Minnesota Vikings: Inactives for NFC Championship vs. the Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 17: Teddy Bridgewater
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 17: Teddy Bridgewater /

Before they took the field on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings revealed which players on their roster would not be suiting up in the NFC Championship.

It was a bit of a surprise last week when the Minnesota Vikings activated Sam Bradford and made him the team’s backup quarterback for their divisional round playoff matchup against the New Orleans Saints. But for the second week in a row, Bradford will suit up as the Vikings’ second-string quarterback when the team takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday’s NFC Championship.

Before Sunday’s kickoff, Minnesota announced which players would not be dressing against the Eagles. Of the Vikings’ inactives in Philadelphia, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is among those who will not be suiting up.

Along with Bridgewater, Minnesota’s inactives for the NFC Championship includes…

  • Kyle Sloter, QB
  • Mack Brown, RB
  • Danny Isidora, OG
  • Cornelius Edison, C
  • Tashawn Bower, DE
  • Shamar Stephen, DT

Stephen was already declared out on Friday after he had to exit last week’s game against the Saints with a knee injury. Rookie defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson will likely takeover Stephen’s role in the Vikings’ defense on Sunday.

Minnesota will also begin the game against the Eagles with the same offensive line combo that they rolled out last week. Mike Remmers will start at left guard and Rashod Hill will line up as the Vikings’ starting right tackle.

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Corner Mackensie Alexander (ribs), safety Andrew Sendejo (concussion), and wide receiver Adam Thielen (back) were all on Minnesota’s final injury report this week, but each of them will be active on Sunday.