Mackensie Alexander out for Vikings

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The Vikings are among the team reportedly calling about Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, since they’re a little short there at the moment.

The Vikings announced that cornerback Mackensie Alexander (elbow) was out for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. He suffered a dislocated elbow in the opener.

Mike Hughes (knee) is listed as questionable, and if he plays it will be his first game action in 11 months, since tearing his ACL last October. They’re also without cornerback Holton Hill, who is suspended the first eight games of the season.

Also questionable for the Vikings are linebackers Anthony Barr (groin) and Ben Gedeon (groin), along with guard Pat Elflein (knee).

19 responses to “Mackensie Alexander out for Vikings

  1. Vikings aren’t and haven’t missed the Superbowl due to lack of CB talent.

    Their issues lie elsewhere and giving up expensive draft capital for a CB is throwing good money after bad.

  2. Vikings need to resign this dude and Waynes. Rhodes has lost it and is the odd guy out after this season. I’ve been very critical of Spielman but he atleast did the right thing by not trading Waynes.

    The new center is looking like a total bust. I am shocked. I thought this guy just had the look of an 10 year all pro, but he is getting destroyed worse than Elflein ever did-and that’s saying something. really unfortunate. I am really interested seeing what Oli Udoh can do at tackle. Reiff is not working out. Pat O’Neill looks like an all pro tackle. Besides O’Neill, the line is a total mess.

  3. Let’s let Bradbury play more than two games before we call him a total bust. He’s struggling with pass protection but it’s too soon to say he isn’t going to figure it out.

  4. Wait, Bradbury isn’t the all-world amazing center we were told he was? Shocker.

    I said he may good at some point, but never great. Looking like I am going to be right again. Not a shocker.

  5. Elbow injuries can be brutal, especially a break or dislocation with nerve injuries impacting the wrist, hand, and fingers (usually can’t move any of it for a period of time after one of these injuries). I hope Alexander doesn’t have any complications because he’s on the brink of being paid (and deserves it). Luckily, JKearse has been an animal is his absence

  6. The vikings spent gobs of high round picks on the defense and it shows, the defense is talented, but it also shows on tbat theh nglected the offensive side and they play like it mostly on the OL, because they were fortunate to get Diggs late and thielen an UDFA. While you always want to acquire talent, Zimmer should be able to.coach up more DBs and LBs withoutnapending a 1st or 2md round on them but now it seems to late as his seat is warming up.

  7. Shaggy, you bring up a good point. If Zim can coach up DBs, don’t waste high picks on them. Use them at offensive skill spots and train your DBs.

    Either he can coach them or it just seems like it because they’re already pretty good.

  8. Not sure what game you’ve been watching, Bradbury has been impressive for a rookie center. He’ll be the centerpiece of our offensive line for the next decade.

  9. Sometimes I find your thought process mirrors mine but you are way too positive. We are talking about the Vikings.

    The O-line is pick your best options and run with them people. It would be better to make Jones center & Bradbury guard and put tubby out in the pasture to graze but Rob is right on. For what we have, lets wait a couple more games at least but he definitely is the worst rated pass blocking center in the NFL by a wide, wide margin.

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm
    Let’s let Bradbury play more than two games before we call him a total bust. He’s struggling with pass protection but it’s too soon to say he isn’t going to figure it out.

  10. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    Wait, Bradbury isn’t the all-world amazing center we were told he was? Shocker.

    I said he may good at some point, but never great. Looking like I am going to be right again. Not a shocker.

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    Wait, Gary isn’t the all-world amazing linebacker we were told he was? Shocker.

    I said he may good at some point, but never great. Looking like I am going to be right again. Not a shocker.

  11. Please show me the post where I said Rashan Gary will be a “10 year All-Pro” like Vikings fans said about Bradbury. Also,1 show me where I said the Packers are depending upon Gary to start and be great immediately. Gary is a rotational player right now and has the Smith boys in front of him who start.

    The defensive coaches have said Gary is developing well as expected and “close” to being something special.

    This was written about Bradbury recently:”Bradbury certainly wasn’t the best pass-protecting center to enter the draft this year, but never in a million years did we expect his pass-blocking numbers would be this bad after 2 weeks of NFL football.”

    PFF gives Bradbury a grade of 36.5. That grade ranks 32nd among 32 graded centers.

  12. tokyosandblaster says:
    I feel like the Vikings haven’t won a division game in 270 days
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    Probably because until last Sunday they weren’t in a division game for about 200 days. Nice try though.

  13. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 20, 2019 at 4:41 pm
    Please show me the post where I said Rashan Gary will be a “10 year All-Pro”

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    Please show me the post where I said you thought Gary was going to be a “10 year pro” Sensitive and touchy are the poor green and yellows.

  14. A little short? The Vikings CBs are terrible. The could replace the entire unit today and it has at least a 50/50 chance of being better than the group they have now.

  15. I don’t like the idea of giving up a #1 draft pick for Ramsey.I think he is a talent but still I don’t like the idea at all. I heard they would package Xavier in this trade too. Hughes’s return will help and they will have to go with what they have until that time. They need to stock up the 1’s and make a play for Lawrence or Fromm.

  16. Ramsey has a 13m contract next year – none guaranteed and no dead cap so the ultimate rental but you don’t give up 1st round picks for a 1 year rental.

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