5 Vikings Starters Miss Practice With InjuriesFive starters were held out of practice Wednesday: linebackers Anthony Barr (back) and Eric Kendricks (ribs), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee/ankle), center Joe Berger and wide receiver Stefon Diggs (hamstring).
Minnesota Vikings OL Sullivan Suffers SetbackThe Minnesota Vikings do not expect to have center John Sullivan back this season after he had a second surgery on his back. Sullivan was placed on the injured reserve with the designation for return following the preseason.
Sullivan Has 2nd Surgery, Unlikely To Return To Vikings This SeasonMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has undergone a second surgery on his back, putting his return to the field this season in doubt. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Sullivan aggravated his injury while weightlifting about 10 days ago.
Injury Report: Vikings Center John Sullivan To Miss Significant TimeThe Minnesota Vikings made a decision on John Sullivan’s immediate future. The starting center has not practiced since mid-August due to a back issue. After having surgery to repair a herniated disk, the Vikings placed him on injured reserve with the designation for return. He will miss at least eight weeks and can return to practice after six. The Vikings have four players from their active roster listed on their injury report.
Sullivan Still Out With Back Injury; Zimmer Not ConcernedMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is still recovering from a back injury.
Vikings Center Sullivan Still Out With Back InjuryMinnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is "just being cautious with him."
Vikings Finalize Contract With Backup Quarterback Shaun HillThirteen years after he started his NFL career in Minnesota as an undrafted rookie, Shaun Hill has returned to the Vikings as a veteran mentor. The Vikings finalized a two-year contract Wednesday with Hill, securing their backup for Teddy Bridgewater and bringing the veteran to his original team.
Minnesota Vikings Head Into The Offseason Optimistic, But UnsatisfiedThe Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Injury Report: Vikings To Be Without Four Starters Against The LionsThe Minnesota Vikings have seen their fair shares of injuries this season with four starters already on injured reserve. This week they will travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions without four more starters. Anthony Barr, Sharrif Floyd, Robert Blanton and Charlie Johnson all were declared out for the game. In total, the Vikings have nine players listed on the injury report. The Lions have nine players on their respective list as well.
Injury Report: Robinson Leaves Minnesota Vikings Practice, Sullivan ReturnsThe Minnesota Vikings were down a cornerback by the conclusion of practice on Thursday. Josh Robinson suffered an ankle injury and missed the remainder of practice. The team also learned that John Sullivan passed his concussion tests and practiced in a limited capacity. The team listed two players as non-participants, five as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday's practice. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have eight players listed on their injury report.
Fourth-And-Twenty Play Sticks In The Minds Of The Minnesota VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings had a chance to clinch a victory over the Buffalo Bills Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but a fourth-and-20 conversion kept the game-winning drive alive. The Vikings were caught off guard by the quick pace of the 24-yard pass from Kyle Orton to Scott Chandler that converted the long fourth down and set up the game-winning score with one second remaining. During the game, the Vikings suffered a pair of injuries that forced the team to make changes on the offensive line.
Culture Change Is Mike Zimmer’s Biggest Challenge As Vikings Head CoachThe Minnesota Vikings are just six games into Mike Zimmer's tenure as head coach of the team and he is already figuring out his most important challenge to making the team a consistent winner. Zimmer wants his players to develop the mindset that losing is not OK. Wide receiver Greg Jennings believes the players need to start taking care of themselves. Zimmer hinted that their may be changes on the team's offensive line.