All five Vikings listed questionable are active for Sunday’s game in New England.
Cornerback Xavier Rhodes went through a pregame workout at Gillette Stadium, running and backpedaling under supervision of Vikings defensive backs coach Jerry Gray, and he’ll give it a go on his recovering right hamstring.
Rhodes is active in New England, and so is slot cornerback Mackensie Alexander, who was listed questionable due to a knee injury suffered during practice this week. Rhodes only got a “couple plays” in at practice this week, he said Friday, but he’ll at least start the game against Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
If Rhodes is limited or pulled from the game, rookie cornerback Holton Hill is in line for a bigger role.
Receiver Stefon Diggs is also active after being listed questionable due to a knee injury. That’s good news for receiver Adam Thielen, who had a season-low 22 yards in the only game Diggs missed this season (Week 9 vs. Lions).
Two Vikings — tight end David Morgan (knee) and receiver Chad Beebe (hamstring) — are down due to injuries.
Vikings’ inactives: Morgan (knee), Beebe (hamstring), RB Mike Boone, LB Devante Downs, G Brett Jones, DT Jalyn Holmes and QB Kyle Sloter.
Patriots’ inactives: TE Dwayne Allen (knee), DL Danny Shelton, DB Duke Dawson, DE Derek Rivers, DL Keionta Davis, OL James Ferentz and CB Keion Crossen.