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Berrian will be active; Tahi out

Posted by: under Injury report, Vikings, Packers, Vikings off the field, Antoine Winfield, Bernard Berrian, Brett Favre, Percy Harvin, Sage Rosenfels Updated: November 1, 2009 - 2:10 PM

GREEN BAY, WIS. -- Earlier today we cited a report from Fox Sports' website that Bernard Berrian would be inactive today. Then, about a half-hour ago or so, we saw the wide receiver testing out the injury on the field. Now, comes word that Berrian won't be inactive and will be among the 45 players in uniform for the Vikings game today against the Packers. In fact, he is listed as a starter.

Fullback Naufahu Tahi, who was limited in practice last Wednesday and Thursday because of a knee injury, has been scratched and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Jeff Dugan.

Also inactive for the Vikings will be cornerback Antoine Winfield (foot); running back Albert Young; center Jon Cooper; wide receiver Darius Reynaud (hamstring); defensive end Jayme Mitchell; and defensive tackle Letroy Guion. Sage Rosenfels will be the Vikings' third quarterback.

Wide receiver Percy Harvin, bothered by an illness last week and listed as questionable on the injury report, will be active.

The most important inactive for Green Bay today might be tight end Jermichael Finley (knee) who did not practice last week but was going to test the injury this morning.

Running back Ahman Green and right tackle Mark Tauscher, who both returned to the Packers in recent weeks, both will be active. It also appears that Chad Clifton will start at left tackle for Green Bay. Clifton has been out because of an ankle injury and it was thought that rookie T.J. Lang might start in his place.

The only starter change announced for the Packers was Scott Wells for Jason Spitz (back) at center. Also inactive for Green Bay are fullback Korey Hall; safety Matt Giordano; tackle Breno Giacomini; wide receiver Jordy Nelson; defensive end Jarius Wynn; and linebacker Jeremy Thompson.

While I was typing this item, the Packers showed Brett Favre walking into the stadium earlier today. His image on the stadium scoreboard wasn't exactly welcomed. 

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