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Grading the Vikings Re-Signing Matt Asiata

The Vikings have re-signed running back Matt Asiata to a 1 year deal. After the AP debacle last year Asiata became the starting running back for the Vikings racking up 9 touchdowns ant 570 yards on the ground. If Peterson does return he will find himself most likely backing him up, but if he doesn’t look for him to fight for a spot in th starting lineup with McKinnon and any...
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March 10, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
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 wait to play,” Asiata said. “He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Matt Asiata Trifecta

Minnesota running back Matt Asiata rushed for three touchdowns in the Vikings’ 29-26 win against Washington. Asiata now has three career games with three rushing touchdowns, the most of any undrafted player in his first three seasons in the common draft era (since 1967).
Via Cold Hard Football Facts
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Matt Asiata Among Sits, Starts For Packers-Vikings Tilt

Aaron Rodgers’ words weren’t just directed at Green Bay Packers fans. They were directed at fantasy owners as well. After the Pack’s humiliating 19-7 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 3, Rodgers calmed the masses and told everyone to “relax.” He then went out and dismantled the Chicago Bears to the tune of 302 passing yards and four passing touchdowns. The lesson in all...
October 01, 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 that Peterson sent a motivational text...
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

Asiata fills in for Peterson with another big game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson made his mark on the Metrodome in his seven seasons for the Minnesota Vikings. A sprained right foot and lingering groin injury kept Peterson from creating one last memorable game in the old stadium. Instead, Matt Asiata did his best Peterson impression after getting the chance for one enduring memory before the Metrodome falls. Filling in for Peterson...
Via Fox Sports North
December 29, 2013  |  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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