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Harvin, Henderson Both Active

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 27, 2009 – 10:46 am

Inactive for the Vikings today: WR Jaymar Johnson, CB Asher Allen, S Husain Abdullah, LB Erin Henderson, OL Kory Lichtensteiger, DT Jimmy Kennedy, DE Jayme Mitchell and QB Sage Rosenfels.

Rosenfels is the emergency (3rd) QB.

Obviously both WR Percy Harvin and LB E.J. Henderson were left off the list, meaning they are active and will play today. Both were listed on the injury report this week leading up to the weekend.

It’s also interesting to note that WR Greg Lewis will be active for the 1st time today. With Lewis active, the Vikings have 5 WRs up. In the previous 2 games, they’ve had 4 active.


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Don’t Forget To Follow Us On Twitter

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 27, 2009 – 10:35 am

The vikings.com Blog is a great way to stay on top of all the latest Vikings news. Another method to stay current with your favorite football team is to follow us on Twitter – the official Vikings Twitter account is @VikingsFootball.

Remember, you aren’t required to have your own personal Twitter account to follow us.

Following the Vikings on Twitter gives you first notice on what’s happening with the team. All week you’ll receive updates as the Vikings prepare for their next opponent. There are also several promotional updates per week that you can follow.

Game day is another great time to follow us on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting on game days from the moment the players get on the bus to go to the stadium. You can find out the active/inactive players for the game on Twitter, as well as updated stats and scores during the game.


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Vikings To Honor Marshall Today

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 27, 2009 – 10:05 am

Vikings legendary DE Jim Marshall will be honored by the Vikings at today’s home opener. Marshall will serve as the team’s honorary captain and he’ll sound the Gjallarhorn just before kickoff.

Last week in Detroit, Vikings QB Brett Favre started his 271st consecutive, breaking the NFL record for consecutive starts that was set by Marshall. Following practice on Friday, Marshall and Favre met at the team’s practice facility. Marshall was also greeted by the entire Vikings defensive line and DL coach Karl Dunbar.

Marshall still holds the NFL record for consecutive games played at 282. A starter in 4 Super Bowls for the Vikings, Marshall teamed with fellow linemen Carl Eller, Gary Larsen and Alan Page to from the vaunted Purple People Eaters, one of the NFL’s top defensive units in that era. Marshall led or tied for the team lead in sacks in each of the Vikings first 6 seasons. He also ranks 9th in team history with 988 tackles 2nd with 127.0 sacks.


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