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Robert Blanton

24-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings

2013 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.

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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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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

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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Snap Count Stats

340

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Robert Blanton was on the field for 340 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

277

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Robert Blanton was on the field for 277 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2012 56 233
2013 340 277
Robert Blanton 2013 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 @Det 0 22 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Chi 0 18 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Cle 0 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Pit 0 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Car 0 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NYG 0 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 GB 7 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Dal 33 21 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Was 29 18 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Sea 4 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @GB 49 27 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Chi 45 21 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Bal 74 11 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Phi 59 13 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Cin 40 6 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Det 0 0 13 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 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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Blanton is out indefinitely with a strained hamstring, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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He missed Saturday's practice and it sounds like he'll miss the team's first preseason game. Blanton was creating some buzz early in camp that he could compete for the starting strong safety role, but this could set him back in the competition for playing time.
Blanton led the Vikings with eight total tackles in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.

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Blanton had seven total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. He played 74-of-87 snaps on defense.

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Blanton had five tackles and played 53 snaps on defense in Sunday's tie with Green Bay.

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Blanton (neck) is active for Sunday's contest at St. Louis.

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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.