Player News - Vikings

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Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt will be sidelined 2-4 weeks with a sprained MCL.

Pruitt was hurt in the Vikings' third preseason game. Expected to serve as the No. 2 tight end in a "move" role, Pruitt is extremely unlikely to play Week 1.
Aug 29 - 8:58 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports the Vikings are trying to trade C John Sullivan.

This explains why Sullivan was held out of the Vikings' regular season dress rehearsal. At center, the Vikings are going with Joe Berger, who has history with new OL coach Tony Sparano, and who was excellent as a 16-game starter last year. Sullivan, 31, missed all of 2015 due to multiple back surgeries. If the Vikings can't find a taker, Sullivan will likely be released.
Aug 29 - 5:55 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson missed his lone target in the Vikings' third preseason game.

Yes, he's still in the NFL. Patterson added two kickoff returns for 43 yards. C-Pat won't be involved on offense beyond the occasional bubble screen.
Aug 28 - 10:29 PM

Jerick McKinnon rushed eight times for 56 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for nine yards in the Vikings' third preseason game.

McKinnon re-confirmed his explosive ability and adeptness in the passing game. Beat writers believe McKinnon's receiving role will increase this year, as it should. While standalone value may still be hard to come by, McKinnon would become an every-week fantasy starter if something happened to Adrian Peterson.
Aug 28 - 4:27 PM

Laquon Treadwell caught his only target for 15 yards in Sunday’s regular season dress rehearsal.

It came on a quick hitter from third-string QB Joel Stave early in the fourth quarter. Treadwell also snagged a two-point conversion on a goal-line fade from Shaun Hill. He climbed the ladder to make an impressive catch over Chargers corner Trevor Williams. Treadwell logged nine snaps in the first half compared to 29 for Stefon Diggs, 25 for Charles Johnson and 17 for Adam Thielen. He’ll enter his rookie year with some depth chart ground to make up.
Aug 28 - 4:17 PM

Charles Johnson secured 2-of-3 targets for 25 yards in Sunday’s regular season dress rehearsal.

Both grabs came on Minnesota’s final drive of the first half. Johnson didn’t do anything to leap off the page, but he out-snapped every Vikings receiver in the first half except for Stefon Diggs. It’s hard to trust Johnson after what he put fantasy owners through last season, but he is going to be a Week 1 starter.
Aug 28 - 4:15 PM

Stefon Diggs got 5-of-5 targets for 71 yards in Sunday's preseason game.

Diggs finishes the preseason with seven grabs for 82 yards. Moving all over the formation this summer, Diggs enters Week 1 as the Vikings' clear-cut No. 1 receiver. Diggs is a born playmaker, but still figures to be inconsistent in the Vikings' run-first offense. He's a WR3/4.
Aug 28 - 3:44 PM

Kyle Rudolph absorbed three of his five targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s preseason game.

Inconsistency comes with the territory for Rudolph and Sunday was more of the same. Rudolph turned the ball over with a costly fumble in the second quarter but redeemed himself by nabbing a 27-yard touchdown from Teddy Bridgewater with less than two minutes to go in the first half. Rudolph has never gone for more than 500 yards in a season and that’s probably his ceiling for 2016.
Aug 28 - 3:30 PM

Teddy Bridgewater completed 12-of-16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' third preseason game.

He added a 22-yard scramble. Bridgewater was sharp despite missing recent practices due to arm fatigue, connecting with Stefon Diggs for 5-71 receiving on five targets and throwing a TD pass to Kyle Rudolph. The low-volume nature of Minnesota's passing offense is Teddy's biggest hurdle in the way of fantasy football impact. That could change if Adrian Peterson went down.
Aug 28 - 2:56 PM

Vikings LT Matt Kalil has been sidelined all week with a leg injury.

Kalil suffered the injury in Sunday's session and has not practiced since. The severity and the specific nature of the issue are not yet known, but it is a concern with just over two weeks until the season opener. T.J. Clemmings should start the third preseason game at left tackle in his place.
Aug 26 - 11:58 PM

Adrian Peterson will sit out the Vikings' final two preseason games.

Peterson hasn't notched a preseason carry since his 2011 knee injury. With the Vikings looking to get him the rock 20 times per game in his age-31 campaign, Peterson remains an elite RB1.
Aug 25 - 4:41 PM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) is expected to start Sunday against Chargers.

Bridgewater caused a stir by sitting out the second preseason game and a few practices with a shoulder injury, but the issue was never serious. He returned to practice on Tuesday, and said he feels "very good." He will be fully healthy before Week 1.
Aug 25 - 9:50 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) has resumed throwing.

Bridgewater missed last Thursday's preseason game, and was held out of practice over the weekend. He was limited to throws of roughly 15 yards in distance on Tuesday. The Vikings never even formally acknowledged that Bridgewater is/was hurt. It's not a concern for his Week 1 status, though he could miss this weekend's important third preseason game.
Aug 23 - 4:32 PM

Vikings activated TE Rhett Ellison (knee) off the active/PUP list.

It is a miraculous recovery for Ellison, who tore his patellar tendon in January. He might not be ready for Week 1, but removing him from the PUP suggests the Vikings expect him back early in the season. With sixth-round rookie David Morgan playing well behind Kyle Rudolph and MyCole Pruitt, the Vikings could end up keeping four tight ends.
Aug 23 - 11:59 AM

Teddy Bridgewater (shoulder) did not throw in Saturday's practice.

The fact that he did not throw at all is slightly concerning after he was held out of Thursday's game, but coach Mike Zimmer once again said there is no reason to worry. The Vikings are likely just being cautious, but they did add Brad Sorensen on Saturday, hinting Bridgewater might sit out a couple days.
Aug 20 - 5:37 PM


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