NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 44 2.0 1 0 0

Top Jonathan Bullard News

  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Role increases in 2023

    Bullard logged 44 total tackles, including 2.0 sacks, while also forcing one fumble in 17 games during the 2023 regular season.

    The eighth-year pro defensive end started 14 of the Vikings' 17 games, doubling his previous high for most starts in a season. Thanks to the increased opportunities, Bullard set a new career high in tackles but recorded only nine QB pressures in 325 pass rush snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. The 30-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will likely be a rotational defensive lineman wherever he lands in 2024.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Active Sunday

    Bullard (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions.

    The starting defensive end logged limited practice sessions all week as he dealt with the ankle injury. Bullard has yet to miss a game this season. The eighth-year pro has 39 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, in 2023.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Could play Week 16

    Bullard (ankle) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Lions.

    The 30-year-old defensive end is dealing with an ankle issue that held him to limited practice sessions throughout the week, but he still has a shot at suiting up Sunday. Bullard has yet to miss a game this season, but if he misses Week 16's affair, Sheldon Day (ankle) could see increased work on the Vikings' defensive line.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Starts at defensive end

    Bullard started at defensive end in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay and had four total tackles.

    Bullard played on just 29 of the team's 68 defensive snaps despite starting, as he wasn't active in the pass rush. He may offer little in the way of fantasy production this season.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Back with Vikings

    Minnesota is re-signing Bullard on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Bullard played a depth role in his 12 appearances with the Vikings last season, recording 23 tackles (17 solo). The 29-year-old looks set to handle a similar reserve gig for Minnesota in the 2023 campaign.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Restored to active roster

    The Vikings activated Bullard (biceps) from injured reserve Saturday.

    Bullard has missed the past four games while on IR with a biceps injury. The 29-year-old was then designated to return to practice Thursday, and he's now set to play again at the earliest possible opportunity heading into Sunday's regular-season finale versus Chicago. With James Lynch still sitting out Week 18 due to a shoulder injury, Bullard should be first in line for additional reps behind starting defensive ends Dalvin Tomlinson and Harrison Phillips.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Back at practice Wednesday

    Bullard (biceps) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Bullard has been on injured reserve since Dec. 10 while nursing a biceps injury, but the defensive end was back at practice Wednesday. The 29-year-old has compiled 23 tackles over 11 games this season, and, when healthy, he could step right back into a significant role on the defensive line with James Lynch (shoulder) banged up and uncertain for the postseason.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Going to IR

    Minnesota placed Bullard (biceps) on its injured reserve list Saturday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Bullard sustained a biceps injury during the Vikings' win versus the Jets in Week 13, and he'll now be forced to miss at least the next four games as he recovers. James Lynch should see an expanded role on the defensive line in Bullard's absence.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Won't play Sunday

    Bullard (biceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Lions.

    Bullard suffered a biceps injury during the team's Week 13 win over the Jets, and while he's avoided surgery, the veteran defensive end is still expected to miss some time, though there's optimism he'll return soon, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. In his absence, James Lynch and Dalvin Tomlinson are candidates for increased snaps.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Optimism around return this year

    Bullard suffered a biceps injury in Sunday's win over the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Bullard is not expected to need surgery on the biceps, making it possible that he can return to the field in the near future. That being said, he will undergo additional tests, and regardless of result, seems unlikely to be available for Week 14 versus the Lions. In his absence, James Lynch and Dalvin Tomlinson will likely see upticks in usage.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Forced out with injury

    Bullard (elbow) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jets.

    Bullard picked up an elbow injury at some point during the first half, though the nature of this issue is still unclear. The 29-year-old has played a consistent rotational role for Minnesota this season, logging 23 tackles on his 281 defensive snaps over 10 games. With Bullard out for the time being, James Lynch and Dalvin Tomlinson will serve as the team's only available defensive ends.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Clear of injury report

    Bullard (illness) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Bullard was inactive for Sunday's win over the Cardinals due to an illness, but the ailment is apparently no longer a concern. The 29-year-old has 11 tackles (eight solo) in six games this year.

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  • Vikings' Jonathan Bullard: Unavailable Sunday

    Bullard (illness) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

    The 29-year-old was labeled questionable due to the illness and will miss his first game of 2022. Bullard has played a rotational role in Minnesota's defensive line rotation, and his absence should provide James Lynch and Ross Blacklock with more playing time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 290 lbs
Birthplace: Grover, NC
Age: 30
School: Florida
Experience: 8