Receiver runs but doesn't practice

Updated: October 23, 2004, 11:15 AM ET
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings receiver Randy Moss tested his strained right hamstring Friday, but his status for Minnesota's game against the Tennessee Titans likely will be a game-time decision.

Randy Moss
Wide Receiver
Minnesota Vikings
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2004 SEASON STATISTICS
Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
24 305 7 12.7 50 78

Moss ran on a treadmill but missed his third straight practice. Coach Mike Tice said Friday his star receiver looked "pretty good" and would do more work Saturday. Tice said he expected to decide Sunday morning whether to play Moss against the Titans.

"Certainly we know he's not 100 percent," Tice said. "We'll just weigh the options and see how it goes [Saturday]."

Tice said Moss, listed as questionable for Sunday's game, felt no soreness in the hamstring Friday.

Moss, who has played in 101 consecutive regular-season games, leads the league with eight touchdown catches. The All-Pro receiver was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday night's game in New Orleans when he tripped and fell after getting tangled up with Saints safety Jay Bellamy on a pass that was intercepted in the end zone.

Moss played on the Vikings' next possession, but he wasn't thrown to and went to the locker room after that drive. He cheered Minnesota's 38-31 victory from the sideline.

Tice also said running back Michael Bennett and middle linebacker E.J. Henderson continue to recover from their knee injuries. Bennett, who has been upgraded to probable from questionable, is expected to see limited action against the Titans as Tice slowly works him back into the offense. Henderson is in line to start on defense.

Weakside linebacker Chris Claiborne (calf) didn't practice and could be inactive for Sunday's game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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