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Robert Blanton

25-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Blanton, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick, enters the season competing for a reserve defensive back role. He's primarily a safety, but also played cornerback and nickelback at times last season....

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2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 9/7/1989  College: Notre Dame  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Robert Blanton Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Vikings in May 2012.

September 8, 2014  –  Robert Blanton News

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Blanton started at strong safety and had seven total tackles in Sunday's win over St. Louis.

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Robert Blanton NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 22 Min 13 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Min 16 61 38 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Min 2 13 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Robert Blanton – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Strong Safety
  1. Robert Blanton
  2. Antone Exum
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Defensive Snaps in 2014

Robert Blanton was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Robert Blanton was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 56 233
2013 340 277
2014 0 0
Robert Blanton 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @StL 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 0 0 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO
4 Atl
5 @GB
6 Det
7 @Buf
8 @TB
9 Was
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Chi
12 GB
13 Car
14 NYJ
15 @Det
16 @Mia
17 Chi

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Robert Blanton  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 1"
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Weight:   200 lbs
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Robert Blanton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blanton has officially been named the starter at strong safety, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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While Blanton is listed first on the depth chart at strong safety, head coach Mike Zimmer may not officially announce a starter until later in the week, ESPN 1500 AM Twin Cities reports.

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With the release of Chris Crocker and placement of Jamarca Sanford on injured reserve, Blanton appears to have won the starting strong safety job.

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Blanton started at strong safety in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee, but it's not clear who will win the starting job, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Blanton (hamstring) had one tackle in Saturday's preseason win over Kansas City. While Chris Crocker started at strong safety, Blanton got time with the first-team defense, ESPN reports.

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Blanton (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, but worked behind Chris Crocker for reps with the first-team defense at strong safety, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Blanton (hamstring) will not play in Saturday's preseason game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Blanton will serve as the backup to Mistral Raymond at strong safety.

2012

Blanton is a rookie fifth-round pick, and so a starting role is far from assured, but he is a good bet to emerge with the job, playing next to Harrison Smith, the fellow rookie and Notre Dame product. A college cornerback with safety athleticism by NFL standards, Blanton's physicality should help him make the transition to safety. If he emerges as a starter in what should be a leaky Minnesota secondary, he should see a good number of tackle opportunities.