Vikes back from bye, Sullivan, Shiancoe still out

The Minnesota Vikings are back from their bye week.

The team was on the practice field Monday, with every player on the roster present. However, two injured starters were not participating in the workout.

Center John Sullivan watched from the side, and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was jogging on his own. They each hurt leg muscles in the last game against Detroit on Sept. 26, but the Vikings have not specified their condition.

Already trailing Chicago and Green Bay by two wins, Minnesota faces a challenging month. The Vikings play road games against the Jets, Packers and Patriots, with their only October home contest a game against Dallas in a rematch of last year's playoff game.