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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Returns to practice Wednesday

    Evans (calf) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice session. Evans sustained a calf injury in Week 10 against the Saints. He missed the next two games but looks to be on track to play Sunday against the Raiders, thanks to the Vikings' Week 13 bye week. Through 10 games, Evans has recorded 49 tackles (36 solo), five pass deflections and three forced fumbles.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Won't play on Monday Night Football

    Evans (calf) is inactive for Monday's Week 12 clash with Chicago. Evans will miss his second straight game due to a calf injury he suffered in a Week 10 win over New Orleans. The second-year cornerback followed a pair of limited practice sessions to begin the week with a full session Saturday, so he appears to be closing in on a return. With the Vikings on bye next week, it's likely that Evans will be able to play in their next game, which will take place in Las Vegas on Dec. 10.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Could return Week 12

    Evans (calf) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Bears, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports. Evans missed Week 11 against the Broncos after sustaining a calf injury in Week 10 against the Saints. He was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday and his status may not be fully known until 90 minutes before kickoff time. Mekhi Blackmon played a season-high 50 defensive snaps at left corner in Week 11 when Evans was out, and the former would appear to reprise that starting role if the latter is ruled out for Monday's game.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Won't play at Denver

    Evans (calf) is listed as out for Sunday's game at the Broncos. Evans will sit out his first game of the season in Week 11 as he tends to a calf injury he sustained in Week 10 versus the Saints. In his absence, 2022 second-rounder Andrew Booth will probably see an uptick in reps at corner Sunday.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Begins Week 11 prep with DNP

    Evans (calf) was a non-participant in Wednesday's estimated practice. Evans exited Sunday's win over the Saints early in the fourth quarter due to a calf injury and was unable to return. Rookie Mekhi Blackmon stepped in for Evans in that contest and would likely start this Sunday in Denver if the latter is unavailable. Evans' likelihood of suiting up against the Broncos should become clearer as Week 11 prep progresses.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Limited practice Wednesday

    Evans (neck) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Evans was able to overcome an oblique injury to play in Sunday's game against the Patriots and finished the game with four solo tackles while playing all but one defensive snap. Evans had also dealt with a knee injury that limited him in practices earlier in the season. Barring any setback, he should be good to go for Week 9 against the Falcons.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Good to go

    Evans (oblique) has been cleared to play in Monday's game against the Vikings. After a week of limited practice sessions, Evans' health is close enough to par for him to suit up. Barring any setbacks, he should take on his usual role at cornerback opposite Byron Murphy.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Limited practice Thursday

    Evans (oblique) was a limited participant at the Vikings' practice Thursday. Evans is dealing with an oblique issue that popped up in Week 6 versus Chicago, but his ability to practice Thursday in any capacity bodes well for his chances to go Monday versus San Francisco. The linebacker will look to increase his workload this week at practice ahead of the Week 7 matchup.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Has 11 tackles in loss

    Evans had 11 total tackles in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Evans started at cornerback opposite Byron Murphy and played on 60 of the defense's 66 snaps. Minnesota's inability to get off the field on defense could result in high tackle totals for Evans and members of the secondary.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Five tackles in season opener

    Evans started at cornerback opposite Byron Murphy and had five total tackles and two passes defensed in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. Evans played on 62 of the defense's 68 snaps. He fared well in coverage by allowing just two receptions on six targets for 12 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Back for OTAs

    Evans (concussion) was able to participate in the Vikings' recent OTAs, Matthew Coller of Sports Illustrated reports. The 2022 fourth-round pick suffered a concussion during a Week 13 win against the Jets, landing him on injured reserve for the rest of his rookie campaign. He's since had the offseason to move past the issue and has been taking first-team reps at cornerback alongside Byron Murphy and Andrew Booth. Expect the Missouri product to continue competing for a starting position on the Vikings defense ahead of his second NFL season.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Won't play against Detroit

    Evans has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions due to a concussion, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Evans exited Sunday's win over the Jets and has been diagnosed with a concussion. He'll be forced to miss at least one game, and he'll need to clear several steps as part of the league's concussion protocol before he's able to return to practice. Duke Shelley and Kris Boyd are candidates to see increased roles in Minnesota's secondary while Evans is sidelined.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Won't play Thursday

    Evans (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against New England, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Evans was a limited participant at practice all week, and he'll be forced to miss a second consecutive game since the Vikings have a short week. Andrew Booth (knee) has also been ruled out, so Duke Shelley should see additional playing time in Minnesota's secondary.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Limited during walkthrough

    Evans (concussion) was a limited participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. Evans suffered a concussion during Week 10's win over the Bills, and he was unable to play in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. Although he'll still need to clear concussion protocols to play Thursday against the Patriots, his limited participation could be a sign he is close to gaining clearance.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Forced out Sunday

    Evans was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Bills with a concussion. Evans logged six tackles before sustaining a concussion at some point during Sunday's contest. The 23-year-old was expected to take on a starting role against Buffalo, as starting cornerback Cameron Dantzler (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. With Evans out, second-round rookie Andrew Booth has stepped in to make his defensive debut for Minnesota, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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  • Vikings' Akayleb Evans: Limited Wednesday

    Evans (concussion) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Evans is working his way through the concussion protocol, and it looks like he could have a chance of gaining clearance in time to suit up Week 6 at Miami. The rookie cornerback has mostly contributed on special teams this season.
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