Vikings Wednesday injury report: Seven DNP, four limited

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In Week 15, the Vikings had a legitimate shot at the postseason, but if the team wanted to get there, they would have to persevere through injuries.

That did not happen. With LB Eric Kendricks, LB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, DB Mike Hughes and others unavailable, Minnesota was dominated on defense by both Chicago and New Orleans. Those losses eliminated the Vikings from playoff contention and moved the team to 6-9 overall.

Now, the team has a pretty meaningless game against the Lions in Week 17. The Vikings are yet again dealing with key absences from practice leading up to the matchup.

Here is the Vikings’ initial injury report for Week 17:

RB Dalvin Cook

Photo: Mike Roemer/AP Photo

Status: DNP (not injury related) Note: Cook's father, James Cook, has died. The Vikings running back is home in Miami and will be unavailable for the game, according to ESPN's Courtney Cronin.

K Dan Bailey

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Status: DNP (back)

CB Cameron Dantzler

Photo: David Berding/AP Photo

Status: DNP (hamstring)

DB Chris Jones

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Status: DNP (groin)

DE Jalyn Holmes

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports

Status: DNP (groin)

LB Eric Kendricks

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports

Status: DNP (calf)

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo

Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports

Status: DNP (chest)

LB Todd Davis

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Status: Limited (ribs)

FB C.J. Ham

Photo; Jason Behnken/AP Photo

Status: Limited (quad)

RB Alexander Mattison

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Status: Limited (concussion)

LB Troy Dye

Jim Mone/AP Photo

Status: Limited (concussion/hamstring)

DT Armon Watts

Photo: Trevor Ruszkowski/USA TODAY Sports

Status: Full (ankle)