3:11 PM -The first injury reports of the week were just released by both the Vikings and the Eagles.
For Minnesota, both TE MyCole Pruitt (knee/ankle) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not participate at practice Wednesday.
WR Stefon Diggs (groin), WR Jarius Wright (ankle), T Jeremiah Sirles (knee), and WR Laquon Treadwell (thumb) were limited in participation at practice.
T Brandon Fusco (concussion), G Alex Boone (knee), and LB Anthony Barr (ankle) were all full participants at practice.
For Philadelphia, CB Ron Brooks (calf), C Jason Kelce (foot), DT Bennie Logan (groin), and DE Marcus Smith (groin) did not particpate in Wednesday's practice.
G Allen Barbre (ankle), LB Mychal Kendricks (ribs), and WR Jordan Matthews (knee) were all limited participants at practice.
CB Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) and S Rodney McLeod (shoulder) were full participants at practice Wednesday.
2:32 PM - Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz grew up in North Dakota and naturally gravitated toward the closest NFL team — the Vikings.
But don't expect Wentz to be nostalgic on Sunday when he goes up against Minnesota, the lone unbeaten team in the league.
Wentz spoke to the Twin Cities media on Wednesday and said while he has fond memories of being a Vikings fan, he won't be rooting for the Purple in any way, shape or form.
"At this stage of my life, it's kind of part of the business," Wentz said. "You no longer have a favorite team or anything like that but it will be cool at the same time.
"I grew up a Vikings fan without a doubt and obviously I followed them for years. It will be a special one," he added. "But they present a great challenge and that's the most exciting part. They're coming in to our place and obviously they're 5-0 and we're looking to change that."
12:18 PM - The Vikings current offensive line is not the collection of players one would have imagined in May.
But as injuries have mounted within the unit, player after player has stepped up to answer the call.
"We're all here to do a job and here to do a job well," said Vikings right tackle Jeremiah Sirles, who has stepped in for Andre Smith, who is on injured reserve. "We're not going to let other people make excuses for us.
"We're just going to go out there and keep working and keep doing the best we can for this team," he added.
On the left side, T.J. Clemmings is now in for Matt Kalil, who is also on injured reserve.
Sirles filled in for left guard Alex Boone when he was injured against Carolina while guard Zac Kerin stepped up to fill Brandon Fusco's spot against Houston when Fusco left with a concussion.
"It's next man up and we've done a nice job," Sirles said. "Zac really did come in and play really well, and Nick (Easton) came in as the heavy tight end and had a nice game.
"Everyone prepares like they're going to be a starter and I think that's shown as guys have kind of gotten thrown in there," he added.
Center Joe Berger has been the mainstay on the offensive line as players have shuffled in around him.
Berger said the unit has adapted well to one new face after another trying to protect quarterback Sam Bradford.
"It's always nice to play next to the same guys," Berger said. "But at the same time, that's kind of what we do as an offensive line, roll guys in and out.
"We've been doing that since the beginning of camp and you kind of get comfortable playing next to whoever is next to you."
11:36 AM - Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer just wrapped up his Wednesday media session.
Zimmer said part of the message to the team this week is it isn't Sam Bradford vs. Carson Wentz. It's the Vikings (5-0) against the Eagles (3-2).
Aside from fielding several questions about Bradford's success with the Vikings since being acquired from the Eagles on Sept. 3, Zimmer also provided updates to a couple of other parts of the team, including at offensive tackle.
He said that T.J. Clemmings and Jeremiah Sirles will start the week with the first team at left and right tackle, respectively. Clemmings has started the Vikings past three games at left tackle after Matt Kalil was placed on injured reserve. Sirles replaced Andre Smith against the Giants and started at right tackle for the first time against the Texans.
The Vikings added veteran Jake Long during their bye week. Zimmer said the evaluation of Long has been very short so far, with just two unpadded practices. He said the Vikings will practice in pads for the first time since acquiring Long at 1 p.m. (CT) today.
11:34 AM - In his podium session with Twin Cities media members, Sam Bradford discussed returning to Philadelphia this weekend to play against his former team.
"My approach is just trying to keep it as normal as possible this week. I think I owe it to all the guys in the locker room to not try to do anything special, not try to do anything extra," Bradford said. "Just treat it as I would any other game."
Since being traded to the Vikings on Sept. 3, Bradford said he's experienced a "whirlwind of emotions."
"I've probably felt a little bit of everything," Bradford said. "I didn't really have a lot of time to think about things ... I was obviously very excited for the opportunity that I was given in Minnesota. I'm still excited about it. I think there's a great group of guys in this locker room."
Added Bradford later: "It's nice to start the way we have, but our goals are not to start 5-0. Our goals are much greater than that."
Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Eagles.
10:16 AM - With both of Sunday's probable starting quarterbacks spending the 2016 offseason program under Doug Pederson's guidance in Philadelphia, it's no surprise that Vikings QB Sam Bradford and Eagles QB Carson Wentz were the primary focus of Pederson's conference call with Twin Cities media members Wednesday morning.
Pederson said his initial plan was to start Bradford, have Chase Daniel as the second quarterback and Wentz as the third-string QB.
That plan changed when Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee in practice on Aug. 30, and the Vikings began surveying potentially available quarterbacks. Minnesota executed a trade with Philadelphia, acquiring Bradford for draft picks, including a first-round selection in 2017.
"I was excited to have Sam to kick this season off for us," Pederson said. "He came out of training camp playing extremely well. His last preseason game was that Indianapolis game. He played extremely well, and it was exciting to see that. He's such an accurate thrower … throws a very accurate, catchable football. I was just excited to see what he could do in this system and offense and was looking for some big things from Sam in our system."
Pederson said he "was a little shocked" initially when learning of the possibility of the trade. He worked with Eagles Owner Jeffrey Lurie and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman on the decision.
"We had to make a decision and say, 'What's the best for the Philadelphia Eagles? What's the best for all of the players involved?' Obviously, Teddy Bridgewater's injury is an unfortunate deal and I hope he's doing great, but at the same time, this was a great opportunity for Sam," Pederson said. "He's going to a playoff team, a great football team, an opportunity to start and play and do well. For us, it was just a matter of pulling the trigger with Carson and saying, 'Hey, you're our guy and we've got to get you coached up and ready to play.' It was truly a win-win once the dust settled on everything."
Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, is 4-0 as a starter with the Vikings. He leads the NFL with a completion percentage of 70.4 and ranks second with a passer rating of 109.8. Bradford is scheduled to speak with Twin Cities media members at 11 a.m. (CT).
Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in 2016, won his first three starts with the Eagles, who dropped their past two games on the road. He has completed 65 percent of his passes and ranks eighth in the NFL with a rating of 99.9. Wentz is schedule to participate in a conference call at 1:30 p.m. (CT).
9:30 AM - Vikings.com staff members Mike Wobschall (@Wobby), Lindsey Young (@LindseyMNSports), Eric Smith (@EricLSmith), Craig Peters (@pcraigers), and Chris Corso (CACorso) will provide some quick hitters on this page that will be updated throughout a busy media Wednesday at Winter Park.
On the docket today is a morning podium session for Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer and quarterback Sam Bradford. Available players will also speak during open locker room.
Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson had a conference call with the Twin Cities media earlier this morning and quarterback Carson Wentz will speak over the phone in the afternoon.
The Vikings have the practice this afternoon, and both teams will release their first injury reports.
Follow the running log below for Wednesday's news going forward and in the meantime check out Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer's Monday press conference and videos from the players open locker room after Monday's workout coming out of the bye week: