Jasper Brinkley LB MIN 4 Days

Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had five total tackles in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona. However, the starting middle linebacker job is still a close battle between Brinkley and Audie Cole, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's also possible the two could share playing time with Brinkley seen stronger against the run and could be used on early downs. It sounds like the position battle won't be decided until late in the preseason.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN 4 Months

Jasper Brinkley has been taking the first-team reps at middle linebacker at Vikings voluntary workouts this week.

Brinkley was re-signed by the Vikings after a one-year stint in Arizona. He's merely a two-down run plugger who can't cover a lick. Audie Cole and Michael Mauti should give Brinkley a run for the job this summer, and we wouldn't put it past GM Rick Spielman to draft a MIKE 'backer next week.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN 6 Months

KFAN.com reports free agent ILB Jasper Brinkley visited the Vikings earlier this week.

Brinkley's Thursday meeting with the Bills was believed to be his first since he was cut loose by the Cardinals, but that's not the case. The fact that Brinkley left Minnesota without a deal, however, is a sign a reunion isn't imminent. Brinkley is not a three-down 'backer, and is best utilized against the run.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN 6 Months

Free agent ILB Jasper Brinkley is visiting the Bills Thursday.

One day after kicking the tires on Jameel McClain, the Bills are taking a look at similarly low-upside linebacker. Brinkley, who barely played for Arizona following Daryl Washington's return from suspension last season, is just a two-down run stuffer at best. He wouldn't provide much competition for Nigel Bradham next to Kiko Alonso.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN 6 Months

Cardinals released ILB Jasper Brinkley.

The move clears $2 million in cap room, which Arizona may commit to re-signing free agent ILB Karlos Dansby. Brinkley made little to no impact during one season in the desert, falling out of the defensive rotation when Daryl Washington returned from suspension. Brinkely is a limited, two-down run stuffer. 28 years old, he figures to receive minimum offers in free agency.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN 11 Months

Cardinals ILB Jasper Brinkley was forced from Sunday's game against the Bucs with a left groin injury, and will not return.

It's yet another blow for the Cardinals' injury-ravaged linebacker corps. For now, Brinkley should be considered week to week.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN May 15 '13

Cardinals ILB Jasper Brinkley opened up OTAs as a starter next to Karlos Dansby.

Brinkley gets the initial nod over second-rounder Kevin Minter, but that could merely be based on seniority. Before long, we fully expect Minter to win the job and start all four games while Daryl Washington is suspended. Washington worked with the second team Tuesday.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN Mar 14 '13

Chargers agreed to terms with ILB Jasper Brinkley, formerly of the Vikings, on a two-year contract.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN Mar 13 '13

Free agent ILB Jasper Brinkley's Giants visit has ended and he is now en route to Arizona to visit the Cardinals.

Jasper Brinkley LB MIN Mar 13 '13

Free agent MLB Jasper Brinkley will visit the Giants Wednesday.

The Giants are not expected to bring back lead-footed incumbent Chase Blackburn, leaving a gaping hole in the middle. Brinkley is a two-down thumper that racked up 98 tackles in 16 games for the Vikings last year.