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Prioleau Among Inactives vs. Vikings

Pierson Prioleau was among the Redskins' inactive players for Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Prioleau was limited in practice last week due to a hamstring injury, prompting the team to sign 10-year veteran Omar Stoutmire on Thursday. Stoutmire was active for the Vikings game and played on defense and special teams.

Prioleau, listed as questionable heading into Sunday, was a game-time decision.

LaRon Landry was also active and drew the start at safety for the Redskins. Landry was listed as probable heading into the game with a quad injury.

Landry, a third alternate to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, was a key figure in Sunday's game as the Redskins guarded against big plays.

Since the Vikings have the NFL's No. 1-ranked rushing offense, Reed Doughty played closer to the line of scrimmage to help stop the run. It proved effective, as Adrian Peterson had just 27 yards on nine carries.

The Redskins were without another key reserve in Todd Yoder, who had a knee injury. Brian Kozlowski, a 13-year veteran signed by the club on Nov. 23, saw action as a backup tight end and caught a 5-yard pass in the game.

As expected, Jason Campbell was also among the Redskins' inactive players.

The Redskins' complete list of inactive players was as follows: Campbell, Prioleau, offensive lineman Mike Pucillo, defensive linemen Ryan Boschetti and Alex Buzbee, wide receiver Keenan McCardell and Yoder.

Minnesota was without starting cornerback Antoine Winfield for Sunday's game due to a shoulder injury. The Vikings started rookie Marcus McCauley in Winfield's place. McCauley had 46 tackles and nine passes defended heading into the Redskins game.


Prior to Sunday night., Antwaan Randle El's last visit to the Metrodome was a game he vividly remembers. It was Week 15 of the 2005 season and Randle El's Pittsburgh Steelers were struggling down the stretch.

In the Steelers' game against the Vikings in a Sunday night matchup, Randle El was one of the keys for the Steelers.

With 6:58 remaining in the second quarter of that 2005 game, Randle El returned a punt 72 yards to the Viking 14-yard line.

Five plays later, Randle El produced a timely block to spring Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into the end zone from three yards out.

It was the lone TD in a game the Steelers won 18-3. The victory in Minnesota put Pittsburgh back on track in their Super Bowl XL championship season.

"That game had a lot to do with us catching fire at the end of the season," Randle El recollected last week.

Last year, Randle El's big moment also came at an indoor stadium. He had a career-long 87-yard punt return for a touchdown on Oct. 22 at Indianapolis.

Overall, he has five punt returns for TDs in his six seasons in the NFL.


Mike Sellers suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against Minnesota and his condition will be evaluated through next week.

After the game, Sellers said he felt fine, but team officials will be cautious. It's unlikely that Sellers would return to practice early in the week so soon after suffering the concussion.

Sellers suffered the concussion on the opening kickoff of the second half. He did not return to the game.

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