Two key Saints, right tackle Zach Strief and nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley, are active for the game vs. Carolina after being listed as questionable with ankle injuries. Both practiced on a limited basis Friday.
Vikings backup running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) has a little better chance of playing Sunday against the Eagles than Adrian Peterson (foot), coach Leslie Frazier told ESPN.com. Gerhart tweaked his hamstring late in the Week 14 loss at Baltimore.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said running back Adrian Peterson, who has a sprained foot, will try to practice Friday, reports ESPN.com. Frazier said Peterson is no longer in a walking boot and will do rehab in a pool.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday quarterback Christian Ponder has been cleared to return after sitting out Sunday's game against the Ravens with a concussion. However, Frazier said he hasn't made a decision on who will start at quarterback Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes "should miss a few weeks" with the ankle injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Week 14 loss at Baltimore, reports NFL Network. Rhodes has 48 tackles and a forced fumble this season.