Kendricks (hamstring) finished the 2018 season with 108 tackles (63 solo), two interceptions, one sack and a forced fumble in 14 games.
Kendricks suffered the hamstring injury Week 15 against the Dolphins and was sidelined for the final two games of the year. The 26-year-old led the Vikings in combined tackles, though Harrison Smith led the way in the solo category with 67. Kendricks signed a five-year, $50 million extension with the Vikings in April, and he could be relied upon even more heavily in 2019 with Anthony Barr currently set to become a free agent.
Kendricks (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Kendricks will miss his second straight game due to a lingering hamstring injury. In the fourth-year linebacker's absence, the Bears could have an easier time running the ball. Expect Eric Wilson to draw the start at middle linebacker as long as Kendricks remains sidelined.
Kendricks (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Kendricks sat out last week's win over the Lions due to a hamstring issue and has yet to return to practice. If Kendricks were to miss Sunday's divisional tilt against the Bears, Kentrell Brothers, Ben Gedeon, Eric Wilson and/or Devante Downs would once again benefit from increased defensive roles.
Kendricks (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Detroit, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Kendricks has played 97.7 percent of Minnesota's snaps on defense this season, easily leading the team with 108 tackles. Kentrell Brothers is next up on the depth chart at middle linebacker, but he won't necessarily replace Kendricks in an every-down role, as the VIkings may also allot more snaps for Ben Gedeon, Eric Wilson and/or Devante Downs. The Detroit backfield may have a slightly easier time with Kendricks unavailable, but this is still a difficult matchup for a struggling offense.
Kendricks (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Kendricks appears to be nursing a knee injury sustained during Sunday's win over the Dolphins. The 26-year-old donned a wrap around his right knee Wednesday, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, and was the only Viking to not participate in practice. If Kendricks were unable to play against the Lions in Week 16, Devante Downs would benefit from increased defensive snaps.
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