Blanton got more playing time with Andrew Sendejo leaving in the first quarter with a knee injury. If both Sendejo and Harrison Smith (knee) remain sidelined, Blanton could be in line to start next week. However, Blanton is likely behind Antone Exum if one of the injured safeties can return.
Minnesota Vikings safety Robert Blanton is likely to start at strong safety this week against Denver Pioneers with Andrew Sendejo out with a knee injury, ESPN reports.
Blanton had lost out on the starting job and had a limited role off the bench as he didn't even play a snap on defense in Week 2. He should get a full workload Sunday with Sendejo out.
Sendejo was the surprise starter after it appeared that Blanton had won the starting job. Coach Mike Zimmer called the starting strong safety job 'fluid' so it's not clear who will start in Week 2.
The list includes safety
The Vikings are currently 6-point favorites against Chicago Sunday.
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