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Johnson ruled out, Vikings could be without 2 of top 3 receivers

Jul 27, 2015; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson (12) walks to drills at training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Jul 27, 2015; Mankato, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson (12) walks to drills at training camp at Minnesota State University. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- One starter has already been declared out and another key receiver could be missing Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings' league-worst passing attack visits Denver and the Broncos' top pass defense.

Minnesota declared Charles Johnson out for Sunday's game with a rib injury. Jarius Wright is questionable with a hand injury leaving only Mike Wallace among second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's top options at receiver.

The Vikings also listed starting safety Andrew Sendejo (knee), defensive end Justin Trattou (foot) and cornerback Jabari Price (shoulder) out for Sunday's game. Linebacker Audie Cole (ankle) is questionable and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion/neck) is probable.

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With the return of running back Adrian Peterson, Minnesota hasn't needed much from Bridgewater and its passing game. The Vikings (2-1) are averaging 149.7 passing yards per game.