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Matt Kalil limited at OTAs after knee surgery

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The Vikings held a minicamp earlier this offseason and left tackle Matt Kalil didn’t take part because of an undisclosed injury.

All Kalil would reveal was that he got something “cleaned up.” His shoulder, which troubled him last season, was considered a possible target of that cleanup, but Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that it was actually minor knee surgery that kept Kalil off the field at minicamp.

He’s still not 100 percent four or five weeks after the surgery, but Kalil has progressed to limited participation at OTAs. He’s expected to be fully recovered from the procedure in time for training camp and Kevin Murphy has been filling in for him during team drills.

Kalil, the fourth overall pick of the 2012 draft, has started every game over the last two seasons for Minnesota and will be trying to bounce back from a 2013 performance that was a bit down from the standard of his rookie year. Being healthy should help on that front.

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18 Responses to “Matt Kalil limited at OTAs after knee surgery”
  1. whatjusthapped says: May 29, 2014 4:09 PM

    Boy, if his feet looked like they were stuck in cement last season, can’t wait to see how he performs after knee surgery.

    He can always get a job as a human turnstile taking tickets at the stadium before he suits up to do that on the football field.

  2. thepftpoet says: May 29, 2014 4:16 PM

    The Best Young Offensive Tackle in the league.

    While making a Pro Bowl his rookie season – which is a great accomplishment by any means.

    He now has a future all-star QB at the position with Teddy Bridgewater that will display his true pass blocking talents, not having to block for Inconsistent Ponder.

    Look for Kalil to be one of the main young pieces in our future Dynasty.

    We were also ranked as the #6 offensive line as a whole by PFF last year and were presumed that we has an off year.

    This means when our offensive line played bad, we were still in the top 6.

    Look for us to have a top 3 Offensive line this year.

    And David Yankey, a first round talent to replace Charlie.

    On Paper, we might have the best one.

    Skol.

  3. thevikesarebest says: May 29, 2014 4:55 PM

    It’s nice to have a top 5 o line and an improving defense > the declining cheeseheads.

  4. In Teddy We Trust says: May 29, 2014 5:00 PM

    I think it’s reasonable to expect a bounce-back season from Kalil now that his shoulder and knee have been treated. This offense should far exceed the expectations of the uninformed this year.

  5. bassplucker says: May 29, 2014 5:07 PM

    I am interested to see who wins the Matt Kalil / Jared Allen faceoffs this year. Assuming both are healthy for those games it should be fun to watch.

  6. rosstuckershair says: May 29, 2014 5:36 PM

    All the Vikings fans would gladly trade Kahlil for Mike Sherrod or Brian Baluga…Yep sure..

  7. purpleguy says: May 29, 2014 5:44 PM

    That’s certainly better than the unsuccessful arm-lengthening surgery Bulaga underwent.

  8. tokyofilthblaster says: May 29, 2014 6:14 PM

    This guy is even more hapless and tasteless than that notable softie, Harrison Smith.

  9. Satanic Hell Creature says: May 29, 2014 6:37 PM

    Hopefully, finally having real NFL caliber coaches help improve Kalil from his rookie season. I think last year was an anomaly, horrible coaching staff and dealing with a couple nagging injuries slowed his progress. It will also help having a real RG next to him for once too. Yankey will have growing pains, but I’m sure he’s already better than Johnson.

    I love the packtard trolls, making fun of a probowl player (rookie year, even), and a line that’s improving, while the best they can say about their team’s offensive line is…well, we let our starting center and 2nd best lineman go, from that horrible patchwork line of 2013.

  10. grubbyolebowski says: May 29, 2014 7:11 PM

    Hey now.. I am a Packers Fan and I think Matt Kalil is a great LT. Too bad the qb’s that he was protecting sucked regardless.

    Best of luck to you guys up there..

  11. stellarperformance says: May 29, 2014 7:32 PM

    Can’t stay healthy….and as the Patron Saint of Viking Fans (Elmer Fudd) would say, he’s overweighted. Get it?

  12. kudzuwish says: May 29, 2014 7:35 PM

    Rebuilding again for the Vikings. Fire coach, hire new coach, draft a QB in the first, and watch the Packers win the division every year. It’s gotta be disappointing for Vikings fans watching this vicious cycle. Vikings sell hope every offseason then reality hits around October.

  13. bobnelsonjr says: May 29, 2014 10:03 PM

    If Kalil can get back to 100% he can be the competent player on the O-line. He is really needed because there is no competent back up.

    The vikes really need the surgery to be successful.

    He should rest and not do anything until training camp.

  14. lnfinite says: May 30, 2014 10:32 AM

    Matt will come back in 2014 twice as good!!!

  15. vickspuppy says: May 30, 2014 10:38 AM

    “Matt Kalil limited at OTAs after lack of talent/heart confirmed”

  16. norseman69 says: May 30, 2014 11:38 AM

    I want to understand why most if not all the athletes wait until the start of the new season instead of right after the season ends to have surgery. This just allows excuses to why there is a poor start to the season and loses…

    Then the athlete gets healthy the team start winning but too late too many early losses well if we’re healthy next year…..maybe we’ll win the division…BS

    Guys MAN-UP get surgery and rehab in the OFF Season…

    Unless this delay is done on purpose…hmmm

  17. tokyosandblaster says: May 30, 2014 3:19 PM

    And here’s the Vikings fan dilemma. Last year, Adrian Peterson and Eddie Lacy had relatively similar stats. So if you continue to say that Adrian Peterson is a better back, you have to admit that Green Bay’s offensive line is better than Minnesota’s.

    So, which is it? Is Lacy better than Peterson? Or is the Packers line better?

    I can hear your tiny brains popping.

  18. Satanic Hell Creature says: May 30, 2014 10:31 PM

    And here’s the Vikings fan dilemma. Last year, Adrian Peterson and Eddie Lacy had relatively similar stats. So if you continue to say that Adrian Peterson is a better back, you have to admit that Green Bay’s offensive line is better than Minnesota’s.

    So, which is it? Is Lacy better than Peterson? Or is the Packers line better?

    I can hear your tiny brains popping.

    -In Green Bay, they had quality coaching and coordinating. Most of they year, they had one of the best QB’s in the league. Every team that played them defended the pass first, run secondary. Lacy was a rookie, so most teams didn’t worry about gameplanning specifically for him.

    In Minnesota, it was almost exactly the opposite. Horrible coaching and coordinating. They never had good QB play, and were one of the worst passing offenses in the league. Every team that played them defended the run first and pass secondary. Every team gameplanned specifically for Peterson, without even considering worrying about the pass.

    So, that’s how that happened when Peterson is light years ahead of Lacy’s talent and abilities, and the offensive line (other than LG) was better than GB’s.

    I thought I’d explain it all, since we ALL know you have no football knowledge in your “big” brain.

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