The Vikings have released offensive lineman Charlie Johnson, the team announced Friday. Johnson has spent the last four seasons with Minnesota after coming over from the Colts in 2011.
The veteran only missed three games in his four seasons with the Vikings. He was due $2.45 million in base salary and has a $2.5 million cap hit for 2015. There is no dead money associated with the transaction.
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.
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway (knee) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle) are listed as questionable for Week 17 against the Bears. Greenway was unable to practice all week while Rudolph only practiced Friday on a limited basis.
Wide receiver Jarius Wright (back) is also listed as questionable.
Rookie linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and Brandon Watts (hamstring) have been ruled out.
Guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), Greg Jennings (hamstring), Antone Exum (knee), Mike Harris (foot), Chase Ford (foot), Robert Blanton (ankle), Andrew Sendejo (thumb), Sharrif Floyd (knee) and Matt Asiata (foot) are all listed as probable.
The Vikings are currently 6-point favorites against Chicago Sunday.
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.
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).
The Vikings have listed CB Robert Blanton, FB Zach Line, LB Anthony Barr, OL Carter Bykowski, OL David Yankey, DT Sharrif Floyd and OL Charlie Johnson as inactive Week 15 against the Lions.
Barr, Blanton and Floyd had already been ruled out prior to Sunday. All three players are dealing with knee injuries. Blanton also tweaked his akle. The other four players listed are considered healthy scratches.
The Vikings have ruled safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee), guard Charlie Johnson (ankle), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee) and linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) was the only player listed as questionable on Minnesota's final injury report. Meanwhile, fullback Jerome Felton (neck), safety Harrison Smith (shoulder), defensive end Everson Griffen (back) and cornerback Jabari Price (hamstring) were all deemed probable for Week 15.
Vikings offensive lineman Charlie Johnson had his contract voided earlier in the year, but he eventually found his way back. According to 1500ESPN.com, Johnson has agreed to a two-year deal to remain in Minnesota. The contract will pay him $2.5 million per year.
Johnson has started all but one game over the last three years for the Vikings.
Guard Charlie Johnson's contract was among those voided Friday, according to USA Today. The move will save the Vikings some cap space.
Vikings CB Chris Cook, FB Jerome Felton, LB Chad Greenway, LB Erin Henderson, OT Charlie Johnson, OT Phil Loadholt and S Jamarca Sanford are probable Week 11 against the Seahawks.
All but Johnson were able to fully participate in practice Friday. Johnson was a limited participant Friday.
After sitting out Week 10 with an elbow injury, Vikings left guard Charlie Johnson expects to play Week 11 at Seattle, "barring any setbacks," according to the Pioneer Press.
The Vikings had two offensive linemen ruled inactive for the Week 10 Thursday night game against Washington. Tackles Phil Loadholt and Charlie Johnson are both inactive. Johnson was doubtful to play on the official injury report due to an elbow injury and Loadholt was ruled out Wednesday due to a concussion.