Vikings Will Be Without 2 Starters vs. Chargers

Training Camp Report Dates
Jun 11, 2019; Eagan, MN, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits on the field at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers are set to kick off in just over an hour.

Ahead of that matchup, the Vikings have released their inactives list for Week 3, and it appears that the Vikings will be without 2 starters against LA. Here is a look at the full list:

  • RB Cam Akers
  • C Garrett Bradbury
  • OLB Marcus Davenport
  • QB Jaren Hall
  • TE Nick Muse
  • DL Khyiris Tonga

Vikings Will Be Without 2 Starters vs. Chargers

2 Starters
Aug 18, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Garrett Bradbury (56) looks on during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Both Garrett Bradbury and Marcus Davenport are set to miss another game this season as they continue to deal with injuries.

Bradbury played just seven snaps of the Vikings season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before leaving with a back injury. Since then, Minnesota has been relying on Austin Schlottmann at the center position.

Busy 2nd Day
Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury (56) during the NFL International Series game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

Davenport’s story has been very similar to begin the year. The Vikings acquired him via free agency this spring in order to replace Za’Darius Smith, who was eventually traded to the Browns. An ankle injury has limited him to just four snaps this season, which came last week against the Eagles. He will now miss his second game of the season.

However, the Vikings will get their star left tackle back in the lineup this weekend as Christian Darrisaw avoided the inactives list for this weekend. Darrisaw sat out Week 2 with an ankle injury of his own and was replaced by Oli Udoh.

Oct 20, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Additionally, the newest Vikings player won’t suit up on Sunday as RB Cam Akers is listed as an inactive today. Akers was acquired via trade with the Rams earlier in the week in exchange for conditional draft pick in 2026.

Akers spent the 2020 and 2021 seasons with Kevin O’Connell when he was the offensive coordinator for the Rams. He won’t get a chance to play this weekend, but the hope is that he can help rejuvenate the Vikings running game later in the year.

The Chargers will also release an inactives list prior to the game, and kickoff is scheduled for 12 PM Central inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.