EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings will be without All-Pro middle linebacker Eric Kendricks on Sunday when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
A calf injury suffered last week at practice will sideline Kendricks for a second consecutive game, the team announced Friday.
Minnesota (6-6) also ruled out running back Alexander Mattison (illness), who is recovering from surgery.
Kyle Rudolph, who has started 93 consecutive games, is listed as doubtful, putting a streak that leads all active NFL tight ends in jeopardy. The next-closest tight end is Travis Kelce (44 consecutive starts).
Irv Smith, Jr., has missed the past two games with a back injury and is listed as questionable.
None of the other players on the injury report this week — cornerback Jeff Gladney (calf), center Garrett Bradbury (abdomen), tackle Riley Reiff (ankle), defensive end D.J. Wonnum (ankle/back), guard Ezra Cleveland (ankle), center/guard Brett Jones (neck) or Chad Beebe (not injury related) — received a designation. All except Beebe, who was added Friday, fully participated in the final session of the week.