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Top Ross Blacklock News

  • Ross Blacklock: Cut from Jaguars practice squad

    Jacksonville cut Blacklock from its practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    In a corresponding move, the Jaguars signed Henry Mondeaux to their practice squad. Blacklock has played in just one game in 2023, registering six defensive snaps.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Agrees to adjusted contract

    Blacklock and the Vikings agreed Wednesday to restructure his contract for the 2023 season to the NFL veteran minimum of $1.01 million, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The renegotiation now saves Minnesota roughly $683,000 in cap space. Blacklock is slated to remain with the Vikings for at least one more campaign after he tallied two tackles and one sack across 11 games this past season while operating as a depth/rotational defensive lineman.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Won't play Sunday

    Blacklock (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Lions.

    Blacklock missed Week 13 against the Jets due to an illness, but he did return to the practice field this week, while also shedding his injury designation. In his absence, James Lynch and Esezi Otomewo will likely be in line for increased opportunity.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Removed from injury report

    Blacklock (illness) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Blacklock missed Sunday's game against the Jets as a result of an illness, but his absence from Wednesday's injury report suggests that he's healthy and ready to return to action this weekend versus the Lions. The 290-pounder will likely continue operating as a rotational piece on Minnesota's defensive line.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Sitting out Sunday

    Blacklock (illness) is inactive Sunday against the Jets.

    Blacklock's absence will weaken the Vikings' depth on the defensive line. His next chance to suit up will be Week 14 against the Lions.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Two QB hurries in Vikings debut

    Blacklock had two quarterback hurries in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    Blacklock played on ten of the defense's 62 snaps, as he'll be a backup defensive tackle to begin the season. The 24-year-old racked up 36 tackles (24 solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses in 14 games with Houston last season before being traded to Minnesota in August.

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  • Vikings' Ross Blacklock: Traded to Vikings

    Blacklock and a 2023 seventh-round pick were traded from the Texans to the Vikings on Tuesday in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick.

    Blacklock was selected by the Texans with the 40th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and appeared in 29 games over the last two seasons. The 24-year-old racked up 36 tackles (24 solo), two sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses during his time with the Texans. Blacklock missed Houston's preseason finale with a groin issue but has presumably moved past the issue and could compete for a starting role on Minnesota's defensive line after Armon Watts was waived Tuesday.

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  • Texans' Ross Blacklock: Suffering from groin injury

    Blacklock (groin) won't play in Thursday's preseason finale, Aaron Wilson of reports.

    While it's uncertain when Blacklock suffered this groin injury, the defensive tackle has been unable to practice since Tuesday. The 2020 second-round pick figures to see a key role on the Texans' defensive line this season as soon as he's healthy.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 307 lbs
Birthplace: Missouri City, TX
Age: 26
School: TCU
Experience: 4