Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th75.3 (32nd)239.8 (18th)
Defense3rd106.9 (20th)207.9 (3rd)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
03/29/17DBHarrison SmithAnkleQUESTIONABLESmith (ankle) had surgery to clean up the high-ankle sprain he suffered in December, Adam Caplan and Ben Goessling of ESPN.com report.

Smith missed two games due to his high-ankle sprain but managed to play on the injury in the final two weeks of the season and the Pro Bowl. He initially said he wouldn't need surgery, but later determined that the cleanup was the best option. He's expected to be back to full health by the time training camp roles around.

(Updated 03/29/2017)
03/22/17RBLatavius MurrayAnkleQUESTIONABLEMurray (ankle) doesn't have a timetable for a return, but the running back is aiming for participation at the start of training camp, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Within a week of signing with the Vikings in March, Murray had bone spurs removed from his right ankle. At the moment, he's a far cry from taking part in on-field drills, as he was seen on a stationary bike on the sideline during Tuesday's offseason session, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Brought in to fill the shoes of the departed Adrian Peterson (knee), Murray is fair as both a runner and pass catcher, boasting 2,278 rushing yards and 91 receptions (on 119 targets) during the first three seasons of his career with the Raiders. Fortunately for Murray, he'll only have to fend off Jerick McKinnon in Minnesota, once he achieves full health.

(Updated 04/25/2017)
02/17/17RBZach LineHipQUESTIONABLELine underwent hip surgery after this season but is expected to be off crutches in the near future, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Line started four of his 15 games played in 2016, rushing for 15 yards on seven carries. Now slated to be an unrestricted free agent, Line's hip procedure doesn't sound like something that should impact his availability ahead of the 2017 campaign.

(Updated 02/17/2017)
01/26/17QBTeddy BridgewaterKneeQUESTIONABLEThe Vikings aren't expected to exercise Bridgewater's (knee) fifth-year option before the May 2 deadline, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

With Bridgewater still working his way back from a torn ACL and dislocated left knee that sidelined him for all of 2016, the Vikings aren't willing to guarantee his $11 million-plus deal for 2018. The former first-round pick remains without a timetable to return to full activities. Meanwhile, Sam Bradford is set to enter training camp as the team's starting QB, with Case Keenum on hand to serve as his top backup.

(Updated 04/26/2017)
01/26/17DLScott CrichtonUndisclosedQUESTIONABLECrichton (undisclosed) was waived by the Bills with a failed physical designation on Wednesday.

Crichton was claimed by the Bills on Monday after being released by the Vikings last week. It's unclear what injury he's dealing with, but he could struggle to sign with any team until he's recovered. The former third-round pick has yet to record a sack in his 21 regular-season appearances.

(Updated 03/29/2017)
01/26/17DBAntone ExumLegQUESTIONABLEExum (leg) was placed on Minnesota's injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Exum injured his leg in Sunday's preseason game and was waived in the days after. Now that he's cleared waivers he was eligible for placement on the IR and is done for the season.

(Updated 08/31/2016)
01/26/17DLSharrif FloydKneeQUESTIONABLEFloyd's (knee) career is in flux as he continues to struggle to recover nerve damage suffered during knee surgery in September, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.

Floyd was reportedly struggling in his rehab but it wasn't clear until recently the issues he was dealing with. The nerve that controls the quadriceps still isn't firing in Floyd's right leg, and doctors are unsure when or if the nerve will heal. It remains a possibility that the former first-round pick will be able to play in 2017, but he's without a return timetable until his knee begins to show signs of progress.

(Updated 03/30/2017)
01/26/17DLTom JohnsonHamstringQUESTIONABLEJohnson (hamstring) will not require surgery on his hamstring tear, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Johnson was placed on IR Monday but it doesn't sound as if Johnson's injury is very severe. He'll be back to full health in 4 to 6 weeks and won't be at all limited with the injury come spring practices.

(Updated 12/20/2016)
01/26/17DBJabari PriceKneeQUESTIONABLEPrice was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Fortunately, Minnesota has a deep enough secondary to absorb the loss of Price.

(Updated 09/03/2016)
01/26/17DBAndrew SendejoKneeQUESTIONABLESendejo (knee) is recovering from offseason knee surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp, Mark Smith of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Sendejo's 2016 season came to a premature end after he suffered a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve. The veteran safety still amassed 69 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 14 games last year, and should have another strong campaign alongside Harrison Smith in the back end of the Vikings' secondary this coming season, assuming that he is able to stay healthy.

(Updated 03/30/2017)
01/02/17WRLaquon TreadwellAnkleQUESTIONABLEVikings coach Mike Zimmer said he expects growth from Treadwell (ankle) in his second season, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.

The 23rd overall pick of last year's draft, Treadwell finished his rookie campaign with merely one catch on three targets for 15 yards. That production fell far short of the expectations associated with his draft slot, and foot and ankle ailments ultimately limited Treadwell to nine appearances before he was placed on injured reserve. Zimmer said that he thinks Treadwell is healthy again and headed for a good year, but also that he needs to improve his understanding of the subtleties of an NFL offense. On the same token, Zimmer said Treadwell has a better grasp than Cordarrelle Patterson did at a similar stage in his career. Now that Patterson has left for the Raiders, Treadwell could use the extra reps to improve his standing behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen on the Vikings' depth chart.

(Updated 03/31/2017)
 

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