Thielen active for Vikings for playoff game vs. 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is active for the playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday despite being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Thielen got hurt this week in practice but is healthy enough to play. Thielen had seven catches for 129 yards in the 26-20 overtime win last week in the wild-card round at New Orleans.

The 49ers are the healthiest they have been in weeks for their playoff opener. Linebacker Kwon Alexander, safety Jaquiski Tartt and defensive end Dee Ford are all active for the game after missing significant time down the stretch of the season with injuries.

The inactive players for San Francisco are quarterback C.J. Beathard, running back Jeff Wilson Jr., receiver Jordan Matthews, tight end Daniel Helm, defensive back Dontae Johnson, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair and defensive lineman Kevin Givens.

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The inactive players for Minnesota are safety Jayron Kearse, receiver Alexander Hollins, defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa, defensive end Eddie Yarbrough, guard Dru Samia, tackle Oli Udoh and tackle Aviante Collins.

Minnesota nickel cornerback Mackensie Alexander was placed on injured reserve Friday with a knee injury and Nate Meadors was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.

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