Xavier Rhodes

#29 DB / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 218 lb Age: 25 College: Florida State Bye 5

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    Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes active for Week 4

    Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes is active Sunday against the Broncos.Rhodes will be needed if the Vikings hope to contain both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Having him in the lineup is a big boost for the defense.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes is probable for Sunday

    Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Denver. A full practice participant throughout the week, Rhodes should be fine for Sunday's tough matchup with Broncos wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Rhodes isn't one of the better IDP options at cornerback, but Sunday's matchup could lead to an unusual number of opportunities for tackles and interceptions, as the Broncos funnel a large percentage of their targets to the aformentioned receivers.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion) practices Wednesday

    Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Rhodes sustained a concussion on a vicious collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo on Sunday, but only a day later, head coach Mike Zimmer was expressing his belief that the cornerback would play in Week 4 at Denver. Proceeding quickly through the protocol for head injuries, Rhodes appears headed down the path to active status. However, owners in IDP formats should keep an eye on him to ensure he's available against the Broncos.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings' Zimmer optimistic CB Xavier Rhodes will play Week 4

    Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is optimistic cornerback Xavier Rhodes (concussion) will play Sunday against the Broncos, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. "Actually, he's feeling great today," Zimmer said of Rhodes on Monday. "He's already passed one test [in the NFL's concussion protocol]. I think he should be ready." Heading into Week 3's action, Rhodes had carved out some IDP utility by recording 13 tackles over the Vikings' first two games. Though he notched just three tackles on Sunday before his exit from the game, it looks like the cornerback has a solid shot to avoid missing any additional time.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffers concussion in Week 3

    Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes suffered a concussion during Sunday's win against the Chargers, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Rhodes' return will depend on his journey through the concussion protocol, leaving his availability for next Sunday's game at Denver in question. In his absence, rookie Tray Waynes will garner the first significant run of his NFL career.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes sustains head injury Sunday

    The Vikings have revealed that cornerback Xavier Rhodes is being evaluated for a concussion Sunday as his team hosts San Diego. He is questionable to return.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Vikings will consider starting Trae Waynes with Xavier Rhodes

    When the Vikings selected Trae Waynes in the first round of the draft on Thursday, it was the second time in three years they've used a first-round pick on a corner. The Vikings selected Xavier Rhodes in 2013, and it's only natural to consider pairing the two DBs. "To get two young corners like that and you watch Chicago take the receiver from West Virginia, knowing the receivers that we face in Green Bay and knowing the receivers we face in Detroit," GM Rick Spielman said, per Vikings.com. "To have to young corners that I know this staff has done a tremendous job of helping our young guys. To get another young player on that side of the ball, especially a player at a position that is in Coach Zimmer's wheelhouse. We are going to have to play some good defense and we were able to really improve last year, and I think adding a player like a Trae Waynes will definitely upgrade our defense." That doesn't mean Waynes is guaranteed a starting spot. " I know we signed Terence Newman, and we have Captain Munnerlyn. We have Josh Robinson," Spielman said. "We have a lot of depth at corner right now. Corners take some time to develop, he is not going to be pushed into starting right away, that will be determined as we go through this offseason program, as we go through training camp, how quickly he comes along, but we also have the luxury with the depth that we have at the cornerback position and if he is ready, the coaches will determine when he is ready." Coach Mike Zimmer was more aggressive. "I anticipate everybody to compete for a starting job," he said.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Vikings list final injury report for Miami game

    The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable. Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Greg Jennings, Jerick McKinnon ready to go for Vikings

    The Vikings will have both Greg Jennings and Jerick McKinnon Week 12 against the Packers. Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury. The team will also have Anthony Barr, Scott Crichton, Everson Griffen, Michael Harris, Captain Munnerlyn, Xavier Rhodes and Kyle Rudolph. All seven came into the game listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Both Matt Kalil and Jarius Wright will also attempt to play. They were both listed as questionable. Kalil has a knee injury, while Wright is dealing with a hamstring issue.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Eight probables pepper injury report posted by Vikings

    A first glance at the injury report produced Friday by the Vikings for their Week 12 game against Green Bay might lead one to believe that many will be among the missing. But a closer look reveals eight probables among the 13 players listed. That group includes seven who are ailing. They are running back Jerick McKinnon (lower back), offensive tackle Mike Harris (ankle), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), defensive ends Scott Crichton (hip) and Everson Griffen (neck) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (abdomen/groin).

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