When free agent linebacker Jasper Brinkley signed with the Arizona Cardinals last month, he did so with an eye towards a starting job on Bruce Arians’ squad.
The Red Birds did not re-sign linebacker Paris Lenon so Brinkley is working hard in the off season to earn that starting role.
“He has a good understanding of football,” linebackers coach Mike Caldwell told azcardinals.com.... Read more
The Vikings have a void at middle linebacker after Jasper Brinkley signed a multi-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals Thursday.
The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a three-year contract with inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley.
Brinkley played for the Minnesota Vikings the past four seasons, accumulating a career-high 117 tackles in 2012. He had two sacks and three forced fumbles in 15 starts.
Brinkley, a third-round pick out of South Carolina in 2009, could start alongside Arizona's standout Daryl Washington...
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March 14, 2013
Jasper Brinkley's return to the Minnesota Vikings seemed unlikely even as Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said he was interested in re-signing all of the team's unrestricted free agents.
Brinkley found his next home Thursday when he agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals, according to the team's website. Brinkley, 27, was a full-time...
The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Jasper Brinkley to a two-year contract on Thursday.
Brinkley set a career-high with 117 tackles as a member of the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, while adding two sacks and three forced fumbles and appearing in all 16 games, 15 of which were starts.
The four-year veteran was a fifth-round pick of the Vikings in 2009 and has recorded 155 tackles...
Jasper Brinkley completed his first year as a starter and is scheduled for free agency. What will the Vikings do with him and what did coordinator Alan Williams think of Brinkley’s season?
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jasper Brinkley has been set as the Minnesota Vikings' starting middle linebacker since the offseason, but he might have finally won the job in Friday's third preseason game.
Minnesota didn't add veteran insurance in case Brinkley was slow to develop after missing all of last season after hip surgery. The starting job has been Brinkley's to lose...
(Eds: Updates with quotes, details.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Vikings need a new man in the middle of their defense.
Jasper Brinkley has inherited the job, as long as he can stay healthy. Doing his homework, though, might be the most important part.
Brinkley missed all of 2012 after surgery on the hip he injured during the preseason, but the Vikings believed...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jasper Brinkley has heard his critics dating back to 2009 when he was a fifth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings.
"He's just a hitter," they would say. "He's a liability in pass coverage."
The analysis was right there on Brinkley's draft biography on the NFL.com website after he was selected: "The Vikings add a hard...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. When the Minnesota Vikings convened for the start of their offseason workouts recently at Winter Park, linebacker Jasper Brinkley was right there with the majority of his teammates, doing each drill.
A football player going through workouts might not be big news, but for Brinkley it's been a long-awaited return to the Vikings. There is no sign of a limp...