Vikings Thursday injury report: Dean Lowry, K.J. Osborn upgraded

Vikings' WR K.J. Osborn and DL Dean Lowry had limited participation in Thursday's practice.

Osborn, recovering from a concussion, showed progress in the protocol, possibly making him available against the Saints.

Rookie QB Jaren Hall, also in the protocol, has not practiced this week.

Osborn is known for his reliability in route-running and understanding of the team's offense.

If Osborn can't play, the Vikings' wide receiver lineup may include Addison, Powell, Jackson, and Harry.

Justin Jefferson is back at practice but won't be playing in the upcoming game.

DL Dean Lowry, recovering from a groin injury, practiced on Thursday, indicating potential availability for the weekend.

Lowry's role in the strong Vikings defensive tackle group is uncertain if he returns.

Practice squad DT T.J. Smith played in the previous game due to Lowry's absence.

Veteran Harrison Smith received a rest day during Thursday's practice.

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