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The Vikings have had quite a bit of news pop up throughout the week Chris Doleman Jersey , from Everson Griffen returning, Mike Hughes’ surgery, practice squad moves and a few other notes. I got most of it summarized right here: On Tuesday, the Vikings front office released a statement that said Griffen would resume football activities on Wednesday, Oct. 24. He’s been absent from the team facility for a month. A note other than football, it’s just good to see Griffen get the help he needed, and to see him moving in the right direction. You never want to see anyone in that situation, and I’m sure people who are also struggling with mental health truly feel what he’s going through. It also tells you how supportive the Vikings organization has been with Griffen through the situation. Head coach Mike Zimmer said in a press conference Wednesday that they’ll see how things go over the next few days, but Griffen playing Sunday is just not “the focus right now.” However, he did practice on Wednesday, and if he does the rest of the week, then I could see him getting a few snaps on Sunday night. Hughes, who tore his ACL against the Cardinals a couple weeks ago seemed to have a successful surgery on Tuesday based off this twitter post:It’s never good to see someone go down with an injury regardless of talent, but tough break for the young rook. I wish nothing but the best in his road to return to what he loves doing. Undrafted free agent cornerback Holton Hill could get a lot more clock with Hughes being out. He handled kickoff returns, and did a pretty solid job doing so. He had two returns that averaged 28.5 yards. He also grabbed an interception after he replaced Xavier Rhodes (I believe it was Rhodes he replaced). There are a couple other players that are on this week’s injury list. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday. Not a great sign, but hopefully he participates Thursday, and Friday.Linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) did not participate on Wednesday. Another day-by-day situation similar to Rhodes’ situation. Safety Andrew Sendejo didn’t practice. Guard Tom Compton suffered an MCL sprain on Sunday, and will be listed as doubtful heading into the weekend. Linval Joseph (ankle) practiced on Wednesday. Left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) practiced as well. Dalvin Cook will likely be out through the bye-week which is week 10. So, Drew Brees has been breaking these records the past couple of weeks, and that’s great, because he’s truly a legend. But, the Vikings own quarterback Kirk Cousins is on pace of breaking one of Brees’ records. Cousins leads the league with 210 completions. If he continues the path he’s on, then it won’t be long before he surpasses Brees completion record he set back in 2016 with 471. Cousins is on pace to reach 480 completions. He’s also ranked third for passing with 2,162 yards. He only sit behinds Kansas City-sensation Patrick Mahomes (2.223) and Atlanta’s trusted veteran Matt Ryan (2,335). Final notes are regarding practice squad changes. Here’s a tweet from Andrew Krammer:Here’s a link to a more in-depth update on the practice squad moves. SKOLTwo years later, a look back on the day that changed Vikings history forever Most of us probably remember where we were when either an alert flashed across our phone or we checked Twitter and saw the news: Teddy Bridgewater had gone down with a serious knee injury.The news only got worse and worse as people started to comprehend the severity of the injury. And then came the Mike Zimmer press conference, where the visibly emotional coach recalled his wife’s passing when talking about the situation. It was an awful day for the Vikings community.On the field, the team had been gearing up for a Super Bowl run. Remember, this was a team that had come within seconds of winning a playoff game a year before (we won’t discuss why that didn’t happen). The backup quarterback was Shaun Hill. So Rick Spielman went out and made a blockbuster trade Chuck Foreman Jersey , sending a first round pick to the Eagles for Sam Bradford. The Eagles not only got a first round pick for a quarterback whose days in Philly were numbered, but they also cleared the way to give their starting job to rookie Carson Wentz. Had he not started in 2016, it’s very possible he wouldn’t have developed into an MVP candidate who helped the Eagles win the Super Bowl in the 2017 season.Meanwhile, in the first regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium, Bradford looked amazing, outplaying Aaron Rodgers en route to a Vikings win. The Vikings looked like the league’s best team for five weeks, until injuries derailed the season and ultimately caused them to miss the playoffs. They then didn’t have a first round pick. Shaun Hill was done, and the Vikings needed a new backup quarterback. There are two ways to look at what happened: Spielman knew he had to pay more attention to the position after the Bridgewater injury, so he went out and signed a guy with starting experience who’d shown potential in spots and had been an all-time great college quarterback.Spielman signed a journeyman backup who’d been given numerous chances and had never played well enough to keep a starting spot for a sustained period of time.Hello, Case Keenum.Nobody paid much attention to the signing. After all, Bradford was the starter, and Bridgewater was expected back at some point. Keenum wasn’t even a lock to make the roster.But then Bridgewater started the season on the PUP list and Bradford got injured after another incredible prime-time performance to open the season. So Keenum was the starter, and it looked like the Vikings were doomed.We all know what happened next. But because Keenum hadn’t played at a high level for multiple seasons, the Vikings were able to go in a different direction. And because Bridgewater hadn’t started a game since January 2016, the Vikings were able to go in a different direction. So Kirk Cousins, the top quarterback on the market, headed to the Vikings. It was probably the biggest free-agent signing in Minnesota since Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signed with the Wild in 2012 (feel free to debate this one). Both Keenum and Bradford will likely start the season as starting quarterbacks. Bridgewater was traded to the Saints yesterday, in a move that might set him up to be Drew Brees’ eventual successor. I really hope he gets another chance to be a starting quarterback. Here’s Ted’s “what if” on the whole situation, if you want to go down that road again. Think for a second, though, about how much everything has changed in these two years, and how it all happened because of one ill-fated dropback. And to end, here’s Zimmer on Bridgewater, right after he was drafted.“I said, ‘How’s your heart?’” Zimmer recalled. “He said, ‘Well, they said it was too big.’”