Pat Williams is out

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
MINNEAPOLIS -- I guess Pat Williams was a decoy to give the Philadelphia Eagles something to think about during pre-game.

Williams is among Minnesota's eight inactive players. Fred Evans will start his third consecutive game in place of Williams, who apparently wasn't ready to play with a fractured shoulder blade that will take another three weeks to heal completely.

Here is the full list of inactives:

Quarterback John David Booty
Tight end Garrett Mills
Linebacker Dontarrious Thomas
Tackle Marcus Johnson
Wide receiver Darius Reynaud
Defensive end Ray Edwards
Defensive tackle Pat Williams
Defensive tackle Letroy Guion

Quarterback A.J. Feeley
Running back Lorenzo Booker
Linebacker Joe Mays
Defensive end Bryan Smith
Tackle Chris Patrick
Offensive lineman Shawn Andrews
Tight end L.J. Smith
Defensive end Victor Abiamiri