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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 112 1 0 4 2.5

Top Josh Metellus News

  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Shines in Swiss-Army-knife role

    Metellus logged 116 total tackles, including 2.5 sacks, while also forcing four fumbles and deflecting five passes in 17 games with the Vikings during the 2023 regular season.

    The 25-year-old was able to breakout in his fourth year in the NFL, ranking first on the Vikings' in forced fumbles and second in both total tackles and tackles for loss. New defensive coordinator Brian Flores had Metellus lining up everywhere on Minnesota's defense in 2023, as he played 377 snaps in the box, 55 at free safety, 396 in the slot, 29 as an outside cornerback and 205 as an outside linebacker. Metellus will be in Minnesota through the 2025 season under his current contract and an extension could very well be in the works after his impressive 2023 campaign.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Ends Week 17 loss with seven stops

    Metellus posted seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

    Metellus has struggled in the slot for much of the campaign and gave up some big plays to Jayden Reed (chest) and Bo Melton in Sunday's loss. That said, he managed a decent IDP performance from a fantasy perspective, notching seven tackles -- a mark he's met or exceeded four of his past five games. Metellus has recorded 110 tackles (73 solo), including 2.5 sacks, and has added an interception along with four forced fumbles in his first season as a full-time starter.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Racks up 10 stops Week 16

    Metellus tallied 10 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

    Metellus led the Vikings in stops in the defeat, posting his first double-digit total since Week 3 of last season. The fourth-year safety has played 100 percent of the Vikings' defensive snaps each of his past six games and has recorded at least five stops in every contest during that span. Metellus was primarily a special-teamer prior to this year, but he's blossomed in a near every-down role this season, posting 103 tackles (67 solo), including 2.5 sacks, along with an interception and four forced fumbles over 15 games.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Second career INT in win

    Metellus had eight tackles (five solo) and a 43-yard interception in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Packers.

    Metellus tied with Jordan Hicks and Harrison Phillips with eight total tackles on the day. His interception came in the third quarter on a deep pass from Jordan Love that was intended for Jayden Reed, which Metellus returned into Packers' territory, which led to a 20-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Jordan Addison one play later. Although Metellus sits behind Harrison Smith and Camryn Bynum on the safety depth chart, he still played in 98 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday and has carved himself an every-down role in the Vikings' secondary.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Nice game in win

    Metellus recorded eight tackles (five solo), one sack and one forced fumble in the 19-13 win over the Bears in Week 6.

    Metellus' forced fumble led to a defensive touchdown for Minnesota. It marked his first involvement in a turnover on the season. The safety was on the field for 58 defensive snaps (89 percent) and 11 (42 percent) on special teams. He will look to carry that momentum into Sunday's matchup with the 49ers.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Will play vs. Kansas City

    Metellus (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game versus the Chiefs.

    Metellus now seems to be at least close to 100 percent after sustaining a shoulder injury in Week 2 at Philadelphia. He's played a nearly every-down role for Minnesota through four games in 2023.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Limited in practice

    Metellus (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

    Metellus continues to play through a shoulder injury first suffered during the team's Week 2 loss to the Eagles. The injury has yet to force the 25-year-old to miss a game, and he should be available again for the upcoming matchup with Kansas City.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Will suit up Sunday

    Metellus (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game at Carolina.

    There was some question as to his status when Metellus missed practice Wednesday, but he'll ultimately be ready to contribute for Week 4. He should retain a significant role against a pass-happy Panthers offense.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 207 lbs
Birthplace: North Miami Beach, FL
Age: 26
School: Michigan
Experience: 5