Favre Practices; Chris Cook, Rice Do Not

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 2, 2010 – 3:36 pm

Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle/neck/right shoulder) returned to practice on Thursday after not practicing on Wednesday. Favre was a limited participant in practice, as were S Husain Abdullah (ankle) and S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring). After being limited on Wednesday, both CB Chris Cook (knee) and WR Sidney Rice (hip) sat out on Thursday. WR Percy Harvin (illness), WR Greg Lewis (concussion) and RB Adrian Peterson also did not practice.

WR Bernard Berrian (groin) and S Eric Frampton (hamstring) were both full participants for the 2nd straight day. After practice on Thursday, Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier indicated Berrian was on the way to returning to the lineup on Sunday barring a setback on Friday or Saturday.

DE Ray Edwards (ankle) and LG Steve Hutchinson (thumb) both sat our for the 2nd consecutive day and Frazier indicated again on Thursday that both players will likely be game-time decisions on Sunday. Frazier also said that Edwards, Hutchinson and Peterson will try and practice on Friday to see how close they are to being able to go on Sunday.

The only changes to the Thursday injury report for Buffalo were T Demetrius Bell (knee) and LB Chris Kelsay (illness) participating on a limited basis after being held out on Wednesday.

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29 Responses to “Favre Practices; Chris Cook, Rice Do Not”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    ——-Friends of Tarvaris Jackson Unite!!!

  2. By Tavaris Sucks on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Tavaris jackson sucks he wouldnt even make it as a QB in a college football team

  3. By Shawn on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply


  4. By mossforlife on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Yep, So I wonder who was running the offense in practice when BF was not there? I said this beginning of the year. You cannot effectively run a offense when the back-up QB is making most of the snaps during practice. The timing is going to be off regardless. The O- line, WR’s, & RB’s have to adjust to another QB when it’s game time. The truth is the truth, who’s been taking the snaps since off season?. Brett has barely practice due to week to week njuries throughout the season. It’s time to Play T. Jack!! Enough of the bull. But the Question is: How bad does Leslie Frazier want to win? Childress chose the wrong door, will Leslie? If Brett stinks it up a few quarters and Leslie doesnt make adjustments before the verge of a no comeback or doesn’t even try, you have your answer. Let’s not sugargoat it, if your sincerely trying to win. I hope your reading this Leslie because the players are watching your command decisions also. Does anyone think that Bud Grant or Dennis Green would except this type of QB play? Ask Warren Moon and Cunningham. Dennis Green cut 3 QB’s that were better than the present Favre and still remained King of the North. He did what was best for his team to win ” It’s time to Unleash TJ!!!

  5. By Crusoe on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think playing T-Jack would be a good idea. I think the reason they brought back Favre was because Jackson simply isn’t at that point that Minnesota needs him to be. Arguably, Favre hasn’t done so hot himself, but I am willing to assume the coach knows better than us amateurs. I think we should give the coaches the benefit of being professionals who get paid to do their job and that if Tavaris isn’t getting played, there is a reason for it. No matter what quarterback is playing I support my vikings and the coaches behind them. GO VIKES!!

  6. By Justin on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Lets hope Berrian doesn’t injure his groin again…

  7. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Moss for life: If Frazier doesn’t get tangible proof that this team is improving in these remaining games, he probably won’t get the interim tag lifted from his job title. When the teammates went to Mississippi, and the owner ponied up more dough that was not even asked for, you then have to allow Favre to finish the season unless injuries make him unable to play. I don’t think Favre has been as horrendous as the stats would indicate. He still brings the fastball. I agree, if Brett has an even 1% incling of coming back in 2011 he needs to commit to the team by March 31. Go through off-season workouts, head to Mankato and practice at least once per day if not the two a days. I believe TJack has learned from a legend how to prepare through studying game film. So much of what we love about Favre is also what gets him into trouble. His instincts and rifle arm.

  8. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’m beginning to wonder, if Jason Campbell will become available from Oakland. Their front office went after Campbell in the off-season, but Cable plays and likes Gradkowski. Campbell has played well, and had a similar past in D.C. to what Tavaris has had. Tavaris’s wild card game performance in 2008 was not a good game by any stretch. But he does have a strong arm, he is still very young at 26 or 27. We sometimes get too caught up in those young QB’s who are forced in starting early because they are on lousy teams. When Tavaris was forced into service the Vikes were pretty woeful.

  9. By Stephanie on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    mossforlife…you brought up the fact that Favre has not practiced each week…well, he basically misses Wednesday practices and has been since the beginning of the season. there are many players throughout the league who sit out part of the pracitices to rest their injuries. It’s better than re-injuring themselves. the whole season the O-line has been in flux with injuries (including 3 different centers) and now this week not only is herrera out for the season, but Hutchison is questionable. Harvin has been in and out of practice, Rice is missing practices each week, Berrian is missing practices b/c of injuries–my point being you can hardly place the blame on Favre alone. and as far as Jackson goes, the Packers didn’t need to see much of Rodgers playing games to feel he was ready. all they saw was mostly in practice. if the Vikings felt like they could depend on Jackson they wouldn’t have waited so long for Favre. and don’t worry, Favre won’t be back next year so you’ll either get to see Jackson or start fresh with another QB. then you can stop blaming Favre if things go wrong. he was a big reason things went right last season. oh yeah, and the team actually played well around him last season.

  10. By Stephanie on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    and does anyone still think that Favre being in training camp for TWO WEEKS would have somehow saved this season?? there have been so many things wrong with this team, it’s ridiculous to keep using that excuse. especially since most of the receivers that we have now weren’t even in training camp. last year the team hardly had any injuries on offense. this year injuries have been abundant.

  11. By wisconsinvikesfan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Hey you a$$ whole who thinks T-jack sucks. Your comments lack wisdom and accuracy. Please aquire a brain before you type again.

  12. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Stephanie the biggest benefit of Favre had he been in camp is he could have prepared sooner. Had surgery sooner, be in better physical condition coming in. If Sidney RIce had committed to surgery sooner, that would have helped, but he had horrendous advice. The training camp is where I believe you build your consistency, otherwise, let’s get Jeff George on speed dial and go whip the Bills on Sunday!

  13. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Mossforlife: I agree with about everything you say, except for mentioning Denny Green in the same sentence as Bud Grant. Coach Grant is a hall of famer, Coach Green may have been a better GM than coach. If Denny ever wants to put on one of his super bowl rings all he has to do is go to his friends Brian (Billick) and Tony’s (Dungy’s) house.

  14. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    At this point if the Vikes played T-Jack as a starter, it would be disrespectful to Favre and all he did last year and coming back this year. It also would show off the talent that is on the roster at that backup position that other teams could drive up the off-season price on T-Jack.

  15. By viking/lakers Purple&gold on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply


  16. By fireD childress on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Philadelphia will be a force in the NFL for the next 5 years, thanks to Vick. they silently built up one of the best offenses in the league. Chilly seldom went after free agent players like he should of and it really hurt our team. actually, alot of the free agents didn’t want to work under Chilly. we will rebuilding for a few years, thanks in large part by bad coaching

  17. By fireD childress on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    why do we always have so many injurys? most other teams don’t have this big of a problem

  18. By fireD childress on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    let Chris Cook sit out the rest of the year. he can’t cover a wet blanket

  19. By soldier1986 on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    conner favre had the surgery almost right away. that made no sense. some of you fans are really pathetic. favre didnt want to come back. he was pretty banged up. but the players, coaches, and fans begged and begged and begged him to come back. so he did. why? because he loves this team. il say it again. now that he came back, and he’s not doing like he did last year, you all want to throw him under the bus? let him play! and give him the respect he deserves! he wont be back, so you can all stop b!tching! you guys are so un loyal. you wanted him, you got him. let him play

  20. By Old School on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Chris Cook………think your knees hurt now…….wait until your out on the streets and your signing bonus has ran out and your working construction on the side of the interstate for cash money………..your going to wish you would have covered someone…….not be burnt like your friend 21….if its not him its 31…….21…..31…………..Burnt Toast !


  21. By Old School on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    We should have just wanted the drop of these last few games….get us a high draft pick……QB !


    “AWESOME! ”


    NOT !

  22. By soldier1986 on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    old school haha that was funny about cook

  23. By Terri on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    I watched Brett Favre grow up as a Packer fan. I am originally from WI and it used to be that my favorite team was any team playing against the Vikings.When the Packers admin and fans treated Favre the way they did I was appalled to be in the same category. I am still embarrassed by the actions of the Packer fans when Brett enters the stadium. How easily people forget what he brought to that team. For the past 2 years I have joiined the purple side and have had many highs and lows watching my favorite quarter back. Yes, he has not had the best year, but can we put that entirely on him? I think not. Where are the receivers, where is his protection and where is the enthusiasm and dedication from all the players? He has nothing to proove and yet he comes to each game , injured and ill, with the passion I would like to see from all of the team. Which brings me to the word “team”. It seems that there are so many individual egos that “team” is not in the vocabulary this year. I would like to ask the Viking fans to stop pointing blame at one person and look at all the weaknesses that come from every direction. The one thing that Packer fans used to be able to boast was their loyalty in thick or thin, win or lose. Can Viking fans say the same?

  24. By Happy on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Stop with all the finger pointing and enjoy the rest of the season. A true Vikings fan is with the team, win or lose. We definitely have practice in that regard.

  25. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply


  26. By MissforLife on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Terri up there. Awesome comments on Favre. He is the best!

  27. By vikesfan28ap on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    I would love to see Joe Webb in a position to get some playing time, he could even play reciever looking at how Rice is gone. He’ s 6″3 and played reciever as well as QB in college. I would love to see him in as a QB but if nothing else he could play wide out

  28. By Pharewynd on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    These players need to get some grit and “suck it up” and get their butts on the field. Favre plays with how many injuries each week and these little boys have an ache/pain and are placed on the injury list. REAL MEN play football, not wimps. Just get out there and play what you are getting paid to do. It sickens me that all these players sit out of a game and laugh it up on the sidelines and get a paycheck to do just that!! GROW UP and do the job you are getting paid to do and then maybe you’ll get some respect…..

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