As the Vikings prepare to face the NFL’s hottest passing attack they are on the way to getting some very good news. CB Antoine Winfield, who has missed the past 4 games with a neck injury, was a full participant in practice on Thursday.
Although Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier has not said definitively that Winfield will play on Monday night against Green Bay, he has expressed optimism that Winfield would be available. Winfield’s presence as a full participant in the team’s first practice of the week is yet another indication that the 13-year veteran will indeed return to action.
Starting RG Anthony Herrera (knee) did not practice, and his status for Monday night’s game is unclear. Frazier did say Herrera made progress over the bye week. Making progress looks to be a theme among Vikings players who were dinged up heading into the bye, as Herrera and Winfield were the only injured Vikings to show up on this week’s report (Chris Cook is on the report but has a “not injury related” designation).
Over the next several weeks with the stadium issue on the front burner in Minnesota, we’ll have a piece of stadium information posted after each vikings.com Blog entry.
Stadium FAQ: What is the Vikings current stadium situation at the Metrodome?
The Vikings have only a few games remaining on the lease at the Metrodome, and team officials have been firm they will not sign a lease extension without a stadium solution in place.
The team currently ranks at the bottom of the NFL in stadium revenues due to the challenges of the Metrodome. Since 1992, 28 of the 32 NFL cities have either built new stadiums or significantly renovated their existing facilities, making it difficult for the Vikings to remain competitive. While the Metrodome has been a great asset for the State of Minnesota for 29 years, the reality is the facility is obsolete for use for NFL games. It no longer provides fans with the experience they expect or deserve
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