Vikings Injure Douglass in 'Non Tackling' Drill

One day after linebacker Greg Biekert put a late hit on Chiefs running back Priest Holmes, another Viking defender made yet another controversial tackle. Holmes was not injured on the play, but this time the Chiefs did not get so lucky as wide receiver Dameane Douglas suffered a leg injury.

One day after linebacker Greg Biekert put a late hit on Chiefs running back Priest Holmes, another Viking defender made yet another controversial tackle.

Holmes was not injured on the play, but this time the Chiefs did not get so lucky as wide receiver Dameane Douglas suffered a leg injury.

Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil was very upset after the scrimmage where Douglas was hurt in a seven on seven drill that closed out the workouts between the Chiefs and Vikings.

Douglas had just caught a ball when Vikings rookie cornerback Rushen Jones pulled Douglas down from behind and then drove him into the ground.

This was not supposed to be a tackling drill so Douglas was not expecting to be pulled down whatsoever. Vikings head Coach Mike Tice did not make any comments about the incident immediately after practice.

These workouts and scrimmages are simply to gage levels of development and to evaluate players in how they adjust to the speed of the plays in a seven on seven format.

Vermeil was counting on Douglas to make a strong contribution on special teams and Douglass has excelled in passing situations in training camp thus far and he was gaining ground on the battle for the fifth wide receiver spot. Now it appears that Douglas might not play a pre-season or regular season down for the Chiefs.

There was no official comment from the Chiefs about the extent of the injury nor was there any prognosis on how long he would be lost, but Vermeil sounded very pessimistic that he would be back anytime soon.

With the injury to Douglas, Marvin ‘Snoop' Minnis and Arena League star Chris Horn will battle for the fifth wide receiver slot. Horn has been very impressive and Minnis has also turned in a solid performance thus far in camp.

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