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Boone will start Monday for Vikings after second straight day of practice

Left guard Alex Boone practiced for a second straight day today and the Vikings did not declare a game-day status for him on the final injury report, so he will be available to play Monday night and is expected  to start.

Boone, who injured his hip in the win over the Panthers, was listed as a full participant today after being limited Friday. If he experiences a setback before Monday night, Jeremiah Sirles would likely replace him.

Fullback Zach Line (knee) also got in a second straight practice today and was given no game-day status either, so he will play Monday night.

Tight end David Morgan (knee) missed practice again and was officially ruled out. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) was also ruled out.

Safety Jayron Kearse did not practice today. The team listed his injury as “tooth” on the report. But he will be available to play Monday night.

Alex Boone returns to Vikings practice

Starting left guard Alex Boone returned to practice this afternoon.

Boone was knocked out of last week’s win over the Panthers with a hip injury and he did not practice Thursday. On Friday, Boone put in a limited participation during practice, a good sign for his availability for Monday night’s game against the Giants at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Fullback Zach Line, who missed Thursday’s practice due to a knee injury,was also limited in his return to practice.

Receiver Stefon Diggs (groin) was added to the injury report on a limited practice. Diggs was held out of last Friday’s practice with the same injury, but still played Sunday in Carolina.

Tight end David Morgan sat out his second straight practice due to a knee injury, as did defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who had knee surgery last week and is expected to be out until after the team’s Week 6 bye.

Linebacker Anthony Barr (wrist), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (knee), running back Jerick McKinnon (toe) and tight end MyCole Pruitt (knee) were full participants in Friday’s practice.

For the Giants:Four defensive backs did not practice again inCB Eli Apple (hamstring), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin), S Darian Thompson (foot) and S Nat Berhe (concussion).T Marshall Newhouse (calf) and DT Robert Thomas (illness) alsodid not practice. RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) was limited. DE Olivier Vernon (wrist) was a full participant.

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