Top 10 OG/C in the draft: Minnesota needs to grab one of these guys early.

In 2013 the Minnesota Vikings struggled. While quarterback is the flashy position, one of the biggest struggles was with the offensive line. With just three players currently on the roster that are listed as either center or guard, the Vikings will need to make some changes in order to get past their deficiencies. John Sullivan has become a very solid center, but if he were to go...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Which free agent OL should the Minnesota Vikings target?

One of the areas that the Minnesota Vikings will be looking to improve at during free agency is offensive line. While center John Sullivan has solidified his position on the team as well as tackle Matt Kahlil, there is room for improvement on that line, especially in pass protection. There are some big names in free agency and the Vikings will need to grab one of these guys if they...
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February 24, 2014  |  2 Comments

Suh fined 100k for the low hit on Vikings O-Lineman

Well, it could have been worse, but today the NFL sanctioned Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Suh was fined $100,000 for his hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in Sunday’s game, but won’t be suspended, the NFL announced Tuesday. The league said in a statement that NFL vice president of football operations Merton […]
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

John Sullivan not expecting to miss time after low hit

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --John Sullivan said there were no lingering effects, or animosity, after he suffered an bruised knee on a low hit by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in the Minnesota Vikings' 34-24 loss on Sunday. Sullivan said Suh approached him during the game on Sunday after the defensive tackle, known for his questionable hits, dove into the back of Sullivan...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions DT Suh is facing discipline from the NFL for a cheap shot on Vikings lineman

If you have DT Ndamukong Suh as an IDP player be careful. The NFL is going to be reviewing a hit on Vikings center John Sullivan. The league will review it, but if they deem it bad enough, Suh could be suspended for a game, or fined. @AdamSchefter: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is facing NFL […]
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

John Sullivan ready to practice, Vikings healthy on first day

MANKATO, Minn. A welcome sight as the Minnesota Vikings began training camp practices Friday was the lack of players relegated to the sidelines, in particular starting center John Sullivan, who missed the team's offseason workouts because he was recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee. Sullivan, who played through the injury at the end of last season and then...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Sullivan out 3-4 months after surgery

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. James Andrews, the renowned Alabama surgeon, did wonders for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. How about a try with center John Sullivan, Minnesota's leader along its strong offensive line? Sullivan, who played every snap last season, had microfracture knee surgery last week performed by Andrews, according to multiple reports. Sullivan is facing...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings’ John Sullivan undergoes microfracture surgery

Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN. The Minnesota Vikings' standout center underwent microfracture surgery on his left knee last week, according to two NFL sources. Sullivan underwent the procedure last Thursday. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery, which is expected...
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February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

John Sullivan - Better Than you Thought

You know what? I'll be the first to admit that Purple Jesus Diaries has probably ignored John Sullivan more than we should have during his career with the Vikings. It's not that we don't think he's a fine football player (I actually have no idea!), it's just that he's kind of invisible when placed around the rest of the characters on this team. I mean really...
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December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Vikings sew up C Sullivan with extension

MINNEAPOLIS -- In NFL circles, John Sullivan was expected to be highly sought after in the upcoming off-season. The Minnesota Vikings weren't about to let Sullivan look elsewhere. Minnesota sewed up Sullivan, a fourth-year center, to a contract extension Saturday. Terms of the extension weren't specified. "We are excited about the future of John Sullivan," said...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

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