Berrian benched again before Packers game

For the second time this season, Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian was put in the inactive list even though he was healthy. Coach Leslie Frazier wouldn't say why, but he tells the Pioneer Press it'll be something he'll talk about "this week."
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For the second time this season, Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian was put in the inactive list even though he was healthy. Coach Leslie Frazier wouldn't say why, but he tells the Pioneer Press it'll be something he'll talk about "this week."

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