Notebook: Floyd has ‘minor procedure' on knee

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd had a "minor procedure" on the left knee he injured in the preseason opener and will likely miss the rest of the preseason.

Floyd has ‘minor procedure' on knee Vikings first-round pick Sharrif Floyd had a procedure this week on the left knee he injured in the preseason opener.

Head coach Leslie Frazier said it wasn't an arthroscopic procedure and there is a possibility the defensive tackle could practice next week, although he probably won't play in the preseason finale.

"Nothing major. Shouldn't miss any time as far as our regular season is concerned," Frazier said. "Won't play him this week for sure, probably not in the Tennessee game."

Frazier said the procedure was performed to "ease some pain he had in the front of his knee."

Floyd was taken out of the preseason opener after 15 snaps when went to the ground and required the attention of the medical staff. He returned for the second preseason game and played 37 snaps, the third most on the team.


The Vikings released cornerback Jacob Lacey on Monday after he missed the first two preseason games with injury. He had arthroscopic knee surgery last week and was expected to miss two to four weeks.

"Combined with the thumb, not having a chance to see him work just put him in a tough spot," Frazier said. "But he's a guy that we'll see how he does in his rehab, but who knows? In this business you could always end up back here. You never know."

Lacey came to the Vikings as a free agent after spending 2012 in Detroit, and 2009-11 with the Indianapolis Colts.

Lacey started nine games for the Lions last year and has 36 career starts in 54 games.


  • Left tackle Matt Kalil (knee) is still on track to resume practice on Wednesday after sitting out Sunday and Monday. The Vikings have Tuesday off. Brandon Keith and Kevin Murphy took turns filling in for Kalil the last two practices.

  • Backup guard Tyler Holmes left practice on a cart. Frazier thought it may have been because of heat exhaustion.

  • Receiver Jarius Wright, who suffered a concussion in Friday night's game, is going through the NFL's post-concussion protocol. "He's in the initial stages right now," Frazier said. "We'll see how he does (Tuesday)."

  • FB Jerome Felton (knee) was the only other player missing from Monday's practice. He is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener, too, maybe even the preseason finale.

  • Long snapper Cullen Loeffler (right elbow) returned to practice on a limited basis, handling some of the snaps but not all of them.

  • The Vikings continue to work a variety of players in a rotation for the punt return job, including Marcus Sherels, Bobby Felder, Stephen Burton, Josh Robinson, Cordarrelle Patterson and Joe Webb.

  • Blair Walsh hit all eight of his field goals, ranging from 30 yards to 54 yards, kicking with the wind on Monday.

  • WR Adam Thielen and CB Roderick Williams got into a minor shoving match at one point.

  • Felder and LB Larry Dean collided hard while breaking up a Matt Cassel pass into traffic intended for LaMark Brown. The receiver and both defenders ended up on the ground, with the defenders getting up slowly.

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