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Updated: November 27th, 2011 10:37am
Visanthe Shiancoe active, Kyle Rudolph not for Vikings against Atlanta

Visanthe Shiancoe active, Kyle Rudolph not for Vikings against Atlanta

by Tom Pelissero
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ATLANTA -- The Minnesota Vikings got back one of their top tight ends for Sunday's game at Atlanta. The other didn't make it.

Rookie Kyle Rudolph was among the Vikings' inactives, along with halfback Adrian Peterson, cornerback Chris Cook, safety Husain Abdullah, guard Anthony Herrera, offensive lineman DeMarcus Love, tight end Kyle Rudolph and end D'Aundre Reed.

Rudolph had been listed as doubtful with a quadriceps injury. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, who was questionable with his latest hamstring problem, was active. So was receiver Percy Harvin, who was listed as questionable with sore ribs.

Peterson (ankle), Cook (not injury related), Abdullah (concussion) and Herrera (knee) all had been ruled out previously. Toby Gerhart got the start for Peterson, Tyrell Johnson for Abdullah and Joe Berger for Herrera.

The Falcons deactivated cornerbacks Kelvin Hayden and Darrin Walls, linebacker Spencer Adkins, center Brett Romberg, tackle Kurt Chambers, defensive tackle Carlton Powell and end Cliff Matthews. Three players listed as questionable with injuries -- left tackle Sam Baker (back), cornerback Brent Grimes (knee) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (groin) -- all were active.

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