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Vikings-Rams: Brian Robison inactive, Everson Griffen back in starting lineup

One defensive end up, one defensive end down.

The Vikings will get back sack leader Everson Griffen, who is three weeks removed from injuring his foot against the Browns. Griffen was still limited in practice throughout the week, so we’ll see whether he handles a full role per usual. Griffen needs at least one sack in his next two games to tie the NFL record of 10 consecutive games with a sack.

Brian Robison will not play after injuring his back this week, which kept him out of Friday’s practice. He was listed questionable. Expect to see more Stephen Weatherly as the third defensive end behind Griffen and Danielle Hunter.

Right tackle Mike Remmers (concussion) and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin/hamstring) had already been ruled out on Friday.

Vikings’ inactives:Robison, Remmers, Sendejo, QB Kyle Sloter, WR Stacy Coley, RB Mack Brown and OT Aviante Collins.

Rams’ inactives:QB Brandon Allen, CB Troy Hill, RB Justin Davis, RB Malcolm Brown, OLB Ejuan Price, OT Cornelius Lucas and TE Derek Carrier.

Vikings will be without starters Remmers and Sendejo vs. Rams

Right tackle Mike Remmers returned to practice this week, providing hope he could make his way back to the playing field this Sunday from an Oct. 29 concussion.

But Remmers wore a beanie instead of a helmet as he watched his teammates at the start of Friday’s practice, two days before the NFC North-leading Vikings (7-2) host the NFC West-leading Rams (7-2). He’s been ruled out, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Rashod Hill is expected to start again at right tackle.

The Vikings will also be without safety Andrew Sendejo, who has not practiced all week while resting groin and hamstring injuries.

Defensive end Brian Robison left practice after warmups due to a back injury. The veteran is listed as questionable to play after practicing Wednesday and Thursday without issue.

Also questionable is defensive end Everson Griffen, who has said he’ll “for sure” make his return against the Rams. He’s been nursing a foot injury suffered Oct. 29 against the Browns.

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