Vikings MLB Jasper Brinkley (groin, hip) is healthy heading into Week 1.
Brinkley missed all of 2011 with a hip injury, and was limited throughout the offseason program. He avoided setbacks in camp, however, and racked up four tackles and two sacks in the third preseason game. The Vikings are hoping Brinkley can anchor their run defense after E.J. Henderson was allowed to walk in free agency. Brinkley is expected to see limited snaps outside the base defense.