Vikings Injury Report Already off to Rocky Start for Week 2

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Three Minnesota Vikings trenchmen were limited or didn’t practice at all Monday, three days before the franchise takes on the Philadelphia Eagles under the lights of primetime.

Vikings Injury Report Already off to Rocky Start for Week 2

Left tackle Christian Darrisaw and outside linebacker Marcus Davenport were limited on Monday, with center Garrett Bradbury not practicing.

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And, yes, that’s with an Eagles defensive front looming, widely considered one of the best in the NFL. The Vikings claim Darrisaw (ankle), Davenport (ankle), and Bradbury (back) are day-to-day.

Bradbury encountered a back problem in 2022, and that’s the aliment out of the gate for the longtime Viking. Head coach Kevin O’Connell said about Bradbury’s status, “He’s feeling pretty good today, and we’ll see.”

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O’Connell added about his center, “We felt positive about him, and he’s done everything and had no issues whatsoever during a pretty physical training camp for us to feel really good about it. It’s just how this game goes sometimes.”

Minnesota lost to Tampa Bay on Sunday, 20-17.

Darrisaw and Davenport, who did practice but in a limited capacity, are likelier to play against the Eagles on Thursday Night Football. Davenport missed the opening game Sunday versus Tampa Bay, while D.J. Wonnum and Patrick Jones II picked up outside linebacking responsibilities. O’Connell mentioned Davenport, “Would like to think we can get Marcus back in there.”

Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Marcus Davenport addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center. Davenport joined the Vikings in March of 2023 after four seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Darrisaw briefly left Sunday’s game because of the ankle but promptly returned. He missed six offensive plays, with veteran tackle Oli Udoh filling in for a bit. The superstar offensive lineman will be absolutely vital in Philadelphia, so fans should cross fingers on his status above all else.

After 15 games around the NFL on Thursday and Sunday, the Eagles defensive output in Week 1 ranked 10th in the business per EPA/Play and 13th via DVOA. Minnesota ranked 17th and 10th, respectively.

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Philadelphia also logged two sacks on Patriots quarterback Mac Jones for 10 lost yards, and New England put 20 points on the scoreboard. On the Eagles side of operations, cornerback James Bradberry and linebacker Nakobe Dean were hobbled this weekend and are expected to miss the showdown with the Vikings.

Vikings fans will hope for the best with Darrisaw + Bradbury because the offensive line looked like a preseason conglomeration, at times, against the Buccaneers. That won’t do the trick in Philadelphia.

Right tackle Brian O’Neill was the highest-graded Viking overall in Week 1, according to Pro Football Focus, with an 86.4 score.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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