The Vikings left behind Dalvin Cook, who was listed as a suspect with an ankle injury, was inactive for Sunday’s game against Seattle at US Bank Stadium.
Cook suffered a 34-33 loss in Arizona last Sunday, but he remained in the game. He didn’t practice all week, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer left open the possibility that he might play.
With the cook out, Alexander Mattison took over as starter. The only other Vikings running back active against the Seahawks was Amir Abdullah, although fullback CJ Hamm could also be used for hasty attempts.
Other passive players for the Vikings were linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), Christian Darissau (groin) and cornerback Harrison Hand (hamstring), quarterback Kellen Mondt, defensive tackle James Lynch, and defensive tackle Patrick Jones II.
Inactive for Seattle were wide receiver D’Dwayne Eskridge, quarterback Jake Luton, linebacker Benson Mayowa, Rashad Penney, safety Marquess Blair, tackle Brandon Schell and defensive end LJ Collier.
It was the 22nd game Cook missed in his five-year career. He sat out 12 in 2017 due to a torn ACL, 12 in 2018 due to a hamstring problem, two in 2019 due to chest and shoulder injuries, and two last seasons due to a groin injury and the death of his father.
Also on Sunday, a source said the Vikings are looking to re-sign Blake Brandel, who was dropped on Saturday when Abdullah was dropped from the practice squad, at least if he approves the waiver. In the low practice squad. The deadline for teams to claim the discount on Brandel is Monday at 3 p.m.