ASU alum Tyrell Johnson could see playing time against Packers

Minneapolis (Viking Update) - After entering training camp as the incumbent starter at safety, Tyrell Johnson was demoted to be a backup for the Vikings' first two games as Husain Abdullah became the surprise starter in Week 1. Now that Abdullah is out with a concussion, Johnson is expected to at least see some time on defense Sunday night.

"You wait long enough and work hard enough and you'll get what you've been working for out of life," Johnson said. "That's all I've been doing is working and holding my head high, smiling and continue to work. This week is an opportunity and I'm going to continue to go out there and do the best that I can."

Johnson said he was frustrated at times, but he was taking the professional setback in stride.

"Does it kind of suck sometimes? Yeah, but at the same time, is it life? That's life. It's a job," Johnson said. "That's the business I chose and that's the life I chose. You've just got to be ready at all times."

Johnson said he thinks the coaches wanted to see him progress more in training camp, but he's looking forward to the opportunities he could see against a pass-happy Packers offense.

"It's a great thing. I love going out there getting action. I love when they throw the ball," Johnson said. "… The Packers and New Orleans, they don't mind throwing the ball deep and giving you opportunities to go the other way with it. I couldn't ask for a better game to come back in."

Through six games, the Packers have run the ball 134 times while throwing 201 passes.