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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

Vikings PK Walsh wins 2012 Golden Toe Award

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie PK Blair Walsh was voted the 2012 Golden Toe winner as the NFL's top kicking specialist.

Lagging Vikings stadium funds concern lawmakers

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
A state lawmaker is growing concerned about the reliability of tax revenue that is supposed to help pay for construction of a new Vikings stadium.

Peterson wins PFW/PFWA MVP honors

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson is the winner of both the MVP and Comebacker Player of the Year awards, as voted by Pro Football Weekly and the PFWA.

Vikings thrived with fewer coaching errors

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
A sounder, smarter Vikings coaching staff was a big reason for the team's success in 2012.

Peterson's freakish healing will make others suffer

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
By healing so quickly and turning in his best season to date, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has set an unfair standard for others' rehabilitations.

Expanding the playoffs a bad idea

Posted Jan. 07, 2013 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Expanded playoffs? Bad idea if the wild-card games were a clue. Plus, how Leslie Frazier and Mike Shanahan handled QB decisions.

Harvin's role with Vikings remains unknown

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Since WR Percy Harvin landed on injured reserve on Dec. 5, his future with the Vikings seriously has come into doubt.

Vikings DE Allen to have shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
Vikings DE Jared Allen will have surgery this offseason to repair a torn labrum, according to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com in Minnesota.

Packers show off depth in wild-card win over Vikings

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:43 a.m. ET
The Packers reminded everyone of how dangerous they can be when they're at full strength Saturday night, overwhelming the Vikings 24-10.

Vikings' Ponder inactive; Webb starts vs. Packers

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Christian Ponder is suffering from burisitis and will not play in the wild-card matchup against the Packers in Green Bay.

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Packers pass defense

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Strange as it may sound given Adrian Peterson’s ability to take over a game, the Packers must focus on Vikings QB Christian Ponder.

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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