The report says the team is looking for a replacement for the departed
"He's getting to the point where you don't have to give him the ball 50 times a game for 16 games," said general manager Rick Spielman. "Adrian's the face of our franchise, but Norv (Turner) has a history of having two backs to keep him fresh, because I think it's very important as you go through the season that they're still strong in Week 16 and they're still strong when you get into the playoffs."
Minnesota doesn't have a surefire No. 2 back on the roster.
After that, Minnesota has just Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle on the roster. They've mostly been practice squad players.
Asiata only had 14 carries, but managed to pick up 115 yards. He averaged 8.2 yards per carry. He was not a major force at the goal line this time around, as the team chose to try and get the ball in Cordarrelle Patterson's hands when they got close. Asiata also caught two passes for -2 yards.
Asiata should see the bulk of the carries with Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart out. Asiata is dealing with an ankle injury, but was able to get through full practice Friday.
Asiata is dealing with an ankle injury, but was able to fully participate in practice Friday. Adrian Peterson is doubtful and Toby Gerhart is out, so Asiata could see a big chunk of the workload Week 17.
|P3||8/23/14||@ KC||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/28/14||@ TEN||8:00 pm|
|1||9/7/14||@ STL||1:00 pm|
|3||9/21/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|5||10/2/14||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|7||10/19/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/16/14||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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