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Minnesota Vikings near full participation at practice

The Minnesota Vikings got three key defensive players back at practice on Thursday.

Although the Minnesota Vikings have had at least their fair share of injuries that have placed nine players on injured reserve, including five starters, they are getting close to full strength among the players on their active roster participating in practice.

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The Vikings got starting middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (hip) and cornerbacks Terence Newman (illness) and Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) back in Thursday’s practice on a limited basis after they sat out on Wednesday. 

That’s good news for a defense that had started to experience some of the injury troubles of the offense, even if none of them were as serious as the offensive side of the ball, where the Vikings have lost three starting tackles – Matt Kalil, Andre Smith and Jake Long – to injured reserve and two more that likely would have been starters if they hadn’t retired (Phil Loadholt) or fallen ill (Mike Harris).

For now, at least, the return of Kendricks, Newman and Munnerlyn puts the Vikings near full strength on defense. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who hasn’t played since Week 1, is the only player on the active roster that wasn’t practicing on at least a limited basis Thursday.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 16-Nov 17-Nov
Eric Kendricks 54 LB Hip Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Captain Munnerlyn 23 CB Ankle Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Terence Newman 23 CB Illness Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Xavier Rhodes 29 CB Concussion Limited Part. Limited Part.
Zac Kerin 67 G Hand Limited Part. Limited Part.
Mackensie Alexander 20 CB Shoulder Full Part. Full Part.
Matt Asiata 44 RB Shoulder Full Part. Full Part.
Laquon Treadwell 11 WR Hamstring Full Part. Full Part.
Marcus Sherels 35 CB Ankle Full Part. Full Part.
Linval Joseph 98 DT Shoulder Full Part. Full Part.
Andrew Sendejo 34 S Ankle Full Part. Full Part.
Audie Cole 57 LB Hand Full Part. Full Part.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Player # Pos. Injury 16-Nov 17-Nov
Deone Bucannon 20 S Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Larry Fitzgerald 11 WR Knee/Ankle Did Not Part. Full Part.
Chandler Jones 55 LB Not Injury Related Did Not Part. Full Part.
Alex Okafor 57 LB Knee/Calf Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Carson Palmer 3 QB Not Injury Related Did Not Part. Full Part.
Corey Peters 98 DT Foot Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Joplo Bartu 54 LB Hamstring Limited Part. Full Part.
Gabe Martin 50 LB Hamstring Limited Part. Limited Part.
Tyrann Mathieu 32 S Shoulder Limited Part. Limited Part.
Tharold Simon 29 CB Ankle Limited Part. Did Not Part.
Justin Bethel 28 CB Foot/Wrist Full Part. Full Part.
Brandon Williams 26 CB Finger Full Part. Full Part.


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