Three players who started Monday night’s game and a total of three tight ends did not practice at all today as the Vikings began their on-field preparations for Sunday’s game against Houston at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Not practicing were receiver Stefon Diggs (groin), tight end Kyle Rudolph (clavicle/rib), right tackle Andre Smith (triceps), tight end Rhett Ellison (knee), tight end David Morgan (knee) and tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), who is a starter but hasn’t played since having knee surgery after the season opener.
Rudolph and Diggs are quarterback Sam Bradford’s top two targets. Ellison is the team’s best blocking tight end. Smith started the first four games at right tackle.
On the injury report with full participation are offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles (ankle), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (knee) and linebacker Anthony Barr (wrist).