The only injured scratch for the Vikings on Sunday against the Buccaneers, albeit a big one, is quarterback Sam Bradford.
Case Keenum is set for his second start. Check out today’s profile on Keenum if you haven’t already.
On a day where President Trump’s recent comments about NFL players protesting during the national anthem ripple through the league, Vikings warmups on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium went as normal about an hour before kickoff. Nearly half the league has issued an individual statement regarding this comment from Trump about players taking a knee during the anthem:
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired. He's fired!'"
The Vikings are not one of the teams to have issued a statement, instead referring reporters to the NFL’s statement.
New NFL statement pic.twitter.com/XHPgVvPPfH
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) September 23, 2017
Cornerback Tramaine Brock is active for the first time since the Vikings acquired him via trade from the Seahawks. Brock, 29, is an experienced outside corner who can also play in the slot, but he’s expected to play a reserve role against the Buccaneers.
The Vikings have six healthy scratches in receiver Rodney Adams, receiver Stacy Coley, defensive end Tashawn Bower, defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson, tackle Aviante Collins and guard Danny Isidora.
Buccaneers’ inactives:CB Brent Grimes, LB Kwon Alexander, DE Jacquies Smith, DT Chris Baker, T Leonard Wester, C Joe Hawley and TE Antony Auclair.