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Report: Vikings safety Harrison Smith could miss rest of 2016 season

The injury-ridden Minnesota Vikings could be losing another important player to a season-ending ailment. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, safety Harrison Smith is dealing with a high ankle sprain that could cause the Pro Bowler to miss the rest of the 2016 season. He suffered the injury during Minnesota’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys last Thursday night...
Via The Sports Daily
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Retiring Early: NFL Players Choosing To Cut Their Careers Short

Phil Loadholt's retirement on July 25th sent shock waves through NFL twitter accounts. Loadholt was expected to compete for the Vikings' right tackle position in training camp this year -- after missing nearly a year and a half due to a torn pectoral and a torn Achilles -- and proclaimed himself to be healthy earlier in the offseason. According to The Pioneer Press's Chris Tomasson...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Vikings OT Phil Loadholt retires after seven seasons in NFL

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt is hanging up his cleats, pads and helmet for good after spending seven years in the NFL. Matt Vensel of the Minnesota Star Tribune first reported this news, with Ian Rapoport of NFL Media confirming it about an hour later. #Vikings OT Phil Loadholt has officially informed the team that he’s retired. He met with GM Rick Spielman...
Via Sportsnaut
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Loadholt returns, TJ Clemmings moves

Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt is poised for a comeback. After missing all of the previous season with a torn Achilles tendon, the seven-year veteran says he is “moving pretty well” and is “wanting to get back onto the field”, according to #Vikings T Phil Loadholt says he's 100 percent healthy after 1st practice today (torn Achilles last year...
Via EndZoneScore
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Loadholt takes pay cut to stay in Minnesota until 2017

Right tackle Phil Loadholt has restructured the remaining year on his contract to stay with the Minnesota Vikings until this time next year. KTSP’s Darren Wolfson first reported the news. Told Phil Loadholt is a done deal. Back to #Vikings. $2M base. Can earn up to $3.5M with incentives. — Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 7, 2016 Loadholt only restructured his current...
Via EndZoneScore
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Re-Signing of Phil Loadholt

Bringing back starting right tackle Phil Loadholt at a cap friendly number is a very smart move by the Vikings.  Sure Loadholt is a magnet for flags, but he’s a mauler in the run game and an above average starter on the right side.  This will give the Vikings some flexibility.  They can try TJ Clemmings out at guard and see how he pans out there.  It also frees them up from...
Via DraftSeason
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Loadholt 'hopeful' to be on field for Vikings' offseason program

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Phil Loadholt has made significant progress since tearing his left Achilles' tendon last August.At a Black History Month celebration event on Monday night, Loadholt said he recently began running and that he hopes to be on the field when the Vikings begin their offseason training program in the spring.Via Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune:Loadholt...
Via FOX Sports
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings bring J’Marcus Webb back to spell Phil Loadholt

Yesterday we reported that starting right tackle Phil Loadholt would miss the rest of the season for the Minnesota Vikings thanks to a torn pec. Today the Vikings made a move to fill the hole left by Loadholt. According to J’Marcus Webb, he’s back with the Vikings: I'm a Viking! Camera Gyrl, let's ride or die! Everyone else—-move out the way!!! Go Vikings!
Via cover32 - Vikings
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings lose offensive lineman for the rest of the season

Bummer. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Minnesota Vikings have lost right tackle Phil Loadholt for the rest of the season to a torn pec: #Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has torn his pec, source says, and will require surgery. His season is over. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 24, 2014 It’s a hard blow for the Vikings’ front five. For the season Loadholt is rated...
Via cover32 - Vikings
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Adrian and Norv team up, Loadholt’s status and the receiver battle

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Minnesota Vikings this week. Minnesota Vikings - With training camp coming, it makes sense to take a look at one of the most dynamic positions on the team: wide receiver (READ) - Phil Loadholt’s improvement forces us to reevaluate where he stands among his peers (READ) - Norv...
Via cover32 - Vikings
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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