Vikings’ Dalvin Tomlinson misses fourth straight game with calf injury

Vikings defensive end Dalvin Tomlinson on Thursday night missed his fourth straight game with a right calf injury.

Tomlinson was listed Wednesday as questionable for the game against New England at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thanksgiving. But in the end, the Vikings decided to make him inactive, with the hope he can be back for the Dec. 4 home game against the New York Jets. He was hurt Oct. 30 against Arizona.

Also inactive for the Vikings were tackle Christian Darrisaw (concussion) and cornerbacks Akayleb Evans (concussion) and Andrew Booth Jr. (knee), who all previously had been ruled out, offensive lineman Vederian Lowe, defensive lineman Esezi Otomewo and edge rusher Luiji Vilain.

Minnesota offensive lineman Chris Reed was active for the first time this season. He will provide depth with Darrisaw, the starting left tackle, out.

The Patriots were without two starting offensive linemen in center David Andrews (thigh) and right tackle Isaiah Wynn (foot). Also inactive were safety Joshua Bledsoe, cornerback Shaun Wade, running back Kevin Harris and defensive lineman Sam Roberts.

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