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Vikings at Lions: Both Teams Inactive Players

Who's in and who's out for the Vikings' Week 16 matchup.

The Minnesota Vikings have announced the players that will be inactive for today’s game against the Detroit Lions. As expected, the one player listed as OUT on the team’s injury report will not play. That player is starting middle linebacker Eric Kendricks. Here are the remaining players that will be held out of Sunday’s divisional showdown at Ford Field in Detroit:

Vikings

  1. RB Mike Boone
  2. DE Tashawn Bower
  3. OG Danny Isidora
  4. CB Craig James
  5. LB Eric Kendricks
  6. QB Kyle Sloter
  7. WR Laquon Treadwell

Kendricks was the only player given an injury designation on Friday. No players were even listed as questionable. Tight end David Morgan, who returned last week after missing the previous four games with a knee injury, will again play today. The Vikings experienced a huge up-stick in the run game after Morgan’s return. The offense will look to keep that momentum rolling today.

In a surprising development, Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported that Laquon Treadwell is a healthy scratch today. That should make room for wide receiver Chad Beebe to see an expanded role moving forward.

The Vikings have a chance to secure a playoff spot today with a win over the Lions as well as an Eagles loss or tie against the Houston Texans. Both games are at noon (CST).


Lions

Here are Detroit’s inactive players:

  1. DE Kerry Hyder
  2. CB Dee Virgin
  3. OL Andrew Donnal
  4. CB Teez Tabor
  5. LB Nicholas Grigsby
  6. WR Chris Lacy
  7. Leo Kolomatangi

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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