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.
''I'm healed and I'm available. To what extent and how much they want to use me, that's totally up to them,'' Raymond said. ''I'm just going to go out and practice and try to make it feel as natural as possible and get back in the groove of things.''
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.
''We need to get him through an entire week of practice,'' Frazier said. ''We're going to give him a little bit more this week, and then we'll make a decision later in the week. All indications are he's impr...