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Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints: Initial injury reports

The Vikings’ report is pretty damn long

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We’ve got the first injury reports of this short week for the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints as they prepare to do battle on Christmas Day. Today’s practice was basically a walkthrough for the Vikings from all reports, but they still put out a pretty lengthy injury report. Let’s check it out.

Did Not Participate

  • LB Todd Davis (ribs)
  • LB Troy Dye (concussion/hamstring)
  • FB C.J. Ham (quad)
  • DE Jalyn Holmes (groin)
  • LB Eric Kendricks (calf)
  • RB Alexander Mattison (concussion)
  • TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle)
  • DT Armon Watts (ankle)

Limited Participation

  • CB Cameron Dantzler (foot)
  • DT Jaleel Johnson (knee)
  • DL Hercules Mata’afa (low back)
  • DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (ankle)

Full Participation

No players listed

Yeah. . .there are a lot of players on the defensive side of the ball that are dealing with issues for the Vikings at this point. Hopefully the fact that it was just a walkthrough today meant that the Vikings were simply sitting some folks out to give them an extra day of rest, but that’s a whole lot of DNPs. Eric Kendricks and Kyle Rudolph are both out again, and we’ll have to monitor if either is able to come back on a short week.

Now, we take a look at the Saints.

Did Not Participate

  • OL Nick Easton (concussion)
  • OL Andrus Peat (ankle)
  • WR Tre’Quan Smith (ankle)
  • S Marcus Williams (ankle)

Limited Participation

  • DT Malcolm Brown (calf)
  • DE Carl Granderson (neck)
  • DE Trey Hendrickson (neck)

Full Participation

No players listed

Outside of Hendrickson, who’s having a breakout year, there doesn’t appear to be any terribly important players on the injured list for New Orleans.

Those are the first injury reports of the week, folks. Hopefully the list of DNPs on Minnesota’s report tomorrow will be significantly shorter than it was today.