Alex Boone, Eric Kendricks out with concussions

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The Vikings have lost two members of their starting offensive line for the season and they’ll be without a third against the Lions this Sunday.

Left guard Alex Boone has been ruled out of the game due to the concussion he suffered in last Monday night’s loss to the Bears. Boone, who signed with the Vikings this offseason, has started all seven games for the Vikings this season. Jeremiah Sirles replaced Boone against Chicago and will likely get the start in his place this weekend.

The Vikings will also be without linebacker Eric Kendricks this week because of a concussion. It will also be the first game that Kendricks, who played every snap against the Bears, has missed this season.

Running back Jerick McKinnon is questionable after missing last Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. He said Friday, via Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, that he expects to play against Detroit.

43 responses to “Alex Boone, Eric Kendricks out with concussions

  1. Years of trading back into the first has caught up with Minnesota, instead of drafting players and coaching them up so when they do have an insane amount of injuries people can still fill in, instead, they have had to sign aging veterans and UDFAs to fill out the rest of the roster.

  2. Boone out . . . how will we be able to tell?
    What waste of cap space.

    Kendricks will actually be missed.

  3. No worries. Spielman has done a tremendous job drafting and guys like Audien Cole would start on half the teams in the league.

    This is the most excited I’ve been as a Vikings fan in a long time… Now that the biggest weak link is gone, we can really see what we’re working with.

  4. I seriously think they should leave the giant stadium doors shut to keep out the locusts and the plague.

    I don’t know why I get drawn into idiocy, but here goes: its funny how a cheeser whose team has no DBs is yammering on about the Vikes draft strategy — a team that has had dang nearly as many picks as the Pack the past 3 years and considerably more success. The only lack of depth is on the O-line and that’s cause Loadholt retired, Harris sustained an off-season injury, Sully didn’t recover from back surgery, Kalil/Smith had season ending injuries, and Boone now has a concussion. They didn’t draft O-linemen cause they thought they had depth — the Vikes would have had to use the entire last 3 drafts on O-linemen to prepare for all that crap.

  5. Do viking fans even realize that when MN loses to Det and GB beats Indy this Sunday, GB will be in 1st place based on a better division record?

    #truth

  6. shaggytoodle says:
    Nov 4, 2016 3:26 PM

    Years of trading back into the first has caught up with Minnesota, instead of drafting players and coaching them up so when they do have an insane amount of injuries people can still fill in, instead, they have had to sign aging veterans and UDFAs to fill out the rest of the roster.
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    This from a fan of a team that leads the league in aging veterans and UDFAs.

  7. purpleguy says:
    Nov 4, 2016 3:42 PM

    “a team that has had dang nearly as many picks as the Pack the past 3 years and considerably more success”

    Only a viking fanboy would claim that a team that finished 4th, then 3rd, then 1st, with one playoff appearance (lost) has had “considerably more success” than a team that finished 1st, 1st, then 2nd over that same 3 year period while winning two playoff games.

    How remarkably stupid are you?

  8. purpleguy says:
    Nov 4, 2016 3:42 PM
    I don’t know why I get drawn into idiocy, but here goes: its funny how a cheeser whose team has no DBs is yammering on about the Vikes draft strategy — a team that has had dang nearly as many picks as the Pack the past 3 years and considerably more success.
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    Considerably more success? The Packers have been to the playoffs 7 years in a row, with one of those years bringing a 4th Lombardi home.

    Considerably more success? Prior to your Vikings narrowly squeaking out a Division Championship last year, the Packers won the Division 4 years in a row.

    Considerably more success? This decade, the Packers are 10-3-1 against your boys.

    I would have to say “considerably more success” doesn’t mean anywhere near what you think it means.

  9. Packers have had so many injured CBs that they were starting 2 UDFA last week (one who was injured during the game) vs the best passing offense and top WR in the NFL. That, along with no healthy RBs, Clay Matthews out, starting TE out, and 2 OL injured during the game. So no pity. Deal with it. Replacing Norv Turner and the upgrade at QB offsets all of your injuries, and some of you even know that.

  10. coachkilla6 says:
    Nov 4, 2016 4:03 PM

    Do viking fans even realize that when MN loses to Det and GB beats Indy this Sunday, GB will be in 1st place based on a better division record?

    #truth
    _______

    Do GB fans even realize that (a) head-to-head is still the first tiebreaker, and (b) tiebreakers are meaningless until the end of the season?

    #idiocy

  11. a team that has had dang nearly as many picks as the Pack the past 3 years and considerably more success.
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    Wait huh?? More success? Bhahahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahahah. Considerably more??

  12. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Nov 4, 2016 4:25 PM
    purpleguy says:
    Nov 4, 2016 3:42 PM
    I don’t know why I get drawn into idiocy, but here goes: its funny how a cheeser whose team has no DBs is yammering on about the Vikes draft strategy — a team that has had dang nearly as many picks as the Pack the past 3 years and considerably more success.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Considerably more success? The Packers have been to the playoffs 7 years in a row, with one of those years bringing a 4th Lombardi home.

    Considerably more success? Prior to your Vikings narrowly squeaking out a Division Championship last year, the Packers won the Division 4 years in a row.

    Considerably more success? This decade, the Packers are 10-3-1 against your boys.

    I would have to say “considerably more success” doesn’t mean anywhere near what you think it means.
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    Amen. That dude is seriously on something.

  13. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Nov 4, 2016 4:15 PM

    This from a fan of a team that leads the league in aging veterans and UDFAs.
    _________

    Yes and a fan of a team that has missed the playoffs once in the last decade, went to 3 NFC Title games, and won a Superbowl Title.

    While the Vikings the Vikings are still waiting for Treadwell to get his first catch, hoping next year’s first round pick Bradford can pull the offense out of a tailspin, but on the bright side. Patterson has finally started to play decent.

  14. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Nov 4, 2016 4:13 PM
    Just plug in the next two guys and let’s go. Whining about injuries is reserved for the team immediately to the east.

    Really? Because I’m pretty sure that once your team was exposed and lost 2 games in a row (one to the last place team in the division), all of a sudden “injuries are starting to catch up” and “thank God Norv Turner is gone so we can finally open up the offense.” Sounds like excuses to me.

  15. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Nov 4, 2016 4:15 PM
    shaggytoodle says:
    Nov 4, 2016 3:26 PM

    Years of trading back into the first has caught up with Minnesota, instead of drafting players and coaching them up so when they do have an insane amount of injuries people can still fill in, instead, they have had to sign aging veterans and UDFAs to fill out the rest of the roster.
    _____

    This from a fan of a team that leads the league in aging veterans and UDFAs.

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    C’mon Teddy, you’re way smarter than your village idiot friends ( to steal a great line from Stellar). This comment is spot on (not yours) and now MN is handcuffed due to cap space wise old Rick has locked up in aging vets with name recognition but cannot play anymore.

    They Packers are younger than they have EVER been, and they are tops in that category year in and year out. The UDFAs Thompson finds are gems by and large. Watch what guys like Gunther, Brice, Hawkins et al will become in the coming seasons.

    I get that it sucks to look east with envy. We Packers fans can’t blame you.

  16. At least 15 of the previous 27 comments on this article are from Packers fans. Just thought Id put that out there.

    Packers fans like to tell everyone how “obsessed ” Vikings fans are about the packers. Hypocritical much?

    Hello pot, this is the kettle, youre black.

  17. cribbage12 says:
    Nov 4, 2016 5:42 PM

    C’mon Teddy, you’re way smarter than your village idiot friends ( to steal a great line from Stellar). This comment is spot on (not yours) and now MN is handcuffed due to cap space wise old Rick has locked up in aging vets with name recognition but cannot play anymore.

    They Packers are younger than they have EVER been, and they are tops in that category year in and year out. The UDFAs Thompson finds are gems by and large. Watch what guys like Gunther, Brice, Hawkins et al will become in the coming seasons.

    I get that it sucks to look east with envy. We Packers fans can’t blame you.
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    Please name these “aging vets with name recognition but cannot play anymore.” I might give you Alex Boone, but I don’t think that qualifies as name recognition since I never heard of him before March.

    So it’s okay for the Packers to sign UDFAs because they’re all gems, but the Vikings shouldn’t? How about Adam Thielen, Anthony Harris, and Marcus Sherels?

    Being younger than everyone is not a virtue. Being young and talented is much better.

  18. “At least 15 of the previous 27 comments on this article are from Packers fans. Just thought Id put that out there.”

    That’s only 56%, a far cry from the Vikings 80% rate on Packer threads.

  19. Alex Boone (who many Vikes fans cheered was the 2nd coming)
    Jake Long
    Sam Bradford (for a 1st and a 4th)
    Andre Smith
    Terrence Newman

    And we know RickyTick would have loved to have traded 2018’s 1st and 2nd for Joe Thomas, but WHOOPS!, no cap room. (He’s the Browns’ starting left tackle who didn’t get moved before the trade deadline. Which is the last day players can get traded during the season).

    Not knowing Alex Boone is telling to me. If you have any other questions about the Vikes roster, just ask me.

  20. At least the Viking fans will have a convenient excuse when the Kittens hand them another ‘L” for the season.

    My prediction, there will be a tie at the top of the division, record-wise, and the three game losing streak of the Vikings will have their fan base wondering out loud whether the Vikings will win another game the rest of the year.

  21. Judging by the comments, it’s obvious that this 2 game losing streak of the Vikings, is the best thing to happen for the pack fans this season. I for one am happy to read all the meat packer fans posts, it certainly makes this website more interesting. That said, go Vikes!

  22. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Nov 4, 2016 5:05 PM

    Now we know what Zimmer means by soft and embarrassing.
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    Sounds like you just described Lacy’s physique.

  23. Something is going to have to be done at some point. Spread the field out or limit player size at positions?
    But watching scrub team after scrub team pretend that the NFL is elite is what is really killing the Game.

    Ratings don’t lie.

  24. With Norv out the team will snap back, His play calling was horrible, you might as well have taken 1st down away, Run 80% of the time except when they were badly behind.
    7 step drops with a patchwork line? yeah Norv keep pushing it 30 yards down field when the line cant hold over 2.5 seconds!

  25. Vikings will win their remaining 6 home games, that’s 11-5 right there, a couple road wins and we’re 13-3…keep dreaming,
    Cheesers, you’re 9-7 or 8-8 record isn’t coming close to division champs…

  26. Injuries…coordinator regination…when is the giant meteor going to hit Winter Park and finish this team off???

  27. lambeaudungbarn says:
    Nov 5, 2016 1:01 PM
    The Vikings have Injuries to blame for their losses,
    What’s the Packers excuse? hmmm?
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    All teams have injuries. The last time the Packers had more injuries than normal, they won a SuperBowl. That’s not an excuse. That’s a solution.

    Good luck with that.

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