EAGAN, Minn. - A Vikings defense that experienced considerable turnover in the offseason is encountering depth challenges brought by early in-season injuries.
As Minnesota (0-2) began preparing on the practice field Wednesday for Sunday's game against Tennessee (2-0), the Vikings were again without rookie Cameron Dantzler, who missed all of last week because of a rib injury.
Cornerback Mike Hughes (neck), running back Mike Boone (concussion) and linebacker Troy Dye (foot) also did not practice Wednesday.
Tackle Riley Reiff (ankle) was listed as a limited participant Wednesday.
Injuries have quickly decimated the Vikings depth at linebacker. Ben Gedeon remains on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, and Cameron Smith is on Reserve/Non-Football Illness as he recovers from heart surgery. Anthony Barr was placed on Injured Reserve Monday.
Titans Injury Report: Tennessee listed 10 players on its injury report Wednesday.
Receiver A.J. Brown (knee), cornerbacks Malcolm Butler (quad) and Chris Jackson (hamstring), tackle Dennis Kelly (illness), linebacker Derick Roberson (illness) and tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) did not practice.
Linebacker Vik Beasley, Jr. (knee), offensive lineman Jamil Douglas (hand), running back Darrynton Evans (hamstring) and cornerback Johnathan Joseph (calf) fully participated.
DNP - Did not participate in practice
LP - Limited participation in practice
FP - Full participation
(-) - Not listed