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Jeff Gladney: Cut by Vikings
The Vikings have waived Gladney.
In a statement posted Tuesday, the team noted "following our review of today's indictment against Jeff Gladney, we have decided to release Jeff immediately. As we have previously said, we take these matters very seriously and condemn all forms of domestic violence. Due to the ongoing legal nature of this matter, we are unable to provide further comment." Per ESPN.com, Gladney, whom the Vikings selected 31st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, has been indicted by a Texas grand jury for felony assault of a woman he was previously in a relationship with.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Not at training camp
Gladney did not report to training camp Wednesday as he awaits a grand jury hearing over felony domestic assault allegations in Texas, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Gladney's status for the upcoming season remains uncertain, as he could face a suspension once the legal process plays out. Meanwhile, the Vikings have acquired several cornerbacks to add depth in the offseason and may be preparing to play without him. Gladney didn't participate with the Vikings in spring practices due to the same legal issues.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Remains away from team
Gladney wasn't seen at Wednesday's minicamp practice and has been absent from all spring workouts after his April 5 arrest for third-degree felony family violence assault, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Gladney's status for the upcoming season remains unclear, as he could face a suspension once the legal process plays out. Meanwhile, the Vikings have acquired several cornerbacks to add depth in the offseason and may be preparing to play without Gladney.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Gets charged Monday
Gladney was charged with third degree felony family violence assault Monday, J.D. Miles of 11 CBS DFW reports.
The alleged incident occurred Friday, and Gladney turned himself into the Dallas County Jail on Monday. The Vikings and the NFL will let the legal process play out before levying any sort of punishment. In his rookie season in 2020, Gladney recorded 81 tackles, three pass defenses and one forced fumble in 16 games.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Productive rookie year
Gladney finished his 2020 season with 81 tackles (63 solo), three pass breakups and one forced fumble through 16 games.
Gladney, who was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, became a clear asset to Minnesota's secondary as a rookie. He led the team's group of cornerbacks in defensive snaps (959 of 1,075) and will look to keep up his productive ways moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Good to go for Week 14
Gladney (calf) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Gladney hurt his calf in last week's win over Jacksonville, but he has recovered in time to suit up Sunday. The rookie first-round pick has started every game since Week 2, racking up 62 tackles.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Sustains calf injury Sunday
Gladney (calf) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars.
Gladney's absence renders Minnesota's secondary short-handed for as long as he is unable to return, with the game remaining very much in the balance in the fourth quarter. The first-round rookie out of TCU had recorded five tackles and one QB hit prior to his exit.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Improves in coverage
Gladney had seven total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Gladney started at slot cornerback and showed improvement in coverage after early struggles this season. He gave up five receptions on nine passes targeted at him, but for just a 61.3 NFL QB rating against, according to Pro Football Focus.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Increased role Sunday
Gladney started as the slot cornerback and had five total tackles, a tackle for a loss and a pass defensed in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
Gladney got the start with both Mike Hughes and Cameron Dantzler out with injuries and played the second-most snaps among cornerbacks. He struggled in pass coverage, however, by allowing six of ten passes targeted at him to be completed for a NFL passer rating of 102.1, according to Pro Football Focus. The 2020 first-round draft pick continues to get early playing time and struggle amid Minnesota's woes against the pass.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Starts in nickel package
Gladney started at left cornerback and had six total tackles in Sunday's loss at Indianapolis.
Gladney served as the No. 3 cornerback, but he started on the outside with Mike Hughes moving to the slot in the nickel. Gladney replaced injured Cameron Dantlzer as the third cornerback. Gladney struggled in pass coverage, however, as he allowed six of eight passes targeted against him to be completed for a NFL passer rating against of 143.8, according to Pro Football Focus.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Rejoins team at practice
Gladney (knee) returned to practice Friday.
It appears Gladney has made a full recovery from a March surgery that repaired a torn meniscus, as the rookie first-round pick made a pass breakup during the team portion of Friday's practice. Gladney is still in the mix to start Week 1's matchup versus the Packers, but he'll need to quickly get up to speed with just over two weeks to go.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Still dealing with meniscus injury
Gladney said he's making progress after March surgery to repair a torn meniscus, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. "I'm feeling good right now, but you know, I'd have to defer that to the athletic trainers," Gladney said. "They're going to put me in the best spot, do what's best for me and the team, keep me safe."
The surgery was only expected to require a four- or five-week recovery timeline, but Gladney is apparently still feeling some of the effects. His words express optimism about being ready for Week 1's matchup versus the Packers, though, and if he's healthy, the rookie first-round pick should be a starter right out of the gate.... See More ... See Less
Vikings' Jeff Gladney: Vikings select 31st overall
The Vikings selected Gladney in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 31st overall.
Gladney (5-foot-10, 191) is a plug-and-play prospect from TCU and a strong value for Minnesota at this pick. The Vikings desperately needed someone to provide cornerback reps, and Gladney might be their top corner immediately. Gladney is an adequate athlete to play outside (4.48-second 40, 37.5-inch vertical) and has more reach than you'd expect of a 5-foot-10 corner (31 and 7/8-inch arms).... See More ... See Less
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