Minnesota Vikings Week 16 Wednesday injury report: Seven DNP, five limited

Jack White
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Minnesota’s linebacker position has taken a big hit this year.

The Vikings had Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr as the top two options at the beginning of the year. Barr is out for the whole year, while Kendricks has missed three consecutive games.

Eric Wilson, Todd Davis and Troy Dye have mostly been filling in. Wilson has played very well, but the position has definitely fallen off a bit without Kendricks and Barr.

Three important linebackers — Kendricks, Dye and Davis — have yet to practice this week. To make matters more difficult, the game is on Friday for the Vikings in Week 16.

Here is the updated injury report for the team as of Wednesday:

LB Eric Kendricks

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Status: DNP (calf)

LB Todd Davis

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Status: DNP (ribs)

LB Troy Dye

Photo: AP Photo/Jim Mone

Status: DNP (concussion/hamstring)

FB C.J. Ham

Photo: AP Photo/Jason Behnken

Status: DNP (quad)

DE Jalyn Holmes

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Status: DNP (groin)

RB Alexander Mattison

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Status: DNP (concussion)

TE Kyle Rudolph

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Status: DNP (foot)

DT Armon Watts

AP Photo/David Berding

Status: Limited (ankle)

CB Cameron Dantzler

Photo: David Berding/AP Photo

Status: Limited (foot)

DT Jaleel Johnson

Photo: David Berding/AP Photo

Status: Limited (knee)

DL Hercules Mata'afa

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Status: Limited (low back)

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo

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Status: Limited (ankle)