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Brandon Fusco | Guard

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 306
College: Slippery Rock
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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. Sep 6 - 2:54 PM

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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

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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