Peterson active after illness ... and 6 WRs

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is active against the Detroit Lions after becoming ill on Saturday.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is active against the Detroit Lions and expected to start after being downgraded to questionable on the injury report Saturday with illness.

Peterson had been listed as probable on Friday, meaning he was a virtual certainty to play, with a finger injury sustained last Sunday. But when he showed up ill on Saturday, the Vikings made the adjustment to the injury report, as required by NFL rules. 

Last week, the Vikings deactivated DE Everson Griffen when he was ill on Sunday morning, but that came as a surprise Sunday morning announcement. He ended up going to Hennepin County Medical Center for tests before the game and only arrived home to watch about the final five minutes of his team's 16-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Peterson's situation is different since he became ill on Saturday, not Sunday morning.

DT Sharrif Floyd and DE Justin Trattou were declared out with injuries on Friday. In addition to them, the Vikings made QB Taylor Heinicke, CB Jabari Price, C Nick Easton, T Jeremiah Sirles and TE Chase Ford inactive.

That means all six of the Vikings' wide receivers are active, the first time this season they have had that many receivers active. Rookie Stefon Diggs is starting in place of Charles Johnson, who was out the last two games with a rib injury.

The Lions declared LB DeAndre Levy and TE Brandon Pettigrew out on Friday, and on Sunday Josh WilsonCorey RobinsonMichael OlaGabe Wright and Khyri Thornton joinined them on the inactive list.

Here is the full injury report the weekend.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct
Everson Griffen 97 DE Illness Did Not Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee/Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Justin Trattou 94 DE Foot Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Terence Newman 23 CB Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
TJ Clemmings 68 T Knee Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Matt Asiata 44 RB Rib Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Adrian Peterson 28 RB Finger/Illness Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Jarius Wright 17 WR Hand Full Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Charles Johnson 12 WR Rib Full Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Captain Munnerlyn 24 CB Thumb --------------- Full Part. Full Part.

Friday Injury Report

Out-Floyd, Trattou

Doubtful-

Questionable-Peterson

Probable-All others

DETROIT LIONS

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct
James Ihedigbo 32 S Quad Did Not Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
DeAndre Levy 54 LB Hip Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Brandon Pettigrew 87 TE Knee/Elbow Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Josh Wilson 30 CB Concussion Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Josh Bynes 57 LB Hip Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Eric Ebron 85 TE Knee Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Jason Jones 91 DE Neck Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Sam Martin 6 P Left Knee Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Haloti Ngata 92 DT Calf Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Theo Riddick 25 RB Groin Limited Part. Limited Part. Limited Part.
Tahir Whitehead 59 LB Shoulder Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Joique Bell 35 RB Ankle Full Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Calvin Johnson 81 WR Ankle ---------------- --------------- Limited Part.

Friday Injury Report

Out-Levy, Pettigrew

Doubtful-

Questionable-Wilson

Probable-All others


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