By Craig Peters
EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings (10-2) on Friday ruled out defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard (biceps) ahead of visiting the Detroit Lions (5-7) at noon (CT) Sunday.
Vikings Injury Report:
Minnesota listed tackle Christian Darrisaw (concussion), center Garrett Bradbury (neck) and safety Harrison Smith (neck) as questionable.
Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell said Darrisaw has cleared the concussion protocol, but the Vikings want to be cautious with him as he works his way back.
Blake Brandel has started the past two games in place of Darrisaw and also filled in for him at Buffalo and against Dallas.
Smith was initially listed as an illness that he's recovered from, but dealing with a neck issue that "just kind of acted up."
"We'll see how he feels coming off a good work day," O'Connell said.
Fullback C.J. Ham (illness), outside linebacker Danielle Hunter (illness) cornerback Patrick Peterson (illness), linebacker Eric Kendricks (shoulder) and safety Theo Jackson (illness) did not receive designations and are expected to be available.
Lions Injury Report:
Detroit ruled out tackle Kayode Awosika (ankle), outside linebacker Derrick Barnes (knee) and cornerback Chase Lucas (hamstring).
Guard Evan Brown (ankle) was listed as doubtful.
Defensive back Will Harris (hip), cornerback Jeff Okudah (illness), receiver Kalif Raymond (illness) and quarterback Nate Sudfeld (illness) were listed as questionable.
All other players on the Lions injury report this week — tackle Taylor Decker (elbow), safety DeShon Elliott (ankle), center Frank Ragnow (foot) and running backs D'Andre Swift (ankle) and Jamaal Williams (hand) — are expected to be available.
View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 14, 2023.
DNP - Did not participate in practice
LP - Limited participation in practice
FP - Full participation
(-) - Not listed
Out - Player will not play
Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play
Questionable - Player is not certain to play
(-) - Not listed