For the 1st day of 2016 training camp, the returning NFC North champion Minnesota Vikings have announced 4 transactions that impact the roster going forward.
It’s that time of year. Players from all over the NFL are reporting to training camp and getting ready for the tough challenges that will face them during the regular season. The Minnesota Vikings are no exception, as the first practice of training camp was held today.
Sadly, not every player was able to participate in the day’s events. In fact more than expected were sidelined for the first practice and even ended up on the PUP or NFI lists and will sit out for extended periods of time.
Here are the four transactions that were made to explain why several players are on the sidelines instead of on the field during Minnesota Vikings practice according to the team’s official website:
QB Taylor Heinicke was placed on the Non-Football Injury – Remains on Active List
- This whole situation is odd. Considering the odd story surrounding how the injury happened, the big question here is how long Heinicke will be sidelined and what the team will do for a 3rd string quarterback if he misses an extended amount of time.
G Mike Harris placed on the Non-Football Illness – Remains on Active List
- Coming out of nowhere, the announcement of Mike Harris’ reported illness is bad news for a team that needs as much help and depth on the offensive line as possible. It also brings up the question as to whether or not this illness is something that could be a long-term problem.
DT Kenrick Ellis and TE Rhett Ellison placed on the Physically Unable to Perform – Remain on Active List.
- Both Ellis and Ellison need a little more time to recover from their previous injuries. Thankfully, both players seem to know what is expected of them and are working out on their own with trainers outside of practice.
Hopefully, the Minnesota Vikings roster can return to health as the 2016 season should be a major measuring stick for this team. While last year’s success was great, being a consistent threat can help establish the franchise as a team to watch going forward.