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2021 Rushing

STATS ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
Regular Season 1 2 2.0 0 2

Top Alexander Mattison News

  • Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Just two touches Sunday

    Mattison had one carry for two yards and one reception for four yards in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati.

    Mattison played just nine snaps on offense as the Vikings used the running game sparingly when falling behind early. Mattison may get more involved if the Vikings are ahead and running the ball more often, but he won't get significant touches without a Dalvin Cook injury.

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  • Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Logs full practice Wednesday

    Mattison (rib) practiced fully Wednesday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Mattison lasted just two offensive snaps in the Vikings' second preseason game before departing with the rib injury, and he's been sidelined from practice for most of the intervening period. Now that he's back on the field and uninhibited, he's set to serve as Dalvin Cook's primary backup for a third straight season. In the previous two, Mattison averaged 8.4 touches for 42.4 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring four touchdowns in 26 appearances.

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  • Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Still not practicing

    Mattison (undisclosed) won't practice Wednesday, Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Mattison has been sidelined with an undisclosed issue since Aug. 23. With less than two weeks remaining before the Vikings' Sept. 12 season opener in Cincinnati, Mattison's status will warrant close monitoring. With Kene Nwangwu (knee) also not practicing, starter Dalvin Cook is currently the only healthy running back on the Vikings' roster.

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  • Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Absent to start week

    Mattison (undisclosed) didn't practice Monday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

    Mattison may have been injured in the Vikings' second preseason game, as he logged just two snaps and hasn't practiced since. He did watch Monday's practice from the sideline, whereas some of the players with more serious injuries weren't present at all. Assuming he makes it back on the practice field soon, Mattison is locked in as Minnesota's No. 2 back behind Dalvin Cook ahead of a Sept. 12 opener against Cincinnati. Last year, Mattison averaged 4.5 carries and 0.7 targets in the 10 full games he and Cook played together.

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  • Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Misses practice again

    Mattison (undisclosed) rode a stationary bike on the side during Wednesday's practice, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Mattison initially missed practice Monday and now seems unlikely to play in Friday's preseason game against the Chiefs. After that, he'll have 16 days to prepare for Minnesota's Sept. 12 opener against Cincinnati, gearing up for his familiar role as Dalvin Cook's backup. The Vikings used a fourth-round pick on Kene Nwangwu this spring, but he's a raw prospect in the first place and now has been out since mid-August with a hyperextended knee. If Mattison is unexpectedly slow to recover from his current issue, the Vikings can turn to Ameer Abdullah, Ito Smith or A.J. Rose for Week 1 backup snaps.

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  • Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Misses practice Monday

    Mattison did not practice Monday due to an undisclosed injury, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

    Mattison played just two plays in Saturday's preseason game, but no injury was reported after the game. With Kene Nwangwu (knee) and Mattison hurt, the Vikings signed Ito Smith on Monday to help with depth.

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  • Vikings' Alexander Mattison: Remains Cook's backup

    Mattison didn't have a carry and caught both of his targets for 16 yards during Saturday's preseason defeat to the Colts.

    With Dalvin Cook unavailable, Mattison interestingly was on the receiving end of Kirk Cousins' first two passes, but when the Vikings went to the ground Ameer Abdullah garnered the first two rushes. Afterward, Mattison didn't see another touch, while Abdullah got work with both the starters and reserves until halftime. Mattison has a firm hold on the backup RB job to Dalvin Cook, so the former's usage Saturday likely was to ensure he avoided any sort of health concern. When Cook sat out Weeks 6 and 17 last season, Mattison combined for 35 touches, 175 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 215 lbs
Birthplace: San Bernardio, CA
Age: 23
Class: Junior