This time Davion Davis was active for the Vikings.
The rookie wide receiver, signed off the practice squad for a second stint on the 53-man roster, played in his first game in Minnesota’s 19-9 win Thursday night over Washington at U.S. Bank Stadium. In his first stint earlier this season, Davis was inactive for his two games on the roster.
With Adam Thielen out with a hamstring injury, Davis was the No. 4 wide receiver but wasn’t targeted in the game. Stefon Diggs and rookie Bisi Johnson, who replaced Thielen, were the starters and Laquon Treadwell the No. 3 guy.
In addition to Thielen, also inactive for the Vikings were defensive tackles Hercules Mata’afa and Armon Watts, center Brett Jones, guard Dru Samia, tackle Oli Udoh and linebacker Cameron Smith.
Returning after missing two games with a concussion was linebacker Ben Gedeon.
Running back Adrian Peterson, who starred for the Vikings from 2007-16, started for the Redskins after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Peterson, who said Tuesday he would play, rushed for 76 yards on 14 carries.
Inactive for the Redskins were quarterback Colt McCoy, safeties Deshazor Everett and Montae Nicholson, running back Chris Thompson, linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons, guard Wes Martin and tight end Vernon Davis.
Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was named Thursday the FedEx Ground Player of the week for his performance last Sunday at Detroit. Cook carried 25 times for 142 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Cook entered Thursday’s game leading the NFL in rushing with 725 yards. He is attempting to become just the second different Minnesota player to top the league in rushing. Peterson led in 2008, 2012 and 2015.
The Vikings didn’t punt once on Thursday. According to the NFL, it was the first time Minnesota played a game without punting since Week 6, 2004 in a 38-31 win over the New Orleans Saints.