Former Vikings defensive tackle Christian Ballard is using the NFLPA, alleging it withheld information on the risks of head injuries.
Christian Ballard has been placed on the active/left squad list for "personal reasons," coach Leslie Frazier said. Others, like Sharrif Floyd, Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright were also held out of practice Sunday because of injuries.
August 18, 2013
Aaron Rodgers has proven himself as a passer, but the Vikings are particularly impressed with his ability to move around, both in the pocket and outside, creating a lot of problems for the defenders in coverage.
December 28, 2012
The Texans have been successful running the ball, but their approach with Arian Foster and their style of running and blocking is different from the way the Vikings approach it. Several Vikings defenders explain what they see on film and the keys to defending it.
December 21, 2012
There was a theme uttered by Leslie Frazier and Christian Ponder: shooting themselves in the foot. Eleven penalties, many of them at key moments, provided the ammunition for the Vikings' self-inflicted gunshot wound.
September 16, 2012
The Packers made some predictable adjustments, but the Vikings and Christian Ponder couldn't capitalize. Plus, Christian Ballard's start may be temporary, the Vikings are back to being penalty-prone, and a number of Monday Night Football notes that keep haunting Minnesota.
November 15, 2011
Christian Ballard is making a strong initial impression on the Vikings, who are looking for ways to get him involved in the defense when the regular season rolls around and many other rookies fade to the sidelines.
August 31, 2011
Fourth-round draft pick Christian Ballard is swimming in new information as he tries to absorb his assignments on the defensive line. While he's learning two positions, he's receiving help from some accomplished veterans.
August 12, 2011