The Minnesota Vikings made some changes to their roster and injury report ahead of their Monday Night Football matchup against the Broncos in Week 11.
Heading into Week 11, there were still some pressing questions surrounding the Minnesota Vikings. It was unknown if some important pieces of the team's offense or defense would be available to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.
On Saturday afternoon, the Vikings announced a series of moves that will have an impact on this weekend's prime-time matchup with some of the players involved being ones who could have a major impact on the outcome of the game.
Here is the announcement as shared on X (formerly Twitter) on the team's official account.
Taking a look at the Minnesota Vikings moves
Getting Nick Mullens back is big for Minnesota. Since Jaren Hall is out, Mullens will act as the team's backup quarterback behind Josh Dobbs, giving the team a little bit of depth at a position that needed it this week.
Elevating Anthony Barr is an interesting move since he doesn't seem like a player who would likely be filling in for Jordan Hicks. It will be noteworthy to see if or how the team uses him in defensive situations.
Akayleb Evans was also ruled out this week, which likely prompted the elevation of Joejuan Williams. Williams likely won't replace Evans as the team's starter but should help to provide depth and size in the secondary.
Fans will be a bit disappointed to see that star wide receiver Justin Jefferson will not be in action on Sunday Night, but it is totally understandable for the Minnesota Vikings to be patient and cautious with his return. Chris Reed will also be unavailable, taking some depth from an offensive line that has been improving this season.