Last week I looked at the players who could surprise some people during training camp. Besides unexpected players who stand out, there are always those players that fizzle out. Some may lose their starting job and others may get cut all together. Who might be this year’s training camp disappointments?
Jasper Brinkley, MLB
Jasper is back with the Vikings after a short and disappointing...
Little more than one year passed in the time Jasper Brinkley was gone from the Minnesota Vikings. He returned for the team's offseason workouts last week and the changes were abundant.
Brinkley would see familiar faces as he walked the halls at Winter Park, such as general manager Rick Spielman, who re-signed him after one year in Arizona. There are still plenty of familiar teammates...
Career Stats: 6 Years in league | 174 tackles | 4 Forced Fumbles
Brinkley is a familiar face and has played his entire career for the Vikings except for last year when he took his talents to Arizona. With the Cardinals experiment ending with is release the Vikings didn’t waste much time in bringing him back on a 1 year deal. The former South Carolina linebacker is still only 28...
Jasper Brinkley, who started three games at linebacker for the Cardinals in 2013 in addition to playing special teams, was given his release on Friday.
Brinkley, 28, who signed as a free agent last spring after four seasons in Minnesota, had 30 tackles and five special-teams tackles in his only season with the Cardinals.
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 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
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 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...
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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...