Minnesota is a Little Dinged Up; Cook’s Status is a Mystery

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Jun 9, 2021; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) participates in drills at OTA at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it’s going to be another week without Christian Darrisaw and Anthony Barr. Both have been ruled out for our Vikings. Rashod Hill and Nick Vigil (who has been a pleasant surprise) will be back out there. Harrison Hand has also been ruled out due to being a close contact of someone with Covid-19.

Otherwise, the most notable news is that Dalvin Cook is questionable. As we all know, Cook is of supreme importance to our team, so missing him would indeed be a sizeable loss. He didn’t practice this week. I’m still expecting him to play, but I’ve been wrong before.

The other names on the injury report – Bashaud Breeland, Eric Kendricks, Everson Griffen, Patrick Peterson, and Greg Joseph – will all be playing on Sunday. Let’s hope our kicker and defense find a way to play better.

On Seattle’s side, they’ll try to avoid dropping to 1-2 without the help of WR D’Wayne Eskridge, RB Rashaad Penny, and OT Brandon Shell. LB Benson Mayowa is questionable. Injuries are always difficult to overcome, but as long as they have Wilson under center they’ll be a difficult team to beat.