Recovering from gunshots, Vikings rookie likely out 1st half

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has been recovering from four gunshot wounds.

He likely won’t play in the first half of the season. Twyman was a sixth-round draft pick from Pittsburgh.

He was waived per NFL procedure and must clear before he can revert to the reserve/non-football injury list and not count against the 90-player roster limit.

The reserve designation means he can’t start practicing with the team until six weeks into the regular season and can’t play in the first eight games.