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Robert Blanton

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:55:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson (ankle), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), DT Linval Joseph (illness) and LB Anthony Barr (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and DE Brian Robison (ankle) were limited, while CB Xavier Rhodes (wrist) and S Andrew Sendejo (thumb) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:10:51 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Anthony Barr, SS Robert Blanton, OT Carter Bykowski, DT Sharrif Floyd, OG Charlie Johnson, FB Zach Line, OG David Yankey inactive for Week 15.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Week 15

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 14:08:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) all did not practice Friday, Dec. 12, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 15 game. FB Jerome Felton (neck), DE Everson Griffen (back), CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (shoulder) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:58:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), DT Shariff Floyd and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 11. RB Jerome Felton (neck) and DE Everson Griffen (back) were limited. CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and S Harrison Smith (shoulder) participated fully.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:12:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr (knee), S Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), FB Jerome Felton (neck), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and OG Charlie Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. DE Everson Griffen (back) and S Harrison Smith (shoulder) were limited, while CB Jabari Price (hamstring) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Robert Blanton in walking boot

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:02:23 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (leg) was wearing a walking boot in the locker room Monday, Dec. 8, but head coach Mike Zimmer said an MRI done on Blanton's leg did not show anything serious.

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Vikings | Two starters named

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:54:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker, and CB Robert Blanton will start at safety, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

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Vikings | Injury updates

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:13:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Tom Johnson (biceps) and Ss Mistral Raymond (concussion) and Jamarca Sanford (back) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 11, but CB Robert Blanton (hamstring) and LB Dom DeCicco (undisclosed) were not practicing. Head coach Mike Zimmer said he expects all the team's safeties to play in the second preseason game except for Blanton. TE Chase Ford (foot) appears to be "probably 10 days" away from coming off the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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Vikings | Three DBs sit with injuries

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:55:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (hamstring), SS Jamarca Sanford (back) and SS Andrew Sendejo (ankle, back) were each inactive in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Oakland Raiders.

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Vikings | Robert Blanton not practicing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:19:10 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

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Vikings | Looking for improvement at safety

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 18:17:55 -0700

Minnesota Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford and FS Mistral Raymond combined for zero interceptions from the second safety spot last season. CB Robert Blanton is a second-year player who plans to push the duo for a starting role, adding that he can be a ball hawk. "It's definitely a strength of mine to have good eyes, see things well out there," Blanton said. "I'm not far off at all (from starting)."

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Vikings | Robert Blanton could compete for starting job

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:55:25 -0800

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton could be a darkhorse candidate to earn a starting job next season because of his skillset and intelligence.

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Vikings | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:12:57 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Audie Cole, CB Brandon Burton, DL D'Aundre Reed, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, CB Robert Blanton, WR Stephen Burton, OT Troy Kropog inactive for Week 17.

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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 practice in full

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:24:38 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder), S Robert Blanton (neck), DT Letroy Guion (shin) and P Chris Kluwe (knee, groin) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 13.

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Vikings | Four practice in full

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:34:28 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder), S Robert Blanton (neck), DT Letroy Guion (shin) and P Chris Kluwe (knee, groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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Vikings | Eight players listed as probable

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:36:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (knee), OT Matt Kalil (back), DE Jared Allen (groin), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), FS Harrison Smith (calf) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and are listed as probable for Week 8.

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Vikings | Four fully participate in practice

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:05:33 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (knee), Robert Blanton (hamstring), DT Fred Evans (knee) and LB Marvin Mitchell (calf) all fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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Vikings | Five fully practice

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:05:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (knee), RB Matt Asiata (knee), DT Fred Evans (knee), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf) and S Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Monday, Oct. 22. However, the team didn't practice Monday, so the injury designation was an estimation.

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Vikings | Five probable

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:45:01 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (groin), S Robert Blanton (hamstring), QB Christian Ponder (knee), WR Jerome Simpson (back) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) are probable for Week 7. Winfield was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 19, while the others practiced in full.

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Vikings | Five limited

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:55:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata (knee), S Robert Blanton (hamstring), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), S Mistral Raymond (ankle) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

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Vikings | Five players limited

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:42:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (groin), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), S Robert Blanton (hamstring) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) were limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Vikings | Week 3 Inactives

Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:49:41 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Brandon Burton, DL D'Aundre Reed, LB Erin Henderson, WR Jarius Wright, OG Mark Asper, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, CB Robert Blanton inactive for Week 3.

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Vikings | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:33:52 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Audie Cole, CB Brandon Burton, WR Jarius Wright, OG Mark Asper, LB Marvin Mitchell, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, CB Robert Blanton inactive for Week 2.

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Vikings | Five players probable for Week 1

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:08:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee), OG Geoffrey Schwartz (abdomen), DT Letroy Guion (knee), CB Marcus Sherels (ankle) and SS Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 7, and are listed as probable for Week 1.

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Vikings | Four practice in full

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:55:38 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (hamstring), TE John Carlson (knee), DT Letroy Guion (knee) and OT Geoffrey Schwartz (abdomen) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Vikings | Four take part in practice

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:19:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (knee), OG Geoffrey Schwartz (abdomen), DT Letroy Guion (knee) and SS Robert Blanton (hamstring) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

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Vikings | Six won't play in preseason opener

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:31:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Aug. 8, that CB Robert Blanton (hamstring), WR Kamar Jorden (hand), OT DeMarcus Love (pectoral), CB Josh Robinson (hamstring), OG Geoffrey Schwartz (hernia) and WR Jordan Todman (ankle) each will not play in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. Each player has been participating in practice only on a limited basis.

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Vikings | Several likely to miss preseason opener

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:16:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings S Robert Blanton (hamstring), TE John Carlson (knee), OT DeMarcus Love (pectoral) and WR Kamar Jorden (hand) are each expected to be held out of the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10.

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Vikings | Robert Blanton resumes jogging

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:20:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DB Robert Blanton (hamstring) has resumed jogging, but his timetable for a return to practice remains unclear.

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Vikings | Two injured during practice

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:41:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OT DeMarcus Love (shoulder) and CB Robert Blanton (hamstring) suffered injuries during practice Monday, July 30, and could miss some time.

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Vikings | Sign six draft picks

Tue, 22 May 2012 14:16:39 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Jarius Wright (fourth-round pick), WR Greg Childs (fourth round), DB Robert Blanton (fifth round), PK Blair Walsh (sixth round), LB Audie Cole (seventh round) and DT Trevor Guyton (seventh round) to undisclosed deals Tuesday, May 22.

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Vikings | Two rookies could start at safety Week 1

Sat, 05 May 2012 09:47:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith and S Robert Blanton could be the starting safeties once the regular season begins. Smith is considered a favorite for a starting job while Blanton likely will have to beat out SS Jamarca Sanford and FS Mistral Raymond for the job.

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Vikings | Robert Blanton could be used at CB, S

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:33:50 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton has the ability to play cornerback as well as safety. The team likely will try him at both spots to see where he fits best.

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NFL | Several prospects take part in Pro Day

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 16:35:01 -0700

Notre Dame CB Robert Blanton, OT Taylor Dever, LB Darius Fleming, RB Jonas Gray and S Harrison Smith all took part in Notre Dame's Pro Day workout Tuesday, April 3. Blanton measured 6-foot 1/2, 201 pounds and ran a 4.95- and 4.62-second 40-yard dash. Dever measured 6-foot-5 1/4, 304 pounds and recorded a 5.36- and 5.38-second 40-yard dash, had a 27 1/2-inch vertical, an 8-foot-9 broad jump, a 4.78-second short shuttle and put up 15 strength lifts. Fleming measured 6-foot-1 1/2, 247 pounds and ran a 4.58- and 4.57-second 40-yard dash. Gray measured 5-foot-9 1/2, 225 pounds. Smith measured 6-foot-1 7/8, 214 pounds.

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