Cousins, Thielen & Cook among 31 Vikings not expected to play vs Broncos

Almost all of the Minnesota Vikings starters and a handful of others will be watching the team's first preseason game from the sidelines, the team announced Saturday afternoon.

Cousins, Cook, Thielen, Smith, Hunter and in total 31 Minnesota Vikings will be sidelined for the team's first action of the preseason opening the door for many others to jump up and fight for a roster spot verses the Broncos.

Here's the full list of Vikings not expected to play today according to the team...

Minnesota Vikings Not Expected To Play

No.       Name                               Pos.

7           Patrick Peterson             CB

8           Kirk Cousins                    QB

9           Sheldon Richardson      DT

12         Chad Beebe                    WR

13        Blake Proehl                   WR

14        Nate Stanley                  QB

18        Justin Jefferson              WR

19         Adam Thielen                 WR

21         Bashaud Breeland         CB

22         Harrison Smith               S

23         Xavier Woods                 S

24        Mackensie Alexander  CB

25         Alexander Mattison      RB

30         C.J. Ham                          FB

33         Dalvin Cook                     RB

48         Blake Lynch                     LB

54         Eric Kendricks                 LB

55        Anthony Barr                 LB

56         Garrett Bradbury           C

59         Nick Vigil                          LB

69         Rashod Hill                      LB

71         Christian Darrisaw         T

72         Ezra Cleveland                T

74         Olisaemeka Udoh          G

75         Brian O’Neill                   T

83         Tyler Conklin                   TE

84         Irv Smith Jr.                     TE

89        Dede Westbrook          WR

94         Dalvin Tomlinson           DT

97         Michael Pierce                DT

99        Danielle Hunter             DE

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