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Vikings Place Mason Cole on Injured Reserve


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Friday announced that they have placed offensive lineman Mason Cole on Injured Reserve.

Cole had been listed on this week's injury report as not practicing because of an elbow.

The fourth-year pro who joined Minnesota this offseason via a trade with Arizona had started the past seven games for the Vikings and played every offensive snap in each of those games.

Cole first stepped into the starting lineup at center in Week 9 at Baltimore after Minnesota placed Garrett Bradbury on Reserve/COVID-19.

Bradbury returned to the pivot in Week 13 at Detroit, and Cole moved to right guard, where he started the past three games.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 5, 2022.

The Vikings signed veteran interior lineman Dakota Dozier to their 53-man roster from their practice squad earlier this week. Dozier played on special teams for Minnesota earlier this season in Weeks 3-5.

The Vikings also have third-year pro Olisaemeka Udoh as an option for right guard. Udoh started the first 11 games of the season at right guard before kicking out to left tackle to fill in for Christian Darrisaw in Weeks 13-14. Udoh played on special teams Monday.

Minnesota (7-7) hosts the Los Angeles Rams (10-4) at noon (CT) Sunday.