Vikings activate Michael Pierce, rule out Eric Kendricks

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Defensive tackle Michael Pierce will be available for the Vikings against the Lions on Sunday, but linebacker Eric Kendricks won’t be able to play.

The Vikings announced on Saturday that they have activated Pierce from injured reserve. He was designated to return from an elbow injury this week and took part in practice the last three days.

Kendricks was listed as questionable with a biceps injury, but the team downgraded him to out. Running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) safety Camryn Bynum (ankle), and tackle Christian Darrisaw (ankle) have also been ruled out.

The Vikings also added running back Kene Nwangwu to the injury report with an illness and waived defensive end Eddie Yarbrough. Nwangwu is listed as questionable.

Defensive end Kenny Willekes, running back Jake Bargas, and safety Myles Dorn have been promoted from the practice squad for the game.

In addition to the roster moves, the Vikings announced that defensive backs coach Karl Scott will miss the game due to COVID-19 protocols. Assistant defensive backs coach Roy Anderson will take on more responsibilities in Scott’s absence.

8 responses to “Vikings activate Michael Pierce, rule out Eric Kendricks

  1. Pierce was a horrible signing? He opted out because of covid and then got hurt. How many players are out with injuries right now around the league?

  2. For the Vikings to win Cousins has had to play at a near perfect level and the Vikings have 3rd down conversion problems . I look for the Lions to win this one.

  3. I’d like to see Kene Nwangwu get some snaps and touches in the backfield. This young man has got juice! He should get some special plays even when Dalvin comes back. He can be an exciting player.

  4. Play Wyatt Davis at RG move Udoh to play LT instead of Hill. Vikings draft good players like Davis and Zim doesn’t play them which is just sad.

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