Injury has just been added to insult here folks. Right Guard Anthony Herrera has been lost for the season due to a torn ACL. “Lost” & “Season” are in full force now that we’re 3-7, however he was one of the more consistent offensive lineman for the Vikings this year. Insert rookie Chris DeGeare into the lineup to see if he’s capable of opening holes for Adrian Peterson or keeping Tavarett Favson upright.
There will be more to talk about in the days and weeks ahead about this teams future, however you have to believe that signing or drafting a coveted offensive lineman will be one of the most pressing needs for the offseason. The recovery time for torn ACL is typically 6+ months; however there are no guarantees that Herrera is ever the same again. Bryant McKinnie and Steve Hutchinson are aging, but still productive and on the books for 3 more years each. John Sullivan is a below average center and Phil Loadholt is really experiencing a sophomore slump.
The wheels just keep falling off…
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