The Minnesota Vikings have seven inactive players for Sunday's matchup with the Indianapolis Colts: quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, receiver Jarius Wright, cornerback Brandon Burton, safety Robert Blanton, linebackers Marvin Mitchell and Audie Cole and offensive lineman Mark Asper.
Jarius Wright, the Vikings' fourth-round selection in this year's NFL Draft, is out for the second straight week after injuring his ankle in Minnesota's final preseason game. The rookie wideout from Arkansas figured to play into the Vikings' offense before his injury.
Linebacker Marvin Mitchell has also been limited by an ankle injury. Mitchell spent last season with the Miami Dolphins and the previous four seasons with the New Orleans Saints before signing with the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. He had 30 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble for the Dolphins in 2011.