The Minnesota Vikings got some good news for their sputtering offense. Leading receiver Stefon Diggs returned to practice on a limited basis Monday after not practicing on Sunday as the Vikings prepare for their second straight Thursday night game.
This time, the Vikings will facing the Dallas Cowboys, who, while they are 10-1 with a formidable offense, do have the 31st-ranked pass defense in the NFL. The return of Diggs, who has 67 catches for 747 yards and an 11.1-yard average, could help the chances of an offense that is ranked last in the NFL overall and 24th in the passing game.
Diggs and MLB Eric Kendricks (hip) were the only players among the seven that missed Sunday’s practice that returned in at least a limited basis on Monday. Diggs was inactive for last Thursday’s game against the Detroit Lions and Kendricks was limited in that game to a part-time role. Kendricks walked off the field after stretching with the rest of the non-participating players on Monday, but apparently returned to practice, officially listed as limited on the injury report.
QB Sam Bradford was added to the injury report for the first time this season with an ankle injury, but he practiced on a limited basis and was making his usual amount of throws before the team portion of practice.
Meanwhile, LB Chad Greenway wasn’t at practice either. He has been waiting for the birth of his fourth child.
|Joe Berger||61||C||Concussion||Did Not Part.|
|Marcus Sherels||35||CB||Rib||Did Not Part.|
|Harrison Smith||22||S||Ankle||Did Not Part.|
|Captain Munnerlyn||24||CB||Ankle||Did Not Part.|
|Sharrif Floyd||73||DT||Knee||Did Not Part.|
|Chad Greenway||52||LB||Not Injury Related||Did Not Part.|
|Sam Bradford||8||QB||Ankle||Limited Part.|
|Mackensie Alexander||20||CB||Groin||Limited Part.|
|Jeremiah Sirles||78||T||Hip||Limited Part.|
|Terence Newman||23||CB||Neck||Limited Part.|
|Stefon Diggs||14||WR||Knee||Limited Part.|
|Eric Kendricks||54||LB||Hip||Limited Part.|
|Adam Thielen||19||WR||Shoulder||Full Part.|
|Morris Claiborne||24||CB||Groin||Did Not Part.|
|Justin Durant||56||LB||Hamstring||Did Not Part.|
|Chaz Green||79||T||Back||Did Not Part.|
|J.J. Wilcox||27||S||Thigh||Did Not Part.|
|Barry Church||42||S||Forearm||Limited Part.|
|Jack Crawford||58||DE||Foot||Limited Part.|
|David Irving||95||DE||Illness||Limited Part.|
|DeMarcus Lawrence||90||DE||Back||Limited Part.|
|Terrell McClain||97||DT||Thigh||Limited Part.|
|Tyron Smith||77||T||Back/Hip||Limited Part.|