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Shiancoe still dealing with hamstring injury

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Earlier this month, Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoetweaked” his hamstring.  That “tweak” has caused him to miss both preseason games.  And likely a third.

Coach Leslie Frazier told reporters on Wednesday that Shiancoe won’t be playing in the team’s preseason home opener against the Cowboys.  “[H]e had a little bit of a setback yesterday and we just decided to hold him back a little bit and give him a chance to get a little better with his hamstring,” Frazier said.  “You’d like to have all 11 guys in this particular game but it’s an injury and the smart thing for us to do is not press it and give him a chance to be ready for when the real games start and just have to deal with that.”

The injury opens the door for rookie second-rounder Kyle Rudolph to continue his development.  He has caught four passes for 32 yards in the team’s two preseason games.

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9 Responses to “Shiancoe still dealing with hamstring injury”
  1. hobartbaker says: Aug 24, 2011 8:20 PM

    Meanwhile, the Vikings have “tweaked” their roster and Skank Ho is now free to choose other employment opportunities.

  2. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 24, 2011 8:20 PM

    It is not like any passes were going to make to him this season anyway except on one hop.

  3. sclazo says: Aug 24, 2011 9:49 PM

    Trade him to Miami.

  4. cusoman says: Aug 24, 2011 9:49 PM

    Any “problem” that allows Rudolph to get more game time is ok with me. Shank will heal and the 3 headed monster will rise. Really excited to see what Mr. Red Nose can do over time here.

  5. FinFan68 says: Aug 24, 2011 10:34 PM

    The “tweak” was witnessing Brett Favre avoid camp/preseason for the last 2 years

  6. stvang says: Aug 24, 2011 11:36 PM

    Brent needs someone to scrub his jock strap while still wearking it. Shiancoe is the perfect candidate.

  7. thephantomstranger says: Aug 25, 2011 12:56 AM

    Those hammies don’t linger, do they?

  8. vikingdoode says: Aug 25, 2011 7:08 AM

    NFL “Not For Long” Jerry Glandville once said. Your gone by next year anyways.

  9. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 25, 2011 11:05 AM

    hobartbaker says:
    Aug 24, 2011 8:20 PM
    Meanwhile, the Vikings have “tweaked” their roster and Skank Ho is now free to choose other employment opportunities.

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    Skank Ho…. good one! How did you come up with that?? Another post, another failed attempt at comedy. Don’t quit your day job.

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