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Phil Loadholt | Tackle | #71

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 345
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (54) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling left RT Phil Loadholt off his 53-man roster projection.
Coming off a lost season due to an Achilles' tear, Loadholt is competing with free-agent addition Andre Smith to start at right tackle. Even after agreeing to a pay cut in March, Loadholt could be sent packing if he does not win the job. Jun 21 - 10:15 AM
Source: ESPN

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Vikings RT Phil Loadholt (Achilles') said he's 100 percent healthy.

Loadholt missed all of last season with a torn Achilles', but is "feeling good, moving around." He'll compete with Andre Smith for the starting gig.
May 25 - 2:46 PM

The Vikings will hold a competition between Phil Loadholt and Andre Smith at right tackle.

Considering Loadholt is coming off a torn Achilles' and was forced to take a pay cut to stay on the roster, the newly-signed Smith should enter camp as the clear favorite. USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports it is "not impossible" Smith ends up at right guard, but that spot will likely go to Brandon Fusco. After adding Smith and LG Alex Boone in free agency, the Vikings should field a much improved offensive line this season.
Mar 21 - 10:10 AM

Vikings RT Phil Loadholt has agreed to a pay cut.

Recovering from a torn Achilles', Loadholt had been scheduled to make $5.4 million. That's been slashed to $2 million, though another $1.5 million is available through incentives. Loadholt missed the entire 2015 season, and turned 30 in January. He was a league average tackle in 2014. Loadholt will have the inside track on right tackle duties after fill-in T.J. Clemmings struggled last season.
Mar 7 - 2:16 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman declined to say if RT Phil Loadholt (Achilles) will be ready for OTAs.

Loadholt missed all of 2015 after going down in the preseason. He’s a potential cap cut entering the final year of his deal. Minnesota would save $6 million from releasing Loadholt.
Feb 19 - 5:26 PM

Vikings RT Phil Loadholt (Achilles') expects to be ready for OTAs.

Loadholt tore his Achilles' in the preseason and missed all of 2015. He's missed the past season and a half with a torn Achilles' and torn pectoral. Loadholt said he began running last week. Entering the final year of his contract, the 30-year-old is a release candidate after the Vikings turned to rookie T.J. Clemmings at right tackle. Loadholt's cap number is $7.75 million.
Feb 1 - 8:54 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 01:24:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 09:26:00 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.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 08:22:00 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.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 10:47:00 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

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