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Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense29th141.9 (3rd)188.1 (30th)
Defense9th110.1 (16th)224.8 (6th)
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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.

Foot - Missed Week 11 vs. Green Bay
Robert Blanton
Vikings safety Robert Blanton is likely to start at strong safety this week against Denver with Andrew Sendejo out with a knee injury, ESPN reports.

Blanton had lost out on the starting job and had a limited role off the bench as he didn't even play a snap on defense in Week 2. He should get a full workload Sunday with Sendejo out.

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 had seven total tackles and a tackle for a loss while playing 68 snaps in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Kendricks missed two games with injured ribs, but was back as the starter at middle linebacker and played a full game.

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 6-of-9 targets for a season-high 106 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Packers.

Rudolph caught a 47-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and was involved throughout, easily surpassing his previous season high of 53 receiving yards in Week 1. Despite the big game, it's hard to get too excited about Rudolph, given the fact that Minnesota normally runs a ball-control offense. Next week, Rudolph will face the Falcons in Atlanta.

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 (neck) is active Sunday against the Rams.

After putting in limited practices earlier in the week, Griffen put in a full practice on Friday and will be in the lineup at right defensive end. His presence will help the Vikings defensive line as they try to slow down Todd Gurley and the Rams offense.

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 was targeted just two times in Sunday's loss to Green Bay. He did have one carry for six yards.

Wallace has almost disappeared in the Minnesota passing game the last four games as he's been targeted a total of just 14 times and has just two receptions over that Span. Meanwhile Stefon Diggs has been targeted 28 times over that same span. Wallace and Teddy Brigewater can't seem to connect on deep balls as there was another instance Sunday where Wallace was open but Bridgewater overthrew him.

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
The Vikings did not select a safety during last week's NFL Draft, which opens the door for second-year man Antone Exum to step in and produce, per the Pioneer Press

Exum, who was taken in the sixth round last year and only participated in 16 plays from scrimmage, could battle safety Robert Blanton for the position, but is willing to be either a strong or free safety. 

"So whatever I'm asked to play, I will be ready," Exum said. "I take pride in work ethic and not being outworked, and this offseason I've been attacking."

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 (pectoral) was activated from the PUP list, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Robinson has been on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of the preseason and returned to practice three weeks ago. He'll likely have a minimal role off the bench as a reserve in the secondary.

Stefon Diggs
Diggs had six receptions for 66 yards and was targeted nine times in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Although Diggs didn't have a huge fantasy day, he once again led the team in targets and was productive despite the overall struggles of the offense. Diggs has become the top target in the passing game with Mike Wallace having just two receptions in the past four games.

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 ran 13 times for just 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Packers. He caught both of his targets for 16 yards.

Peterson also lost a fumble in the second half, with the Vikings close to scoring. His streak of 100-yard rushing games came to an end at three, but he continues to be one of the few workhorse backs in football, with 20+ carries in six of 10 games this season. Up next for Peterson will be the Falcons, who have allowed the third fewest rushing yards in all of football, as of Week 10.

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 (hand) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

With a varied line in his second campaign -- 47 tackles (39 solo), 1.5 sacks, one interception, and one forced fumbled in nine contests -- Barr will line up at strong-side linebacker in an attempt to corral Aaron Rodgers and company.

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 six total tackles and played 77 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Despite some talk early in the season from head coach Mike Zimmer that he wasn't happy with safeties playing next to Harrison Smith, Sendejo has kept the strong safety job and received the bulk of playing time.

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 25 of 37 passes for 296 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Packers. He was sacked six times, and finished with 43 rushing yards on four carries.

Bridgewater took a number of big hits, and had to leave the game briefly in the first half. While he showed toughness throughout, he couldn't make enough plays in the end. His fantasy production continues to be limited, with just one 300-yard passing game, and one touchdown or less in nine of 10 contests this season. The second-year QB has added some fantasy value as a runner, with a couple of touchdowns on the ground. Next week, he and the Vikings will travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons, who have generally held opposing QBs in check this year.

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 four receptions for 50 yards and was targeted five times in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Wright got more targets than usual with the Vikings falling behind early. He also got more targets than Mike Wallace and it's possible Wright could get more touches if Wallace continues to struggle. Still, Wright doesn't get enough looks for viable fantasy value in most formats, but he's capable of a big play.

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
Harrison Smith started at free safety for the Vikings and had nine total tackles in Monday's loss at San Francisco.

Smith also levied a hard hit on Colin Kaepernick during a run, but otherwise had a quiet game. Smith had three sacks and five interceptions last season, so he'll have more disruptive games.

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
Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes had five total tackles and played 42 snaps on defense in Sunday's win over San Diego.

Waynes played his first snaps on defense this season as he was pressed into duty after Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion. He held up well in pass coverage and could start at cornerback this week if Rhodes remains out.

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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