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Winfield Officially Ruled Out for Sunday

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Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network is reporting that CB Antoine Winfield will not play this weekend when the Vikings take on the Detroit Lions at the Metrodome.

Winfield suffered a foot injury back in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens, and is hoping to return for Minnesota's matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11.

Good move by the Vikings to keep #26 on the bench for this week, I think.  The extra week off will have given Winfield a full month to rest up, and it's obviously much better for him to be completely healthy than to risk a potential aggravation of the injury at a later date by rushing him back.

Hopefully, it will turn out that we didn't need him this weekend after all.

And a quick programming reminder. . .tonight marks the first Thursday night football game of the 2009 season, and it's something of a concern to us, as it features the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers.  The game is being shown on the NFL Network, and if you don't have that on your cable package, you can follow along with the game on NFL.com as well.