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Final Vikings-Ravens Week 9 Injury Report: Pierce Out; Barr & Dantzler Questionable

EAGAN, Minn. — Vikings defensive tackle Michael Pierce won't be able to face his former Ravens teammates in the heat of battle.

Minnesota's 2020 addition who played his first four pro seasons with Baltimore was ruled out Friday ahead of the noon (CT) Sunday matchup.

Pierce has been dealing with an elbow injury since leaving Minnesota's Week 4 game against Cleveland. He had suffered the initial injury during a practice before that game.

Linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and cornerback Cameron Dantzler (ankle) were listed as questionable after practicing as limited participants on Thursday and Friday.

None of the other Vikings on this week's injury report — defensive tackle James Lynch (toe) and Dede Westbrook (ankle) — received a designation.

Defensive end Everson Griffen and safety Harrison Smith appeared on Minnesota's initial injury report of the week after getting "resting veteran" days on Wednesday.

Smith did not participate Friday. Groin was added to his injury description.

Table inside Article
VIKINGSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Everson GriffenDENot Injury Related - Resting VetDNP---
Harrison SmithSNot Injury Related - Resting Vet / GroinLP-DNP-
James LynchDTToeLPLPFP-
Michael PierceDTElbowLPDNPDNPOUT
Dede WestbrookWRAnkleFPFPFP-

View photos of Vikings players from practice on Nov. 3 at the TCO Performance Center.

Baltimore's Friday injury report: The Ravens listed former Vikings RB Latavius Murray (ankle) and G Patrick Mekari (ankle) as doubtful.

Defensive tackle Brandon Williams (shoulder) and receivers Sammy Watkins (thigh) and Rashod Bateman (groin) were listed as questionable.

Bateman, the 2021 first-round pick out of the University of Minnesota, was added to the injury report Friday.

Table inside Article
RAVENSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Justin HoustonLBNot Injury Related - Resting VetDNP---
Tyler HuntleyQBIllnessDNPDNPFP-
Jimmy SmithCBNot Injury Related - Resting Vet-DNP--
Alejandro VillanuevaTNot Injury Related - Resting Vet-DNP--
Calais CampbellDENot Injury Related - Resting Vet--DNP-
Pernell McPheeLBNot Injury Related - Resting Vet--DNP-

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

(-) - Not listed

Game Status

Out - Player will not play

Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play

Questionable - Player is not certain to play

(-) - Not listed