Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) looks on during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Browns defeated the Vikings 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier Rhodes Returns to Practice


Xavier Rhodes is on track to return from the concussion he suffered against the Packers last Sunday. The cornerback was kept out of practice entirely the first three days, but he was back on a limited basis on Thursday, having passed the NFL’s concussion protocols.

Rhodes had the best game of his young career against the Packers, playing solid press-man coverage largely against James Jones. The rookie’s steady development has been one of the few bright spots of an otherwise dismal season for Minnesota.

Oh and Joe Webb also came back from his concussion to practice on a limited basis Thursday. Rhodes and Webb both look like they will go Sunday against the Bears. So the Vikes will have their best defensive back and their best “HEY OTHER TEAM WE’LL BE RUNNING IT ON THIS PLAY” wide receiver.

Joe Webb doesn’t just waste Richard Sherman’s time, he wastes a roster spot. But he’s a good guy.

In other practice news, Adrian Peterson sat out because he always sits out at least one practice per week. But don’t worry, he’ll play. Cause he always plays.

Brian Robison also missed practice with an illness.

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