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Minnesota Vikings return to practice; Stefon Diggs still out

The Minnesota Vikings returned to practice on Monday following their bye week with some players still out and others returning.

Stefon Diggs remained sidelined on during Monday’s practice as the Minnesota Vikings returned to practice for the first time in almost a week after the team’s bye on Sunday.

Diggs has been dealing with a groin injury that finally caused him to be deactive eight days ago against the Houston Texans. Diggs was listed on the last three weeks of injury reports, but the Houston game was the first in which he didn’t play.

Diggs was one of four players not practicing on Monday, joined by fellow receiver Jarius Wright, tight end MyCole Pruitt and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who has been out since arthroscopic knee surgery following Week 1.

The Vikings did get a bit of good news as guard Brandon Fusco returned to practice on at least a limited basis after suffering a concussion against the Texans on Oct. 9. Also returning to practice were linebacker Anthony Barr and tight end Rhett Ellison, who played against the Texans but didn’t practice last Tuesday, the only day the Vikings were on the practice field during their bye week.

The Vikings have had more than their share of changes on the offensive line and last week made the move to sign former No. 1 overall draft pick Jake Long. While Long was practicing on Monday, he wasn’t taking the first-team reps at left tackle during the open portion of practice to the media. T.J. Clemmings remained working with the starting offensive line.

In addition, practice squad offensive lineman Isame Faciane, who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence, was not at practice on Monday.



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