Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense14th65.8 (31st)321.4 (3rd)
Defense21st99.4 (13th)278.6 (25th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
20Alexander, Mackensie CB5-1019211/12/19933Clemson
5Bailey, Dan K6-01951/26/19888Oklahoma State
55Barr, Anthony LB6-52553/18/19925UCLA
44Boone, Mike RB5-102066/30/1995RCincinnati
90Bower, Tashawn DE6-52502/18/19952LSU
40Brothers, Kentrell LB6-12422/8/19933Missouri
79Compton, Tom G6-63155/10/19896South Dakota
83Conklin, Tyler TE6-32547/30/1995RCentral Michigan
33Cook, Dalvin RB5-102108/10/19952Florida State
8Cousins, Kirk QB6-32028/19/19887Michigan State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/19934Maryland
57Downs, Devante LB6-225210/18/1995RCalifornia
65Elflein, Pat C6-33037/6/19942Ohio State
42Gedeon, Ben LB6-224410/16/19942Michigan
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19879USC
30Ham, C.J. FB5-112357/22/19932Augustana (S.D.)
41Harris, Anthony DB6-120210/9/19914Virginia
24Hill, Holton DB6-21963/28/1997RTexas
69Hill, Rashod T6-63131/12/19923Southern Miss
92Holmes, Jalyn DT6-52831/25/1996ROhio State
21Hughes, Mike CB5-101892/11/1997RUCF
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/19944LSU
23Iloka, George DB6-42253/31/19907Boise State
63Isidora, Danny G6-33066/5/19942Miami (FL)
96Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19848Southern Miss
94Johnson, Jaleel DT6-33167/12/19942Iowa
61Jones, Brett C6-23157/29/19914Regina (Canada)
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19889East Carolina
27Kearse, Jayron SAF6-42152/11/19943Clemson
54Kendricks, Eric LB6-02322/29/19924UCLA
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19906UCLA
89Morgan, David TE6-42655/19/19933Texas-San Antonio
25Murray, Latavius RB6-32301/18/19906UCF
75O'Neill, Brian T6-72979/15/1995RPittsburgh
71Reiff, Riley T6-630512/1/19887Iowa
74Remmers, Mike G6-53104/11/19896Oregon State
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12186/19/19906Florida State
93Richardson, Sheldon DT6-329511/29/19906Missouri
17Robinson, Aldrick WR5-101879/24/19886SMU
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19898Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew SS6-12109/9/19878Rice
35Sherels, Marcus DB5-101759/30/19878Minnesota
3Siemian, Trevor QB6-322012/26/19914Northwestern
1Sloter, Kyle QB6-52182/7/19942Northern Colorado
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19897Notre Dame
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19905Minnesota State
32Thomas, Roc RB5-101989/2/1995RJacksonville State
11Treadwell, Laquon WR6-22156/14/19953Ole Miss
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/19924Michigan State
91Weatherly, Stephen DE6-52653/19/19943Vanderbilt
6Wile, Matt P6-22256/20/19921Michigan
50Wilson, Eric LB6-12309/26/19942Cincinnati
15Zylstra, Brandon WR6-22153/25/1993RConcordia (Minn.)
Injured Players
64Andrews, Josh (IR) C6-23116/21/19913Oregon State
61Aruna, Ade (IR) DE6-52634/27/1994RTulane
31Brown, Mack (IR) RB5-112139/24/19913Florida
76Collins, Aviante (IR) T6-42924/21/19932TCU
62Easton, Nick (IR) G6-33036/16/19924Harvard
36James, Craig (IR) DB5-101954/29/1996RSouthern Illinois
68Lang, Cedrick (IR) T6-73005/12/19921UTEP
51Mata'afa, Hercules (IR) DE6-22529/18/1995RWashington State
87Price, Josiah (IR) TE6-42497/19/19931Michigan State
48Stanton, Johnny (IR) RB6-22509/7/1994RUNLV
Practice Squad
85Badet, Jeff WR5-111828/2/1994ROklahoma
84Beebe, Chad WR5-101836/1/1994RNorthern Illinois
43Cliett, Reshard OLB6-22254/29/19922South Florida
66Cothran, Curtis DT6-52832/28/1995RPenn State
67Edison, Cornelius C6-33127/10/19932Portland State
73Gossett, Colby G6-53116/23/1995RAppalachian State
 Hikutini, Cole TE6-42476/11/19942Louisville
 Myrick, Jalen CB5-112002/27/19952Minnesota
72Norton, Storm T6-73175/16/19941Toledo
 Wynn, Jonathan DE6-42569/21/1995RVanderbilt
 
 
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Position Listing
Sheldon Richardson
News
Richardson had six total tackles, 0.5 sacks and three QB hits in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Richardson had an impressive debut with the Vikings, providing a strong interior pass rush that included five QB hurries (according to Pro Football Focus). Opposing offensive lines are going to have a hard time combating Richardson while also accounting for Minnesota's strong perimeter pass rushers.

Holton Hill
News
Hill had two tackles and played four snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

The undrafted rookie could have a larger role next week as a reserve cornerback with both Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Trae Waynes (knee) hurt.

Anthony Harris
News
Harris (hamstring) was a limited participant during Tuesday's practice.

Harris seemingly tweaked his hamstring during one of his 18 special teams snaps Sunday against the Bills. Even if Harris is active in Week 4, starting free safety Harrison Smith figures to dominate playing time again, relegating Harris to special teams' duties.

Rashod Hill
News
Hill (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's game against the Bills.

Hill's participation progressed throughout the week while he nursed an ankle injury, as he was back to being a full participant Friday after being limited Thursday. He should be a full go Sunday.

Latavius Murray
News
Murray rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries and added a three-yard catch during Sunday's 27-17 win over Arizona.

Murray set the tone early, throwing a wicked stiff arm to free himself up for a 21-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. Murray wasn't even supposed to start the game, but stepped in to record more rushing yards on Sunday than any Viking back had tallied this entire season. Along the way, the Vikings became stunningly balanced, running the ball on 46 percent of snaps as compared to 29 percent heading into Sunday. If this trend continues, the Vikings backfield could be more valuable on Sunday against the Jets, the question will be whether it'll be Murray or Dalvin Cook (hamstring), who was set to start on Sunday, leading the charge.

Kyle Sloter
News
Sloter has made Minnesota's 53-man roster as the third quaterback, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Sloter is unlikely to get any playing time in 2018 barring injury, but he gives the Vikings a quarterback to develop.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona
Dalvin Cook
News
Cook (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Although Cook was expected to return, his hamstring didn't react well to a pregame warmup. As such, Latavius Murray should handle the bulk of the running back workload Sunday, though Mike Boone and Roc Thomas could also get in on the act.

Injury
Hamstring - Inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona
Trevor Siemian
News
Siemian was just 4-of-8 for three yards passing in Friday's preseason win over Seattle.

Siemian has had an up-and-down preseason, but he's locked in as Kirk Cousins' backup.

Riley Reiff
News
Reiff (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Reiff suffered the foot injury in last Sunday's win over the Eagles and was unable to return. While he will be absent for this weekend's contest, the Vikings do not believe Reiff is facing a long-term absence.

Injury
Foot - Inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona
Reshard Cliett
News
Cliett signed a contract with Minnesota on Thursday, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

Cliett was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round of last year's draft but never appeared in a game, bouncing between a few different teams. He was a quality pass rusher in college, totaling six sacks during his senior season for the University of South Florida in 2016. He'll face stiff competition to make the Vikings roster but could catch on as a depth linebacker or special teams player.

Curtis Cothran
No Updates
Laquon Treadwell
News
Treadwell had three receptions for 21 yards on four targets in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Even with Treadwell's drops and Aldrick Robinson's two touchdowns last week, Robinson had 30 snaps on offense compared to Robinson's 15 snaps. However, Treadwell's role in the passing game remains limited even if he keeps the third receiver role.

Hercules Mata'afa
Injury
Knee - ACL - Injured Reserve
Eric Kendricks
News
Kendricks had four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Kendricks struggled a bit in pass coverage, giving up five receptions on eight targets, according to Pro Football Focus. Still, he should improve, and he's a good source of tackles in Minnesota's defense since he stays on the field in nickel packages.

Kyle Rudolph
News
Rudolph had five receptions for 41 yards on five targets in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Rudolph was the top target in the passing game after Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but the duo had 21 combined targets. Rudolph remains a top red-zone option and steady part of the offense, but his upside has been somewhat limited by the success of the top two wide receivers.

Marcus Sherels
News
Sherels (ribs) participated in full during Wednesday's practice session.

After sitting out the last three weeks, Sherels' full participation Wednesday puts him in a great position to retake the field in Week 6 against the Cardinals. While he doesn't provide much from a defensive standpoint, Sherels is a valuable contributor on special teams, working both on the punt and kick returns.

Brett Jones
News
Jones is considered the leading candidate to start at center Week 1, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Jones, who was acquired in a trade last Sunday, has picked up the offense quickly and is on pace to start in place of the injured Pat Elflein (ankle) in Week 1 against the 49ers.

Everson Griffen
News
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer refuted a report that the team doesn't expect Griffen to return from his mental health issues, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I saw the report and I think it was false," Zimmer said. "Let's just say that."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Griffen isn't expected to return "any time soon." However, Griffen hasn't returned to practice this week and said in a statement that there was no timetable for his return. The Vikings have kept Griffen on the 53-man roster, however, which would appear to indicate they believe he could return this season. Griffen stepped away from the team to receive a mental health evaluation after he was involved in a recent string of concerning incidents, including an assault threat directed toward staff members at a Minneapolis hotel.

Injury
Personal - Inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona
Eric Wilson
News
Wilson is having a strong preseason and looks to be the leading candidate for the fourth linebacker role, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Wilson, an undrafted free agent from Cincinnati, had eight tackles in 16 games last season, playing exclusively on special teams. It looks like he could take on a larger role this season and be the first reserve linebacker.

Kentrell Brothers
No Updates
Xavier Rhodes
News
Rhodes (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, is in line to play in the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

After he was limited in the Vikings' first two practice sessions of the week, Rhodes was a full participant Friday, which was likely enough to convince the team he would be good to go for the weekend. Assuming Rhodes does in fact avoid the inactive list for Week 1, he'll likely be tasked with shadowing the 49ers' top wideout, Marquise Goodwin, for most of the day.

Dan Bailey
News
Bailey connected on three of his five field-goal attempts and knocked through both of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 23-21 win over the Eagles.

Bailey caused some headaches early with a couple of missed kicks in the first half of Sunday's affair. The usually serene kicker seemed a bit rattled following his poor start, but he found his rhythm in the second half. With the Vikings up six points and two minutes remaining in the game, Minnesota opted to send out Bailey for a 52-yard attempt despite him having missed a pair of kicks from closer distance earlier in the contest. Not only did Bailey's boot sail true, but the kick had plenty of distance and split the uprights, all but reassuring Minnesota fans that he'll be their guy moving forward.

Josh Andrews
News
Andrews (ankle) was waived with an injury settlement by the Vikings on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Andrews has been dealing with an ankle injury since mid-August and was waived/injured at the start of September. The 27-year-old reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers, but he can now join another team after reaching the injury settlement.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 7 at N.Y. Jets
Brandon Zylstra
No Updates
Tom Compton
News
Compton signed a contract with the Vikings on Thursday, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports.

Compton spent last season with the Bears, starting five games at both left and right guard. Before that he spent three seasons with the Redskins and will now be reunited with quarterback Kirk Cousins. Because of his versatility, Compton figures to compete for a starting role on the offensive line this season.

Mackensie Alexander
News
Alexander (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Alexander sat out the Vikings' season opener due to an ankle injury sustained nearly a month ago, but appears to be nearing recovery. It still remains to be seen whether Alexander will suit up against the Packers on Sunday.

Tom Johnson
News
Johnson (ankle) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Johnson was a limited participant last week and was inactive for last Thursday's loss to the Rams with the ankle issue. The 34-year-old should return to his rotational role on the Vikings defensive line for Sunday's game at Philadelphia.

Mike Remmers
News
Remmers (ankle) is expected to return withing the upcoming week, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Remmers was unable to suit up for Saturday's preseason loss against the Jaguars, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer expects the offensive lineman to return to practice this week. He's slated to start at right guard as Minnesota deals with a handful of injuries up front.

Stefon Diggs
News
Diggs caught 10 of 11 targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Eagles. He also gained 25 yards on two carries.

Diggs led the team in targets and receptions, finishing behind only Adam Thielen in terms of receiving yardage. In addition to his busy day on the outside, Diggs made an impact out of the backfield as well by setting a new career high in rushing yards. Diggs has been excellent in Minnesota's three road games, averaging 10 catches and 114 yards per game with two touchdowns. His home outputs curiously haven't been anywhere close to those numbers to this point, but he'll look to change that next Sunday against the Cardinals.

Johnny Stanton
News
Stanton (lower leg) cleared waivers Tuesday and reverted to injured reserve, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It's still unclear how severe Stanton's injury is, but it's bad enough for the Vikings to have cut him. If he's able to reach an injury settlement and get healthy, the 23-year-old will be able to sign with another team. The Vikings signed Luke McNitt and Kobe McCrary to compete with C.J. Ham for the fullback job.

Injury
Lower Leg - Injured Reserve
Adam Thielen
News
Thielen caught 11 of 15 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 win over Arizona.

Thielen extending Minnesota's lead early in the second half, splitting the middle of the field for a 13-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone. Thielen has now scored in four of six games and has at least six catches and 100 yards in every game this season. He is as reliable an option as you can find this point, particularly on Sunday against a Jets defense surrendering 292 receiving yards per game.

Ade Aruna
News
Aruna (knee) expects to be ready for offseason workouts, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Aruna is also reportedly walking without issue following offseason surgery. The sixth-round pick will spend his entire rookie season on injured reserve, but it appears the knee injury will not impact his long-term NFL career.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Nick Easton
News
Easton (neck) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Chad Graff of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

The decision to place Easton on IR was rather easy following the news that he'd need neck surgery and subsequently miss the entire 2018 season. Tom Compton will take over at left guard for the Vikings moving forward.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve
Cornelius Edison
News
Edison joined the Vikings' active roster Saturday.

Edison was previously promoted to the Vikings' active roster for their Week 8 victory over the Browns, but was subsequently waived following the contest. He will presumably provide depth at center for the team's season finale against the Bears.

Danielle Hunter
News
Hunter had two tackles and a sack in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Eagles.

Make that five games in a row with a sack for Hunter, who's been able to take down the quarterback in every game this season. He's well on his way to besting his sack total (7.5) from 2017 and has become as reliable as ever in IDP leagues.

Brian O'Neill
No Updates
Colby Gossett
No Updates
David Morgan
News
Morgan (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and will play Thursday against the Rams, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Morgan will return after missing Week 3's loss to the Bills. He averaged 26 offensive snaps through two games and hauled in three targets for 28 yards. Kyle Rudolph remains the Vikings' No. 1 tight end, so Morgan isn't viable in fantasy formats.

C.J. Ham
News
Ham had two receptions for seven yards on two targets in Thursday's loss at the Rams.

Ham played 20 snaps on offense after 17 snaps last week. He's carving out a regular small role on offense, but may only get a few touches a week as he's mostly being used as a blocker.

Stephen Weatherly
News
Weatherly had two total tackles, a sack and a QB hit in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Weatherly has two sacks in three games since taking over as a starter at defensive end with Everson Griffen sidelined. Grifen isn't expected to return any time soon, so Weatherly could be a decent IDP option for leagues focusing on sacks.

Anthony Barr
News
Barr did not play in Saturday's preseason win at Denver due to an undisclosed injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He missed practice two days last week, but the injury is thought to be minor.

Mack Brown
News
Brown was signed to the Redskins' practice squad Tuesday.

Brown is no stranger to the Redskins' practice squad, having been a key contributor to the unit back in 2016. Many close to the team have pushed for Brown's activation to the 53-man roster, but it seems like he'll need some things out of his control to go right in order for that to come to fruition. As it currently stands, Brown figures to be the No. 5 running back option in Washington until further notice.

Injury
Kevin McDermott
News
McDermott returned to Thursday's game with his left pinky heavily wrapped, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

McDermott will resume long snapping duties for the Vikings, with David Morgan returning to his normal backup tight end role.

Andrew Sendejo
News
Sendejo (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Sendejo did not participate in practice throughout the week, foreshadowing his Week 6 absence. The Vikings have a trio of players to choose from as they look to Jayron Kearse, Anthony Harris or George Iloka to replace Sendejo at strong safety next to Harrison Smith.

Injury
Groin - Inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona
Jayron Kearse
News
Kearse played 22 snaps on defense Sunday and got time at nickelback with Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Trae Waynes (knee) sidelined.

Kearse is a safety, but his flexibility to play some cornerback in a pinch is a beneficial asset to Minnesota's defense. He'll likely return to a reserve role this week, as the Vikings will likely make another cornerback active for the game.

Mike Boone
News
Boone had one carry for one yard on his only snap on offense in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Roc Thomas played 14 snaps on offense as the backup to Latavius Murray with Dalvin Cook out with a hamstring injury. However, it doesn't look like Boone or Thomas will have much of a role in the offense even with Cook hurt.

Pat Elflein
News
Elflein will start at center in Thursday's game against the Rams.

Elflein was activated for Week 3's game against the Bills but did not start. Now, he'll make his return as the starting center, which will send Brett Jones back to the bench.

Kirk Cousins
News
Cousins completed 24 of 34 passes for 233 yard, a touchdown and a field goal during Sunday's 27-17 win over Arizona. He added 14 yards and a touchdown on four carries. He also lost a fumble.

The dance moves following it weren't pretty, but Cousins looked sharp on the zone keeper for a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was Cousins' first rushing touchdown in Purple after 13 in the past three seasons in Washington. The rushing touchdown will curb some concerns about Cousins' passing performance on Sunday, which featured season lows in attempts, completions and yards as the Vikings dropped back on just 54 percent of plays on Sunday as compared to 71 percent heading into Sunday. That ratio will be worth monitoring on Sunday as the Vikings take on a Jets defense ranked in the top 10 in the league in opponent passer rating.

Craig James
News
James (hamstring) was waived with an injury settlement by the Vikings on Friday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

James sustained the hamstring injury in the preseason finale Aug. 31 and was waived/injured by the Vikings at roster cutdowns a couple days later. The 22-year-old reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers but can now sign elsewhere after reaching the injury settlement.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 7 at N.Y. Jets
Cedrick Lang
News
Lang (lower leg) cleared waivers Tuesday and reverted to injured reserve, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Lang will require season-ending surgery, so even if an injury settlement is reached, his focus will shift to the 2019 campaign. The Vikings will look for additional linemen to back up Tom Compton.

Injury
Lower Leg - Injured Reserve
Ben Gedeon
News
Gedeon had five tackles (four solo) in Sunday's win over the 49ers, tying a career high.

Don't expect too many high-tackle games from Gedeon, however, as he comes off the field in nickel and dime packages. Gedeon played just 30 of the defense's 67 snaps.

Devante Downs
News
Downs played 12 snaps on special teams in Friday's preseason win over Seattle, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Downs suffered a knee injury last October but is back to full speed this preseason. However, he may be on the outside looking in for a final roster spot.

Injury
Coach's Decision - Inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona
Storm Norton
No Updates
Danny Isidora
News
Isidora (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's season opener against the Saints, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

When healthy, Isidora projects as a backup to starting right guard Joe Berger. He will now look to improve on his health heading into Week 2.

Tyler Conklin
News
Conklin had one reception for six yards on his only target in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Conklin played just nine snaps on offense but went out for a pass on five of them, according to Pro Football Focus. He could have a larger role in the passing game if Kyle Rudolph gets hurt, but he'll otherwise will have a minimal role. Still, it's a good sign for the fifth-round 2018 draft pick's development that he was involved on offense this early in the season.

Aviante Collins
News
Collins underwent surgery to repair his torn right biceps Wednesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Collins was placed on injured reserve Monday and will not return this season. The injury was initially reported as an elbow issue, but it was ultimately diagnosed as a torn biceps.

Injury
Biceps - Injured Reserve
Matt Wile
News
Wile was claimed off waivers by Minnesota, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He'll replace Ryan Quigley as Minnesota's punter.

Jeff Badet
News
Badet signed a contract to join the Panthers' practice squad, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Badet spent the summer with the Vikings but was let go as part of the team's final roster cuts over the weekend. However, the Oklahoma product evidently caught the eye of the Panthers' scouting department and will now be stashed in Carolina for the time being.

George Iloka
News
Iloka is expected to start at safety Sunday against the Cardinals with Andrew Sendejo (groin) already ruled out, Andrew Kammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Iloka all but confirmed his starting role Sunday alongside Harrison Smith. "I've been in this system and playing the same position I've played, for the most part, for my whole career," said Iloka. "Obviously, [Smith] is a playmaker, so we'll see on Sunday what it's like to play with him." Iloka was signed by the Vikings on Aug. 22 and didn't make his debut on defense until Week 4.

Tashawn Bower
News
Bower (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Bower will miss a second straight contest with the ankle injury that kept him sidelined during the Vikings' Week 5 victory over the Eagles. The Vikings will continue to be thin at defensive end with Everson Griffen (personal) away from the team, leaving Danielle Hunter and Stephen Weatherly as their primary pass rushers.

Injury
Ankle - Inactive for Week 6 vs. Arizona
Mike Hughes
News
Hughes may have torn his ACL and will have an MRI on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

It would be a huge blow for both the rookie and the team as the first-round pick had just taken over starting duties for the Vikings. Trae Waynes would be in line to get his job back.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 7 at N.Y. Jets
Jonathan Wynn
No Updates
Chad Beebe
News
Beebe (undisclosed) was signed to Minnesota's practice squad, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Beebe did not play in Minnesota's final preseason game due to an undisclosed injury, but he looks healthy enough to join the practice squad. Beebe had a strong preseason and could work his way onto an NFL team's active roster at some point this season due to his special teams play.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 7 at N.Y. Jets
Aldrick Robinson
News
Robinson played 15 snaps on offense but wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Robinson's role in the offense didn't grow, even after catching two touchdowns for 33 yards in the prior week's loss to the Rams. He played just 15 snaps on offense compared to 30 for Laquon Treadwell. Robinson could still get a larger role in the offense if Treadwell drops more passes (four this season).

Roc Thomas
News
Thomas had four carries for eight yards and one reception for six yards on two targets in Sunday's win at Philadelphia. He also lost a fumble on a lateral.

The lost fumble was technically credited to Kirk Cousins, but it was a pass that Thomas should have easily caught but mishandled. Thomas was the primary backup to Latavius Murray, but his miscue could mean Mike Boone gets more snaps if Dalvin Cook remains out with a hamstring injury in Week 6 against the Caridinals.

Harrison Smith
News
Smith posted five tackles (four solo), including a sack, and forced a fumble in Sunday's loss to Buffalo.

Smith has played like the top-flight safety he is through three weeks. His sack Sunday was his second of the year, meaning he's now tied for his second-highest season sack total of his career through only three games. He'll look to continue the strong play as the Vikings aim to notch a win against the Rams in Week 4.

Cole Hikutini
News
Hikutini (groin) caught his lone target for 18 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Dallas.

Hikutini was dealing with a minor groin injury last week, but he appears to have gotten over the issue in short order. Starting tight end George Kittle suffered a shoulder injury Thursday, so Hikutini will serve as the primary backup to Garrett Celek until Kittle returns to action.

Josiah Price
Injury
Trae Waynes
News
Waynes had made it through the league concussion protocol and expects to retake the field Sunday against the Cardinals, Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports.

Waynes missed last Sunday's game after being knocked out of Week 4's contest with a concussion. Fortunately, it appears he's doing much better and is expected to slot in opposite Xavier Rhodes. Waynes owns 11 tackles (10 solo) through four appearances this season and will look to build on that mark Sunday.

Jalyn Holmes
News
Holmes left Monday's practice with an apparent injury, Chad Graff of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

Holmes suffered a broken hand during the spring, but it's unclear whether Monday's injury is related.

Linval Joseph
News
Joseph had five total tackles, a sack and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's win at Philadelphia.

Joseph had an errant pass (ruled a fumble) land in his hands, and he subsequently ran 64 yards for a touchdown. He's mostly a run stuffer, but he's been an asset as a pass rusher with a sack, QB hit and four QB hurries, according to Pro Football Focus.

Jaleel Johnson
News
The Vikings selected Johnson in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 109th overall.

Johnson adds another big body inside for the Vikings front, checking in at 6-foot-3, 316 pounds. His subpar combine, including a mere 19 reps on the bench that ranked in just the fifth percentile among defensive linemen, made him a Day 3 pick. That said, he has impressive tape and was able to rush the passer from the interior with 7.5 sacks as a senior. Johnson figures to add depth at the right defensive tackle spot behind Sharrif Floyd, whose future is a bit cloudy due to nerve damage in his knee.

Jalen Myrick
News
The Jaguars selected Myrick in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 222nd overall.

Myrick made the most of his Combine invite, running a blazing 4.28-second 40 to get his draft stock trending in the right direction. His tape and diminutive size (5-10, 200) point to Myrick being a slot corner at the next level, but his speed and elusiveness in the return game should help him crack the roster as a special teamer at the very least.