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Vikings-Dolphins inactives: Tight end David Morgan returns

Tight end David Morgan will play Sunday against the Dolphins for the first time since his Nov. 4 knee injury.

Morgan was limited in three practices this week — his first since spraining his knee against Detroit — so he might not be a full go today against Miami. But Morgan can provide a big boost as a run blocker and pass protector for the offense.

The Vikings will be close to full strength. Two other players listed questionable, right guard Mike Remmers and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, are active.

Only receiver Chad Beebe is inactive. He’ll miss a fourth game due to a hamstring injury.

Vikings’ inactives: Beebe (hamstring), QB Kyle Sloter, DT Jalyn Holmes, CB Craig James, RB Mike Boone, C Brett Jones and DE Tashawn Bower.

Dolphins’ inactives: CB Xavien Howard (knee), QB David Fales, C Hroniss Grasu, G Isaac Asiata, T Zach Sterup, DE Jonathan Woodard and WR Isaiah Ford.

Miami will be without its top cornerback, Xavien Howard, who is tied for the NFL lead with seven interceptions.

VP of Officiating: Wagner should've been flagged on blocked Vikings field goal

Al Riveron, the NFL’s Vice President of Officiating, said the Seahawks should’ve been penalized while blocking the Vikings field goal attempt in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s loss.

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner leapt over the Vikings’ line and blocked kicker Dan Bailey’s attempt that could’ve made the score 6-3 with 5 minutes and 38 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

“This is a foul,” Riveron said in the NFL’s weekly officiating video on Friday. “Watch [Wagner], he’s on the line of scrimmage and also stationary, but he’s going to put both hands on a teammate and he’s going to use his teammates to leverage himself to get to the other side.”

An official originally flagged the play, but eventually disregarded an infraction.

Instead of a Vikings first down in the red zone down 6-0, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson broke free for a 40-yard scramble to ignite an ensuing touchdown drive that made the score 14-0.

“Again, if you use your teammates and/or an opponent to help you get to the other side or in an attempt to block a kick, that is a foul,” Riveron said. “Incidental contact is not considered a foul.”

Mike Zimmer reached out to the league after the 21-7 loss on Monday night to discuss the play. His suspicions were confirmed.

“It was illegal,” special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said Thursday. “I’m sure the young man was doing what he was taught to do. They got away with it. It was a missed call and that happens in football.”

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