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Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings: Inactive lists for both teams

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Who will be sitting out this afternoon?

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We are less than ninety minutes away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium for this Sunday’s crucial NFC North contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions. Both teams have released their inactive lists for today’s game, so let’s take a look at those now.

We’ll start, as always, with the visiting team.

Detroit Lions

  • RB Ameer Abdullah
  • OL Joe Dahl
  • OL Andrew Donnal
  • DE Kerry Hyder
  • DE Eric Lee
  • LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
  • LB Kelvin Sheppard

Ezekiel Ansah, who has not played for the Lions since the first quarter of Week 1, is active this week, because Vikings. Cornerback Darius Slay, who was listed as questionable on the Lions’ final injury report, is also active and will start.

And now, on to the home team.

Minnesota Vikings

  • LB Anthony Barr
  • DE Tashawn Bower
  • OL Tom Compton
  • WR Stefon Diggs
  • S Andrew Sendejo
  • QB Kyle Sloter
  • RB Roc Thomas

It’s official for Diggs, as he’ll miss his first game of the season. Sendejo will also be out for the fourth consecutive week. Dalvin Cook is active for the first time since Week 4 and will start at running back, while Riley Reiff also returns after missing three games and will start at left tackle. Xavier Rhodes is also active after missing last week’s game against New Orleans.

With Reiff’s return, no word on who will be starting at right tackle yet, whether it’s Brian O’Neill or Rashod Hill. We’ll find out more as we get closer to game time, I assume. Danny Isidora will get the start at left guard in Compton’s spot.

There are your inactives for today’s contest, ladies and gentlemen. The Open Thread for the first quarter of play will be up and running at around 11:00 AM Central time.