The Minnesota Vikings head west to face the Seattle Seahawks Sunday. It will see former Vikings Sidney Rice for the first time since he left as a free agent in 2010. The Vikings may have its opening day starting strong safety Mistral Raymond back from an ankle injury.
The Minnesota Vikings could have safety Mistral Raymond back in action this weekend, one step toward some depth in a secondary that’s sure to be tested during the second half of the season.
Tight end John Carlson will miss Minnesota’s game against Tampa Bay because of concussion-like symptoms, as expected.
The Minnesota Vikings only have one practice this week before facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday at Mall of America Field. Tight end John Carlson and running back Adrian Peterson were the only players to miss practice. Carlson is not expected to play, but Peterson is.
Mistral Raymond Returns To Practice For The Minnesota Vikings; Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson Both Expected To Play
The Minnesota Vikings only have three players listed as questionable or worse on the injury report. Jared Allen and Adrian Peterson both missed at least one practice this week, but both are expected to play and start. Mistral Raymond was injured during the Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He returned to practice, but will not play Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings had four of its best offensive players on its injury report this week. Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder have been on the injury report in previous weeks, but Percy Harvin and Jerome Simpson were new this week. Harvin was injured during practice this week and Simpson felt leg weakness and numbness prior to the win over the Tennessee Titans.
The Minnesota Vikings may face a different quarterback and offense in Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins than it has all season long. The Redskins utilize Griffin’s running ability by using an option scheme. Griffin’s rushing total on the season is just 58 yards less than the other five starting quarterbacks the Viking have faced this season combined.
The Minnesota Vikings have been fortunate to avoid any major injuries. Linebacker Erin Henderson has missed two games with a concussion, but he is expected back soon. Safety Mistral Raymond injured his ankle and may be a couple weeks away from returning. The Vikings have however suffered several other day-to-day minor injuries.
The Minnesota Vikings remain atop the NFC North Division standings following a 20-13 win over the Detroit Lions. The win ends a winless streak of 11 straight games against divisional opponents for the Vikings.
The Minnesota Vikings begin divisional play, fresh off an upset of the San Francisco 49ers, with several impact starters on the injury list. Jared Allen, Christian Ponder and Kyle Rudolph have found their way on the report for the first time this season. Erin Henderson and Mistral Raymond are dealing with the first significant injuries of the season for the Vikings.
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.
The Minnesota Vikings still have plenty of question marks with injuries, but it no longer has to worry about running back Adrian Peterson. The veteran was left off the injury report, but a pair of starters were added this week.
The Minnesota Vikings went through practice this week relatively healthy. Only center John Sullivan and cornerback Antoine Winfield missed a full practice this week. The three players that were forced out of the opener due to injury got back on the practice field this week.
The Minnesota Vikings received a big boost as star running back Adrian Peterson returned just nine and a half months after tearing his ACL. Peterson not only returned, but started and received the bulk of the carries. However, the hero of the game for the Vikings was rookie kicker Blair Walsh, who made a 55-yard field as time expired to send the game to overtime. He then added the game-winning on the opening drive of the extra period.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield will be a full participant in practice Thursday, hoping to test his injured neck and see if he can play in Sunday’s game at Carolina.