Kalil attended practice but wasn’t in pads and didn’t participate.
“I’m not concerned,” head coach Mike Zimmer said, then playfully continued after making it clear over the last week he isn’t thrilled with injury questions. “Well, actually I am concerned. I’m going to go home and cry tonight. Is that a good line?”
But when asked if Kalil is OK, Zimmer said, “Yes, he’s fine.”
T.J. Clemmings took Kalil’s reps at left tackle, Carter Bykowski was elevated to second-team left tackle and rookie Willie Beavers, who had been playing guard, took turns at left tackle with the third-team offense. But there were other alterations in the starting lineups, too.
The Vikings opened up Teddy Bridgewater’s repertoire of passes, as he threw deep a couple times in Wednesday’s practice after taking limited reps on Tuesday as he comes back from what ESPN reported as a sore shoulder.
Bridgewater threw a 40-yard pass in the air to tight end Kyle Rudolph deep down the right sideline that was overthrown, but Captain Munnerlyn was flagged for pass interference. Bridgewater did connect with Adam Thielen on a pass that traveled about 25 yards in the air.
“I thought he threw the ball good,” Zimmer said after Wednesday’s practice.
On Tuesday, Bridgewater’s throws were all limited to 20 yards or less.
- DT Sharrif Floyd continues to rotate with Shamar Stephen, but Floyd was practicing with a brace on his left knee.
- Joe Berger took the first-team reps at center with John Sullivan playing with the second team.
- CB Jabari Price dropped what should have been an easy interception when recently signed QB Brad Sorensen misfired for WR Moritz Böhringer.