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Mike Remmers expected to miss a couple of practices

No need for long-term panic. Not yet, anyway. I think.

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Yesterday, we passed along the news that Minnesota Vikings right guard Mike Remmers left the practice field in a walking boot, and that triggered the requisite doom and/or gloom from some of the faithful around here. However, it appears that the news isn’t all terrible.

For now, anyway.

According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN, Remmers is expected to miss “a couple of practices,” though there is no specific number at this time. The Vikings’ first preseason game takes place a week from Saturday when they travel to take on the Denver Broncos, so we don’t know if Remmers will be ready to go for that one or not.

Remmers’ absence will give some opportunities for snaps at both of the guard positions to some of the Vikings’ other linemen. Nick Easton, presumably the starter at left guard, has been filling in at center for the injured Pat Elflein, leaving both of the guard spots open for players such as Tom Compton, Danny Isidora, and Colby Gossett to get some work in with the #1 offense.

Obviously, Remmers’ situation is one that we’ll be keeping an eye on, but for now it doesn’t appear as though there’s a reason to panic.