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Phil Loadholt | Tackle

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 343
College: Oklahoma
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Vikings declared RT Phil Loadholt, CB Chris Cook, SS Jamarca Sanford, RB Matt Asiata, TE Kyle Rudolph, LG Charlie Johnson and DL Fred Evans inactive for Week 10 against the Redskins.
Reserve QB Josh Freeman is active. The Vikings are missing starters all over, particularly along the offensive line and in the secondary. Former Bear J'Marcus Webb is starting in Loadholt's place, while Joe Berger is filling in for Johnson. John Carlson will serve as the Vikings' starting tight end during Rudolph's absence. Thu, Nov 7, 2013 07:13:00 PM

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Vikings RT Phil Loadholt (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 10 game against the Redskins.

Loadholt was concussed last Sunday against the Cowboys. J'Marcus Webb will get the start in his place and see a lot of Ryan Kerrigan. Webb played 34 snaps last week and surrendered a strip-sack touchdown on his first play.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Vikings RT Phil Loadholt exited Sunday's Week 9 game against the Cowboys with a concussion.

J'Marcus Webb promptly came in and gave up a third-quarter sack in the end zone, resulting in a fumble and a touchdown for the Cowboys.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Vikings re-signed RT Phil Loadholt to a four-year, $25 million contract.

The Bears tried swooping in on Loadholt; GM Phil Emery may now turn his attention to Jake Long, or perhaps more affordable Sam Baker or Jermon Bushrod. At 6-foot-8, 343, Loadholt's return is a huge plus for Adrian Peterson. Loadholt recently turned 27 and graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 4 run-blocking offensive tackle in 2012. He's missed one start in his four-year career.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 03:54:00 PM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities hears the Vikings and free agent RT Phil Loadholt are "close" to a new deal.

It sounds like Loadholt will be staying in Minnesota, paving the way on the right side for Adrian Peterson. The division rival Bears tried to hop in the Loadholt mix and make it interesting. The Vikings couldn't let him get away after dealing Percy Harvin on Monday.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 02:39:00 PM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports the Bears' interest in free agent RT Phil Loadholt is "legitimate" and they are offering more money than the Vikings.

Per Vikings beat writer Tom Pelissero, Minnesota doesn't intend to offer Loadholt more than $5 million a year. The $5 million figure would be solid for a right tackle, but by no means one of the bigger contracts in the league at that position. A day after dealing Percy Harvin, the Vikings appear to be at risk of losing another integral offensive piece. Loadholt is a 27-year-old mauler in the run game.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 10:30:00 AM

A source tells the Chicago Tribune that the Bears are "hot" on free agent RT Phil Loadholt.

Under new coach Marc Trestman, the Bears have made protecting Jay Cutler a priority. Signing the mauling 6'8/343 Loadholt would be a strong step in that direction. Even if the Bears can't lure Loadholt in, they'll perhaps raise the pricetag for the Vikings to retain him. It's a win-win situation for Chicago.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 10:04:00 AM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports the Vikings "continue to work" on a new deal with free agent RT Phil Loadholt, but it's "unclear" if the sides will reach a deal before the start of free agency.

Keeping their mauling right tackle was thought to be a priority for the Vikings, but there's now just 21 hours between him and the open market. The Vikes will hardly be out of the running for Loadholt's services if he officially becomes a free agent, but it would complicate talks.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 07:07:00 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Vikings will not use the franchise tag on free agent RT Phil Loadholt.

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reported as much last month, saying the Vikings would prefer to work out a long-term deal with their mauling right tackle. Loadholt would have been guaranteed $9.8 million under the tag.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 12:57:00 PM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities believes free agent RT Phil Loadholt is a "plausible candidate" for the franchise tag, but that the Vikings prefer a long-term deal.

According to beat writer Tom Pelissero, the Vikings' "fear" is that Loadholt will immediately sign the tender and lock himself in at the franchise price of $9.7 million for tackles. In other words, the Vikings want Loadholt back, but not at an elite-tackle price. Whether it's via the tag or a multi-year deal, Loadholt is expected to remain in Minnesota. Per Pelissero, the Vikings plan to meet with the reps for all their key free agents at the Combine.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 07:42:00 PM

GM Rick Spielman reiterated that he wants to re-sign free agent RT Phil Loadholt.

One of the unsung heroes in Adrian Peterson's miraculous 2012 season, Loadholt is a candidate for a major payday. He's missed just one start in his four-year career and is one of the game's premier run-blockers at 6'8/343. "Continuity is a huge part of it on the offensive line because those guys have to work as one unit and they have to know each other inside and out," Spielman said. "We'd love to keep Phil Loadholt, so we'll try to do everything we can to keep Phil Loadholt but we also have a lot of guys we'd like to keep."
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 09:48:00 AM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities thinks the Vikings will "get something done" with impending free agent RT Phil Loadholt.

Beat writer Tom Pelissero says the franchise tag could be an option, as well. Loadholt and the Vikings reportedly opened extension talks back in October, but nothing has materialized to this point. Since being a second-round pick in 2009, Loadholt, at 6-foot-8 and 343 pounds, has missed just one start. He's been a mauler in the run game for Adrian Peterson, and Peterson said at the Pro Bowl that he plans to push GM Rick Spielman to re-sign the behemoth right tackle.
Tue, Feb 5, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Adrian Peterson stated in early January that he plans to push GM Rick Spielman to re-sign free agent RT Phil Loadholt.

It's quite the endorsement for 27-year-old Loadholt, a massive 6-foot-8, 343-pound mauler. "I'll probably talk to 'em, just to get that guy in," Peterson said. "He's just been improving each year. I'm going to keep my arms around him this offseason as well, just to make sure he's staying on top of this game." Loadholt was Pro Football Focus' No. 2 run-blocking right tackle in 2012.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 07:50:00 PM

The Star-Tribune believes impending free agent RT Phil Loadholt is a candidate to get a long-term contract before March.

Since getting drafted in the second round of the 2009 draft, Loadholt has started 63-of-64 possible games. The Vikings may not want to wait until the Patriots and Bengals set the market with their own free agent right tackles, Sebastian Vollmer and Andre Smith, respectively.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 09:47:00 AM

The Vikings have opened long-term contract talks with RT Phil Loadholt.

The Vikes have $8.546 million in salary cap space, and Loadholt is the most established of 10 players due to hit unrestricted free agency in 2013. Loadholt has started 53-of-54 games since being selected in the second round of the 2009 draft, and the Vikings value his work ethic and new-found consistency. He's still a stronger run blocker than pass protector. According to numbers compiled by ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, only four NFL right tackles have deals averaging more than $5 million per season.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 11:49:00 PM

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