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Updated: October 24th, 2012 12:25pm
Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen among 11 Vikings listed as probable

Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen among 11 Vikings listed as probable

by Tom Pelissero
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There were no surprises on the Minnesota Vikings' injury report on Wednesday.

The Vikings ruled out tight end John Carlson (concussion) and safety Mistral Raymond (ankle) and listed everyone else as probable (virtual certainty of playing) for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.

The probable list includes seven starters: halfback Adrian Peterson (ankle), end Jared Allen (groin), cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee), left tackle Matt Kalil (low back), safety Harrison Smith (calf), quarterback Christian Ponder (knee) and receiver Jerome Simpson (low back/foot).

Peterson sat out the Vikings' lone full practice of the week on Tuesday but was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's walkthrough, along with eveyone else except Carlson (did not participate), Raymond (limited participation) and linebacker Jasper Brinkley (not injury related).

Also probable for Thursday are backup safety Robert Blanton (hamstring), linebacker Marvin Mitchell (calf), running back Matt Asiata (knee) and nose tackle Fred Evans (knee).

The Buccaneers listed cornerback Brandon McDonald (ankle) as questionable (50% chance of playing). Linebacker Andrew Hayward (ankle), receiver Vincent Jackson (calf), guard Carl Nicks (foot) and center Jeremy Zuttah (quadriceps) are probable.

Peterson honored

The Vikings announced Peterson has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Sunday's win over Arizona.

It's the sixth such honor for Peterson, who rushed for a season-high 153 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.

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