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Jasper Brinkley

Minnesota Vikings
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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley expected to start

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:47:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley is expected to start at middle linebacker. Brinkley is healthy after dealing with a nagging groin injury last season.

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Vikings | Audie Cole's role uncertain

Sat, 31 May 2014 19:34:22 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Audie Cole started in the middle down the stretch last season, but he is not assured of a starting job heading into this season with LBs Anthony Barr, Jasper Brinkley and Chad Greenway in the mix.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley sees time with starters

Sat, 31 May 2014 15:37:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley received a significant amount of snaps at middle linebacker with the first-team defense during organized team activities.

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Cardinals | Kevin Minter is moving up

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:49:53 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday, March 12, that LB Kevin Minter "should assume" an inside linebacker spot vacated since LB Karlos Dansby left via free agency and LB Jasper Brinkley was released.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley official

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:09:38 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings officially signed free-agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Cardinals) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, March 12.

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Vikings | Will add Jasper Brinkley

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:51:15 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings will sign free-agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Cardinals) to a one-year deal.

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Bills | Meet with Jasper Brinkley

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:50:39 -0800

The Buffalo Bills met with free agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Cardinals) Thursday, March 6.

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Vikings | Visited with Jasper Brinkley

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:50:06 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings visited with free agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Cardinals) earlier this week.

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Cardinals | Jasper Brinkley cut

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:29:26 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals released LB Jasper Brinkley Friday, Feb. 28.

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Cardinals | Jasper Brinkley could start

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:33:42 -0800

Arizona Cardinals LB Jasper Brinkley could start at inside linebacker next season if the team is not able to re-sign impending free-agent LB Karlos Dansby.

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Cardinals | Eight players probable for Week 6

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:16:29 -0700

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (shin), DE Ron Talley (wrist), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB John Abraham (shoulder), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), LB Kevin Minter (hamstring), LB Daryl Washington (knee) and FS Rashad Johnson (finger) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and are listed as probable for Week 6.

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Cardinals | Six players fully practice

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:22:52 -0700

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (shin), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB John Abraham (shoulder), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), LB Daryl Washington (knee) and FS Rashad Johnson (finger) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Cardinals | Two injured players expected to play

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:40:16 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he believes LB Jasper Brinkley (groin) and FS Rashad Johnson (finger) will be able to play Week 6.

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Cardinals | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:49:40 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared OT Bobby Massie, TE D.C. Jefferson, LB Jasper Brinkley, WR Kerry Taylor, FS Rashad Johnson, QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ryan Williams inactive for Week 5.

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Cardinals | Four players listed as questionable

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:04:07 -0700

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (shin), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin) and LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 4, and are listed as questionable for Week 5.

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Cardinals | Five players limited

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:35:04 -0700

Arizona Cardinals OG Daryn Colledge (leg), DE Ron Talley (wrist), DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin) and LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Cardinals | Three do not practice

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:18:27 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), OG Daryn Colledge (leg) and FS Rashad Johnson (finger) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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Cardinals | Injury updates

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:49:09 -0700

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), OG Daryn Colledge (leg) and LB Vic So'oto (concussion) suffered injuries in Week 4, but head coach Bruce Arians said none of them were major injuries. LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) DT Dan Williams (personal) are expected to return to practice this week.

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Cardinals | Jasper Brinkley hurt

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:48:03 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB Jasper Brinkley (groin) left the Week 4 game with a groin injury and will not return.

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Cardinals | Plenty of depth at LB

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:21:07 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB Lorenzo Alexander is expected to get his chance to start at right outside linebacker, as he tries to unseat LB O'Brien Schofield. LB Jasper Brinkley is viewed as the starting strong inside linebacker, but he'll be challenged by LB Kevin Minter. LB Karlos Dansby is penciled in as a starter for now, but LB Daryl Washington is suspended for the first four games, and it is uncertain where he'll fit in. LB Sam Acho is likely to start at left outside linebacker, but he likely needs to increase his production to remain as the starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: AZCardinals.com - Darren Urban

Cardinals | Jasper Brinkley signed

Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:48:10 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have signed free-agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Vikings) to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Giants | Jasper Brinkley visits

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:15:16 -0700

Free-agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Vikings) visited with the New York Giants Wednesday, March 13.

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Cardinals | Visit with Jasper Brinkley

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:17:23 -0700

Free-agent LB Jasper Brinkley (Vikings) visited with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, March 13.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley could return

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:53:45 -0800

Impending free-agent LB Jasper Brinkley might be brought back at the right price, but he is unlikely to be counted upon as a three-down solution. He played 857 of 1,192 gradable snaps (77.5 percent), and the highlight of his season might have been forcing fumbles by Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster and Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson. However, he struggled against zone-read attacks, and he played in the base defense only for the first two weeks. He reportedly looked lost in the open field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | Interested in bringing back three LBs

Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:37:50 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have indicated that they are interested in re-signing impending free-agent LB Erin Henderson, Jasper Brinkley and Marvin Mitchell this offseason. The team is also expected to look at other available linebackers during free agency.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Mark Craig

Vikings | Two LBs could return

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:17:58 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings may consider re-signing impending free-agent LBs Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson this offseason but could also look for upgrades at linebacker.

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Vikings | Eight players probable for Week 15

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:10:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson (ankle), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), DE Jared Allen (shoulder), DT Letroy Guion (shin), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), CB A.J. Jefferson (concussion), S Robert Blanton (neck) and P Chris Kluwe (groin, knee) are listed as probable for Week 15. Jefferson was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 14, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Four limited

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:18:38 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB A.J. Jefferson (concussion), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) and OT Phil Loadholt (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Vikings | Four limited

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:33:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (arm), OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) and OT Phil Loadholt (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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Vikings | Seven players listed as probable

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:03:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (knee, ribs), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), DE Jared Allen (back, shoulder), DT Letroy Guion (shin), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), CB Antoine Winfield (knee) and P Chris Kluwe (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and are listed as probable for Week 14.

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Vikings | Four limited

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:33:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), C John Sullivan (ribs, knee) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Vikings | Five players limited during practice

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:26:21 -0800

Minnesota Vikings C John Sullivan (ribs, knee), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), CB Antoine Winfield (knee) and P Chris Kluwe (knee) were limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Vikings | Eight players listed as probable

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:24:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (concussion, shoulder), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), DE Jared Allen (back, shoulder), DT Letroy Guion (foot), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), FS Harrison Smith (concussion) and P Chris Kluwe (knee) are listed as probable for Week 13. Loadholt and Winfield were limited during practice Friday, Nov. 30, while the others fully participated.

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Vikings | Four limited

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:08:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), S Harrison Smith (concussion) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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Vikings | Four limited

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:44:13 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), OT Phil Loadholt (knee), S Harrison Smith (concussion) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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Vikings | Two hurt in Week 12

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:47:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder) suffered a sprained acromioclavicular joint in the team's Week 12 game. OT Phil Loadholt (knee) had knee inflammation.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley fined $21,000

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:05:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley has been fined $21,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in Week 10.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Phil Mackey

Vikings | Jasper Brinkley added to injury report

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:52:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, but is listed as probable for Week 8. He missed practice because of a non-injury related reason.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley will still work in nickel defense

Sat, 06 Oct 2012 11:15:30 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley will continue to be the middle linebacker in the nickel package even though LB Erin Henderson (concussion) is expected to play in the game.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley to see more playing time

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:45:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley is likely to see time in the nickel defense in Week 3 because of the injury to LB Erin Henderson (concussion).

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley fined

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:38:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley has been fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness in Week 2.

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Vikings | Worried about Jasper Brinkley's durability

Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:07:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is worried about LB Jasper Brinkley's (groin, hip) durability since he has been dealing with groin and hip injuries.

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Vikings | Tyrone McKenzie gets valuable reps in practice

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:05:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Tyrone McKenzie, a practice squad holdover, saw plenty of reps with the first-team defense during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp with LB Jasper Brinkley (groin, hip) sidelined. McKenzie talked with head coach Leslie Frazier plenty during the workouts. "It wasn't always positive conversations, I can tell you that," Frazier said. "But Tyrone works hard. He works hard and he's been practicing, he's trying to do the right things and for him, like a lot of our players, when we put the pads on we'll find out who they are."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero and Judd Zulgad

Vikings | Jasper Brinkley nursing two different injuries

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:04:37 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said LB Jasper Brinkley (groin, hip) is being treated for a groin injury, and he has also missed offseason workouts due to issues with his surgically repaired hip. "We didn't want to create a situation where it became something to be nagging him during the time that we're away from football," Frazier said. Brinkley has until July 26 to rest his injuries before training camp starts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero and Judd Zulgad

Vikings | Jasper Brinkley not taking part in OTAs

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:57:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (groin) is not participating in organized team activities this week because of a minor groin injury. He is expected to be ready for minicamp next week.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley being cautious during practice

Sun, 03 Jun 2012 13:09:37 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (hip) has been participating in organized team activities this offseason, but head coach Leslie Frazier thinks Brinkley is holding back at times during practice. "He's getting there mentally, but there are still some things that he's holding back on," Frazier said. "He's got to get to the point where he's got to let it go a little bit. It's still early. We've only had two practices and we'll see how he progresses. But we'll need him to let it go at some point."

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley says he is healthy

Thu, 03 May 2012 10:31:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley said he is fully recovered from the hip injury that cost him the entire 2011 season. Brinkley could compete with LBs Marvin Mitchell and Audie Cole for the middle linebacker position but is expected to win the job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad

Vikings | Jasper Brinkley has chance to start in 2012

Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:14:17 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Sunday, March 25, that LB Jasper Brinkley (hip) is "100 percent healthy and ready to roll." Brinkley, who missed the entire 2011 season due to hip surgery, might get a crack at the MIKE linebacker job.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley might get crack at job in 2012

Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:25:24 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (hip) did not play a down in 2011 after having hip surgery Aug. 30. He was placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Sept. 3. He figures to get a chance to win a starting job at base middle linebacker if the team decides not to bring LB E.J. Henderson back.

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Vikings | Jasper Brinkley expected to start in 2012

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:42:46 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley is expected to be the team's starting middle linebacker next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Mark Craig