Dantzler (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Dantzler couldn't the practice in even a limited capacity this week, rendering his status for the regular-season finale unsurprising. The third-round rookie started 10 of his 11 appearances for the Vikings, closing the campaign with 46 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Harrison Hand and Dylan Mabin could be pressed into more integral roles at cornerback as a result of Dantzler's first missed game since Week 10.

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