Holcomb will start for Vikings in place of injured Jackson

Veteran quarterback Kelly Holcomb will get his first start with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

The Vikings listed starter Tarvaris Jackson, who has been slowed by a groin injury and did not practice all week, as the third quarterback against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In addition to Jackson, the Vikings will also be missing several other starters against the Chiefs. Running back Chester Taylor, wide receiver Troy Williamson, fullback Tony Richardson and defensive end Erasmus James are among the inactive players for the Vikings.

Jackson injured his groin last week against Detroit, leaving Holcomb and Brooks Bollinger to split snaps with the first-team offense during practice. Jackson was 17-for-33 for 166 yards and four interceptions against the Lions, his fourth career start.

In Holcomb, the Vikings will have a veteran presence under center. The 11-year veteran was acquired in a trade with Philadelphia in the final week of the preseason to add more experience alongside incumbent backup Bollinger.

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