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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.

August 27, 2018 06:36 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Likely to miss Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) is not expected to be ready for the season opener, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Elflein has been progressing steadily but it doesn't appear like he'll be ready before the regular season opener given the fact that he hasn't practiced with the team since January. The Vikings remain optimistic that the center will be ready at some point not too long after Week 1, however.

August 26, 2018 12:36 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Expected to be off PUP list soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Zimmer doesn't expect Elflein (ankle) to start the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Starting the season on the PUP list would force Elflein to sit out for the first six games. The Vikings' offensive front has struggled with injuries this preseason, so having its starting center available is good news.

August 24, 2018 07:24 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Still sidelined by ankle issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) will not dress for Friday's preseason game against the Seahawks.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer suggested that Elflein could return to action this week, but he has yet to be activated from the list. Given the timetable set forth by Zimmer, it wouldn't be surprising if the Vikings' starting center is removed from the list in the near future.

August 18, 2018 05:12 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: May return this week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Elflein (shoulder/ankle) could have a chance to return to practice this week, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Elflein remains on the PUP list as he nears full health following ankle and shoulder procedures late last season, but the Vikings are hopeful to have him back at practice by the end of the upcoming week. The team wouldn't rush him back into preseason action, however, so their starting center likely won't be available for Friday's preseason tilt against the Seahawks.

July 25, 2018 10:04 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Placed on PUP list to open camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (shoulder/ankle) will open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

The Vikings remain in no rush to hurry Elflein back on the field after he required surgery in late January to repair a fractured left ankle, as well as another procedure in December to address a shoulder injury, according to Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. With over a month to go before the regular season, Minnesota will likely take every precaution to ensure Elflein is healthy for Week 1. He projects to open his second NFL campaign as the Vikings' starting center.

June 8, 2018 11:16 AM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Targeting training camp return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) expects to be a full participant when training camp begins in late July, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Elflein has not participated in OTAs due to offseason ankle surgery but he is on schedule with his recovery. However, it's unclear if he'll have any part in the team's upcoming minicamp.

April 29, 2018 09:20 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Unlikely to participate in OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) is unlikely to participate in May's Organized Team Activities, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I'll probably start some footwork drills (at that time), but full contact, probably not,'' the center said.

Elflein is recovering from a fractured left ankle he suffered in January's NFC championship game. It sounds like he's close to full health, but the Vikings aren't rushing him back. The center noted that he isn't certain what his participation level will be for the team's mandatory minicamp held June 12-14.

March 19, 2018 10:28 PM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Trending up as spring inches closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein (ankle) should be ready to participate in OTAs and mandatory minicamp this spring, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Elflein sustained a broken left ankle during the Vikings' loss to the Eagles in last season's NFC championship game. While the report did not guarantee he'd be 100 percent by the time spring rolls around, it went as far as to hint that Elflein is likely to be available at some point. With ankle surgery in the rearview mirror, as long as Elflein avoids any unforeseen setbacks, it looks as if he'll be healthy well before the start of the regular season.

January 30, 2018 11:52 AM
Vikings' Pat Elflein: Expected back for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Elflein said that "all went well" with his ankle surgery Monday, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The center is expected to be at full strength by the time training camp arrives and could even take part in the Vikings' Organized Team Activities in some capacity. A 2017 third-round pick, Elflein impressed during his rookie season and looks like he could be a mainstay on the Vikings' offensive line for years to come.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/303
Birthdate:
7/6/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Columbus, OH, USA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
4
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