Avoids severe injury
Coach Kevin O'Connell said after Sunday's 3-0 win over the Raiders that Jefferson (chest), who was forced out of the contest in the first half, avoided a serious injury, Kevin Seifert of ESPN reports.
O'Connell said, "It looks like [Jefferson] avoided any significant thing there," but that it remains to be seen whether the star wideout will be available Week 15 versus the Bengals. Sunday marked Jefferson's first game back from IR due to a hamstring injury suffered Week 5, but a hit from Raiders safety Marcus Epps resulted in him being taken to the hospital as a precaution. While Jefferson was able to travel home with the team and has been cleared of any serious internal injuries, his status now needs to be closely monitored until Minnesota provides a clear timetable for his recovery.
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Chandler is projected to serve as the Vikings' top running back after Alexander Mattison was released Thursday, Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Cousins, who is recovering from a torn right Achilles' tendon, posted a video Monday which showed him backpedaling and throwing recently in an indoor tennis facility, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com reports.
Hockenson (knee) underwent successful ACL surgery Monday.
Cousins (Achilles) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from surgery and should resume throwing within the next month or so, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Osborn caught two of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Lions.
Addison caught four of eight targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Lions.
Chandler rushed 12 times for 69 yards and brought in two of three targets for 20 yards in the Vikings' 30-20 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Mullens completed 30 of 44 passes for 396 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed twice for eight yards in the Vikings' 30-20 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Jefferson brought in 12 of 14 targets for 192 yards and a touchdown and rushed once for minus-12 yards in the Vikings' 30-20 loss the Lions on Sunday.
Hall (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Lions, but he'll serve as the emergency quarterback, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.