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Riley Reiff Returns To Vikings Practice

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He had been out with a back issue since the first day of camp

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After a bit of a scare on Saturday night with tackle Rashod Hill, it appears that the Minnesota Vikings are getting plenty of good news on the injury front for a change.

Hill won’t miss any significant time after getting hurt in Saturday’s scrimmage, and not only did running back Latavius Murray return to practice on Monday, but he was joined by offensive tackle Riley Reiff.

Reiff was injured about an hour into the first practice of Training Camp, and had not returned to the field prior to today with what Head Coach Mike Zimmer called a “twinge” in his back. Nobody really knows what exactly Reiff did, but now he’s back on the practice field.

Reiff signed a five-year, $58.75 million contract with the Vikings early in free agency to become the new left tackle for the purple and to bookend the offensive line with fellow new signee Mike Remmers. I would assume that his return from injury means that he will be taking part in Thursday’s preseason opener in Buffalo against the Bills, though there hasn’t been any official word on that from anything I’ve seen yet.

As far as injured players are concerned, the only one that has not yet returned to practice (besides Teddy Bridgewater, for obvious reasons) is wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell sat out of practice on Monday, his fifth missed practice in a row, with a leg issue. No word on when he will be joining the rest of the team on the practice field, and his status for Thursday’s preseason opener appears to be in doubt.