In their game prior to the bye week, the Minnesota Vikings had four players on offense – starters Stefon Diggs and Andre Smith and contributing backups David Morgan and Rhett Ellison – listed as either doubtful or out.
A bye week can do a lot to refresh and heal those with ailments, but the Vikings still have four offensive players on their Friday injury report, even if the names have changed slightly.
Smith was placed on injured reserve and Jake Long was signed to take his place, at least as a backup offensive tackle, but Ellison and Morgan are on track to play two weeks later as the Vikings return to action in Philadelphia against the sixth-ranked defense in the NFL.
Diggs appears ready to go, too.
Diggs was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant on Friday, another sign that he could play Sunday. A groin injury has placed him on the injury report for the last month. The Houston Texans game before the bye was the only action he missed, but his production in the previous two games slipped dramatically as he dealt with the injury – 87 yards combined in the two games after compiling 285 yards in his first two games.
Diggs’ availability is even more important with WR Jarius Wright (ankle) listed as doubtful and being limited in practices all week. Rookie WR Laquon Treadwell has also been limited all week with a thumb injury and is listed as questionable along with Diggs.
As for Long, it appears he might be relegated to a backup in his first game as a Viking after signing on Oct. 11, but at least it provides some experienced depth at tackle, something the Vikings haven’t had since Smith’s triceps injury against the New York Giants on Oct. 3, one that eventually had him placed on injured reserve the same day that Long was signed.
|MyCole Pruitt||83||TE||Knee/Ankle||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Sharrif Floyd||73||DT||Knee||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Stefon Diggs||14||WR||Groin||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Full Part.|
|Jarius Wright||17||WR||Ankle||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Jeremiah Sirles||78||T||Knee||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Full Part.|
|Laquon Treadwell||11||WR||Thumb||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Brandon Fusco||78||T||Concussion||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Alex Boone||76||G||Knee||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Anthony Barr||55||LB||Ankle||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
Friday Injury Report
Out- Pruitt, Floyd
Questionable- Diggs, Treadwell
|Ron Brooks||33||CB||Calf||Did Not Part.||Limited Part.||Full Part.|
|Jason Kelce||62||C||Foot||Did Not Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Bennie Logan||96||DT||Groin||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Marcus Smith||90||DE||Groin||Did Not Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Allen Barbre||76||G||Ankle||Limited Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Mychal Kendricks||95||LB||Ribs||Limited Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Jordan Matthews||81||WR||Knee||Limited Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Leodis McKelvin||21||CB||Hamstring||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Rodney McLeod||23||S||Shoulder||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
Friday Injury Report
Questionable- Brooks, Kendricks, Logan, McKelvin