NEWS Justin Jefferson not on Vikings’ injury report; crash exacerbates Garrett Bradbury’s back problem

Justin Jefferson not on Vikings' injury report; crash exacerbates Garrett Bradbury's back problem

Vikings’ first injury report ahead of Saturday’s game against Giants brings good news for receiver justin jefferson not listed.Head coach, who was hit twice by Colts defensemen, one of which resulted in a rib contusion Kevin O’Connell That said, but injuries won’t limit the Vikings star’s workouts this week.

bad news is center Garrett Bradbury He suffered what he called a “setback” in a minor car accident after Saturday’s win over the Colts. Bradbury, who has missed the past two games with a tight lower back, was the only player not to participate in Tuesday’s drill. It was the first time he missed practice since the injury suffered in the Dec. 4 win over the Jets.

Bradbury said he was working with the Vikings training staff to “calm my back” after the incident, which he said had no major injuries.

“It’s just ice and snow and a guy turning around when he shouldn’t,” Bradbury said. “That’s just the cherry on top.”

The two defenders— Eric Kendricks (hip) and Brian Asamoah (ankle) – Restricted during drill.Edger Patrick Jones II (Illness) Promoted to regular contestant after being eliminated from Colts game.cornerback Cameron Denzler (Illness/ankle) is no longer on the injury report after missing two practices last week and is an emergency option to watch a historic comeback from the sidelines.

With the NFC North title wrapped up and the home playoffs set, O’Connell was asked Tuesday how he will handle a star as relatively healthy as Jefferson with three games remaining.Jefferson leads the NFL with 111 receptions and 1,623 receiving yards, well short of the NFL single-season record of 1,964 yards set in 2012 calvin johnson.

“Every time we start trying to have this conversation, he’s a guy who’s going to fight me,” O’Connell said. “We’re going to pick our spots. We’re going to find ways to get some other guy in that spot anyway. But Justin’s season has been unbelievable.”

Vikings sign QB Josh Rosen

Vikings sign quarterback Josh Rosen, the Cardinals’ 2018 first-round pick, entered the practice squad on Tuesday.Rosen replaces former third-string quarterback david braff, who signed to Arizona’s active roster last week. The Vikings are Rosen’s seventh NFL team in five years. He was most recently in training camp with the Browns and last started for the Dolphins in 2019.

“It’s crazy,” Rosen said. “Going all over the place, learning a lot, but what keeps me going is the football. It’s been a lot of fun. So, chasing reps and opportunities, hopefully it will come sooner rather than later.”

Rosen reconnected with O’Connell, whom Rosen first met as a high school participant at the 2014 National Quarterback Camp Elite 11, where O’Connell was a coach.

“A guy I’ve known for a long time,” O’Connell said. “I think he has a high ceiling as a quarterback, just based on his experience and the sheer physical gift of him throwing the ball at a high level. What we want him to do is come in and learn and fit in that quarterback room.”

cross paths

O’Connell, the 37-year-old former NFL backup quarterback, is not far from his playing days. The Vikings schedule reminded him recently.Both opponents were at O’Connell’s 2008 draft class, when he was a third-round pick for the Patriots, which included Patriots special players Matthew Slater and the colts quarterback Matt Ryan. Vikings host Giants head coach Saturday Brian Daborevaluating O’Connell’s quarterback nearly 15 years ago.

“He got me right before the draft,” O’Connell said. “I remember him coaching me as the Jets’ quarterbacks coach. I think what he did as a leader of the men and the indicative world as a head coach.”

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