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Matt Kalil | Tackle

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 308
College: USC
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Vikings LT Matt Kalil (back) is active for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Giants.
Kalil was listed as questionable after missing practice on Friday and Saturday. He'll see plenty of Giants RE Jason Pierre-Paul in this one. Mon, Oct 21, 2013 07:11:00 PM

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Vikings LT Matt Kalil (back) is questionable for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Giants.

Kalil didn't practice at all this week due to lower back tightness. He expects to play barring any setbacks and is officially a game-time decision.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Vikings LT Matt Kalil revealed that he battled pneumonia last season and played the final three games at 290-295 pounds.

Kalil says he dropped as low as 280 this offseason. He's now back up to his normal playing weight of 305, but Kalil says he plans to bulk up to 315 for his sophomore season. The weight loss likely explains why he gave up two sacks in the final two games after giving up just one in his first 15 contests.
Wed, May 1, 2013 10:52:00 PM

Vikings first-round LT Matt Kalil hasn't allowed a sack through four games.

Kalil, the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, has been as advertised. He didn't allow a single sack of Matt Barkley during his final season at USC and is keeping Christian Ponder clean at the NFL level. It's one of the reasons the Vikings are off to a 3-1 start.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 11:24:00 AM

Matt Kalil has taken all the first-team left tackle reps at Vikings camp, as expected.

The Vikings aren't going to ease the No. 4 overall pick in. After not allowing a single sack as a junior at USC last season, Kalil will stabilize Christian Ponder's blind side. Last year's left tackle, Charlie Johnson, should have a bounce-back year at his more natural left guard spot.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 08:38:00 AM

Vikings agreed to terms with No. 4 overall pick LT Matt Kalil on a four-year, $19.77 million contract.

The consensus top tackle prospect in the draft, Kalil projects to serve as the Vikings' franchise left tackle for a decade. He didn't allow a single sack while manning that spot for USC last season. At 6'7/295, the younger brother of Panthers center Ryan Kalil figures to get even better in the run game once he adds some size. Only four first-round picks now remain unsigned.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 12:48:00 PM

The Vikings are insisting on including full offset language in the contract for No. 4 overall pick LT Matt Kalil.

As a projected franchise left tackle, Kalil is highly unlikely to be cut in the next four years. That makes this cumbersome offset language issue a virtual moot point. But the Vikings insist on including it for all their draft picks, so the two sides are haggling.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 10:22:00 AM

Vikings selected USC LT Matt Kalil with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

The Vikings were able to trade down a spot and still get the player they've been most consistently linked to since the draft order was finalized. This year's consensus top tackle prospect, Kalil clocks in at a mountainous 6-foot-7, 295 pounds, and could immediately be a top-ten left tackle. Protecting potential 2013 No. 1 pick Matt Barkley, Kalil didn't allow a single sack his final season at USC. Now moving to left guard, Charlie Johnson's days of manning the blindside in Minnesota are over.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 08:27:00 PM

GM Buddy Nix laughed off reports that the Bills will attempt to trade up in the draft for USC LT Matt Kalil.

According to Nix, there's no "validity" to the reports and he's expressed no interest in moving either way. Nix went on to add that he's more likely to move down than up because he can't afford to surrender the extra pick(s) it would take to land Kalil.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 01:58:00 PM

A source tells the Buffalo News that the Bills' interest in trading up for USC LT Matt Kalil is "legitimate," and gives the team a "good chance" to secure this year's top offensive tackle.

NFL Network's Charley Casserly reported this first last night, and it has also been confirmed by In this scenario, the Bills would wait for the Vikings to go on the clock at three to get serious about proposals of compensation. Buffalo is willing to surrender pick Nos. 10 and 41 in order to move up for Kalil. Minnesota may ask for a late-round "sweetener," but this looks like a draft-day deal that has strong potential to happen.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 09:30:00 AM

A league source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to PFT's Mike Florio that the Bills are interested in a left tackle in the first round.

CBS Sports' Charley Casserly reported late Wednesday that Buffalo wants to trade up for USC LT Matt Kalil. Florio confirms that is the case, but if the cost is too rich, Bills GM Buddy Nix would prefer to trade down and use a later first-round pick on a tackle, perhaps Stanford's Jonathan Martin. Nix doesn't believe the tackles behind Kalil are worthy of No. 10 overall.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 11:46:00 PM

CBS Sports' Charley Casserly reports that the Bills want to trade up to draft USC LT Matt Kalil, and would throw in a second-round pick to pull it off.

The Bills would presumably trade up to No. 3 and send the Vikings, at least, picks No. 10 and 41. Kalil would give Buffalo a long-term solution at a position that has seen Jason Peters and Demetress Bell come and go over the last few seasons. The Vikings are surely fielding offers for No. 3 from all over the league, but will be hard-pressed to land a better complementary pick than No. 41. Of course, this story may also have been spread by Minnesota in order to create a market for the third overall selection.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 08:14:00 PM

Bob Sansevere of the St. Paul Pioneer Press "would be surprised" if the Vikings selected USC OT Matt Kalil on Thursday.

Based on Vikings GM Rick Spielman's comments to both the media and to him personally, Sansevere feels the pick will be LSU CB Morris Claiborne. Sansevere believes Spielman was "blowing spoke" when he mentioned the team's need for an elite left tackle, and that the Vikings are content being average at the position. At this point, Claiborne is the favorite to come off the board at No. 3.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 08:12:00 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman insists trade talk at No. 3 overall has heated up to the point where there is potential to get a deal done by Thursday evening.

"We're going to be very open to the trade scenario," Spielman said. "That front has really heated up over the last 24 hours and I'm sure it'll continue to heat up as we head into Thursday night." Spielman has been trying to fan this trade flame for more than two months now. He reiterated that the Vikes will choose between OT Matt Kalil, CB Morris Claiborne, and WR Justin Blackmon if a trade can't be finalized.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 03:20:00 PM

SI's Peter King reports the Vikings are "still a (USC LT) Matt Kalil team."

However, King does allow the draft's top tackle could fall and "be in play for Buffalo at (No.) 10." If the Vikings pass on Kalil, it will be either because they've traded down or decided that cornerback is a bigger need and taken LSU's Morris Claiborne. The Tampa Bay Times reported Monday there are "strong suggestions in NFL circles" Minnesota will pass on Kalil, while ESPN's Adam Schefter said Saturday he's only "28.3 percent sure" Kalil will be the pick at No. 3.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 09:45:00 AM

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