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Detroit Lions add another running back with Asiata signing

To say the Detroit Lions have struggled with the running back position in the last 20 years would be an understatement. With that said, the Lions made a surprising move this past Friday by reportedly signing free agent running back Matt Asiata. Asiata has played for five years with the Minnesota Vikings, backing up the great Adrian Peterson for most of his career. The details of...
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

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 backs...
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March 10, 2015  |  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 staying...
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November 14, 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. The...
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

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