At safety, veteran Terrell Edmunds and rookie Sydney Brown will be ready to play. Edmunds has started 75 of the 80 NFL games he has played in, and Brown made his debut in Week 1, showing off his physicality with some tough hits on special teams. Defensive coordinator Sean Desai will decide who will start alongside Justin Evans in Blankenship’s absence.
Second-year undrafted free agent Josh Jobe is expected to start in Bradberry’s place. He played late in the game against the Patriots when Bradberry came out. Jobe’s one-on-one push to push Kayshon Boutte out of bounds on fourth down with less than 30 seconds left sealed the Eagles’ victory.
Jobe played eight defensive snaps with one pass deflection and 21 special teams snaps, recording one tackle and one forced fumble.
“I’m very confident and comfortable with all the guys we’ve prepared and Josh is one of them,” Desai said.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox participated on a limited basis in practice this week (the team ran walk-throughs Monday through Wednesday) and is listed as questionable.
On the other end, the Vikings will be without starting center Garrett Bradbury, who suffered a back injury early in the Vikings’ Week 1 matchup with the Buccaneers. Austin Schlottmann will take his place.
Tackle Christian Darrisaw and linebacker Marcus Davenport were limited in practice with ankle injuries. They are listed as questionable for Thursday night’s game. – Written by Owen Boyle
#Vikings #Eagles #injury #report