Harrison Smith, Everson Griffen questionable for Minnesota Vikings; Devonta Freeman ruled out for Falcons

Harrison Smith and Everson Griffen returned to Minnesota Vikings practice Friday as the Vikings get back to close to full strength, but Trae Waynes was not practicing.

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.”

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 25-Nov 26-Nov 27-Nov
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.
Shoulder
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

Out-

Doubtful-

Questionable-Smith, Griffen, Waynes

Probable-All others

ATLANTA FALCONS

Player # Pos. Injury 25-Nov 26-Nov 27-Nov
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

Doubtful-

Questionable-

Probable-All others


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