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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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7 days ago  |  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,...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings camp preview: linebackers

Earlier we took a look at the defensive line heading into camp and as promised, we now take a look at the other half of the defensive front: the linebackers. Most of the linebackers who will comprise the back end of this 4-3 defense fared better than their comrades on the defensive line did. Of course, in some respects, that’s like saying they died slightly more slowly. There...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Greenway accepting challenge of learning new spots in Zimmer's defense

The names have changed, the players come and gone. Chad Greenway has been the one constant on the second level of the Minnesota Vikings defense. The scenario won't change this season. Erin Henderson is gone now. Jasper Brinkley is back for a second round. First-round pick Anthony Barr will try to work himself into a starting role. Greenway is still the leader among Minnesota...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Greenway accepting challenge of learning new spots in Zimmer's defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The names have changed, the players come and gone. Chad Greenway has been the one constant on the second level of the Minnesota Vikings defense. The scenario won't change this season. Erin Henderson is gone now. Jasper Brinkley is back for a second round. First-round pick Anthony Barr will try to work himself into a starting role. Greenway is still the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Greenway accepting challenge of learning new spots in Zimmer's defense

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The names have changed, the players come and gone. Chad Greenway has been the one constant on the second level of the Minnesota Vikings defense. The scenario won't change this season. Erin Henderson is gone now. Jasper Brinkley is back for a second round. First-round pick Anthony Barr will try to work himself into a starting role. Greenway is still the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Zimmer Signs Self to Play Defense

It only took three days of rookie mini camps in new Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer’s first year to decide that the defense he was working with just wasn’t good enough. Too many young players, too many mistakes, too many break downs in pass and run coverage to prove to the new, defensive minded coach that this team was going to be able to stop anything from a heavy...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings draft preview: Linebackers

  FOX Sports North's Brian Hall provides complete coverage of the Vikings and the 2014 NFL Draft in his 14-part preview. Today is the ninth day of his Vikings draft previews. You can find the entire series here. TODAY'S POSITION: LINEBACKERS Importance (1-to-10 scale): 8 On the roster The only certainty for Minnesota is veteran Chad Greenway, who has led the team in tackles...
Via Fox Sports North
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings draft preview: Grading the 2009 draft

  Today is the first day of two weeks of Minnesota Vikings' coverage leading up to the May 8 beginning of the NFL draft. April 22: A look back at the 2009 draft April 23: Quarterbacks position preview April 24: Running backs/fullbacks position preview April 25: Offensive tackles position preview April 28: Guards/centers position preview April 29: Tight ends position preview...
Via Fox Sports North
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Brinkley returns to Vikings where it 'feels like home for me again'

Little more than one year passed in the time Jasper Brinkley was gone from the Minnesota Vikings. He returned for the team's offseason workouts last week and the changes were abundant. Brinkley would see familiar faces as he walked the halls at Winter Park, such as general manager Rick Spielman, who re-signed him after one year in Arizona. There are still plenty of familiar teammates...
Via Fox Sports North
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Vikings Draft: Building Draft Board Priority

As the 2014 NFL Draft continues to draw near (finally!), we continue to break down the Vikings current team needs and idea on how to best turn this flaming turd train around. We’ve already taken some time to break down draft priority based on team position looking at offensive needs and defensive needs, and we’ll use that today to recap and set our draft board priority. Of course...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings and NFL free agency: Day 2

The Minnesota Vikings remained quiet on day two for free agency, choosing to let Eric Decker and Darrel Revis go without much effort at bringing them to the purple. Other then grabbing Linval Joseph and bringing Jasper Brinkley back on day one, the Vikings have focused on their in house free agents. While the Joseph pick was a very good pick, the Vikings have so many holes on the...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Vikings Signing of Japser Brinkley

Career Stats: 6 Years in league | 174 tackles | 4 Forced Fumbles Brinkley is a familiar face and has played his entire career for the Vikings except for last year when he took his talents to Arizona. With the Cardinals experiment ending with is release the Vikings didn’t waste much time in bringing him back on a 1 year deal. The former South Carolina linebacker is still only 28...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Offseason Plan Becoming Clear

As the news continues to filter in about free agents coming to terms on agreements with NFL teams, the Minnesota Vikings plan becoming clear. The Vikings have agreed to terms with with Matt Cassel and Everson Griffen agreeing to new pacts with the team. Now the priorities in free agency are giving us a better understanding of who general manager Rick Spielman and new head coach Mike...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings signing Jasper Brinkley

According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports,  the Vikings are signing linebacker Jasper Brinkley to a one-year deal. Vikings are busy today. Will sign LB Jasper Brinkley to a one-year deal, source tells @FOXSports1 — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2014 Brinkley played in Minnesota from 2009-2012 and then signed with the Cardinals last year in free agency. Now he’s back...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings agree to terms to bring back Jasper Brinkley

The Minnesota Vikings weren't interested in a lazy Sunday. Minnesota was busy during the NFL's three-day negotiating window before Tuesday's official opening of free agency and locked in a starting defensive end and possible starting middle linebacker. Less than an hour after agreeing to re-sign defensive end Everson Griffen, FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reported Minnesota...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jasper Brinkley reportedly returning to Minnesota

All 32 teams can talk to agents for impending free agents around the league, but they can only sign contracts with players who were already on their rosters or those released around the league. The Vikings have reportedly done both on Sunday. On the heels of word that defensive end Everson Griffen has landed a fat new contract to stay in Minnesota and forgo free agency comes a report...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings Sign Former Cardinals’ LB Jasper Brinkley

  Mike Garafolo reports that the Vikings have signed former Cardinals’ LB Jasper Brinkley to a one-year contract. Brinkley reportedly visited with the Vikings before meeting with the Bills last week. Minnesota has already locked up DE Everson Griffen, so they appear to be moving fast in regards to available free agent targets. Brinkley, 28, totaled 27 tackles over the course...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent ILB Jasper Brinkley Visiting With Bills Thursday

The Buffalo Bills announced that they are hosting free agent ILB Jasper Brinkley on Thursday. This news comes just a day after they met with former Ravens ILB Jameel McClain who is now meeting with the Giants. Brinkley, 28, totaled 27 tackles over the course of 15 games for the Cardinals last season.  
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fire strength coach John Lott, release linebacker Jasper Brinkley

The Cardinals made two personnel moves on Friday, firing one assistant coach and releasing a player. John Lott, the team’s strength and conditioning coach the past seven seasons, was fired Friday morning. The team also released reserve inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who had one year left on a contract he signed last year. By releasing Brinkley, the Cardinals create an additional...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fire combine star and strength coach John Lott

The Arizona Cardinals made two personnel moves Friday, firing one assistant coach and releasing a player. John Lott, the team's strength and conditioning coach the past seven seasons, was fired. The team also released reserve inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley, who had one year left on a contract he signed last year. Lott's firing wasn't a surprise within the Cardinals...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals part ways with Jasper Brinkley

Reports on Friday indicated the Cardinals have some interest in linebacker D’Qwell Jackson now that he’s been released by the Browns and they opened up a spot in their linebacking corps later in the day. The team has released linebacker Jasper Brinkley after his first season with the team. Brinkley played 15 games and started three times for Arizona in 2013, recording 27 tackles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals release linebacker Jasper Brinkley

Jasper Brinkley, who started three games at linebacker for the Cardinals in 2013 in addition to playing special teams, was given his release on Friday. Brinkley, 28, who signed as a free agent last spring after four seasons in Minnesota, had 30 tackles and five special-teams tackles in his only season with the Cardinals.
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Release LB Jasper Brinkley

The Arizona Cardinals announced the release LB Jasper Brinkley on Friday. Brian McIntyre notes that the Cardinals will save $2 million in cash and cap space with this move. The Cardinals are reportedly interested in signing free agent ILB D’Qwell Jackson and have to make a decision regarding Karlos Dansby in the coming weeks, so this is a position to watch in the coming weeks...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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