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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

QB or not QB

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson said he wants to play in Sunday's game at Kansas City, especially coming off a four-interception performance at Detroit, but not if it hurts the team.

Coach Brad Childress said Jackson is day-to-day and the decision on his status for Sunday will be based strictly on his physical condition.

Jackson, who suffered a strained groin muscle in the 20-17 overtime loss to the Lions, was in uniform for the start of the afternoon practice, stretched and threw a few warm-up tosses, but just watched once the team started individual drills.

The Vikings don't have to declare his game status until Friday, so Jackson likely will be listed as having limited participation on today's injury report.

Childress said backups Kelly Holcomb and Brooks Bollinger would split repetitions if Jackson couldn't practice but gave no indication who would get the start if he can't go Sunday.

Two reasons to think Jackson has a legitimate chance to play: he held his usual Wednesday press conference and participated in a conference call with the Kansas City media.

In other injury news, running back Chester Taylor (bruised oblique muscle), fullback Tony Richardson (bruised forearm) and wide receiver Troy Williamson (hamstring) were participating in practice.

Safeties Darren Sharper and Dwight Smith (both muscle soreness) were in uniform but were not participating in individual drills.

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