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Brandon Fusco | Guard | #63

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 306
College: Slippery Rock
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (172) / MIN
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Vikings OL Brandon Fusco is moving back to right guard in 2016.
Free agent addition Alex Boone will man the left side, where Fusco struggled mightily in 2015. Fusco has been much more effective at right guard throughout his career. Going on 28, Fusco is signed through 2019. Apr 26 - 1:56 PM

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Brandon Fusco said he is happy to move back to right guard after the Vikings signed Alex Boone in free agency.

"That’s where I’m most comfortable. I’m willing to go back to the right and get back to where I was playing," Fusco said. "I’ll do whatever they tell me to do, but hopefully right guard is the thing I’ll be doing, and I’m looking forward to it." Fusco struggled in his first year at left guard last season, but he has played well on the right side throughout his career. The Vikings have done a good job upgrading their offensive line this offseason, and they are likely to get even more help in the form of free agent RT Andre Smith. If Smith signs, the Vikings should line up with LT Matt Kalil, LG Boone, C John Sullivan, RG Fusco and RT Smith in 2016.
Mar 17 - 11:47 AM

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.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 08:49:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 02:38:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, May 30, 2015 11:24:00 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.
Sun, May 17, 2015 09:32:00 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.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 10:46:00 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.
Source: vikings.com
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

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QB1Teddy Bridgewater
2Shaun Hill
3Taylor Heinicke
4Joel Stave
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
4Jhurell Pressley
5C.J. Ham
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
2Blake Renaud
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Charles Johnson
3Adam Thielen
4Terrell Sinkfield
5Isaac Fruechte
WR21Laquon Treadwell
2Jarius Wright
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Moritz Boehringer
5Marken Michel
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4David Morgan
5Brian Leonhardt
LT1Matt Kalil
2T.J. Clemmings
3Carter Bykowski
LG1Alex Boone
2Jeremiah Sirles
3Austin Shepherd
C1John Sullivan
2Joe Berger
3Nick Easton
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Mike Harris
3Zac Kerin
RT1Andre Smith
2Phil Loadholt
3Willie Beavers
K1Blair Walsh