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.
|Irv Smith Jr.||TE||Back||DNP||LP||LP||QUESTIONABLE|
|Chad Beebe||WR||Not 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.
|Lavonte David||LP||Not Injury Related||DNP||FP||FP||-|
|Rob Gronkowski||TE||Not Injury Related||-||DNP||FP||-|
|Ndamukong Suh||DT||Not Injury Related||-||-||DNP||-|
View photos of the Vikings preparing to take on the Buccaneers during practice at TCO Performance Center.
DNP - Did not participate in practice
LP - Limited participation in practice
FP - Full participation
(-) - Not listed