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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense30th116.5 (12th)192.5 (29th)
Defense12th118.9 (20th)223.5 (7th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
44Asiata, Matt RB6-02347/24/19873Utah
23Banyard, Joe RB5-1020511/12/19882Texas-El Paso
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/1992RUCLA
61Berger, Joe G6-53055/25/198210Michigan Tech
36Blanton, Robert SS6-12009/7/19893Notre Dame
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221011/10/1992RLouisville
54Brinkley, Jasper MLB6-12527/12/19856South Carolina
57Cole, Audie MLB6-52396/1/19893North Carolina State
95Crichton, Scott DE6-327310/30/1991ROregon State
62Ducasse, Vladimir G6-532510/15/19875Massachusetts
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525010/3/19883USC
32Exum, Antone CB6-02192/27/1991RVirginia Tech
42Felton, Jerome FB6-02487/3/19867Furman
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33055/28/19912Florida
86Ford, Chase TE6-62557/19/19902Miami (Fla.)
52Greenway, Chad OLB6-32371/12/19839Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19875USC
8Harnish, Chandler QB6-22227/28/19881Northern Illinois
79Harris, Michael T6-531812/5/19883UCLA
50Hodges, Gerald OLB6-22431/17/19912Penn State
15Jennings, Greg WR6-01959/21/19839Western Michigan
12Johnson, Charles WR6-22152/27/19892Grand Valley State
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19844Southern Mississippi
74Johnson, Charlie G6-43055/2/19849Oklahoma State
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432310/10/19885East Carolina
75Kalil, Matt T6-73087/6/19893USC
48Line, Zach FB6-12334/26/19902Southern Methodist
71Loadholt, Phil T6-83431/21/19866Oklahoma
18Locke, Jeff P6-02039/27/19892UCLA
46Loeffler, Cullen LS6-52411/27/198111Texas
56Mauti, Michael ILB6-22431/19/19902Penn State
31McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92085/3/1992RGeorgia Southern
24Munnerlyn, Captain CB5-91954/10/19886South Carolina
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19912Tennessee
28Peterson, Adrian RB6-12173/21/19858Oklahoma
7Ponder, Christian QB6-22292/25/19884Florida State
27Prater, Shaun CB5-1019010/27/19893Iowa
39Price, Jabari CB5-102008/31/1992RNorth Carolina
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12106/19/19902Florida State
21Robinson, Josh CB5-101991/8/19913Central Florida
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/19838Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-625911/9/19894Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew FS6-12009/9/19874Rice
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19874Minnesota
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19893Notre Dame
93Stephen, Shamar DT6-53102/25/1991RConnecticut
65Sullivan, John C6-43018/8/19857Notre Dame
33Tate, Ben RB5-102208/21/19885Auburn
19Thielen, Adam WR6-21958/22/19901Minnesota State
3Walsh, Blair K5-101921/8/19903Georgia
58Watts, Brandon OLB6-22311/21/1991RGeorgia Tech
72Wentworth, Austin G6-43155/10/1990RFresno State
99Wootton, Corey DT6-62706/22/19875Northwestern
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1018011/25/19893Arkansas
66Yankey, David G6-63151/18/1992RStanford
Injured Players
16Cassel, Matt (IR) QB6-42285/17/198210USC
49DeCicco, Dom (IR) LB6-32359/11/19883Pittsburgh
63Fusco, Brandon (IR) G6-43067/26/19884Slippery Rock
78Richardson, Antonio (IR) T6-63002/24/1992RTennessee
64Samuda, Josh (IR) G6-331512/23/19882Massachusetts
Practice Squad
13Colter, Kain WR6-01955/24/1992RNorthwestern
7Devlin, Pat QB6-32204/12/19884Delaware
76Faciane, Isame DT6-43025/11/1991RFlorida International
2Foster, Donte WR6-119311/10/1990ROhio U.
33Greenwood, Chris DB6-11937/10/19893Albion
49Kaddu, Josh LB6-32523/12/19903Oregon
59Kerin, Zac C6-53058/13/1991RToledo
82Otten, Ryan TE6-62414/7/19901San Jose State
94Trattou, Justin DE6-42508/28/19883Florida
43Williams, Dominique RB5-92059/2/1990RWagner
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Minnesota6-5314.16-3287.625.82233
 
 
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Position Listing
Greg Jennings
News
Vikings wideout Greg Jennings found the end zone against his former team Week 12.

Jennings gained just 38 yards, but made his last catch matter. With time running out, Jennings hauled in a 5 yard touchdown pass from Teddy Bridgewater, bringing the Vikings within three points. Jennings finished with four catches on six targets. He finished third in receiving yards.

Jennings will look for more Week 13 against the Panthers. 

Ben Tate
News
Vikings running back Ben Tate will be active and have a role on offense Sunday against the Packers, a source told NFL Network. Tate joined the Vikings just four days ago after being claimed off waivers from the Browns.

The Vikings' backfield is banged up heading into Week 12. Running back Matt Asiata will be sidelined due to a concussion, while running back Jerick McKinnon is listed as probable due to a lower back injury.

Corey Wootton
News
The Vikings have placed 11 players on their Friday injury report, but only two have been deemed worse than questionable. They are ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) and doubtful linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring).

Guard Vladimir Ducasse (knee), safety Antone Exum (ankle) and cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle) are questionable. The probables are tight end Chase Ford (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle), cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), safety Harrison Smith (ankle), center John Sullivan (concussion) and defensive end Corey Wootton (back).

Vladimir Ducasse
News
The following players were ruled inactive for the Vikings Sunday afternoon against the Buccaneers in Week 8: Zach Line, Gerald Hodges, Brandon Watts, Vladimir Ducasse, David Yankey, Scott Crichton and Kyle Rudolph.
Charles Johnson
News
Through the first 10 weeks of the season, the Vikings rarely used second-year receiver Charles Johnson , however he put together his second solid game in a row in Week 12's 24-21 loss the Packers.

Coming off a six-catch, 87-yard performance, Johnson was once a again a huge part of the team's plans Sunday. Johnson was targeted a team-high 11 times in the game, and though he only caught three of those passes, he led the team with 52 yards receiving. Johnson also hauled in his first career touchdown, a 22-yard pass in the second quarter, giving him his first career double-digit Fantasy scoring day.

Johnson is a pretty unheralded player, so his recent breakout comes as a huge surprise. However, with Cordarrelle Patterson's inability to step up all season long, he is taking advantage of the opportunity given to him. He is at least worth a look on waivers in deeper leagues, if you need help at receiver, though it would be awfully tough to rely on him as a starter. 

Justin Trattou
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Antonio Richardson
Injury
Robert Blanton
News
Vikings defensive back Robert Blanton recorded a team-high 10 tackles, including seven solo, Week 3 at New Orleans. He has yet to record fewer than six tackles in a game this season.
Chad Greenway
News
As expected, the Vikings have ruled tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) out for Week 7 at Buffalo. Other players ruled out on the final injury report were: linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and defensive end Corey Wootton (lower back).

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) and linebacker Chad Greenway (hand, rib) were deemed questionable, while cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (hip), tight end Chase Ford (foot), safety Harrison Smith (ankle) and linebacker Michael Mauti (illness) were officially ruled probable for Sunday.
Chris Greenwood
News
The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53.

The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew.

The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton.

Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.

Cullen Loeffler
News
Vikings defensive back Chris Cook (knee), linebacker Larry Dean (knee), offensive lineman Brandon Fusco (knee), long snapper Cullen Loeffler (hand) and defensive back Marcus Sherels (shoulder), who were all listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 16 at Cincinnati.
Audie Cole
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
Kyle Rudolph
News
The Vikings eased tight end Kyle Rudolph back into action last week, but he got more involved in the offense in Week 12 against the Packers Sunday.

Rudolph went from zero targets in his first game back to five Sunday, and he ended up second on the team with three receptions for 50 yards, his best showing since Week 2. It will be interesting to see how his snap count usage went, however he was the only tight end on the roster who had more than 15 yards in the game.

That Rudolph would be worked back in slowly while working his way back from surgery is no surprise, but he should have a solid role moving forward. The Vikings need weapons for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to throw to, so he might lean on Rudolph down the stretch. He is still available in half of CBSSports.com leagues, and might be a solid pick up right now. 

Marcus Sherels
News
Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels was shaken up on a punt after taking a shot from a Rams player Sunday.

The trainers looked at Sherels' side, but the team soon announced that he would return to action. The returner has yet to receive an opportunity to bring one back in the first half.

Kain Colter
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Michael Mauti
News
The Vikings have listed RB Matt Asiata, FB Zach Line, LB Michael Mauti, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey, G Austin Wentworth and DT Sharrif Floyd as inactive Week 12 against the Packers. 

Asiata was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. He's dealing with a concussion. Floyd was listed as questionable. He has a knee issue. The other five players listed are healthy scratches. 

Matt Cassel
News
The Vikings put quarterback Matt Cassel on injured reserve, ending his season. Cassel broke several bones in his foot in Sunday's loss in New Orleans.

Rookie Teddy Bridgewater takes over as Minnesota's full-time starter. He hit 12 of 20 throws for 150 yards and ran six times for 27 yards against the Saints.

"Moving forward, I think I am definitely going to be ready," Bridgewater said. "I just need to get more practice reps throughout the week."

Injury
Toe - IR. Out for season
Everson Griffen
News
A first glance at the injury report produced Friday by the Vikings for their Week 12 game against Green Bay might lead one to believe that many will be among the missing. But a closer look reveals eight probables among the 13 players listed.

That group includes seven who are ailing. They are running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back), offensive tackle Mike Harris (ankle), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), defensive ends Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin).

Xavier Rhodes
News
The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 

Donte Foster
News
The Vikings announced they added quarterback Chandler Harnish, receiver Donte Foster and safety Pierre Warren to the practice squad. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was released from the squad.
Shamar Stephen
News
The Vikings signed first-round defensive end Anthony Barr and seventh-round defensive tackle Shamar Stephen to rookie contracts. Barr's four-year deal includes a fifth-year option and a $7.6 million signing bonus.
Captain Munnerlyn
News
The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 

Antone Exum
News
Vikings safety Antone Exum, cornerback Jabari Price, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey, guard Austin Wentworth and tight Kyle Rudolph were among the team's inactives Week 9 vs. Washington.
Matt Asiata
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that running back Matt Asiata is still going through the league's concussion protocol, per the Star Tribune. Asiata suffered the injury in Week 10 and was unable to play on Sunday vs. Green Bay.

Asiata has rushed for 279 yards and six touchdowns this season. He will need to be medically cleared by a independent neurologist in order to play Week 13 against the Panthers.

Injury
Concussion - Missed Week 12 vs. Green Bay
Tom Johnson
News
The Vikings are expected to sign former Saints defensive lineman Tom Johnson on Thursday, reports ESPN. The deal is expected to be for one-year and $845,000 but could pay him up to another $600,000 in incentives.

Johnson, who played defensive end in the Saints' 3-4 scheme, had interest from the Cowboys, Bears, Dolphins and Seahawks in addition to the Vikings.

Pat Devlin
News
The Dolphins re-signed No. 3 quarterback Pat Devlin, an exclusive rights free agent. 
Josh Robinson
News
Aside from ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin), the Vikings are in fine shape as they await their Sunday game against Washington.

Listed as questionable is cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring). The probables are defensive end Brian Robison (glute), cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle/knee), linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring), safety Antone Exum (ankle/shoulder) and tight end Chase Ford (foot).

Chandler Harnish
News
The Vikings announced they added quarterback Chandler Harnish, receiver Donte Foster and safety Pierre Warren to the practice squad. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was released from the squad.
Adam Thielen
News
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen led all Minnesota receivers with 57 yards Thursday against the Packers.

With the team getting blown out, Thielen had more opportunities to show what he could do. He didn't receive his first reception until late in the third quarter, but still managed to make an impact. Thielen made his final three receptions on the team's final drive. 

Thielen will take on the Lions Week 6. 

Brandon Watts
News
The Vikings have listed RB Matt Asiata, FB Zach Line, LB Michael Mauti, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey, G Austin Wentworth and DT Sharrif Floyd as inactive Week 12 against the Packers. 

Asiata was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. He's dealing with a concussion. Floyd was listed as questionable. He has a knee issue. The other five players listed are healthy scratches. 

Scott Crichton
News
The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 

Charlie Johnson
News
Vikings offensive lineman Charlie Johnson had his contract voided earlier in the year, but he eventually found his way back. According to 1500ESPN.com, Johnson has agreed to a two-year deal to remain in Minnesota. The contract will pay him $2.5 million per year.

Johnson has started all but one game over the last three years for the Vikings. 

Adrian Peterson
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes running back Adrian Peterson will return to the team when he's reinstated by the NFL, according to ESPN. Peterson has been suspended for the rest of the season following a plea deal in his child abuse case and has been told he will not be reconsidered for reinstatement before April 15 for his violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

"I think Adrian wants to be back here," Zimmer said. "You have to ask him. I don't know. But I know he does have an awful lot of people here who have supported him, and I don't know who he's speaking of who doesn't. All I know of Adrian is that he's always been great with me, always done what I've asked him to do, and I kind of go by what I see."

However, in an exclusive interview with USA Today on Thursday, Peterson hinted that he hasn't received support from some within the Vikings organization and playing for a different team is a possibility.

"I know who loves me. The coaches and the players, it's not going to be a problem. I've felt so much support from those guys," Peterson said. "The organization, I know there's people in the organization that support me and there's people that I know internally that has not been supporting me. Maybe it's best for me to get a fresh start somewhere else.

"I would love to go back and play in Minnesota to get a feel and just see if my family still feels comfortable there. But if there's word out that, hey, they might release me, then so be it. I would feel good knowing that I've given everything I had in me."

Peterson will have his appeal of the suspension heard Dec. 2. If he loses the appeal, he might explore his legal options and seek damages for missing the season, according to NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport.

Joe Berger
News
The Vikings will re-sign offensive lineman Joe Berger to a one-year deal, according to the Star Tribune Tuesday. Berger spent the previous three seasons with the Vikings primarily as a backup, but did make two starts a year ago. 
Blair Walsh
News
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh managed to hit both his field goals Week 12 against the Packers.

Walsh struck with time running out in the second quarter. With 16 seconds on the clock, he nailed a 39 yard field goal. He would strike again in the third, hitting from 51 yards out. Walsh also had one extra point. He'll take on the Panthers Week 13. 

Shaun Prater
News
The Vikings have listed Shaun Prater, Zach Line, Brandon Watts, David Yankey, Michael Harris, MarQueis Gray and Scott Crichton as inactive Week 11 against the Bears.

Both Crichton and Harris entered the contest listed as questionable. Crichton is dealing with a hip injury. Harris has an ankle issue. The other five players listed are considered healthy scratches.

Sharrif Floyd
News
Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd expects to play Sunday against Green Bay despite a knee issue, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He banged knees with a teammate in practice Wednesday, but an MRI came back clean.

Floyd added, however, his realization that his availability for the Week 12 game will be a team decision.

Anthony Barr
News
Vikings rookie outside linebacker Anthony Barr has been disruptive with four sacks and a forced fumble, but he's missing way too many tackles, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Barr missed five tackles in the Week 11 loss to the Bears and has missed 19 this season, more than any other NFL linebacker.

Barr has 62 tackles in 10 games played.

Jerome Felton
News
The Vikings backup rushers didn't do much Week 11 against the Bears.

Free safety Andrew Sendejo actually did make a difference, leading the team in rushing. He gained 48 yards on a fake punt. It was his only rush of the game. 

Jerome Felton got one carry, gaining 3 yards. Matt Asiata also had one carry, but gained 2 yards. Asiata also had three receptions for 12 yards.

They'll look for more Week 12 against the Packers. 

David Yankey
News
The Vikings have listed RB Matt Asiata, FB Zach Line, LB Michael Mauti, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey, G Austin Wentworth and DT Sharrif Floyd as inactive Week 12 against the Packers. 

Asiata was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. He's dealing with a concussion. Floyd was listed as questionable. He has a knee issue. The other five players listed are healthy scratches. 

Andrew Sendejo
News
The Vikings backup rushers didn't do much Week 11 against the Bears.

Free safety Andrew Sendejo actually did make a difference, leading the team in rushing. He gained 48 yards on a fake punt. It was his only rush of the game. 

Jerome Felton got one carry, gaining 3 yards. Matt Asiata also had one carry, but gained 2 yards. Asiata also had three receptions for 12 yards.

They'll look for more Week 12 against the Packers. 

Jabari Price
News
Vikings safety Antone Exum, cornerback Jabari Price, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey, guard Austin Wentworth and tight Kyle Rudolph were among the team's inactives Week 9 vs. Washington.
Phil Loadholt
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed right tackle Phil Loadholt's injury on Monday, per the Star Tribune. Loadholt suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Sunday's loss to the Packers in Week 12. He will have season-ending surgery on Friday.
Gerald Hodges
News
Aside from ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin), the Vikings are in fine shape as they await their Sunday game against Washington.

Listed as questionable is cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring). The probables are defensive end Brian Robison (glute), cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle/knee), linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring), safety Antone Exum (ankle/shoulder) and tight end Chase Ford (foot).

Dom DeCicco
News
The Vikings waived/injured linebacker Dom DeCicco (hip) and claimed  linebacker Justin Jackson off waivers from the Lions.
Injury
Hip - IR. Out for season
Josh Kaddu
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Teddy Bridgewater
News
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater tossed two touchdowns Week 12 against the Packers.

Bridgewater completed 21 of 37 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns. He also tossed one interception and was sacked twice. Bridgewater was aggressive during the game, averaging just 5.7 yards per completion. His first touchdown came in the second quarter. With his team down a score, Bridgewater found Charles Johnson on a 22 yard strike. Bridgewater would attempt to bring his team back again in the fourth quarter, throwing a 5 yard touchdown to bring the game within three. The team did not get the ball back, as the Packers run out the clock. Bridgewater also had 32 rushing yards.

Bridgewater will look for more Week 13 against the Panthers. 

Zac Kerin
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Brian Robison
News
Aside from ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin), the Vikings are in fine shape as they await their Sunday game against Washington.

Listed as questionable is cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring). The probables are defensive end Brian Robison (glute), cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle/knee), linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring), safety Antone Exum (ankle/shoulder) and tight end Chase Ford (foot).

Josh Samuda
News
The Dolphins waived guard Josh Samuda to clear a roster spot for Danny Watkins, who signed a one-year deal Tuesday.
Injury
Ryan Otten
News
The Bengals placed tight end Alex Smith (biceps) on injured reserve, released tight end Ryan Otten and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary to the practice squad.
Chase Ford
News
Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson did little Week 12 against the Packers.

Patterson finished with two catches for 18 yards during the contest. He dealt with ankle and knee issues throughout the game. Patterson left twice due to injury, but was able to return both times.

The rest of the team's backup pass catchers failed to do much as well. Rhett Ellison caught two passes for 11 yards. Chase Ford had just one catch, but gained 13 yards. 

They'll look for more Week 13 against the Panthers. 

Brandon Fusco
News
The Vikings placed right guard Brandon Fusco on injured reserve, ending his season. He suffered a pectoral injury in the Week 3 loss to the Saints.
Injury
Michael Harris
News
The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 

Jarius Wright
News
The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 

John Sullivan
News
The Vikings have placed 11 players on their Friday injury report, but only two have been deemed worse than questionable. They are ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) and doubtful linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring).

Guard Vladimir Ducasse (knee), safety Antone Exum (ankle) and cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle) are questionable. The probables are tight end Chase Ford (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle), cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), safety Harrison Smith (ankle), center John Sullivan (concussion) and defensive end Corey Wootton (back).

Matt Kalil
News
The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. 

The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play.

Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue. 

Jerick McKinnon
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer gave rookie running back Jerick McKinnon a vote of confidence this week, and followed it up by giving him the bulk of the work in Week 12's 24-21 loss to the Packers Sunday.

McKinnon received 15 of the team's 25 carries Sunday, and little-used reserve Joe Banyard was the only other running back to touch the ball Sunday, receiving just five carries. McKinnon didn't have a great game against a tough defense, rushing for just 54 yards, but the fact that he was the go-to option should be a good sign on its own.

Of course, McKinnon was helped by Matt Asiata's absence and Ben Tate's lack of knowledge of the offense, so we'll see how he is used moving forward. McKinnon has been the team's best back since Adrian Peterson's suspension began, and it's not like Tate or Asiata have done much to inspire confidence.

McKinnon should continue to see plenty of playing time moving forward, but his value might still have a ceiling, given how little faith the team seems to have in him near the goal line. Keep an eye on reports about the team's plans heading into Week 13 against the Panthers. .  

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Vikings running back Joe Banyard received some work Week 12 against the Packers.

Banyard carried the ball five times for 26 yards. He also played a role in the passing game, hauling in all three targets for 19 yards. Banyard will look for more Week 13 against the Panthers. 

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Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson did little Week 12 against the Packers.

Patterson finished with two catches for 18 yards during the contest. He dealt with ankle and knee issues throughout the game. Patterson left twice due to injury, but was able to return both times.

The rest of the team's backup pass catchers failed to do much as well. Rhett Ellison caught two passes for 11 yards. Chase Ford had just one catch, but gained 13 yards. 

They'll look for more Week 13 against the Panthers. 

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The Vikings have placed 11 players on their Friday injury report, but only two have been deemed worse than questionable. They are ruled-out tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin) and doubtful linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring).

Guard Vladimir Ducasse (knee), safety Antone Exum (ankle) and cornerback Josh Robinson (ankle) are questionable. The probables are tight end Chase Ford (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (ankle), cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), safety Harrison Smith (ankle), center John Sullivan (concussion) and defensive end Corey Wootton (back).

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The Vikings have listed RB Matt Asiata, FB Zach Line, LB Michael Mauti, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey, G Austin Wentworth and DT Sharrif Floyd as inactive Week 12 against the Packers. 

Asiata was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. He's dealing with a concussion. Floyd was listed as questionable. He has a knee issue. The other five players listed are healthy scratches. 

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
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Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson was able to return again Week 12 against the Packers.

Patterson is dealing with ankle/knee injuries. He missed time earlier in the contest due to an ankle injury, but was able to return. After being evaluated for a second time during the contest, Patterson was able to return to the game.

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The Vikings have listed RB Matt Asiata, FB Zach Line, LB Michael Mauti, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey, G Austin Wentworth and DT Sharrif Floyd as inactive Week 12 against the Packers. 

Asiata was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. He's dealing with a concussion. Floyd was listed as questionable. He has a knee issue. The other five players listed are healthy scratches. 

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As expected, the Vikings have ruled tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) out for Week 7 at Buffalo. Other players ruled out on the final injury report were: linebacker Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and defensive end Corey Wootton (lower back).

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) and linebacker Chad Greenway (hand, rib) were deemed questionable, while cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (hip), tight end Chase Ford (foot), safety Harrison Smith (ankle) and linebacker Michael Mauti (illness) were officially ruled probable for Sunday.
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The Cardinals have reached an injury settlement with Dominique Williams , according to FoxSports.

Williams was waived Tuesday due to an injury. He was initially picked up by the club to be part of the practice squad, but is knee will keep him out of action.

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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder had a tough time Thursday against the Packers.

Ponder completed 22 of 44 passes, for 222 yards and two interceptions. He did not throw a touchdown during the contest. Ponder was constantly under pressure during the game. He was sacked six times. Due to constant pressure, Ponder was forced to settle for short completions throughout the start. When he did go long, Ponder's throw wound up being inaccurate. Ponder did manage to find the end zone late, running in a touchdown with his team down by 42. Ponder had 15 yards on three rushing attempts. 

Ponder will take on the Lions Week 6 if Teddy Bridgewater is unable to play again.

Isame Faciane
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The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

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