CB Asher Allen is listed on this week’s injury report with a concussion and he hasn’t participated in practice yet this week because of the injury. When asked about Allen, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress did not give an indication as to whether his 2nd-year CB would be able to play this weekend.
Childress did say, though, that rookie Chris Cook would start in Allen’s place should Allen be unable to suit up. Cook was impressive during offseason workouts and training camp and might have been in line to start if not for an injury late in the preseason. Since that injury, Cook has battled back, been injured again and battled back to the playing field from that injury as well.
If Allen is unable to go, the Vikings will rely on Cook, Lito Sheppard and Frank Walker to pickup the slack at CB opposite starter Antoine Winfield. They would also have the option to call up a CB from the practice squad (Cord Parks and Marcus Sherels).
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