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Injuries shuffle Vikings offensive line

Posted by: Chip Scoggins under Vikings players, Vikings rookies Updated: November 7, 2013 - 6:23 PM

The Vikings will have two new starters on the offensive line for tonight's game against Washington.

Right tackle Phil Loadholt (concussion) and Charlie Johnson (elbow) are inactive. Johnson was listed as doubtful on the final injury report.

J'Marcus Webb will start in place of Loadholt while Joe Berger takes over at left guard. The Vikings had started the same offensive line the past 24 games.

The other inactives were no surprise: cornerback Chris Cook, safety Jamarca Sanford, running back Matt Asiata, tight end Kyle Rudolph and defensive tackle Fred Evans.

Nose tackle Letroy Guion was listed as doubtful before the game but he is active. However, rookie Sharrif Floyd will start in place of him.

Rookie Xavier Rhodes will make his second consecutive start in place of Cook. Mistral Raymond will start in place of Sanford.

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