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Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Hindered by injuries again in 2022
Over 10 regular-season games, Dantzler (ankle) registered 50 tackles (45 solo), five passes defended and one fumble recovery in 2022.
Dantzler reprised his starting role from the end of the 2021 campaign, playing at least 89 percent of defensive snaps in all but one of the first seven games in 2022. However, he missed eight of the final 10 games of the season while battling an ankle injury, which limited him to a career-low 10 regular-season contests. The third-year cornerback still has yet to play a full season in his NFL career. With Minnesota's most productive cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Chandon Sullivan both set to become free agents this offseason, Dantzler could be in line for the team's top cornerback spot heading into the final season of his rookie contract in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: May miss Sunday
Dantzler (ankle) is expected to be out Sunday against the Giants, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Danztler was unable to practice this week and has only played twice since Week 9 against Washington. His likely absence will be a blow to the team's depth at secondary and likely lead to extra opportunity for Chandon Sullivan and Kris Boyd.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Won't play Sunday
Dantzler (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Giants, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
As expected, Dantzler is inactive for the playoff matchup due to an ankle injury that sidelined him throughout practice this week. His absence will likely lead to extra playing time for Chandon Sullivan and Kris Boyd.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Questionable for wild-card matchup
Dantzler (ankle/personal) is questionable for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Giants, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Dantzler hasn't practiced all week and is dealing with a serious personal matter, per head coach Kevin O'Connell. The extent of the situation remains unclear, but it appears Minnesota may be without a key part of its secondary against the Giants on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Misses practice Wednesday
Dantzler (ankle/personal) didn't practice Wednesday.
Dantzler has been dealing with a lingering ankle issue, but he reportedly missed Wednesday's practice for a personal family matter, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The extent of Dantzler's absence remains unclear, but he'll have two more chances to practice before the Vikings need to make a decision on his status for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Unavailable Sunday
Dantzler (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Dantzler was questionable with an ankle issue and won't be available for Sunday's regular-season finale. The 24-year-old has seen action in only two of Minnesota's past eight games.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Iffy to play Sunday
Dantzler (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Dantzler sat out Week 16 with a tweaked ankle before returning in time for last Sunday's loss to Green Bay. However, it appears he may have aggravated this issue after popping up as a limited participant during practice Friday, leaving his status up in the air Week 18. Should Dantzler sit out, Kris Boyd and Kalon Barnes should serve as Minnesota's primary reserves behind top cornerbacks Patrick Peterson, Duke Shelley and Chandon Sullivan.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Full participant at practice
Dantzler was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
Dantzler missed the Vikings' Week 16 victory over the Giants due to an ankle injury. However, it looks like Minnesota was erring on the side of caution, as he already looks on track to suit up Sunday against the Packers. Look for him to take on his usual workload in the secondary assuming he avoids any setbacks.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Out as expected Saturday
Dantzler (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with the Giants.
Dantzler tweaked a lingering ankle issue during practice this week and logged a limited session both Wednesday and Thursday. He'll consequently sit out Saturday's contest while Duke Shelley makes his third start of the season.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Not in line to play Saturday
Dantzler (ankle), who is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Giants, isn't expected to play, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Expect Dantzler to be included on the Vikings' Week 16 inactive list, which will be released 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. The 24-year-old was a mid-week addition to the Vikings' injury report after he was limited in practices Wednesday and Thursday, so the team may want to see him practice in full capacity before clearing him to play. Duke Shelley will likely pick up a start opposite top cornerback Patrick Peterson if Dantzler is sidelined for a second game in a row.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Status up in the air for Week 16
Dantzler (ankle) is considered questionable to play Saturday against the Giants.
Dantzler popped up as a limited participant Wednesday with what Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell said was a tweaked ankle, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. However, O'Connell refrained from saying that cornerback Duke Shelley would start over Dantzler, per Tomasson. Therefore, it will be worth monitoring Minnesota's inactives list for more clarity ahead of Saturday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Works behind Shelley in warmups
Dantzler appeared to work with the second team behind Duke Shelley in warmups prior to Saturday's game against the Colts, Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com and Alec Lewis of The Athletic report.
It remains to be seen if that remains the case during Saturday's contest, but given that Dantzler had been listed as questionable after dealing with an illness this past week, it's possible that the cornerback could be eased back into the mix versus the Colts. In nine games to date, Dantzler has recorded 48 tackles and a forced fumble.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Good to go
Dantzler (illness) is available for Saturday's clash against the Colts.
Dantzler landed on the Vikings' injury report due to a non-COVID related illness, but he will ultimately play through it. Barring any setbacks, he figures to take on his usual role at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Dealing with illness
Dantzler (illness) is questionable for Saturdays game against the Colts, but head coach Kevin O'Connell feels good about his chances to play, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Dantzler returned from an IR stint due to an ankle injury to play Week 14 against the Lions, but now an illness will leave his status for Week 15 in question. If he were forced to miss Saturday's game against Indianapolis, Chandon Sullivan and Duke Shelley would likely earn extra opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Available for Week 14
Minnesota activated Dantzler (ankle) from its injured reserve list Saturday ahead of Sunday's game at the Lions, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.
After missing the Vikings' last four games with an ankle injury he sustained in Week 9 at Washington, Dantzler appears poised to play in Week 14. He should give the Vikings a boost on the boundaries opposite Detroit's DJ Chark and Jameson Williams.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Designated to return from IR
Dantzler (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.
The Vikings now have a 21-day window to activate Dantzler or leave him on IR for the rest of the season, the first of which seems much more likely. The cornerback has been out since Week 9 after sustaining an ankle injury in the team's win over the Commanders. Dantzler has produced 45 tackles and four pass deflections with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over eight games in 2022.... See More ... See Less
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