Teddy Bridgewater is supposed to play an Adrian Peterson isn’t.

After a long week of Mike Zimmer’s media dealings dominating the conversation we are finally in the final minutes of speculation, which will soon give way to actual preseason football. Normally, the third preseason game is thoughts of as a “dress rehearsal,” but today’s action will be absent of a number of key contributors on the Vikings side.

Before we get to the “inactives” (in quotes because the list isn’t exactly official in the preseason), we offer up some of our articles from this last week that you might have missed. After all, you have to do something leading up to the first kickoff to take place in U.S. Bank Stadium.

Okay, on to the inactives:

About 90 minutes prior to kickoff, Teddy Bridgewater was on the field throwing passes during warmups, and he is still expected to play today.

The Vikings have announced who will not dress today today:

 


There are obviously some concerning names on that list, especially Rhodes and Kalil, but this is also an opportunity to see T.J. Clemmings and Trae Waynes in some extended action.

Enjoy the game, everybody. And here is hoping the Vikings roster comes out of it as healthy as they were going in.