Dantzler (neck/concussion) did not participate during Thursday's practice session.

Coach Mike Zimmer was optimistic regarding Dantzler's status Monday, stating that the third-round rookie was "doing well" after being carted off the field with a neck injury Sunday against Green Bay. With back-to-back DNPs in practice Wednesday and Thursday, however, the likelihood of Dantzler being active Week 9 against the Lions becomes slimmer. He must also clear the NFL's concussion protocol. Second-year man Kris Boyd (leg) would be thrust into a more vital role if Dantzler were to be unavailable for the upcoming divisional tilt.

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