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March 15, 2021 02:40 PM
Panthers' Pat Elflein: Signing in Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein and the Panthers have agreed on a three-year, $13.5 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Elflein, who started for the Vikings in three of the last four seasons before being waived then claimed by the Jets in 2020, will provide Carolina with crucial interior O-line help. The Panthers likely envision Elflein starting at left guard, but it's worth pointing out that he's also capable of playing center.

November 16, 2020 04:32 PM
Jets' Pat Elflein: Claimed by Gang Green
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The 26-year-old was waived by the Vikings over the weekend, but he didn't make it through the waiver wire unclaimed. Elflein started the season opener but was sidelined by a thumb injury until recently being activated from injured reserve.

November 15, 2020 11:04 AM
Pat Elflein: Heads to waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings waived Elflein on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Elflein was activated from IR earlier Saturday after rehabbing from a thumb injury, and he was promptly let go. The fourth-year offensive guard started the season opener but suffered a torn ligament in the game, and rookie Ezra Cleveland has since won the starting job. Elflein will now get a chance to play immediately with another team.

November 15, 2020 11:04 AM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Activated off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings have activated Elflein (thumb) off injured reserve, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

Elfein returned to practice prior to Week 9. He has now shown enough to be activated by the team. Barring any setbacks, he is set to be available and help provide depth on the offensive line.

November 1, 2020 10:00 AM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Not activated yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings won't activate Elflein (thumb) from injured reserve for Sunday's game versus the Packers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Elflein was designated to return earlier this week, but the practice week didn't go as well as the team hoped. He'll remain sidelined Week 8 as a result, and Ezra Cleveland is expected to start at right guard. Elflein will target a Week 9 return against the Lions.

October 27, 2020 07:52 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Receives return designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (thumb) was designated to return from injured reserve Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The 26-year-old underwent surgery after suffering the thumb injury during the season opener, but he's nearly ready for his return from injured reserve. It's unclear if Elfein will be ready for Sunday's matchup with the Packers or if he'll need a bit more practice time to get back up to speed.

October 14, 2020 07:36 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Ruled out Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (thumb) won't be activated off IR and will miss Sunday's game against the Falcons, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Elflein will miss his fifth straight game after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. The Vikings have a bye in Week 7, so the team is hopeful that Elflein can return for Week 8's game against Green Bay on Nov. 1.

September 18, 2020 11:24 AM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Suffers torn ligament
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein, who was placed on injured reserve Thursday, is nursing a torn ligament in his thumb, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Elflein will miss at least three weeks as he works to recover from the injury he suffered Week 1. Dru Samia is expected to replace him at right guard.

September 17, 2020 05:36 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Placed on IR with thumb injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein was placed on injured reserve with a thumb injury Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Dru Samia will likely start at right guard this week at Indianapolis as a result. The severity of Elfein's injury isn't known, but he'll be out a minimum of three weeks.

September 22, 2019 01:48 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (knee) is officially listed as active for Sunday's home game against the Raiders.

Elflein missed last week's game against Green Bay with the injury but was able to shake off the injury after logging limited practice time all week. Expect the Ohio State product to slot into his usual starting position at left guard Sunday.

September 20, 2019 02:36 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Raiders.

Elflein was a limited participant in practice all week, so he's trending up. If the third-year pro is unable to shake the injury in time, expect Dakota Dozier to slot in as the starting left guard.

September 15, 2019 11:44 AM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: No-go for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (knee) is officially listed as inactive for Sunday's contest against Green Bay.

Elflein was a surprise add to the injury report Friday, and as evidenced by this news, won't be able to give it a go Sunday. Now that he's been ruled out, Dakota Dozier is likely to get the start at left guard in his place.

September 13, 2019 02:00 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (knee) is questionable for Sunday's divisional clash with the Packers.

Elflein didn't practice Wednesday but was able to get in a limited session Thursday. If he can't play Sunday, Dakota Dozier seems likeliest to start in his place at left guard.

May 23, 2019 02:48 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Moving to guard
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein is serving as the left guard in the wake of Minnesota's first-round selection of Garrett Bradbury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

With Bradbury most comfortable at center, Elflein will shift over a spot to accommodate the newcomer. Elflein is still viewed as a likely starter during the upcoming campaign.

September 25, 2018 03:04 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Will start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein will start at center in Thursday's game against the Rams.

Elflein was activated for Week 3's game against the Bills but did not start. Now, he'll make his return as the starting center, which will send Brett Jones back to the bench.

September 22, 2018 05:04 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Set for season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) will make his season debut against the Bills on Sunday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Elfein won't start for the Vikings though, as they apparently want to ease him into game action. Brett Jones should run with the first unit once again.

September 20, 2018 04:04 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Practices Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Elflein has been sidelined for the first two games of the regular season but appears to be progressing well in his recovery. It remains to be seen whether Elflein will be healthy enough to suit up against Buffalo on Sunday, and if he remains sidelined, Minnesota will again rely on Danny Isadora as its starting center.

September 14, 2018 06:40 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Ruled out for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) has been ruled out against the Packers on Sunday.

Elflein managed to avoid the regular-season PUP list, but he was always expected to miss the first few weeks of the season. Danny Isadora will serve as the Vikings' starting center until Elflein -- who should be considered week-to-week -- is ready to return to the field.

September 7, 2018 04:20 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Ruled out for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Despite being taken off the PUP list, Elflein was never expected to be ready for Week 1. Elflein should be considered week-to-week for now, as the Vikings are optimistic that he will be able to return in the early portion of the regular season.

September 1, 2018 05:00 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Expected to practice Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) is expected to return to practice Sunday and will not begin the season on the PUP list, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Elflein isn't slated to be ready for Week 1, but the Vikings are optimistic regarding his outlook for the early portion of the season as he won't remain on the PUP list. Danny Isadora started at center during the Vikings' preseason finale with Elflein sidelined.

 
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Height/Weight:
6-3/305
Birthdate:
07/06/1994
Age:
27
Hometown:
Columbus, OH
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
5
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