Jones To Start Tomorrow

Although the coaches aren't saying it publicly, VU has learned Henry Jones will not only play Sunday, but will start.

When the Vikings signed safety Henry Jones earlier this week, the word from assistant head coach Willie Shaw was that "we didn't sign him to sit him on the bench."

Just a few days later, that word has come to fruition, as Viking Update has learned the plan is to start Jones Sunday.

While the coaches haven't officially made the announcement, VU has been told that Jones has learned enough of the defensive calls to get into the starting lineup -- perhaps a sign of the urgency the Vikings feel at the moment.

SATURDAY NOTES
* Keyshawn Johnson has never had a talent for knowing when to keep his big mouth shut. As if the Vikings didn't have enough reason to get up for this game, Johnson said Friday "If we're beat (the Vikings Sunday), they'll fall apart." He went on to take shots at Robert Tate, with whom he waged a verbal war last season.
* Cornerback Wasswa Serwanga is still questionable for Sunday with an abdominal strain. Meanwhile, the Bucs have added WR Reidel Anthony to the injury report, listing him as questionable.
* How important is a win Sunday? Remember when we said the Vikings haven't be 0-2 in 17 years? Guess what? They haven't been 0-3 in 34 years.

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