JOHN SULLIVAN NEWS

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Back ailment lingering for Vikings center Sullivan

EDEN PRAIRIE -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him." Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum returned...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings center Sullivan still out with back injury

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is ''just being cautious with him.'' Sullivan missed practice again Tuesday. He has been off the field for the last seven days, including the exhibition game Saturday. Joe Berger started instead against Tampa Bay. Safety Antone Exum...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Released Longsnapper Thanks Vikings, Fans For 11 Years But it did Monday when the Vikings released Cullen Loeffler, who after 11 ... as he said goodbye, he, too, expressed appreciation for all his years in Minnesota ... Kicker Blair Walsh struggling in preseason With only two games remaining in the preseason before the Minnesota Vikings opener at San Francisco on Sept. 14,...
Via 60 Max Power O
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Vs. Oakland Raiders Takeaways

The Return of the man… the myth… the legend Christian Ponder… and co. but it all seriousness lets get to it. Teddy looks like a Top 10 QB Teddy Bridgewater is more than picking up where he left off. He looks way more command of this team and is the leader in so many ways. Without John Sullivan, Bridgewater had to rely on his own instincts for checks and protections. He is sharp...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' injury list mounts as John Sullivan suffers spasm

The Minnesota Vikings started the week on a sour note, as starting right tackle Phil Loadholt was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon. Things only got worse when news of defensive tackle Shemar Stephen's arthroscopic knee surgery and offensive tackle Carter Bykowski's shoulder surgery broke. The Vikings' injury list just keeps growing, as starting center John Sullivan...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from HOF for the Minnesota Vikings

Football season is BACK! Although we saw the 1st stringers for just a glimpse, it was great to see NFL teams back on the field. Even though the season is still very young, we saw many storylines last night which we will continue to pay attention through throughout this season. Norv Turner Unleashing Teddy From the Start? View image | gettyimages.com Throughout the 2014...
Via TopSportsReport
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer, absent to be with ailing father, expected to rejoin Vikings soon

MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon. Zimmer missed practice Tuesday to be with his father, Bill, who has been in declining health. Zimmer was expected to return to Minnesota on Wednesday, when the team has a day off from practice. Training camp at Minnesota State University resumes on the field Thursday. Vikings spokesman Bob...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Zimmer, absent to be with ailing father, expected to rejoin Vikings soon

MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon. Zimmer missed practice Tuesday to be with his father, Bill, who has been in declining health. Zimmer was expected to return to Minnesota on Wednesday, when the team has a day off from practice. Training camp at Minnesota State University resumes on the field Thursday. Vikings spokesman Bob...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach Mike Zimmer expected to rejoin Vikings soon

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon. Zimmer missed practice Tuesday to be with his father, Bill, who has been in declining health. Zimmer was expected to return to Minnesota on Wednesday, when the team has a day off from practice. Training camp at Minnesota State University resumes on the field Thursday. Vikings spokesman Bob...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings and Spielman Have Drafted Some Late-Round Gems

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The Vikings and Spielman Have Found Gems in the Late Rounds of the Draft

Since Rick Spielman became a member of the Minnesota Vikings franchise in 2006, he has played a part in the Vikings drafting the likes of running back Adrian Peterson, wide receiver Percy Harvin, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and safety Harrison Smith.All of these players have one thing in common, they were all selected in the first round of the NFL Draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings sign center John Sullivan to contract extension

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed center John Sullivan to a contract extension, giving him a raise and adding one year to his deal to cover the 2017 season. The team announced the contract Tuesday with the 29-year-old, who's fourth among centers in Vikings history with 93 starts. Sullivan has not missed a game since the 2011 season and has sat out only three...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Vikings give extension to their most consistent offensive lineman

The Minnesota Vikings rewarded the most consistent member of their offensive line, reportedly agreeing to a one-year contract extension with center John Sullivan… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment on each NFL team from 1-32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board The Vikings tacked on an extra-year on to the Notre Dame product’s...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Sign C John Sullivan To A One-Year Extension

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Vikings have signed C John Sullivan to a one-year contract extension through 2017. Sullivan, 29, still had another two years remaining on his six-year, $25.6 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed. He had base salaries of $4.65 million coming his way in each of the next two years. In 2014, Sullivan appeared in ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings 7 Round Mock Draft | APRILS FOOLS EDITION

Why not? It’s April Fools day and the draft is only a few weeks away. Take a look below as we give you this years April Fools Day 7 rounder for the Vikings … Round 1 – Cameron Erving C, Florida St. The Vikings start to prepare themselves for life after John Sullivan. What better way to prepare than getting the best center in the draft at pick 11. Erving could sit for a few...
Via DraftSeason
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Card Lines 2015

Hey! It’s the AA National holiday! Right? That’s how this works? Alcoholic Anonymous group attendees get their one free day pass for the year to relapse and drink themselves blind, or at least until they hate themselves again? Great holiday. At least in Minnesota it just means Vikings fans can re-live every Sunday afternoon loss like it happened all over again. Which is awesome...
Via Vikings Digital Diaries
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings Looking to Bolster an Ineffective Offensive Line

Entering the 2014 football season, most Minnesota Vikings fans were worried about who was going to be the team's quarterback.Little to no thought went into our offensive line.Anchored by All-Pro center John Sullivan, the Vikings looked to have another great season. Right guard Brandon Fusco had just signed a new deal for his spectacular play, and right tackle Phil Loadholt had just...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-tooled offensive line finding its way for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A month's worth of protection issues were exemplified in a Week 6 loss to the Detroit Lions and had the Minnesota Vikings' offensive line stewing. Minnesota had heard plenty about giving up eight sacks to Detroit and its powerful, talented defensive line. Eight sacks in one game, with rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater having no chance in his second career...
Via Fox Sports North
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Sullivan felt he had to be honest about concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Symptoms had subsided quickly for Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan in last week's game at Buffalo and he argued to return to the field with his team facing an important scoring opportunity in an eventual loss. Handling another concussion was replaced by Sullivan's commitment to his team, a dilemma all too familiar to Sullivan and other NFL players. Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings C Sullivan probable for Bucs game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is listed as probable for the game at Tampa Bay on Sunday after suffering a concussion last week. Sullivan was a full participant in practice on Friday. He left the loss at Buffalo last week with a concussion, which he says is at least the fifth of his career. He says he took a knee to the helmet, but thought he felt good enough...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings center John Sullivan passes concussion tests

  Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday. Right guard Vladimir Ducasse suffered a knee injury on...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings C Sullivan returns from concussion

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan passed concussion testing and is expected to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sullivan, the veteran leader of Minnesota's struggling offensive line, left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the first quarter. He missed Wednesday's practice but returned on a limited basis Thursday. Right guard Vladimir Ducasse suffered...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Vikings' Sullivan going through concussion protocol, Ducasse returns

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Coach Mike Zimmer was back at work following a Tuesday procedure for kidney stones and several of the Minnesota Vikings were getting back to work on Wednesday, as well. Center John Sullivan is still in the testing phase to be cleared for a concussion, but Minnesota had right guard Vladimir Ducasse back at practice on Wednesday after Ducasse and Sullivan left...
Via Fox Sports North
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings-Buccaneers Preview

The Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become all too accustomed to last place in recent years. That doesn't appear likely to change this season. Minnesota looks to snap a three-game skid Sunday while Tampa Bay tries to avoid opening 0-4 at home. The Vikings (2-5) sit in last place in the NFC North while the Buccaneers (1-5) occupy the South's cellar. Minnesota is looking...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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