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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th119.8 (13th)194.8 (28th)
Defense7th118.2 (19th)213.8 (6th)
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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.)
87Gray, MarQueis TE6-424211/7/19892Minnesota
52Greenway, Chad OLB6-32371/12/19839Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19875USC
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
19Thielen, Adam WR6-21958/22/19901Minnesota State-Mankato
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
76Faciane, Isame DT6-43025/11/1991RFlorida International
2Foster, Donte WR6-119311/10/1990ROhio U.
33Greenwood, Chris DB6-11937/10/19893Albion
8Harnish, Chandler QB6-22227/28/19881Northern Illinois
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
42Warren, Pierre DB6-22008/16/1992RJacksonville State
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Minnesota6-5314.16-3287.625.62133
 
 
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
News
The Vikings backup pass-catchers didn't contribute much Week 6 against the Packers.

Tight end MarQueis Gray led the bunch with 16 yards on one reception. Position mate Rhett Ellison finished behind Gray with one catch for 12 yards. Joe Banyard managed to come away with two receptions during the game, but only gained 11 yards. Receiver Charles Johnson had one catch, picking up 7 yards. 

The four will take on the Lions Week 6. 

Greg Jennings
News
The Vikings pass catchers failed to produce much Week 6.

Tight end Chase Ford finished second in receiving after catching four passes for 37 yards. Greg Jennings managed to come up with three catches for 33 yards. Charles Johnson also got into the act, catching two passes for 22 yards. Jarius Wright, who has been strong lately, caught four balls, but gained just 17 yards. He did have a rushing attempt, and gained 21 yards. Rhett Ellison caught one pass for 4 yards. 

The group will take on the Bills Week 7.

Corey Wootton
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.
Injury
Low back - Out for Week 7 at Buffalo
Vladimir Ducasse
News
The Vikings signed free agent offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse to a one-year deal, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Ducasse spent his first four seasons with the Jets, starting five games.
Charles Johnson
News
The Vikings pass catchers failed to produce much Week 6.

Tight end Chase Ford finished second in receiving after catching four passes for 37 yards. Greg Jennings managed to come up with three catches for 33 yards. Charles Johnson also got into the act, catching two passes for 22 yards. Jarius Wright, who has been strong lately, caught four balls, but gained just 17 yards. He did have a rushing attempt, and gained 21 yards. Rhett Ellison caught one pass for 4 yards. 

The group will take on the Bills Week 7.

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.
Injury
Hand, rib - Questionable for Week 7 at Buffalo
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
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.
Injury
Abdomen, groin - Out for Week 7 at Buffalo
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 will have Sharrif Floyd and Michael Mauti Week 6 against Detroit.

Floyd entered the game probable due to an elbow injury. Mauti was also probable, and is dealing with a foot issue. 

Injury
Illness - Probable for Week 7 at Buffalo
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
The Vikings have seven players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Rams. Three of the seven have already been ruled out.

Fullback Zach Line (ankle) and linebackers Michael Mauti (foot) and Brandon Watts (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday. Deemed questionable were defensive end Everson Griffen (illness) and offensive tackle Michael Harris (shoulder). Only Jabari Price (shoulder) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (neck) were listed as probable for the game.
Xavier Rhodes
News
Vikings defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (shoulder), offensive lineman Phil Loadholt (ankle), linebacker Michael Mauti (foot), and defensive back Xavier Rhodes (groin), who were all listed as probable on Friday's report, are active for Week 3 at New Orleans.
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 all but one player listed as probable Week 5 against the Packers.

Jerome Felton, Michael Mauti, Jerick McKinnon, Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Robinson and Rodney Smith will all give it a go Thursday.

McKinnon is expected to see time at running back behind Matt Asiata. He entered the week with an ankle injury, but will play through it. 

Antone Exum
News
The Vikings signed safety Antone Exum, a sixth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, to a four-year contract. Only two Minnesota draft picks remain unsigned.
Matt Asiata
News
Though no announcement was ever made (except to refute the claim in the days that followed), Jerick McKinnon appeared to overtake Matt Asiata as the Vikings' top running back Week 6 against Detroit, getting each of the team's first six carries and 17 total touches to Asiata's three.

But since coach Mike Zimmer is saying he prefers a more even distribution between the two, this situation is far from settled, and with the matchup the Vikings have in Week 7, it would need to be for you to gamble on either player.

The Vikings visit the Bills, who rank first against the run. They've allowed 67.5 yards per game and an astonishing 2.8 yards per carry. They also have yet to surrender a touchdown on the ground.

As you might expect, they've allowed the fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs. Two unproven options in an uncertain timeshare aren't the best bets to reverse the trend. Better to sit back and watch what develops this week than to try something sneaky.

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.

Josh Robinson
News
The Vikings will have all but one player listed as probable Week 5 against the Packers.

Jerome Felton, Michael Mauti, Jerick McKinnon, Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Robinson and Rodney Smith will all give it a go Thursday.

McKinnon is expected to see time at running back behind Matt Asiata. He entered the week with an ankle injury, but will play through it. 

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 made FB Zach Line, LB Chad Greenway, LB Brandon Watts, OL David Yankey, OL Austin Wentworth, TE Kyle Rudolph and DE Scott Crichton inactive Week 6 against the Lions.

Rudolph is the only player who had been ruled out heading into Sunday. Greenway was doubtful, however, so it wasn't likely he would suit up. 

Scott Crichton
News
The Vikings have made FB Zach Line, LB Chad Greenway, LB Brandon Watts, OL David Yankey, OL Austin Wentworth, TE Kyle Rudolph and DE Scott Crichton inactive Week 6 against the Lions.

Rudolph is the only player who had been ruled out heading into Sunday. Greenway was doubtful, however, so it wasn't likely he would suit up. 

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
As expected, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson entered a not guilty plea to the charge of reckless or negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, according to court documents obtained by NFL.com. Peterson's trial has been tentatively set for Dec. 1.

Peterson remains on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and is not allowed to participate in any team activities.

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 just one field goal Week 6.

Walsh received his only attempt with 4:56 left in the game. With his team trailing by 17, the Vikings decided to send him out for the field goal. He was able to hit from 40 yards out. Walsh accounted for the Vikings only points of the game. He'll take on the Bills Week 7. 

Shaun Prater
News
The Vikings' list of inactives for Week 3 at New Orleans includes linebacker Brandon Watts (knee), wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring), quarterback Christian Ponder, wide receiver Charles Johnson, defensive back Shaun Prater, offensive lineman David Yankey and defensive lineman Scott Crichton. Ponder, Johnson, Prater, Yankey and Crichton are all healthy scratches.

Sharrif Floyd
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.
Injury
Elbow, ankle - Questionable for Week 7 at Buffalo
Anthony Barr
News
Vikings rookie linebacker Anthony Barr recorded the first sack of his career Week 3 at New Orleans, taking down quarterback Drew Brees just before halftime. Barr had five tackles in all, two of them solo.
Jerome Felton
News
The Vikings will have all but one player listed as probable Week 5 against the Packers.

Jerome Felton, Michael Mauti, Jerick McKinnon, Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Robinson and Rodney Smith will all give it a go Thursday.

McKinnon is expected to see time at running back behind Matt Asiata. He entered the week with an ankle injury, but will play through it. 

David Yankey
News
The Vikings have made FB Zach Line, LB Chad Greenway, LB Brandon Watts, OL David Yankey, OL Austin Wentworth, TE Kyle Rudolph and DE Scott Crichton inactive Week 6 against the Lions.

Rudolph is the only player who had been ruled out heading into Sunday. Greenway was doubtful, however, so it wasn't likely he would suit up. 

Andrew Sendejo
News
The Vikings activated free safety Andrew Sendejo from the PUP list. He had been out with lower back and ankle injuries since the start of the offseason program, reports ESPN.com.

Sendejo started 10 games last year and finished with 84 tackles and an interception.

Pierre Warren
News
The Saints have knocked their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players Saturday.

Among the offense players let go are center Matt Armstrong, wide receivers Seantavius Jones , Brandon Coleman and Charles Hawkins, tight end Nic Jacobs, guards Jason Weaver and Marcel Jones, tackles Tavon Rooks and Thomas Welch and running backs Greg Jones and Derrick Strozier.

The defenders cut loose are cornerbacks Trevin Wade, Terrence Frederick and Derrius Brooks, linebackers Keyunta Dawson and Todd Davis, tackle Lawrence Virgil, safety Pierre Warren.

Placekickers Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke are also out.

Jabari Price
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.
Injury
Hamstring - Probable for Week 7 at Buffalo
Phil Loadholt
News
Vikings defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (shoulder), offensive lineman Phil Loadholt (ankle), linebacker Michael Mauti (foot), and defensive back Xavier Rhodes (groin), who were all listed as probable on Friday's report, are active for Week 3 at New Orleans.
Gerald Hodges
News
Vikings linebacker Gerald Hodges was able to return Week 6 against the Lions.

Hodges is dealing with a hamstring injury. Hodges notched two tackles and a pass defensed before leaving the contest. After missing a couple plays, Hodges returned to the field. 

Injury
Hamstring - Out for Week 7 at Buffalo
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 Mike Zimmer expressed optimism Monday for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's future in the NFL following the rookie's three-interception performance during Sunday's 17-3 loss vs. Detroit. Bridgewater was making just his second career start.

"I believe, with all my heart, that Teddy Bridgewater is going to be the franchise quarterback here for a long, long time," Zimmer said, per ESPN. "I believe that the team believes that, too. Guys in the organization, the players, everybody believes this guy will be the future -- and a bright future for this organization. We have to make sure we continue to help him to be successful -- playing, coaching, whatever it is."

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
Vikings starting defensive end Brian Robison criticized his teammates Friday for their demeanor in the locker room during halftime of their lopsided defeat Thursday night in Green Bay.

"The mood was like, almost like some people had checked out," he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The Vikings fell behind 28-0 at the half and 42-0 after three quarters before scoring two touchdowns in the fourth.

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
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.
Injury
Foot - Probable for Week 7 at Buffalo
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 have seven players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Rams. Three of the seven have already been ruled out.

Fullback Zach Line (ankle) and linebackers Michael Mauti (foot) and Brandon Watts (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday. Deemed questionable were defensive end Everson Griffen (illness) and offensive tackle Michael Harris (shoulder). Only Jabari Price (shoulder) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (neck) were listed as probable for the game.
Jarius Wright
News
The Vikings pass catchers failed to produce much Week 6.

Tight end Chase Ford finished second in receiving after catching four passes for 37 yards. Greg Jennings managed to come up with three catches for 33 yards. Charles Johnson also got into the act, catching two passes for 22 yards. Jarius Wright, who has been strong lately, caught four balls, but gained just 17 yards. He did have a rushing attempt, and gained 21 yards. Rhett Ellison caught one pass for 4 yards. 

The group will take on the Bills Week 7.

John Sullivan
News
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (back), running back Matt Asiata (shoulder), tight end Rhett Ellison (ankle), defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee, shoulder), linebacker Chad Greenway (wrist), defensive tackle Letroy Guion (chest), linebacker Michael Mauti (knee), defensive end Brian Robison (neck) and center John Sullivan (concussion) were all cleared to play Week 12 at Green Bay. Everyone was listed as probable except Mauti, Robison and Sullivan, who were questionable.
Matt Kalil
News
Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil won't participate in the team's minicamp this week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kalil played through a back injury last year and also hurt his shoulder. 

Kalil insinuated he had surgery, saying that he got "cleaned up" and calling it "not a big deal."  

Jerick McKinnon
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer seemed pleased Monday with rookie running back Jerick McKinnon, who made his first career start Week 6 vs. Detroit. McKinnon totaled 82 yards (40 rushing) in the 17-3 loss.

"Another bright spot I thought was Jerick McKinnon," Zimmer said during his Monday press conference, per the team's official website. "He does some things where he gets in space and he makes a lot of people miss. He has some explosiveness about him offensively and that’s a good thing."

Though, Zimmer did stop short of naming McKinnon the team's starting running back.

"I thought Jerick did a good job this week, so we will just continue to see where it’s at," Zimmer said.

Joe Banyard
News
The Vikings backup pass-catchers didn't contribute much Week 6 against the Packers.

Tight end MarQueis Gray led the bunch with 16 yards on one reception. Position mate Rhett Ellison finished behind Gray with one catch for 12 yards. Joe Banyard managed to come away with two receptions during the game, but only gained 11 yards. Receiver Charles Johnson had one catch, picking up 7 yards. 

The four will take on the Lions Week 6. 

Rhett Ellison
News
The Vikings pass catchers failed to produce much Week 6.

Tight end Chase Ford finished second in receiving after catching four passes for 37 yards. Greg Jennings managed to come up with three catches for 33 yards. Charles Johnson also got into the act, catching two passes for 22 yards. Jarius Wright, who has been strong lately, caught four balls, but gained just 17 yards. He did have a rushing attempt, and gained 21 yards. Rhett Ellison caught one pass for 4 yards. 

The group will take on the Bills Week 7.

Harrison Smith
News
Vikings safety Harrison Smith will attempt to play Week 6 against the Lions. 

Smith entered Sunday questionable due to an ankle issue. He was unable to practice Wednesday, but took part in limited practices both Thursday and Friday. 

Injury
Ankle - Probable for Week 7 at Buffalo
Zach Line
News
The Vikings have made FB Zach Line, LB Chad Greenway, LB Brandon Watts, OL David Yankey, OL Austin Wentworth, TE Kyle Rudolph and DE Scott Crichton inactive Week 6 against the Lions.

Rudolph is the only player who had been ruled out heading into Sunday. Greenway was doubtful, however, so it wasn't likely he would suit up. 

Jasper Brinkley
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.
Cordarrelle Patterson
News
Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson did little Week 6.

Patterson hauled in just two passes for 15 yards. He did receive a rushing attempt, but only gained 2 yards. Patterson appeared to be hindered by his hip injury. Though he was probable coming into the contest, Patterson may have aggravated the issue early. He spent a lot of time on the sideline while the offense was on the field, though the team never officially announced an injury for Patterson.

He'll look for more Week 7 against the Bills. 

Injury
Hip - Probable for Week 7 at Buffalo
Austin Wentworth
News
The Vikings have made FB Zach Line, LB Chad Greenway, LB Brandon Watts, OL David Yankey, OL Austin Wentworth, TE Kyle Rudolph and DE Scott Crichton inactive Week 6 against the Lions.

Rudolph is the only player who had been ruled out heading into Sunday. Greenway was doubtful, however, so it wasn't likely he would suit up. 

Linval Joseph
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.
Injury
Ankle - Probable for Week 7 at Buffalo
Jeff Locke
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Christian Ponder
News
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
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.

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