Robert Ferguson is on the inactive list for the first time this season and Jeff Dugan is active for only the second time. Just a guess, but I’m betting this is a consequence of Madieu Williams being added to the active roster. Tyrell Johnson, because he doesn’t have to start on defense, can now contribute more on special teams, making Ferguson no longer relevant in that area. Brad Childress, because he likes to have as many fullbacks active as possible, then elevated Dugan and sat down the utterly useless Ferguson.
Also out for the Vikes – Garrett Mills with a bad ankle and David Herron with a bad hip. Andre Davis and Ahman Green are both down for the Texans with injuries. The other inactives are the usual spare parts who never play (e.g., Marcus McCauley aka The Invisible Man).