Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress told reporters during his regular Wednesday press conference that WR Sidney Rice would return to practice on Wednesday. Rice remains on the Reserve/PUP list but now the Vikings have a 21-day period to evaluate Rice’s condition while he practices with the team; Rice will not count against the 53-man roster limit during this time.
Childress did not indicate what Rice’s particular status was in terms of playing shape nor did he say when he anticipates Rice to be able to play. But clearly it’s a great sign that Rice will return to practice.
Rice’s return to the lineup will give the offense a shot in the arm as they look to reverse a poor first half of the season and get back into the thick of things in the NFC and the NFC North.
NOTE: An earlier version of this entry stated that the Vikings would take Rice off the Reserve/PUP list today, but that is not the case. Instead, Rice will remain on the PUP list while also returning to practice.
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