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Bridgewater and Floyd practice, Barr and Kendricks held out

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is examined during the second half of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks were both at practice on Wednesday, but neither participated.

Barr (hand) and Kendricks (ribs) were the only two Vikings players officially not practicing on the first day of full preparation for the trip to Oakland on Sunday. Barr underwent X-rays on his left hand after the win against the St. Louis Rams, and was seen with a soft cast on that hand as he watched practice on Wednesday. Kendricks has been held out since injuring his ribs at Chicago on Nov. 1. Kendricks wore pads and a helmet while working with athletic trainer Eric Sugarman on the side of practice.

The good news for the Vikings is quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) was able to return to practice on a limited basis after he was knocked out of the Rams game in the fourth quarter. Bridgewater was not available to speak to the media after practice as he’s yet to be fully cleared through the concussion protocol, according to Vikings’ public relations. Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday he expects Bridgewater to be “good to go” for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee/ankle) was also able to return for the first time since he was injured in the Oct. 18 win over Kansas City. Floyd has been held out for about three weeks after he underwent a knee surgery to remove cartilage. Floyd was also in a walking boot on his injured left ankle for a week after the Cheifs game. Floyd was officially limited for the Vikings on Wednesday.

Also limited: CB Terence Newman (concussion), CB Marcus Sherels (shoulder), DT Linval Joseph (foot) and DE Justin Trattou (foot).

Defensive end Brian Robison (ankle) was added to the injury report, and listed as a ‘full participant.’

Raiders’ injury report: WR Amari Cooper (quad), C Rodney Hudson (ankle), LB Neiron Ball (knee), RB Latavius Murray (concussion) and S Charles Woodson (shoulder) did not practice; DB TJ Carrie (hip) and TE Clive Walford (quad) were full participants.





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Previous Story Linval Joseph named NFC Defensive Player of the Week Next Story Zimmer wants to see Teddy Bridgewater ‘let loose’ earlier in games