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John Sullivan | Center | #65

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 310
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (187) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Rams re-signed C John Sullivan to a two-year, $10 million contract.
Sullivan flirted with the Giants and Redskins this week but was likely only doing so to get the Rams to up their offer. He revived his career last season in L.A. under coach Sean McVay, starting every game and receiving plus marks from Pro Football Focus for his run blocking. It's a key re-signing for the Rams. Mar 16 - 10:43 PM

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Free agent C John Sullivan is drawing interest from the Giants and Redskins.

Sullivan has been "invited on a visit" by the Giants. It's unclear if he will take it. The Rams are hoping to re-sign their pivot.
Mar 15 - 1:23 PM

Rams GM Les Snead said the team is attempting to re-sign C John Sullivan.

He said the same of OLB Connor Barwin. Along with Andrew Whitworth, Sullivan was a stabilizing force for the Rams' line after he joined on a one-year deal last April. It makes sense for LA to bring him back.
Mar 15 - 9:02 AM

Rams signed C John Sullivan, formerly of the Redskins.

Sullivan spent the first eight years of his career in Minnesota but was released last August and latched on with the Redskins in September. He made just one start after missing all of 2015 with a back injury. Sullivan, 32 in August, was one of the best centers in the league for a three-year stretch from 2011-2013, but injuries then took over. He played for coach Sean McVay in D.C.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Free agent C John Sullivan met with the Rams on Monday.

The match makes sense. Sullivan, if healthy, is a quality, veteran option, and the Rams need all the help they can get along the offensive line. Sullivan spent last season in Washington with new coach Sean McVay.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 10:14:00 PM

Redskins signed C John Sullivan.

Kory Lichtensteiger has a season-ending calf injury, so Sullivan will slide in as the Redskins' immediate starter. Sullivan was one of the most durable players in the league from 2009-14, but missed all of 2015 with a back injury. He remained highly effective in 2014, but is now 31. He couldn't make it to final cuts in Minnesota. The pivot will remain a concern in Washington.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Free agent C John Sullivan is working out for the Redskins.

Kory Lichtensteiger could be headed to injured reserve with a calf injury. Sullivan was cut by the Vikings at this summer's first cutdown. He missed all of 2015 with injury.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 01:26:00 PM

Vikings released C John Sullivan.

The Vikings could not find a trade partner, so they cut the cord on Sullivan in favor of Tony Sparano pal Joe Berger. Still only 31 years old, Sullivan was one of the top centers in football in 2014, before missing all of 2015 with back problems. There are a number of teams around the league that could use help on the pivot. After losing Nick Martin, the Texans immediately come to mind.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:04:00 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports the Vikings are trying to trade C John Sullivan.

This explains why Sullivan was held out of the Vikings' regular season dress rehearsal. At center, the Vikings are going with Joe Berger, who has history with new OL coach Tony Sparano, and who was excellent as a 16-game starter last year. Sullivan, 31, missed all of 2015 due to multiple back surgeries. If the Vikings can't find a taker, Sullivan will likely be released.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 05:55:00 PM

Vikings C John Sullivan slimmed down to 300 pounds this offseason.

Sullivan has played most of his career around 325 pounds, but he wanted to slim down after missing all of last season because of two back surgeries. "I’m not eating at restaurants very much; I’m not drinking at all," Sullivan said. "I’m really focused on being as healthy as possible." Although no restaurants or alcohol sounds like a torturous way to live, the lost weight should help the 30-year-old stay healthy. He is competing with Joe Berger for the starting job.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 01:07:00 PM

John Sullivan took the first-team reps a center during Vikings OTAs this week.

Joe Berger, who started every game for an injured Sullivan last season, took the first-team reps last week. The Vikings will likely continue to split snaps between the two until a clear front-runner emerges.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Vikings C John Sullivan (back surgeries) has had "no limitations" in voluntary practice.

Sullivan still hasn't been officially cleared for OTAs, but he's on the right track. Sullivan has been the Vikings' center since 2009, but missed all of last season. He will be the starter if his health cooperates.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 02:15:00 PM

ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling expects C John Sullivan (back) to regain his starting job if healthy.

31-year-old Sullivan missed all of 2015 recovering from twin back surgeries. There were offseason rumors over his health status, but he expects to be ready for the start of the season. With Joe Berger coming off a solid year, Minnesota can shed Sullivan's $5.5 million salary if he has any setbacks.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 07:14:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer suggested C John Sullivan (back) isn’t a lock to regain his starting job.

Sullivan missed all of 2015 with two back surgeries and is entering his age-31 season. He was one of the top centers in the league before going down, but could be expendable after Joe Berger graded as the Vikings’ best offensive lineman last year. Minnesota could save $5.2 million from releasing Sullivan.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Vikings C John Sullivan (back) plans to return in 2016.

Sullivan is five months removed from his latest surgery, after undergoing two separate back operations. Although Joe Berger enjoyed a solid year on the pivot in Sullivan's absence, Sullivan's starting job security isn't in doubt. Sullivan's return should provide a lift to an offensive line that allowed pressure on nearly 50 percent of Teddy Bridgewater's 2015 dropbacks.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 05:35:00 PM

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