abc
QUICK LINKS:

Safety Valve: Vikings Turn to Veteran Crocker

Created: 08/12/2014 5:09 PM KSTP.com

One of the iffiest positions on Minnesota's roster is at strong safety. The question mark was big enough that the Vikings signed 12-year veteran Chris Crocker more than a week into training camp.

Crocker has had to work his way back into game shape, but he wasn't behind in the competition. That's because he's played in coach Mike Zimmer's defense for several seasons with Cincinnati.

Crocker has made clear he didn't come out of semi-retirement thinking he wouldn't be a starter anymore. He wasn't going to sign with just any team and have to start over with a new scheme, either.

After sitting out the team's first exhibition game, Crocker is on track to make his Vikings debut Saturday against Arizona.

___

Online:

AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Few Clouds
49°
62° | 40°
  • Feels like: 49° F
  • Wind: WNW 3mph
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Tue Abundant sunshine
    58° | 42°
  • Wed Chance of afternoon showers
    63° | 48°
  • Thu Showers possible
    62° | 48°
  • Fri A few clouds
    70° | 50°

Video

KSTP NEWS