Matt Asiata will start in Adrian Peterson’s place for Minnesota, with the star running back inactive for the Vikings against New England.
The Minnesota Vikings listed nine players on the injury report, eight injured players and one non-injury related absence. Sharrif Floyd and Brandon Watts did not participate because of injuries and Adrian Peterson sat out for an undisclosed reason. Mike Harris, Charlie Johnson, Zach Line, Michael Mauti and Xavier Rhodes were limited in practice. Jabari Price was a full participant.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been listed as questionable for the season opener at St. Louis.
The Minnesota Vikings have their lineup pretty much set for Sunday’s season opener against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. Head coach Mike Zimmer had few injuries to talk about after Thursday’s practice.
Adrian Peterson is dealing with a groin injury and will not miss a game, even if asked to do so. The Minnesota Vikings also can expect to have wide receiver Greg Jennings in the lineup when it travels to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Harrison Smith is on the mend and expects to begin practicing next week. The Vikings listed four players as non-participants, seven as limited participants and three as full participants in Thursday’s practice.
When the Vikings open the season against the Lions on Sunday, it’ll be an exciting day for a couple of Nittany Lions, who will make their NFL debut. They might be rookies, but their experience at Penn State forever changed Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed three of their nine draft picks: linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti and defensive tackle Everett Dawkins.
The Minnesota Vikings have selected Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges with the 120th overall selection in the fourth round.