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6-6-0 8-9-0
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Top D.J. Wonnum News

  • 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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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Misses practice Wednesday

    Wonnum was unable to practice Wednesday as the Vikings are determining whether the defensive end needs to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Wonnum took two COVID-19 tests Wednesday in which the first test came back positive and the second was negative. There is a solid chance that the defensive end might've had a false positive test. Wonnum will take another test again Thursday, which will determine if he ends up on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Moves up depth chart

    Wonnum is likely to move into a starting role in the wake of Danielle Hunter's season-ending pectoral injury, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official website reports.

    Wonnum has had a rotational presence on the Vikings' defensive line all season, but Hunter's absence the rest of the way is expected to afford the 24-year-old a starting role moving forward. The 2020 fourth-round selection has 14 tackles (six solo) and a sack on the season playing 66 percent of the defensive snaps. He'll look to take advantage of the added responsibility starting Week 9 against the Ravens.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Gets sack in reserve role

    Wonnum had a sack, two QB hits and three total tackles despite moving from the starting lineup to a bench role in Sunday's win over Detroit.

    Everson Griffen moved into the starting role at defensive end opposite Danielle Hunter. Wonnum still played on 40 of the defense's 68 snaps, about his usual rate, and was still productive. The Vikings will likely rotate both players to keep them fresh.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Gets start at defensive end

    Wonnum started at right defensive end and had two total tackles in Sunday's overtime loss at Cincinnati.

    Wonnum played 47 of the defense's 69 snaps. He won the starting role over Stephen Weatherly in the preseason, but was outplayed by him on Sunday, at least by Pro Football Focus's rankings, as Wonnum graded poorly in the pass rush.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Listed as starter

    Wonnum is listed as the starter at right defensive end in Minnesota's unofficial depth chart opposite Danielle Hunter ahead of a Week 1 matchup at Cincinnati.

    Wonnum edged out Stephen Weatherly for the starting nod, but both players will likely be part of a rotation. And Everson Griffen may get most of the snaps on passing situations, which could limit Wonnum's fantasy value.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Tabbed for first NFL start

    Wonnum is slated to start against New Orleans on Friday with Jalyn Holmes (groin) officially ruled out for the contest, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Wonnum has seen his playing time increase over the second half of the campaign, and he logged a season-high 67 percent of defensive snaps in last week's loss to Chicago. With Holmes unable to go Friday, Wonnum will make his first professional start against the Saints' formidable offense on Christmas Day.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Ready to face Bucs

    Wonnum (ankle) is not listed on Friday's injury report, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

    Wonnum missed last weekend's game against the Jaguars, but it looks like he'll be back in action versus Tampa Bay. The rookie fourth-round pick has three sacks on the season.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Ruled out for Week 13

    Wonnum (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The rookie fourth-round pick has suited up for six straight games, but he'll now have to sit for at least a week as he works to overcome injury. His absence could allow Hercules Mata'afa and/or Jordan Brailford to handle increased rotational roles.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Adds another sack

    Wonnum posted two solo tackles and a sack in Monday's 19-13 win over the Bears.

    That's now back-to-back games where Wonnum has played at least 50 percent of the snaps on defense, although it doesn't look like a starting role is in the works, as both Ifeadi Odenigbo and Jalyn Holmes are locked into their respective roles. Still, Wonnum is showing promise in his rookie season, as he's recorded three sacks and seven quarterback pressures through eight games.

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  • Vikings' D.J. Wonnum: Heads to Minnesota

    The Vikings selected Wonnum in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 117th overall.

    Wonnum (6-foot-5, 258 pounds) served as a three-year starter at South Carolina, where he led the team's edge rusher corps. Outstanding reach (34 and 1/8 inch arms) stands to be Wonnum's strongest tool at the next level, though he may face the obstacle of developing his pass-rush technique before earning a consistent role bookending Minnesota's defensive line.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 258 lbs
Birthplace: USA
Age: 24
Class: Sophomore