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2014 Vikings Review: Running Back Doldrums

Slowly but surely we are going to get through the positions and players of the 2014 Vikings and summarize just how good (or awful!) they were in 2014. With a final 7-9 record, you can bet that the aggregate results will be “mediocre.” However, you can bet your ass there were some areas that stuck out. Let’s remember those fondly, instead.  RUNNING BACKS Which Ones? Adrian...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings RB Asiata to miss game vs. Packers with concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata will miss Sunday's game against Green Bay because of a concussion. Asiata has not yet been cleared to practice. Running back Jerick McKinnon was listed as probable to play the Packers after participating in Friday's practice on a limited basis. Recently signed veteran Ben Tate could get some time at running back. Wide...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Asiata: Adrian Peterson 'can't wait to play'

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson seems confident that he will be reinstated following his grievance hearing on Monday. On Thursday, fellow Vikings running back Matt Asiata told Chris Tomasson of The Pioneer Press that he has been exchanging text messages with Peterson and that AP is anxious to return to the team. “He can’t...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Want To Use Matt Asiata More

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he would like to get running back Matt Asiata more touches and rookie Jerick McKinnon fewer touches this week according to WGR.Fantasy Spin:Why? Besides the game against the Falcons where Asiata scored three touchdowns, he has not done much to help the team. And even in that game, McKinnon outgained Asiata yardage wise. Asiata has averaged 3.5 yards...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy football: Evaluating the Minnesota Vikings backfield

With a Week 5 matchup against Green Bay’s 28th ranked fantasy defense to opposing running backs, McKinnon, the Georgia Souther product, may be in line for another big week. A popular waiver wire add over the past two weeks, Matt Asiata finally lived up to his billing as a legitimate fantasy football option, with a 3-TD breakout performance in Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson sent motivational text message to Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater made his first career NFL start on Sunday, and the Minnesota Vikings came away with a surprising 41-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons. According to Matt Asiata, Adrian Peterson still managed to help the team without being present. Asiata, who is filling in for Peterson and scored three touchdowns against Atlanta, told 1500ESPN […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Tender Offer To Exclusive Rights Free Agent RB Matt Asiata

Aaron Wilson reports that the Vikings have tendered an offer to exclusive rights free agent RB Matt Asiata. According to Wilson, Asiata will make the third-year minimum salary next season. Asiata, 26, signed with the Vikings as an undrafted out of Utah back in 2011. Last year, appeared in 11 games for Minnesota and ran for 166 yards on 44 carries (3.8 YPC) and three touchdowns...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Asiata caps emotional couple of weeks with career game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Three brown, leather footballs with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's signature printed on the side went home with Matt Asiata on Sunday. He planned to hand his daughter, Shawnee, one of them. Another would go to Ioana Faulole, his other daughter. Matt Asiata Jr., the Vikings running back's son, was scheduled to receive the other. The elder Asiata held on tight to...
Via Fox Sports North
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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