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Five Viking Vets on the Chopping Block

There are 90 guys on the roster at the beginning of summer, but by Labor Day that number will be cut down to the requisite 53. And while several of those 37 players cut will be rookies, still more will come from veteran ranks. And so for the next three months, 90 guys will be busy proving themselves in one way or another. Many know their spot is secure- locked in contractually...
Via The Daily Norseman
23 days ago

7-Rounder Shamar Stephen Standing Out in Year 3

After Shamar Stephen impressed coaches as a rookie in 2014, the defensive tackle missed a majority of last season with an injury. Now healthy, Stephen is once again garnering attention. Andrew Kra...
Via Vikings.com
August 24, 2016

George Edwards: Shamar Stephen is 'Money in the Bank'

MANKATO, Minn. – Vikings coaches noticed the way Shamar Stephen worked his way back from an injury, and now he’s making an impression with the job he’s doing on the field.   “I think he’s done a g...
Via Vikings.com
August 10, 2016

Vikings DT Shamar Stephen lands on season ending IR, team signs DT Kendrick Ellis

According to Chris Miller of the Star-Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings have placed second-year defensive tackle Shamar Stephen on season ending injured reserve. Stephen was wheeled off the field after injuring a toe on his left foot against Kansas City on Sunday. The team signed veteran defensive tackle Kendrick Ellis as a replacement for Stephen. Miller writes: 'The Jamaican-born...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings place DT Shamar Stephen on season ending IR, sign DT Kendrick Ellis

According to Chris Miller of the Star-Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings have placed second-year defensive tackle Shamar Stephen on season ending injured reserve. Stephen was wheeled off the field after injuring a toe on his left foot against Kansas City on Sunday. The team signed veteran defensive tackle Kendrick Ellis as a replacement for Stephen. Miller writes: 'The Jamaican-born...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings place DT Shamar Stephen on IR, sign DT Kenrick Ellis

The Minnesota Vikings placed defensive tackle Shamar Stephen on injured reserve Tuesday and signed free-agent defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis to replace him on the active roster. A seventh-round pick last year out of Connecticut, Stephen had 23 tackles as a rookie. He injured his knee in training camp, ultimately finishing the 2015 season with three tackles and a fumble recovery in...
Via Fox Sports North
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings DT Shamar Stephen has knee scoped

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings are missing a couple of key backups to injuries. Coach Mike Zimmer says Wednesday that defensive tackle Shamar Stephen had arthroscopic knee surgery and offensive tackle Carter Bykowski had shoulder surgery. Stephen was in the rotation as a rookie last year and started three games when Sharrif Floyd was hurt. Zimmer said he expects Stephen...
Via Associated Press
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Breakout Player Shamar Stephen

When head coach Mike Zimmer came to the Minnesota Vikings everyone knew the key to success for his defense would be the defensive line, particularly the defensive tackle position. The Vikings made sure Coach Zimmer got a mix of players that can play that role from him productively, plug in seventh round pick from 2014, Shamar Stephen. Late round picks are frequently fighting for...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Hall's Aug. 21 Vikings mailbag

Two preseason games have given us a chance to see new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and his players in action. Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman will have many difficult decisions over the next two weeks as Minnesota tries to go from its current 90-man roster to the regular-season, 53-man roster. The battle for jobs is on with the Vikings heading into the biggest preseason...
Via Fox Sports North
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn Standouts Stephen, Smallwood Taken In 2014 NFL Draft

Editor’s note: Since I was sick and in bed for the entire weekend plus Monday, I was unable to do much posting if it all. Had I not felt this way, this post would have done on Saturday when they were drafted. NEW YORK – Two former UConn Football standouts, Shamar Stephen and Yawin Smallwood, were taken in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday at Radio City Music...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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