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Draft Scout Matt Asiata News
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.
03/07/15 - RB Matt Asiata, restricted FA update, is a no-frills grinder who can pass protect, doesn't lose yardage and doesn't fumble. He's not a No. 1 back, but he's worth keeping around for depth, especially if Adrian Peterson stays on the roster.
12/29/14 - RB Matt Asiata had a season-high 91 yards rushing. The former No. 3 back behind Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart finished with a team-high 570 yards, nine rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.