Newest Viking Won’t Suit Up for Week 3 Matchup vs. Chargers

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Sep 10, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (3) prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers are set to kick off in just over an hour.

Ahead of that matchup, the Vikings have released their inactives list for Week 3, and it appears that Minnesota will be without 2 starters and the newest Vikings player against LA. Here is a look at the full list:

  • RB Cam Akers
  • C Garrett Bradbury
  • OLB Marcus Davenport
  • QB Jaren Hall
  • TE Nick Muse
  • DL Khyiris Tonga

Newest Viking Won’t Suit Up in Week 3 vs. Chargers

Newest Viking
Jan 8, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers (3) rushes against Seattle Seahawks linebacker Cody Barton (57) during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports.

The newest Viking won’t suit up on Sunday as RB Cam Akers is listed as an inactive today. Akers was acquired via trade with the Rams earlier in the week in exchange for conditional draft pick in 2026.

Akers spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons with Kevin O’Connell when he was the offensive coordinator for the Rams. He won’t get a chance to play this weekend, but the hope is that he can help rejuvenate the Vikings running game later in the year.

Additionally, the Vikings will be without two starters as both Garrett Bradbury and Marcus Davenport are set to miss another game this season as they continue to deal with injuries.

Bradbury played just seven snaps of the Vikings season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before leaving with a back injury. Since then, Minnesota has been relying on Austin Schlottmann at the center position.

Dec 13, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) celebrates as he makes sack on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) (not pictured) during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Also pictured: Garrett Bradbury. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Davenport’s story has been very similar to begin the year. The Vikings acquired him via free agency this spring in order to replace Za’Darius Smith, who was eventually traded to the Browns. An ankle injury has limited him to just four snaps this season, which came last week against the Eagles. He will now miss his second game of the year.

However, the Vikings will get their star left tackle back in the lineup this weekend as Christian Darrisaw avoided the inactives list for this weekend. Darrisaw sat out Week 2 with an ankle injury of his own and was replaced by Oli Udoh.

The Chargers will also release an inactives list prior to the game, and kickoff is scheduled for 12 PM Central inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.