Injury Report: Vikings Expect To Get Defensive Stars Back Against The GiantsThe Minnesota Vikings expect to have their full lineup available Sunday against the New York Giants at TCF Bank Stadium, including defensive stars Anthony Barr, Linval Joseph and Harrison Smith. The Vikings have nine players total listed on their injury report, all probable.
Peterson Confident He'll Play Sunday, But Will Skip PracticeMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he's confident he'll play this weekend against the New York Giants despite a sprained left ankle that forced him out for part of the last game.
Sharrif Floyd Eagerly Awaits Linval Joseph’s Return For The VikingsLinval Joseph has missed two consecutive games with a foot injury. No one on the team will be happier to have him back, whenever that is, than his replacement, Sharrif Floyd.
Vikings Defense Still Dealing With Injury IssuesThe Minnesota Vikings are still dealing with a significant injury problem on defense. Three starters were held out of practice Wednesday: defensive tackle Linval Joseph (foot), linebacker Anthony Barr (groin/hand) and defensive end Everson Griffen (shoulder).
4 Keys For The Vikings To Beat The BearsThe Vikings (8-5) host the Chicago Bears on Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. A victory can all but guarantee them a playoff spot and at the same time, eliminate the Bears. The Vikings are one game behind the Green Bay Packers, who play at Oakland Sunday. The NFC North title is still very much up for grabs with three games left.
Linval Joseph Key Force For Vikings, On Or Off The FieldHarrison Smith, Anthony Barr and Linval Joseph still are not practicing. They are at Winter Park trying to get healthy enough to be in the lineup for Sunday's game against Chicago.
Vikings Still Without 3 Defensive StartersReturning to practice following last Thursday's game, the Minnesota Vikings defense was still without three starters in linebacker Anthony Barr, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and safety Harrison Smith.
Minnesota Vikings Rule Five Defensive Players Out For Thursday’s Game In ArizonaThe Minnesota Vikings head into a Thursday night game against one of the more prolific offenses in the league without four starters and one reserve on the defensive side of the ball.
4 Vikings Defensive Starters Out Thursday At ArizonaThe Minnesota Vikings will be without at least four regular starters on defense when they travel to face the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night in a big game for both teams.
4 Takeaways From The Vikings' 38-7 Loss To SeattleThe sky was falling yet again as Minnesota Vikings fans headed back to work or their daily routines on Monday. Yet another opportunity to emerge on a national stage turned into a complete embarrassment.
Vikings Keep 8 Players Out Of Practice With InjuriesThe Minnesota Vikings have little time to get healthy this week. Eight defensive players, including four starters, were held out of a helmet-less walkthrough Monday in the team's indoor facility.
Injury Report: Joseph To Sit Out Sunday’s Game For the VikingsThe Minnesota Vikings will be without star nose tackle Linval Joseph on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at TCF Bank Stadium. Sharrif Floyd will move over to the nose position in his place and Tom Johnson will move into the starting lineup in the three-technique. Safety Andrew Sendejo will also be out. The Vikings list six players on their injury report while the Seahawks list 10 on theirs.
Vikes' Linval Joseph Ruled Out Against SeahawksMinnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle with a foot injury. Joseph was unable to practice this week, meaning the Vikings will be without their best run stopper for what is expected to be a physical game against the Seahawks.
Linval Joseph Is Vikings' Defensive AnchorRestructuring the porous Minnesota Vikings defense started with one big move for coach Mike Zimmer in 2014: signing 329-pound nose tackle Linval Joseph. Looking for an anchor in the middle of the defensive line, Joseph was the first free agent signed by Minnesota under Zimmer's watch.
Vikings' Joseph Named NFC Defensive Player Of The WeekThe Minnesota Vikings can add another player honor to their tally this year: Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. \