Greg Jennings, Josh Freeman Among Vikings Inactives
By Dan Zinski
Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) sits by the other quarterbacks during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
The Vikings’ list of inactives for the Seattle game includes at least one surprising name, Greg Jennings. We were told earlier in the week that Jennings was battling an Achilles issue, however the injury was not believed to be serious, and Jennings was actually listed as probable on the injury report.
But in a twist that can only be called a reverse-Favre, Jennings deteriorated from probable to out in the space of a couple days. So the Vikes will be without Jennings against Seattle
Meanwhile, the Josh Freeman saga continues taking bad turns…at least from Freeman’s point-of-view. For the second time in three weeks, Freeman will be a healthy scratch. Freeman was only up last week because the Vikings had so many injured players they were forced to keep three quarterbacks active.
Christian Ponder starts for the Vikings and Matt Cassel backs up. Why not have Freeman active in a week when Ponder is hurting and might not make it through the game? You’d have to ask Leslie Frazier. Speculation will continue about Freeman and where he is in learning the Vikings offense and getting over his mechanical problems.
With each passing week, it looks more and more likely that Freeman will never get back on the field again with Minnesota. Which only makes the whole situation more perplexing.
The other Vikings inactives: Shaun Prater, Matt Asiata, Jeff Baca, Kyle Rudolph and Letroy Guion.
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