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The battle remains open despite Blanton’s long layoff. There hasn’t been separation at the position between Crocker, Andrew Sendejo, Jamarca Sanford and Kurt Coleman in Blanton’s absence.

Injury report

Cornerbacks Jabari Price, Shaun Prater and Josh Robinson, linebackers Gerald Hodges and Brandon Watts and defensive end Brian Robison all missed Monday’s practice.

Price and Hodges are not expected to play against the Chiefs, according to Zimmer. Hodges suffered a knee injury against the Cardinals, while Zimmer did not disclose Price’s injury.

Prater suffered a head injury during the game and could be cleared for Tuesday’s practice. Robinson has dealt with a nagging hamstring injury throughout training camp.

Watts was at practice but did not participate. His injury is unknown, but the rookie had his left leg wrapped. The Vikings had just seven healthy linebackers at practice.

Zimmer said Robison was excused from practice to handle a personal matter.

Etc.

• The Vikings waived linebacker Dom DeCicco, who had hip surgery on Thursday, and claimed linebacker Justin Jackson off waivers from the Lions. Jackson, an undrafted rookie free agent, appeared in 36 games at Wake Forest, recording 193 tackles, seven sacks and three forced fumbles in three seasons.

• Nose tackle Linval Joseph will also miss his second preseason game recovering from leg injury suffered from a gunshot wound. Zimmer said Joseph has recently increased his rehab workload.

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2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
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Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
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Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
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