Dalvin Cook, RB (MIN)

Will get MRI on shoulder

Cook will go for an MRI on his injured shoulder Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Cook was carted off due to the injury in the second half of Sunday's 34-26 loss to San Francisco. Vikings fans and Cook fantasy managers will wait with bated breath until the results of the MRI become available Monday. Should Cook need to miss extended time, Alexander Mattison would take over as the lead back, with rookie special-teams ace Kene Nwangwu in the mix for change-of-pace duties.

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Ty Chandler


Misses practice with ankle injury

Chandler (ankle) will not practice Thursday but hopes to play in Saturday's preseason game against San Francisco, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins


Cleared to practice

Cousins (illness) was cleared to return to practice Wednesday after having missed the Vikings' preseason opener against the Raiders due to a positive COVID-19 test, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.

Looks sharp in preseason opener

Smith-Marsette had three receptions for 31 yards on five targets in Sunday's preseason loss at Las Vegas. He also had three kick returns for an average of 18.3 yards and loss four yards on two punt returns.

Kene Nwangwu

Kene Nwangwu


Looks healthy Sunday

Nwangwu (leg) rushed seven times for 41 yards and caught both of his targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 26-20 preseason loss to the Raiders.

Light work in fill-in start

Mattison started Sunday's preseason game against the Raiders in place of Dalvin Cook (rest), finishing with three carries for eight yards and no targets in the passing game.