Dalvin Cook in, Everson Griffen out for Vikings on Friday night

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Cook will play in his first game since knee surgery; Griffen will miss another preseason game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Dalvin Cook's wait is over. The second-year running back is expected to play on Friday as the Minnesota Vikings host the Seattle Seahawks in the third preseason game for both teams.

Everson Griffen's return is still on hold.

Griffen has been out for two weeks as he deals with an undisclosed injury. The Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported that Griffen sustained a cut on his leg that became infected.

Cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Mike Hughes (undisclosed), receivers Stacy Coley and Tavarres King, running back Mack Brown, safety Jack Tocho and offensive lineman Josh Andrews aren't expected to play for Minnesota. Center Pat Elflein is still out while on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Cook will make his return after recovering from knee surgery. He tore the ACL in his left knee in the fourth regular season game as a rookie last year at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Alexander left last week's game early with an ankle injury. Hughes missed practice all week with an undisclosed injury.

Missing another game could be costly for Coley and King as they fight for one of the final roster spots at receiver behind Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell. Brandon Zylstra will return after missing last week's game. Also in the hunt for a receiver spot are Kendall Wright, Cayleb Jones, Chad Beebe, Jeff Badet, Korey Robertson and Jake Weineke.