Packers will be without House, King, Burnett for Vikings matchup
MINNEAPOLIS - The Green Bay Packers will be without three quarters of their starting secondary in their NFC North matchup with the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.
Safety Morgan Burnett (hamstring), cornerback Davon House (thigh) and cornerback Kevin King (concussion) are all on the inactive list, leaving the secondary with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as the only starter available.
Missing the three means that Kentrell Brice will have to start opposite Clinton-Dix and some combination of Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and Josh Hawkins will have to man the two starting cornerback positions and the third nickel position.
It would be the first career start for Hawkins if he gets the call with the base defense.
Expect rookie safety Josh Jones to play a lot in Burnett's "nitro" linebacker position if the Packers go with that defense.
Active for the Packers is left tackle David Bakhtiari, meaning the Packers will have their starting offensive line together for the first time this season. Bakhtiari has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
Running back Ty Montgomery (ribs) is also active after missing the Dallas game.
Here are the Packers' inactives:
- CB Kevin King
- CB Davon House
- OLB Ahmad Brooks
- DT Montravious Adams
- S Morgan Burnett
- OL Adam Pankey
- ILB Joe Thomas
The Vikings will be without four starters.
Quarterback Sam Bradford (knee), receiver Stefon Diggs (hip), safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) and guard Nick Eason (calf) are all out.
Diggs is the Vikings' top receiver and will be replaced in the lineup by recent veteran acquisition Michael Floyd. Anthony Harris will start for Sendejo and Jeremiah Sirles will start for Easton.
Here are the Vikings' inactives:
- QB Sam Bradford
- WR Rodney Adams
- WR Stefon Diggs
- S Andrew Sendejo
- G Nick Easton
- Aviante Collins
- DE Tashawn Bower