Vikings Inactives for Week 1 Include OLB Marcus Davenport

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Sep 25, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) rush off the field against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings begin their regular season schedule against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today.

Ahead of this Week 1 matchup, Minnesota has released their inactives list. The list of 6 Vikings inactive players includes the following:

  • OLB Marcus Davenport
  • QB Jaren Hall
  • TE Nick Muse
  • OLB Andre Carter
  • OT David Quessenberry
  • DL Jaquelin Roy

Vikings Inactives Include OLB Marcus Davenport

Vikings Inactives
Nov 17, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings signed OLB Marcus Davenport this offseason to a one-year contract in the hopes that he would replace Za’Darius Smith. However, after he appeared on Friday’s injury report, it now appears that Vikings fans will have to wait another week to see their new pass-rusher in action.

Davenport’s career has been an up-and-down one, largely because of some troubles with injuries. Hopefully by taking this game off, he will be able to bounce back in time for Week 2 in Philadelphia.

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Jan 2, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at the Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings also have three rookies on their inactive list for Sunday. Fifth-round pick DL Jaquelin Roy won’t play on Sunday, and neither will UDFA OLB Andre Carter. QB Jaren Hall also finds himself on the inactive list, but he will serve as the emergency third QB behind Kirk Cousins and Nick Mullens.

Finally, TE Nick Muse and OT David Quessenberry will not suit up, either. Muse is listed as the TE4 behind T.J. Hockenson, Josh Oliver, and Johnny Mundt. As for Quessenberry, he was a free agency acquisition following the roster cutdown.

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Aug 10, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Nick Muse (34) catches a pass for a touchdown over Seattle Seahawks cornerback Tre Brown (22) during the first half at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Kickoff between the Buccaneers and Vikings is set for 12 PM 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.