Vikings officially list receiver Justin Jefferson as questionable on injury report

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The mystery surrounding star receiver Justin Jefferson will continue for a little bit longer. After being a limited participant in practice, Jefferson is officially being listed as questionable for the Vikings heading into Sunday night’s game against the Broncos in Denver.

Though head coach Kevin O’Connell confirmed that Jefferson has started to ramp it up as he recovers from his hamstring injury, it’s notable that he still hasn’t been a full participant in practice. It’s unclear if that would need to happen before the Vikings feel comfortable putting him back on the field.

“He had another really good week,” O’Connell said. “We will get together and make sure we’re making the best decision for him when the time time is right, with, as Justin stated, his full input, as well.”

Mattison participates in full

After clearing concussion protocol on Friday, running back Alexander Mattison was a full participant in practice. He is officially listed as questionable, which, at the very least, suggests there’s a chance he will be available for the Vikings when they play the Broncos.

If Mattison is able to play, he would more than likely be the starter, with fellow running back Ty Chandler mixing in as a change of pace.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Vikings handle the reps between Mattison and Chandler moving forward. Never mind the fact that Mattison brings more experience to the backfield. It’s undeniable that Chandler has looked more explosive with the ball in his hands.

Mullens could be ready

After being designated for return from injured reserve this week, backup quarterback Nick Mullens could suit up for the Vikings on Sunday. He is officially be listed as questionable. That’s good news considering rookie quarterback Jaren Hall has been ruled out as he continues to work through the concussion protocol.

“Just not quite there yet,” O’Connell said of Hall. “We want to make sure out of precaution that we’re allowing Jaren to finish up the last phases.”


After missing practice this week, cornerback Akayleb Evans (calf) has been ruled out for Sunday. Meanwhile, quarterback Josh Dobbs (ankle), tight end T.J. Hockenson (ribs), receiver K.J. Osborn (concussion) and defensive tackle Dean Lowry (groin) do not have injury designations.

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