Minnesota Vikings Strategy and Personnel
Go get em Keneche.
The Vikings are making the best of a tough situation at right end with Ray Edwards suspended for the final four games of the regular season and Erasmus James out after having knee surgery.
This has meant extended playing time for rookie Brian Robison as well as Jayme Mitchell and recent pickup Otis Grigsby. The Vikings also are moving veteran left end Kenechi Udeze over to the right side on occasion.
It's an interesting move because Udeze played right end much of last season in James' absence and did not have a sack. Udeze, though, now has five sacks on the season to tie Edwards for the team lead after getting one Monday night against Chicago.
Udeze prefers playing on the left side, but clearly is more than willing to make the move from the base to rush end spot when needed.
--WR Sidney Rice missed a second consecutive practice Thursday and appears unlikely to play Sunday night against Washington.