Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said he isn't sure Tate will be active this week even though he practiced with the team for the first time Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He got some reps and was in the blitz pickup. He was in everything, so we'll see how fast he gets. It was a quick day for him," Zimmer said.
Rubio (ankle) has been cleared to do some light walking and hopes to return by the end of the year, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Maybe January or Christmas. My family is coming for Christmas, so I hope they can see me playing. But I donít know the time," he said.
The No. 17 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during pre-qualifying inspection Nov. 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, NASCAR PR reports.