Jerick McKinnon out for Sunday for Vikings


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings will be without running back Jerick McKinnon for the second straight week, and it appears they'll be missing another one of their rookie starters, too.

Linebacker Anthony Barr, who left last Sunday's game early with a knee injury that had been bothering him for several weeks, was listed as doubtful for this week's game against the New York Jets. Coach Mike Zimmer said Gerald Hodges would start in Barr's place if the Vikings' top draft pick can't go Sunday.

Barr has no structural damage to his knee, Zimmer said earlier this week, but the team is obviously concerned about putting him back on the field at the moment. He didn't practice all week and would seem unlikely to play after missing that much preparation time.

Hodges, who started at weakside linebacker earlier this season when Chad Greenway was hurt, would be moving to the strong side for the first time this year.

"The one things with linebackers in this league, if you're a backup linebacker, you have to play all the different positions, because of what happens on game day," Zimmer said. "If something happens, you've got to be prepared to go in at any position."

Zimmer said the Vikings would again use all three of their healthy running backs -- Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard and Ben Tate -- with McKinnon out on Sunday. Asiata started last Sunday, and Tate got five carries after Banyard was lifted from the game for missing a blitz pickup.

Cornerback Jabari Price was also listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury. The Vikings listed the rest of their roster as probable, meaning defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd is likely to play after seeing just seven snaps last week with a knee injury. Floyd did not practice Wednesday, and was limited on Thursday and Friday.