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Friday, October 25, 2013
Vikings' Sanford, Evans are questionable

By Ben Goessling

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Safety Jamarca Sanford and defensive tackle Fred Evans are questionable for the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, when the team's battered defense will try to stop one of the league's top offenses.

Sanford, who was limited in practice Friday because of an ankle injury, showed up on the team's injury report for the first time this week, as did Evans, who coach Leslie Frazier said "tweaked his knee" Thursday. Both are questionable for Sunday's game; Frazier didn't address Sanford's injury but said Evans should be fine.

If either player is limited Sunday, though, the Vikings could have an even tougher task against the Packers. Green Bay has the league's sixth-best rushing attack, and both players would be counted on to slow down powerful rookie running back Eddie Lacy. The Vikings are already without safety Harrison Smith, who is on injured reserve because of turf toe, and linebacker Desmond Bishop, who had season-ending knee surgery, so they're hoping they won't have to weather more losses to their defense.

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