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Joe Berger

Joe Berger - #61 - C

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 305 lbs.
Birthday 05/25/1982
Birthplace Fremont, MI
College Michigan Tech
Years played 8
Drafted 2005, 6th round, 33rd pick by Panthers

Jury gets fatal accident case of ex-Viking's wife

Posted May 02, 2012 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
A jury began deliberations Tuesday in the vehicular homicide trial of the wife of ex-Viking Joe Senser and recessed without a verdict.

Report: Vikings release RB King

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
The Vikings cut RB Caleb King, who was released from jail on Tuesday after being arrested Saturday, according to Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press.

Discussions for Vikings stadium without roof being discussed

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
There is a proposal being discussed among some Republican legislators in Minnesota for an open-air stadium to reduce the cost of a new stadium for the Vikings.

Vikings' new OL transformation shouldn't be difficult

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings are comfortable moving Charlie Johnson to left guard after drafting OLT Matt Kalil in Round One.

Vikings strike again, land starting safety Smith

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Rick Spielman landed two starters in Day One of the NFL draft, adding S Harrison Smith to a troubled secondary.

Vikings trade, then opt for positional value

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
The stories will say that the Vikings selected their left tackle of the present and future in Matt Kalil, but that’s only part of the story.

Browns trade up to No. 3 pick

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
The Browns have traded up and swapped picks with the Vikings to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Minn. GOP lawmakers want game-tied stadium taxes

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
A handful of Minnesota lawmakers said Monday that the state's portion of the cost of a new Vikings stadium should be funded with new taxes on the team and its fans.

Vikings players hit Capitol as stadium votes near

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:40 a.m. ET
Three Vikings players joined in a lobbying effort at Minnesota's Capitol, urging legislators to approve funds for a new stadium.

Senser: Wife said she struck construction cone

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 1:18 a.m. ET
In his wife's trial on criminal vehicular homicide charges, ex-Vikings TE Joe Senser testified that she told him she had hit a construction cone, not a person.

Report: Vikings agree to terms with WR Simpson

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported.

The First Fifteen: Draft insights

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
We take a look at key story lines leading up to the first round of the draft, including the top QBs, the Alabama starting five and the likely biggest bust position.

Report: WR Simpson faces three-game suspension

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The NFL will suspend former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson for three games, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Minnesota Senate revives hope for Vikings stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 9:10 p.m. ET
After Roger Goodell met with Minnesota politicians Friday, a state Senate committee passed a public subsidy for a new Vikings stadium.

Goodell talks with Minnesota governor about stadium

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney II met with Minnesota lawmakers on Friday to discuss the stadium issue.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 09, 2010
Injury-prone center Jake Grove has been released by the Miami Dolphins, meaning Berger will start in the opener Sunday at Buffalo.||||||| Grove, who had been battling with Berger for the starting job, nursed shoulder and knee injuries during the preseason and missed four games last season.
Posted Nov. 20, 2009
Berger, who replaced Jake Grove at center in Miami's game Thursday, left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.||||||| Berger tried to go back into the game but was re-injured. Nate Garner replaced him. It's not certain how serious the injuries to Berger and Grove are.
Posted Nov. 23, 2008
Dallas listed Berger as inactive for Sunday's game versus San Francisco.||||||| Berger has played in three games for the Cowboys this season.
Posted Feb. 28, 2008
The Cowboys moved to keep restricted free agent and guard Joe Berger, putting a tender of $927,000 on him.|||||||
Posted Sept. 07, 2006
Berger is listed as out with a foot injury for the Dolphins season opener on Thursday against the Pittsbugh Steelers. The guard suffered the injury in the team's final preseason game on Aug. 31.||||||| The 24-year-old Berger was not slated to be a starter for Miami. He allowed one sack in three games for the Dolphins in 2005 after being drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (33rd overall) in the 2005 NFL draft and being cut on the final day of preseason.

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