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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th138.2 (4th)183.0 (30th)
Defense13th109.2 (16th)234.9 (12th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
20Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/1993RClemson
44Asiata, Matt RB6-02197/24/19875Utah
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/19923UCLA
64Beavers, Willie G6-532210/2/1993RWestern Michigan
61Berger, Joe C6-53055/25/198212Michigan Tech
81Boehringer, Moritz WR6-422510/16/1993RNo College
76Boone, Alex G6-83105/4/19877Ohio State
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19923Louisville
40Brothers, Kentrell OLB6-12422/8/1993RMissouri
60Bykowski, Carter T6-73137/25/19903Iowa State
86Carter, Kyle TE6-324512/17/1992RPenn State
68Clemmings, T.J. T6-530911/18/19912Pittsburgh
67Cockran, Theiren DE6-52609/10/1992RMinnesota
57Cole, Audie MLB6-52486/1/19895North Carolina State
95Crichton, Scott DE6-327310/30/19913Oregon State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19932Maryland
62Easton, Nick C6-33036/16/19922Harvard
66Ellis, Kenrick DT6-533512/10/19876Hampton
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525010/3/19885USC
32Exum, Antone CB6-02192/27/19913Virginia Tech
69Faciane, Isame G6-43025/11/19912Florida International
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33115/28/19914Florida
15Fruechte, Isaac WR6-32103/7/19911Minnesota
63Fusco, Brandon G6-43067/26/19886Slippery Rock
56Ganus, Jake ILB6-22333/22/1993RGeorgia
52Greenway, Chad OLB6-32371/12/198311Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19877USC
33Griffin, Michael DB6-02151/4/198510Texas
30Ham, C.J. RB5-112357/22/1993RAugustana (S.D.)
41Harris, Anthony SS6-119210/9/19912Virginia
79Harris, Michael G6-533812/5/19885UCLA
6Heinicke, Taylor QB6-12103/15/19932Old Dominion
61Hickey, Sean G6-63069/29/19911Syracuse
13Hill, Shaun QB6-32301/9/198015Maryland
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/19942Louisiana State
12Johnson, Charles WR6-22172/27/19894Grand Valley State
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19846Southern Mississippi
69Johnson, Toby DT6-43259/1/19911Georgia
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19887East Carolina
75Kalil, Matt T6-73177/6/19895USC
27Kearse, Jayron SAF6-42152/11/1994RClemson
54Kendricks, Eric MLB6-02322/29/19922UCLA
67Kerin, Zac G6-53058/13/19912Toledo
59Lamur, Emmanuel LB6-42456/8/19895Kansas State
87Leonhardt, Brian TE6-52554/2/19903Bemidji State
48Line, Zach FB6-12334/26/19904Southern Methodist
18Locke, Jeff P6-01959/27/19894UCLA
74Louis, Claudell DT6-429110/27/1990RFresno State
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19904UCLA
21McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92055/3/19923Georgia Southern
9Michel, Marken WR5-111917/6/1993RMassachusetts
91Moore, Zach DE6-62809/5/19903Concordia-St. Paul
89Morgan, David TE6-42655/19/1993RTexas-San Antonio
24Munnerlyn, Captain CB5-91954/10/19888South Carolina
23Newman, Terence CB5-101979/4/197814Kansas State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19914Tennessee
62Perine, Denzell DE6-22503/28/1993RFlorida Atlantic
28Peterson, Adrian RB6-12203/21/198510Oklahoma
50Plummer, Terrance LB6-12436/20/19931Central Florida
42Pressley, Jhurrell RB5-102065/20/1992RNew Mexico
25Price, Jabari CB5-112008/31/19923North Carolina
83Pruitt, MyCole TE6-22583/24/19922Southern Illinois
60Raciti, Travis DE6-43055/21/19921San Jose State
49Renaud, Blake RB6-125210/6/19921Boise State
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12186/19/19904Florida State
36Roberson, Tre DB6-020010/22/1992RIllinois State
51Robinson, Edmond OLB6-32452/23/19922Newberry
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/198310Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19896Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew SS6-12109/9/19876Rice
74Shepherd, Austin T6-43275/28/19922Alabama
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19876Minnesota
16Sinkfield, Terrell WR6-120012/10/19901Northern Iowa
78Sirles, Jeremiah T6-63158/8/19913Nebraska
72Smith, Andre T6-43251/25/19878Alabama
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19895Notre Dame
4Sorensen, Brad QB6-52303/13/19882Southern Utah
2Stave, Joel QB6-52305/16/1992RWisconsin
93Stephen, Shamar DT6-53102/25/19913Connecticut
65Sullivan, John C6-43108/8/19859Notre Dame
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19903Minnesota State
94Trattou, Justin DE6-42588/28/19885Florida
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/1995RMississippi
3Walsh, Blair K5-101701/8/19905Georgia
58Watts, Brandon OLB6-22311/21/19913Georgia Tech
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/19922Michigan State
64Weatherly, Stephen DE6-52653/19/1994RVanderbilt
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19895Arkansas
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Minnesota6-5315.06-4286.125.72137
 
 
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Position Listing
Jeremiah Sirles
News
The Chargers traded offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to the Vikings, a source told NFL.com. Sirles started one game last season.
Moritz Boehringer
News
Bohringer failed to catch his only target in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals. "It's faster here (in the NFL)," Bohringer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think it's still not too fast for me. I can adjust. It just needs time."

Bohringer was a 2016 sixth-round draft pick out of Germany. He's had a steep learning curve in training camp and it seems unlikely he'll make the final 53-man roster. He'll likely be a developmental project on the practice squad.

Zach Moore
News
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.

Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.

Anthony Harris
News
Harris remained in the starting lineup at safety and had six tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Harris got the start with Harrison Smith out. He could start again next week if Smith remains sidelined.

Injury
Undisclosed - Probable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Charles Johnson
News
Johnson caught two passes for 25 yards on three targets in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

More important than the stat line, Johnson (25 snaps) and Stefon Diggs (29) easily got most of the first-team work, followed by Adam Thielen (17) and first-round rookie Laquon Treadwell (nine), according to Pro Football Focus. Treadwell didn't do enough in Sunday's game to threaten Johnson, catching his lone target for a 15-yard gain to cap off a disappointing preseason. While Johnson still appears to be the No. 2 receiver, he could face heat from Treadwell throughout the season.

Shaun Hill
News
Hill was 10-of-17 passing for 129 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. He started the game with Teddy Bridgewater being rested.

With the Vikings reportedly cosidering signing Nick Foles, there were some questions whether the Vikings would stick with the 36-year old as the team's backup quarterback. After two preseason games where he's 16-for-24, he's likely quieted any talk that he can still play at age 36.

Justin Trattou
News
Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou is inactive Sunday against the Vikings.

Trattou backs up Everson Griffin at right defensive end and the Vikings will be without needed depth. Depth is more of an issue than usual with the game being played at high altitude.

Chad Greenway
News
The Vikings and Greenway agreed to a one-year contract Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Greenway thus confirmed his offseason intentions to play one more season and complete his career with one organization. While his usage tumbled to 59 percent of the defensive snaps in 2015, he fared well in his move to weak-side linebacker, yielding 68 tackles (55 solo), 2.5 sacks, and one pick-six for IDP pursuits.

Andre Smith
News
Bengals starting right tackle Andre Smith will be limited this spring and won't participate in team drills, but he'll be ready for training camp, reports the team's website. Smith, 28, is coming back from a torn triceps that limited him to nine games last season.
Sean Hickey
No Updates
Laquon Treadwell
News
Treadwell caught his lone target for a 15-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

According to Pro Football Focus, Treadwell only got nine snaps with Teddy Bridgwater, trailing Stefon Diggs (29) Charles Johnson (25) and Adam Thielen (17). Treadwell lone target didn't come until midway through the fourth quarter when No. 3 quarterback Joel Stave was in the game. Johnson is a clear favorite to enter Week 1 as a starter, but he failed to impress in the same role last season, and Treadwell may not need long to push for a bigger role. At the very least, the first-round rookie figures to get some looks in the red zone, as he offers a level of physicality that's unmatched by Minnesota's other receivers.

Eric Kendricks
News
Kendricks (hamstring) participated in practice for a second consecutive day Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Kendricks hasn't played in a preseason game after suffering an injury in early August. It sounds like he'll be ready for the regular season even if he doesn't appear in a regular season contest.

Injury
Hamstring - Probable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Audie Cole
News
Cole (ankle) signed a one-year contract to stay with the Vikings, FOX Sports North reports.

Cole had just three tackles in seven games during the 2015 season, but he did start in Week 9 against the Rams in place of an injured Eric Kendricks. Cole broke his ankle during that game, ending his season prematurely. His biggest 2016 impact may come on special teams.

Tre Roberson
News
Roberson is dealing with a broken bone in his right hand, Joel Badzinski of the Pioneer Press reports.

Roberson suffered the injury during the Vikings' preseason opener and originally attempted to play through the injury. However, after the medical staff discovered the break, they held him out of practice last week, which eventually forced him to remain sidelined during the team's second preseason game against the Seahawks. Roberson claims he won't need surgery, but he'll still have to wear "medical gear" for roughly two weeks. It's a tough break for the 23-year-old converted cornerback, who is not a lock to make the final roster.

Injury
Hand - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Kenrick Ellis
News
Ellis (undisclosed) returned to practice on Sunday, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

Ellis began camp on the physically unable to perform list but no reason was ever given for it. Now that he's been cleared to return to practice look for him to compete with the second and third team for a spot on the tail end of the depth chart.

Kyle Rudolph
News
Rudolph caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Rudolph lost a fumble at the end of an 18-yard gain in the second quarter, but he made up for it on the very next drive, catching a 27-yard touchdown pass with just 78 seconds remaining in the half. Teddy Bridgewater honed in on Rudolph and Stefon Diggs, who caught five passes 71 yards on five targets.

Travis Raciti
No Updates
Carter Bykowski
News
The Vikings announced Monday they waived tackle Carter Bykowski. They also placed cornerback Josh Robinson (pectoral) on the PUP list, which means he will miss the first six weeks of the season.
Marcus Sherels
News
Sherels returned a punt return 65 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over Chicago. He had three punt returns overall for an average of 25.7 yardes.

Sherels has just four tackles this season as his duties have been limited to punt returns and special teams. He'll be used as a defensive back only as a deep reserve.

Marken Michel
No Updates
Everson Griffen
News
Griffen (shoulder) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest against the Seahawks.

Coming off back-to-back double-digit sack campaigns, Griffen may have difficulty bringing down the ever-elusive Russell Wilson. Nevertheless, Griffen has notched 22.5 sacks over the last 31 games during the aforementioned stretch.

Kentrell Brothers
News
The Vikings selected Brothers in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 160th overall.

Brothers was one of the more highly-regarded linebackers in the class heading into the Combine, but miserable pre-draft athletic testing pushed Brothers this far down the order. A bit undersized at 6-foot, 245 pounds, Brothers ran a 4.89-second 40-yard dash while logging problematic jumps -- 28.5 inches in the vertical and 110 in the broad jump. Still, he was quite productive at Missouri, posting 274 tackles over his last two seasons.

Xavier Rhodes
News
Rhodes (hamstring) did not play in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

He hasn't practiced since suffering the injury in the team's second preseason game. It's very unlikely he'll play in the final preseason game, so we may not know his status until shortly before the first game of the regular season.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Shamar Stephen
News
The Vikings announced a variety of roster moves before Sunday's first practice of training camp.

The team placed linebacker Casey Matthews on the Reserve/Injured list with cornerback Josh Robinson being placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Moreover, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and wide receiver DaVaris Daniels were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

T.J. Clemmings
No Updates
Mackensie Alexander
News
The Vikings selected Alexander in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 54th overall.

Alexander was widely deemed a first-round talent going into the draft, but his reputation as a difficult personality likely pushed him down this far. Aggressive and confident, Alexander was highly effective in college and gives Minnesota a fine long-term starting cornerback option under coach Mike Zimmer's watch.

Captain Munnerlyn
News
Munnerlyn had a season-high eight tackles in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Munnerlyn continues to work as the team's nickelback and has been more involved against the run the past three games with 17 tackles.

Antone Exum
News
Exum left Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers with a leg injury and is set to have an X-Ray performed.

Exum appeared to have injured his leg during a kickoff return and was eventually carted off the field to the team's locker room. The severity of the injury remains unclear at this point in time, but we should have a better indication of the specifics once the results of his X-Ray have been released. Exum is expected to start the season as a depth option at safety.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Matt Asiata
News
Asiata gained eight yards on two carries in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

With Adrian Peterson resting, Asiata served as Jerick McKinnon's backup throughout the first half, though the latter only held a 21-15 advantage in snap count, according to Pro Football Focus. Jerick did out-touch Asiata 11-3, leaving little doubt that the speedy 24-year-old is a valuable handcuff for Peterson owners. Even with Peterson healthy, McKinnon could see quite a bit of work on passing downs, along with the occasional early-down carry. Asiata will find touches hard to come by, so long as Peterson stays healthy.

Tom Johnson
News
Johnson had two sacks and five total tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Johnson is having a second consecutive strong season in Minnesota with five sacks as he's gained more playing time in the rotation on the defensive line.

Edmond Robinson
News
Robinson had five tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants, despite playing just six snaps on defense.

Robinson started two games at linebacker with Anthony Barr hurt, but moved back to a mostly special teams role on Sunday.

Injury
Undisclosed - Probable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Stefon Diggs
News
Diggs caught five passes for 71 yards on five targets in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Digs tied for the team lead in targets with Kyle Rudolph, who caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown but also lost a fumble. Teddy Bridgewater played until halftime, and Diggs led the wideout corps with 29 first-half snaps, followed by Charles Johnson (25), Adam Thielen (17) Laquon Treadwell (nine) and Cordarrelle Patterson (4), according to Pro Football Focus. While Treadwell figures to eventually push for more snaps, he's more of a threat to Johnson than to Diggs.

Adam Thielen
News
Thielen was targeted a team-high six times and had four receptions for 61 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle.

Thielen has been practicing with the first-team offense and has had two strong performances in the preseason while getting time with the starting offense. However, it's still hard to envision he'll have a significant role once the regular season begins. He thrives on special teams and as a utility player who can play any wide receiver role in a pinch.

Brandon Watts
News
Watts had two tackles and played just 23 snaps at weak-side linebacker in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Watts started at weak-side linebacker with Chad Greenway moving to middle linebacker while Eric Kendricks out with a rib injury. However, Watts has been coming off the field in nickel and passing situations, which limits his fantasy value.

Injury
Undisclosed - Probable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Nick Easton
News
The Ravens agreed to send offensive lineman Nick Easton to the 49ers, the Ravens announced. The Ravens will receive a conditional draft pick. Easton has never appeared in an NFL game. He was undrafted free agent.
Scott Crichton
News
The Vikings listed linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) as inactive Sunday against the Jets.

The Vikings also listed cornerback Jabari Price, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey, offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb and defensive lineman Scott Crichton as inactive.

Injury
Undisclosed - Probable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Jhurrell Pressley
No Updates
Taylor Heinicke
News
Heinicke (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.

Injury
Ankle - Out for Week 1 at Tennessee
Danielle Hunter
News
Hunter had three total tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Hunter played 37 of 61 snaps on defense as he's become a key part of the defensive line rotation. His six sacks are second among NFL rookies.

Isaac Fruechte
No Updates
Adrian Peterson
News
Peterson is expected to sit out the rest of the Vikings' preseason games, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

While coach Mike Zimmer indicated recently that he'd leave the door open for Peterson to play this week, the two sides came to an agreement Thursday that it was in their best interest to keep him sidelined for the rest of the preseason schedule. Peterson is expected to go through practices like normal, but they want to play it safe with their star running back and will avoid further risks to his health. With that said, Peterson isn't in danger of missing Week 1.

Emmanuel Lamur
News
The Vikings signed Lamur on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

After his second NFL season was wiped away by a shoulder injury, Lamur served as a starting outside linebacker in Cincinnati in 2014, racking up 91 tackles (53 solo) and two interceptions in 14 games. However, he was relegated to reserve duty and special teams snaps last year, when he fell back to 40 tackles, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. Upon joining the Vikings, he could compete for another top role at OLB with Chad Greenway.

Joe Berger
News
The Vikings have re-signed offensive lineman Joe Berger to a two-year deal, ESPN.com reports.

"He's excited to be able to play in the new stadium (the Vikings will open in 2016)," his agent, Tom Tafelski, said. "It's a great organization, a great sports city, a great quality of life. We're excited we got it done."

Berger started nine games at right guard last season. He could compete for a starting role next season depending on what else the team accomplishes in free agency and the draft.

David Morgan
News
Morgan had two receptions for 17 yards in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

With MyCole Pruitt hurting his leg in the game and Rhett Ellison working his way back from a torn patellar tendon, Morgan could have a significant role early in the season. However, he'd mostly be used as a blocking tight end and may not get many passes thrown his way. Still, he's had a strong preseason and could surprise if given a larger role.

C.J. Ham
News
Ham led the Vikings with 35 rushing yards on 12 carries wit a touchdown in Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals.

The 23-year-old rookie out of Augustana finished with an unimpressive 2.9 yards per carry despite scampering in for a 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He's unlikely to make much noise behind superstar Adrian Peterson and Jerick McKinnon at the running back position.

Theiren Cockran
No Updates
Stephen Weatherly
News
The Vikings selected Weatherly in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 227th overall.

Weatherly has uncommon athleticism for a player at the 6-foot-4, 270-pound build, though he falls to this point for rawness reasons. Mike Zimmer is an ideal coach for him to land with, though.

Jake Ganus
No Updates
MyCole Pruitt
News
Pruitt left Sunday's preseason win over San Diego with a left leg injury and will have an MRI on Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Pruitt had one reception for 11 yards during the game but lost a fumble on the play and was also apparently injured. Pruitt isn't likely to have a large role in the offense as long as Kyle Rudolph remains healthy. He may also have been bypassed on the depth chart by rookie David Morgan due to his blocking ability.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Blair Walsh
News
Walsh made a 27-yard field goal but missed a 47-yard field goal attempt in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle.

Fittingly, Walsh made a field goal from the same distance that he missed against Seattle at the end of last season's playoff loss. However, he missed a field goal with a chance to seal a win (the Vikings would later win on an interception touchdown return). Walsh is in no danger of losing his job despite last season's befuddling playoff miss. He made a 51-yard attempt in the first preseason game, which is reassuring since he struggled in the preseason last year.

Claudell Louis
No Updates
Willie Beavers
No Updates
Brian Leonhardt
News
Leonhardt has signed with the Vikings.

Leonhardt joins his home state Vikings with merely seven catches, 39 receiving yards and one touchdown to his name since entering the league in 2014. With such meager production, Leonhardt is more valuable to Minnesota than fantasy owners at this point.

Sharrif Floyd
News
Floyd had two tackles in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

He missed time earlier in August due to a knee injury, but looks set to play Week 1 of the regular season.

Anthony Barr
News
Barr recorded five combined tackles with no sacks or tackles for loss in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against Seattle.

Barr capped off a solid sophomore season with a respectable five combined tackles but he was unable to generate much in the way of a pass rush. In all, there was a slight statistical dropoff from Barr's rookie season when he racked up 70 tackles, four sacks, five run stuffs, and two forced fumbles in just 12 games; he had 68 tackles with 3.5 sacks and four run stuffs in 2015. Still, Barr has exhibited plenty of upside in his first two years in the league and has shown to have a nose for the ball with five forced fumbles. He may not deliver the tackle volume an IDP league owner would want out of a linebacker, but if Barr can become a greater pass rush threat next season he could be a legitimate option in such leagues.

Kevin McDermott
News
The Vikings announced Monday that they have signed long snapper Kevin McDermott , per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. McDermott, who snapped in seven games for the Ravens last season before suffering an elbow injury, will compete with veteran snapper Cullen Loeffler

Andrew Sendejo
News
Sendejo appears set to begin the season as the starter at safety next to Harrison Smith, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He had three tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's preseason win over San Diego.

The report makes it seem like Sendejo is a lock, but head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities that he hasn't made a decision. However, the competition could be moot with Michael Griffin leaving Sunday's game with a back injury.

Jayron Kearse
No Updates
Jabari Price
News
The Vikings have activated cornerback Jabari Price from the suspended list after he lost the first two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The team maintained an open spot for Price on its roster after placing John Sullivan on injured reserve, so there is no need for a corresponding move.

Brad Sorensen
News
The Vikings signed Sorensen on Saturday, the team's official site reports.

A seventh round pick of the Chargers in the 2013 NFL Draft, Sorensen has been a mainstay of the practice squad for the bulk of his career. With Taylor Heinicke (ankle) on the pine for the foreseeable future, Sorenson will compete with undrafted rookie Joel Stave for the third-string role under center in Minnesota.

Teddy Bridgewater
News
Bridgewater completed 12 of 16 passes for a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Bridgewater answered any looming questions about his shoulder, producing a touchdown and two field goals on five drives, with another cut short by a Kyle Rudolph fumble in San Diego territory. Rudolph and Stefon Diggs tied for the team lead at 5 targets, with the former catching three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, and the latter adding five receptions for 71 yards. Bridgewater also added two carries for 21 yards in what will likely be his final appearance of an impressive preseason. He missed Minnesota's second exhibition, but did complete six of seven passes for for 92 yards and a touchdown in the opener. Bridgewater had five completions of 20+ yards on just 23 preseason pass attempts.

Michael Griffin
News
Griffin got the start at safety opposite Harrison Smith in Sunday's preseason game, but left in the second quarter due to a back injury and was later seen leaving the locker room on crutches, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Griffin had one tackle before departing. He got the start in the third preseason game over Andrew Sendejo, but head coach Mike Zimmer indicated the competition isn't decided. However, Griffin's injury could make Sendejo the starter if it's an issue for the start of the regular season.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Zac Kerin
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Austin Shepherd
No Updates
Alex Boone
News
49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone is expected to switch from right guard to left guard for the upcoming season, the veteran said per ESPN.com. He will replace three-time Pro Bowler Mike Iupati at the position.

"It's great," Boone said. "It's different, obviously, [after] playing next to Anthony [Davis] all those years, now you move over play next to Joe [Staley]. Both great tackles. Footwork's a little diferent, handwork is a little different, but at the end of the day it’s come along real well."

Brian Robison
News
Robison had two sacks and three total tackles in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

He was also called for a roughing the passer call when it wasn't clear whether Russell Wilson was down that would have been a third sack. Robison has just three sacks this season, but has been disruptive in the passing game.

Brandon Fusco
News
Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt and right guard Brandon Fusco are on track in their recoveries from torn pectoral muscles, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Fusco suffered his injury in Week 3, so he's ahead of Loadholt, who got hurt in Week 12.

Fusco plans to be ready for OTAs, while Loadholt vowed to be ready no later than training camp.

“I can use him as a gauge,” Loadholt said of his teammate. “He’s through everything I’m going through right now, so I’m just trying to stay on pace and get ready for the year.”

Michael Harris
News
The Vikings re-signed restricted free agent tackle Michael Harris, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He played in 12 games last year, starting five due to the season-ending injury to right tackle Phil Loadholt.
Blake Renaud
No Updates
Kyle Carter
No Updates
Jarius Wright
News
Wright (calf) caught his lone target for a 26-yard gain in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

Wright proved his health and made the most of his lone target, but it was still a discouraging night for the fifth-year wideout, as he didn't get a single snap while Teddy Bridgewater was still in the game, according to Pro Football Focus. With Laquon Tredwell and Adam Thielen potentially both jumping Wright on Minnesota's depth chart, the veteran slot specialist may fall back to the No. 5 spot. The Vikings will likely keep six wide receivers, as Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the NFL's premiere kick returners.

John Sullivan
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The Vikings placed center John Sullivan on short-term injured reserve Thursday due to a back injury. He is eligible to practice after six weeks and can play in game after eight weeks.

The team also announced Sullivan underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy Wednesday.

"As a player you never want to miss time," Sullivan said. "Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your absence, you feel guilty about not fulfilling your responsibility to your teammates, coaches, organization and fans by giving it your absolute best out on the field every Sunday. 

"While I'm incredibly disappointed that I'll be missing the first portion of the 2015 season, I have full faith in the roster that our coaches and front office have put together. Joe Berger will step in and do a great job leading our offensive line, protecting the best young quarterback in football and opening up holes in the running game.

"In the meantime, I promise I'll be doing everything I can to recover and I'll be ready as soon as humanly possible to return to the field and help the Vikings win their first Super Bowl Championship."

Matt Kalil
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Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil underwent arthroscopic surgical procedures to both of his knees so far this offseason, according to a report from USA Today

Kalil also had injections to help manage joint pain. Both knees were scoped in January before having a Regenexx procedure performed on them in March. Kalil also had platelet-rich plasma therapy performed, too. 

Throughout the procedures, Kalil has been working out and rehabbing at the Vikings' team facility. 

Jerick McKinnon
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McKinnon gained 56 yards on eight carries and nine yards on two receptions (two targets) in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

With Adrian Peterson rested, McKinnon dominated the first-half workload, getting 10 touches to Matt Asiata's two. However, the VIkings did sometimes use Asiata as a pass-blocker, which narrowed McKinnon's snap advantage to 21-15 according to Pro Football Focus. In any case, McKinnon is the clear handcuff to Peterson, though his Week 1 role probably won't involve much work on early downs.

Joel Stave
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Stave was 8-of-13 for 76 yards with an interception in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals.

With Taylor Heinicke out for three months after tearing a tendon in his left ankle, Stave currently sits third on the Minnesota depth chart at quarterback. However, the Vikings may keep just two quarterbacks on the active roster or sign a veteran late in the preseason. Stave isn't a lock to make the team.

Terence Newman
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Newman will not travel with the team for Friday's preseason matchup with the Bengals due to an undisclosed injury, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Newman missed practice both Monday and Tuesday, although the specifics of the injury have yet to be released. It isn't expected to be anything serious, though, so the Vikings are likely just being cautious with their 37-year-old veteran. Newman will remain in Minnesota for rest and recovery, but we should see his status updated by the start of next week. Look for Trae Waynes to take the starters' reps during Friday's preseason outing versus the Bengals.

Injury
Undisclosed - Probable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Rhett Ellison
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Ellison (knee) has been activated from the PUP list, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Ellison suffered a torn patellar tendon in last year's season finale against the Packers. He's a key blocker in Minnesota's offensive scheme, so a return to full health could boost the running game. If Ellison isn't able to play, rookie tight end David Morgan has been drawing praise for his blocking ability and could see more snaps early in the season.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Harrison Smith
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Smith signed a five-year contract extension with the Vikings on Monday worth $51.25 million, making him the highest-paid safety in the league, Matt Vensel of StarTribune.com reports.

Smith was originally on track to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2016 season, but Minnesota secured their star safety through 2021 with a five-year extension. Throughout 13 games during the 2015 season the 27-year-old racked up 66 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, and took one of those the distance for a touchdown.

Zach Line
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Line received a tendered offer from the Vikings on Monday worth $1.67 million, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

As a restricted free agent, Line now has the option to accept an offer sheet from another team before committing to a fourth year in Minnesota.

Terrance Plummer
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Trae Waynes
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Waynes had three tackles and got the start at cornerback and made four total tackles in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals with Terence Newman sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

Waynes was sidelined for Wednesday's practice as he battled dehydration in the summer heat, but was able to play Thursday. The 2015 first-round draft pick will compete with Newman for a starting job at cornerback. Waynes will need to reduce his pass interference penalties to win the role as he was slow to adjust to NFL rules last season.

Cordarrelle Patterson
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Patterson 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.

Denzell Perine
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Linval Joseph
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Joseph (foot) will have toe surgery during the offseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

This shouldn't come as any surprise, given that Joseph dealt with a foot injury throughout the entire second half of the season. He missed Weeks 12-16, but with 56 tackles in just 12 games, Joseph cemented his reputation as one of the league's better run-stopping interior linemen. He only has 12.5 sacks in 81 career games.

Terrell Sinkfield
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The Giants signed wideout Terrell Sinkfield, who's already been released by three teams this year. New York needed depth at receiver with Victor Cruz (heel) and Ramses Barden (sore knee) sidelined, according to the team's website.

In addition, Louis Murphy missed Tuesday's practice with leg soreness.

Toby Johnson
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Jeff Locke
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Isame Faciane
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The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

 
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