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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

QB update

Coach Brad Childress said starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is "continuing through the process" of recovering from the concussion he suffered during the second quarter of Sunday's 35-17 win over San Diego.

Childress said Jackson passed the last of his five concussion tests and got in some running during the morning walk-through with no ill effects.

Jackson said he planned to do some work during the afternoon practice but wouldn't take any chances with what he called "a serious matter."

"If I feel good, I'm going to go out there and play," he said.

Childress said Brooks Bollinger would start Sunday's game at Green Bay if Jackson is unable to.

Childress said Tuesday's decision to sign veteran backup Koy Detmer "made the most sense to us" because of his 10 seasons of experience in Philadelphia, which runs basically the same West Coast offense as the Vikings.

Detmer, 34, said he was working with his brother in an Austin, Texas, investment company when he got Childress' call and is excited for the opportunity.

"You need to get your feet on the ground and all that," he said, "but I feel comfortable with the offense. I feel good about going out there and executing. Turn around and hand it to Adrian (Peterson)."

With Jackson and Kelly Holcomb (neck) both recovering from injuries, Detmer could be the No. 2 quarterback in Sunday's game.

Notes: Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, who has some inflammation in his left knee, was the only player missing for the start of practice.

Cornerback Antoine Winfield (hamstring) returned to practice, as did wide receiver Troy Williamson, who missed the San Diego game to attend his grandmother's funeral.


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