Veteran CB Terence Newman will slide over to safety tonight, due to the rash of injuries the Vikings have suffered at the position in recent weeks.
Four key defensive players – S Harrison Smith, S Andrew Sendejo, LB Anthony Barr, and DT Linval Joseph – were ruled out on Wednesday. Additionally, S Antone Exum Jr. was placed on Injured Reserve this week, which resulted in the signing of free agent S Shaun Prater and practice squad S Anthony Harris being signed to the 53-man roster.
Harris will make his first career start at safety along side Newman, while rookie CB Trae Waynes makes his first career start at cornerback in place of Newman.
S Robert Blanton, who was questionable with a knee injury, is active.
LB Edmond Robinson will start in place of Barr, while DT Tom Johnson replaces Joseph at DT.
Here is the full list of Vikings' inactives:
QB Taylor Heinicke
S Harrison Smith
S Andrew Sendejo
LB Anthony Barr
LB Brandon Watts
C Nick Easton
DT Linval Joseph
Here are the Cardinals' inactives: