Robert Blanton

#36 DB / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 lb Age: 26 College: Notre Dame Bye 5,19,20,21

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Active Sunday

    Blanton (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Vikings are still missing Harrison Smith (hamstring) for Sunday's game, but with Andrew Sendejo (knee) returning to action, it looks like any avenue to the starting lineup will close for Blanton, who saw just six snaps a week earlier. Sendejo and Anthony Harris look to be in line to serve as the starting safety tandem.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Probable to face Bears

    Blanton (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Listed as questionable for last Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Blanton ended up playing in the contest, but his omission from the starting lineup strongly suggested that his knee was still a concern. He has clearly made progress since that time, and with Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring) ruled out for another week, Blanton and Andrew Sendejo will likely be the starting safeties. However, there is some chance that undrafted rookie Anthony Harris will be involved, following his eight-tackle showing in Week 14.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Not expected to start

    Blanton (knee) is not listed as a starter for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The Vikings will move starting cornerback Terence Newman to safety, alongside recently-signed Anthony Harris. Although Blanton is active for Thursday's game, this decision strongly indicates that his knee is a major concern. He thus makes for a poor IDP option, with both Newman and Harris offering more temporary promise. First-round rookie Trae Waynes will take Newman's spot at cornerback.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Active for Sunday's game

    Blanton (knee) is active for Thursday's game against the Cardinals. With Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring) and Andrew Sendejo (knee) both ruled out ahead of time, Blanton figures to play nearly all of the defensive snaps, assuming he's healthy enough to do so. According to ESPN's Ben Goessling, Anthony Harris will get the starting nod over Shuan Prater at the other safety spot. Given that Harris and Prater were just signed this week, Blanton is easily the best IDP option of the bunch.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Questionable for Thursday

    Blanton (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's outing at Arizona, Travis Langer of the Vikings' official site reports. The Vikings' safety ranks have been ravaged in recent weeks, culminating in three members -- Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring), Andrew Sendejo (knee), and Antone Exum (IR, shoulder/rib) -- taking a seat in Week 14, and in Exum's case, for the rest of the season. If Blanton joins them in street clothes, the team will have just a pair of healthy bodies (Shaun Prater and Anthony Harris) to cover safety Thursday.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Doesn't practice Monday

    Blanton (knee) didn't partake in practice Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. If the Vikings exercise caution with nominal free safety Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring) on Thursday in Arizona, Blanton would be the prime beneficiary, as evidenced by 18 tackles (15 solo) over the last two contests. However, Blanton emerged from Sunday's loss to the Seahawks with a knee injury, which could continue to hinder his practice reps on a short week of preparation.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Gets extensive playing time

    Blanton had nine total tackles in Sunday's loss to Seattle. He played 56 of the 67 defensive snaps, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Blanton got extensive playing time with both starting safeties hurt. Andrew Sendejo was already out with a knee injury and Harrison Smith left with a sore hamstring early in the game. Blanton could be in line to start Thursday against Arizona as a result.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton: Nine total tackles in win

    Blanton had nine total tackles and defended a pass while playing 57 snaps on defense in Sunday's win at Atlanta. Blanton got more playing time with Andrew Sendejo leaving in the first quarter with a knee injury. Blanton could be in line to start next week if both Sendejo and Harrison Smith remain sidelined. However, Sendejo is likely behind Antone Exum if one of the injured safeties can return.

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    Vikings' Robert Blanton likely starter at safety for Week 4 vs. Broncos

    Vikings safety Robert Blanton is likely to start at strong safety this week against Denver with Andrew Sendejo out with a knee injury, ESPN reports. Blanton had lost out on the starting job and had a limited role off the bench as he didn't even play a snap on defense in Week 2. He should get a full workload Sunday with Sendejo out.

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    Vikings' Andrew Sendejo, Robert Blanton battling for playing time

    Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was a surprise starter at strong safety a head of Robert Blanton in Monday's loss to San Francisco. However, Blanton replaced Sendejo in the second half, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Sendejo was the surprise starter after it appeared that Blanton had won the starting job. Coach Mike Zimmer called the starting strong safety job 'fluid' so it's not clear who will start in Week 2.

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