December 18, 2011

McBride, Ingram, Casillas inactive vs Vikings as Peterson returns

The Vikings are looking to break a five game losing streak while the Saints are looking to extend a five game winning streak.

CB/S Leigh Torrence, OT Will Robinson, third string TE Michael Higgins, WR Adrian Arrington and DE Turk McBride (left ankle), rookie RB Mark Ingram (turf toe) and LB Jonathan Casillas (knee) are inactive for the Saints.

McBride hasn't played since November 6, and this will be the second straight week without crafty veteran Leigh Torrence active.  While Casillas is out for the second straight week, starting MLB Jonathan Vilma is active despite being limited in practice this week, and starting DT Sedrick Ellis returns healthy to the lineup after missing last week's game.

The Vikings deactivated LB Xavier Adibi, CB Chris Cook, OL Brandon Fusco, OL DeMarcus Love, TE Allen Reisner, DE D’Aundre Reed.and S Andrew Sendejo.  RB Adrian Peterson is active for the first time since November 20 and will start.

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