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Updated: October 23rd, 2011 1:48pm
Bernard Berrian inactive for second time in three games

Bernard Berrian inactive for second time in three games

by Judd Zulgad
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Wide receiver Bernard Berrian was among the Minnesota Vikings' inactives for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome.

It was the second time in three games that Berrian has been inactive. He was scratched two weeks ago for the Vikings' victory over Arizona after he reportedly missed two meetings the night before the game.

It was unknown if Berrian was again inactive for disciplinary reasons. He was not on the injury report last week.

Berrian had a season-high five receptions for 54 yards in the Vikings' 39-10 loss last Sunday at Chicago. He has seven catches for 91 yards this season. Berrian's four-year stint with the Vikings has been considered mostly a disappointment.

Also inactive for the Vikings were cornerbacks Antoine Winfield (neck) and Chris Cook, who was arrested on Saturday morning on two domestic assault charges and remains in jail. He is scheduled to have a court hearing on Monday morning.

Safety Jamarca Sanford (concussion), center John Sullivan (concussion), tackle DeMarcus Love and defensive end D'Aundre Reed also were inactive.

Among those active for the Vikings were center Brandon Fusco, safety Mistral Raymond and cornerback Brandon Burton.

Burton was active for the Vikings' 34-10 victory over Arizona on Oct. 9. Raymond and Fusco will be active for the first time this season.

Cook was expected to start in Winfield's spot at left corner for the third game in a row but Asher Allen started at the spot opposite Cedric Griffin. That meant Marcus Sherels or Mistral Raymond were likely to see action when the Vikings played their nickel and dime defense.

Tyrell Johnson started in Sanford's place. Joe Berger started for Sullivan and Michael Jenkins started for Berrian.

The Packers inactives included cornerback Sam Shields; linebackers Robert Francois and Jamari Lattimore and Frank Zombo; guard/tackle Ray Dominguez; tackle Chad Clifton; and defensive end Mike Neal.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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