Vikings deactivate Bernard Berrian, Chris Cook against Redskins
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The Minnesota Vikings deactivated both players against the Washington Redskins -- Berrian because of his lingering groin injury and Cook because of the knee he apparently tweaked in Friday's practice.
Berrian and Cook had been listed as questionable on the injury report along with Frampton (hamstring) and receiver Sidney Rice (hip), who was active and expected to start despite limited practice time.
In the absence of Cook -- who has had two knee surgeries since August and was added to the injury report on Friday -- Asher Allen was expected to get the start at cornerback opposite Antoine Winfield, with Frank Walker or Lito Sheppard playing in the nickel defense.
Inactive for the Redskins: No. 3 quarterback John Beck, safety LaRon Landry, safety Macho Harris, running back Ryan Torain, guard Derrick Dockery, defensive lineman Anthony Bryant and defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon.
Without Landry (Achilles) or Harris, the only Washington safeties in uniform were Kareem Moore and Reed Doughty. Top receiver Santana Moss (knee) and return man Brandon Banks (knee) were active.