Terence Newman questionable for Sunday

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The Vikings have a short injury report for Sunday’s divisional round game against the Saints.

Cornerback Terence Newman is the only player who received an injury designation for the game. The veteran cornerback is listed as questionable due to a foot injury. Newman had limited practices on Wednesday and Friday, but didn’t practice at all on Thursday.

Other than Newman’s status, the question for the Vikings to answer about their lineup for Sunday involves the backup quarterback spot. Sam Bradford has been practicing, but isn’t on the active roster at the moment.

There was no word from the team on Friday about whether that will change and whether Bradford or Teddy Bridgewater will serve as the backup if they do make a roster move.

15 responses to “Terence Newman questionable for Sunday

  1. The Vikings have had a lot of luck with injuries on defense this year, not so much on offense. I would hate to see Newman miss the game because veterans are so important in the playoffs and there’s no one more veteran than him.

  2. That hurts if Newman can’t go. Alexander is clearly not as good.But he has big game experience in college which should help him some.

  3. This will be a much different Saints team than the one that suited up early this season. Every running play was designed around Adrian Peterson…who executed poorly. Kamara was barely on the field in the first meeting…now he is a featured back. On top of that, I would guess that the “beloved” NFL Commissioner will not want to see the Vikings playing on their home field in the SB…and thus refs will be giving the Saints the “benefit of the doubt” when throwing flags. Besides, since the NFL is all about ratings ( and $$$ ), the Saints playing the Falcons for the NFC Championship would be a ratings bonanza.

  4. Alexander has split time with Newman and done quite well, but still hope Newman and his veteran experience can go Sunday. The CBs need to stay healthy, Brock and Sherels don’t inspire confidence if someone else goes down. #bringithome

  5. Wow Vikings already starting with the Referee excuses…. the game didn’t even start. I guesss it’s good to plan ahead. It’s playoffs and it’s simple Brees >Keenum. End of chat.

  6. Alexander has improved markedly as the season has progressed, and he’d better keep it up since I suspect the Vikes will be in nickel coverage quite frequently.

    I think the bigger stories are how the DE’s for each team: Jordan (knee) and Everson (foot) deal with their injuries Sunday.

  7. Except for the fact that Alvin Kamara out touched Adrian Peterson…so keep thinking that AP was the focus of that game…he was not…he barely saw the field.

  8. Alexander is a lot better than people think. Check the year end stats and rankings. Bradford should be the back-up QB, no question.

  9. This defense tackles great and “swarms” even better! He’ll play if needed. Could be his last year and he won’t watch it from the bench.

    SKOL!

  10. Outlaw53james says:
    January 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm
    This will be a much different Saints team than the one that suited up early this season. Every running play was designed around Adrian Peterson…who executed poorly. Kamara was barely on the field in the first meeting…now he is a featured back.
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    You mean the game where Kamara had 11 touches (7 carries and 4 rec) to Peterson’s 6? High level stuff here

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