Phil Loadholt

#71T,
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 345
Born:
College: Oklahoma
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii
Draft: 2009 2nd round (22nd pick) by the
  • Vikings' Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery
    ABC News

    Vikings' Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery

    Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally relented, taking some time away from the team to allow his right eye a proper recovery from his latest surgery. Better in the spring than during the fall, he realized. As Zimmer departed Monday for some rest and relaxation at his vacation ranch in rural Kentucky, general manager Rick Spielman said the organization anticipates a return by Zimmer "in a few weeks." Players will take the field Tuesday for the first of 13 scheduled offseason practices, including the three-day mandatory minicamp that runs June 13-15. "We all agree Mike's health is the priority, and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term," Spielman said. Zimmer

  • NFL should readopt sudden death overtime instead of reducing it five minutes
    USA Today

    NFL should readopt sudden death overtime instead of reducing it five minutes

    CHICAGO — This isn't your father’s NFL. I get it. You can now watch contests on your phone. Players miss weeks while recovering from concussions (sometimes anyway). The crucial play might just be reversed with an instant replay review from the league's Manhattan nerve center. It’s the evolution of a brand and game. But here’s a suggestion for NFL owners as they gather for a quickie spring meeting Tuesday: Go back to true sudden death. Owners are expected to adopt another change to the overtime rule, which would reduce the extra period from 15 minutes to 10, while keeping the two-possession philosophy intact. The alteration is aimed at reducing players' exposure to injury. Well, fellas, since

  • Bills to host free agent LB Gerald Hodges, per report
    Buffalo Rumblings

    Bills to host free agent LB Gerald Hodges, per report

    As reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent linebacker Gerald Hodges will visit the Buffalo Bills today. Hodges, 26, earned an 82.4 grade from Pro Football Focus last season, which was good for 21st among all linebackers. His run defense grade of 80.8 was good for 12th in the league. Only Perry Riley ranked higher in either category among linebackers who are still on the market. Hodges was a fourth-round pick out of Penn State in 2013 by the Minnesota Vikings. His rookie year in Minnesota, one in which he was primarily a special teams contributor, was Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier’s final season as their head coach. He started 10 games with the Vikings before being traded to