Lorenzo Booker RB CHI 9 Months
Bears released RB Lorenzo Booker and signed RB Armando Allen from their practice squad.
Booker missed practice all week after suffering a concussion in the preseason. Allen, in his second year out of Notre Dame, will be the No. 3 back behind Matt Forte and Michael Bush and contribute on special teams. OLB Patrick Trahan was also waived on Saturday.
Lorenzo Booker RB CHI 11 Months
Bears signed RB Lorenzo Booker and waived RB Alvester Alexander.
After contributing down the stretch as a kickoff returner with the Vikings in 2010, Booker was a disaster last season, fumbling three times on 21 offensive touches. The 28-year-old passing down specialist will likely push Armando Allen for the fourth running back spot. Alexander was undrafted out of Wyoming.
Lorenzo Booker RB CHI Mar 13 '12
Vikings will not tender restricted free agent RB/KR Lorenzo Booker.
The coaching staff lost faith in Booker last season after three fumbles on just 21 offensive touches. Marcus Sherels should take over as the primary kickoff returner with Percy Harvin's offensive snaps due to increase.
Lorenzo Booker RB CHI Nov 22 '11
Lorenzo Booker played just two snaps in last week's loss to the Raiders despite Adrian Peterson's first-half injury.
The Vikings clearly don't trust Booker. Toby Gerhart racked up 39 snaps last week and Percy Harvin will be used as his change-of-pace back while Peterson is sidelined.
Lorenzo Booker RB CHI Sep 01 '11
Vikings RB/KR Lorenzo Booker (back) expects to return to full practice early next week.
Booker is vying for the third-down job along with Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart. He's also expected to serve as the primary kickoff returner, with Percy Harvin focusing on offense.
Lorenzo Booker RB CHI Aug 28 '11
Vikings RB/KR Lorenzo Booker was diagnosed with a minor disc problem in his back.
The Vikes originally feared worse after Booker collapsed without contact while running a route in Saturday's game. He's expected to be back for the season opener, but it's fair to wonder if the condition will worsen during the season. With Toby Gerhart (Achilles) also banged up, Adrian Peterson may be forced into a bigger role on passing downs this year.