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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th146.4 (1st)186.8 (28th)
Defense9th110.6 (18th)223.5 (4th)
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44Asiata, Matt RB6-02197/24/19874Utah
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/19922UCLA
61Berger, Joe C6-53055/25/198211Michigan Tech
36Blanton, Robert SS6-12009/7/19894Notre Dame
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221511/10/19922Louisville
68Clemmings, T.J. T6-530911/18/1991RPittsburgh
95Crichton, Scott DE6-327310/30/19912Oregon State
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/1993RMaryland
62Easton, Nick C6-33036/16/1992RHarvard
72Ellis, Kenrick DT6-434612/10/19875Hampton
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525010/3/19884USC
32Exum, Antone CB6-02192/27/19912Virginia Tech
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33115/28/19913Florida
63Fusco, Brandon G6-43067/26/19885Slippery Rock
52Greenway, Chad OLB6-32371/12/198310Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19876USC
79Harris, Michael G6-533812/5/19884UCLA
6Heinicke, Taylor QB6-12103/15/1993ROld Dominion
13Hill, Shaun QB6-32301/9/198014Maryland
99Hunter, Danielle DE6-525210/29/1994RLouisiana State
12Johnson, Charles WR6-22172/27/19893Grand Valley State
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19845Southern Mississippi
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432910/10/19886East Carolina
75Kalil, Matt T6-73177/6/19894USC
54Kendricks, Eric MLB6-02322/29/1992RUCLA
67Kerin, Zac G6-53058/13/19911Toledo
48Line, Zach FB6-12334/26/19903Southern Methodist
18Locke, Jeff P6-01959/27/19893UCLA
47McDermott, Kevin LS6-52401/12/19903UCLA
31McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92055/3/19922Georgia Southern
24Munnerlyn, Captain CB5-91954/10/19887South Carolina
23Newman, Terence CB5-101979/4/197813Kansas State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19913Tennessee
28Peterson, Adrian RB6-12203/21/19859Oklahoma
83Pruitt, MyCole TE6-22583/24/1992RSouthern Illinois
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12186/19/19903Florida State
51Robinson, Edmond OLB6-32452/23/1992RNewberry
21Robinson, Josh CB5-101991/8/19914Central Florida
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/19839Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-626511/9/19895Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew SS6-12109/9/19875Rice
74Shepherd, Austin G6-43275/28/1992RAlabama
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19875Minnesota
78Sirles, Jeremiah T6-63158/8/19912Nebraska
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19894Notre Dame
65Sullivan, John C6-43108/8/19858Notre Dame
19Thielen, Adam WR6-22008/22/19902Minnesota State
94Trattou, Justin DE6-42588/28/19884Florida
59Trusnik, Jason LB6-42506/6/19849Ohio Northern
11Wallace, Mike WR6-02058/1/19867Mississippi
3Walsh, Blair K5-101701/8/19904Georgia
58Watts, Brandon OLB6-22311/21/19912Georgia Tech
26Waynes, Trae CB6-01907/25/1992RMichigan State
72Wentworth, Austin G6-43155/10/19902Fresno State
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1019111/25/19894Arkansas
Injured Players
60Bykowski, Carter (IR) T6-73137/25/19902Iowa State
57Cole, Audie (IR) MLB6-52486/1/19894North Carolina State
71Loadholt, Phil (IR) T6-83451/21/19867Oklahoma
59Matthews, Casey (IR) LB6-12421/16/19895Oregon
25Price, Jabari (IR) CB5-112008/31/19922North Carolina
93Stephen, Shamar (IR) DT6-53102/25/19912Connecticut
Practice Squad
90Dubose, B.J. DE6-42841/19/1992RLouisville
76Faciane, Isame G6-43025/11/19911Florida International
15Fruechte, Isaac WR6-32103/7/1991RMinnesota
41Harris, Anthony SS6-119210/9/1991RVirginia
 Jones, Dominique TE6-32708/15/19874Shepherd
 Moore, Zach DE6-62809/5/19902Concordia-St. Paul
 Plummer, Terrance LB5-112316/20/1993RCentral Florida
 Renaud, Blake RB6-125210/6/1992RBoise State
43Williams, Dominique RB5-92059/2/19901Wagner
66Yankey, David G6-63201/18/19922Stanford
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
Jeremiah Sirles
The Chargers traded offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to the Vikings, a source told NFL.com. Sirles started one game last season.
Zach Moore
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.

Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.

The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.

Anthony Harris
No Updates
Charles Johnson
Johnson was not targeted in the passing game and played just nine snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

It's not a good sign for Johnson's fantasy value that he was a non-factor in a game where Minnesota fell behind early and to throw the ball. It looks like Johnson won't have a significant role in the offense the rest of the season unless a few injuries strike the receiving corps.

Shaun Hill
Hill stepped in for concussed starter Teddy Bridgewater in Sunday's game against the Rams, completing 2-of-6 passes for 15 yards.

The veteran saw his first action of the season Sunday, and actually led the Vikings to a game-winning field goal in overtime. It is unclear when Bridgewater will be able to return, but Hill is seemingly in line to start any games he misses. The Vikings will face off with a middling Raiders defense in Week 10, but Hill doesn't possess much fantasy potential, even in a starting role.

Justin Trattou
Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou is inactive Sunday against the Vikings.

Trattou backs up Everson Griffin at right defensive end and the Vikings will be without needed depth. Depth is more of an issue than usual with the game being played at high altitude.

Robert Blanton
Blanton had nine total tackles and defended a pass while playing 57 snaps on defense in Sunday's win at Atlanta.

Blanton got more playing time with Andrew Sendejo leaving in the first quarter with a knee injury. Blanton could be in line to start next week if both Sendejo and Harrison Smith remain sidelined. However, Sendejo is likely behind Antone Exum if one of the injured safeties can return.

Chad Greenway
Greenway had one tackle and played just 22 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

With Eric Kendricks back after a two-game absence due to a rib injury, Greenway returned a smaller role where he leaves the field in passing situations. Greenway had moved to middle linebacker and and played a full game with Kendricks hurt. He was back at weak-side linebacker Sunday.

Eric Kendricks
Kendricks (ribs) is active Sunday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

After putting in three full practices this week, this news is no surprise. He'll be in the lineup at inside linebacker and look to slow down the Falcons rushing attack.

Audie Cole
Cole was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list Tuesday after breaking his ankle during Sunday's contest.

Cole got the start at middle linebacker with Eric Kendricks (ribs) ruled out prior to Sunday's game and the 26-year-old recorded two solo tackles before breaking his ankle. Jason Trusnik will take his place on the roster and provide depth at linebacker, but it remains to be seen who might start for the Vikings if Kendricks is held out of the lineup another week.

Kenrick Ellis
Defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis agreed to a contract with the Giants on Tuesday, The Star-Ledger reports. 

Ellis spent training camp with the Giants, but did not make the Week 1 roster. Three Giants defensive tackles were listed on the team's injury report Monday, so the team decided to bring back Ellis with just a couple days to spare before taking on the Redskins on Thursday night.

Kyle Rudolph
Rudolph hauled in seven of his 10 targets for 53 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

The big tight end led the team in targets, yards and receptions Sunday, accounting for nearly a third of the team's receiving yardage as the rushing attack took center stage. Rudolph has seen a noticeable uptick in usage over the last two games, but the inconsistent nature of the Vikings' passing game makes him difficult to trust on a weekly basis. Rudolph will look to keep his strong recent run of form alive when the Seahawks come to town in Week 13.

Carter Bykowski
The Vikings announced Monday they waived tackle Carter Bykowski. They also placed cornerback Josh Robinson (pectoral) on the PUP list, which means he will miss the first six weeks of the season.
Marcus Sherels
Sherels returned a punt return 65 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win over Chicago. He had three punt returns overall for an average of 25.7 yardes.

Sherels has just four tackles this season as his duties have been limited to punt returns and special teams. He'll be used as a defensive back only as a deep reserve.

Everson Griffen
Griffen (hip/shoulder) is listed as active Sunday in Atlanta, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Griffen will continue to power through an array of ailments, which haven't stopped him from taking down Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers in back-to-back contests. In nine games, Griffen has 6.5 sacks to his name among 29 tackles.

Xavier Rhodes
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is active Sunday against the Broncos.Rhodes will be needed if the Vikings hope to contain both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Having him in the lineup is a big boost for the defense.
Mike Wallace
Wallace did not have a catch and wasn't officially targeted in Sunday's win at Atlanta. He did have a ball thrown his way that drew a pass interference call.

Wallace continues to disappear in the Minnesota offense as he has just two receptions for 26 yards in his last five games. He hasn't been able to get in sync with Teddy Bridgewater on deep throws and the Vikings offense didn't needed to air it out Sunday with Adrian Peterson rushing for 158 yards.

Shamar Stephen
The Vikings announced a variety of roster moves before Sunday's first practice of training camp.

The team placed linebacker Casey Matthews on the Reserve/Injured list with cornerback Josh Robinson being placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Moreover, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and wide receiver DaVaris Daniels were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

T.J. Clemmings
No Updates
B.J. Dubose
No Updates
Captain Munnerlyn
Munnerlyn had a season-high eight tackles in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Munnerlyn continues to work as the team's nickelback and has been more involved against the run the past three games with 17 tackles.

Antone Exum
Exum will start at free safety with Harrison Smith out Sunday with a knee injury, St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Exum has played just ten snaps on defense all season, so he may work as part of a committee at safety with Smith out.

Matt Asiata
Asiata caught one pass on two targets for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Sunday was Asiata's second game of the season without a carry. While he has caught a pass in seven of 10 contests, he has failed to top 35 total yards in a game or score a touchdown this season. Asiata scored 10 total touchdowns with Adrian Peterson out of the lineup in 2014. There was some hope that he could at least take a series or two per game and a handful of touchdown from the aging Peterson in 2015, but that has not worked out. He is best served in the free agency pool.

Tom Johnson
Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson was acquitted of all counts stemming from an October arrest at a restaurant, 1500ESPN.com reports.

Johnson, who was charged with three misdemeanor counts, re-signed with the Vikings as a free agent in March to a three-year, $7 million deal.

Edmond Robinson
No Updates
Josh Robinson
Robinson is active for the first time this season in Sunday's game against Atlanta, ESPN reports.

Robinson was on the physically unable to perform list from the beginning of the preseason until Nov. 11. He'll have a reserve secondary role with Trae Waynes inactive with an ankle injury

Stefon Diggs
Diggs caught all four of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

The rookie managed his lowest yardage output of the season Sunday, as the Vikings effectively ran the ball to grind out a big road win. Diggs has certainly slowed from the historical pace he set through his first four games, as he has failed to reach 50 yards in three of the past four. Week 13 won't present Diggs with the best of bounce-back opportunities, as the Seahawks come to town.

Adam Thielen
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen had six receptions for 70 yards on eight targets in Week 4 defeat to Denver.

Thielen got more playing time with Charles Johnson out with a rib injury and Jarius Wright limited with a hand injury. Thielen was third on the team in targets as both he and Stefon Diggs had breakout games.

With Charles Johnson struggling even before the injury, there may be an opening for Thielen to get a larger role in the passing game.

Brandon Watts
Watts had two tackles and played just 23 snaps at weak-side linebacker in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Watts started at weak-side linebacker with Chad Greenway moving to middle linebacker while Eric Kendricks out with a rib injury. However, Watts has been coming off the field in nickel and passing situations, which limits his fantasy value.

Nick Easton
The Ravens agreed to send offensive lineman Nick Easton to the 49ers, the Ravens announced. The Ravens will receive a conditional draft pick. Easton has never appeared in an NFL game. He was undrafted free agent.
Scott Crichton
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.

Taylor Heinicke
No Updates
Danielle Hunter
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told reporters that Danielle Hunter is an Anthony Barr-type athlete and indicated that he could line up as a defensive end when on the field his rookie season.

"We looked at him as a defensive end and then when you watch his work out at the combine and you watch his work out at the pro day, he's an incredible athlete when we put him through drops and coverage," Spielman said, per the team's official website. "He is an Anthony Barr-type athlete, maybe not as fluid, but has the ability to do a lot of different things depending on how he develops and where our coaches see him."

The Vikings took Hunter in the third round with the 88th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Isaac Fruechte
No Updates
Adrian Peterson
Peterson carried 29 times for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Falcons. He also hauled in two of four targets for 29 yards.

The NFL's rushing leader bounced back from a quiet outing in last week's loss to Green Bay in a big way, posting his second-highest yardage output while scoring multiple touchdowns for the second time this season. Peterson has now scored five times in the last four weeks, and has gone over 100 yards rushing in four of the last five. The Vikings will host the Seahawks in Week 13, when Peterson will once again be the alpha and the omega on offense.

Joe Berger
The Vikings have re-signed offensive lineman Joe Berger to a two-year deal, ESPN.com reports.

"He's excited to be able to play in the new stadium (the Vikings will open in 2016)," his agent, Tom Tafelski, said. "It's a great organization, a great sports city, a great quality of life. We're excited we got it done."

Berger started nine games at right guard last season. He could compete for a starting role next season depending on what else the team accomplishes in free agency and the draft.

MyCole Pruitt
Pruitt had two receptions for 13 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Pruitt had his first catch in Minnesota's last game and is starting to get involved in the offense. He's not getting enough touches for viable fantasy value, but his role could grow later in the season.

Blair Walsh
Walsh made all three field-goal attempts, including a game-winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, in Sunday's win over Chicago. He also made both two extra-point attempts.

After struggling in the preseason and in the team's first few games (missing two field goals and an extra point), Walsh has turned his season around the past three games. He's make all 11 field goal attempts the past three games including six from 40 yards or more.

Sharrif Floyd
Floyd (ankle) is listed as active Sunday in Oakland, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

Floyd missed three games following surgery to remove cartilage from his knee, but after building up his practice reps during the week, the defensive tackle will make his first appearance since Week 6.

Anthony Barr
Barr had a sack, two forced fumbles, broke up a pass play, had a tackle for a loss and nine total tackles in Sunday's win at Atlanta. He later revealed he's playing with a broken left hand, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

Barr showed his broken hand won't limit him much as he was a force against the pass in Sunday's win.

Kevin McDermott
The Vikings announced Monday that they have signed long snapper Kevin McDermott , per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. McDermott, who snapped in seven games for the Ravens last season before suffering an elbow injury, will compete with veteran snapper Cullen Loeffler

David Yankey
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
Sendejo left Sunday's win at Atlanta with a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return, the team's official web site reports.

With Sendejo hurt, Robert Blanton took over at strong safety. The severity of Sendejo's injjury wasn't clear after the game.

Jabari Price
The Vikings have activated cornerback Jabari Price from the suspended list after he lost the first two games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

The team maintained an open spot for Price on its roster after placing John Sullivan on injured reserve, so there is no need for a corresponding move.

Phil Loadholt
Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner confirmed Monday starting right tackle Phil Loadholt will need surgery for a torn Achilles and miss the 2015 season. Loadholt suffered the injury in Saturday's preseason opener against the Bucs.
Jason Trusnik
The Panthers have signed linebacker Jason Trusnik to a one-year deal, the team announced.

"Jason is an experienced player who adds more competition to the linebacker position and has also been a special teams ace," coach Ron Rivera said. "I expect him to come in and be a leader. Even though he is new to us, he's got veteran savvy to him."

Trusnik made six starts while playing all 16 games with the Dolphins in 2014, racking up 48 tackles and intercepting one pass.

"First, I want to earn respect from my new teammates and coaches," Trusnik said. "It's a new team and I have to earn that. I want to continue to be the leader that I've been in the past and make plays, whether that be on special teams or on defense."

Teddy Bridgewater
Bridgewater completed 20 of 28 passes for 174 yards and an interception in Sunday's win over the Falcons. He also lost three yards on four carries.

The second-year signal caller took a back seat Sunday, as the Vikings ran the ball effectively en route to a crucial road win. Bridgewater has now thrown for fewer than 200 yards in six games this season, and he failed to connect on a touchdown Sunday for the fourth time. Week 13 will bring a tough home matchup versus the Seahawks, and Bridgewater should once again play the role of game manager in the Vikings' run-heavy attack.

Zac Kerin
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.

Austin Shepherd
No Updates
Brian Robison
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison had six total tackles, one tackle for a loss, defended two passes and a quarterback hit in Sunday's win over Detroit. 

Robison doesn't have a sack in two games, but he's been disruptive enough in the passing game that the sacks will come.

Casey Matthews
The Vikings announced a variety of roster moves before Sunday's first practice of training camp.

The team placed linebacker Casey Matthews on the Reserve/Injured list with cornerback Josh Robinson being placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Moreover, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen and wide receiver DaVaris Daniels were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list.

Hip - IR. Out for season
Brandon Fusco
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.”

Dominique Jones
The Broncos have listed S T.J. Ward, RB Juwan Thompson, LB Brandon Marshall , OL Paul Cornick, OL Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones and DT Mitch Unrein as inactive Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Marshall was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Cornick and Ward were listed as questionable. Cornick is dealing with a toe injury. Ward has a neck issue. Thompson was actually listed as probable, but will not play. He has both hip and knee injuries. Unrein was also listed as probable. He's dealing with an illness. The other two players listed are healthy scratches. 

Michael Harris
The Vikings re-signed restricted free agent tackle Michael Harris, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He played in 12 games last year, starting five due to the season-ending injury to right tackle Phil Loadholt.
Blake Renaud
No Updates
Jarius Wright
Wright had two receptions for 13 yards and was targeted just two times in Sunday's win at Atlanta.

Wright isn't going to get many targets as the third receiver when Minnesota's running game is clicking, and Adrian Peterson had 158 yards rushing Sunday.

John Sullivan
The Vikings placed center John Sullivan on short-term injured reserve Thursday due to a back injury. He is eligible to practice after six weeks and can play in game after eight weeks.

The team also announced Sullivan underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy Wednesday.

"As a player you never want to miss time," Sullivan said. "Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your absence, you feel guilty about not fulfilling your responsibility to your teammates, coaches, organization and fans by giving it your absolute best out on the field every Sunday. 

"While I'm incredibly disappointed that I'll be missing the first portion of the 2015 season, I have full faith in the roster that our coaches and front office have put together. Joe Berger will step in and do a great job leading our offensive line, protecting the best young quarterback in football and opening up holes in the running game.

"In the meantime, I promise I'll be doing everything I can to recover and I'll be ready as soon as humanly possible to return to the field and help the Vikings win their first Super Bowl Championship."

Matt Kalil
Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil underwent arthroscopic surgical procedures to both of his knees so far this offseason, according to a report from USA Today

Kalil also had injections to help manage joint pain. Both knees were scoped in January before having a Regenexx procedure performed on them in March. Kalil also had platelet-rich plasma therapy performed, too. 

Throughout the procedures, Kalil has been working out and rehabbing at the Vikings' team facility. 

Jerick McKinnon
McKinnon caught two passes off of three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

McKinnon tallied 10 total touches with Adrian Peterson feeling under the weather in Week 7, but has just seven touches since. The second-year player split carries with Matt Asiata last season, but has been relegated to just 2.5 carries per game in 2015. Posing as a limited threat in the passing game, McKinnon provides little to a fantasy team so long as Peterson is healthy.

Terence Newman
Newman had two interceptions and four tackles in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Newman is the third leading active player with 39 interceptions. His per-play tackle totals are down slightly from last season, but he continues to get plenty of snaps as a starting cornerback at age 37.

Rhett Ellison
Ellison had two receptions for 18 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win at Oakland.

Ellison has become a larger part of the passing game the last four weeks with five receptions and seven targets, but that's not enough for viable fantasy value in most formats.

Harrison Smith
Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Smith sustained the injury early in last week's loss to Green Bay, but he played through the ailment for the better part of the contest. Despite practicing Friday, Smith has been ruled out, so the Vikings will likely turn to Antone Exum Jr. to fill the void.

Knee - Missed Week 12 at Atlanta
Zach Line
Line had two carries for two yards and one reception for 49 yards in Sunday's win over Detroit. He played a season-high 19 snaps on offense, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Vikings don't utilize a fullback much in the offense as he rarely gets more than a carry or two.

Terrance Plummer
No Updates
Trae Waynes
Waynes (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta.

Waynes is battling an ankle injury, the details of which are still mostly unclear. Regardless, he'll sit out Sunday, as well starting safety Harrison Smith, who is dealing with a left knee injury.

Ankle - Missed Week 12 at Atlanta
Cordarrelle Patterson
Patterson returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's win at Oakland. He also had one rushing attempt for six yards.

Patterson is rarely used outside of special teams as he has just two rushing attempts and has been targeted just two times as a receiver this season. However, he can still make a big impact on kickoff returns.

Austin Wentworth
The Vikings waived five players Thursday in order to reach the roster limit, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The players involved are safety Ahmad Dixon, running back Henry Josey, tight end Ryan Otten, offensive tackle Antonio Richardson and guard Austin Wentworth.
Linval Joseph
Joseph (foot) is active for Sunday's contest in Oakland, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

Floyd may have difficulty matching his output from a week ago, when he was named NFL Defensive Player of the Week with 10 tackles (seven solo) and a half sack against the Rams. However, after his practice reps were somewhat limited during the week, he'll line up as one of the Vikings' defensive tackles.

Jeff Locke
No Updates
Dominique Williams
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.

Isame Faciane
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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