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Phil Loadholt | Tackle

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 345
College: Oklahoma
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Vikings placed RT Phil Loadholt on injured reserve with a torn Achilles' tendon, ending his season.
By the time next season starts, Loadholt will have missed 21 consecutive games, as he sat out 2014's final five contests with a torn pec. Going on 30 and due $5.4 million in 2016, he'll be a candidate for release or restructure next offseason. Fourth-rounder T.J. Clemmings is the next man up on the right side. With LT Matt Kalil coming off an alarmingly-bad campaign, the Vikes can't be feeling good about their tackle situation. Aug 18 - 1:24 PM

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Vikings RT Phil Loadholt suffered a torn Achilles in Saturday's preseason game.

It's terrible news for an offensive line that already had concerns. The Vikings run blocking takes a major hit without Loadholt. His loss adds more pressure on LT Matt Kalil for a bounce back year. Fourth-round pick T.J. Clemmings is the favorite to replace Loadholt at right tackle. 29-year-old Loadholt is signed through 2016 at $5.4 million.
Aug 15 - 9:26 PM

Vikings RT Phil Loadholt was carted off with a lower leg injury in Saturday's preseason game.

Loadholt went down on the second play of the game. The early reports are this is a serious injury. Fourth-round pick T.J. Clemmings should get the first chance at replacing Loadholt.
Aug 15 - 8:22 PM

Vikings RT Phil Loadholt (pectoral) said he'll "definitely" be ready for training camp.

Loadholt tore his pectoral in Week 12 and was replaced by Mike Harris. He's resumed lifting weights and is hoping to get a little bit of work in during OTA season. Loadholt was PFF's No. 34 tackle among 84 qualifiers last year.
Feb 10 - 10:47 AM

Vikings placed RT Phil Loadholt on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.

Loadholt, 29 in January, had missed just two starts since being the 54th pick in the 2009 draft. A mauling run blocker at 6-foot-8 and 343 pounds, Loadholt wasn't having his best season. Mike Harris will take over on Teddy Bridgewater's right side. J'Marcus Webb was signed to be the swing tackle. Loadholt has two years left on a four-year, $25 million deal. He should be back in 2015.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has been diagnosed with a torn pectoral, and is done for the season.

Loadholt had missed only one snap before Week 12. Two months shy of his 29th birthday, Loadholt has been a replacement-level player this season. It's not a crippling blow for the 4-7 Vikings, but obviously thins their depth. Mike Harris is the next man up on the depth chart. 2015 is the final year of Loadholt's contract. Due $5.9 million between salary and bonuses, he could be asked to take a pay-cut.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 01:27:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
WR11Mike Wallace
2Charles Johnson
3Stefon Diggs
WR21Stefon Diggs
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Adam Thielen
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
LT1Matt Kalil
LG1Brandon Fusco
C1Joe Berger
2Zac Kerin
3Nick Easton
RG1Mike Harris
2Jeremiah Sirles
RT1T.J. Clemmings
2Austin Shepherd
K1Blair Walsh