Chris Crocker DB MIN 4 Months

Crocker was released by the Vikings, ESPN reports.

It's a surprising move as he was seen as perhaps the leading candidate to start at strong safety. With Crocker released, Robert Blanton will likely begin the season as the starter at strong safety.

Chris Crocker DB MIN 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 5 Months

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

Chris Crocker DB MIN Jul 06 '79

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 Oct 16 '78

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 Oct 15 '78

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 Oct 10 '78

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 Jul 08 '78

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 Feb 16 '78

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.