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Sunday, August 28, 2011, 8:21pm

Minneapolis Star Tribune - [Full Article]

The Minnesota Vikings got some good news on backup running back/returner Lorenzo Booker, who left Saturday night's game because of a back injury.

An MRI revealed a disk that's out of place but, with treatment this week, Booker is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener at San Diego on Sept. 11.

Booker left the game after running a route and collapsing without contact. He won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against Houston.

Monday, August 22, 2011, 7:46pm

D. Orlando Leadbetter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Former UGA running back Caleb King has signed with the Minnesota Vikings, his agent Kevin Conner confirmed in a text.

Fantasy Impact:

He'll still be behind Adrian Peterson, hard-charging Lorenzo Booker and Toby Gerhart.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:02pm

Star Tribune - [Full Article]

A season ago, Viking RB Toby Gerhart came out of Stanford as a second-round draft pick with gaudy numbers and a reputation for being a power runner. For the first weeks of training camp, the veterans made sure he paid his dues. Williams clobbered him early and often, then talked at length about it. This wasn't college anymore, he said. Time to test the college kid. There was a scuffle with defensive end Ray Edwards. At times it looked as if Gerhart had a horn on his helmet and a target on his back.

Gerhart holds no nostalgia for that camp. Nor does he have any lasting bruises, either literal or figurative. But he will tell you that going through it all made him stronger.

"I was known for being a power runner, and I got tested, early and often, in training camp," he said. "There were dues to be paid, evidently. And I feel I grew from that."

A year ago, by his own admission, Gerhart was a bit tentative, perhaps slowed by the thought process of becoming an NFL back. He recalls obsessing about his footwork, every little detail. He remembers counting his steps while running routes. "I was being really robotic," he said. "You know, one, two, counting my steps rather than just playing football like I've always done."

This time, Gerhart said, it's different. He says he's more relaxed, confident.

Will that translate into more opportunity? It always will be difficult playing behind Peterson. And while the previous coaching regime might have groomed Gerhart as a third-down back, he appears to be penciled in as Peterson's power-running backup. Indeed, Lorenzo Booker could emerge as a third-down option.

Fantasy Impact:

This is an interesting piece of news for Adrian Peterson owners (re: Handcuff options).

Monday, December 6, 2010, 1:58pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Nearly two weeks ago, the Vikings gave UFL running back Lorenzo Booker a tryout. Because of the UFL’s $150,000 transfer fee, the Vikings opted not to sign him.

Now that the transfer fee has been dropped to $25,000, Booker is a Viking.

The UFL has announced the transaction via a news release.

Booker is the second UFL player to be signed to an active roster since the reduction of the transfer fee. Last week, the Patriots signed defensive end Eric Moore.

Booker, who previously played for the Eagles and Dolphins, boycotted the regular-season finale involving his UFL team, the Hartford Colonials.

Eagles make final cuts, trim roster
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 8:44pm

philadelphiaeagles.com - [Full Article]

To get to the league-mandated 53-man roster limit by Saturday's 6 PM deadline, the Eagles have made the following moves ...

The Eagles waived ... CB Trae Williams, CB Jack Ikegwuonu, DE Bryan Smith, DE Josh Gaines, LB Tank Daniels, FS Reshard Langford, WR Danny Amendola, RB Lorenzo Booker, C Dallas Reynolds, G Paul Fanaika, G Mike Gibson, TE Rob Myers, FB Marcus Mailei and FB Kyle Eckel. These players are now subject to waivers.

The Eagles released ... DT Dan Klecko, LB Matt Wilhelm and TE Matt Schobel. These players are now unrestricted free agents.

The Eagles placed QB Michael Vick on the Exempt/Commissioners Permission List. He will not be able to practice as long as he's on this list. He is eligible to play in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Eagles placed OT Fenuki Tupou on injured reserve.

Westbrook Targeting Six Weeks
Thursday, June 4, 2009, 2:52pm

ESPN.com

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports that Brian Westbrook is targeting the six-week mark after Friday's ankle surgery to resume running.
Sal Pal also suggests that the Birds could look at free agent Warrick Dunn as insurance. Westbrook's ideal timetable for return is eight weeks. He has 12 until the regular season starts. Paolantonio adds that Lorenzo Booker ran with the first team at Thursday's minicamp practice, although that's probably only because he's a veteran and LeSean McCoy is a rookie.

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 7:00pm

Eagles inactives: QB A.J. Feeley (3rd), RB Lorenzo Booker, LB Joe
Mays, DE Bryan Smith, T Chris Patrick, T Shawn Andrews, WR Reggie Brown, TE Matt Schobel.

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 7:00pm

4for4 reports: Eagles inactives: QB Jay Feeley (3rd), RB Lorenzo Booker, RB Kyle Eckel, LB Joe Mays, DE Bryan Smith, G Shawn
Andrews, G Mike McGlynn and TE Matt Schobel.

Saturday, January 10, 2009, 7:00pm

Eagles inactives: AJ Feeley (third QB), RB Lorenzo Booker, LB Joe
Mays, DE Bryan Smith, G Shawn Andrews, WR Greg Lewis, TE Matt Schobel and CB Dimitri Patterson.

Saturday, December 6, 2008, 7:00pm

4for4 reports: Note: with Buckhalter out, look for RB Lorenzo Booker to back up Brian Westbrook today as Philly plays the Giants
in New Jersey.

Saturday, December 13, 2008, 7:00pm

Philly.com: With Eagles RB Correll Buckhalter, Westbrook's backup,
scheduled to return after missing two weeks with a sprained medial
collateral ligament in his knee, it's likely the Eagles will dress
Kyle Eckel as the third tailback and deactivate Lorenzo Booker. "I
haven't made that decision yet," Reid said.