Welcome to another Star Tribune mailbag, answering your Vikings questions via Twitter or email. Send your questions to @Andrew_Krammer or Andrew.Krammer@startribune.com and he'll answer a few each Friday. A: “Well, it’s not easy,” Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said this week. Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is the NFL’s best interior pass rusher and likely the league’s best interior defender overall.
Right tackle Mike Remmers returned to practice this week, providing hope he could make his way back to the playing field this Sunday from an Oct. 29 concussion. But Remmers wore a beanie instead of a helmet as he watched his teammates at the start of Friday’s practice, two days before the NFC North-leading Vikings (7-2) host the NFC West-leading Rams (7-2). The Vikings also appear likely to be without safety Andrew Sendejo, who has not practiced all week while resting groin and hamstring injuries.
Teddy Bridgewater’s dream of returning to the NFL field is very much within reach. It’s so close, no rational person could fault him for feeling frustrated as he’s been cleared by the Vikings medical staff to play, but will remain a backup Sunday against the Rams. But Bridgewater’s personality and signature smile don’t crack easily. So he says he’s going to “trust the process” as the NFC North-leading Vikings continue with Case Keenum at quarterback, at least for one more week.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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