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Vikings' Stefon Diggs: Cleared from injury report
Diggs (rib) isn't listed on the Vikings' final injury report for Sunday's game in Chicago.
There was never any much doubt regarding Diggs' availability after he came out of a bye week with full practice sessions Wednesday and Thursday. The Bears have been a tough opponent for quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends, but only seven teams have allowed wideouts to produce more receiving yards per game (177.6) this season. Chicago's dominance against the run (3.6 yards per carry) has often forced opponents to attempt a high volume of passes (37.4 per game, ninth-most in NFL). Diggs has been surprisingly inconsistent on the stat sheet for a player with double-digit targets in six of eight appearances.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' David Morgan: Won't play Week 11
Morgan (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Morgan sustained the knee injury Week 9 prior to the Vikings' bye and was unable to return to practice this week. Tyler Conklin will serve as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Kyle Rudolph in Sunday's divisional matchup.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Andrew Sendejo: Ruled out Sunday
Sendejo (groin) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Chicago.
Sendejo hasn't played since sustaining the groin injury Week 5 against the Bears and will miss his fifth straight game. Jayron Kearse, George Iloka and Anthony Harris have all seen significant defensive snaps in Sendejo's absence thus far.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Anthony Barr: Questionable for Sunday
Barr (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Barr has been dealing with the hamstring injury since Week 7 and the Vikings' bye week apparently didn't provide enough time for a full recovery. The 26-year-old began the week not practicing but was a limited participant as he appears to have a decent chance up suiting up Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Xavier Rhodes: Clear of injury designation
Rhodes (foot) won't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game at Chicago.
Rhodes was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday but showed enough Friday to avoid the questionable tag, and will return following the Vikings' bye as expected. The 28-year-old has been dealing with foot issues for the better part of a month but only missed one game.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Adam Thielen: Cleared to face Chicago
Thielen (lower back/calf) isn't listed on the Vikings' final injury report ahead of Sunday's game in Chicago.
Coming out of a bye week, Thielen never seemed to be in any real danger of missing this crucial contest. He gets an interesting Week 11 matchup against a Chicago defense that has given up the eighth-most receiving yards per game to wideouts (177.6) this season, despite the fact the unit is playing at a high level as a whole.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Adam Thielen: Remains limited Thursday
Thielen (lower back, calf) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
During the part of Thursday's session open to the media, Thielen worked with the wide receiver group, but that was the extent of his activity, per Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. Thielen has one more day to alleviate concerns about his health, with Friday's injury report providing the last word on his potential to play Sunday night in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Dalvin Cook: No concerns about health
Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Thursday that Cook will be a "full go" in practices moving forward, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
While Cook could occasionally receive an occasional maintenance day for select practices during the second half of the season, DeFilippo's comments suggest the Vikings no longer have any concerns about the hamstring issues that sidelined the second-year running back for five of the team's first nine games. Cook was impressive in his return to action in the Week 9 win over the Lions, accruing 109 yards from scrimmage -- 70 of which came on a second-quarter scamper -- on 14 touches while logging 28 offensive snaps. With the benefit of a Week 10 bye, Cook should gain an even larger snap share in Sunday's divisional showdown with the Bears, resulting in less work for Latavius Murray.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Stefon Diggs: Logs full practice
Diggs (rib) practiced fully Wednesday.
Held out of the Vikings' previous game Week 9 against the Lions due to a rib injury, Diggs is healthy on the other side of Minnesota's Week 10 bye. In conjunction with handling every practice rep Wednesday, the wideout told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that he was confident he "will play" Sunday at Chicago. With his ribs back to 100 percent, Diggs will take aim at a Bears defense that has allowed 8.2 yards per target and eight touchdowns to wide receivers in nine games this season.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Adam Thielen: Dealing with back, calf injuries
Thielen was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to calf and lower-back injuries.
Thielen's eight-game streak with at least 100 receiving yards to start the season was broken in the Vikings' previous game Week 9 versus the Lions, but he made up for it with his seventh touchdown of the campaign. Following the team's Week 10 bye, the wide receiver is tending to a pair of injuries, but his presence at practice in some capacity dispels some of the worry about his upcoming availability. No matter, Thielen's status should be watched closely to learn whether an absence is possible Sunday in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
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