Set to return Sunday
Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said Osborn (concussion) will practice fully Wednesday with the expectation that he'll play Sunday against the Broncos, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
After Osborn was carted off the field during the Week 9 win over the Falcons upon bearing the brunt of a helmet-to-helmet hit, he made surprisingly quick progress through the five-step concussion protocol. He resumed practicing in a limited fashion last Thursday, practiced fully Friday and passed the final phase of the protocol when he gained clearance from an independent neurologist Saturday, but the Vikings ultimately opted to hold Osborn out of an eventual 27-19 win over the Saints on Sunday as a precaution. Osborn apparently hasn't taken any steps backward in his recovery from the brain injury since the weekend, and with a full practice under his belt to open Week 11 prep, he shouldn't face any restrictions in Denver.
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Jefferson (hamstring) has been removed from the Vikings' injury report and will face no restrictions in his return to game action Sunday versus the Raiders, Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Jefferson (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.
Dobbs will remain Minnesota's starting quarterback Sunday against the Raiders, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network report.
The Vikings reinstated Jefferson (hamstring) from injured reserve Tuesday.
Powell had three receptions for 45 yards on three targets and one carry for two yards in Monday's loss to Chicago.
Osborn played 47 of the Vikings' 55 snaps on offense and finished with three catches for 34 yards on four targets in Monday's 12-10 loss to the Bears.
Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell said the team would evaluate Dobbs' four-game performance at quarterback before naming a starter for Week 14 after a bye week, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Chandler rushed four times for eight yards and secured one of two targets for three yards in the Vikings' 12-10 loss to the Bears on Monday night.
Addison secured six of 10 targets for 39 yards in the Vikings' 12-10 loss to the Bears on Monday night.
Mattison rushed 10 times for 52 yards and secured both targets for 11 yards in the Vikings' 12-10 loss to the Bears on Monday night. He also fumbled once but recovered.