Rhodes, Peterson and Gerhart inactive for Vikings in Metrodome finale
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes' season is done.
Vikings Inactives: QB J. Freeman, T M. Remmers, DT L. Guion, WR R. Smith, RB A. Peterson, CB X. Rhodes, RB T. Gerhart— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 29, 2013
Quarterback Josh Freeman ends up being inactive for all but three games since joining the team in October. Quarterback Christian Ponder will backup Matt Cassel in the Week 17 bout against the Detroit Lions.
Guion (quadriceps) will sit as the Vikings' defensive line features a slew of players playing for new contracts. Defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Fred Evans, along with defensive ends Jared Allen and Everson Griffen are playing in the last game of their respective deals on Sunday.
Cornerback Chris Cook is also in the last game in his deal on Sunday and will get one more chance as the top cornerback to show why he's worth another contract. Cornerback Shaun Prater (ankle) was questionable, but is active and expected to play.
The Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson is inactive, along with QB Kellen Moore, CB Chris Houston, CB Bill Bentley, CB Jonte Green, G Dylan Gandy and T LaAdrian Waddle.