Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will play Thursday night after not practicing Tuesday because of an ankle injury that he has been playing through the last three weeks.
Peterson was among 11 players listed as probable on Wednesday’s injury report, but he was the only one among them that didn’t practice Tuesday.
Also listed as probable, meaning they are a “virtual certainty” to play, are DE Jared Allen (groin), CB Antoine Winfield (knee), LT Matt Kalil (back), S Harrison Smith (calf), S Robert Blanton (hamstring), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), QB Christian Ponder (knee), RB Matt Asiata (knee), DT Fred Evans (knee) and WR Jerome Simpson (low back/foot).
The Vikings officially declared TE John Carlson (concussion) and S Mistral Raymond (ankle) out for the game.
Starting middle linebacker Jasper Brinkley was also added to the injury report as probable, but his absence at Wednesday’s walkthrough was not injury-related.
The Bucs listed CB Brandon McDonald (ankle) as questionable. LB Adam Hayward (ankle), WR Vincent Jackson (calf), G Carl Nicks (foot) and C Jeremy Zuttah (quadriceps) are probable.
The NFL named Peterson the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his 23-yard, 153-yard rushing performance against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.
Former Vikings LB Xavier Adibi was signed by the Tennessee Titans. Another former Vikings linebacker, E.J. Henderson, also worked out for the Titans.
Former Vikings WR Emmanuel Arceneaux was released from the Washington Redskins’ practice squad.
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