Jamarca Sanford DB MIN 21 Days

Sanford has been placed on injured reserve, ESPN reports.

Sanford entered training camp as the expected starter at strong safety, but he fell behind Chris Crocker and Robert Blanton and then suffered an injury in the third preseason game.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN 28 Days

Sanford suffered a quad injury in Saturday's preseason game, Fox Sports North reports.

It was assumed Sanford was the leader for the starting strong safety job heading into training camp, but he appears to have fallen behind Chris Crocker and Robert Blanton. He didn't get a chance to move up on the depth chart since he was out early in the game.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN 1 Month

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

It was assumed Sanford was the leader for the starting strong safety job heading into training camp, but it sounds like both Sanford and Robert Blanton (if healthy) have passed him on the depth chart.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN 1 Month

Sanford did not play in Friday's preseason win over Oakland due to back spasms, ESPN reports.

Sanford is competing with Robert Blanton, Mistral Raymond and rookie Antone Exum for the starting strong safety role. All but Exum are dealing with injuries in the preseason. Sanford's injury sounds minor and he may be able to play in the team's next preseason game.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN 11 Months

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford exited Sunday night's Week 8 game against the Packers in the first quarter with a groin injury.

His return is questionable. Mistral Raymond has replaced him in the starting lineup.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN 12 Months

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Sanford left Sunday's loss to the Browns with a hamstring injury and was limited in practice this week. He'll be replaced by Andrew Sendejo in the starting lineup. The Vikings will also be without CB Chris Cook (groin) against the Steelers.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN 12 Months

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford exited Sunday's Week 3 game against the Browns with a hamstring injury.

He's not expected to return. With Mistral Raymond (shoulder) inactive, Andrew Sendejo has replaced Sanford at strong safety.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN Jun 23 '13

Vikings SS Jamarca Sanford took most of the first-team reps this spring.

Minnesota has had a different starter at strong safety each of the past three seasons, but Sanford is looking to put an end to the trend. He started 13 games last season and appears to have a stranglehold on the spot entering camp. Sanford re-upped with the Vikings on a two-year, $5 million deal in March, but he's expected to face competition from Mistral Raymond and Robert Blanton.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN Mar 12 '13

Vikings re-signed S Jamarca Sanford.

A 14-game starter in 2012 -- including playoffs -- Sanford was a big upgrade on Mistral Raymond and appears to have solidified a starting role at strong safety, across from FS Harrison Smith. Sanford, 27, finished last year with 66 tackles and forced four fumbles. He has not shown ball skills through four NFL seasons.

Jamarca Sanford DB MIN Feb 03 '12

The Vikings are expected to demote FS Jamarca Sanford into a special teams-only role in 2012.

Sanford "earned" the opportunity to start in 2011 after beating out Tyrell Johnson in camp, but he flopped in the secondary. Per ESPN 1500's Tom Pelissero, Sanford allowed 20 of the 31 passes thrown at him to be completed (64.5 percent) for 344 yards and eight touchdowns. He also missed too many open-field tackles. Per Pelissero, Sanford "confirmed he's just a special teamer."