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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...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: is it time to consider Phil Loadholt elite?

When Phil Loadholt signed his extension with the Vikings in 2013, it was at the time the highest average salary ever negotiated by a right tackle. Only Doug Free, who had negotiated his contract as a left tackle before being moved to the right by the selection of Tyron Smith in the 2011 draft, carried a higher average salary on the right side of the offensive line—and he had since...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings re-sign OT Phil Loadholt

Phil Loadholt is a top flight right tackle, ranking 8th among right tackles on ProFootballFocus last season. He’s graded out well above average in two straight seasons, but right tackles should not be able like left tackles because they don’t protect the blind side. Credit the Vikings for not overpaying Loadholt, with this 4 year, 25 million dollar deal with 7 million guaranteed...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings sign Phil Loadholt to a four-year extension

Earlier today, the Minnesota Vikings signed offensive tackle Phil Loadholt to a four-year, $25 million contract, with $7 million guaranteed. Phil Loadholt four-year Vikings extension is worth $25 million, including $7 million signing bonus, per source. Under contract through 2016 — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 13, 2013 Even though the Vikings have lost some key pieces...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings agree to terms with Loadholt

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are focused on keeping together the offensive line that helped MVP running back Adrian Peterson run for more than 2,000 yards. The team did just that less than an hour before free agency opened Tuesday by agreeing to terms with right tackle Phil Loadholt, according to multiple reports. Loadholt, 27, was an unrestricted free agent and minutes...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bears “Hot On” Free Agent OT Phil Loadholt

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that an NFL source has informed him that the Bears are “hot on” OT Phil Loadholt. Tom Pelissero adds that the Bears are actually offering more than the Vikings who don’t want to pay more than $5 million per year. The Vikings have said that they would like to re-sign Loadholt and reports from last night indicated that they were still...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

No franchise tag for Loadholt, Vikings

Hot News for OT Phil Loadholt
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dammit, Is Phil Loadholt Actually Good?

For years now, I've known Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt in two ways ... First, I'm pretty sure he eats people, and two, he's always getting flags pulled on him for false starts and holdings. This is why they probably don't let fans make personnel decisions, though. Aside from being large enough to hide children in his sweatshirt pockets, Phil Loadholt has...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Loadholt hoping to return to Vikings

Phil Loadholt has experienced the highs (2009) and lows (2011) of the Vikings in his four years, but the pending free agent sees a team and offensive line on the upswing that he wants to be part of for years to come.
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Loadholt might be offense’s top free agent

The Vikings have six unrestricted free agents on offense, but none bigger (literally) than Phil Loadholt. GM Rick Spielman, Loadholt and his teammates talked about the pending free agent’s status and value.
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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