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  • Minnesota Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    07/30/16WRCordarrelle PattersonShoulderPROBABLEPatterson had two receptions for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. He missed Minnesota's first preseason game with a shoulder injury.

    Patterson got time with the first-team offense and got to passes in the flat where he was able to use his speed to miss tackles. It was an encouraging sign that he could have a few plays a game designed for him on offense. However, his playing time is likely to be minimal on offense this season as he'll likely see almost all his action as a kick returner.

    (Updated 08/19/2016)
    07/29/16QBTaylor HeinickeFootNFIHeinicke (ankle) has shed the walking boot he wore to protect his foot from further injury, Scout.com reports.

    Heinicke declined to talk about his injury after practice, reportedly saying it was time to go lift weights. If those were indeed his plans, his foot may be further along than anticipated. However, Shaun Hill has done nothing to relinquish his role as the backup to starter Teddy Bridgewater, and the Vikings project to carry only two quarterbacks on their active roster entering the regular season. Ultimately, Heinicke appears destined for either the practice squad or injured reserve list in 2016.

    (Updated 08/24/2016)
    Detroit Injuries
    DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
    08/16/16LBDeAndre LevyUndisclosedQUESTIONABLELevy (undisclosed) was removed from the Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday morning, ESPN.com reports.

    While technically now available to practice, Levy won't necessarily do so Tuesday. He did suggest that he hopes to play in at least one preseason game, but the real goal will be to have him ready for Week 1. Even after missing all of last season with a hip injury and the first three weeks of training camp with an undisclosed issue, Levy possesses an IDP ceiling that's among the best in the league. Few linebackers possess a similar combination of run-stopping and coverage skills.

    (Updated 08/16/2016)
    08/15/16LBJon BosticFootDOUBTFULBostic could miss significant time with an undisclosed injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    It is unclear what is wrong with the fourth year Florida product, but it appears his injury is relatively serious. Expect an update on his status when more information becomes available.

    (Updated 08/10/2016)
    08/06/16TEEric EbronAchillesQUESTIONABLEEbron (ankle) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Ravens, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

    Ebron practiced Tuesday for the first time since early August, but he was then held out both Wednesday and Thursday. It's unclear if he suffered a setback, but if so, his Week 1 status may now be in danger. The 23-year-old tight end hasn't played in any preseason games and probably won't be ready for Thursday's exhibition finale against the Bills.

    (Updated 08/27/2016)
 
 
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