Cornerback Chris Cook and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy did not take part in the Vikings' practice on Monday because of knee injuries and it seems unlikely either will play in Thursday night's regular-season opener at New Orleans.
The Vikings were not required to disclose injuries until Monday -- when they issued the initial injury report of the season -- so this was the first time we found out what was wrong with Kennedy since he was injured on Aug. 22 in San Francisco in the Vikings' second preseason game.
Among the Vikings limited in Monday's practice were running back Toby Gerhart (knee); cornerback Cedric Griffin (knee); safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle); and center John Sullivan (calif). Quarterback Brett Favre (ankle) was listed on the report but took part in the entire practice, according to the Vikings.
Griffin, who had surgery for a torn ACL after being injured in the NFC title game last January and spent all of training camp on the physically unable to perform list, was vague when asked if he thought he had a chance to play Thursday. (Honestly, that seems like a huge long shot.)