Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Cedric Griffin is 'questionable' for Saints?!
By Kevin Seifert
The Minnesota Vikings' final injury report of the week contained one eyebrow-raising nugget.
Cornerback Cedric Griffin, who resumed practicing three days ago after nearly eight months of rehabilitation from major knee surgery, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings have only three healthy cornerbacks on their roster, and coaches have refused to rule out Griffin as a possibility for emergency depth. But it still seems pretty unlikely given his short practice stint. If the Vikings decide they want a fourth cornerback Thursday night, they're expected to use safety Husain Abdullah in that role and/or activate rookie Marcus Sherels from the practice squad.
Rookie tailback Toby Gerhart, who has practiced on a limited basis this week because of a knee injury, is also listed as questionable. Gerhart has been discussed as a candidate to be the Vikings' third-down back, but for the time being it appears starter Adrian Peterson will fill that role when needed with some assistance from Albert Young.
Meanwhile, cornerback Chris Cook (knee) and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy (knee) are out of the game. All other injured players, including center John Sullivan (calf) are probable. That news could mean Sullivan will resume his role as the starting center, suggests Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.