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Vikings' Dede Westbrook: No limitations Wednesday
Westbrook (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday.
Westbrook was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Cowboys due to the ankle injury, but he looks like he'll only miss one game. When healthy, the 27-year-old has played a minimal role in Minnesota's aerial attack this season, recording seven catches for 59 yards in six games.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Sitting out Sunday night
Westbrook (ankle) is inactive for Sunday night's game against Dallas.
Westbrook was only able to put in a limited practice session on Friday and ultimately has been ruled out. Dan Chisena or Ihmir Smith-Marsette could see a handful of snaps on offense as a consequence.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Questionable for Week 8
Westbrook (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Cowboys.
Westbrook didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he hasn't been ruled out for the Vikings' Week 8 matchup with the Cowboys. If he is sidelined Sunday, K.J. Osborn will likely take over at punt returner, and Ihmir Smith-Marsette may see increased snaps at receiver.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: DNP on Wednesday
Westbrook (ankle) missed the Vikings' practice Wednesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.
The wide receiver appeared on the injury report for the first time Wednesday after the team had its bye in Week 7. Thursday's practice will provide a better gauge of his availability for this weekend. If he can't go, K.J. Osborn will likely take over at punt returner, and Ihmir Smith-Marsette will pick up a few more snaps at receiver.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Two receptions Sunday
Westbrook had two receptions for 13 yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Carolina. He also had three punt returns for a 2.3-yard average.
Westbrook played on 12 of the offense's 89 snaps after playing 14 snaps last week. He's getting more of a look in four-receiver sets which could bode for a larger role later in the season if any injury strikes a top receiver. His main value in the meantime comes as the team's punt returner.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Increased usage as receiver
Westbrook had three receptions on four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Westbrook played a season-high 14 snaps on offense as he's mostly been used as the team's punt returner. While 18 yards receiving doesn't warrant a look in most fantasy formats, his increase in playing time during a game where the Vikings were not heavily passing merits attention in case it's a sign of a growing role.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Logs 17 receiving yards
Westbrook caught his lone target for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Browns.
Westbrook was on the field for eight offensive snaps, fourth among the team's wide receiver corps. He did manage his first reception since Week 1 and only his second of the campaign. Instead, Westbrook makes his primary impact on special teams, as he also recorded two punt returns for 11 yards.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Minimal role on offense
Westbrook played just two snaps on offense and returned three punts for a 21-yard average in Sunday's loss at Arizona.
Westbrook's role looks essentially limited to punt returns at this point with K.J. Osborn taking over the third receiver role. Osborn caught five of six targets for 91 yards and a touchdown Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: One reception in Vikings debut
Westbrook had one reception on his only target for 11 yards in Sunday's loss at the Bengals. He also had one punt return for 12 yards.
Westbook worked as the primary punt returner and No. 4 receiver in the offense. He played 15 snaps on offense. While he may have been somewhat eased into action after the team was cautious with him in the preseason while he was coming back from a torn ACL, K.J. Osborn continued to look sharp in the No. 3 receiver role. Westbrook's primary usage may be on punt returns as a result.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Set to return punts
Westbrook will be the Vikings' primary punt returner, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Westbrook is returning from an ACL tear that occurred Week 7 of the 2020 season. Along with returning punts, he projects to be Minnesota's No. 4 wide receiver. If he shows no signs of rust, the 27-year-old could certainly compete with K.J. Osborn for more snaps.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Full participant in practice
Westbrook (knee) was a full participant in practice Wednesday and said he will "most definitely" be ready the Vikings' Week 1 matchup with the Bengals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Westbrook looks to be all the way back from a torn ACL suffered Week 7 of last season. It's not clear what kind of role he'll have against the Bengals. On the heels of a solid preseason, K.J. Osborn heads into Week 1 as the Vikings' No. 3 receiver, but Westbrook could eventually usurp him for those duties.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Not placed on injured reserve
The Vikings elected not to place Westbrook (knee) prior to the team's Week 1 matchup with the Bengals, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Westbrook only recently starting to participate in team drills while he works his way back from a torn ACL suffered Week 7 of last season. Since he'll begin the season on the active roster, the Vikings must believe he'll be able to play at some point within the first three games. K.J. Osborn had a strong preseason and looks set to begin the regular season as the No. 3 receiver, but Westbrook could take over the role once he's back to full strength.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Likely sitting Saturday
Westbrook (knee) will likely not play in Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis.
Westbrook suffered his torn ACL in late October of 2020, so he might need more practice time to get into live game shape. Once he's able he should push for the WR3 role behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Participates in full-team drills
Westbrook (knee) participated in full-team drills during Thursday's practice, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.
Westbrook has regularly had his reps managed since inking with the Vikings late July, while working his way back from an ACL tear, but it appears that he's now progressed enough to fully participate. Minnesota could continue to take a cautious approach to Westbrook's recovery, so it's not a sure thing that he suits up for Saturday's exhibition match against the Colts, but his chances of making a preseason appearance at some point appear to be increasing.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Remains limited at practice
Westbrook (knee) didn't take many reps at Friday's practice, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
This seems to be a recurring theme since the Vikings signed Westbrook in late July, but the approach makes sense considering he suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 of last season. The precise date was Oct. 25, meaning he's only a little more than 10 months removed from the injury. Speaking to the media Friday, coach Mike Zimmer told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Westbrook is "a ways away" from being completely healthy. The Vikings have three preseason games on the docket, so an appearance in one of them would be a great sign Westbrook in fact is all the way back.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: All clear for camp
Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that Westbrook (knee) is "ready to go" for training camp, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Westbrook missed all but two games in 2020 due to an ACL tear, but it looks like he'll be ready to handle a full practice load when training camp kicks off. Zimmer also noted that Westbrook has already been impressive since signing with the Vikings on Sunday, per Tomasson. The veteran wideout could compete for the No. 3 role behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen in Minnesota, and it's also possible that he earns work in the return game.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dede Westbrook: Signs with Vikings
Westbrook (knee) signed a contract with the Vikings on Sunday, NFL.com reports.
The veteran wideout had a workout in Minnesota this weekend, and it didn't take the two sides long to come to terms on a deal. Westbrook totaled 1,377 yards and eight touchdowns between 2018 and 2019 for Jacksonville, but he appeared in only two games last season before going down with a torn ACL. The Vikings have little to offer in their receiving corps behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, so Westbrook could end up as the No. 3 wide receiver with a strong showing in training camp.... See More ... See Less
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