All hands on deck as Vikings resume practice
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Everyone on the Minnesota Vikings' 53-man roster was on the field for stretching and individual drills as practice resumed on Wednesday inside the Winter Park fieldhouse.
That included four players who missed Thursday's opener at New Orleans -- cornerbacks Chris Cook (knee) and Cedric Griffin (knee reconstruction), running back Toby Gerhart (knee) and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy (knee) -- as well as left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who dislocated a finger in that game.
It was unclear how much work, if any, those players would get during 11-on-11 work, which reporters aren't allowed to watch. The first injury report was due out Wednesday afternoon.
Metallica's cover of the Bob Seger song "Turn the Page" blared from speakers during stretching -- a rather pointed message as the Vikings move on from the loss to the Saints and prepare for Sunday's home opener against the Miami Dolphins.