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FB Felton Set to Visit

Jason LaCanfora reported that the Vikings will bring in FB Jerome Felton in for a visit. Vikings tried to claim Felton off of waivers last year but was claimed by the Panthers instead.

After losing Jim Kleinsasser to retirement, looks like we’re looking at all our options for a replacement to block. Vikings just signed RB/FB Lex Hilliard yesterday and might not be done shopping in the backfield yet.

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5 Responses to “FB Felton Set to Visit”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    We left off with last year’s 3 – 13 team with slight advantage to offense. A short game offense had moved ball well despite weak downfield receivers.

    Defense appeared overmatched – particularly against New Orleans. Pass rush improved in second half although little inside penetration. Secondary play was miserable. LBs disappeared for stretches. Couldn’t measure up in interconference play.

    Off season has featured dismantling of O line and dismissal of Defensive Coordinator plus a few defensive vets (EJ Henderson, Griffin, Tyrell Johnson. Free Agent acquisition was ust a replacement for Shiancoe at TE.

    Question: If the Viking pursue expected strategy of Kalil, DB, WR in draft should we expect offense to be much ahead of Defense to start 2012? So far no new Defensive talent on squad that was 28th against the pass. Example – give Ayodele another year. Jasper Brinkley as answer at MLB. Strong safety and CB unresolved.

    If Ponder progresses and new offensive line gels will Defense emerge as major weakness next season?

    Just asking.

  2. WTF Sielman says:

    Well well…just how many fbs do we need? at this rate we will have no wrs just all FBs…I guess ponder will have no one to throw the ball too this year…as well as a oline…i guess we want him to lay in the fetal position all year…and dont wanna stop a td run by the opposing team all year…this is blatently sad.

  3. VikingsDude says:

    Come on Guys…. Ponder will be protected by handing the ball off. They will have no idea who in the backfield will get the ball. The defense will have to only have 5 guys in the box because the other 6 are laying on the ground laughing

  4. Vikadan11 says:

    The team is rebuilding through the draft and it’s not going to happen over night ~ Doesn’t matter if the fans like it or not ~ Be it Rick or Zigy & Mark ~ So the sooner fans understand that the less upset they will be every time the Vikings sign a player they dont know or want because he didn’t cost enough ~

    As for how many FA does this team need ~ I would think the Vikings are taking a long hard look at them because Jim Kleinsasser has retired and Ryan D’Imperio hasn’t been all world ~ I believe its a good move on the Vikings part to finally start looking for a real lead blocker for AP and Gerhart ~

  5. Vikadan11 says:

    Vikings sign fullback Jerome Felton
    By Jeremy Fowler
    Posted: 03/20/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    Updated: 03/20/2012 07:02:52 PM CDT

    The Minnesota Vikings have signed fullback Jerome Felton, a four-year veteran who has played for the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Tuesday, March 20.

    Felton, 25, visited the Vikings’ practice facility Tuesday. The former fifth-round pick out of Furman played three seasons for Detroit before being waived him last summer. The Vikings tried to claim him off waivers, but the Panthers landed him. He played nine games with the Panthers before finishing the year with Indianapolis.

    For his career, Felton has 42 carries for 136 yards and 34 catches for 280 yards.

    Felton will likely compete with Ryan D’Imperio and free-agent acquisition Lex Hilliard for snaps as a lead blocker, now that tight end Jim Kleinsasser has retired.

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