The Minnesota Vikings are preparing to be without tight end Rhett Ellison for Sunday’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns. Undrafted rookie Zach Line is next in line to fill-in for suspended fullback Jerome Felton as Adrian Peterson’s lead blocker. The Vikings had five players listed as limited participants in practice and three players as full participants.
Josh Robinson is becoming one of the mainstays in the Vikings secondary. The team knows that veteran leader Antoine Winfield is nearing the end of his career. Robinson’s play has given the team assurance that it will be fine when Winfield decides to hang up the cleats.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier decided to keep his only returning safety, but as a special teams player and backup at both safety positions. Frazier kept five safeties on the roster and Sanford, in his fourth year in the league, has the most experience.