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Vikings vs. Rams injury report: Antoine Winfield listed as questionable, still hopes to play

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield missed practice on Friday with a knee injury, and is listed as a 50/50 shot to play in Week 15.

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After missing his third consecutive day of practice to close out the week, cornerback Antoine Winfield was the only Vikings player listed as questionable on Minnesota's official Week 15 injury report.

The 35-year-old defensive back continues to deal with moderate soreness in his knee, but told Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com that he still has no plans to miss his first game of the season this Sunday. Winfield, who is in his 14th season in the league, said that the reason he has missed so many practices recently is quite simple, and was a plan he and the coaching staff had devised all along.

"It's just rest," Winfield said. "Getting me ready to go so I can run around all 60, 70 plays or however many we have. Everything feels good. ... I don't think I've felt this good in my entire career. So it's working."

Winfield opened the week as one of 12 players on the Vikings' injury report, and it's a good bet that head coach Leslie Frazier will have all 12 men at his disposal this weekend. Two players, tailback Adrian Peterson and cornerback A.J. Jefferson, were limited on Friday as well, but are both listed as probable for Week 15. Although Jefferson suffered a concussion the previous week against Chicago, the third-year cornerback has already been tabbed as his team's starting cornerback to face the Rams.

Here is Minnesota's official Week 15 injury report:

Name Position Injury Wed. Thu. Fri. Game Status
Jared Allen
DE Shoulder FP FP FP probable
Robert Blanton
S Neck FP FP FP probable
Jasper Brinkley
LB Shoulder LP LP FP probable
Chris Cook
CB Arm LP LP FP probable
Letroy Guion DT Shin FP FP FP probable
A.J. Jefferson
CB Concussion DNP LP LP probable
Charlie Johnson
OT Ankle LP LP FP probable
Chris Kluwe
P Left Knee / Right Groin FP FP FP probable
Phil Loadholt
T Knee LP LP FP probable
Adrian Peterson
RB Abdomen LP DNP LP probable
Kyle Rudolph
TE Shoulder LP LP FP probable
Antoine Winfield
CB Knee DNP DNP DNP questionable

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