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Seahawks at Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams

A big one for the purple

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It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for the final injury reports for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks as we get closer to the 2021 home opener for the purple at U.S. Bank Stadium. Let’s take a look at both of the injury reports, starting with the visiting side.

Seattle Seahawks Week 3 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
D'Wayne Eskridge WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Rashaad Penny RB Calf DNP DNP DNP Out
Brandon Shell OT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Benson Mayowa LB Neck FP LP LP Questionable
Marquise Blair S Knee --- LP FP ---
D.K. Metcalf WR Knee FP --- --- ---
Bryan Mone DT Elbow LP FP FP ---
Tyler Ott LS Illness --- --- FP ---
Freddie Swain WR Back DNP LP FP ---

The Seahawks have ruled three players out for Sunday’s contest, though I’m not sure how much of an impact any of their absences will have. Eskridge is an exciting young rookie, but he suffered a concussion in Week 1 and missed last week’s game as well. The Seahawks sprinkled some veteran rest days among some of their players as well, so those players weren’t included on our version of the injury report.

And now, on to the home team.

Minnesota Vikings Week 3 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Anthony Barr LB Knee LP LP LP Out
Christian Darrisaw OT Groin LP LP LP Out
Harrison Hand CB Hamstring COVID COVID DNP Out
Dalvin Cook RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Bashaud Breeland CB Back/Shoulder LP FP FP ---
Everson Griffen DE Concussion LP LP FP ---
Greg Joseph K Right Hip --- --- FP ---
Eric Kendricks LB Hip LP FP FP ---
Patrick Peterson CB Toe LP LP FP ---

Three players declared “out” for the Vikings as well leading into this one. Mike Zimmer said he feels good about where Barr is at despite him missing his 17th straight game. Whatever. Darrisaw appears to be getting closer to finally being back, which will help bolster the offensive line.

The big one, obviously, is Dalvin Cook. It speaks to his importance that he had three “DNPs” this week and is still only listed as “questionable.” We’ve said all week that it seems like Mike Zimmer expects Cook to play this week, but this makes it appear as though he will be the dreaded “game-time decision” and the drama will stretch until the inactives come out 90 minutes before kickoff on Sunday.

Those are your final injury reports for the Vikings and the Seahawks heading into Sunday’s home opener in Minneapolis, folks. We’ll have more on this one as we get closer to kickoff.