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Draft Scout Matt Asiata News
11/19/15 - RB Matt Asiata (quadriceps) went from limited practice participation on Wednesday to full participation on Thursday. He will be good to go as the team's best pass protecting running back and the occasional ball-carrier when Adrian Peterson needs a rest.
10/21/15 - RB Matt Asiata, who was solid stepping in for Adrian Peterson as he battled leg and finger injuries late in the Chiefs game, was limited in Wednesday's practice because of a rib injury.
09/07/15 - RB Matt Asiata is underrated. He's got power, subtle moves and doesn't try to do too much. He rarely loses yardage or fumbles. And he's the team's best pass-blocking back.
09/01/15 - RB Matt Asiata continues to have an under-the-radar spot on the 53-man roster. He is the best pass protector among all of the running backs, including Adrian Peterson, who still struggles in that area. Asiata, a former fullback, also has power, elite ball-security skills and a straight-ahead mentality that eliminates negative yardage.
03/11/15 - RB Matt Asiata, who wasn't tendered by the Vikings as a restricted free agent, quickly re-signed a one-year deal with the team Tuesday (March 10). The deal is worth $800,000 and includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
Asiata led the Vikings with 164 carries for 570 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 44 passes as Minnesota attempted to manufacture a consistent running game without Adrian Peterson.