The Vikings are losing offensive linemen at an alarming rate. No fewer than three O-linemen missed practice on Friday, including Geoff Schwartz who was sent back to the Twin Cities to get an evaluation on an abdominal strain. The fear was that the injury might be related to the hip surgery he had in the offseason but early word is that it is not related. So that’s good news.
Patrick Brown and DeMarcus Love also missed Friday’s practice, the former with a mild sprained MCL and the latter with a bad shoulder. Things have gotten so dire depth-wise that the Vikings are now working out linemen and may be about to sign Bridger Buche who was just cut by the Steelers. As if things weren’t bad enough, Patrick Murphy also went down Friday with an apparent heat-related ailment.
Not a great time to be a Viking O-lineman. Unless you’re an unheralded bottom-end guy looking to make an impression.