With the Vikings very first preseason match on the horizon, and just minutes away, the commencing lineups for Minnesota have been introduced, and there is a good chunk of veterans that will not fit up right now. Here is the comprehensive record of 10 that are not going to engage in in Las Vegas, by using Chris Tomasson.
- Kirk Cousins
- Dalvin Cook dinner
- Patrick Peterson
- Justin Jefferson
- Adam Thielen
- Harrison Smith
- Eric Kendricks
- Za’Darius Smith
- Chris Reed
- Thomas Hennigan
- Jullian Taylor
- Irv Smith
- Danielle Hunter
Most of these gamers on the inactive list come with no surprise. The Los Angeles Rams place really several of their major starters in preseason video games past 12 months, and it would seem Kevin O’Connell is bringing that philosophy with him to Minnesota.
The most notable absence listed here is surely Chris Reed, though. He has been having next-staff centre snaps for numerous procedures guiding Garrett Bradbury, and O’Connell has mentioned that there is a competitiveness for the commencing spot amongst Bradbury and Reed. Nonetheless, this confirms that we will not be seeing any Reed at middle in the first exhibition.
A further detail to keep an eye on is the linebacker group. A few of the 4 starters right here will not fit up (Hunter, Kendricks, Z. Smith), and that means we should really get a great deal of appears at the gamers down the depth chart. Patrick Jones is the direct backup at the EDGE location, and he had a couple nice flashes for the duration of his rookie year in the several prospects that he bought. Preserve an eye on him currently as he hopes to develop on that manufacturing.
Furthermore, Chazz Surratt was a different prospect from the infamous 2021 third spherical for the Vikings, but in contrast to Jones, he offered virtually no creation in his rookie calendar year. Hopefully he can establish himself ample this preseason to warrant a spot on the final 53-gentleman roster.
Ultimately, we have acknowledged for a although that Kirk Cousins will not perform immediately after being diagnosed with Covid. Thankfully, there are not any other Vikings out with the virus, but we will be looking at Sean Mannion get snaps with the starters. The snaps amongst Mannion and Kellen Mond should be split about 50/50 as well, indicating we’ll get a long search at each this afternoon. This signifies a large amount far more for Mond than Mannion as the 2nd-calendar year QB requires to action up and show himself as the backup QB this 12 months. If he can not, the Vikings may obtain themselves looking somewhere else for a quarterback.
The Raiders and Vikings are scheduled to kickoff at 3:25 PM Central.