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Vikings prepare for home stretch with largely healthy team

The Vikings paid their annual short-week bill seven days ago, on Thanksgiving in Detroit.
With three more days to go before starting a key NFC South tour with visits to Atlanta and Carolina, the Vikings are mostly healthy — and definitely more healthy than most teams.
The Wednesday injury report has only three names: linebacker Eric Kendricks (hip) did not practice, right tackle Mike Remmers (back) practiced on a limited basis, and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) fully participated in practice.
Yes, the Vikings otherwise have had their share of significant injury issues, from the one-and-done disappearance of Sam Bradford to the non-contact, season-ending ACL injury suffered by Dalvin Cook.
But as the season enters the home stretch, with everyone playing five games in the next 31 days, the Vikings are in good shape.
Changes made by their head coach from 2016 to 2017 may have had something to do with that.
“He’s been taking good care of us,” Griffen said.
“He’s been taking care of our bodies more.
All that banging in practice is necessary sometimes, but it’s the National Football League.
If your brain is dead it doesn’t matter how good your body is.

The Vikings paid their annual short-week bill seven days ago, on Thanksgiving in Detroit. With three more days to go before starting a key NFC South tour with visits to Atlanta and Carolina, the Vikings are mostly healthy — and definitely more healthy than most teams.

The Wednesday injury report has only three names: linebacker Eric Kendricks (hip) did not practice, right tackle Mike Remmers (back) practiced on a limited basis, and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) fully participated in practice.

Yes, the Vikings otherwise have had their share of significant injury issues, from the one-and-done disappearance of Sam Bradford to the non-contact, season-ending ACL injury suffered by Dalvin Cook. But as…

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