The Kendricks brothers will stand on opposite sidelines again on Monday night. Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks, who was listed questionable to play due to a rib injury, is active in Seattle.
Kendricks’ older brother, Mychal, is the Seahawks linebacker who just had an 8-game suspension lifted by the NFL. He’s expected to play for the first time since September, when he pleaded guilty to charges of insider trading.
— Andrew Krammer (@Andrew_Krammer) December 10, 2018
Eric Kendricks has yet to beat his older brother in the NFL. Mychal’s Eagles were 2-0 against the Vikings in 2016 and in January during the NFC Championship Game.
The Vikings will be without three contributors due to injury in cornerback Trae Waynes (concussion), tight end David Morgan (knee) and receiver Chad Beebe (hamstring).
The Seahawks will also be without three contributors in receiver Doug Baldwin, linebacker K.J. Wright and guard D.J. Fluker.
Vikings’ inactives: Waynes, Morgan, Beebe, QB Kyle Sloter, RB Mike Boone, DE Tashawn Bower and DT Jalyn Holmes.
Seahawks’ inactives: Baldwin, Wright, Fluker, FB Tre Madden, CB Kalan Reed, DE Branden Jackson and C Joey Hunt.
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