Winfield Sits; Everyone Else Participates

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 21, 2009 – 3:42 pm

Considering how banged up the Vikings were in the immediate aftermath of last Sunday’s slugfest against Baltimore, having just 1 player not participate in practice today isn’t such a bad situation. But that doesn’t mean the Vikings are without their share of bumps and bruises.

CB Antoine Winfield (foot) was the only non-participant in practice on Wednesday, but 7 others were limited because of ailments. They are: S Husain Abdullah (back), S Eric Frampton (ankle), WR Percy Harvin (shoulder), T Phil Loadholt (ankle), RB Adrian Peterson (ankle), WR Darius Reynaud (hamstring) and S Madieu Williams (quadricep).

The Steelers have 4 players on their injury report, 3 of which did not participate and 1 who was limited.

Non-participants were DE Travis Kirschke (not injury related), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related) and WR Hines Ward (not injury related). RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) was limited.

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8 Responses to “Winfield Sits; Everyone Else Participates”

  1. By Anton on Oct 21, 2009 | Reply

    When will they know about Winfield? We need him badly going against Ben. What a difference it was last week without him. The guy who replaced him got torched, imagine what Ben will do…

  2. By Greg on Oct 21, 2009 | Reply

    Althogh Winfield is greatly needed against the Steelers, this is an AFC road game. The Packers are up next and it is vital to have him and other Vikes ready to gor for this NFC North game. Plus we have a week off after the Pack.

  3. By vikingsfan1955 on Oct 21, 2009 | Reply

    We need winfield more than harvin this week but if he isn’t ready let him rest don’t agrivate the foot injury.We can take a loss but I’d rather not.Harvin can sit we still have rice and berrian so our tight end.We need harvin healty when we get gb again.I think we can win win our sub’s if we can stop the pass.

  4. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 21, 2009 | Reply

    3 Safeties on the list is very troubling. Our performance at that position has been lacklüster when they didn’t come in to the game off of the injury list. I can only imagine how it’s going to be against the #2 påssing team with them all trying to heal up enough to play.

    I’d say that we need an outstanding offense this week. Childress needs to finally drop his conservative playcalling for the week and start calling plays like there is no tomorrow. We have some WRs with talent that have yet to be heard from. Jaymar Johnson and Darius Reynaud (if healthy) both have shown in the offseason the speed and hands to be solid receivers, espescially for BFavre. And we’ve already seen some hope in the new guy with the game winning catch against SF. Give these guys a chance and open things up for the gunslinger to show what he is capable of, instead of relying on our defense to win the game for us.

  5. By FC on Oct 21, 2009 | Reply

    Heath Miller will be the difference in this game in my opinion. The Vikings have struggled mightily this season to cover the tight ends, everyone knows about the two super bowl MVPS Ward and Holmes…Mike Wallace and Heath Miller have developed into very solid play makers for the Steelers offense. Max Starks maybe the most under rated left tackle in the game…Look at his success against DeMarcus Ware Shawne Merriman Alex Brown Kyle Van Den Bosch and Antwan Odom over the past 10 games

    I say 31-21 Steelers…In a Super Bowl Preview

  6. By CA Norwegian on Oct 21, 2009 | Reply

    If the Titans can play this team to overtime, and look like the better team doing it, then we should believe we can lick them. But for missed filed goals or even winning the overtime coin toss… The Titans only win would be against Pitt. Big Ben’s nack for keeping the pocket alive is going to get nicked this week. When he steps up from Edwards and Allen he is going to find Star and Caps in his face and he will not cast them away like so many underweight defenders. I think Allens wrap up style is enough to keep Big Ben from escaping when he gets there. Favre will be doing the carving… Too many targets for those guys to cover. Vikes play to win the whole game and walk away 7-0..

  7. By Trovy on Oct 22, 2009 | Reply

    This 2009 vikings team is hands down the pro bowl team. They have the talent and the masterminds behind the play calling. The only problem I can see is they are getting relaxed between the 1st and 4th quarter. They are 6-0…and only playing the game at 50% of their capabilities. If they just play 80%..they only team that the vikes should even be breaking a sweat on is the saints..besides that play hard and they should be able to win each game from this point forward. GO VIKES!!

  8. By nicholas on Oct 22, 2009 | Reply

    Winfield being out sucks! It was not a shock to see the Ravens attack Paymah. Ben will destroy us on the left with out him. As far as TE scoring I think our LB’s can handle anything the steelers got to offer TE wise. With Favre throwing the ball to Shiancoe there’s no way they can keep up with that arm. I’m just hoping Harvin can get back on the field. We could use him on the returns, and his speed in the deep routes.

    Go Vikings,
    Axtman aka “Born a People Eater”

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