Chris Crocker DB MIN 7 Days

Crocker started at strong safety in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona and had one tackle.

It looks like Crocker is the leading candidate to start at strong safety given his history with new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer from their time with the Bengals, and with Robert Blanton sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Chris Crocker DB MIN 8 Days

Crocker has been working with the first-team defense in practice and appears to have a shot to win the starting strong safety job, ESPN reports.

It looks like Crocker could start at strong safety given his history with head coach Mike Zimmer in Cincinnati. He's competing with Jamarca Sanford, Robert Blanton and Mistral Raymond for the role.

Chris Crocker DB MIN 19 Days

Crocker signed with the Vikings on Monday, the team's official website reports.

Chris Crocker DB MIN 11 Months

Bengals re-signed S Chris Crocker.

For the second straight year, the Bengals sign Crocker just before Week 4. He's capable of helping in the slot and playing safety.

Chris Crocker DB MIN Jan 05 '13

Bengals declared FS Chris Crocker, CB Jason Allen, TE Richard Quinn, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, DTs Devon Still and Brandon Thompson, and RB Dan Herron inactive for Saturday's Wild Card game versus the Texans.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring, probable) is active, as expected. Crocker is dealing with a quadriceps injury, and Nate Clements will get the start next to Reggie Nelson. Allen has a hamstring injury of his own. The other five inactives have found themselves there all season long.

Chris Crocker DB MIN Jan 04 '13

Bengals FS Chris Crocker (quadricep) is listed as doubtful for the Wild Card Round.

Crocker figures to be replaced by former cornerback Nate Clements, who was benched after midseason following a failed conversion to safety. It's a concern for the way the Bengals will defend Texans TEs Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham.

Chris Crocker DB MIN Dec 30 '12

Bengals S Chris Crocker suffered a quad injury in Sunday's game against the Ravens and is doubtful to return.

Crocker was replaced in the lineup by Taylor Mays. The injury could loom large for playoff implications, as Mays is susceptible to the pass. We'll know more about Crocker's injury as the week progresses.

Chris Crocker DB MIN Sep 27 '12

Bengals re-signed S Chris Crocker.

Crocker has been on the street since the Bengals released him way back April. If his troublesome knees are right, he will provide some veteran depth in a secondary dealing with injuries to both of their starting corners.

Chris Crocker DB MIN May 08 '12

Free agent S Chris Crocker is visiting the Lions and Cardinals this week.

Crocker is in Detroit today before heading to Arizona on Wednesday. The 32-year-old was released last month after starting 38 games in Cincinnati over the past three seasons.

Chris Crocker DB MIN Apr 06 '12

Bengals released S Chris Crocker.

Crocker is entering his age-32 season with three consecutive years of nagging knee injuries. A 38-game starter in Cincinnati, Crocker graded out below average in coverage and run support by Pro Football Focus for 2011. Outside of corner/safety hybrid Jason Allen, the Bengals have no proven depth beyond Reggie Nelson at safety. Alabama's Mark Barron could be an option in the first round.