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Allen will play

November 9th, 2008 – 10:50 AM by Chip Scoggins

Defensive end Jared Allen will play today. The teams just announced their inactives.

Allen will attempt to play through pain after suffering a third-degree sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder last week. It will be interesting to see how effective he will be with that bad shoulder.

The Vikings inactives are cornerback Marcus McCauley, tight end Garrett Mills, linebackers Erin Henderson and Dontarrious Thomas, tackle Marcus Johnson, wide receiver Robert Ferguson and defensive tackle Letroy Guion. John David Booty is the third quarterback.

This is the second consectuive game Ferguson has been inactive. Judd reported on Friday that Ferguson has asked the team for his release. We’ll see how his situation develops over the next few days.

 The Packers inactives are cornerback Pat Lee, running back DeShawn Wynn, linebacker Brandon Chillar, defensive end Jason Hunter, linebacker Danny Lansanah, tackle Breno Giacomini and guard Allen Barbre. Brian Brohm is the third quarterback.

– Defensive end Kenechi Udeze is expected to be on the field for the pregame coin toss. Udeze underwent a bone marrow transplant in July after being diagnosed with leukemia last February.

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