The Vikings on Friday made a couple of roster transactions in preparation of Saturday’s divisional playoff game against San Francisco. The team also ruled out a member of the defensive backfield.
Cornerback Mackensie Alexander, who underwent an operation to help repair a meniscus in his knee, was placed on injured reserve a day after his surgery. Alexander tweeted yesterday that his surgery was a success, but his season is now officially over.
In a corresponding roster move, cornerback Nate Meadors was elevated from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Meadors, a rookie out of UCLA, was activated prior to the Vikings’ Week 2 matchup in Green Bay. He appeared in two games and collected two tackles before he was waived and re-signed to the practice squad.
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Safety Jayron Kearse, who was listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report, was downgraded to out. Kearse aggravated a toe injury and hurt his knee in last week’s win over New Orleans.