Minnesota Vikings: Danielle Hunter among inactives


The Minnesota Vikings have shuffled up their defensive line rotation going into today’s game vs. Detroit.

Last week the Vikes gave rookie Danielle Hunter a chance to play while sitting Justin Trattou. But this week that is reversed. Hunter this week will be watching from the sidelines while Trattou gets a chance to be in the mix.

With the Vikings playing a more pass-happy team in Detroit, Mike Zimmer probably wants his best pass-rushing defensive ends in the active lineup.

Zimmer likely thinks that Trattou is a better pass rusher right now than Hunter, who is still working on keeping his pads low and using his quickness to get around blockers.

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Other inactives include Stefon Diggs, who still can’t crack the receiver rotation even after a strong preseason. Stay patient, Diggs.

QB Taylor Heinicke, LB Edmond Robinson, T Jeremiah Sirles and TE Chase Ford round out the list of players who will not be suiting up today for Minnesota.

Detroit’s inactive list includes LB DeAndre Levy who was listed as out in their last injury report. DT Haloti Ngata is listed as active after being questionable on the injury report.

Next: Safety situation remains fluid

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