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Scott Kooistra | Tackle

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/14/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 335
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 7 (215) / CIN

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Free agent G/T Scott Kooistra (spinal cord surgery) has yet to gain medical clearance to resume his football career.
Kooistra underwent surgery last August to repair what was believed to be the C-2 vertebra at the top of his neck. He's still holding out hope of playing in 2012. The journeyman backup has started just one of 84 games since entering the league in 2003. Wed, Feb 22, 2012 11:42:00 AM

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Vikings G/T Scott Kooistra underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a spinal cord injury.

It must have been a serious procedure, as his agent says they're "praying for a full recovery." As a 30-year-old journeyman with one start in eight seasons, Kooistra's football career could be over. He went on injured reserve yesterday.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 11:05:00 PM

Vikings placed G/T Scott Kooistra on injured reserve with a "jammed neck," ending his season.

Coach Leslie Frazier called the injury "significant," and Kooistra didn't make the flight home from Seattle after Minnesota's second preseason game. It's another blow to one of the NFL's worst offensive lines. Kooistra had a real chance to start at right guard with Anthony Herrera potentially on the outs.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 03:46:00 PM

Free agent OT Scott Kooistra is expected to sign with the Vikings.

Kooistra has started just one game in eight seasons as a journeyman swing tackle. He won't be guaranteed a roster spot in Minnesota.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 03:35:00 PM

Ravens waived OT Scott Kooistra.

Kooistra has spent his career bouncing around the AFC North as a depth player. He's a 30-year-old journeyman with one start in eight seasons.
Sat, Nov 20, 2010 12:47:00 PM

Ravens signed T/G Scott Kooistra.

After working out more than a half-dozen offensive linemen Tuesday, the Ravens opted to go with Kooistra's versatility. He'll add depth with Jared Gaither (back) still out indefinitely.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 07:10:00 PM

Browns waived OL Scott Kooistra.

Kooistra was only on the roster for two days.
Fri, Jan 1, 2010 05:38:00 PM

Browns re-signed T/G Scott Kooistra.

Kooistra has been signed twice in the past eight days after spending the early season with the Bengals. He's only around for insurance up front.
Tue, Dec 29, 2009 08:38:00 PM

Browns waived T/G Scott Kooistra.

The Browns obviously didn't like what they saw as Kooistra was only with the team for five days.
Sat, Dec 26, 2009 02:27:00 PM

Browns signed T/G Scott Kooistra.

The former Bengal is a versatile backup that will give the Browns' offensive line some depth.
Mon, Dec 21, 2009 12:22:00 PM

Bengals waived T/G Scott Kooistra.

Kooistra's release is a positive sign for rookie Andre Smith, who is nearing game action.
Tue, Nov 24, 2009 04:06:00 PM

Bengals re-signed T/G Scott Kooistra.

Kooistra, 29, has one career start in seven seasons.
Mon, Nov 9, 2009 02:42:00 PM

Bengals waived OT Scott Kooistra.

The Bengals have added depth with rookie Andre Smith close to being game-ready. Kooistra's roster spot was needed to sign fullback Fui Vakapuna.
Tue, Nov 3, 2009 04:10:00 PM

Bengals placed T/G Scott Kooistra (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Bengals offensive line depth has taken a severe hit over the past couple of weeks. Kooistra should return in a reserve role again next season.
Fri, Nov 28, 2008 11:13:00 AM

Bengals signed T/G Scott Kooistra to a three-year contract through 2009.

Kooistra has been serviceable when given playing time. He also provides insurance should Eric Steinbach leave town via free agency.
Tue, Jan 30, 2007 07:15:00 PM

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