11:32 PM EDT, Tue September 16, 2014

Vikings release safety Jamarca Sanford off IR

Safety Jamarca Sanford was released off injured reserve Monday by the Vikings, ending his five-season career with the team.

Vikings release safety Jamarca Sanford off injured reserve

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The Vikings have released safety Jamarca Sanford off injured reserve, according to a transaction posted Monday on the NFL's media site. Since Sanford was placed on injured reserve Aug. 30, it has been expected an injury settlement would be worked out with him. Sanford suffered a quad injury Aug. 23 in a preseason game at Kansas City, but it's not a long-term injury. After being put on injured reserve, Sanford was ineligible to play for the Vikings this season. Now, he can play for any team that might sign him. As of 6:30 p.m. CDT Monday, [...] The...

Vikings placing safety Sanford on injured reserve

The Vikings will place safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, according to a league source. Sanford, a starter for the Vikings in 2012 and 2013, injured his quad in last Thursday’s preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs and could not play two nights ago against the Tennessee Titans. Sanford also missed most of the spring workouts because of a different injury, a pulled muscle. Those injuries, which denied him an opportunity to impress new head coach Mike Zimmer, along with his $2.5 million salary-cap figure put Sanford’s roster spot in jeopardy heading into cut-down day. The...

Former Vikings safety Kurt Coleman signs with Chiefs

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com Kurt Coleman wasn't out of work long. The safety, waived by the Vikings on Saturday, signed Tuesday with the Kansas City Chiefs. His agent, Blake Baratz, announced the move on Twitter. Coleman, who is entering his fifth season and once was Philadelphia's regular starter, was one on three veteran safeties the Vikings made moves on Saturday. They also released Chris Crocker, an 11-year veteran, and put Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve. Sanford, who joined Minnesota in 2009, can't play this season for the team. Follow Chris Tomasson at...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 30, 2014

Minnesota Vikings: Fred Evans cut, Jamarca Sanford placed on IR

The Vikings on Saturday cut seven holdovers from last season, including longtime defensive end Fred Evans, and placed former starting safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve.

Fred Evans among 7 holdovers let go by Vikings; Jamarca Sanford to IR as roster cut to 53

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The Vikings on Saturday cut seven holdovers from last season, including longtime defensive end Fred Evans, and placed former starting safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve. The moves, which involved 21 players, got the Vikings down to the NFL roster limit of 53. However, there still is a chance they could sign players let go by other teams, so the opening-day roster has not been finalized. Other holdovers let go were running back Joe Banyard, who led the team in rushing during the preseason, defensive tackle Chase Baker, tight end Chase Ford,...
Daily Norseman Aug 30, 2014
A Brief Explanation of Short-Term Injured Reserve

A Brief Explanation of Short-Term Injured Reserve

As we reported earlier, the Minnesota Vikings have placed safety Jamarca Sanford on what is called "short-term injured reserve." I thought this was the same thing as being given the designation to return, but it is not. Thanks to our friends over at Bleeding Green Nation, this is a basic explanation of what "short-term IR" is, as they just went through it with wide receiver Arrelious Benn. Short Term IR is NOT THE SAME THING as IR-Designated to Return. Short Term IR means the player will be cut when healthy and can't re-sign. — Sam Lynch (@shlynch) August 29, 2014 @JoshCahan...
Daily Norseman Aug 30, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Place Jamarca Sanford On Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Vikings have made another roster move, and it clarifies the picture at safety a little bit. . .but maybe not in a way that folks might have expected. Per numerous sources, the Vikings have placed safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve. Sanford was the starter next to Harrison Smith when the 2013 season started, and was the starter all season when Andrew Sendejo replaced Smith after Smith's injury. He had been battling a quad injury all pre-season, and didn't really get a whole lot of time with the top units on defense. The report is that Sanford has been placed on...

Vikings to put safety Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve

By Chris Tomasson ctomasson@pioneerpress.com The Vikings on Saturday morning were set to place safety Jamarca Sanford, the starter the past three seasons at strong safety, on injured reserve. “I’m kind of frustrated right now, so I don’t want to talk,’’ Sanford said about the move. While Sanford wouldn't confirm which list he will be put on, Yahoo! Sports reported it will be the short-term injured list. That means Sanford, who has been bothered by a quad injury, would be released when he is healthy. There had been thinking Sanford might be cut as the 3 p.m. Saturday deadline...

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.

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