Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress met with reporters on Friday after practice to give a final update before this Sunday’s regular season finale against the NY Giants at Mall of America Field. Here are a few notes…
– Childress said the Vikings had a good practice on Friday and that the team feels good about playing at home this weekend to cap the regular season. “We had a good practice and I’m anxious to get busy and get out there and play at home,” the head coach said. “We’ll have the home crowd and expect that to be a huge plus. We’ll kind of try that on for size as we go forward. We’re excited and ready to get it going.”
– DT Jimmy Kennedy injured his thumb in last week’s loss at Chicago while filling in for Pat Williams, who missed the game with an elbow injury. Kennedy was not able to practice at all this week, and while Childress said they’ll wait to see how the DT feels tomorrow, it looks as if DTs Fred Evans and Letroy Guion may have to step up should Kennedy not be able to play on Sunday.
– Speaking of Williams, he was able to practice on a limited basis all 3 days this week. He was limited all of last week and missed Monday night’s game, but although he was limited all of this week as well, Childress seemed optimistic about his run-stuffing DT’s chances of playing. “Pat did make it through the week,” Childress said. “He had a good week of practice.” Asked if Williams has “made it over the hump” in terms of recovering from the injury, Childress said he seems to have done so.
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