Dalvin Cook questionable, Trae Waynes out for Vikings

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The Vikings got running back Dalvin Cook back on the practice field Friday, but it’s unclear whether he’ll be on the field against the Eagles on Sunday.

Cook is dealing with a hamstring injury and he has been listed as questionable for the trip to Philly. Cook did not play the last time the Vikings visited the Eagles as the torn ACL he suffered early in his rookie season kept him from taking part in the NFC Championship Game.

Latavius Murray, Mike Boone and Roc Thomas would be the Minnesota backs if Cook can’t play.

Cook is the only Viking listed as questionable, but they did rule out four players. Cornerback Trae Waynes remains in the concussion protocol, which will leave cornerback duties to Xavier Rhodes, Mike Hughes and Mackensie Alexander. Defensive back Marcus Sherels (ribs) will also miss the game.

Defensive ends Everson Griffen (knee/not injury related) and Tashawn Bower (ankle) are also out, so the Vikings will be thin at that position.

18 responses to “Dalvin Cook questionable, Trae Waynes out for Vikings

  1. “dryzzt23 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 3:29 pm
    When is the last FSU player to have success in the NFL?
    It’s been so long that I cannot think of any.”

    Some guy named Jalen Ramsey is pretty good.

  2. whatjusthapped says:

    October 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Anthony Barr should be listed as questionable, its questionable whenever he is asked to cover anybody out of the backfield.

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    Barr hasn’t been good this year, but what do you think the Vikings should do? Stick another safety in there? Play with 3 corners and 3 safeties and 1 LB? Do you really think Zimmer is like “Anthony, you got the speedy WR.”

  3. dryzzt23 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 3:29 pm
    When is the last FSU player to have success in the NFL?
    It’s been so long that I cannot think of any.

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    Xavier Rhodes. Jaylen Ramsey. Pretty soon Derwin James. Just to name guys who play in the secondary. They are all current too.

  4. dryzzt23 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 3:29 pm
    When is the last FSU player to have success in the NFL?
    It’s been so long that I cannot think of any.

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    I’m not an FSU fan at all, but Jalen Ramsey is the 1st recent FSU player that comes to mind

  5. Vikings don’t stand a chance. They won’t generate a shred of pass rush without Griffen or Bowers in there. Hunter will get doubled and isolated. Barr will get put in bad situations again to force him into coverage because the Eagles are a creative offense with Wentz. Wentz will have all day to throw. They won’t have a running game because without Cook, Murray isn’t much of a threat (now that McKinnon is gone as well). I expect Cousins to throw 40+ times in this game because they will be playing from behind early.

  6. derp363 says:
    October 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    Vikings don’t stand a chance. They won’t generate a shred of pass rush without Griffen or Bowers in there. Hunter will get doubled and isolated. Barr will get put in bad situations again to force him into coverage because the Eagles are a creative offense with Wentz. Wentz will have all day to throw. They won’t have a running game because without Cook, Murray isn’t much of a threat (now that McKinnon is gone as well). I expect Cousins to throw 40+ times in this game because they will be playing from behind early.
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    I’m honestly not sure how much of a rushing attack they’d have WITH Cook.
    And if Cousins does throw the ball 40+ times, he should rack up a sufficient amount of garbage stats that will please the Barney crowd for another week.
    Judging from their past posts, it seems that’s just about all they even care about.

  7. The running game for the Vikings will depend more on the OL than whether or not Cook is in. If the OL does their job, Murray, Boone, and Thomas will be okay. Missing Waynes is tougher to overcome, on a defense that has already been reeling. The game against the Eagles could go either way.

  8. No Griffen, no Waynes, no Bower for the rotation. I look for Barr to get reps at DE as a pass rusher and Iloka to come in on some packages. Zimmer loses this game and he is coaching from the “hot seat” for the rest of ’18. 7-8-1 is a strong possibility if they lose this.

  9. derp363 says:

    October 5, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Vikings don’t stand a chance. They won’t generate a shred of pass rush without Griffen or Bowers in there. Hunter will get doubled and isolated. Barr will get put in bad situations again to force him into coverage because the Eagles are a creative offense with Wentz. Wentz will have all day to throw. They won’t have a running game because without Cook, Murray isn’t much of a threat (now that McKinnon is gone as well). I expect Cousins to throw 40+ times in this game because they will be playing from behind early.

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    That’s why they play the games. I bet ya thought the Titans were a walk in the park too, right? Vikings use a rotation on the DL, Bower isn’t even a starter, Weatherly is. There are also a couple guys named Linval Joseph and Sheldon Richardson that are pretty good. They don’t have a run game not because of the talent at RB, it’s because of their OL. But if you recall, Cousins did have 420 yards against the Rams, who happen to be pretty good. There has been no indication this year that the Eagles offense is better than the Rams. Waynes being out sucks, but it is their first rounder replacing him, so it could be much worse. The 2-2 Eagles shouldn’t expect a cakewalk.

  10. It sucks that Waynes is out but the silver lining is that Mike Hughes has been practicing at outside corner all week. Waynes has started every game but left three of them with an injury. That forces Hughes in at outside corner after he’s been practicing as the slot corner. Maybe if everyone can play the position they practiced at all week, they’ll be able to fix some of the issues on the defense.

  11. hardheadedrb says:
    October 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    No Griffen, no Waynes, no Bower for the rotation. I look for Barr to get reps at DE as a pass rusher and Iloka to come in on some packages.
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    That would only make sense, but Zimmer hasn’t shown any inclination to do that yet. If they want to beat the Eagles, they have to do something different from what they’ve been doing so far. If the Eagles are planning on picking on Barr, it would cross them up if Barr is pass rushing while Iloka or even Kearse play up near the line to stop the run while being able to defend the pass.

    Zimmer has built up a lot of equity with me, but if we see the same thing this week that we’ve seen all season, I’ll have to question what it is he does all day.

  12. Bust! Those nagging hamstrings linger the whole season. Try again next season. 57 and counting!

  13. whatjusthapped says:
    October 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm
    Anthony Barr should be listed as questionable, its questionable whenever he is asked to cover anybody out of the backfield.

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    As much as I hate to agree with a Packer fan. This makes sense. Barr should not be put in a position to cover players in man coverage. Zim’s defense needs to account for players’ weaknesses.

  14. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    It sucks that Waynes is out but the silver lining is that Mike Hughes has been practicing at outside corner all week. Waynes has started every game but left three of them with an injury. That forces Hughes in at outside corner after he’s been practicing as the slot corner. Maybe if everyone can play the position they practiced at all week, they’ll be able to fix some of the issues on the defense.

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    Ha ha ha. Week 5 and you’ve already complained about the officiating and whined about injuries. Right on schedule.

  15. Who are the defending NFC North champions? Just remember the Ponder, Freeman days and shut up. Regardless, we are the Champs until a new one is crowned.

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