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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th138.2 (4th)183.0 (30th)
Defense13th109.2 (16th)234.9 (12th)
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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
14Diggs, Stefon WR6-019111/29/1993RMaryland
90Dubose, B.J. DE6-42841/19/1992RLouisville
62Easton, Nick C6-33036/16/1992RHarvard
72Ellis, Kenrick DT6-434612/10/19875Hampton
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
41Harris, Anthony SS6-119210/9/1991RVirginia
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
91Moore, Zach DE6-62809/5/19902Concordia-St. Paul
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 LB6-42526/6/19849Ohio 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
95Crichton, Scott (IR) DE6-327310/30/19912Oregon State
85Ellison, Rhett (IR) TE6-525010/3/19884USC
32Exum, Antone (IR) CB6-02192/27/19912Virginia Tech
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
76Faciane, Isame G6-43025/11/19911Florida International
15Fruechte, Isaac WR6-32103/7/1991RMinnesota
 Johnson, Toby DT6-33129/1/1991RGeorgia
 Jones, Dominique TE6-32708/15/19874Shepherd
 Lowdermilk, Johnny DB6-12104/17/1992RIowa
 Plummer, Terrance LB5-112316/20/1993RCentral Florida
 Renaud, Blake RB6-125210/6/1992RBoise State
 Singleton, Alex LB6-223512/7/1993RMontana 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
Harris remained in the starting lineup at safety and had six tackles and defended a pass in Sunday's win over Chicago.

Harris got the start with Harrison Smith out. He could start again next week if Smith remains sidelined.

Charles Johnson
Johnson (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Giants.

Johnson turned in full practices all week, but his status on the fringe of the Vikings' receiving corps will keep him in street clothes in Week 16. Instead, Teddy Bridgewater will rely upon Mike Wallace, Stefon Diggs, and Jarius Wright to support the passing attack.

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 (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Vikings are still missing Harrison Smith (hamstring) for Sunday's game, but with Andrew Sendejo (knee) returning to action, it looks like any avenue to the starting lineup will close for Blanton, who saw just six snaps a week earlier. Sendejo and Anthony Harris look to be in line to serve as the starting safety tandem.

Chad Greenway
Greenway had seven tackles, including one tackle for loss, in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

The veteran linebacker was able to hold up through the season after injuries shortened his 2014 campaign. While he didn't register the gaudy tackle numbers he has in the past, Greenway was still a relatively effective cog in the Vikings' defensive scheme. Still, Greenway will be a 33-year-old unrestricted free agent this spring and with the Vikings continuing to get younger on that side of the ball, he could very well need to take another bargain-level contract to remain with the club.

Eric Kendricks
Kendricks recorded nine tackles, including one tackle for loss, in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

The rookie out of UCLA capped off his debut season with another solid outing Sunday, bumping up his tackle total on the year to 92. He was especially effective in the run game against the Packers as he recorded two stuffs for a total of three yards lost. Kendricks finished the regular season ranked fourth in tackles among rookies behind the likes of Stephone Anthony, Landon Collins, and Kwon Alexander and helped the Vikings improve from 25th in run defense in 2014 (121.4 YPG) to a more palatable 109.3 per game, which put them 17th in the league in 2015. He and fellow former UCLA star Anthony Barr have injected some much-needed youth and skill to the Vikings' linebacking corps and there's no reason to believe Kendricks can't continue to improve in his second season.

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 caught a 24-yard pass on his lone target in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Rudolph became less and less of a fixture in the Viking offense down the stretch, being targeted a mere seven times over his last four contests including the playoffs. Part of his lack of production can be attributed to a run-heavy approach to the offense that saw quarterback Teddy Bridgewater average just 22 passes per game in that final stretch, although it is important to note that Rudolph was third on the team in targets and led the team in receiving touchdowns with five. Although he didn't post the kind of numbers that he did in his breakout 2012 campaign, it's encouraging that Rudolph was able to play in all 17 games this year after a pair of seasons derailed by injury. At just 26 years of age, Rudolph still may have some of his best days ahead of him if he's able to stay healthy and Bridgewater continues to progress as a passer.

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 (shoulder) is active for Sunday's wild-card contest against the Seahawks.

Coming off back-to-back double-digit sack campaigns, Griffen may have difficulty bringing down the ever-elusive Russell Wilson. Nevertheless, Griffen has notched 22.5 sacks over the last 31 games during the aforementioned stretch.

Xavier Rhodes
Rhodes had three tackles and an interception in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

The third-year corner out of Florida State plucked his first interception of the season in Sunday's finale to help the Vikings wrap up the division crown. He posted career-highs in tackles (58) and passes defensed (11) this season in addition to recording his second career interception. However, his lack of interceptions and passes defensed relative to other IDP options in the secondary have made him a middling option thus far in his career. Still, Rhodes is a talented enough player to where he can begin translating his natural abilities into quantifiable fantasy value next season, which would be perfect timing given it will be the final year of his rookie contract.

Alex Singleton
No Updates
Mike Wallace
Wallace caught his lone target Sunday for 10 yards in a loss to Seattle.

Wallace's first year in Minnesota finished with a thud Sunday as he was held to one catch for the fourth time this season. In fairness, Sunday's game took place in brutally cold conditions, meaning that it was unlikely for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to be taking deep shots all afternoon against Seattle's secondary. However, the fact remains that Wallace caught just 40 of his 73 total targets this season with the Vikings, a catch rate of just 55 percent. Wallace hadn't been targeted under 100 times in a season since he was a rookie, when he still outproduced his 2015 campaign with 39 catches on 72 targets (all regular season) for 756 yards and six touchdowns. Barring a major change to Minnesota's offensive philosophy, Wallace will likely continue to be a misused entity in the Vikings' system.

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
Johnny Lowdermilk
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 (ribs) has been placed on injured reserve, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Vikings have dealt with a ridiculous string of injuries at the safety position over the past few weeks, allowing Exum to make a couple of starts. The team is now left with Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring), Robert Blanton (knee), Andrew Sendejo (knee) and newly-signed Anthony Harris.

Ribs - IR. Out for season
Matt Asiata
Asiata ran the ball five times for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Minnesota was in position to pound the ball and run out the clock for much of the second half after taking control of the game early. When those opportunities came behind Adrian Peterson, it was Jerick McKinnon who both got the bulk of the back-up opportunities, besting Asiata in touches nine to five, and made the most out of them, tallying 97 total yards and two scores. Minnesota has a division crown to play for in Week 17, meaning that Peterson will, again, be relied on to carry the load. When he needs a breather against Green Bay's so-so run defense, expect McKinnon, not Asiata, to be next in line.

Tom Johnson
Johnson had two sacks and five total tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Johnson is having a second consecutive strong season in Minnesota with five sacks as he's gained more playing time in the rotation on the defensive line.

Edmond Robinson
Robinson had five tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants, despite playing just six snaps on defense.

Robinson started two games at linebacker with Anthony Barr hurt, but moved back to a mostly special teams role on Sunday.

Josh Robinson
Robinson is unlikely to return to the Vikings roster for the 2016 season, Ben Goessling of ESPN reports.

Robinson opened the year on the physically unable to perform list with a torn pectoral muscle and never got his season off the ground, as he appeared in just five games and made only two tackles. He recorded five interceptions, 15 passese defended and 151 tackles from 2012-2014, so there might be enough there for another team to take a chance on him.

Stefon Diggs
Diggs caught four of six targets for 26 yards and added a six-yard run in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

With Seattle dropping into deep zones, Diggs was able to make some plays underneath while leading the team in both catches and targets. Despite seeing no action during the season's first three weeks, Diggs still managed to lead the Vikings in catches, targets and receiving yards. The rookie's value was hampered, however, given the Vikings 31st-ranked pass offense. Expect the Vikings to be a little more pass-focused next year with an aging Adrian Peterson in a new domed stadium.

Adam Thielen
Thielen (shoulder) had 67 rushing yards on two attempts Sunday and added one reception for 16 yards on his lone target against the Packers.

The majority of Thielen's rushing yardage came on a 41-yard scamper on a fake punt early in Sunday's contest and he added 26 yards on a reverse in the fourth quarter. Thielen did suffer a shoulder injury in Sunday's game, according to the Pioneer Press, but he believes he'll be available Sunday's Wild Card matchup with the Seahawks.

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.

Concussion, neck - IR. Out for season
Taylor Heinicke
No Updates
Danielle Hunter
Hunter had three total tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Hunter played 37 of 61 snaps on defense as he's become a key part of the defensive line rotation. His six sacks are second among NFL rookies.

Isaac Fruechte
No Updates
Adrian Peterson
Peterson rushed for 45 yards on 23 carries and added 13 receiving yards on two catches in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He lost a fumble during the game.

Stymied for much of the game, Peterson lost a critical fumble in the fourth quarter that set Seattle up to take the lead. Later, on Minnesota's second-to-last drive of the game, it was Jerick McKinnon, not Peterson, on the field trying to help lead the comeback. Fumbles come with the territory for Peterson, who led the league in the unfortunate stat this year and has fumbled at least thrice in six of his eight full seasons. What doesn't normally come with the territory is a lack of production, and that's what Peterson began to show toward the end of the season. In five of his last six games of the year, including Sunday, Peterson was held to 3.5 yards per carry or less - the lone exception being a matchup against the hapless Giants defense. Peterson still managed to score three touchdowns during those games, but given that he'll be 31 next season, Peterson may be showing signs of fatigue that could result in a less dominant share of carries in 2016.

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 caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

Pruitt hauled in both of his targets Sunday to post his second-best receiving output of his rookie season. With Kyle Rudolph in the fold as the team's top tight end, Pruitt only saw 16 passes thrown his way in the regular season as a reserve-type option. That said, with Rudolph's lengthy injury history, the Vikings will need to continue developing Pruitt into a viable tight end should Rudolph find himself on the inactive list at any point next season.

Blair Walsh
Walsh converted both of his field goal attempts Sunday and also went 2-for-2 on extra points in Minnesota's win over Green Bay.

Walsh finished out the year having made 12 consecutive field goals dating back to Minnesota's Nov. 29 win over Atlanta and was a perfect 4-for-4 from 50+ yards in that span. He made a league-high 34 field goals this season and showed consistent ability to convert from long range as he converted 12-of-15 FGA from 40 yards or more, making him one of the more valuable kickers in 2015. Perhaps more importantly, Walsh demonstrated the ability to bounce back from a shaky 2014 season in which he converted a league-worst 74.3 percent of his field goals.

Sharrif Floyd
Floyd recorded three tackles, including one sack, in Sunday's playoff loss to Seattle.

Floyd made his mark in Sunday's contest with one sack and one run stuff from his defensive tackle spot. His overall production on the season was a bit of a disappointment following a 2014 campaign in which he posted 4.5 sacks and five run stuffs, but it's important to note that he did miss three games this season due to knee and ankle injuries. When healthy, Floyd has shown himself to be a quality complimentary player on the interior to defensive end Everson Griffen, though his production may not be able to be fully measured by the box score alone.

Anthony Barr
Barr recorded five combined tackles with no sacks or tackles for loss in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against Seattle.

Barr capped off a solid sophomore season with a respectable five combined tackles but he was unable to generate much in the way of a pass rush. In all, there was a slight statistical dropoff from Barr's rookie season when he racked up 70 tackles, four sacks, five run stuffs, and two forced fumbles in just 12 games; he had 68 tackles with 3.5 sacks and four run stuffs in 2015. Still, Barr has exhibited plenty of upside in his first two years in the league and has shown to have a nose for the ball with five forced fumbles. He may not deliver the tackle volume an IDP league owner would want out of a linebacker, but if Barr can become a greater pass rush threat next season he could be a legitimate option in such leagues.

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 had an interception and three total tackles in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Sendejo started at safety and played 57 of 61 snaps on defense. After missing two games due to a knee injury, he has returned to his every-down safety role the past two games.

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 17 of 24 passes for 146 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

Bridgewater put the Vikings in place for the win in the game's closing minutes, completing a clutch 24-yard completion to tight end Kyle Rudolph to put the team in field goal position. Looking toward next season, Bridgewater will need to show that he is a better play-maker in order to be anything more than a mid-grade fantasy backup. He show flashes of potential during the season's final four games, during which Minnesota went 3-1. In that span, Bridgewater completed 67 percent of his passes, averaged 208 passing yards per game, ran for a touchdown and threw six of his 14 touchdowns on the season versus just one pick.

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
Robison had two sacks and three total tackles in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

He was also called for a roughing the passer call when it wasn't clear whether Russell Wilson was down that would have been a third sack. Robison has just three sacks this season, but has been disruptive in the passing game.

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 catches for 21 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

Wright finished off the regular season with 34 receptions for 442 yards and no touchdowns--all of which were slight drop-offs from his 2014 campaign. That said, his target total fell from 62 to 49 due in part to the additions of rookie Stefon Diggs and veteran deep threat Mike Wallace. In all, Wright had a fine year relative to his role, but serving as the third receiver in a run-heavy offense doesn't bode particularly well for his fantasy value in 2016.

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 carried the ball twice for seven yards and caught three passes off of five targets for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

McKinnon may not have made any big plays during Sunday's loss, but it is important to note when he played. Following Adrian Peterson's fumble, McKinnon stepped in for Minnesota's second-to-last drive while they were trying to regain the lead. For years, being the No. 2 back to Peterson has been like backing up Peyton Manning or Tom Brady - opportunities are few and far between. However, with Peterson slowed late in the year, McKinnon had his best three games of the season in Weeks 15 through 17, averaging nine touches per game for 77 total yards per game and three touchdowns. As Peterson enters his age-31 season in 2016, don't be surprised if McKinnon is given a larger share of the load, particularly on passing downs.

Terence Newman
Newman was moved to safety in Thursday's loss to Arizona and had one tackle and also defended one pass.

Newman moved to safety with rookie Trae Waynes getting the start at cornerback in Newman's usual spot. Newman will likely return to cornerback when Harrison Smith or Andrew Sendejo return from injury.

Rhett Ellison
Ellison (knee) will need to undergo surgery on his knee, which will keep him out for at least six months.

Ellison suffered a torn patellar tendon in his right leg during Sunday night's win over the Packers. The 27-year-old has 11 receptions for 124 yards and one touchdown through 15 games this season. While his numbers aren't spectacular, Ellison is a viable asset to the Vikings' offense, as he serves as a tight end and fullback, making him a premiere pass and run blocker. In his absence, rookie MyCole Pruitt could see an increase in action.

Knee - IR. Out for season
Harrison Smith
Smith tallied five tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Smith returned after missing three of the last four games with hamstring issues, and he provided a big boost to the Vikings' defense. The fourth-year safety picked off his second pass of the season to help the Vikings beat the Giants 49-17. Assuming smith is healthy, he'll be a solid IDP play next Sunday in Green Bay.

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
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Trae Waynes
Waynes got his first career start at cornerback with cornerback Terence Newman moving to safety in Thursday's loss to Arizona. Waynes had five tackles and defended a pass.

Waynes could get another start next week if safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo remain sidelined with injuries.

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) will have toe surgery during the offseason, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports

This shouldn't come as any surprise, given that Joseph dealt with a foot injury throughout the entire second half of the season. He missed Weeks 12-16, but with 56 tackles in just 12 games, Joseph cemented his reputation as one of the league's better run-stopping interior linemen. He only has 12.5 sacks in 81 career games.

Toby Johnson
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Jeff Locke
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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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