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Sanford, Evans in lineup tonight

Posted by: Chip Scoggins under Vikings offense, Vikings players Updated: October 27, 2013 - 6:29 PM

Safety Jamarca Sanford (ankle) and defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee) will both play tonight against the Packers at Mall of America Field. Both were listed on the injury report as questionable.

The Vikings had no surprises in their inactives.

Their inactives are quarterback Josh Freeman, cornerback Shaun Prater, tight end Rhett Ellison, running back Matt Asiata, offensive guard Jeff Baca, wide receiver Rodney Smith and defensive tackle Chase Baker.

Tight end Chase Ford, who was promoted from the practice squad on Saturday, will make his season debut.

Green Bay's inactives are cornerback James Nixon, linebacker Clay Matthews, linebacker Nick Perry, linebacker Brad Jones, tight end Ryan Taylor, tight end Jermichael Finley and wide receiver James Jones.

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