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Minnesota Vikings starting strong safety job is up for grabs

The Minnesota Vikings released veteran safety Taylor Mays this week, as the main competitors rev their engines for a wide-open battle at strong safety. The top candidates to start opposite free safety Harrison Smith, according to Master Tesfatsion of the Star-Tribune, are Robert Blanton, Antone Exum and Andrew Sendejo. Blanton got the first-team reps during Tuesday's minicamp practice...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings rule 4 injured starters out vs. Lions

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have declared four starters out for Sunday's game at Detroit. Strong safety Robert Blanton, left guard Charlie Johnson, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and linebacker Anthony Barr were each ruled out Friday to face the Lions. None of them practiced with the team at all this week. Blanton hurt his ankle and knee last week against the...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Lacy Will Not Stop Running Over Robert Blanton

Eddie Lacy would not stop running over Minnesota Vikings players, namely Robert Blanton.
Via Gamedayr
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy Destroys Vikings Safety Robert Blanton

Eddie Lacy has not been himself all season. One of the better young running backs in the league, Lacy has not produced anywhere near like fans and fantasy owners have become accustomed to. With all the talk about John Starks supposedly getting more carries in Thursday night's game against the Vikings fantasy owners had to wonder if he was a good start.Well--not only was he a good...
Via FatManWriting
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brinkley, Blanton tabbed as final two starters on Vikings defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer decided to head off the questions in his opening statement Wednesday, but his announcement of Jasper Brinkley as the team's middle linebacker and Robert Blanton at strong safety didn't come with ringing endorsements. Zimmer ended the speculation about the final two starting spots on his remade defense, only confirming expectations and Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Secondary concerns: Vikings' Blanton returns, but Zimmer growing impatient with Robinson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While one potential starter in the secondary for the Minnesota Vikings made a return to practice from a hamstring injury, another's absence seems to be wearing on coach Mike Zimmer. Safety Robert Blanton returned to practice for Minnesota on Monday as the team returned to its facilities in Eden Prairie after a nearly three-week stay at Minnesota State University...
Via Fox Sports North
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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