Greg Jennings inactive, Cordarrelle Patterson to start vs. Seahawks
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The Minnesota Vikings will be without receiver Greg Jennings against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Jennings was listed as probable on Friday with an Achilles injury, but will miss his first game since joining the Vikings this offseason.
Rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will get his first career start in place of Jerome Simpson, who was formally charged with third-degree DWI this week. Coach Leslie Frazier said this week that Simpson would play, but was vague about his exact role.
Receiver Jarius Wright will start for Jennings.
Quarterback Josh Freeman is a healthy scratch again, which is the fourth time in six games he's been inactive since joining the Vikings. Frazier discussed keeping three passers active this week with Christian Ponder playing through a shoulder injury, but Matt Cassel will serve the backup duties alone.
Running back Matt Asiata, defensive tackle Letroy Guion, tight end Kyle Rudolph, cornerback Shaun Prater and guard Jeff Baca round out the inactives. Guion (shoulder) will be spelled by defensive tackle Fred Evans, who was listed questionable with a knee injury. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams will likely rotate with Evans at nose.
Tight end John Carlson will get his second straight start in place of Rudolph, who is recovering from a broken foot. Carlson missed last season's reunion with Seattle as he sat out with a concussion, but is healthy and coming off a career performance last week in the win over the Washington Redskins.
The Seattle Seahawks inactives: cornerback Brandon Browner, fullback Derrick Coleman, tackle Michael Bowie, tackle Caylin Hauptmann, defensive end O'Brien Schofield, defensive end Benson Mayowa and defensive tackle Jordan Hill.