EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday officially ruled out cornerbacks Akayleb Evans and Andrew Booth, Jr., to go along with left tackle Christian Darrisaw, who had already been ruled out by Head Coach Kevin O'Connell.
Minnesota (8-2) is scheduled to play the New England Patriots (6-4) at 7:20 p.m. Thursday in the first Thanksgiving game hosted by the Vikings.
Evans suffered a concussion in Week 10 at Buffalo and was replaced by Booth, who made his first start last week against Dallas but is dealing with a knee injury.
That leaves Minnesota with Patrick Peterson, Chandon Sullivan, Duke Shelley and Kris Boyd on the 53-man roster. Peterson will be at one starting outside corner spot. Sullivan has played as the nickel corner. Shelley came up with an important pass breakup in limited action at Buffalo. Boyd has been a force on special teams but has only played two defensive snaps this season.
Darrisaw suffered his second concussion in as many weeks last Sunday. He was replaced in each game by Blake Brandel.
The Vikings listed defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson (calf) as questionable. Tomlinson left Minnesota's Week 8 game against Arizona with the injury and has been sidelined since.
Outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith (knee) and receiver Justin Jefferson (toe) were not assigned injury designations and are expected to be available.
Minnesota held walk-through sessions instead of practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
|Andrew Booth Jr.||CB||Knee||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
Patriots Injury Report:
Tackle Isaiah Wynn (foot) was ruled out. Wynn was downgraded from "limited" status Monday to not participating Tuesday and Wednesday.
Center David Andrews (thigh), tackle Yodny Cajuste (calf), cornerback Marcus Jones (ankle) and receiver DeVante Parker (knee) were listed as questionable.
Linebackers Anfernee Jennings (back) and Josh Uche (hamstring) did not receive designations and are expected to be available.
View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster as of Jan. 14, 2023.