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Mistral Raymond | Defensive Back | #41

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
College: South Florida
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (170) / MIN

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Vikings SS Mistral Raymond suffered a concussion in Friday's preseason opener.
Raymond will need to pass through the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice. A 2011 sixth-round pick, Raymond is competing for the strong safety job opposite Harrison Smith. Sat, Aug 9, 2014 04:02:00 PM

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Vikings declared SS Mistral Raymond, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, TE Rhett Ellison, LB Gerald Hodges, OG Jeff Baca, DT Chase Baker and DE George Johnson inactive for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Browns.

Raymond is still dealing with a shoulder injury and has yet to appear in a game this season. Harrison Smith (shoulder), Kevin Williams (knee), Erin Henderson (heel) are all active and starting this week.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:39:00 AM

Vikings declared SS Mistral Raymond, QB Mcleod Bethel-Thompson, LB Gerald Hodges, LB Michael Mauti, OG Jeff Baca, DE George Johnson and DT Kevin Williams inactive for Sunday's opener against the Lions.

Raymond was able to return to a full practice Friday, but is still dealing with a shoulder injury. He'll be used in a rotation with Jamarca Sanford when healthy. Williams (knee) was ruled out early in the week and is currently without a timetable to return.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Mistral Raymond is expected enter 2013 as the Vikings' starting free safety.

After dislocating his ankle early on last season, Raymond lost his starting job to Jamarca Sanford. The two ended up sharing time late in the year and now Sanford is an unrestricted free agent. If he's back, it will be as a core special teamer and depth behind Raymond.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Vikings S Mistral Raymond (dislocated ankle) will resume practicing in full this week.

Raymond has been limited to individual work the past two weeks. "We need to get him through an entire week of practice," Frazier said. "We’re going to give him a little bit more this week and then we’ll make a decision later in the week." It's unclear if Raymond would immediately rejoin the starting lineup, but he'd be in for heavy snaps if active against the Seahawks.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) will be out 3-5 weeks.

Raymond partially dislocated his ankle while trying to tackle Frank Gore in the first half of Sunday's win over the 49ers. With Raymond out, the Vikings will turn to Jamarca Sanford to start opposite Harrison Smith. Sanford started 15 games for Minnesota last season and recorded 75 total tackles.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 05:07:00 PM

Vikings SS Mistral Raymond has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his ankle.

It means Raymond has avoided a fracture or high-sprain, but coach Leslie Frazier still hinted that he will miss several weeks. That means the Vikings will be forced to go with an ineffective Jamarca Sanford opposite rookie Harrison Smith at safety. If Matthew Stafford (leg) is under center Sunday, the Vikings will be severely tested at the back-end.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 01:41:00 PM

Vikings S Mistral Raymond suffered a first-half ankle injury in Week 3 against the 49ers and is done for the day.

Raymond is Minnesota's starting strong safety. The Vikings figure to turn to Jamarca Sanford, whom Raymond narrowly beat out for the job in training camp. First-round pick Harrison Smith is the Vikings' other safety starter.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 01:51:00 PM

Mistral Raymond is considered a "good bet" to open the season as the Vikings' starting strong safety.

He appears to have the post-spring edge on Jamarca Sanford and rookie Robert Blanton. Raymond is limited in coverage, which will be problematic in Minnesota's two-deep secondary scheme. While RCB Chris Cook's return and rookie FS Harrison Smith's addition upgraded the talent, we'll still be targeting the Vikings' 2012 pass defense for fantasy football matchup purposes.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 12:13:00 AM

Sixth-round DB Mistral Raymond is expected to start his Vikings career at safety.

Raymond will work with the safeties in position drills, but his biggest contribution will come on special teams. Raymond has shown impressive perseverance overcoming the adversity of his family's home being set on fire, one sister being shot four times and surviving and another half-sister being found dead just weeks ago.
Fri, May 6, 2011 09:40:00 AM

Vikings selected South Florida DB Mistral Raymond with the No. 170 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Raymond was a 15-game starter at safety for the Bulls, picking off just two passes and not forcing a single fumble in his career. His straight-line speed (4.56 forty) and size (6'1/196) combination is pretty good, but Raymond's 20-yard short shuttle (4.51) is ugly. Anytime you have a guy with a 20-yard shuttle approaching his forty, it tells you he doesn't move well in a short area. He's probably ticketed for special teams.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 03:42:00 PM

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