The second injury reports of the week are out for both the Seattle Seahawks and your Minnesota Vikings as we get closer to kickoff for Week 3. There are a couple of encouraging signs for the purple, but we’ll start off with the visiting team like we usually do.
Did Not Participate
- WR D’Wayne Eskridge (concussion)
- RB Rashaad Penny (calf)
- OT Brandon Snell (ankle)
- S Marquise Blair (knee)
- LB Benson Mayowa (neck)
- DT Bryan Mone (elbow)
- WR Freddie Swain (back, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)
No players listed (other than resting veterans)
Seahawks’ WR D.K. Metcalf was removed from the injury report by the team today after being listed as a full participant with a knee issue on Wednesday. Other than that, Swain being upgraded from DNP to limited is the only change for the Seahawks on Thursday.
Now, on to the home team.
Did Not Participate
- RB Dalvin Cook (ankle)
- LB Anthony Barr (knee)
- OT Christian Darrisaw (groin)
- DE Everson Griffen (concussion)
- CB Patrick Peterson (toe)
- CB Bashaud Breeland (back/shoulder, upgrade from limited on Wednesday)
- LB Eric Kendricks (hip, upgrade from limited on Wednesday)
A couple of Vikings’ players are trending in the right direction thus far. Unfortunately, that list does not include Dalvin Cook, who did not practice for the second straight day. Despite that, it sure does sound like he’s going to play on Sunday anyway, from all indications given by Mike Zimmer thus far. Friday’s practice is, obviously, going to be key, as I can’t recall a player during the Zimmer era that played on Sunday after three DNPs during the previous week of practice.
Barr is saying that he believes that the worst with his knee issue is “behind him,” but he remains limited, in practice, as does Darrisaw. Breeland and Kendricks both being upgraded to full participants today is nice to see as well.
Final injury reports will be out tomorrow afternoon, folks. We’ll see what they have in store for Dalvin Cook and the rest of the walking wounded on both sides for Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium.