• Zimmer names Blanton, Brinkley starters ... for now

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Sep 4, 2014
    Beating persistent reporters to the punch this time, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally named Jasper Brinkley and Robert Blanton as starters at middle linebacker and strong safety, respectively. Brinkley, Zimmer said, got the starting job this week in part because of his run-stopping ability. The Rams lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford to a torn ACL and probably will be leaning more on its running game when they face the Vikings at home on Sunday. Though his explanation of the moves didn't suggest the ...
    • Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Cassel, Hill, Blanton, Brinkley and more

      Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — QB Matt Cassel won’t be looking over his shoulder this year. — Former Vikings QB Shaun Hill will start for the Rams on Sunday. — …

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