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Safety valve: Vikings turn to veteran Crocker

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Health problems have piled up in recent weeks for the Minnesota Vikings at strong safety, already one of the iffiest positions on their roster. Harrison Smith has the free safety spot in good hands, but a host of others lacking a standout have been competing to be the starter next to him. Then the Vikings signed Chris Crocker, and the outlook cleared up a bit...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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 expected...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign DB Crocker, activate Sendejo off PUP list

MANKATO, Minn. -- The competition for the starting safety spot next to Harrison Smith in the Minnesota Vikings defense took an interesting turn on Monday. Minnesota signed veteran defensive back Chris Crocker on Monday and released defensive end Rakim Cox. Crocker played the past six years for Vikings coach Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati and also was with Zimmer in Atlanta in 2007. Crocker...
Via Fox Sports North
August 04, 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

Vikings Sign S Chris Crocker & Waive DE Rakim Cox

  The Vikings announced Monday that they have signed S Chris Crocker and placed DE Rakim Cox on waivers. Crocker, 34, spent a number of years with new Vikings HC Mike Zimmer while in Cincinnati, so it’s not surprising to see them bring him in given that they could use some depth at safety. The offseason wasn’t all that kind to Crocker as he hadn’t found any reported...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Payton parodies Chris Crocker in “Leave Kobe Alone” rant

In case you didn’t know already, former Seattle Supersonics star Gary Payton is a lead analyst on Fox Sports Live and yesterday, he decided to put together his most notable moment on the show. In a segment called “Glove Actually”, he decided to pull a Chris Crocker and asked people to leave Kobe Bryant alone for re-signing with the Lakers for approximately 48 million dollars...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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