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Vikings Activate Jalen Nailor, Announce Roster Moves

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Saturday activated receiver Jalen Nailor, completing his return from a hamstring injury that landed him on Injured Reserve.

Nailor was active the first two weeks of the season, playing one snap on offense and 35 on special teams to open his second pro season. He had been poised to build off a strong finish to his rookie season but that has been delayed.

The Vikings also announced left tackle Christian Darrisaw's game status for Sunday at Atlanta has been downgraded to questionable. Darrisaw (groin) was added to the injury report Friday. Additionally, Chris Reed (foot) has been downgraded to out.

Minnesota used standard elevations for linebacker Nick Vigil and defensive lineman T.J. Smith from the team's practice squad.

Vigil was elevated in Week 8 for the first time in 2023. He played 13 special teams snaps at Green Bay.

Smith is being elevated for the first time in 2023. He has appeared in one game in each of the past two seasons for Minnesota.

The team also announced offensive lineman Coy Cronk has signed to their practice squad.

Cronk joins the Vikings after his release from the Jaguars practice squad. He first joined Jacksonville in 2021.

He was elevated from the Jaguars practice squad for the final three weeks of the 2022 regular season and both Jaguars playoff games that followed.

The Indiana native began his college career with the Hoosiers, starting 36 games at left tackle from 2016-18. He started four games in 2019 before suffering a season-ending injury.

He transferred to Iowa and started two games at right tackle before missing the final six contests of the pandemic-shortened season.

To make room for Cronk, the Vikings released offensive lineman Henry Byrd from the practice squad.