Injury report: Phil Loadholt out Thursday, J'Marcus Webb to start
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings will be without right tackle Phil Loadholt for Thursday night's game against the Washington Redskins, per coach Leslie Frazier.
Swing tackle J'Marcus Webb will fill in, just as he did during the second half of Sunday's loss at the Dallas Cowboys.
"Phil is a vital part of our offensive line, one of our top players. Very good right tackle for us," Frazier said. "But that's one of the reasons we signed J'Marcus, gives him a great opportunity. He'll go in and he'll play well, he's familiar with our system now. It's a great opportunity for him."
Safety Jamarca Sanford (groin) also said he's 'day-to-day.' Frazier said Tuesday's involvement at practice will go a long way in deciding who can play against the Washington Redskins on Thursday.
"Yeah, nothing really changed this morning," Frazier said. "So we'll see who is able to participate in this afternoon's practice. But pretty much the same as yesterday."
The usual suspects ended up sitting out again on Tuesday: Charlie Johnson (elbow), Fred Evans (knee), Letroy Guion (shoulder), Jamarca Sanford (groin), Matt Asiata (personal) and Rhett Ellison (ankle) all sat out.
Cornerback Chris Cook (hip) and Xavier Rhodes (leg) were at practice, with helmets, and appeared to not be too limited.
Rhodes should be able to go, but Cook's availability is still in question depending on the coaches' review of his practice on Tuesday. If he can't go, it's likely Rhodes fills in again.
With Johnson held out of practice, reserve lineman Joe Berger filled in at left guard.
A few positions pose problems for the Vikings as their depth is tested midseason. Only three healthy defensive tackles in Kevin Williams, Sharrif Floyd and Chase Baker were at practice. The Vikings are also down to three healthy safeties in Mistral Raymond, Andrew Sendejo and Robert Blanton as well as two healthy tight ends: John Carlson and Chase Ford.
Frazier also confirmed a timetable for tight end Kyle Rudolph, who will be out four to six weeks with a broken left foot.