Audio: Vikings' Cook, Loadholt, Rudolph on Bucs, Chargers


Eric Nelson from interviews Vikings Chris Cook, Phil Loadholt and Kyle Rudolph at Winter Park in advance of Sunday's home opener against Tampa Bay.

Eric Nelson interviews Chris Cook 9-14-11

Eric Nelson interviews Phil Loadholt 9-14-11

Eric Nelson interviews Kyle Rudolph 9-14-11

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Loadholt & Sullivan miss practice

Christian Ponder might be running for his life Sunday against the Packers. The Vikings could be without two starting offensive lineman. Phil Loadholt (knee) and John Sullivan (concussion) were injured against the Bears and didn't practice Wednesday.

Ray Edwards vs. Phil Loadholt

Ray Edwards had some good practice battles against Phil Loadholt when he played for the Vikings. Edwards now lines up for the Atlanta Falcons, and he'll meet Loadholt in a game for the first time when the Vikings play the Falcons Sunday.

Harvin & Loadholt expect to play Sunday

Percy Harvin's sore ribs kept him out of practice Wednesday but he expects to play Sunday against the Packers. Meanwhile, right tackle Phil Loadholt has an injured knee but also said he plans on playing against Green Bay.

Rudolph wants an increased role

Kyle Rudolph hasn't had many footballs thrown his way this season. When the ball is thrown his way he usually catches it. Rudolph says he was blessed with big hands, and he's patiently waiting to use those hands to catch more footballs.