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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
44Asiata, Matt RB6-02347/24/19873Utah
23Banyard, Joe RB5-1020511/12/19882Texas-El Paso
55Barr, Anthony OLB6-52553/18/1992RUCLA
61Berger, Joe G6-53055/25/198210Michigan Tech
36Blanton, Robert SS6-12009/7/19893Notre Dame
5Bridgewater, Teddy QB6-221011/10/1992RLouisville
54Brinkley, Jasper MLB6-12527/12/19856South Carolina
16Cassel, Matt QB6-42285/17/198210USC
57Cole, Audie MLB6-52396/1/19893North Carolina State
95Crichton, Scott DE6-327310/1/1991ROregon State
62Ducasse, Vladimir G6-532510/15/19875Massachusetts
85Ellison, Rhett TE6-525010/3/19883USC
32Exum, Antone CB6-02192/27/1991RVirginia Tech
42Felton, Jerome FB6-02487/3/19867Furman
73Floyd, Sharrif DT6-33055/28/19912Florida
63Fusco, Brandon G6-43067/26/19884Slippery Rock
87Gray, MarQueis TE6-424211/7/19892Minnesota
52Greenway, Chad OLB6-32371/12/19839Iowa
97Griffen, Everson DE6-327312/22/19875USC
79Harris, Michael T6-531812/5/19883UCLA
50Hodges, Gerald OLB6-22431/17/19912Penn State
15Jennings, Greg WR6-01959/21/19839Western Michigan
92Johnson, Tom DT6-32888/30/19844Southern Mississippi
74Johnson, Charlie G6-43055/2/19849Oklahoma State
98Joseph, Linval DT6-432310/10/19885East Carolina
75Kalil, Matt T6-73087/6/19893USC
71Loadholt, Phil T6-83431/21/19866Oklahoma
18Locke, Jeff P6-02039/27/19892UCLA
46Loeffler, Cullen LS6-52411/27/198111Texas
56Mauti, Michael ILB6-22431/19/19902Penn State
31McKinnon, Jerick RB5-92085/3/1992RGeorgia Southern
24Munnerlyn, Captain CB5-91954/10/19886South Carolina
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19912Tennessee
28Peterson, Adrian RB6-12173/21/19858Oklahoma
7Ponder, Christian QB6-22292/25/19884Florida State
27Prater, Shaun CB5-1019010/27/19893Iowa
39Price, Jabari CB5-112008/31/1992RNorth Carolina
29Rhodes, Xavier CB6-12106/19/19902Florida State
21Robinson, Josh CB5-101991/8/19913Central Florida
96Robison, Brian DE6-32594/27/19838Texas
82Rudolph, Kyle TE6-625911/9/19894Notre Dame
34Sendejo, Andrew FS6-12009/9/19874Rice
35Sherels, Marcus CB5-101759/30/19874Minnesota
83Smith, Rodney WR6-52203/11/19902Florida State
22Smith, Harrison FS6-22142/2/19893Notre Dame
93Stephen, Shamar DT6-53102/25/1991RConnecticut
65Sullivan, John C6-43018/8/19857Notre Dame
19Thielen, Adam WR6-21958/22/19901Minnesota State-Mankato
3Walsh, Blair K5-101921/8/19903Georgia
58Watts, Brandon OLB6-22311/21/1991RGeorgia Tech
99Wootton, Corey DT6-62706/22/19875Northwestern
17Wright, Jarius WR5-1018011/25/19893Arkansas
66Yankey, David G6-63151/18/1992RStanford
Injured Players
49DeCicco, Dom (IR) LB6-32359/11/19883Pittsburgh
41Raymond, Mistral (IR) SS6-12029/7/19874South Florida
78Richardson, Antonio (IR) T6-63002/24/1992RTennessee
64Samuda, Josh (IR) G6-331512/23/19882Massachusetts
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13Colter, Kain WR6-01955/24/1992RNorthwestern
76Faciane, Isame DT6-43025/11/1991RFlorida International
86Ford, Chase TE6-62557/19/19902Miami (Fla.)
2Foster, Donte WR6-119311/10/1990ROhio U.
33Greenwood, Chris DB6-11937/10/19893Albion
49Kaddu, Josh LB6-32523/12/19903Oregon
59Kerin, Zac C6-53058/13/1991RToledo
48Line, Zach FB6-12334/26/19902Southern Methodist
94Trattou, Justin DE6-42508/28/19883Florida
79Wentworth, Austin G6-43155/10/1990RFresno State
 
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MarQueis Gray
News
The Vikings have announced that the following players will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams: quarterback Christian Ponder, cornerback Shaun Prater, fullback Zach Line, lineback Michael Mauti, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey and tight end MarQueis Gray.

Ponder is the team's third quarterback behind starter Matt Cassel and rookie first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater.

Greg Jennings
News
Greg Jennings nearly hauled in a garbage-time touchdown in the Vikings' Week 2 loss to the Patriots but didn't get two feet in-bounds. That would have salvaged his stat line, which was one catch for 4 yards as part of a terrible day all around for Minnesota. 

The Vikings are guests of the Saints in Week 3. 

Corey Wootton
News
Former Bears defensive lineman Corey Wootton is staying put in the NFC North. The 26-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, according to his agent on Twitter.

Wootton had surgery on his right hip in January, but is expected to be fully healthy by July. He had 34 tackles, five passes defended, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2013.
Vladimir Ducasse
News
The Vikings signed free agent offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse to a one-year deal, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Ducasse spent his first four seasons with the Jets, starting five games.
Justin Trattou
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Antonio Richardson
Injury
Robert Blanton
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
Chad Greenway
News
The Vikings have released their final injury report before Week 3.

Chad Greenway, Rodney Smith and Brandon Watts will all enter the game listed as questionable.

The Sharrif Floyd, Phil Loadholt, Michael Mauti and Xavier Rhodes are all probable heading into the contest.

Both Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph are considered probable for Week 3. 

Injury
Hand, rib - Questionable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Chris Greenwood
News
The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53.

The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew.

The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton.

Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.

Cullen Loeffler
News
Vikings defensive back Chris Cook (knee), linebacker Larry Dean (knee), offensive lineman Brandon Fusco (knee), long snapper Cullen Loeffler (hand) and defensive back Marcus Sherels (shoulder), who were all listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 16 at Cincinnati.
Audie Cole
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
Kyle Rudolph
News
The Vikings should have their offensive playmakers for Week 3.

Both Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph are probable entering the game. Rudolph was limited in practice Friday, but Pattterson was able to practice in full. 

Injury
Abdomen - Questionable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Marcus Sherels
News
Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels was shaken up on a punt after taking a shot from a Rams player Sunday.

The trainers looked at Sherels' side, but the team soon announced that he would return to action. The returner has yet to receive an opportunity to bring one back in the first half.

Kain Colter
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Michael Mauti
News
The Vikings injury report for Week 2 against the Patriots features four players from the defensive side of the ball, with only one player ruled out so far.

Linebacker Brandon Watts has been ruled out due to a knee injury. Defensive back Xavier Rhodes (groin) and defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (shoulder) are both questionable for Sunday's game, while linebacker Michael Mauti is probable. 

Injury
Foot - Probable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Matt Cassel
News
Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel struggled mightily in a 30-7 loss to the Patriots in Week 2, but head coach Mike Zimmer told the Pioneer Press Sunday he is not planning to make a change to rookie Teddy Bridgewater at this point.

"I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard, and I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook," Zimmer said.

Cassel matched a career-high with four interceptions in Week 2, but does not seem to be at risk of losing his job heading into Week 3 against the Saints. And Cassel made no secret of his happiness with Zimmer's vote of confidence after the game.

"I do appreciate it,'' Cassel said. "There's no doubt about it.''

Everson Griffen
News
The Vikings have seven players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Rams. Three of the seven have already been ruled out.

Fullback Zach Line (ankle) and linebackers Michael Mauti (foot) and Brandon Watts (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday. Deemed questionable were defensive end Everson Griffen (illness) and offensive tackle Michael Harris (shoulder). Only Jabari Price (shoulder) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (neck) were listed as probable for the game.
Xavier Rhodes
News
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is set to play Sunday against the visiting Patriots. He had been deemed questionable with a groin injury.
Injury
Groin - Probable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Donte Foster
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Shamar Stephen
News
The Vikings signed first-round defensive end Anthony Barr and seventh-round defensive tackle Shamar Stephen to rookie contracts. Barr's four-year deal includes a fifth-year option and a $7.6 million signing bonus.
Captain Munnerlyn
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is expected to be the starter at left cornerback for the regular season opener, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Munnerlyn has been listed as a co-starter on the depth chart with Josh Robinson, but Robinson has been unable to get past a hamstring strain.

Antone Exum
News
The Vikings signed safety Antone Exum, a sixth-round pick out of Virginia Tech, to a four-year contract. Only two Minnesota draft picks remain unsigned.
Matt Asiata
News
Making the start at running back for the Vikings on Sunday, running back Matt Asiata totaled 30 yards on the first drive of the game and scored on a 25-yard catch-and-run against the Patriots. After that he totaled 54 yards over the rest of Week 2 and finished with 36 yards on 13 carries (a 2.8 rushing average) and 48 yards on five catches. 

Asiata should remain the Vikings' running back when they play at New Orleans in Week 3. 

Tom Johnson
News
The Vikings are expected to sign former Saints defensive lineman Tom Johnson on Thursday, reports ESPN. The deal is expected to be for one-year and $845,000 but could pay him up to another $600,000 in incentives.

Johnson, who played defensive end in the Saints' 3-4 scheme, had interest from the Cowboys, Bears, Dolphins and Seahawks in addition to the Vikings.

Josh Robinson
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is expected to be the starter at left cornerback for the regular season opener, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Munnerlyn has been listed as a co-starter on the depth chart with Josh Robinson, but Robinson has been unable to get past a hamstring strain.

Adam Thielen
News
The Vikings signed six players to reserve/future contracts: safety Brandan Bishop, cornerback Kip Edwards, offensive tackle Kevin Murphy, defensive end Spencer Nealy, receiver Adam Thielen and running back Bradley Randle.

Brandon Watts
News
Vikings rookie linebacker Brandon Watts has returned to practice after missing a month with a left knee injury. He received second-team reps, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Watts played only in the first two preseason games before going down.
Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Scott Crichton
News
The Vikings have released their inactives for the Week 2 game against New England. The healthy inactives are quarterback Christian Ponder, running back Adrian Peterson, guard David Yankey and defensive end Scott Crichton.

Those injured are linebackers Brandon Watts (knee) and Michael Mauti (foot) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring).

Charlie Johnson
News
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. 

Adrian Peterson
News
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could discuss a plea deal prior to his October 8 court date, according to CBSSports.com Football Insider Jason LaCanfora. 

If that were the case, it's unclear how it would impact Peterson's availability. The Vikings have said Peterson would not return until his legal issues have been resolved, but the NFL can still opt to punish Peterson based on the findings from his case. As LaCanfora notes, if the case goes to trial, it could take months before it's resolved. 

Joe Berger
News
The Vikings will re-sign offensive lineman Joe Berger to a one-year deal, according to the Star Tribune Tuesday. Berger spent the previous three seasons with the Vikings primarily as a backup, but did make two starts a year ago. 
Blair Walsh
News
Vikings kicker Blair Walsh made both his field-goal attempts Sunday, hitting from 52 and 46 yards while racking up four extra-points in his team's 34-6 win over the Rams in Week 1.

Walsh hit both his field goals early, putting his team up 6-0 early in the second quarter before being limited to extra-point duty over the remainder of the game. He went 7 for 11 from 40-plus yards last season after making 17 of his 19 attempts from that distance in his rookie year. Walsh will get his first taste of the outdoors in Week 2 when the Patriots come to play on the Vikings' temporary home field.

Shaun Prater
News
The Vikings have announced that the following players will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams: quarterback Christian Ponder, cornerback Shaun Prater, fullback Zach Line, lineback Michael Mauti, linebacker Brandon Watts, guard David Yankey and tight end MarQueis Gray.

Ponder is the team's third quarterback behind starter Matt Cassel and rookie first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater.

Sharrif Floyd
News
Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd has been cleared for action Sunday against New England despite a shoulder ailment that had him listed as questionable. He is not among the list of inactives.
Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Anthony Barr
News
The Vikings signed first-round defensive end Anthony Barr and seventh-round defensive tackle Shamar Stephen to rookie contracts. Barr's four-year deal includes a fifth-year option and a $7.6 million signing bonus.
Jerome Felton
News
Vikings CB Chris Cook, LB Larry Dean, DT Fred Evans, FB Jerome Felton, OL Brandon Fusco, CB Marcus Sherels and S Harrison Smith have been ruled probable Week 17.

Evans was the only player who was limited in practice Friday. The other six were able to participate in full practice. 

David Yankey
News
The Vikings have released their inactives for the Week 2 game against New England. The healthy inactives are quarterback Christian Ponder, running back Adrian Peterson, guard David Yankey and defensive end Scott Crichton.

Those injured are linebackers Brandon Watts (knee) and Michael Mauti (foot) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring).

Andrew Sendejo
News
The Vikings activated free safety Andrew Sendejo from the PUP list. He had been out with lower back and ankle injuries since the start of the offseason program, reports ESPN.com.

Sendejo started 10 games last year and finished with 84 tackles and an interception.

Jabari Price
News
The Vikings have seven players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Rams. Three of the seven have already been ruled out.

Fullback Zach Line (ankle) and linebackers Michael Mauti (foot) and Brandon Watts (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday. Deemed questionable were defensive end Everson Griffen (illness) and offensive tackle Michael Harris (shoulder). Only Jabari Price (shoulder) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (neck) were listed as probable for the game.
Phil Loadholt
News
The Vikings have released their final injury report before Week 3.

Chad Greenway, Rodney Smith and Brandon Watts will all enter the game listed as questionable.

The Sharrif Floyd, Phil Loadholt, Michael Mauti and Xavier Rhodes are all probable heading into the contest.

Both Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph are considered probable for Week 3. 

Rodney Smith
News
 Vikings wide receiver Rodney Smith was added to the injury report Friday with a hamstring injury, and is officially questionable for Week 2 against the Patriots as a result.
Injury
Hamstring - Probable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Gerald Hodges
News
The Vikings are expected to be without defensive tackle Linval Joseph, linebacker Gerald Hodges, cornerback Jabari Price and tight end Chase Ford in Saturday's preseason game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Joseph is recovering from a calf injury after being grazed by a bullet as an innocent bystander. Hodges has a knee injury, while Price is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Ford remains on the PUP list while recovering from a broken foot, but he's getting close to returning to practice.

Dom DeCicco
News
The Vikings waived/injured linebacker Dom DeCicco (hip) and claimed  linebacker Justin Jackson off waivers from the Lions.
Injury
Hip - IR. Out for season
Josh Kaddu
News
The Eagles announced their final cuts to trim the roster to 53 players Saturday.

The following players were all released Saturday: linebackers Emmanuel Acho and Josh Kaddu; defensive linemen Wade Keliikipi and Damion Square; defensive backs Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael, Keelan Johnson and Ed Reynolds; quarterback G.J. Kinne; running backs Kenjon Barner (waived/injured), Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker; wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Damaris Johnson ; kicker Alex Henery; and offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Josh Andrews.

The team also added wide receiver Arrelious Benn (back) and linebacker Travis Long (knee) to injured reserve. 

Teddy Bridgewater
News
Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel struggled mightily in a 30-7 loss to the Patriots in Week 2, but head coach Mike Zimmer told the Pioneer Press Sunday he is not planning to make a change to rookie Teddy Bridgewater at this point.

"I'm going to hold the quarterback position just like every position here to the same standard, and I also said I wasn't going to have a quick hook," Zimmer said.

Cassel matched a career-high with four interceptions in Week 2, but does not seem to be at risk of losing his job heading into Week 3 against the Saints. And Cassel made no secret of his happiness with Zimmer's vote of confidence after the game.

"I do appreciate it,'' Cassel said. "There's no doubt about it.''

Zac Kerin
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Brian Robison
News
Vikings defensive end Brian Robison was excused from practice Monday to handle a personal matter, the Star Tribune reports.
Josh Samuda
News
The Dolphins waived guard Josh Samuda to clear a roster spot for Danny Watkins, who signed a one-year deal Tuesday.
Injury
Chase Ford
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.

Brandon Fusco
News
The Vikings signed right guard Brandon Fusco to a five-year, $25 million contract extension, the NFL Network reports Saturday.
Michael Harris
News
The Vikings have seven players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Rams. Three of the seven have already been ruled out.

Fullback Zach Line (ankle) and linebackers Michael Mauti (foot) and Brandon Watts (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday. Deemed questionable were defensive end Everson Griffen (illness) and offensive tackle Michael Harris (shoulder). Only Jabari Price (shoulder) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (neck) were listed as probable for the game.
Jarius Wright
News
Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright was limited to only one catch Saturday night against Kansas City in preseason action. Wright was targeted once and finished with 14 receiving yards.
John Sullivan
News
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (back), running back Matt Asiata (shoulder), tight end Rhett Ellison (ankle), defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee, shoulder), linebacker Chad Greenway (wrist), defensive tackle Letroy Guion (chest), linebacker Michael Mauti (knee), defensive end Brian Robison (neck) and center John Sullivan (concussion) were all cleared to play Week 12 at Green Bay. Everyone was listed as probable except Mauti, Robison and Sullivan, who were questionable.
Matt Kalil
News
Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil won't participate in the team's minicamp this week, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kalil played through a back injury last year and also hurt his shoulder. 

Kalil insinuated he had surgery, saying that he got "cleaned up" and calling it "not a big deal."  

Jerick McKinnon
News
Vikings rookie running back Jerick McKinnon had 7 yards on two carries and 5 yards on two catches in the team's 30-7 loss to the Patriots in Week 2. McKinnon played sparingly as Matt Asiata started for the Vikings and handled the majority of the work. The Vikings play at the Saints in Week 3. 
Joe Banyard
News
The Vikings signed Joe Banyard off the practice squad Saturday. The team has added to the roster's depth at running back with starter Adrian Peterson deactivated for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Rhett Ellison
News
Vikings TE Chase Ford, WR Jarius Wright, WR Jerome Simpson and TE Rhett Ellison were limited Week 17.

Ford led the group, with five receptions for 43 yards. Wright had 31 yards on two catches. Simpson gained 29 yards on three receptions. Ellison had one catch for 13 yards.

Harrison Smith
News
The Vikings defense held the Rams without a touchdown Sunday in a blowout 34-6 win on the road in Week 1.

The defense racked up five sacks against the overmatched Rams line and secured two interceptions, with Harrison Smith returning one of the picks 81 yards for a touchdown. The defense could have had an even bigger day, but they were unable to recover any of the Rams' four fumbles. The Vikings figure to have a much tougher test defensively in Week 2 when the Patriots come to town.

Zach Line
News
The Vikings waived fullback Zach Line Saturday. The move clears a roster spot for running back Joe Banyard, who was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Mistral Raymond
News
Vikings safety Mistral Raymond has cleared waivers and reverted to the injured reserve, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The safety suffered a concussion in the preseason opener.
Injury
Concussion - IR. Out for season
Jasper Brinkley
News
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
Cordarrelle Patterson
News
Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was limited in practice Thursday due to a chest injury. The Vikings are preparing to play the Saints Week 3.
Injury
Chest - Probable for Week 3 at New Orleans
Austin Wentworth
News
The Vikings signed guard Austin Wentworth to their practice squad and waived cornerback Kendall James from the squad.
Linval Joseph
News
The Vikings are expected to be without defensive tackle Linval Joseph, linebacker Gerald Hodges, cornerback Jabari Price and tight end Chase Ford in Saturday's preseason game, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Joseph is recovering from a calf injury after being grazed by a bullet as an innocent bystander. Hodges has a knee injury, while Price is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Ford remains on the PUP list while recovering from a broken foot, but he's getting close to returning to practice.

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Christian Ponder
News
The Vikings have released their inactives for the Week 2 game against New England. The healthy inactives are quarterback Christian Ponder, running back Adrian Peterson, guard David Yankey and defensive end Scott Crichton.

Those injured are linebackers Brandon Watts (knee) and Michael Mauti (foot) and wide receiver Rodney Smith (hamstring).

Isame Faciane
News
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.