Rookie Mauti makes NFL debut today

  • Blog Post by: Chip Scoggins
  • September 22, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Vikings rookie linebacker Michael Mauti will make his NFL debut today against the Browns.

The Vikings announced their inactives and Mauti was not listed for the first time this season.

Tight end Rhett Ellison (knee) was declared out on Friday. The other inactives are No. 3 quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, safety Mistral Raymond, linebacker Gerald Hodges, offensive guard Jeff Baca, defensive tackle Chase Baker and defensive end George Johnson.

Mauti, a seventh-round pick, had surgery to repair a torn ACL after his senior season at Penn State, the third ACL surgery of his career. He wrote letters to all 32 NFL general managers before the draft expressing his love for football.

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