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Brandon Fusco | Guard

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 306
College: Slippery Rock
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Vikings LG Brandon Fusco did not practice on Wednesday due to a concussion.
Fusco played every snap in the Vikings' Week 2 win over the Lions, so it is unclear when the concussion occurred. With C John Sullivan (back, I.R./recall) and RT Phil Loadholt (Achilles, injured reserve) out, the Vikings cannot afford to lose Fusco as well. Jeremiah Sirles played in Fusco's place on Wednesday. Sep 24 - 8:49 AM

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Vikings LG Brandon Fusco (pectoral) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Fusco will be fully cleared for the start of camp after being limited throughout the offseason. The Vikings are moving Fusco to left guard this year, with T.J. Clemmings, Tyrus Thompson, and Joe Berger competing on the right side.
Jul 18 - 2:38 PM

Brandon Fusco worked at left guard during Vikings' OTAs.

A right guard through the first four years of his career, Fusco could be shifted to the left side in order to give struggling LT Matt Kalil the steady partner he has missed the last two seasons. The shift would also allow rookie G/T T.J. Clemmings to stay on the right side. Primarily a run blocker, Fusco may not fit perfectly on the left side, but he is a good enough player to make it work. Fusco missed 13 games last season after suffering a torn pectoral Week 3.
May 30 - 11:24 AM

Vikings RG Brandon Fusco has fully recovered from the torn pectoral that ended his 2014 season last September.

He's a full participant in the offseason program. One of the NFL's premier run-blocking guards when healthy, Fusco's return is good news for the entire Vikings offense. The Vikings have internally discussed moving Fusco to left guard if rookie T.J. Clemmings can nail down a starting job at right guard.
May 17 - 9:32 PM

Vikings RG Brandon Fusco (pectoral) has resumed lifting weights for the last 3-4 weeks.

Fusco tore his pectoral in Week 3, leaving a big hole that Vlad Ducasse and Joe Berger were unable to fill. The Vikings are hoping to get their $25M man back for OTAs.
Feb 10 - 10:46 AM

Vikings placed RG Brandon Fusco on injured reserve with a torn pectoral, ending his season.

Fusco's loss is a big one. The former sixth-round pick is a dominant run blocker and above-average in pass protection. He signed a five-year, $25 million extension earlier this month. Fusco was injured in Sunday's loss to the Saints. Former Jets whipping boy Vlad Ducasse filled in at right guard, but took two penalties on just 11 snaps. It's a hit to Matt Asiata's already weak fantasy stock.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Vikings RG Brandon Fusco was forced from Sunday's game against the Saints with a shoulder injury.

Fill-in Vlad Ducasse has struggled mightily in Fusco's absence. It's a concern for a Vikings' offensive line that's been getting pushed around.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 03:39:00 PM

Vikings signed RG Brandon Fusco to a five-year, $25 million contract extension.

The deal includes $6 million guaranteed. A 2011 sixth-round pick, Fusco has started the past two seasons for the Vikings. He was the No. 8 overall guard by Pro Football Focus last year, and graded out as a top-five run blocker. Fusco is now signed through 2019.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Vikings RG Brandon Fusco was forced from Sunday's game against the Ravens with a knee injury.

Fusco was ruled out at halftime. The No. 6 guard in Pro Football Focus' ratings, Fusco has started every game since the beginning of the 2012 season. A serious injury would be a major blow for the Vikings' running attack.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 03:52:00 PM

Coach Leslie Frazier suggested that Brandon Fusco has won the starting right guard job.

"There is nothing that anyone else has done that could unseat him," Frazier said. Fusco has essentially won the job by default. Veteran Geoff Schwartz missed the majority of camp due to sports hernia surgery, and DeMarcus Love has missed time with a pectoral injury. We expect the revamped O-Line to be much improved from last season.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 03:58:00 PM

Brandon Fusco opened training camp as the Vikings' starting right guard.

Vikings coaches liked what they saw of the 2011 sixth-rounder's 25 snaps in two fill-in appearances as a rookie. Fusco will have to hold off Chris DeGeare and former Panthers starter Geoff Schwartz to keep the job.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 01:58:00 AM

ESPN 1500 Twin Cities expects the Vikings to give 2011 sixth-rounder Brandon Fusco "every opportunity" to beat out Geoff Schwartz at right guard.

It's a bit surprising after the Vikings gave Schwartz $1.5 million, but he missed all of 2011 with a hip injury, and can also play tackle. Fusco played only 26 snaps as a rookie. Schwartz remains the heavy favorite for the position.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 12:37:00 PM

Brandon Fusco, a 2011 sixth-round pick out of Slippery Rock, is expected to compete for a starting guard job this season.

The Vikings coaches are "excited" about what they saw in Fusco's 25 snaps in two fill-in appearances last season, but they're not prepared to hand him the job without competition. The Vikes' offensive line is a major question mark for the 2012 season after losing both starting guards.
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 04:09:00 PM

Vikings selected Slippery Rock C Brandon Fusco with the No. 172 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.

Fusco is a solid blocker with good feet and excellent toughness and size. However, he likely lacks to the overall athleticism needed to be a starter. His nasty demeanor and great motor should help him carve out an NFL career, but only as a reserve and fill-in.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 03:44:00 PM

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2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Adam Thielen
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
LT1Matt Kalil
LG1Brandon Fusco
C1Joe Berger
2Zac Kerin
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RG1Mike Harris
2Jeremiah Sirles
RT1T.J. Clemmings
2Austin Shepherd
K1Blair Walsh