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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:58:34 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings likely will be willing to listen to trade offer for RB Toby Gerhart once training camp begins.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:12:04 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart was expected to split time with RB Adrian Peterson early on, but he ended up in the same backup role he's always been. Gerhart is entering a contract year, and he has minimal mileage on his body. He figures to return as Peterson's primary backup unless the team can find value in the trade market.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:54:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team has some concern over RB Toby Gerhart's three fumbles in Week 3 because they do not want him to lose confidence. "We're going to need Toby to make big plays for us throughout this season and we've got to keep his confidence up," Frazier said. "We know he's capable of holding onto the football. He usually does a good job with that. We don't want him to go in the tank and get down."
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:44:35 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart had six carries for 18 yards in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he added one reception for eight yards.
Fantasy Tip: Gerhart was expected to split carries with RB Adrian Peterson (knee), but Peterson ended up galloping 17 times for 84 yards and two scores despite suffering torn knee ligaments in Week 17 last season. It appears Gerhart should only be used as a 'flex' fantasy option in the deepest of leagues unless Peterson suffers some sort of setback.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 09:38:12 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will start during Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. RB Toby Gerhart, however, is still expected to see more carries during the game.
Sat, 18 Aug 2012 05:43:00 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart had six carries for 30 yards in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17. He also recorded a 19-yard reception.
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:32:25 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) took all the first-team reps in practice Sunday, Aug. 12, in his first day back from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list. RB Toby Gerhart was working with the second team.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:59:14 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart carried five times for 31 yards in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Leslie Frazier commented that he was impressed how "forceful"Gerhart was. "We've avoided contact with him in training camp," Frazier said. "Now we wanted to take him down and just see how forceful he ran the football and his presence."
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:17:23 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said Tuesday, Aug. 7, that the team will "be a little more cautious" with RB Toby Gerhart and his workload. It's mostly due to the availability and uncertainty of RB Adrian Peterson (knee), so they want to keep Gerhart as healthy as possible just in case.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:23:44 -0700
There are no plans by the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff to let RB Toby Gerhart shoulder a heavier load in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, against the San Francisco 49ers. "We'll get him in there some," head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Aug. 6, "but we're not going to hand it off to him a lot, not in the preseason. He'll have limited reps for sure."
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:02:33 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart has bulked up this season and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave feels it will be beneficial to the team, as they plan to count on him this year. "Toby is going to be needed by our team based on Adrian's (Peterson) health. I know Toby is looking forward to making a big contribution like he did in the second half of 2011," Musgrave said.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 05:50:15 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart said he thinks RB Adrian Peterson (knee) will be ready to play in Week 1. "I think (Adrian Peterson) will (play in the opener)," Gerhart said. "You can never be surprised with Adrian. The way he comes to work every day, the way he pushes himself - he was flying around, straight-line speed, moving out there, racing Percy up the hill, doing conditioning stuff ... I haven't seen him in a couple weeks now, but I'm sure he's continued to make leaps and bounds in progress, and I wouldn't be surprised if he's ready. You can never count Adrian out."
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 11:00:19 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart said he is preparing as if he will be the starting running back Week 1 but is not ruling out the possibility that RB Adrian Peterson (knee) will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:37:20 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier indicated RB Toby Gerhart may receive a heavy workload at the beginning of the season because of RB Adrian Peterson's (knee) rehab process. Frazier said the team wants Gerhart at a certain weight when he gets to training camp but do not want him to lose his speed.
Thu, 03 May 2012 08:08:35 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart said he is preparing to carry the rushing load if RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is not ready to start the 2012 season. "I'm preparing to be the guy," Gerhart said. "I try to do that every year. But this year it's a little more prevalent. I'm doing everything I can to be here, work hard, work with the new guys we have coming in. I'm pushing everybody and getting pushed by other guys. Preparing to be the guy, depending on whether Adrian comes back."
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:02:51 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) said he is near the end of his rehab from a torn medial collateral ligament and plans to fully participate in all of the offseason workouts.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 21:07:17 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart might see more touches during the early part of 2012, as head coach Leslie Frazier indicated Saturday, Feb. 25, that the team would like to limit the workload of RB Adrian Peterson (knee) if he is ready for Week 1.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 05:20:30 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team has to be conscious of some of the running back prospects at the Senior Bowl and in the NFL Draft because of the late season injuries to RBs Adrian Peterson (knee) and Toby Gerhart (knee), though Frazier didn't deem Gerhart's injury as serious.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 05:15:02 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Toby Gerhart (knee) is worthy of more carries next season because of the way he finished last season filling in for RB Adrian Peterson (knee).
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:33:20 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) will not need to undergo surgery on his sprained medial collateral ligament. He will allow the injury to heal through rest and rehab.
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:48:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) said Tuesday, Jan. 3, that he doesn't think he will need surgery for his torn medial collateral ligament in his knee. "Swelling should go down with rest as my range of motion returns," Gerhart said.
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 12:04:53 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 17. Gerhart is considering undergoing surgery, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:33:58 -0800
It is unclear whether the Minnesota Vikings will dress only two halfbacks, RBs Toby Gerhart and Lorenzo Booker, for the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. They might promote RB Caleb King from the practice squad. "You never know when it's your time," King said Friday, Dec. 30. "Luckily, I did follow (the veterans). I know the playbook, so if they throw me in, I'm going to be ready." RB Jordan Todman was signed this week off the practice squad of the San Diego Chargers, but it's unlikely he'll be up to speed with the team's playbook to contribute.
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:10:12 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will remain committed to the run game despite the absence of RB Adrian Peterson (knee). Even if Peterson misses time at the start of the 2012 season, the Vikings will not alter their offense with RB Toby Gerhart in the mix. "One of things about Adrian's absence earlier in the season, we had a chance to get Toby some extended snaps and we really haven't altered the offense by any means," Frazier said. "Toby has done a very good job in Adrian's absence. Did a great job of stepping in and performing and rushing for over 100 yards. So we really haven't had to alter things. We really don't plan to. We look forward to eventually getting Adrian back on the field, but we don't think we have to really alter the offense."
Sat, 24 Dec 2011 15:26:18 -0800
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) likely suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament as well as other ligament damage in Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners whose leagues run through Week 17 should make alternative plans immediately. Dynasty league managers should brace for the worst by preparing to be without Peterson for the beginning of the 2012 season as well. Toby Gerhart filled in more than adequately while AD was unavailable because of a high ankle sprain; if he's available to owners in either situation, they should do what they can to secure his services. If Peterson did tear his ACL but makes a strong recovery and isn't expected to miss much, if any, time in 2012, he won't be the explosive back fans are accustomed to seeing. It's hard to envision AD being worthy of a first-round pick in redraft leagues next season. The results of the MRI should be known on Christmas Day, if not earlier.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 15:54:47 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart caught four passes for 46 yards and two touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 15.
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 15:23:24 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart rushed for 90 yards on 19 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 14.
Sun, 04 Dec 2011 15:32:37 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart rushed for 91 yards on 21 carries in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 14:01:19 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart rushed for 44 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.
Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:14:20 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart will start at running back in Week 12 with RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) being ruled out.
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:12:42 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Lorenzo Booker and WR Percy Harvin will likely split time behind RB Toby Gerhart in Week 12 if RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is inactive.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:47:13 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart is in line to start in Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons if RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) cannot play. RB Lorenzo Booker will also see some work.
Sat, 12 Nov 2011 08:49:15 -0800
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart has received only 17 carries in eight games so far this season but offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said the team wants to increase his playing time. Musgrave said the team needs to create offensive packages that involve Gerhart.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:06:55 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is tied for the NFL lead in carries with 166 heading into Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave has talked about utilizing RB Toby Gerhart more to ease Peterson's load slightly. "We want to keep hanging out hat on our staples that we feel confident in, but at the same time add a couple of complementary wrinkles that can not only give us some juice but also protect our good things that we do so that we're not so easy to key on," Musgrave said Friday, Nov. 11.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:55:12 -0800
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said the team will look to increase RB Toby Gerhart's workload in the second half of the season. "We have to do a better job of getting Toby on the field and spelling Adrian," Musgrave said. "We did a little bit better job of that in Charlotte (a 24-21 win over Carolina on Oct. 30). But we look to do a much better job of that over the next eight games. Toby was essential in that drive we had in the third quarter in Charlotte. When he got in the game, the ball started to move." RB Adrian Peterson is still expected to see the bulk of the work in Minnesota, though.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:49:32 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (ankle, Achilles') and LB Kenny Onatolu (foot) are listed as questionable for the team's preseason finale Thursday, Sept. 1, against the Houston Texans.
Sun, 28 Aug 2011 19:38:30 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (Achilles', ankle) did not play in the team's third preseason game.
Wed, 22 Dec 2010 07:10:25 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart could see increased playing time in Week 16 even if RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is able to play in the game, reports Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:10:15 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart made the start in the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears in place of the injured RB Adrian Peterson (thigh). Gerhart carried 16 times for 77 yards while adding three receptions for 18 yards.
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:36:49 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring), WRs Bernard Berrian (groin) and Greg Lewis (concussion) and SS Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 10, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. They are listed as probable for Week 14 and are expected to play.
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 15:08:55 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) and QB Joe Webb (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 9, according to Vikings.com.
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:48:50 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) and G Steve Hutchinson (thumb) were each limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:49:14 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring in the team's Week 13 game but should be fine, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 18:52:59 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) should play in Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills, according to Gregg Rosenthal, of ProFootballTalk.com. Peterson had an MRI Monday, Nov. 28, which revealed just a sprain. If he can't go, RB Toby Gerhart would likely get the start.
Sun, 28 Nov 2010 14:19:30 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart rushed for a career-high 76 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in Week 12 against the Washington Redskins, according to The Associated Press.
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:36:12 -0800
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has seen his touches in the red zone decrease this season and was only a part of two of the team's seven plays in the red zone in Week 10, reports 1500ESPN's Tom Pelissero. RB Toby Gerhart has seen an increase in his touches, averaging 16 plays per game since Week 6.
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 09:42:46 -0700
Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Brian Murphy said RBs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart will return kicks in Week 9 if WR Percy Harvin (ankle) is not able to play, according to Vikings.com.
Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:37:19 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart received his most extensive playing time of the season in Week 7, finishing the game with 24 yards on five carries, according to 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero. Head coach Brad Childress said the team planned to use Gerhart in certain packages.
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 14:43:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) and OT Bryant McKinnie (finger) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 17, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Both are listed as probable for Week 2 and are expected to play.
Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:00:28 -0700
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart (knee) will play in Week 2, according to head coach Brad Childress, report Jeremy Fowler and Brian Murphy, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.