Kendricks, who posted 13 tackles and an interception over two playoff games, finished with 110 tackles, 12 pass breakups and two forced fumbles over 15 regular-season games.
Kendricks capped off his fourth straight season with 100-plus tackles, and he posted a career high in pass breakups. The 27-year-old middle linebacker earned first-team All-Pro honors as a result of his impressive campaign. Kendricks is under contract for four more seasons with an average salary of $10 million per year, which shapes up as a major discount if he keeps up this level of production.
Kendricks (quadriceps) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's playoff game at New Orleans, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The 27-year-old began the week not practicing but put in a full practice session Friday to avoid the questionable tag. Kendricks also received first-team All-Pro honors and will take up his usual starting role versus the Saints.
Kendricks (quadriceps) is participating in Thursday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Kendricks is nursing a quadriceps injury sustained during Week 16's loss to the Packers. Even if the starting linebacker only managed to practice on a limited basis Thursday, the fact that he's resumed any activity is a notable step in the right direction. His chances of suiting up for Sunday's playoff match against the Saints could come down to what he's able, or unable, to do in Friday's practice session.
Kendricks (quadriceps) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.
This is more negative news for the linebacker, who hasn't practiced or played since suffering the injury in Week 16's loss to Green Bay. Kendricks likely will need to log at least limited practice this week if he wants a chance to play in the Wild Card game against the Saints on Sunday. If he can't go, however, Kentrell Brothers and Eric Wilson would be in line to see an increase in snaps.
Kendricks (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Chicago, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Kendricks suffered a quad injury during the first quarter of Week 16's loss to the Packers, and he'll miss Sunday's regular-season finale while working to recover. The star linebacker will target a return to the field in the postseason.
Kendricks (quadriceps) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated injury report.
Kendricks went down with a quad injury during Monday night's loss to Green Bay. It's no surprise that he was thought to have been a DNP during the first practice of a short week, especially after head coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that Kendricks underwent an MRI on Tuesday, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. There seems to be a good chance the linebacker won't be able to play this weekend against Chicago, but Kendricks at least has a couple more days to return to the practice field.
Kendricks suffered a quad injury Monday night against the Packers and will not return, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
A significant loss for the Vikings defense, as Kendricks exits the contest with two fumble recoveries. Look for more updates on the linebacker's status to come when the team resumes practice later this week. For the remainder of Monday's contest, look for Kentrell Brothers and Eric Wilson to see increased defensive snaps.
Kendricks (quadriceps) is questionable to return to Monday's game against Green Bay.
Kendricks recovered a fumble from Davante Adams in the second quarter and came up limping in the process. The veteran was seen without his helmet on the sidelines, which is certainly a negative sign for his chances to return. As long as Kendricks is sidelined, look for Kentrell Brothers and Eric Wilson to be the likely beneficiaries to see an uptick in snaps.
Kendricks logged seven tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble in Sunday's win over the Chargers.
Kendricks has made seven tackles in back-to-back games. He has no fewer than six in any game this year and needs just four to break his career high of 113.
Kendricks logged seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Kendricks has at least six tackles in every game this season but hasn't made many big plays. While he is just 10 tackles short of his career-high 113, he has no interceptions and just half a sack on the year.
Kendricks piled up 10 tackles (four solo) in Monday's loss to the Seahawks.
Kendricks reached double-digit tackles for the fourth time this year. The middle linebacker is currently on pace for 128 tackles, comfortably the highest total on the Vikings' defense, and has proven to be a fairly consistent performer week in and week out. He will look to keep it rolling against the Lions in Week 14.
Kendricks had 12 tackles (six solo) and two passes defensed during Sunday's win over the Lions.
Kendricks has now reached double-digit tackles in three of the last four games and also has three straight games with two pass breakups. The 27-year-old has been a dependable IDP option with 61 tackles (44 solo), a half-sack and a forced fumble through seven games.
Kendricks had 10 total tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for a loss, a QB hit and had two passes defensed in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.
Kendricks has been averaging slightly more tackles this year (8.2 per game compared to 7.7 last season), while rating well in pass coverage. He's never been a big contributor in the pass rush despite Sunday's output, however, with one sack each of the last two seasons.
Kendricks recorded a game-high 12 total tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to Chicago.
Kendricks was present for all 72 of the defense's snaps and even saw the field for five snaps on special teams. The 27-year-old has been solid for Minnesota so far this season, racking up 33 total tackles and three pass breakups over the first four games.
Kendricks had six total tackles, defended two passes and had a quarterback hit in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
He played on 68 of the defense's 74 snaps, as some of the starters got rest late in a blowout win. He'll be a good source of tackles again as the starting middle linebacker who stays on the field in passing situations.
Kendricks (hamstring) participated in Minnesota's June minicamp, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.
Kendricks sustained a hamstring injury Week 15 against Miami and was forced to sit out the final two games of the season. Regardless, the 27-year-old was still able to pile up 108 total tackles, seven pass breakups, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 2018.
Kendricks (hamstring) restructured his contract Tuesday to make room for the signing of first-round pick Garrett Bradbury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Kendricks just signed a five-year, $50 million contract with the Vikings last season, but experiencing a tight squeeze when it comes to cap space, the Vikings had to do some re-working of money. Kendricks' contract is now likely back-loaded as a result.
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.
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