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Zimmer: Floyd Could Participate This Preseason

Well, this is a surprise

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A lot of us, myself included, had pretty much written off defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd making any sort of contribution to the 2017 Minnesota Vikings. After knee surgery left him with nerve damage that caused him to miss all but one game in 2016, there hadn’t been much to lead us to believe that anything had really changed.

Until today.

Today in Mankato, head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that it was possible that Floyd could participate at some point in Training Camp. Floyd is currently on the Non-Football Injury list, but has been working out on the side in an effort to get himself ready to play again.

Going all the way back to the week Floyd got injured, there has been a lot of mystery surrounding his injury, and it wasn’t all that long ago that we found out about the nerve damage. As a result, I think most of us had just sort of concluded that Floyd’s playing days with the Vikings may have been finished. However, this is an incredibly encouraging sign, and hopefully we will have more details about it at some point today.