Patterson, Munnerlyn sit out Monday

MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings won't see Cordarrelle Patterson and Captain Munnerlyn on the practice field until Wednesday at the earliest.

Coach Mike Zimmer said on Monday afternoon that the Vikings will hold the receiver and cornerback out of the team's night practice at Blakeslee Stadium to give each one a little more time to treat a foot injury and a strained hamstring, respectively. The Vikings are off on Tuesday, and Zimmer said he's hopeful both players will be able to return soon after the off day.

Patterson, who did not participate in the Vikings' morning walkthrough, will again do some individual drills during the team's practice on Monday night. Munnerlyn, who said he initially strained his hamstring while working out in Mobile, Alabama, before the start of Vikings training camp, said he will stay in Mankato through the Vikings' off day to do more rehab work on his hamstring.

"I think it will be real close to when we get back. Maybe. I don’t know," Zimmer said. "They’re going to work him out again. I think he’s real close. It won’t be long.”