With Cook down, Vikings could get Raymond's return

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings could have safety Mistral Raymond back in action this weekend, one step toward some depth in a secondary that's sure to be tested during the second half of the season.

Raymond hurt his right ankle in the Sept. 23 game against San Francisco and hasn't played since because of what the team described as a bone bruise. The second-year player from South Florida has been practicing, however, and coach Leslie Frazier said Monday "it looks that way" when asked if Raymond would suit up for Sunday's game at Seattle.

Jamarca Sanford took over Raymond's starting spot, and he's likely to keep that for now while Raymond is brought back up to speed. But cornerback Chris Cook is out with a broken right arm, so the Vikings can use all the healthy bodies they can find.

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