Vikings Preseason Finale Could Be Interesting For Safeties

The Minnesota Vikings' defensive backfield is struggling with injury problems, so much so that the team is expected to scan the waiver wire for safeties just to get through their preseason finale against the Houston Texans.

1500-ESPN reports that the team is down to three healthy safeties for Thursday's outing. Mistral Raymond is suffering from back spasms, Andrew Sendejo has a sprained ankle and Eric Frampton has been dealing with a groin strain that came about in Friday's loss to San Diego.

With NFL teams required to cut down their rosters -- many have already done so -- the Vikings have no shortage of options to bring onto their roster. That would provide immediate help for a quick turnaround this week.

Harrison Smith, Jamarca Sanford and Robert Blanton are the only healthy safeties left on the roster, and ESPN's Tom Pelissero reports that Raymond probably still holds a lead on Sanford to start alongside Smith.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, take a peek at Daily Norseman or hit up SB Nation's NFL hub.

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