Minnesota Vikings wideout Adam Thielen could start this week against the Broncos with Charles Johnson out with a rib injury and Jarius Wright a game-time decision with a hand injury, per ESPN 1500.
Thielen appeared to move ahead of Cordarrelle Patterson to move to No. 4 on the wide receiver depth chart as he got two targets in last week's game. However, it's not clear if Thielen would start at receiver if there's an opening.
Cordarrelle Patterson could start at receiver this week for the Minnesota Vikings against Denver with Charles Johnson out with a rib injury and Jarius Wright (hand) a game-time decision, according to ESPN 1500.
Patterson has just one reception and one rushing attempt this year.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright (hand) is listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game at Denver Pioneers , ESPN reports.
Wright was limited in practice Friday after missing practice the prior two days, so there is some optimism he could play. He hurt his right hand in last week's game and had it wrapped on Friday. With Charles Johnson out with a rib injury, the Vikings may need to give Adam Thielen , Cordarrelle Patterson or Stefon Diggs a larger role in the offense.
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that there's a chance both his ailing wide receivers, Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright could play this week, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
"There's a chance both will be able to play [Sunday at Denver]," Zimmer said.
Johnson missed practice for a second consecutive day due to a rib injury, but he'd back up Zimmer's sentiments with a return to drills in some capacity Friday. Even though Johnson has picked up 73 percent of the offensive snaps this season, it has yet to translate in the box score, as he boasts six catches (on eight targets) for 46 yards through three contests.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright didn't practice Wednesday due to a hand injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The extent of the ailment wasn't revealed, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network speculated that Wright will sit out "a game or two."
If Wright is deemed inactive Sunday at Denver, Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson (ribs) would be expected to see a greater volume of targets.
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