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Draft Scout Matt Asiata News
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.
12/17/14 - RB Matt Asiata was limited in Wednesday's practice because of a foot injury. He's expected to play Sunday.
12/14/14 - RB Matt Asiata played a solid all-around game, gaining 36 yards on 11 carries against Detroit's No. 1 ranked rushing defense and catching seven passes for 50 yards. He also scored the game's first touchdown, a 2-yard plunge, but failed to get out of bounds and preserve some clock on the Vikings' final possession. Backup Ben Tate managed just 8 yards on five carries. Asiata has a team-high eight touchdowns and will continue to carry the load with Jerick McKinnon out for the season and Adrian Peterson suspended for the season.