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Minnesota Vikings at Jacksonville Jaguars: Final Injury Reports For Both Teams

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: According to Ben Goessling of ESPN, both Robinson and Sherels have been downgraded to "Out" for Sunday's game. -Chris

We're just about 48 hours away from kickoff at Everbank Field, ladies and gentlemen, and that means it's time for both of the teams involved in this Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars to release their final injury lists. Let's take a look at those now, starting with the visiting team.

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Joe Berger C Concussion LP DNP DNP Out
Sharrif Floyd DT Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Harrison Smith S Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Edmond Robinson LB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable Out
Marcus Sherels CB/PR Rib LP LP LP Questionable Out
Stefon Diggs WR Knee LP FP FP --
Everson Griffen DE Hip LP LP FP --
Tom Johnson DT Toe LP LP FP --
Captain Munnerlyn CB Ankle FP FP FP --

There was word going around earlier today that Berger had cleared the concussion protocol and was on track to play this Sunday, but it now appears as though that's not the case. Nick Easton will once again step in and get the start at center.

It sounds like Anthony Harris will get the start at safety in the absence of Harrison Smith.

After the adventures in punt returning we've seen the past couple of weeks, I was really hoping that this mini-break would be enough for Sherels to get back to 100%, but apparently it has not been. If he can't go, I'm not sure if we'll see Adam Thielen or Stefon Diggs in that capacity.

At this point, I'm pretty sure that Sharrif Floyd had a leg amputated back in September and he won't actually play again until it grows back on its own. (Seriously, anyone else got a better explanation?) Overall, though, this has got to be just about the healthiest the Vikings have been in a long time.

Now, on to the home team. . .and, for the first time in a long time, a team that actually has a longer injury report than the Vikings do.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Allen Hurns WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jared Odrick DE Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Denard Robinson RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Julius Thomas TE Back DNP DNP DNP Out
Peyton Thompson S Ankle DNP LP DNP Out
Chris Ivory RB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Brandon Linder G Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Dan Skuta LB Elbow LP LP LP Questionable
Kelvin Beachum OT Knee LP LP FP --
Blake Bortles QB Shoulder FP FP FP --
Luke Bowanko OT Hip FP FP FP PUP
Dante Fowler DE Shoulder FP FP FP --
Yannick Ngakoue DE Ankle FP FP FP --
Neal Sterling TE Hip FP FP FP --
T.J. Yeldon RB Ankle FP FP FP

Yes, that's 15 players on the injury report for the Jaguars, compared to just 9 for the Vikings. Hurns and Thomas are both pretty significant hits for the Jacksonville offense, and the injuries to both Ivory and Yeldon potentially leave them very thin at the running back position. Bowanko is participating in practice, and I believe the Jaguars are weighing whether or not to bring him back from the PUP list. All in all, the Jags are in pretty rough injury shape, from the looks of the things.

That's a look at the final injury reports for both the Vikings and the Jaguars leading into Sunday's game, folks. We'll have more on this contest over the next couple of days leading up to kickoff.