The inactives report has been released for the Vikings, listed below:
Every linebacker who has played significant snaps for the Vikings is active for the first time since late September, and this may shift Anthony Barr’s role on nickel downs to a defensive end at times. At the very least, it will give the Vikings the linebacker depth they seemingly haven’t had for some time.
Price was the only player who was questionable, and both he and Exum (also inactive) committed multiple special teams penalties. It seems as if Mike Priefer made good on his word to take players off the special teams units if they aren’t performing. Hopefully this doesn’t lead to a long term impact with the team.
There doesn’t seem to be anything that implies a significant strategic change in value and the Washington injury report didn’t seem to indicate that they would have the same issues (the Robert Griffin III drama aside). We’ll know soon enough, but Washington did get some extra time because of their bus incident.
UPDATE: Washington has released their inactives report
|Griffin III, Robert||QB||Ankle||FP||FP||FP||Probable||Active|
|Riley Jr., Perry||LB||Knee||FP||FP||FP||Probable||Active|
As you can tell, the injury report had absolutely no bearing on their inactives list. Washington is playing who they want to play, barring coach and quarterback drama.