Vikings’ Kevin O’Connell Makes Strong Statement on Benching Offensive Starter

Kevin O'Connell refused to say if recently signed lineman Dalton Risner will play in Week 3.

As fans continue to criticize the Vikings' offensive line, especially second-year guard Ed Ingram.

Who led the league in pressures allowed his first year, the 28-year-old lineman was one of the most anticipated free-agent signings.

When Risner visited the team's facilities in August, O'Connell said they discussed Risner's comfort transferring to the right side, Ingram's place.

Darrisaw is still sidelined by an ankle ailment from Week 2 and Bradbury has not practiced this week due to a back problem. 

Risner has played almost every position but would improve at either guard. Austin Schlottmann, who has replaced Bradbury this season, may be the best center.