EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan is listed as probable for the season opener in New Orleans on Thursday night, even though he has missed virtually all of preseason with a calf injury.
Sullivan was injured early in training camp and did not play in any of the four preseason games. He practiced on a limited basis this week and the Vikings said Wednesday that he was probable to play against the Saints.
Saints coach Sean Payton said his decision to bring Humphrey back and release a cornerback stemmed from his belief that starting cornerback Tracy Porter has recovered enough from a recent bout of left knee soreness to play well against the Minnesota Vikings in both team's season opener Thursday night.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.