|LB Chad Greenway gladly took on the media over his post-Green Bay game comments. (US Presswire)|
The list of receivers included Raymond Webber, Bryan Walters and rookie LaMark Brown, a former Minnesota State (Mankato) player, according to 1500ESPN. Brown was called in for a physical after the workout.
“We’ll end up doing something at some point, whether it is [Friday], [Saturday] or next week, but we will do something with that 53rd spot,” coach Leslie Frazier said.
Frazier said that WR Chris Summers, who is on the Vikings' practice squad, would also be considered. He said that Summers’ size was one of his best traits but didn’t want to say too much because the Vikings have recently had some players plucked from their practice squad by other teams. But he said that the wide receiver position would be strongly considered.
“We will be looking at wide receiver, of course, and seeing if that is the right thing to do or do we look at another position, as well,” said Frazier.
Greenway’s hoping for a rowdy Metrodome crowd: LB Chad Greenway was quoted after the Packers game last week saying he wanted all the Vikings' fan to be drunk and rowdy for the Bears game Sunday to create a home-field advantage. He was saying it tongue-in-cheek of course, but that didn’t stop the quote from creating a life of it’s own in the media.
If the reporters were concerned that Greenway might be upset by all the negative reaction he got for it on blogs and Twitter, he dispelled that by saying he was working on a new sack celebration at Friday’s practice related to the quote. Once again, Greenway was just joking, but when asked what that celebration was called, he didn’t take the bait but said with a smile, “I have to keep that under wraps. I don’t want it to end up on SportsCenter.”
Injury report: DE Jared Allen (shoulder, back spasms) and RB Adrian Peterson returned to practice Friday. Peterson was held out of Thursday’s practice by Frazier to give him some extra rest, and Allen missed all week due to a couple of injuries.
As Frazier said Thursday, Peterson was not an injury issue and he will be on the field Sunday. Frazier said Allen would be ready to go for the Bears but was asked if there was any need to limit him in the game.
“Nothing that our trainers said that I have to be concerned about,” Frazier said. “With the treatment that he’s gotten this week and the way he performed today in practice, he should be fine. Doesn’t mean something couldn’t happen, but they haven’t warned me that that’s a possibility.”
The remainder of the players listed on the injury report are all listed as probable for Sunday: TE Kyle Rudolph (shoulder), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), RT Phil Loadholt (knee), C John Sullivan (ribs/knee), CB Antoine Winfield (knee) P/H Chris Kluwe, (left knee) and DT Letroy Guion (shin).