Vikings deactivate Robinson vs. Jets

Updated: December 17, 2006, 2:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings receiver Marcus Robinson was surprisingly deactivated for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

Robinson has twice as many receiving touchdowns (four) as any other Viking, despite not playing in four games this season, three due to injury and one as a healthy scratch.

He was listed as probable this week on the injury report with an ankle injury.

Right tackle Marcus Johnson also was inactive for the fourth straight week, and coach Brad Childress gave second-round draft pick Ryan Cook his first NFL start against the Jets. Cook has split time with veteran Mike Rosenthal at tackle the last three weeks.

For New York, running back Kevan Barlow was inactive for the third straight week, with Leon Washington again getting the start.

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