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Vikings Place OT Scott Kooistra on IR

Leslie Frazier stated that the Vikings have placed OT Scott Kooistra on Injured Reserve. Kooistra injured his neck against Seattle on Saturday. Frazier states he’s not sure whether it’s a career ending injury or not.

Kooistra started at RG in the game at Seattle and actually played decently well. This is the first significant injury of the season for the Vikings.


Other injury news for the Vikings:

-WR Percy Harvin, TE Visanthe Shiancoe, LB Kenny Onatolu, LB Heath Farewell, DE D’Aundre Reed, and WR Greg Camarillo all returned to practice Monday.

-DT Kevin Williams sat out practice with foot injury. Frazier stated the foot has been bothering Kevin and he will see a foot specialist to see what they say about it. Hopefully positive news will come back after Williams visits the doctor.

-RB Toby Gerhart(ankle), LB Ross Homan(concussion), LB Mark Washington(shoulder), CB Asher Allen(toe), FB Matt Asiata(hip), and DB Simeon Castille(hamstring) all sat out practice.

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7 Responses to “Vikings Place OT Scott Kooistra on IR”

  1. Man of the Norse says:

    So that’s the reason they signed Stylze earlier.

  2. Dynalee10 says:

    Thats an interesting pickup “defensive” lineman when we lose an “offensive” lineman. I am concerned about KW’s foot that is definitely something that will have to be watched carefully. We NEED KW to rebound this year , he is a HUGE part of our defense.

  3. Lost Viking says:

    Can’t hold it against Greg ‘the Gopher’ White changing name to StyleZ White. Then again, JuggZy ex-AV just wants to be called Judd.

    Maybe they should put KW on six game IR if he can serve four game suspension concurrently.

  4. Lost Viking says:

    Kooistra’s injury could clear path for Seth Olsen (ex-Bronco) guard.
    Olsen was Bronco 4th round draft choice in 2009. (Viking traded their 2009 to Houston for Rosenfels).
    ’32nd pick (132) Denver (from Pittsburgh) Seth Olsen OT Iowa
    Olsen is limited as far as athleticism. He displays brute strength and is a mauler at the point of attack. However, concerns about his lack of lateral movement may mean problems trying to stop more powerful, quicker defensive linemen’

    Another name from 2009 draft popped out at me as I watched Vaughn Marin in 2nd half of San Diego Charger game.

    ‘Martin (13/133) possesses excellent size and length and plays with good balance and quickness. However, he doesn’t possess adequate explosion as a pass-rusher and will struggle to create penetration at the next level.’

    Surprised when they said Martin could be available as his play looked comparable to Corey Liuget playing beside him on line. Together they were chewing thru Cowboy 2nd string O-line. Just too little playing time.

  5. bigjohnny84 says:

    Great all we need is less depth on this o-line. The young guys had better step up and in a hurry.

  6. Lost Viking says:

    Artis Hicks could be available from the Redskin after Mike Shanahan makes his final cutdown. Like Hicks versatility and familiarity with Viking as both guard and tackle.

    The Redskins had Hicks as starting right tackle for most of preseason. But Redskin traded for tackle Jammal Brown and made him the starter on the right side.

    Hicks has been moved to right guard but Will Montgomery has that job to lose. Montgomery played well last season. Even after he got healthy, Hicks played sparingly in the last few Redskin games.

    The benching at the end of 2010 creates doubt over Hicks’ future with the team. While he is not necessarily over the hill at age 32, he is aging on a team that is trying to get younger. If Hicks is not going to start, which seems to be the likely scenario, the Redskin might decide to give the reserve spots to younger, developing players.

    A couple of factors in Hicks’ favor – his salary is quite reasonable at $1.15 million. In addition, the Redskin used only one of their 12 draft picks on an offensive lineman. But they did pick up Sean Locklear so they’re well stocked.

    • B. Grant says:

      Good observation, Lost. I could live with that acquisition, although, as you say, it would not fit with our drive to get younger. Probably comes down to how Leslie felt about Art’s days here, and the philosophies of the new staff.

      The OLine is clearly an issue for this team, and it can’t be fixed over night or with one acquistion. All we can do is give this staff time to combine moves and coaching to see if improvement can happen. An OLine is clearly a unit that is as much driven by coordination and familiarity as it is with talent. As grandpa used to say, “If you plant potatoes today, you still won’t be eating any for a while. But if you don’t plant them today, it’ll just be that much longer.” (At least I think that applies here too.)

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