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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers win ugly

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
All four NFC North teams stayed home in Week Nine, and only the Vikings failed to make use of their advantage.

Ponder struggling but will not be benched by Vikings

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Christian Ponder is in a rut, but he's not in danger of being benched soon.

Former Viking top pick gets 15 months for fraud

Posted Oct. 27, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
Michael Bennett was sentenced to 15 months on Friday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud three months ago.

Vikings CB Cook has a broken arm

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Chris Cook suffered a broken arm in Thursday night’s loss to the Buccaneers and will be out for an extended period of time.

Martin, Buccaneers race past Vikings

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 11:57 p.m. ET
RB Doug Martin racked up 214 total yards and two TDs, and the Buccaneers blew out Minnesota 36-17 on Thursday night.

Key matchup: Bucs defense vs. Vikings QB Christian Ponder

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
In today's Key Matchup, we consider the opportunity awaiting Vikings QB Christian Ponder, who has a chance to end his slump against the Bucs.

Week Eight primer: Falcons-Eagles a game in contrasts

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines for Week Eight as we approach the midpoint of the season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Peterson carries load as Ponder slumps

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Things continued looking up for the Bears, Vikings and Packers in Week Seven after victories over the Lions, Cardinals and Rams, respectively.

Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Carolina's Rob Chudzinski and Buffalo's Dave Wannstedt are struggling to adjust; Adrian Peterson's incredible season; and more from Week Seven.

London lukewarm to NFL's desire to grow game overseas

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Sources overseas told PFW that interest in the NFL abroad currently falls far short of what it would take to support a full-time franchise.

Vikings hand Cardinals third straight loss

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran 23 times for 153 yards and a first-quarter touchdown and the Vikings beat Arizona 21-14.

NFC North Spin cycle: Are Packers back now?

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Packers' convincing win over the previously undefeated Texans was the NFC North's highlight attraction in Week Six action.

Vikings to host game in London

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The Vikings will be hosting a game in London in 2013, team vice president Lester Bagley confirmed Sunday.

RG3 helps Redskins snap home losing streak

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns and the Redskins snapped an eight-game home losing streak with a 38-26 win over the Vikings.

Key matchup: Redskins RB Alfred Morris vs. Vikings' run defense

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Redskins' impressive rookie runner Alfred Morris will face an improved Vikings defense.

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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