Adam Thielen to play against Eagles despite back injury
Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen will play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles with a chance to reach the Super Bowl in his home state. But he’ll be doing so in plenty of pain.
The standout receiver suffered a couple slight fractures in his back last week against the New Orleans Saints, sources said. He is active for the NFC Championship Game.
The former undrafted free agent-turned-Pro Bowler has emerged as one of the feel-good stories in the NFL, setting new career highs with 91 receptions and 1,276 yards for his hometown team. And with a chance to help take the Vikings to a hometown Super Bowl, he won’t miss it no matter how much pain he’s in.
All you’re doing is advertising all these younger guys for fans to figure out and pick up on and choose as their favorite driver, Busch said during the NASCAR preseason media days at the Charlotte Convention Center. I think it’s stupid. I don’t know, I’m not the marketing genius that’s behind this deal.
So I just do what I can do, and my part of it is what my part is.
NASCAR has a slew of Cup drivers younger than 25: Ryan Blaney (24), Darrell Wallace Jr. (24), Alex Bowman (24) Chase Elliott (22), Erik Jones (21) and William Byron (20). Blaney does a podcast for NASCAR, and NASCAR often uses the young drivers on its social media channels.
The day’s other significant quarterback news was Tyrod Taylor’s restructured deal to remain with the Buffalo Bills. There had been speculation that the Bills, after hiring Sean McDermott as their new head coach, might move on from Taylor. That would have put the Bills in the market for a new starter, and it would have given other quarterback-needy teams a capable candidate.