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Updated: September 16th, 2012 10:31am
Jarius Wright inactive for Vikings against Colts, who are down 2 OL

Jarius Wright inactive for Vikings against Colts, who are down 2 OL

by Tom Pelissero
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Jarius Wright's regular-season NFL debut will have to wait at least another week.

The Minnesota Vikings deactivated the rookie receiver for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts -- the second in a row Wright has missed since suffering a sprained ankle in the Aug. 30 exhibition finale at Houston.

Backup linebacker Marvin Mitchell also was inactive as he recovers from his own ankle injury. Safety Andrew Sendejo, who missed last week's opener against Jacksonville with an ankle injury, was active and expected to play on special teams.

The rest of the Vikings' inactives were: quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, cornerback Brandon Burton, safety Robert Blanton, linebacker Audie Cole and offensive lineman Mark Asper.

A.J. Jefferson was active instead of Burton, who served as the No. 4 cornerback and played five snaps on defense last week.

Meanwhile, the Colts surprisingly deactivated right tackle Winston Justice, leaving them without two starting offensive linemen. Justice, who suffered a concussion last week, had been listed as probable.

That leaves the Colts without two starting offensive linemen because left guard Joe Reitz (knee) was previously ruled out. Seth Olsen, who once spent time on the Vikings' practice squad, was set to start in place of Reitz and Jeff Linkenbach in place of Justice.

Receiver Austin Collie (concussion) also was inactive for the Colts, along with linebacker Dwight Freeney (ankle), linebacker Pat Angerer (foot), quarterback Chandler Harnish and running back Delone Carter.

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