Herrera will play for the first time since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a game last November.|||||||
Herrera spoke to reporters after Thursday's practice for the first time all year and said he's excited for the opportunity to return to the lineup. Head coach Leslie Frazier says he believes Herrera has "something to prove" - that he's still a capable starter.
Herrera has been taken off the physically unable to perform list, slightly ahead of schedule with rehabilitation on his surgically repaired left knee. Herrera participated in much of Monday's practice. Coach Leslie Frazier said Herrera was back about a week earlier than expected and added that he could play a series in Saturday's exhibition game at Seattle, depending on how this week goes.|||||||
Herrera tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Green Bay last November. Chris DeGeare and Ryan Cook have been working at right guard in his absence.
Herrera is on IR with a torn left ACL.|||||||
The Vikings signed Herrera to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday.|||||||
Herrera, who took over for Artis Hicks as the starter for the Oct. 14 game at Chicago, has finally brought some stability to the unit. Undrafted out of Tennessee in 2004, Herrera has stuck around long enough to win the favor of two different coaching staffs. The extension was the biggest sign of the organization's confidence.