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Vikings vs. Lions Inactives for Week 16 of 2023

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings announced the following players will be inactive for their Week 16 home game against the Detroit Lions:

Safety Lewis Cine

Cornerback Byron Murphy, Jr.

Quarterback Joshua Dobbs (emergency QB)

Tight end Nick Muse

Guard Chris Reed

Tackle Brian O'Neill

Receiver Jalen Nailor

Murphy dealt with a knee injury in last week's game at Cincinnati.

O'Neill is out for a second consecutive week because of an ankle injury he suffered at Las Vegas in Week 14.

Quarterback Nick Mullens is starting and being backed up by rookie Jaren Hall for the second consecutive week. Dobbs is only eligible to play if Mullens and Hall suffer injuries.

Lions Inactives

Detroit announced the following players will be inactive:

Quarterback Hendon Hooker

Cornerback Jerry Jacobs

Cornerback Steven Gilmore

Linebacker Derrick Barnes

Receiver Antoine Green

Tight end Brock Wright

Defensive lineman Brodric Martin