With Peterson out, Vikings promote Banyard
To make room for Banyard, fullback Zach Line was waived Saturday. The Vikings play New England on Sunday, and team has said Peterson will be on the inactive list. The star running back was indicted Friday in Texas on a charge of injury to a child, for allegedly spanking one of his sons with a wooden switch.
Banyard, undrafted out of Texas-El Paso, joined the Vikings in 2012 as a practice squad player. He spent three weeks on the active roster in 2013.
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