Kearse played 22 snaps on defense Sunday and got time at nickelback with Mackensie Alexander and Trae Waynes hurt.
Kearse is a safety, but his flexibility to play some cornerback in a pinch is beneficial asset for Minnesota's defense. He'll likely return to a reserve role this week as Minnesota will likely make another cornerback active for the game.
Kearse missed Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars due to general "nicks and bruises," Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Kearse, who has spent much of the past two seasons on special teams for the VIkings, is competing for a roster spot at strong saftey behind starter Andrew Sendejo (calf). Kearse's absence from Saturday's tilt due to seemingly minor issues could allow for Tray Matthews, Anthony Harris and Jack Tocho to increase their workloads.
Kearse (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, and barring any setbacks, he should be ready for Sunday's game against the packers.
Kearse wasn't able to suit up for the Week 5 matchup with the Bears, but he'll be full speed ahead for the divisional matchup with the Packers. However, Kearse hasn't been logging defensive snaps this season, and his return won't affect fantasy owners.
Kearse (groin) is inactive for Monday's game against the Bears, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports.
Kearse was initially listed as questionable to play after sustaining a groin injury this past week. Fortunately for the Vikings, starting safety Andrew Sendejo is able to suit up despite being limited by a shoulder injury in practice Thursday and Friday.
Kearse (groin) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against Chicago.
With Kearse and Andrew Sendejo (shoulder) both considered questionable for Monday's contest, Anthony Harris could be asked to slide into the starting safety spot. However, we likely won't know Kearse's game status until kickoff.
|4||9/27/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NE||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/18||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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