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Rookies waiting: Diggs, Robinson among Vikings’ inactives

A few of the Minnesota Vikings’ rookies will have to wait to make their NFL debuts.

Receiver Stefon Diggs was, perhaps, the most noteworthy among Minnesota’s six gameday inactive players. Fellow draft pick Edmond Robinson is also inactive, along with rookie quarterback Taylor Heinicke, offensive linemen Jeremiah Sirles, tight end Chase Ford and defensive end Justin Trattou.

Diggs is the Vikings’ sixth wide receiver behind Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson, Jarius Wright, Cordarrelle Patterson and Adam Thielen; so it’s not a complete surprise to see him inactive for Week 1. Patterson is the top kickoff returner and Thielen is a core special teams player.

Ford sits as Minnesota has three tight ends (Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison and rookie MyCole Pruitt) and fullback Zach Line active. Trattou sits as Scott Crichton and rookie Danielle Hunter are active as the backups to Brian Robison and Everson Griffen at defensive end. Sirles just joined the team after being acquired in a trade from San Diego as 53-man rosters were set last weekend.

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Brian Hall

Brian Hall was the Vikings beat reporter for FOX Sports North for four years and had previously covered the team for the Associated Press and PA SportsTicker. He’s seen many big moments (most of which have involved Adrian Peterson) during his time. Brian developed a connection with the team he couldn’t let go of as he faces his first season since Brett Favre was around in which he hasn’t been on the Vikings beat. A University of Minnesota graduate, Brian has worked in the sports media in the Twin Cities, covering everything imaginable, for more than 13 years, making many connections along the way. He’s looking forward to contributing to Vikings Territory and continuing to interact with the Vikings fans who have followed him along the way @MNBrianHall on Twitter.

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  1. Diggs really surprises me? I thought after Sherels fumbled that punt he would be the doghouse.