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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 34 4.0 1 0 0
Post Season 2 0.0 0 0 0

Top D.J. Wonnum News

  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Smaller role in 2022

    Wonnum totaled 38 tackles, including four sacks, while playing 16 games during the 2022 regular season.

    Wonnum took a step back in both playing time and production following his career-best campaign in 2021. The third-year linebacker shifted into a rotational role behind Minnesota's top pass rushers Danielle Hunter and Za'Darius Smith. Wonnum still played at least 43 percent of defensive snaps in every game outside of the 2022 season opener, though he totaled just one-half sack over the final 10 contests, including the Vikings' wild-card loss to the Giants. Wonnum will look to post a more productive campaign during the final season of his rookie contract in 2023.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Not on injury report

    Wonnun (illness) was not listed on the team's injury report Wednesday.

    After missing Week 6's game due to an unspecified illness, Wonnum had a bye to recover further. The 24-year-old linebacker has totaled 14 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble through his five games with the Vikings this season.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Won't play at Miami

    Wonnum (illness) is listed as out for Sunday's game at the Dolphins.

    Wonnum will miss his first game action this season with an unspecified illness. Until he's ready to play again, Minnesota will probably lean a bit more heavily on two-time Pro Bowler Za'Darius Smith to chase the quarterback.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Labeled questionable for Sunday

    Wonnum (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

    Wonnum landed on the injury report Thursday as a non-participant due to an illness and remained sidelined during Friday's practice. He'll have one more full day to clear the aliment and will likely be a game-time decision ahead of Sunday's 1:00 PM ET kickoff.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Doesn't practice with illness

    Wonnum was listed as a non-participant at Thursday's practice due to an illness.

    Wonnum didn't appear on the Vikings' initial practice report Wednesday, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Vikings is now up in the air after he came down with an unspecified illness. The third-year defensive end has recorded 14 tackles and 2.5 sacks while playing in a rotational role behind Danielle Hunter and Za'Darius Smith for much of the season.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Gets sack in season opener

    Wonnum had a sack and two total tackles in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    Wonnum played on 21 of the defense's 61 snaps. Wonnum moved into a starting role after Danielle Hunter's season-ending pectoral injury Week 8 last year and responded with 33 tackles and seven sacks over his final 10 games. He'll begin this season in a reserve role behind Hunter and newcomer Za'Darius Smith as an edge rusher in the Vikings' new 3-4 defense, but Wonnum could find his way onto the field more since neither Hunter nor Smith were able to stay healthy in 2021.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Shows improvement in 2021

    Wonnum tallied 47 tackles (29 solo), eight sacks, a forced fumble and four pass defenses in 2021.

    Wonnum failed to top three tackles in any of his first seven appearances of the season, but he finished the year on a strong note with 20 tackles (15 solo), five sacks and a pass defense across the final four games. The 2020 fourth-rounder will attempt to build on his production during his third NFL season in 2022.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Doubles up sack total in win

    Wonnum tallied eight tackles -- including a career-high three sacks -- to go with a forced fumble Monday in the Vikings' 17-9 win over the Bears.

    Wonnum doubled up his season sack total in the Week 15 win and has now gotten to the quarterback five times in the last four games while also batting down three passes. He's done his part to help lead Minnesota's pass-rushing effort after Danielle Hunter (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve in early November.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: False positive result confirmed

    Wonnum projects to be available for Sunday's game against the Packers after it was confirmed his COVID-19 test Wednesday generated a false positive result, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Wonnum tested negative Thursday, indicating Wednesday's result was a false alarm. The second-year pro has taken over the starting defensive end spot for the Vikings following the injury to Danielle Hunter (pectoral) and has recorded six tackles and one pass deflection over the last three contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 258 lbs
Birthplace: Stone Mountain, GA
Age: 25
School: South Carolina
Experience: 4