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Draft Scout Matt Asiata News
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.
12/21/14 - RB Matt Asiata, who is in his third year in the NFL, has been pressed into much more action this season due to the suspension of Adrian Peterson. Asiata entered Sunday's game with a career-high 421 yards. He added to his totals with 16 carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Asiata, a Mormon of Samoan descent, was undrafted out of college (Utah) and was cut twice by the Vikings before finally sticking. He is not a game-breaker but has turned into a solid pro.
12/18/14 - RB Matt Asiata was limited again in Thursday's practice because of a foot injury. He's expected to play Sunday.