Shiancoe, who was questionable due to a strained hamstring, is starting in Sunday's game against Atlanta but backup tight end Kyle Rudolph is out with a bruised quadriceps.|||||||
Shiancoe has topped 50 yards in only one of 10 games this season and has scored two touchdowns.
Shiancoe had team highs of six receptions for 58 yards in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Chiefs.|||||||
Shiancoe came into the game with four catches for 36 yards.
Shiancoe will be held out of Saturday's preseason game at Seattle.|||||||
Shiancoe is still working on a pulled hamstring that kept him out of the preseason opener.
Shiancoe has left the game with a leg injury, and his return is questionable. He was hurt early in the third quarter on Sunday against Detroit. Team trainers were working on the back of his right leg, in the hamstring area.|||||||
With the passing attack struggling, the Vikings can't afford to lose Shiancoe for a long time. He had 10 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown in their first two games, accounting for more than 40 percent of their passing production.
Shiancoe had six catches for 86 yards in the Vikings' 14-10 loss to Miami in Sunday's home opener.|||||||
It was another strong day for Shiancoe, who continued to be the favorite target of gunslinging Brett Favre. Shiancoe's owners should monitor the transaction wire for the next few weeks to make sure the panic-striken Vikings don't swing a deal for San Diego's Vincent Jackson, who could take that title away from the veteran tight end.