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Vikings at Lions Week 14 Inactives

The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) on Sunday announced the following players will be inactive against the Detroit Lions (5-7) Sunday in Week 14:

Safety Harrison Smith

Outside linebacker Luiji Vilain

Center Garrett Bradbury

Tackle Christian Darrisaw

Defensive lineman Ross Blacklock

View photos of the Vikings traveling to Detroit to take on the Lions in Week 14 of the 2022 season.

Smith was listed as questionable on Friday because of a neck injury. It will be the first contest he's missed since Minnesota hosted Detroit back in Week 3. Josh Metellus, who attended Michigan, is positioned to start in place of Smith again.

Bradbury is dealing with a back injury, and Darrisaw is working his way back from a concussion.

Vilain is inactive for the seventh game in a row after making his NFL debut in Miami in Week 6.

Rookie tackle Vederian Lowe and defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo are active for the first time.

Lions Inactives

Detroit announced the following players will be inactive:

Defensive lineman Austin Bryant

Cornerback Will Harris

Linebacker Derrick Barnes

Center/guard Evan Brown

Guard Kayode Awosika

Receiver Tom Kennedy

Defensive lineman Michael Brockers

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 14, 2023.