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Updated: November 24th, 2013 10:49am
Henderson, Freeman highlight Vikings inactives vs. Packers

Henderson, Freeman highlight Vikings inactives vs. Packers

by Andrew Krammer
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman is inactive for the fifth time in seven games since joining the team midseason. Quarterback Christian Ponder will get his eighth start of the season, backed up by Matt Cassel

Linebacker Erin Henderson (personal) is inactive for the first time since taking over the middle linebacker duties this season. Linebacker Audie Cole will take his place in the starting lineup with rookie Michael Mauti likely rotating in. 

Running back Adrian Peterson (groin) and receiver Greg Jennings (Achilles) are both active after missing some practice this week. Both were listed as questionable. Center John Sullivan (concussion) also plans to play just a week after his brain injury at Seattle. He was cleared Thursday night and practiced on Friday. 

Defensive end Brian Robison (neck) is also active after being listed as questionable. Robison did not practice Friday after suffering muscle spasms in his neck on Thursday. 

The rest of the inactives: cornerback Josh Robinson (chest), tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot), guard Jeff Baca, defensive tackle Chase Baker and receiver Rodney Smith

Rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes will start in place of Robinson and tight end John Carlson will continue to fill in for Rudolph.

Letroy Guion is inserted back into the starting lineup after missing the previous two games with a chest/shoulder injury, which sent Baker back to the inactive list. 

The Green Bay Packers inactives: quarterback Aaron Rodgers, receiver Chris Harper, cornerback Sam Shields, linebacker Nate Palmer, linebacker Nick Perry, tackle Don Barclay and defensive tackle Johnny Jolly. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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