Coming off a bye week, the Minnesota Vikings will be as healthy as they possibly could be heading into Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Cornerback Terence Newman was the only player limited in Friday’s practice. Everson Griffen was a full participant after being limited on Thursday.
Newman missed Thursday’s practice, sparking concern that the Vikings’ nickel corner could miss Sunday’s game.
Newman transitioned into the slot role this season and played 56 percent of total snaps, with second-year corner Mackensie Alexander mixed in on 32 percent of snaps.
Center Pat Elflein was a full participant for the entire week He missed Week 17 with a shoulder injury. Tight end Kyle Rudolph was also a full participant in all three practices. His snap count was largely reduced over the final three weeks as he battled an ankle injury.
For the Saints, receiver Brandon Coleman is the only player listed as out. Starting guard Andrus Peat was placed on injured reserve earlier this week.