According to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, rookie Shea McClellin will play Sunday after missing Monday night's game with a concussion.
Before his concussion, McClellin was beginning to see more and more time on the field, particularly in pass situations.
He has 2.5 sacks on the season but has proven his worth more with his ability to drop into coverage when needed. With a quarterback, who can be elusive at times, like Christian Ponder, he may find himself with more snaps while spying the quarterback.
He will need to prove he can contribute to stopping the run, and with Adrian Peterson's ability to run the football, the Vikings may try to exploit McClellin's struggles in the running game.
His spin move has been his best asset, and if lined up at the left defensive end position, he should have an advantage over the slower moving Phil Loadholt.
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