The Minnesota Vikings got two of their best defenders back in practice on Friday.
Safety Harrison Smith, who suffered a knee injury on Sunday, and defensive end Everson Griffen (hip and shoulder) were both working in practice Friday during the portion open to the media. Each of them was limited and is listed as questionable, but both said they expect to play.
Rookie cornerback Trae Waynes, who presumably suffered an ankle injury in Thursday’s practice and was limited, didn’t Friday but didn’t appear to have any noticeable limp. He, too, is listed as questionable.
The rest of the Vikings roster were all practicing on Friday and listed as probable.
The Atlanta Falcons ruled out RB Devonta Freeman (concussion), K Matt Bryant (quadriceps) and WR Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) for Sunday. Rookie Tevin Coleman is expected to replace Freeman and veteran kicker Shayne Graham, signed this week, will kick for Bryant.
“The other guy is pretty good, too – Coleman – he’s a pretty good athlete,” Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said. “He catches the ball well out of the backfield, which is what they do. They scat their backs out quick and expect to involve them in the running game. They bring in another third-down back and get him involved.”
|Harrison Smith||22||S||Knee||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Limited Part.|
|Everson Griffen||97||DE||Hip/||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Limited Part.|
|Robert Blanton||36||S||Ankle||Limited Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Sharrif Floyd||73||DT||Ankle||Limited Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Matt Kalil||75||T||Toe||Limited Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Eric Kendricks||54||LB||Ribs||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Anthony Barr||55||LB||Hand||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
Friday Injury Report
Questionable-Smith, Griffen, Waynes
|Devonta Freeman||24||RB||Concussion||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Leonard Hankerson||85||WR||Hamstring||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Robert Alford||23||CB||Groin||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Full Part.|
|Matt Bryant||3||K||Right Quad||Limited Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Andy Levitre||67||G||Knee||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Robenson Therezie||27||S||Hamstring||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
Friday Injury Report
Out-Bryant, Freeman, Hankerson