Despite having a pair of young safeties, the Vikings are confident enough in them to play multiple…
CB Jefferson active for the Vikings
But perhaps the most interesting inactive for Sunday's game is CB Brandon Burton, who played five snaps as the Vikings' fourth cornerback. In his place is A.J. Jefferson, who was acquired from the Arizona Cardinals in trade when the team cut the roster to 53 players. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said late last week that Jefferson was comfortable enough with the team's defensive concepts to be active. He might also contribute in the kick-return game, as he has taken reps there on a regular basis in practice.
Also inactive for the Vikings are QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, S Robert Blanton, LB Audie Cole and OL Mark Asper.
The Colts have several starters inactive because of injury, including LB Dwight Freeney, WR Autin Collie, G Joe Reitz and OT Winston Justice. Also inactive for the Colts are QB Chandler Harnish, RB Delone Carter and LB Pat Angerer.
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