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Vikings injury report: Evans, Price, Hodges return

Linebacker Gerald Hodges, cornerback Jabari Price and defensive tackle Fred Evans all returned to practice on Tuesday. While Hodges has a knee injury, it has not been disclosed what sidelined Price and Evans. While three Vikings returned, eight were held out. Wide receiver Rodney Smith, offensive tackle Phil Loadholt (ankle), safety Jamarca Sanford (quad) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (calf) were at practice but did not participate. Smith’s injury is also unknown, but he landed awkwardly on his recovering an onside kick late against the Chiefs on Saturday. Safety Chris Crocker, linebackers...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 24, 2014

Vikings' Jamarca Sanford's bid to start hampered by injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jamarca Sanford was hoping to make more progress in his bid to again be a Vikings starter. But the oft-injured strong safety didn't make it out of the first half Saturday night.

Jamarca Sanford can't make progress in strong safety competition due to quad injury

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Jamarca Sanford was hoping to make some more progress in his bid to again be a Vikings starter. But the oft-injured strong safety didn’t make it out of the first half. Sanford suffered a quad injury. He didn’t play in the second half. “It’s hard to evaluate when you’re sitting on the sideline,’’ said Vikings coach Mike Zimmer. Sanford was Minnesota’s primary starter at strong safety the last three years under Leslie Frazier, who was fired after last season. But he missed spring drills due to a groin strain and the...

Loadholt to get MRI, other Vikings injury updates

Right tackle Phil Loadholt will get an MRI on his injured lower leg Sunday, but it looks like will be OK. “They don’t believe it’s anything real serious,” Zimmer said after speaking with the medical staff. Loadholt went to the locker room during the first quarter to get his leg X-rayed. He returned after sitting out one series. Rookie free agent Austin Wentworth replaced him and was beaten for a sack, which led to a fumble by Matt Cassel that bounced out the back of the end zone for a safety. Safety Jamarca Sanford, who is fighting for a roster spot, also left in the first quarter...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 17, 2014

Vikings' Jamarca Sanford helps himself in bid for starting job

ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has been waiting to see something out of Jamarca Sanford. He finally did Saturday.

Jamarca Sanford ready for live action vs. Cardinals

Safety Jamarca Sanford has started 41 games over the last three seasons for the Vikings, but he’s in a four-way competition for his starting strong safety spot having to prove his ability. It’s just another training camp for the seventh round pick in 2009. “A lot of people told me I wouldn’t last a year in this league,” Sanford said. “Now I’m going into Year 6. It’s nothing different, just another hump in the road I’ve got to get over.” Sanford will get his first live action on Saturday against the Cardinals after missing the preseason opener against the Raiders with back...
Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford misses preseason opener

Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford misses preseason opener

Safety Jamarca Sanford is in a battle to make the Vikings. He wasn't able to help himself Friday night.

Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford fighting for playing time again

MANKATO, Minn. -- The Vikings' most intriguing training camp battles are in the defensive backfield and how the team decided to construct their first depth chart of 2014.

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