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Kevin Williams misses second straight day of practice

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Rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd didn’t get much work in the preseason because of a knee injury, but he may be starting for the Vikings in his regular season debut.

Kevin Williams missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday, raising the likelihood that he will miss the opener against the Lions on Sunday. Williams suffered a hyperextended right knee and other injuries when he was hit with a low block by 49ers guard Joe Looney in a preseason game. Williams was upset about the block at the time and he’s presumably still upset since the injury continues to be a problem.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Thursday that Williams is improving, but that his ability to work in Friday’s practice would go a long way toward determining his fate for Sunday. Frazier also explained some of what he needs to see from Williams.

“Just see him push up against people and move around a little bit,” Williams said, via Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “If we can get that and see how he responds to other guys pushing up against him, that would be a plus.”

Floyd would be the likely replacement if Williams can’t go, although Frazier said Letroy Guion is also a possibility at the position.

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16 Responses to “Kevin Williams misses second straight day of practice”
  1. reesesteel23 says: Sep 5, 2013 5:25 PM

    Stupid Looney guy!

  2. davikes says: Sep 5, 2013 5:34 PM

    Guion and Floyd will rotate.

  3. 2manyconcussions says: Sep 5, 2013 6:30 PM

    Floyd may not be in shape to go every down. Look for Williams to start and go as long as he can. Vikes won’t risk further injury. I agree that Guion and Floyd will pick up the slack.

  4. c1md6 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:31 PM

    Next man up! That man is first round pick “The Sheriff” Floyd.

  5. squared80 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:41 PM

    Hey, the NFL called it a clean hit, so there’s nothing more to say about it, right? Hmm….

  6. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 5, 2013 6:41 PM

    Against a passing team like the Lions they would have gone primarily with their pass rush unit anyway. You never see Allen, Griffen, Robison, and Floyd coming!

  7. rockbottom37 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:47 PM

    Floyd looks out of shape…

  8. rockbottom37 says: Sep 5, 2013 6:49 PM

    Lions will probably run the ball between tackles 20 times.

  9. allday28mvpmvp says: Sep 5, 2013 7:37 PM

    Niners are cheap. That hit was sooo dirty

  10. kenshalek says: Sep 5, 2013 7:37 PM

    I would love to see the Lions run the ball between the tackles, Vikes would win easily….

  11. kenshalek says: Sep 5, 2013 7:38 PM

    It’s the Lions throwing the ball that’s scary.

  12. twisteditoff says: Sep 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    it was clearly dirty and after he takes rogers out i will be laughing my ao
    then when vikes play against 49ers we get revenge count on it

  13. gbmickey says: Sep 5, 2013 7:44 PM

    Honestly,does it really matter?

  14. hmmm71 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:53 PM

    Loomis should be suspended for at least the same time Williams is out plus 1 additional game.

  15. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 5, 2013 11:49 PM

    Would Williams sit out if he just had an arm bruise?

  16. whatjusthapped says: Sep 6, 2013 10:06 AM

    That hit was dirty but now its time to move on. Reggie Bush is licking his chops.

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