HOUSTON — Rookie wide receiver K.J. Osborn once again has been activated by the Vikings.
Osborn was the team’s punt and kickoff returner for the first two games of the season in advance of staying inactive in last Sunday’s 31-30 decline to Tennessee. But he was in uniform for Sunday’s game towards Houston at NRG Stadium.
Inactive for the Vikings were cornerbacks Mike Hughes (neck) and Kris Boyd (hamstring) and broad receiver Tajae Sharpe, who all experienced been ruled out earlier, deal with Oli Udoh, defensive finish Eddie Yarbrough and defensive tackle James Lynch.
Osborn getting energetic is not an assurance he will return punts and kicks in opposition to the Texans. It was a uncomplicated final decision to activate him thanks to the a few gamers already obtaining been ruled out and the other 3 having often been inactive this time.
From the Titans, large receiver Chad Beebe returned punts and functioning back Ameer Abdullah kickoffs.
Cornerback Cameron Danzler returned soon after missing two game titles with a rib personal injury. With Hughes and Boyd out, the Vikings dressed just four cornerbacks and one, rookie Harrison Hand, has hardly ever performed a defensive snap in an NFL sport. Even so, safety George Iloka, elevated Saturday from the observe squad, is able to also participate in nickel again.
The Vikings introduced just before the sport that immediately after quick exams on Sunday they experienced no favourable tests all through the 7 days for coronavirus. Thanks to the Titans getting experienced a amount of gamers and team staff examination favourable, the Vikings shut the TCO General performance Center on Tuesday and Wednesday, which involved lacking 1 practice.