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The Vikings practiced on Saturday because of the Monday night game, and Sunday brought more allegations against Brett Favre. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 7:31:00 PM

Still more allegations against Favre

The NFL is already looking into allegations that Brett Favre sent lewd photos of himself to Jenn Sterger when she was a reporter for the Jets web site in 2008, the same year Favre played for the Jets.

Now a massage therapist says that while she was kneading one of Favre's teammates with the Jets during training camp in 2008, he "was looking at me like I was a hanging piece of meat," the masseuse told the New York Post.

The next day, she alleges, Favre started sending her a stream of phone calls, e-mails and texts, much like the Sterger story on the web site Deadspin alleges.

"We are going through that and we are making sure we understand all the facts," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at halftime of the Chargers-Raiders game, according to

Once the investigation is complete, "we'll make a determination from there," Goodell said.

ESPN reported that the investigation is on the "fast track." 


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Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Saturday, October 09, 2010 at 2:42:00 PM

Chris Cook out; Sullivan questionable

The Vikings will officially be without the services of CB Chris Cook, who had arthroscopic surgery earlier this week to repair a minor tear in his meniscus. He said he was off of crutches after only three days.

Center John Sullivan is the only Viking listed as questionable this week after he injured his calf on the team's first offensive play of the Lions game Sept. 26. Sullivan wasn't moving around swiftly at the portions of practice open to the media, but head coach Brad Childress said Sullivan will make the trip to New York.

Ryan Cook is likely to get the start in Sullivan's place.

Quarterback Brett Favre is among three Vikings listed as probable, meaning they are a "virtual certainty" to play. Favre is dealing with inflammation in his right (throwing) elbow and has been wearing a sleeve over it. He was limited in Friday and Saturday's practices.

Also listed as probable were TE Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring), who has been moving around well this week, and T Bryant McKinnie, who has played through the finger injury to this point.

For the Jets, the biggest injury news is that CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), one of the best in the business, is listed as probable and participated fully in Saturday's practice. He was among eight Jets listed as probable, including RB John Conner (neck), DE Shaun Ellis (knee), T Wayne Hunter (shin), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), G Brandon Moore (hamstring), LB Calvin Pace (foot), CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring), LB Jason Taylor (elbow).

Linebacker Jamaal Westerman (ankle) is the only Jet listed as questionable.


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#Jets Questionable: LB Westerman (ankle); Prob: RB Cooper, DE Ellis, T Hunter, C Mangold, G Moore, LB Pace, CB Revis, LB Taylor. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 2:19:00 PM
CB Chris Cook (knee) is out. Questionable: Sullivan (calf). Probable: Favre (elbow/ankle), Shiancoe (hamstring), McKinnie (finger). #Vikings

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Chris Cook on second meniscus injury: "I almost lost it when the MRI said that I had a slight tear. I just had to cope with it." #Vikings

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#Vikings coach Brad Childress addresses the injury and investigation surrounding Brett Favre.

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Chris Cook had a procedure to clean up his knee and he's already moving around better than last time. #Vikings

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Brad Childress said he addressed the team about Brett Favre's situation with the league and its not a distraction. #Viikings

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Saturday, October 09, 2010 at 12:14:00 PM

Mostly full Saturday for Vikings

The Vikings should have a nearly full squad for Monday night's game against the New York.

Cornerback Chris Cook was sidelined with another meniscus tear and won't play Monday. He hasn't been at practices Thursday, Friday or today. Cook missed the preseason finale and the first two games of the regular season after tearing his other meniscus.

Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and center John Sullivan were limited on Friday and the final injury report will be out later in the afternoon.

Quarterback Brett Favre was also limited Friday with an elbow and ankle injury. He wore a sleeve on his throwing elbow Friday and a different again on Saturday.

Vikings coach Brad Childress is expected to address the media after practice.


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