Vikings Inactives: Week 15

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The Minnesota Vikings have released their inactives list for Week 15, and among the five players that won’t suit up is included starting center Garrett Bradbury. This will be the second consecutive week that Bradbury sits out with a back injury. Here’s the full list:

  • CB Kalon Barnes
  • CB Parry Nickerson
  • DL Ross Blacklock
  • OLB Patrick Jones II
  • C Garrett Bradbury

Along with Bradbury, the Vikings will be without a few of their depth pieces on the defensive side of the ball. Included here will be two new cornerbacks, Kalon Barnes and Parry Nickerson. Barnes was signed off the Miami Dolphins practice squad earlier this week, and Nickerson was actually elevated off the Vikings practice squad on Friday.

Then, if we look further down in the trenches, pass rusher Patrick Jones will be inactive after appearing on the injury report throughout the week. Additionally, Ross Blacklock won’t be available on the defensive line in Week 15. For a Vikings front that has struggled to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks in recent weeks, that could cause some problems.

This also means that a pair of Vikings rookies will be active for the second consecutive week. Both Vederian Lowe and Esezi Otomewo made their NFL debuts against the Lions in Week 14, and given that they are not on this list, they should see some action once again on Saturday.

On the other side, the Colts have seven players on their inactive list. Their full list is as follows:

  • DE Ben Bandgu
  • QB Sam Ehlinger
  • CB Brandon Facyson
  • C Wesley French
  • CB Kenny Moore II
  • WR Mike Strahan
  • DT Chris Williams

The absence of Facyson and Moore in the secondary have been somewhat expected, but it remains a large loss for the Colts against a talented Vikings wide receiver group. Hopefully, the Vikings can take advantage of a limited group this weekend.

Kickoff between the Vikings and Colts will take place at 12 PM CST at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also earned minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys marathon training, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his opinions, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.