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  Vikings | Full practice for Stefon Diggs    Thu Dec 8, 09:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

Footballguys view: Diggs is worth more than the WR5 we have him listed at, but Sam Bradford can't throw more than 10 yards without getting crushed behind this 'offensive line' (and yes, those quotes were on purpose). That caps Diggs production and is nothing the team can fix right now. Hopefully they get the offensive line in shape this offseason.

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  Vikings | Thursday practice report for Minnesota    Thu Dec 8, 09:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), C Joe Berger (concussion) and FS Harrison Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 8. DE Everson Griffen (hip), DT Tom Johnson (toe), LB Edmond Robinson (hamstring) and CB Marcus Sherels (rib) were limited participants, and CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) was a full participant.

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Everson Griffen player page
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  Vikings | Wednesday injury report for Minnesota    Wed Dec 7, 08:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and SS Harrison Smith (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7. C Joe Berger (concussion), DE Everson Griffen (hip), DT Tom Johnson (toe), LB Edmond Robinson (hamstring) and CB Marcus Sherels (rib) were limited during practice. CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) fully participated in practice.

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Everson Griffen player page
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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs takes part in practice    Wed Dec 7, 07:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson may not play again in 2016    Wed Dec 7, 02:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said he will only return this season if the Vikings are still in playoff contention.

Footballguys view: Unless the Vikings are in the playoffs, there's no need for Peterson to return. Whether or not he returns to the Vikings in 2017 is up in the air. Vikings must exercise his 2017 salary ($11.75 million, $6 million roster bonus due in March, no dead money) by the last league day of 2016 (2/5/2017).

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson running, cutting    Wed Dec 7, 12:56 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) said Wednesday, Dec. 7, that he has begun running and cutting, and he expects to get back sometime this season.

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  Vikings | Harrison Smith's season likely over    Wed Dec 7, 09:17 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith (ankle) is likely lost for the season with a Grade 3 high ankle sprain, according to a source. The source said Smith eventually could need surgery.

Footballguys view: For now, the plan is for doctors to evaluate him on a week-to-week basis. There is hope Smith could return to play late in the regular season, perhaps putting off surgery, if that is deemed his best option for long-term recovery.

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  Vikings | Cedric Thompson returns to Vikings    Mon Dec 5, 10:43 AM

Free-agent SS Cedric Thompson (Vikings) was re-signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad Monday, Dec. 5.

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  Vikings | Mike Zimmer back in action    Mon Dec 5, 10:27 AM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has returned to coaching duties Monday, Dec. 5, and is expected to travel with the team to Jacksonville in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Good news for the Vikings here. Zimmer underwent emergency surgery to repair a detached retina last week, and he missed the Week 13 Thursday night game against the Cowboys.

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  Vikings | Mike Zimmer could coach in Week 14    Sun Dec 4, 01:34 AM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer could return to coach the team during their Week 14 contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Zimmer missed Minnesota's Week 13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys after undergoing emergency surgery for a detached retina.

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  Vikings | Harrison Smith on crutches    Fri Dec 2, 12:53 AM

Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith (foot) was on crutches with his left foot in a walking boot, following a 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Dec. 1.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs busy in return    Fri Dec 2, 12:41 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs returned from a one-game absence and caught all eight of his targets for 59 yards in a 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Diggs is still operating close to the line of scrimmage, so he's a strong WR2 for PPR, but only a WR3/Flex in nonPPR leagues. He should be close to full health next week with a 10-day break until the Week 14 game against the Jaguars.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen leads passing attack    Fri Dec 2, 12:24 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen finished with seven catches for a game-high 86 yards in a 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Thielen was the top receiver for the Vikings despite the return of Stefon Diggs. With the high volume passing game, consider Thielen a WR3/Flex against the Jaguars next week.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford returns to game    Thu Dec 1, 10:05 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (ribs) returned for the start of the second half against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Dec. 1.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford helped off    Thu Dec 1, 09:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (undisclosed) was helped off the field against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Dec. 1. He was replaced by QB Shaun Hill.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs active for TNF    Thu Dec 1, 08:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is active for the team's Week 13 contest Thursday, Dec. 1, against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Week 13 inactives    Thu Dec 1, 07:56 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared C Joe Berger, CB Mackensie Alexander, CB Marcus Sherels, OT Rashod Hill, DL Sharrif Floyd, LB Stephen Weatherly, QB Taylor Heinicke inactive for Week 13.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs expected to play    Thu Dec 1, 01:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 13 game even though he is listed as questionable for the game, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Diggs is expected to play and is a hit or miss WR3 given the short-pass nature of the offense. Since the offensive line is such a mess, the Vikings dink and dunk around the field and rarely stretch it out. It will limit what Diggs can do. If he breaks off a big play, his production could be greater but you can't count on it.

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  Vikings | Wednesday injury report for Vikings    Wed Nov 30, 06:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger (concussion), CB Marcus Sherels (rib) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, and have been ruled out for Week 13. CB Mackensie Alexander (groin) was limited during practice and is listed as doubtful, while CB Terence Newman (neck) fully participated in practice and is listed as questionable. SS Harrison Smith (ankle), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle), OT Jeremiah Sirles (hip), LB Eric Kendricks (hip) and DE Everson Griffen (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Everson Griffen player page
Sharrif Floyd player page
Eric Kendricks player page
Mackensie Alexander player page


  Vikings | Adam Thielen not on injury report    Wed Nov 30, 06:36 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford ready to play    Wed Nov 30, 06:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Bradford should get WR Stefon Diggs back for the Thursday night matchup against the Cowboys. We've got him as a low-end streaming option as he's rarely going to challenge the defense, and going vertical is not in his repertoire.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs listed as questionable    Wed Nov 30, 06:20 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, but is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Footballguys view: Diggs should be back for the Thursday night game against the Cowboys. He's a WR1 for fantasy players in PPR leagues.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Tuesday practice report    Tue Nov 29, 03:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger (concussion), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and CB Marcus Sherels (rib) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 29. CB Mackensie Alexander (groin), LB Eric Kendricks (hip, FS Harrison Smith (ankle), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) and DE Everson Griffen (shoulder) were limited. CB Terence Newman (neck) and OT Jeremiah Sirles (hip) participated fully.

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Eric Kendricks player page
Mackensie Alexander player page


  Vikings | Adam Thielen fully practices    Tue Nov 29, 03:05 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) participated fully in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford remains limited    Tue Nov 29, 03:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Footballguys view: You may be considering Bradford as a streaming option in Week 13. Bradford is facing a weak Cowboys pass defense, and he should get WR Stefon Diggs back for Thursday night's game.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs limited again    Tue Nov 29, 02:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Footballguys view: Diggs is on track to play against the Cowboys on Thursday night. We've got him as a WR2 in Week 13.

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  Vikings | Two Vikings may not play Thursday    Tue Nov 29, 02:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger (concussion) and CB Marcus Sherels (ribs) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 29, and are not expected to play Thursday, Dec. 1.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson ahead of schedule    Tue Nov 29, 01:52 PM

Updating a previous story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is 'ahead of schedule', according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who told reporters Tuesday, Nov. 29, was not the first day Peterson was able to run sprints off to the side of practice.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to take note here. It seems like Peterson is on track to return later this season. A Week 15 or Week 16 return is certainly possible, and that's right in the thick of the fantasy playoffs. Make sure to check to see if Peterson is on your waiver wire. If he's there (and you have the spot on your bench), then now is the time to scoop him up.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson running again    Tue Nov 29, 01:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) was seen running several short sprints during the open portion of practice Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Footballguys view: This goes against reports that said Peterson had not yet been cleared to run as it was revealed by head coach Mike Zimmer that this wasn't the first time Peterson has run as he continues to recover from his knee injury. We could see Peterson return to the field in Week 15 or Week 16. Add him on the waiver wire if you can. Perhaps he doesn't play, but you at least want to keep potential points away from an opponent.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs gets in another practice    Tue Nov 29, 01:03 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) participated in his second straight practice Tuesday, Nov. 29, and he appears to be on track to return from a one-game absence in Week 13 versus the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: The Vikings play on Thursday night, and it looks like Diggs is going to be available. He's on track to play against the Cowboys, and that team is weak against the pass. The Cowboys rank 31st in the league in pass defense and allow an average of 280.4 passing yards per game.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Monday injury report    Mon Nov 28, 07:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger (concussion), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), LB Chad Greenway (non-injury), CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle), CB Marcus Sherels (rib) and FS Harrison Smith (ankle) did not practice Monday, Nov. 28. CB Mackensie Alexander (groin), LB Eric Kendricks (hip), CB Terence Newman (neck) and OT Jeremiah Sirles (hip) were limited.

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Captain Munnerlyn player page
Sharrif Floyd player page
Eric Kendricks player page
Mackensie Alexander player page


  Vikings | Full practice for Adam Thielen    Mon Nov 28, 07:13 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) participated fully in practice Monday, Nov. 28.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford also limited    Mon Nov 28, 07:08 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (ankle) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 28.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs limited in return    Mon Nov 28, 07:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) was limited in practice Monday, Nov. 28.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell pressing too much    Mon Nov 28, 01:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell 'might have been a little bit too much for a while', according to head coach Mike Zimmer, who also called his rookie first-round pick 'a diligent hard worker' and suggested 'he'll be a good player.'

Footballguys view: Treadwell still has amazing upside as a pro, but the rookie has to continue to work on his craft. He lacks the speed to take the top off the defense, but Treadwell can make difficult catches and has good concentration when passes come in contested. Dynasty owners should be holding onto to him and monitoring his progress with great interest.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs back at practice    Mon Nov 28, 12:55 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) returned to practice Monday, Nov. 28.

Footballguys view: Diggs was inactive for the Thanksgiving matchup against the Lions. He did not practice on Sunday, but he's trending in the right direction now. On Thursday night against the Cowboys, if Diggs plays we'll have him as a WR2 for fantasy owners.

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  Vikings | Tom Johnson fined    Sat Nov 26, 10:31 AM

Minnesota Vikings DT Tom Johnson was fined $18,231 by the National Football League for committing a roughing the passer penalty on Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer late in the fourth quarter of Week 11's game.

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  Vikings | Minnesota adds Bishop Sankey    Fri Nov 25, 05:22 PM

Free-agent RB Bishop Sankey (Chiefs) was signed by the Minnesota Vikings on Friday, Nov. 25, and added to their practice squad.

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  Vikings | Adam Thielen quiet in start     Thu Nov 24, 04:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen caught eight passes for 53 yards with WR Stefon Diggs sidelined Thursday, Nov. 24.

Footballguys view: Stefon Diggs was out, which allowed Thielen to get more targets and catches, but the offense was focused on getting the ball out quick which meant almost all of his targets were on short plays.

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  Vikings | Kyle Rudolph the leading receiver    Thu Nov 24, 04:39 PM

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph led the Vikings with nine catches for 64 yards in a Week 12 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: With Stefon Diggs out, Rudolph did see more targets, but very few red zone targets and almost no vertical plays. Sam Bradford got the ball out quick, and the defense reacted swiftly, so Rudolph couldn't add any value yards after the catch. His use is still wildly inconsistent since Pat Shurmur took over as offensive coordinator.

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  Vikings | Matt Asiata scores again    Thu Nov 24, 04:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata totaled 41 yards and a touchdown, including three catches, Thursday, Nov. 24.

Footballguys view: Asiata had a pretty solid game and converted some important downs. He looked more effective against the Lions defense than he has in some time.

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  Vikings | Sam Bradford does little with a lot    Thu Nov 24, 04:27 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford threw for just 224 yards on 31 completions in the Vikings' Week 12 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Footballguys view: For three games in a row, Bradford has choked in the fourth quarter. The last two games the sacks and turnovers didn't directly cause the loss of a game, though against Washington his stalled drives left them short of a comeback. It was a different story on Thursday, as Bradford's last minute interception put the Lions in position fr a game winning field goal.

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  Vikings | Joe Berger leaves game    Thu Nov 24, 01:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger (head) left the team's Week 12 game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Footballguys view: The hits just keep on coming for an already injury-riddled and messy offensive line. Now the Vikings will have to lean on the defense even more.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs inactive    Thu Nov 24, 11:11 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is inactive for Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 24.

Footballguys view: Tough break for Diggs and the Vikings as the matchup is solid. Expect more work for Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph. Thielen has been a frequent weapon for Sam Bradford but Rudolph has been inconsistent in use. He could be a solid TE2 with upside today.

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  Vikings | Diggs among Vikings Week 12 inactives    Thu Nov 24, 11:10 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Marcus Sherels, OT Rashod Hill, DL Sharrif Floyd, WR Stefon Diggs, LB Stephen Weatherly, QB Taylor Heinicke, CB Terence Newman inactive for Week 12.

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  Vikings | Laquon Treadwell expected to start    Thu Nov 24, 09:33 AM

Minnesota Vikings WR Laquon Treadwell is expected to make his first NFL start Thursday, Nov. 24, in place of WR Stefon Diggs (knee).

Footballguys view: We won't trust him until we see a lot more from him but he's a good athlete and could start gaining more of a role if he can prove himself today.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson not cleared to run yet    Thu Nov 24, 08:54 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) has yet to be cleared to run on the field, but he is running on an underwater treadmill while putting 30 percent of his body weight on his knee. The next step will be running in the anti-gravity pool and then normal running. His return date is unknown until he runs under normal conditions to see how the knee reacts.

Footballguys view: Peterson looked awful before his injury but the Minnesota backfield is a mess. They can use him back.

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  Vikings | Stefon Diggs unlikely to play    Wed Nov 23, 04:58 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) is not expected to play Thursday, Nov. 24, against the Detroit Lions despite being listed as questionable, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Without Diggs, we should see more targets for guys like Adam Thielen and Cordarrelle Patterson. That makes Thielen a WR3/flex option and Patterson a WR5/what-the-heck flex option in Week 12.

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  Vikings | Minnesota's Wednesday injury report    Wed Nov 23, 02:18 PM

Minnesota Vikings CB Marcus Sherels (ankle, rib) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) have been ruled out for Week 12. CB Terence Newman (neck) is listed as doubtful. FS Harrison Smith (ankle), LB Eric Kendricks (hip) and CB Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) are listed as questionable. Sherels, Newman and Floyd did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23. Smith, Kendricks and Munnerlyn were limited during practice. DT Tom Johnson (illness), CB Mackensie Alexander (shoulder) and SS Andrew Sendejo (illness) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Vikings | Questionable tag for Stefon Diggs    Wed Nov 23, 02:17 PM

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Footballguys view: It's a short week for the Vikings as they play on Thanksgiving against the Lions. With no practice this week, Diggs is a true game-time decision. Have other plans at the ready in case he doesn't play, and dial back expectations if he is out there on Thursday.

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