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Final Week 14 Vikings-Buccaneers Injury Report: Eric Kendricks Ruled Out

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings will be without All-Pro middle linebacker Eric Kendricks on Sunday when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A calf injury suffered last week at practice will sideline Kendricks for a second consecutive game, the team announced Friday.

Minnesota (6-6) also ruled out running back Alexander Mattison (illness), who is recovering from surgery.

Kyle Rudolph, who has started 93 consecutive games, is listed as doubtful, putting a streak that leads all active NFL tight ends in jeopardy. The next-closest tight end is Travis Kelce (44 consecutive starts).

Irv Smith, Jr., has missed the past two games with a back injury and is listed as questionable.

None of the other players on the injury report this week — cornerback Jeff Gladney (calf), center Garrett Bradbury (abdomen), tackle Riley Reiff (ankle), defensive end D.J. Wonnum (ankle/back), guard Ezra Cleveland (ankle), center/guard Brett Jones (neck) or Chad Beebe (not injury related) — received a designation. All except Beebe, who was added Friday, fully participated in the final session of the week.

Table inside Article
VIKINGSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Alexander MattisonRBIllnessDNPDNPDNPOUT
Garrett BradburyCAbdomenLPLPFP-
Riley ReiffTAnkleLPLPFP-
D.J. WonnumDEAnkle/BackLPLPFP-
Ezra ClevelandGAnkleLPLPFP-
Jeff GladneyCBCalfLPLPFP-
Brett JonesCNeckFPFPFP-
Chad BeebeWRNot injury Related--DNP-

Friday's Buccaneers Injury Report: The Week 13 bye appears to have done a bunch of good for Tampa Bay (7-5), which did not rule anyone out for Sunday.

CB Jamel Dean (groin) is listed as doubtful.

All other players on the Buccaneers injury report this week – LB Lavonte David (not injury related), WR Chris Godwin (finger), NT Steve McLendon (elbow), WR Mike Evans (hamstring), OLB Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), T Donovan Smith (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (not injury related) and Ndamukong Suh (not injury related) — are expected to be available.

Table inside Article
BUCCANEERSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Lavonte DavidLPNot Injury RelatedDNPFPFP-
Chris GodwinWRFingerDNPFPFP-
Steve McLendonNTElbowDNPLPFP-
Mike EvansWRHamstringLPDNPFP-
Jason Pierre-PaulLBKneeLPLPDNP-
Donovan SmithTAnkleLPLPFP-
Rob GronkowskiTENot Injury Related-DNPFP-
Ndamukong SuhDTNot Injury Related--DNP-

View photos of the Vikings preparing to take on the Buccaneers during practice at TCO Performance Center.

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

(-) - Not listed