Giants LB Beason expects to play, despite missing Thursday's practice

When NFL players don't practice on Thursday, it's usually a good sign that they won't be active on Sunday. New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason missed Thursday's practice, but he claims that he is still on track to play in the regular season opener agains the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Although Beason did not participate in any part of Thursday's practice, he told Ralph Vacchiano...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants sign former Cowboys linebacker Jasper Brinkley

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed linebacker Jasper Brinkley. The Giants announced the move on Wednesday as they started preparations for the season opener against the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday. Brinkley was released by the Cowboys on Monday. He has played in 79 regular-season games with 33 starts for Minnesota (2009-12 and 2014) and Arizona (2013). He...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Signing Veteran LB Jasper Brinkley

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Giants are signing veteran LB Jasper Brinkley on Tuesday. Brinkley, 30, is a former fifth-round pick of the Vikings. He spent the first five years of his career in Minnesota before he signed on with the Cardinals as a free back in March of 2013. The Cowboys elected to sign ... The post Giants Signing Veteran LB Jasper...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys claim OT Jordan Mills

The Cowboys were still hard at work on Labor Day, adding offensive tackle Jordan Mills off waivers from the Chicago Bears. To make room for him they released linebacker Jasper Brinkley. Mills, 24, is a third-year veteran who has started 29 games for Chicago since being taken in the fifth round of the 2013 draft. One report I saw said his liabilities are in pass protecting but that...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Release Veteran LB Jasper Brinkley

Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports that the Dallas Cowboys have released veteran LB Jasper Brinkley on Monday to make room for OT Jordan Mills, who was claimed off of waivers. Brinkley, 30, is a former fifth-round pick of the Vikings. He spent the first five years of his career in Minnesota before he signed on with the Cardinals ... The post Cowboys Release...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys add QB Showers to practice squad, claim tackle Mills

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys have added undrafted rookie quarterback Jameill Showers to their practice squad and claimed tackle Jordan Mills after he was waived by Chicago. Dallas made room for Mills on Monday by waiving linebacker Jasper Brinkley, one of the offseason additions after the free agent departures of Justin Durant and Bruce Carter. Mills could be the swing tackle...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys LB says Rams' cheap shot sparked practice brawl

Some clarity as to what sparked the Dallas Cowboys-St. Louis Rams practice brawl surfaced on Thursday. Cowboys linebacker Andrew Gachkar, who started the initial fight, said that he was cheapshotted on a cut block by Rams center Demetrius Rhaney. "That's what it was," Gachkar said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He knows better than to cut me in an NFL practice, you...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Cowboys facing a make-or-break season in 2015

The NFL is an unforgiving league and the nickname "not for long" league didn't just come out of nowhere. Due to the NFL's strict salary cap, player movement is fluid from season to season, and sometimes week to week. The Washington Redskins have built their roster for the 2015 season, but the future of their roster is in part tied to the contracts they have already signed. With several...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 24, 2015  |  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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July 21, 2015  |  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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July 08, 2015  |  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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July 02, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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
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