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Vikings vs. Lions Final Week 16 Injury Report: Murphy Out; 6 Questionable

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings (7-7) on Friday ruled out cornerback Byron Murphy, Jr., and receiver Jalen Nailor for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions (10-4) in Week 16.

Murphy is dealing with a knee injury, and Nailor remains in concussion protocol. Neither practiced this week.

The Vikings listed the following six players as questionable: defensive linemen Harrison Phillips (back) and Jonathan Bullard (ankle), running back Alexander Mattison (ankle), tackle Brian O'Neill (ankle) and linebackers Jordan Hicks (shin) and Ivan Pace, Jr. (shoulder).

Hicks' 21-day practice window opened Tuesday, and he was listed as a full participant all week. A roster move would be required before he can return to the 53-man roster.

Pace was added to the injury report on Friday.

Outside linebacker Danielle Hunter (illness) and defensive lineman Sheldon Day (ankle) did not receive designations and are expected to be available.

Kickoff is noon (CT) Sunday.

Table inside Article
Vikings Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Byron Murphy Jr. CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Jalen Nailor WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Jonathan Bullard DT Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Jordan Hicks* LB Shin FP FP FP Questionable
Alexander Mattison RB Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Brian O'Neill T Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Ivan Pace Jr. LB Shoulder - - LP Questionable
Harrison Phillips DT Back DNP DNP LP Questionable
Danielle Hunter OLB Illness DNP LP FP -
Sheldon Day DT Ankle LP LP FP -


Detroit ruled out the following four players: fullback Jason Cabinda (knee), defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson (pectoral), cornerback Jerry Jacobs (hamstring) and tight end Brock Wright (hip) were ruled out.

Linebacker Derrick Barnes (shoulder) was listed as doubtful.

Defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike (knee), center Frank Ragnow (knee/back/toe/rest) and tackle Penei Sewell (shoulder) did not receive designations and are expected to be available.

Table inside Article
Lions Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Jason Cabinda* FB Knee LP LP LP Out
C.J. Gardner-Johnson* S Pectoral LP LP LP Out
Jerry Jacobs CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Brock Wright TE Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
Derrick Barnes LB Shoulder LP LP LP Doubtful
Levi Onwuzurike DT Knee LP FP FP -
Frank Ragnow C Knee/Back/Toe/Rest FP DNP FP -
Penei Sewell T Shoulder LP FP FP -

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

NIR - Not Injury Related

(-) - Not listed

*Designated to Return from Injured Reserve - Currently within 21-day practice window

Game Status

Out - Player will not play

Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play

Questionable - Player is not certain to play

(-) - Not listed