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Vikings at Lions Inactives for Week 18 of 2023

The Minnesota Vikings announced the following players will be inactive for their Week 18 road game against the Detroit Lions:

Cornerback Mekhi Blackmon

Cornerback Byron Murphy, Jr.

Quarterback Jaren Hall (emergency QB)

Safety Theo Jackson

Guard Ed Ingram

Tackle Brian O'Neill

Defensive lineman Jaquelin Roy

The Vikings shuffled their depth chart at quarterback this week, moving Nick Mullens back to the starting role and Joshua Dobbs to be the backup. After starting last week, Hall is only eligible to play if Mullens and Dobbs suffer injuries.

Minnesota ruled out Blackmon (shoulder) and has been without Murphy (knee) for the past three games. He suffered a knee injury in Week 15 at Cincinnati.

Jackson has been dealing with a toe injury.

Ingram (shoulder) and O'Neill (ankle) normally man the right side of the offensive line, but neither is available today.

Roy is dealing with an ankle injury he suffered against Detroit in Week 16.

The Vikings signed receiver Lucky Jackson to the 53-man roster and placed receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) on Injured Reserve Saturday. Minnesota also elevated cornerbacks Joejuan Williams and Jaylin Williams.

Lions Inactives

Detroit announced the following players will be inactive:

Receiver Jameson Williams

Quarterback Hendon Hooker (emergency QB)

Cornerback Steven Gilmore

Defensive end Charles Harris

Defensive end John Cominsky

Tight end Brock Wright