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  • Vikings' Bashaud Breeland: Full participant in practice

    Breeland (back/shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, according to the Vikings' official Twitter account.

    After logging a limited practice Wednesday, Breeland was upgraded to a full participant for Thursday's practice. Through two weeks, the 29-year-old cornerback has recorded 11 total sacks and one forced fumble. It appears Breeland will likely be ready to go in Week 3 when the Vikings square off against the Seahawks.

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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Full participant in practice

    Kendricks (hip) was a full participant in practice Thursday, according to the Vikings' official Twitter account.

    Kendricks returned to full action Thursday, which is an upgrade from the limited practice he logged Wednesday. It appears the veteran linebacker will likely be ready for the Vikings' Week 3 showdown with the Seahawks. Through two weeks, Kendricks has recorded a team-high 26 tackes, making him a solid IDP option.

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  • Vikings' Anthony Barr: Back-to-back limited practices

    Barr (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.

    Barr missed the first two games of the campaign due to a right knee injury suffered in training camp. During a Thursday morning media session, Barr told Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, "I want to make sure I'm 100 percent. ... I feel like I'm approaching that point." Clearly, Barr still has some limitations, but this week marked the first time he managed back-to-back practices since early August. Friday's injury report may clear up his status for Week 2 versus the Seahawks, but it also could come down to a game-time call ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. kickoff.

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  • Vikings' Dalvin Cook: No go Thursday

    Cook (ankle) isn't a participant at Thursday's practice, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Cook came out of this past Sunday's loss at Arizona with an ankle sprain, which has kept him off the practice field so far this week. He was a spectator, though, indicating he may be logging mental reps with a potential return to drills on the horizon. Cook will attempt to get back on the field Friday, after which the Vikings will provide insight on his odds to suit up Week 3 against the Seahawks. Assuming he's able to, Minnesota will "continue to play him," coach Mike Zimmer told Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. On the other hand, an absence from Cook would allow Alexander Mattison to be the team's top running back, with Ameer Abdullah and potentially A.J. Rose elevated from the practice squad.

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  • Vikings' Everson Griffen: Returns to practice

    Griffen (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Minnesota co-defensive coordinator Andre Patterson is optimistic Griffen can play this week against Seattle, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Griffen suffered the concussion Thursday in a car accident and missed last week's game. He swerved to miss a deer and hit a tree. It sounds like he will clear the concussion protocol and be ready to play this week.

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  • Vikings' Bashaud Breeland: Managing injuries

    Breeland (back/shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Breeland has operated as a starter for Minnesota through the first two weeks of the season, but it appears he's gotten banged up while taking on such a large workload. With questions about the quality of Breeland's coverage also having come up, any missed time on the veteran's part could open up opportunities for the likes of Mackensie Alexander and Cameron Dantzler to push for increased reps.

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  • Vikings' Anthony Barr: Limited Wednesday

    Barr (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Barr didn't practice last week before being ruled out against the Cardinals, so it's encouraging to see him now handling at least limited reps. The veteran linebacker will work to ramp up his activity and attain clearance for Sunday's game against Seattle.

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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Logs limited practice

    Kendricks (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Kendricks dealt with a quadriceps injury in practice last week, but it didn't ultimately impede him from racking up 11 total tackles against the Cardinals. With back-to-back double-digit tackling performances under his belt to begin the season, Kendricks will be an intriguing IDP fantasy option as long as he's cleared to suit up against Seattle on Sunday.

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  • Vikings' Dalvin Cook: Held out Wednesday

    Cook (ankle) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Prior to the session, head coach Mike Zimmer told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Cook would get in some reps Wednesday, but it didn't translate to any individual or team work. Cook was visibly banged up in the second half of the Vikings' Week 2 loss at Arizona, and Zimmer noted afterward that the running back was dealing with a sprained ankle. The Injury is keeping Cook out of drills so far this week, but he has two more opportunities to get back on the field and prove his health ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks. If Cook were to miss any time or be limited, Alexander Mattison is the next man on the depth chart, with Ameer Abdullah and A.J. Rose candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

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  • Vikings' Kene Nwangwu: Gets light work in during practice

    Nwangwu (knee) was seen working on a side field during Wednesday's practice, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Nwangwu hyperextended his left knee during a preseason matchup with the Browns on Aug. 14 and was placed on IR before the initial 53-man roster deadline. The rookie fourth-round pick is eligible to come off IR as soon as Week 4, but the Vikings aren't going to rush anything because he will need to be conditioned. When healthy, Nwangwu will likely compete with Ameer Abdullah for the No. 3 running back job.

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  • Vikings' Harrison Hand: Lands on COVID-19 list

    The Vikings placed Hand on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

    Hand logged one tackle in 22 special-team snaps during the season opener, but he was unavailable for Week 2 after picking up a hamstring injury. Now, the 2020 fifth-round pick has landed on the COVID-19 list and may miss an extended period of time. He will have to test negative twice within 24 hours before he can be reinstated.

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  • Vikings' Dalvin Cook: Should practice this week

    Cook (ankle) will get some work in during Wednesday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Cook looks like he'll be a limited participant after playing through an ankle sprain in the Week 2 loss to Arizona. He finished with 148 total yards on a 77 percent snap share, but only 35 of those yards came in the second half. Per Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer suggested Wednesday that the team won't ease up on Cook's workload, assuming the running back is able to play Sunday against Seattle. If there's a setback, Alexander Mattison is next in line for the starting job and lead role.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 122.0
(10th)
303.0
(7th)
411.0
(6th)
Def. 126.0
(21st)
330.5
(29th)
420.0
(28th)

Injuries

Player Injury
D. Cook RB Dalvin Cook RB Ankle
A. Barr OLB Anthony Barr OLB Knee
I. Smith TE Irv Smith TE Knee - Meniscus
P. Peterson CB Patrick Peterson CB Toe
E. Griffen DE Everson Griffen DE Concussion

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