Charles Johnson, Jarius Wright miss practice for Vikings


Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright are both considered huge pieces of the puzzle for the Minnesota Vikings and both were reportedly absent from practice on Wednesday.

Both players’ status for Sunday’s huge prove-it game in Denver is now up-in-the-air.

Johnson’s absence isn’t a huge shock considering the hip injury he reportedly suffered during the first half of Sunday’s game against San Diego.

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Wright’s absence is a little harder to explain given that he played the entire game on Sunday. His reason for missing practice is officially listed as “undisclosed.”

The Vikings may have given us a hint about their need for extra receivers when on Tuesday they re-signed WR Donte Foster to the practice squad and cut FB Blake Renaud.

If Johnson and Wright are both forced to miss Sunday’s game, the Vikings will have to call upon rookie receiver Stefon Diggs, who has been inactive for each of the first three games.

The Vikings being without Johnson and Wright would also presumably create an opportunity for WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who has seen limited action through three games.

Assuming Johnson and Wright are both out, the Vikings’ top two receivers right now are Mike Wallace and Adam Thielen. Stefon Diggs could be a solid third receiver if called upon.

And Cordarrelle Patterson is good at returning kicks and running jet sweeps.

Update: Jarius Wright reportedly missed practice with a hand injury.

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