• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    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.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    RB Matt Asiata, WR Greg Jennings among Vikes ready to go

    Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota. The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph questionable for Vikings in Week 17

    Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway (knee) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Bears. Greenway was unable to practice all week while Rudolph only practiced Friday on a limited basis. Wide receiver Jarius Wright (back) is also listed as questionable. Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and Brandon Watts (hamstring) have been ruled out. Guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), Greg Jennings (hamstring), Antone Exum (knee), Mike Harris (foot), Chase Ford (foot), Robert Blanton (ankle), Andrew Sendejo (thumb), Sharrif Floyd (knee) and Matt Asiata (foot) are all listed as probable. The Vikings are currently 6-point favorites against Chicago Sunday.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Vikings list final injury report for Miami game

    The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable. Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Vikings list inactives for Week 15

    The Vikings have listed CB Robert Blanton, FB Zach Line, LB Anthony Barr, OL Carter Bykowski, OL David Yankey, DT Sharrif Floyd and OL Charlie Johnson as inactive Week 15 against the Lions. Barr, Blanton and Floyd had already been ruled out prior to Sunday. All three players are dealing with knee injuries. Blanton also tweaked his akle. The other four players listed are considered healthy scratches.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Cordarrelle Patterson only questionable player on Vikings injury report

    The Vikings have ruled safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) and linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Lions. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) was the only player listed as questionable on Minnesota's final injury report. Meanwhile, fullback Jerome Felton (neck), safety Harrison Smith (shoulder), defensive end Everson Griffen (back) and cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring) were all deemed probable for Week 15.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Vikings S Robert Blanton undergoes MRI for leg injury

    Vikings starting safety Robert Blanton underwent an MRI on his left leg Monday after he got hurt tackling Jets receiver Eric Decker in overtime Sunday, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Coach Mike Zimmer did not have specifics on the injury but told the paper, "I don't think it's real serious." Blanton has played in every game, making 95 tackles and an interception.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Robert Blanton leads way in tackles

    Vikings defensive back Robert Blanton recorded a team-high 10 tackles, including seven solo, Week 3 at New Orleans. He has yet to record fewer than six tackles in a game this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jasper Brinkley, Robert Blanton make way into starting lineup

    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.