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Injury report: Jamarca Sanford returns, Floyd leaves early on Thursday


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford returned to practice on Thursday from an ankle injury that held him out on Wednesday. He was officially listed as limited.

Sanford and safety Harrison Smith took first-team reps at practice, but Smith isn’t eligible to play off the injured reserve-to […]

Sanford fully expects to see Harvin against the Vikings

By Mike Florio

The Seahawks likely don’t believe they need receiver Percy Harvin to beat the Vikings in Seattle on Sunday. Harvin likely believe he needs to face his former team. Former teamate Jamarca Sanford fully expects to see Harvin. “No doubt in my mind,” Sanford said Monday, via “If he had any […]

Josh Freeman, not inactive

By Mike Florio

Four days ago, Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman was a healthy scratch. Tonight against Washington, he’s healthy and active. Freeman’s name isn’t among the seven Vikings who are officially inactive: cornerback Chris Cook, safety Jamarca Sanford, running back Matt Asiata, tackle Phil Loadholt, tackle Charlie Johnson, tight end Kyle Rudolph, and defensive […]

DE Ware, QB Freeman Out As Cowboys Host Vikings

By Sara Boyd

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Ware will miss his third straight game with a thigh injury, and Minnesota quarterback Josh Freeman is out for a second week with a concussion.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is active Sunday against the Vikings after missing two straight games with a […]

Halftime: Defensive setbacks have Vikings trailing 14-3 to Panthers

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings defense was supposed to be at full strength on Sunday when facing the Carolina Panthers, but returning members Chris Cook and Jamarca Sanford both had mishaps in the game’s first few plays.

After linebacker Chad Greenway sacked Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to force a three-and-out, Cook was called for a […]

Adrian Peterson active vs. Panthers, Josh Freeman is not

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will play against the Carolina Panthers as he was not on the team’s inactives list.

Newly added quarterback Josh Freeman will be inactive for his first game in purple, leaving once-starting quarterback Christian Ponder to backup now-starting quarterback Matt Cassel. Safety Mistral Raymond is inactive for […]

Pregame: Cook, Sanford return to boost secondary in Vikings-Panthers

The ‘Kalil Bowl,’ as it’s been dubbed, comes at a pivotal place for both the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) and the Carolina Panthers (1-3) in their respective schedules.

For the Vikings, their quarterback situation is week-to-week, but they’ll have these next two games against relatively easy opponents to see what quarterback Matt Cassel has left […]

Notebook: Matt Cassel gets second start, but Josh Freeman is on deck

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told the media on Friday what he had already told former starting quarterback Christian Ponder – that reserve Matt Cassel has passed him in the pecking order and will start Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Frazier wouldn’t say what the plan is for former Tampa […]

Injury update: Cook, Sanford return, secondary nearing full strength

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Nearly three weeks have passed since injuries wrecked an already shaky Vikings secondary. Now, the team is getting back to full strength.

“Injury-wise I think we’re in pretty good shape. I think everybody will be practicing [Wednesday], which is good,” head coach Leslie Frazier said.

That means the return of […]

Defensive sets and film observations: Week 4 vs. Steelers


Welcome to another installment of ‘Defensive sets and film observations,’ this one brought to you for the Minnesota Vikings-Pittsburgh Steelers.

Every Wednesday after a game, we’ll take a look at what the Vikings defense looked like, bring you five key takeaways from film study and hand out a proverbial game ball and name […]