Jerome Felton RB MIN 7 Months
Vikings FB Jerome Felton will miss the rest of the preseason after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Wednesday.
Felton should be fully recovered in two weeks, but the Vikings are going to hold their Pro Bowl lead blocker out until the September 8 opener. Pro Football Focus graded Felton out as its No. 5 fullback last season, and the Vikings rewarded him with a three-year, $7.5 million extension in March.
Jerome Felton RB MIN Jan 23 '13
The Star-Tribune expects the Vikings to lock up FB Jerome Felton before free agency opens.
This is a situation Adrian Peterson will be watching closely. Operating on a one-year "prove it" deal in 2012, Felton emerged as one of the game's best lead-blockers while helping pave the way for Peterson's remarkable 2,097-yard season. He'll have plenty of leverage in upcoming negotiations.
Jerome Felton RB MIN Jan 07 '13
Free agent FB Jerome Felton says he'd like to remain in Minnesota, but acknowledged that testing the free-agent waters is appealing to him.
Plugged-in beat writer Tom Pelissero believes Felton could command about $3 million a year on the open market. Any lead blocker would be crazy to not try to max out when they have the chance because the position absorbs so many collisions. "This is my first real opportunity to hit the free agency like I wanted to," Felton said. "But I want to be here, so hopefully, it works out."
Jerome Felton RB MIN Jan 04 '13
Vikings FB Jerome Felton, who was selected to this year's Pro Bowl, is an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
We realized Felton's last Rotoworld blurb was in June discussing an old DUI arrest, so we felt compelled to give him some updated love. Felton has been a beast this season, also earning praise from NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell. Like Vonta Leach a few offseasons back, 26-year-old Felton is going to be a hot commodity if the Vikings let him hit the market. Rotoworld's Evan Silva discusses Felton's impact -- along with Minnesota's stunning offensive line continuity -- in his Wild Card Matchups column, accessible at the link below.
Jerome Felton RB MIN Jun 07 '12
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the league is reviewing Vikings FB Jerome Felton's Saturday arrest for DUI.
Felton already had one DUI arrest within the past ten years. He's now subject to discipline under the NFL's personal conduct policy. Signed to a one-year, $700,000 contract, Felton won't be guaranteed a roster spot this summer.
Jerome Felton RB MIN Jun 02 '12
Vikings FB Jerome Felton was arrested on DWI charges early Saturday in Hennepin County, Minn.
Felton was arrested after refusing to submit to a chemical test. He signed a one-year, $700,000 deal in March. A former fifth-round pick, Felton appeared in 14 games between the Colts and Panthers last season, and is the favorite for lead-blocking duties in Minnesota.
Jerome Felton RB MIN Mar 19 '12
The Vikings have scheduled a free agent visit with FB Jerome Felton.
Felton, 25, is a poor man's Le'Ron McClain who's yet to get extensive ball-carrying opportunities in the NFL. The Vikes showed interest in Felton when he was waived by Carolina last November. The Colts had a better waiver priority.