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Minnesota Vikings DT Shariff Floyd is “100% fine”


The Minnesota Vikings lost defensive tackle Kevin Williams to a knee injury following a low block. That could open up playing time for first-round draft pick Shariff Floyd, his back up. Floyd how ever has been battling his own injury and had a knee procedure. Sources have told USA Today’s Tom Pelissero that Floyd is “100% fine” and available for the season opener if needed.

Floyd is only one week removed from his knee operation and already ready to go. He’ll get at least a couple weeks of reps with the first team ahead of the season opener if Williams MRI turns up a serious knee injury.

Meanwhile, Kevin Williams was upset about the block that led to his injury.

“I was just upset that I’m getting cut 11 years in (the NFL) from a guy who I don’t even know,” Williams said, via the Minnesota Star Tribune. “I figure between the pain and the fact he cut me when I wasn’t looking was my reaction.”

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