Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th112.8 (14th)202.8 (28th)
Defense14th121.4 (25th)223.2 (7th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
47Anderson, Justin LB6-22321/16/1991RLouisiana-Lafayette
78Anunoby, Chigbo NT6-43241/4/19891Morehouse
44Asiata, Matt RB6-02347/24/19873Utah
23Banyard, Joe RB5-1020511/12/19881Texas-El Paso
55Barr, Anthony LB6-52553/18/1992RUCLA
61Berger, Joe C6-53055/25/198210Michigan Tech
36Blanton, Robert DB6-12009/7/19893Notre Dame
86Bostick, Brandon TE6-32505/3/19892Newberry
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221011/10/1992RLouisville
54Brinkley, Jasper LB6-12527/12/19856South Carolina
60Bykowski, Carter T6-73067/25/19901Iowa State
14Carter, Jalil DB6-11977/18/1989RAkron
16Cassel, Matt QB6-42285/17/198210USC
57Cole, Audie LB6-52396/1/19893North Carolina State
13Colter, Kain WR6-01955/24/1992RNorthwestern
95Crichton, Scott DE6-327310/30/1991ROregon State
49DeCicco, Dom LB6-32359/11/1988RPittsburgh
7Devlin, Pat QB6-32204/12/19884Delaware
26Dixon, Ahmad DB6-02059/5/1991RBaylor
62Ducasse, Vladimir T6-532510/15/19875Massachusetts
85Ellison, Rhett RB6-525010/3/19883USC
32Exum, Antone DB6-02192/27/1991RVirginia Tech
76Faciane, Isame DT6-43025/11/1991RFlorida International
42Felton, Jerome RB6-02487/3/19867Furman
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33055/28/19912Florida
86Ford, Chase TE6-62557/19/19902Miami (Fla.)
2Foster, Donte WR6-119311/10/1990ROhio U.
63Fusco, Brandon C6-43067/26/19884Slippery Rock
52Greenway, Chad LB6-32371/12/19839Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19875USC
79Harris, Michael T6-531812/5/19883UCLA
50Hodges, Gerald LB6-22431/17/19912Penn State
15Jennings, Greg WR6-01959/21/19839Western Michigan
12Johnson, Charles WR6-22152/27/19891Grand Valley State
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19844Southern Mississippi
74Johnson, Charlie T6-43055/2/19849Oklahoma State
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432310/10/19885East Carolina
33Josey, Henry RB5-101909/25/1991RMissouri
51Kaddu, Josh LB6-32523/12/1990ROregon
75Kalil, Matt T6-73087/6/19893USC
59Kerin, Zac C6-53058/13/1991RToledo
48Line, Zach RB6-12334/26/19902Southern Methodist
71Loadholt, Phil T6-83431/21/19866Oklahoma
18Locke, Jeff P6-02039/27/19892UCLA
46Loeffler, Cullen C6-52411/27/198111Texas
 Mackey, Leon DE6-52602/28/1989RTexas Tech
56Mauti, Michael LB6-22431/19/19902Penn State
62McCray, Jordan G6-33225/31/1992RCentral Florida
31McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92085/3/1992RGeorgia Southern
24Munnerlyn, Captain DB5-91954/10/19886South Carolina
82Otten, Ryan TE6-62414/7/19901San Jose State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19912Tennessee
 Peters, Brian LB6-321810/31/19881Northwestern (Ia)
7Ponder, Christian QB6-22292/25/19884Florida State
27Prater, Shaun DB5-1019010/27/19893Iowa
39Price, Jabari DB5-102008/31/1992RNorth Carolina
29Rhodes, Xavier DB6-12106/19/19902Florida State
78Richardson, Antonio T6-63002/24/1992RTennessee
21Robinson, Josh DB5-101991/8/19913Central Florida
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/19838Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-625911/9/19894Notre Dame
64Samuda, Josh G6-331512/23/1988RMassachusetts
34Sendejo, Andrew DB6-12009/9/19874Rice
35Sherels, Marcus DB5-101759/30/19874Minnesota
22Smith, Harrison DB6-22142/2/19893Notre Dame
93Stephen, Shamar NT6-53102/25/1991RConnecticut
65Sullivan, John C6-43018/8/19857Notre Dame
19Thielen, Adam WR6-21958/22/19901Minnesota State
94Trattou, Justin DE6-42508/28/19884Florida
40Van Dyke, DeMarcus DB6-11871/17/19893Miami (Fla.)
3Walsh, Blair K5-101921/8/19903Georgia
58Watts, Brandon LB6-22311/21/1991RGeorgia Tech
72Wentworth, Austin G6-43155/10/1990RFresno State
43Williams, Dominique RB5-92059/2/1990RWagner
99Wootton, Corey DE6-62706/22/19875Northwestern
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1018011/25/19893Arkansas
66Yankey, David G6-63151/18/1992RStanford
Suspended Players
28Peterson, Adrian RB6-12173/21/19858Oklahoma
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Minnesota6-5315.66-3286.425.52234
 
 
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Position Listing
DeMarcus Van Dyke
News
The Chiefs have announced their final round of cuts and other moves to reach the league-mandated roster of 53 players.

Among the offensive players let go are fullback Jordan Campbell, wide receivers Fred Williams and Mark Harrison, guard Ricky Henry, tackle J'Marcus Webb and running back Charcandrick West.

The defensive players gone from the roster are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Malcolm Bronson, linemen Dominique Hamilton, Kyle Love and Kona Schwenke, linebackers Alonzo Highsmith, Devan Walker and Nico Johnson and cornerbacks Justin Rogers and DeMarcus Van Dyke .

The Chiefs have also placed Tyler Bray and Kyle Williams on IR and Mike Catapano on the non-football injury list.

Greg Jennings
News
The Vikings likely will ask wideout Greg Jennings to renegotiate his contract, which is set to pay him $8.9 million each of the next three seasons, reports ESPN.com. Jennings, 31, carries an $11 million cap hit this year.

Jennings caught 59 passes for 742 yards and six touchdowns last season.

Ahmad Dixon
News
The Vikings declared safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Henry Josey, linebackers Chad Greenway and Brandon Watts, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and guard David Yankey inactive for the game against Chicago.
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
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner acknowledged Wednesday that Charles Johnson is "far and away our best receiver" on the roster, per ESPNCleveland.com.

Johnson was taken by Packers in the seventh-round of the 2013 draft but was never promoted from the practice squad. He left Green Bay for Cleveland in 2013 before Minnesota took him out of the Browns' practice squad in 2014. Under Turner, Johnson put together a breakout season, registering 58 targets, 31 catches and 475 yards. He racked up 415 of 475 receiving yards once he became a regular starter from Week 11 through the end of the season.

Justin Trattou
News
The Vikings announced several roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the Jets. The team placed rookie back Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve and elevated defensive end Justin Trattou from the practice squad. The team also added safety Ahmad Dixon to the practice squad.
Antonio Richardson
No Updates
Robert Blanton
News
Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota.

The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

Chad Greenway
News
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is looking to bounce back after a difficult 2014 season. The 32-year-old missed the final game of the regular season with what he said was a strained MCL, according to ESPN.

"I'm just getting back into working out, starting back on my lower body," he said. "It feels good. I'd been taking some time off, but I have been testing it a little bit." 

Greenway had his least productive season as a pro in 2014, recording 93 tackles, his lowest total in his career, and just one sack. He is entering the final year of his contract and is due a base salary of $7 million. Though they is speculation he will restructure the deal, Greenway is just controlling what he can.

"We're still under contract," Greenway said. "We'll just see what they say."

Henry Josey
News
The Vikings declared safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Henry Josey, linebackers Chad Greenway and Brandon Watts, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and guard David Yankey inactive for the game against Chicago.
Jordan McCray
News
The Packers have announced several cuts, including running backs Michael Hill and LaDarius Perkins.

Also gone are offensive linemen John Fullington and Jordan McCray, as well as cornerback Ryan White.

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 linebacker Chad Greenway had to leave Sunday’s game against the Dolphins with a knee injury.

The team reported his return is questionable. Linebacker Audie Cole replaced Greenway in the lineup.

Kyle Rudolph
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said tight end Kyle Rudolph "feels great," according to ESPN.

Zimmer saw his tight end last week, and was encouraged by Rudolph's progress. Rudolph was limited at the beginning of the year after hernia surgery, and then missed time late in the season due to ankle and knee issues. Rudolph has already stated that his goal for 2015 is to put his injuries behind him.

Rudolph hauled in 24 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns last year. 

Carter Bykowski
News
The Vikings declared safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Henry Josey, linebackers Chad Greenway and Brandon Watts, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and guard David Yankey inactive for the game against Chicago.
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.

Justin Anderson
News
The Giants waived linebacker Justin Anderson to make room for newly-signed linebacker Terrell Manning, the team announced.
Michael Mauti
News
The Vikings listed cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Jerick McKinnon, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Michael Mauti, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey and tackle J’Marcus Webb as inactive for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Matt Cassel
News
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told FOX Sports North last week at the combine that "nothing definitively has been decided" about bringing veteran Matt Cassel back to the team. 

"We went through our process, we evaluated all of our players," Spielman said. "We looked at everything from what they bring to our football team, in the locker room, off the field, what they bring to us on the field. But we also have to look at where they're at from a standpoint of their contract, where we're at from a cap standpoint…Matt has done a great job. Came in and has won some games when he had to play. He's a great locker-room guy. Matt has a lot of value to us."

Cassel opened as the starter last season before breaking several bones in his foot, which led the way to Teddy Bridgewater becoming the full-time starter. Cassel is signed for the 2015 season at a salary of $4.15 million. He will turn 33 before the start of the season.

Injury
Toe - IR. Out for season
Everson Griffen
News
Vikings wideout Cordarrelle Patterson got the green light Week 15 against the Lions.

Patterson entered the contest listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury. He was not listed on the injury report on Wednesday or Thursday, but was limited in practice on Friday due to the issue. He'll attempt to play through it against Detroit.

The team will also have Jerome Felton, Everson Griffen, Jabari Price and Harrison Smith. All four players were listed as probable heading into the game. 

Xavier Rhodes
News
The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable.

Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).

Chigbo Anunoby
News
The Titans dumped 20 players Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Tennessee cut the following players: T Jeff Adams, CB Ri'Shard Anderson, RB Antonio Andrews, DL Chigbo Anunoby, K Maikon Bonani, CB Tommie Campbell, TE Chase Coffman, LB Brandon Copeland, QB Dominique Davis, DE Marcus Dixon, LB Moise Fokou, WR Marc Mariani, G Justin McCray, FB Collin Mooney, OL Eric Olsen, T William Poehls, WR Rico Richardson, WR Brian Robiskie, TE Jason Schepler and CB Winston Wright.
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. 

Brian Peters
No Updates
Antone Exum
News
Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota.

The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

Matt Asiata
News
Vikings running back Matt Asiata had 19 carries for 91 yards in Minnesota's 13-9 win over the Bears Sunday. It was a career high for the third year running back, who's previous high was 78 yards in Week 4 against Atlanta.

Asiata finishes the year with 570 yards and nine touchdowns on 164 carries. He is also third in the league with those nine touchdown runs.

Asiata will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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).

Adam Thielen
News
Vikings second-year wideout Adam Thielen entered Sunday with just five catches for 69 yards on the season. He nearly doubled those totals in the win over Chicago.

Thielen caught three passes for 68 yards and contributed a 44-yard touchdown reception from Teddy Bridgewater in the third quarter.

His efforts led an otherwise mediocre performance by the wide receivers. Also contributing were Greg Jennings (3-45), Jarius Wright (3-25) and Charles Johnson (2-22).

Brandon Watts
News
The Vikings declared safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Henry Josey, linebackers Chad Greenway and Brandon Watts, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and guard David Yankey inactive for the game against Chicago.
Scott Crichton
News
The Vikings listed linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) as inactive Sunday against the Jets.

The Vikings also listed cornerback Jabari Price, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey, offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb and defensive lineman Scott Crichton as inactive.

Jalil Carter
No Updates
Charlie Johnson
News
Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota.

The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

Adrian Peterson
News
Now that Adrian Peterson has been moved back to the Commissioner's Exempt list, the Vikings can reach out and communicate with him, according to a report from Pro Football Talk

Peterson had been suspended by the NFL until April 15 and upheld by an arbitrator. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge David Doty overturned the arbitrator's decision, sending the case back down to go through the CBA. The NFL has removed the suspension, for now, while moving Peterson back to the Commissioner's Exempt list. 

The NFL announced in a statement that it is appealing Doty's ruling

Since the Vikings want Peterson to remain with them, they can now reach out and hold talks directly. While suspended by the NFL, the Vikings were unable to communicate with him. This is an interesting development because the Vikings have publicly stated they want him to stay in Minnesota. 

However, at least one report as indicated Peterson wants to leave and continue his NFL career elsewhere

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 converted both of his field goal attempts in a 37-35 loss to the Dolphins Sunday.

Walsh connected from 18 and 33 yards and also converted all three of his extra point attempts. The two successful field goals was the first time Walsh made multiple field goals in a game since Nov. 23.

The Vikings host the Bears in the season finale.

Shaun Prater
News
The Vikings declared safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Henry Josey, linebackers Chad Greenway and Brandon Watts, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and guard David Yankey inactive for the game against Chicago.
Sharrif Floyd
News
Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota.

The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

Brandon Bostick
News
The Vikings have claimed former Packers tight end Brandon Bostick, the team announced on Wednesday.

The 6-foor-3, 250-pound tight end was waived by Green Bay on Monday, about a month after his mistake on an onside kick allowed the Seahawks to come back and win the NFC Championship Game. Bostick spent two seasons with the Packers and registered nine catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. With the addition of Bostick, the Vikings now have five tight ends on the active roster (Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford, Ryan Otten).

Anthony Barr
News
The Vikings announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday, according to the Star Tribune. The team placed rookie linebacker Anthony Barr on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed linebacker Josh Kaddu to the 53-man active roster. Kaddu was previously on the practice squad.

Barr's season comes to an end with 70 combined tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 12 games.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Jerome Felton
News
Vikings fullback Jerome Felton told ESPN.com he's opted out of his contract, making him a free agent. Felton had a $2.45 million non-guaranteed option he could have exercised.

But Felton told the St. Paul Pioneer Press he didn't expect the team to keep him at that price. Now he can find a better fit on the open market.

David Yankey
News
The Vikings declared safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, running back Henry Josey, linebackers Chad Greenway and Brandon Watts, offensive tackle Carter Bykowski and guard David Yankey inactive for the game against Chicago.
Andrew Sendejo
News
Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota.

The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

Jabari Price
News
Vikings cornerback Jabari Price was arrested early Monday and booked with a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired before being released, the Star Tribune reports.

Price was observed driving above the speed limit in the early morning of the day after his team's season-ending win over the Bears, and the trooper "detected impairment in the driver," per the incident report, before administering a breathalyzer. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 9.

"We are aware of the incident involving Jabari Price and are looking into the matter," a Vikings spokesman said in a statement. "We will withhold any further comment at this time."

The arrest comes one year and one day after ex-Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was arrested for DWI. Price recorded 10 tackles in his first season in Minnesota.

Phil Loadholt
News
Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt and right guard Brandon Fusco are on track in their recoveries from torn pectoral muscles, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Fusco suffered his injury in Week 3, so he's ahead of Loadholt, who got hurt in Week 12.

Fusco plans to be ready for OTAs, while Loadholt vowed to be ready no later than training camp.

“I can use him as a gauge,” Loadholt said of his teammate. “He’s through everything I’m going through right now, so I’m just trying to stay on pace and get ready for the year.”

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 Vikings announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday, according to the Star Tribune. The team placed rookie linebacker Anthony Barr on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed linebacker Josh Kaddu to the 53-man active roster. Kaddu was previously on the practice squad.

Barr's season comes to an end with 70 combined tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 12 games.

Teddy Bridgewater
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer made it clear "Teddy is the quarterback," indicating Teddy Bridgewater won't face competition for the 2015 starting job, reports ESPN.com. Bridgewater finished his rookie season on a high note, throwing 10 touchdowns and six interceptions in the final six games.

Minnesota went 6-6 in his 12 starts. All told, Bridgewater completed 64.4 percent of his throws for 2,919 yards with 15 touchdowns (one rushing) and 12 interceptions.

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
The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable.

Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).

Josh Samuda
News
The Dolphins waived guard Josh Samuda to clear a roster spot for Danny Watkins, who signed a one-year deal Tuesday.
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 running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota.

The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

Brandon Fusco
News
Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt and right guard Brandon Fusco are on track in their recoveries from torn pectoral muscles, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Fusco suffered his injury in Week 3, so he's ahead of Loadholt, who got hurt in Week 12.

Fusco plans to be ready for OTAs, while Loadholt vowed to be ready no later than training camp.

“I can use him as a gauge,” Loadholt said of his teammate. “He’s through everything I’m going through right now, so I’m just trying to stay on pace and get ready for the year.”

Michael Harris
News
Vikings running back Matt Asiata (foot) and wideout Greg Jennings (hamstring) are active for the game against Chicago after being listed as probable. They're among a slew of probables suiting up for Minnesota.

The list includes safety Robert Blanton (ankle), safety Antone Exum (knee), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), tight end Chase Ford (foot), offensive tackle Michael Harris (foot), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) and safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb). Wideout Jarius Wright is active after being questionable with a back injury.

Jarius Wright
News
Vikings second-year wideout Adam Thielen entered Sunday with just five catches for 69 yards on the season. He nearly doubled those totals in the win over Chicago.

Thielen caught three passes for 68 yards and contributed a 44-yard touchdown reception from Teddy Bridgewater in the third quarter.

His efforts led an otherwise mediocre performance by the wide receivers. Also contributing were Greg Jennings (3-45), Jarius Wright (3-25) and Charles Johnson (2-22).

Injury
Back - Left Week 17 vs. Chicago
John Sullivan
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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).

Matt Kalil
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Vikings tight end Chase Ford (hamstring, foot) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) were all listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Carolina, according to the team's final injury report released Friday. Running back Jerick McKinnon (low back) was deemed doubtful, but told reporters following practice he will not play Week 13.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Safety Harrison Smith (shoulder, ankle), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), running back Matt Asiata (concussion), tackle Matt Kalil (knee), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), wide receiver Jarius Wright (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Jennings (rib) and tackle Michael Harris (ankle).

Jerick McKinnon
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Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon has nearly completed his rehab after having back surgery that cut his rookie season short. 

"It's been pretty good. It's been a long process, but that's just the way it goes after surgery. I've been here all offseason working really hard," McKinnon said to the Star Tribune. "I've just been in the training room with [assistant athletic trainer] Tom Hunkele pushing myself to the limit and just trying to get back ready. It’s been a long grind but it’s definitely working."

McKinnon is expected to be ready for offseason workouts, beginning in April.

He averaged 4.8 yards per carry as a rookie in 2014, totaling 538 rushing yards on 113 carries. He also had 27 catches for 135 yards, but was unable to record a touchdown either rushing or receiving.

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Low back - IR. Out for season
Joe Banyard
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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. 

Rhett Ellison
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Along with tight end Kyle Rudolph (groin), the Vikings listed tight ends Rhett Ellison (ankle), Chase Ford (hamstring/foot) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.
Harrison Smith
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Vikings safety Harrison Smith underwent surgery on his left hand this offseason, but he is expecting to be ready for the 2015 season, reports the Star Tribune. Smith was seen with a wrap on his hand to keep fingers from moving.

"Just a little fix-up from the season," Smith said. "It was a minor surgery. Nothing major, so this will be off in a couple of days."

Smith is entering the final season of his rookie contract, set to make roughly $1.4 million in base salary, but is hoping to remain in Minnesota.

"That’s all I've thought of doing," Smith said. "I have no intentions of going anywhere else. I'll just let [my agency] handle it. I’m just here to play football and we’ll see what happens."

Zach Line
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The Vikings listed tight end Kyle Rudolph as inactive Sunday at Miami. Rudolph was listed as doubtful with a knee and ankle injury.

Other inactive players included safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Anthony Barr, tackle Carter Bykowski and guard Charlie Johnson.

The Vikings are 4 1/2-point underdogs.

Jasper Brinkley
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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.
Cordarrelle Patterson
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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer acknowledged during his combine press conference on Thursday that the team will have to find ways of "manufacturing" touches for wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, but said that it's a "two-way street," per NFL.com.

Zimmer is seeking a bounce-back season for Patterson after a disappointing 2014 campaign. in a highly disappointing second season. In 2013, Patterson finished with 45 catches for 469 yards and four touchdowns and 12 carries for 158 yards and three touchdowns. He caught 33 passes for 384 yards and a touchdown in 2014.

Austin Wentworth
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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. 

Linval Joseph
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The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable.

Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).

Leon Mackey
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Dominique Williams
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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.

Christian Ponder
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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder seems resigned to the fact he will not be back with Minnesota next season. Ponder has spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with Minnesota following his selection in the first round (12th overall) in 2011.

"Once they drafted Teddy (Bridgewater) and didn't exercise the [fifth-year contract] option, I knew my time was coming to an end most likely," Ponder said Monday, per 1500ESPN.com. "I've tried to enjoy this year and this season and we'll see what happens going forward."

Ponder didn't rule out a return, but it seems unlikely with Bridgewater and Matt Cassel still on the roster.

"[That's the] likelihood, yeah, but I'm not closing any doors. There's a chance I'll be back here, I think," Ponder said. "But I'm going to explore all options and see what's best for me and my family."

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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