFL team and only the Cowboys gave up more yards per game. With an eye on turning that around, head coach Mike Zimmer has aggressively been remaking the Vikings’ defensive backfield. Free agent cornerbacks Derek Cox and Captain Munnerlyn...
Via cover32 - Vikings
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Strengthen Secondary, Depth On Defense

The Minnesota Vikings put much of their focus into improving their new-look defense over the offseason. Despite losing valuable All-Pro leadership with the departures of Jared Allen (now in Chicago) and Kevin Williams (now in Seattle), Minnesota managed to overhaul its front seven with the additions of ex-Bears DE Corey Wooton and former Giants DT Linval Joseph via free agency and...
Via Gridiron Grit
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer, Crocker pleased to reunite with Vikings

MANKATO, Minn. --€“ Chris Crocker was finishing a workout on Sunday when he received the phone call to join the Minnesota Vikings. Crocker, a free agent after playing in 12 games last season with the Cincinnati Bengals, was keeping himself in shape and spending time with his family. The call to continue his NFL career wasn't much of a surprise. In actuality, Crocker probably...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign Safety Chris Crocker

Proving the Vikings are still unsettled at the safety position opposite Harrison Smith, Minnesota has signed 34 year old Chris Crocker. Crocker played 6 seasons for the Bengals and will bring a familiarity to Coach Zimmers defense. During Crocker/Zimmers time together the safety has managed to start 70 games, so Zimmer knows what he his getting in the seasoned veteran. Crocker has...
Via DraftSeason
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bengals worked out DB’s Stanford Routt and Chris Crocker

Today Joe Reedy reported on twitter that both Stanford Routt and Chris Crocker were brought into the Bengals facility for a work out. Routt was paid a couple years ago by the Chiefs but didn’t even make it the entire year.  He was considered the bust free agent signing in 2012 after signing a 3 […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Crocker brings wisdom (and more) to Bengals

CINCINNATI - His locker isn't in the same place. He even lost his old, recognizable jersey number to a free agent who joined the team last spring, during a time he wasn't sure if he'd ever be able to play football again. Chris Crocker, 32 years young, is back with the Cincinnati Bengals. He's back in the starting lineup, too, and if Crocker and the Bengals can win...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bengals sign S Chris Crocker

The Bengals signed free agent Chris Crocker on Thursday, bringing back a veteran who can help solve some of their problems at safety. The Bengals (2-1) have made several switches at safety in the opening games. Their defense ranks 29th in the league heading into a game Sunday at Jacksonville (1-2). Crocker signed with the Bengals during the 2008 season and became a mainstay. He...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Bengal Chris Crocker visited with Lions

Former Cincinnati Bengals safety Chris Crocker visited with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.  The free agent defensive back left Detroit without a contract and has a scheduled visit with the Cardinals next and possibly the San Francisco 49ers after that. The Lions are looking to beef up their defensive backfield following a spate...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Crocker on missed chance: I just dropped it

HOUSTON -- Chris Crocker sat with his back to the room, staring into his locker for a long time after the Cincinnati Bengals playoff loss to Houston on Saturday. When he stood and turned to answer questions, he did not duck or hide from the fact that he missed a golden opportunity to change the feel of the game. In the third quarter, with Houston leading 17-10, Crocker stepped...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Crocker INT drop most glaringly of Bengals’ missed opportunities

Chris Crocker sat at his post-game locker inside Reliant Stadium with a stunned glaze across his face. He was numb. The Bengals’ nine-year safety could do nothing but look back and think about what could have been. With Houston leading 17-10 and 2:39 remaining in the third quarter Crocker had a chance to even the score for the Bengals. He read the route of tight end Owen Daniels...
Via Cincinnati Bengals Blog
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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