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Jasper Brinkley

29-Year-Old Linebacker – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Defensive Stats

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45

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1

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Brinkley, who recorded 27 tackles in 15 games with the Cardinals last season, returned to Minnesota in the offseason, where he played the first four seasons of his career. He'll compete with Audie Col...

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2014 ADP:

Bye Week:  10

HT: 6' 1"   WT: 252   DOB: 7/12/1985  College: South Carolina  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jasper Brinkley Contract Information:

Signed by the Vikings in March of 2014.

October 13, 2014  –  Jasper Brinkley News

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Brinkley had his first career sack and seven total tackles in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

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Jasper Brinkley 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
2009 23 16 - 23 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 Min 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
2012 26 Min 16 100 64 36 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Ari 15 27 23 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 Min 8 45 31 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jasper Brinkley – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Jasper Brinkley
  2. Audie Cole
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

239

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Jasper Brinkley was on the field for 239 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

57

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Jasper Brinkley was on the field for 57 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 852 56
2013 202 109
2014 239 57
Jasper Brinkley 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 28 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 38 16 11 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 34 7 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atl 24 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @GB 23 6 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Det 31 5 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Buf 33 4 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 28 4 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 Jasper Brinkley  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   252 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.72 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.32 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   7.03 sec
GOOD
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   114 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   26 reps
GOOD
Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
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Jasper Brinkley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had 11 total tackles in Sunday's loss to New England.

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Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had five total tackles in Sunday's win over St. Louis.

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Brinkley has officially been named the starter at middle linebacker, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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While Brinkley is listed first on the depth chart at middle linebacker, 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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Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had two tackles in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee. He appears set to start at middle linebacker, but head coach Mike Zimmer hasn't made a final decision, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had five total tackles in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona. However, the starting middle linebacker job is still a close battle between Brinkley and Audie Cole, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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The Vikings have signed Brinkley to a one-year deal, 1500espn.com reports.

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Brinkley, who recorded 27 tackles in 15 games with the Cardinals last season, returns to the Vikings, where he played the first four seasons of his career, after being drafted by the team in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL draft. Brinkley started at middle linebacker for the Vikings in 2012, recording 99 tackles. His addition to the Vikings gives them some added depth at the position, following the release of Erin Henderson.

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2014

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2012

Brinkley is likely to begin the season as Minnesota's starting middle linebacker. He may come out on nickel packages, but he could emerge as an IDP option in deeper leagues. However, we'll need to see if he can stay healthy as he missed all of last season after hip surgery and a groin injury held him out of minicamp.

2010

Will provide depth at middle linebacker and could start in case of injury.

2009

The hard hitting Brinkley will backup E.J. Henderson at the middle linebacker position. Brinkley won't play much with Henderson stuck in front of him but he will contribute on special teams and in various spot roles.