Earlier today, WR Jarius Wright was seen participating in the Vikings Friday practice, and afterwards Chris Tomassen, Vikings beat writer for the Pioneer Press, tweeted out this about his status:
Jarius wright says he is a game time decision with right hand injury— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) October 2, 2015
Viking Update tweeted t his:
Jarius Wright said he is optimistic he will play but he's not sure how Mike Zimmer will view it. Nothing broken that he knows. #Vikings— VikingUpdate.com (@VikingUpdate) October 2, 2015
And Matt Vensel, beat writer for the Star Tribune, tweeted info about Wright's injury:
Jarius Wright thinks he hurt his right hand trying to catch a pass Sunday. Said he doesn't think it's broken, but no one actually told him.— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) October 2, 2015
With the earlier news that Charles Johnson is most likely out with a rib injury, the news about Wright practicing, not having a broken bone in his hand, and possibly playing is encouraging. The Vikings are going to need as many healthy offensive weapons as they can field Sunday, and Wright's presence would be a welcome sight for a passing offense that is last or close to last in most categories in the NFL.
If Wright can play, I would expect the Vikings WR depth to be Mike Wallace, Wright, Cordarrelle Patterson, Adam Thielen, and Stefon Diggs, who would be active for the first time this season.
If Wright can't go, the Vikings would almost be forced to activate Diggs just to have the ability to go with four wide receiver sets, as they only have six WR on the active roster. If both Wright and Johnson are inactive, I would expect a fairly heavy amount of two and three tight end sets, with a greater emphasis on the running game.
With this latest news, it's going to be very interesting to see how the Vikings attack one of the best defenses in the NFL.