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Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s third-tier inside linebackers

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys were prepared for LB Rolando McClain's suspension

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys Chief Operating Officer Stephen Jones says the club was not caught off guard by linebacker Rolando McClain's four-game suspension due to violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy. The league suspended the 26-year-old linebacker out of Alabama on July 2. "As you all know, we went through the offseason, we were aware there may be something there," Jones...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Dallas Cowboys have tried harder to keep Justin Durant or Bruce Carter?

With the news breaking of Rolando McClain’s four game suspension many Cowboys fans and analysts immediately sprung upon the task of trying to figure out Dallas’ starting linebacker group for weeks 1-4 of the 2015 season. Most assume that Sean Lee and Anthony Hitchens will be included in there, although there is some debate about at what position. Even though Dallas plays a lot...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboy Scouting Report: Jasper Brinkley

Like a lot of you, I am part of the generation who grew up playing the “Madden” football video game. We all played the Franchise mode a million times and upgraded our teams so that we had a stud at every position. There was never any average players on my roster. If they had an average player on my roster, trade that future draft pick to get a star.  And if you were like me...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Reasons Why the Cowboys Will Be Elite in 2015 In Spite of Their Offseason

4: Jasper Brinkley helps the Defense View image | gettyimages.com Brinkley isn’t a great linebacker, but he isn’t bad.  The expectations on his pass rushing ability should be limited, however, he’s still a good pure tackler and runs topper.  Brinkley had a total of 53 tackles last season.  Brinkley could be a strong player who helps to not let opposing players...
Via TopSportsReport
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

What does the signing of free agent Jasper Brinkley mean to the Dallas Cowboys?

On March 12th, the Dallas Cowboys signed free agent linebacker Jasper Brinkley to a two-year, $6.5 million contract that has $2 million of that guaranteed.  He also received a $1.25 million signing bonus.  He is set to make $1 million this year and $2 million in 2016. Brinkley’s signing has been lost in the mix since the signings of Greg Hardy and the loss of DeMarco Murray to...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys add pair of linebackers in Brinkley, Gachkar

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys have signed linebackers Jasper Brinkley and Andrew Gachkar after losing a couple of starters in free agency. Brinkley spent five of his first six years with Minnesota after the Vikings drafted him in the fifth round in 2009. He played in 48 games, with 19 starts, over four seasons. The 29-year-old Brinkley's best season came in 2012, with 100 tackles...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: The Dallas Cowboys fill some needs with FA

Rather than the usual “Weekly Rewind”, we are doing a rewind of the free agent signings that the Cowboys have done since day one of the frenzy, March 10th. Prior to the first day of free agency, Dallas agreed to terms with Keith Rivers to a one year, $660,000 deal.  Rivers previously played with the Buffalo Bills.  He started out his NFL career as a first round draft pick of...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dallas Cowboys claim CB off of waivers

The Dallas Cowboys continue to fill their roster needs.  This time, they hit the waiver wire and claim Corey White, formely of the New Orleans Saints. White was drafted by the Saints in 2012 with the 162 overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.  In his time in New Orleans, he had 126 tackles, 1 sack, and 4 interceptions.  He played mostly at the cornerback position,...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Cowboys, LB Jasper Brinkley agree on deal

  Jasper Brinkley, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, is joining the Cowboys to help fill the voids left by departed free agents Justin Durant (Atlanta Falcons) and Bruce Carter (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). Brinkley is a seven-year veteran who plays mainly inside linebacker.  He made 74 tackles last season.  He has played much of his career in Minnesota, albeit he played one year with...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Reach Agreement With LB Jasper Brinkley On A Two-Year Deal

Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports that the Cowboys have reached an agreement with linebacker Jasper Brinkley on a two-year deal. Dallas needed to find some help at linebacker after they lost Justin Durant to the Falcons) and Bruce Carter to the Buccaneers in recent days. Brinkley, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Vikings. He spent the first ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Fate of the Vikings Current Free Agents

The Vikings don’t exactly have a loaded class of free agents for 2015, in fact, it’s a mildly gross group of guys. BUT, that doesn’t mean some of them won’t be coming back. Below is a quick breakdown of each free agent and our prediction if they will return in purple in 2015 or if their services will be taken elsewhere. Christian Ponder, Quarterback Years with the Vikings...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL News: Minnesota Vikings Off-Season Preview

We here at Point Blank had such a good time working on our Super Bowl predictions with up-and-coming UTNSports.com writer Dan Morris that we thought we’d do it again. But bigger. So we’re teaming up once more to bring you the offseason needs of all 32 NFL franchises (according to us) to better prepare you for what to expect when it comes to your team. We’ll tell you how much...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Vikings Free Agents Will be Back in 2015?

    The Minnesota Vikings have 13 players from the 2014 roster that could hit the open market in free agency (8 unresticted, 5 restricted) in 2015. The list of players includes two players who were starters in the season opener, reserves that were forced into starting roles during the season due to injuries and suspension, and players who were not able to find playing time during...
Via TopSportsReport
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

In-depth look at linebacker options for the Miami Dolphins in free agency

The Miami Dolphins will head into free agency in less than two months and they will have a lot of work to do. While it’s not ideal to build a team through free agency, the Dolphins have no choice but to fill a lot of their holes through this method. This is because there simply isn’t a lot of impact players at various positions in this year’s draft class. One position where...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings vow to fix struggling defense, close out strong vs. Bears

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- By nearly every measure, the Minnesota Vikings' defense has been transformed under coach Mike Zimmer this season, recovering from one of the league's worst units in 2013 to being a middle-of-the-pack performer this year. Appreciating the overall improvement is difficult in the week-to-week grind of the NFL season, especially after Minnesota allowed season-highs...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vikings return two blocked punts for touchdowns

Savor this, Minnesota. It doesn't happen often. The Vikings did something special Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, blocking a pair of punts and returning them for touchdowns. Let's look at both plays. 1. Adam Thielen blocked this Brad Nortman kick in first quarter, then took it in himself. 2. A quarter later, the Vikings struck again as Nortman was blocked by Jasper Brinkley...
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November 30, 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...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bengals, Cardinals, Eagles, Lions, Redskins, & Vikings

  Bengals TE Tyler Eifert expects to play in Sunday’s game, despite missing the last three preseason games with a shoulder injury. (Coley Harvey) Cardinals The Cardinals signed former Buccaneers CB Anthony Gaitor to their practice squad Wednesday. (Practice Squad Tracker) Eagles DC Billy Davis mentioned that first-round OLB Marcus Smith will have a “limited role” this...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Things to Watch in Minnesota Vikings' Preseason Opener

Five Things To Watch For In Minnesota Vikings Preseason Opener By Chris Schad Preseason games usually don’t mean that much to the casual football fan. With the Minnesota Vikings giving their franchise a makeover during the offseason, Friday’s preseason opener has a little more importance than usual. Their first game comes up Friday when the Vikings host the Oakland Raiders...
Via Pro Football Spot
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Saturday Night Scrimmage

Why didn’t I read through last year’s “Family Fun Day” post before agreeing to cover this years? Haha… Actually the night scrimmage is a great chance to see some actual competition between the offense and defense. The crowd was just packed! People wandered looking for seats. Even 30 minutes early I had no chance of finding a decent spot. I lucked out, settling in on the...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 6 Middle Linebacker

#6 | Middle Linebacker Number 6 on the list goes to an entire position once again and that is Middle Linebacker. The Vikings have had a rotating door at the middle linebacker position since EJ Henderson broke his leg back in 2010. They’ve had players like Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson who have been serviceable.  They’ve also tried young guys like Audie Cole.  While...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Head to head: inside linebackers

As we hurtle towards training camp (Minnesota starts it’s festivities on July 24th, a little over a week from now), it’s worth looking more closely at some of the training camp battles. We’ve gone a little broad at the linebacker position before, but this week we’re going to punch in on some specifics—mainly the inside linebackers. These days a middle linebacker has to...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Linebackers

  This is the seventh in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: LINEBACKERS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 4 Projected starters: Chad Greenway (ninth year), Jasper Brinkley (sixth year), Anthony Barr (first year) Backups (asterisks indicate players expected to make the roster): *Audie Cole, Larry Dean, Dom DeCicco, *Gerald...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings training camp preview: potential disappointments

Last week I looked at the players who could surprise some people during training camp. Besides unexpected players who stand out, there are always those players that fizzle out. Some may lose their starting job and others may get cut all together. Who might be this year’s training camp disappointments?   Jasper Brinkley, MLB Jasper is back with the Vikings after a short and disappointing...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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