Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as out for Week 13.
Clowney recently admitted to experiencing a "lot of pain" in his surgically repaired knee. As a rookie, Clowney has undergone meniscus surgery, sports hernia surgery, and suffered a concussion. He has zero sacks through four games.
Khiry Robinson (arm) has been ruled out for Week 13.
Mark Ingram should expect a sizable workload Sunday versus Pittsburgh.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Matt Vensel considers the Vikings' Week 13 backfield distribution "unclear" with Jerick McKinnon (back) not playing against the Panthers.
Joe Banyard was the only Vikings back left who played last week, gaining 45 yards on eight touches in a loss to Green Bay. He outplayed McKinnon, while Matt Asiata (concussion) was inactive and Ben Tate didn't play at all. Asiata is probably the favorite for playing time against Carolina, but Banyard arguably earned more work. Tate is superfluous on the roster at this point.
Ryan Mathews (shoulder) is listed as probable for Week 13.
He'll be in the starting lineup Sunday at Baltimore.
Matt Asiata (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 13.
Asiata, Joe Banyard, and perhaps Ben Tate will form a committee rushing attack Sunday against the Panthers. Based on how poorly Tate played in Cleveland and Asiata's plodding tendencies, Banyard may be Minnesota's best running back option at this point. Jerick McKinnon won't play due to a back injury.
Updating a previous item, the Cardinals listed Larry Fitzgerald (questionable, knee) as a "limited" participant in Friday's practice, and are calling him a game-time decision for Week 13.
Reporters didn't see Fitz on the practice field to open the session, so it was assumed he didn't participate. The Cardinals are claiming he did. "If he goes, he goes," coach Bruce Arians said, insisting Fitzgerald wouldn't be "limited" in Sunday's game at Atlanta if he's active. "That’s the only reason he would play, because he can play." Arians added Fitzgerald is "progressing nicely" off his MCL sprain. He'll be a dicey WR3 option in a late-afternoon game.
Cordarrelle Patterson (knee, ankle) is listed as probable for Week 13.
Panning out as a special teamer only, Patterson has fallen to No. 3 on the Vikings' wide receiver depth chart, behind Greg Jennings and Charles Johnson.
Free agent Ray Rice has won his appeal and will be reinstated to the NFL.
He's free to sign with any team. Unfortunately, finding a taker is an even bigger hurdle for Rice than winning his appeal, which was expected. A team interested in the declining 28-year-old (in January) would likely have to embrace a major public relations hit after Rice was suspended for socking his drunken then-fiancee in an elevator. Rice hasn't been effective on the field in quite some time. There's no guarantee he is still capable of helping a team.