PRESEASON: VIKINGS AT TENNESSEE
7 p.m. today • Nissan Stadium • TV: Ch. 9 • Radio: 100.3-FM, 1130-AM
ABOUT THE VIKINGS
The Vikings are 4-0 with victories over Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Oakland and Dallas. … Coach Mike Zimmer didn’t say whether any starters would play, but it’s likely the offensive line will get another dress rehearsal. Otherwise, the lineup will have mostly reserves and players fighting for roster spots. … Taylor Heinecke, a free-agent rookie out of Old Dominion, will get most of the snaps at QB. He is 30-for-41 for 237 yards with one interception. Starter Teddy Bridgewater won’t play, and backup Shaun Hill is the only other QB on the roster. … The leading preseason rushers are two guys fighting for roster spots. Dominique Williams has 20 carries for 93 yards and DuJuan Harris 18 for 66. … Rookie LB Eric Kendricks is the top tackler with 25. … NFL teams have to cut to 53 players by Saturday; the Vikings are at 75 now. … Out are DT Shamar Stephen (knee), C John Sullivan (back), LB Brian Peters (undisclosed) and TE Chase Ford (undisclosed).
ABOUT THE TITANS
Tennessee (1-2) selected Oregon’s Marcus Mariota second overall in the 2015 draft and anointed him the starting quarterback. … Former Gophers running back David Cobb was a fifth-round pick but is sidelined because of a calf injury. … Ken Whisenhunt won two games in his first season as Titans coach in 2014. … Mariota is 19-for-27 for 252 yards with no TDs and an interception. Whisenhunt wouldn’t say if Mariota would play. Backup Zach Mettenberger is 18-for-31 for 258 yards and two TDs with one pick. … Leading rushers are Bishop Sankey (20 carries, 77 yards) and Cobb (19-79). … TE Chase Coffman (eight catches, 130 yards) is the top receiver. … The Titans have lost to Atlanta and Kansas City, and beat St. Louis. … Also expected to miss the game are DT Sammie Hill (knee), CB Jason McCourty (groin) and LB Zaviar Gooden (hamstring). … Titans DE Karl Klug, like Vikings rookie WR Isaac Fruechte, is from tiny Caledonia, Minn.