​The Vikings were missing six players due to injury

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      in last Sunday’s loss to the Saints Detroit Lions T-Shirt , but they may be getting some of them back in the lineup this week.Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle),running back Dalvin Cook (hamstring), left tackle Riley Reiff (foot) and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) were all on the field as the team began working ahead of Sunday’s game against the Lions. Rhodes only missed last Sunday’s game, but the other three have been out for multiple games while dealing with their maladies.Guard Tom Compton (knee) and linebacker Anthony Barr (hamstring) remained out after missing the game against New Orleans. They were joined by the sideline by a player who was in the lineup throughout the loss.Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was not in uniform or working during the portion of practice open to the media. It’s not clear what is bothering Diggs and the team’s injury report will shed more light on that front.UPDATE 4:24 p.m. ET: Diggs was listed with a rib injury.Report: Packers, Vikings among 4 teams to put in a claim for former Lions DE Anthony Zettel On Thursday Detroit Lions Hats , the Cleveland Browns were awarded former Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel off of waivers. The Browns, having finished last in the NFL in 2017, had top waiver priority of all teams, so even if anyone else had put in a claim for Zettel, the Browns would get him. And that left Lions fans wondering: Were there any other teams interested in adding Zettel? We now have our answer Detroit Lions Hoodie , thanks to ESPN’s Field Yates.According to Yates, a total of four teams put in a claim for Zettel: the Browns, Chargers, Packers and Vikings. It’s those last two teams that are the most interesting of the bunch. Had Zettel, who was very popular in Detroit Cheap Customized Detroit Lions Jerseys , gone to a division rival, some fans would’ve been inconsolable. It’s also interesting to see that the Vikings were in on Zettel, because Minnesota’s defensive line is already pretty darn strong. Danielle Hunter and Everson Griffen combine to form one of the best starting defensive end duos in the league. However, Zettel would probably be in the mix for a depth position. Backups Stephen Weatherly (seventh-round pick in 2016) and Tashawn Bower (undrafted in 2017) have combined for just 1.0 total sacks. As for the Packers, had the Browns not put in a claim www.thelionsfootballauthentic.com , they would’ve been awarded Zettel due to their 13th spot in the priority list (based on last year’s standings). It would have been interesting to see how Green Bay would’ve used him in their 3-4 base defense. Regardless, Zettel went to the Browns, where he’ll be out of the Lions’ hair for years to come. We wish him well over in the AFC.