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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 5-12-0

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 107 3 0 2 1.0

Top Xavier Woods News

  • Panthers' Xavier Woods: Bolsters Carolina's secondary

    Woods signed a three-year deal with the Panthers on Monday, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.

    Woods joins the third team of his professional career, having already spent four seasons in Dallas and his last in Minnesota. He's picked off multiple passes in three of his five seasons, and he now figures to immediately slot in at free safety in Carolina.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Picks off three passes in 2021

    Woods tallied 108 tackles (72 solo), 10 pass deflections, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and one sack in 17 appearances during the 2021 campaign.

    Woods' finished his first season in Minnesota with career highs in tackles, pass deflections, interceptions and sacks. He signed a one-year contract with the Vikings before the 2021 season, but after his career year, he'll likely be in store for a bigger payday this offseason, so it remains to be seen if a reunion is possible.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Continues with every-down role

    Woods notched eight tackles (three solo) during Sunday's divisional loss to the Lions.

    Woods hasn't yet missed a single defensive snap through 12 appearances this season. The veteran safety already has 74 total tackles on the season, so it's possible that he creeps over his career-high mark of 77 stops with a strong performance against the Steelers on Thursday.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Racks up eight stops

    Woods had eight tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Lions.

    Woods has 18 total tackles over his last two appearances, and he hasn't left the field for a single defensive snap all season. The veteran safety doesn't necessarily possess big-play upside, but his floor for production provides some weekly IDP value.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Tallies 10 tackles

    Woods recorded 10 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

    Woods tied for the team lead in tackles and did not leave the field for any defensive snaps. He has been very productive in coverage to start the season, logging three defended passes and an interception. Sunday's performance marked his highest tackle total in a contest on the campaign.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Snags interception against Arizona

    Woods had four total tackles and an interception in Sunday's loss at Arizona.

    Woods had a strong game in coverage as he allowed just one reception on two targets for three yards, according to Pro Football Focus. It was just his fifth career interception. While he may not produce many interceptions or sacks for fantasy purposes, he's added a needed steady presence in the secondary.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Five tackles in Vikings debut

    Woods had five total tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's overtime loss at Cincinnati.

    Wood started at safety opposite Harrison Smith and played on all of the defense's 69 snaps. While he may not produce many interceptions or sacks for fantasy purposes, it looks like he'll add a needed steady presence in the secondary.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Returns from undisclosed injury

    Woods had four tackles in Friday's preseason loss to Kansas City.

    Woods had missed the previous preseason game with an undisclosed injury, but he looks ready for Minnesota's Week 1 matchup against the Bengals. Woods will start at safety opposite Harrison Smith.

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  • Vikings' Xavier Woods: Sits out with minor injury

    Woods did not play in Saturday's preseason loss to the Colts due to "a little nick," head coach Mike Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    It sounds like a minor injury, but it's worth monitoring Woods' health before the regular season. Woods will start at safety opposite Harrison Smith as part of a reconfigured Vikings secondary and add a needed veteran presence after the young unit struggled last year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 204 lbs
Birthplace: West Monroe, LA
Age: 26
School: Louisiana Tech
Experience: 6