Vikings inactives: Cook, Sanford, 5 others; Freeman active


Josh Freeman was a healthy scratch last week, not suiting up for the Purple when they played Dallas in JerryWorld.

This week, a step in the right direction for the recently acquired quarterback, as he is healthy and active for the Vikings.

With how head coach Leslie Frazier has talked in the past, Freeman will likely serve as the backup to Christian Ponder tonight, though Matt Cassel is listed as the backup on the Vikings depth chart.

The inactive list is a lengthy one this week, with defensive backs Chris Cook and Jamarca Sanford unable to go, as well as offensive linemen Charlie Johnson and Phil Loadholt, defensive tackle Fred Evans, tight end Kyle Rudolph, and running back Matt Asiata.

In place of Evans on the defensive line will be rookie Sharrif Floyd, rookie Xavier Rhodes will start for Chris Cook at cornerback, and safety Mistral Raymond will be on the field sans Jamarca Sanford.

In related news, a roster move was made before the game, with linebacker Audie Cole being released by Minnesota, as they promoted offensive tackle Kevin Murphy from the practice squad.

Next Up


Coller: What's left to watch for Vikings fans?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

trick-or-treating, Halloween

Traditional trick-of-treating a no-no, but MDH say there are ways to make it safer

There are safer ways to do trick-or-treating than going door-to-door, health officials say.

android sanitizing station CBP

Officers seize 440 fake hand-sanitizing stations at International Falls port

If the items were legitimate, they would have been worth more than $1 million.

Screen Shot 2020-10-05 at 3.13.09 PM

Jason Lewis discharged from the hospital after life-threatening hernia

Lewis will return to his home in Woodbury to recover.

voting sign

Backlash as Trump campaign, MPD union seek retired cops to act as 'poll challengers'

The Secretary of State says targeting a "problem area" is unlawful.

train car BNSF, grain hopper

Woman fatally struck by train in west-central Minnesota

The woman's identity has not been released.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 6.52.02 AM

Target reveals its first Black Friday deals; month-long discounts planned

The retailer is staggering its sales to make it easier to shoppers to plan amid COVID-19.

Sergio Romo

Twins decline 2021 option on Sergio Romo

The Twins begin a potential overhaul in the bullpen.

high school football

'Scalpel approach' gives MN schools chance to keep playing sports

County infection rates are no longer the only thing that matters.


With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

Cameron Dantzler

Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.