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Updated: September 25th, 2011 10:35am
Cornerback Chris Cook suits up, Greg Camarillo inactive against Lions

Cornerback Chris Cook suits up, Greg Camarillo inactive against Lions

by Judd Zulgad
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Chris Cook was listed as questionable on the Minnesota Vikings' injury report for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, but the cornerback made enough progress after suffering a groin injury last week to get on the field at the Metrodome.

For the second week in a row, wide receiver Greg Camarillo was inactive for the Vikings.

Also inactive were cornerback Brandon Burton, safety Mistral Raymond, linebacker Xavier Adibi, center Brandon Fusco, tackle DeMarcus Love and defensive end D'Aundre Reed.

Cook missed the second half of the Vikings' loss to Tampa Bay last Sunday. His availability is important because he plays the left corner in the nickel package when Antoine Winfield moves inside.

The Lions are sixth in the NFL in passing through two games (313.5 yards per game) and wide receiver Calvin Johnson is tied with Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys with four touchdown catches.

Johnson is 6-foot-5, 236 pounds, presenting a matchup challenge for the Vikings secondary. Cook is the biggest cornerback on the team at 6-2, 212 pounds. Starting right corner Cedric Griffin is 6-feet, 203 pounds and Winfield is 5-9, 180 pounds.

Asher Allen, who would have played in the nickel if Cook couldn't have gone, is only 5-9, 194 pounds.

Camarillo took a pay cut before the season in order to keep his roster spot but can't even get on the field at this point despite being part of a mediocre group of receivers. Burton, Raymond, Fusco, Love and Reed were all part of the Vikings' 2011 draft class.

Adibi was claimed off waivers from Houston just before the regular season.

The Lions' inactives included quarterback Drew Stanton, cornerback Alphonso Smith, linebacker Doug Hogue, guard Jacques McClendon, tackle Jason Fox (foot), wide receiver Rashied Davis (hamstring) and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (foot).

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (knee), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (shoulder) and wide receiver Maurice Stovall (hand) were listed as questionable for the Lions but ere on the 46-man game-day roster.

The Vikings wore their throwback uniforms from the 1970s on Sunday, just as they have done once or twice a season the past few years.

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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