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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 19 0 0 0 0.0

Top Kris Boyd News

  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Out against Bears

    Boyd (ribs) is inactive Week 18 against Chicago.

    Boyd failed to see the practice field after being featured heavily against Green Bay last week, where he matched a season-best six tackles. As one of three cornerbacks not suiting up for the contest, Boyd's absence will certainly test the depth of the Minnesota secondary.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Full participant in practice

    Boyd (hamstring) was listed as a full participant in practice Wednesday.

    Boyd missed the Vikings' Week 4 contest against the Browns with this hamstring injury, but he seems to be mostly healed, as he recorded a full practice Wednesday. The cornerback's next opportunity to play will come in Week 5 against the Lions.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Won't face Browns

    Boyd (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Browns.

    Boyd logged two limited practices during the week, but that won't be enough for him to take the field Sunday. He has primarily played in a special teams role for the Vikings through three weeks, so his absence should not have a significant effect on the secondary.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Game-time call for Week 4

    Boyd (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, is considered a game-time decision, Josina Anderson of USA Today reports.

    Along with Boyd, fellow defenders Anthony Barr (knee) and Michael Pierce (elbow) are considered game-time calls due to their respective injuries. Boyd has made his biggest impact this season for Minnesota on special teams, where he's logged 54 of his 62 total snaps through three games.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Three tackles Sunday

    Boyd had three total tackles in Sunday's overtime loss at Cincinnati.

    Boyd played just eight snaps on defense in his reserve role in the secondary. Boyd emerged as a starter last season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in December. He could have a larger role if Bashaud Breeland continues to struggle in pass coverage.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Moving up depth chart

    Boyd started at cornerback opposite Bashaud Breeland with Patrick Peterson sitting out in Saturday's preseason loss to Indianapolis. He has been playing better than Cameron Dantzler, who started at cornberback a rookie, Mike Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Boyd emerged as a starter last season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in December. It's unlikely he'll be a starter when the regular season begins, but he could get significant playing time off the bench.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Goes to IR

    Boyd (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Boyd started four of the past five games for Minnesota. He'll be shut down for the rest of the regular season after posting 34 tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumble over 10 games this year. His absence will open the door for Harrison Hand, Mark Fields and Chris Jones to compete for Boyd's starting gig.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Gets hurt Sunday

    Boyd (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

    The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Boyd was forced to leave the game in the first quarter. As long as Boyd is sidelined, Harrison Hand and Chris Jones could be in line to see an uptick in snaps.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Has 11 total tackles

    Boyd started at right cornerback and had 11 total tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's win over Detroit.

    Boyd has emerged as a starter with injuries in the secondary and played on 74 of the defense's 75 snaps. He allowed seven receptions on nine balls targeted at him, however, according to Pro Football Focus. He could continue to start if Cameron Dantzler remains out due to a concussion.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: All clear Wednesday

    Boyd (lower leg) was absent from Wednesday's injury report.

    Boyd was forced to leave last week's win over Green Bay with cramps, so it appears he's fully recovered. Boyd could be in line for a larger workload than usual for Sunday's game against Detroit, as Cameron Dantzler (concussion), Holton Hill (foot) and Harrison Hand (hamstring) are all dealing with injury.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Injury was merely cramps

    Boyd left Sunday's win over the Packers because of cramps in his lower leg, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The report during the game signaled that Boyd exited with a no-contact knee injury, but this diagnosis is far more favorable. The second-year cornerback should return to practice in full capacity this week, and he'll handle a decent workload Sunday against the Lions if Cameron Dantzler (neck/concussion) and Mark Fields (chest) are ruled out.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Hurts knee during win

    Boyd suffered an apparent right knee injury during Sunday's win over the Packers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Pelissero relayed that it was a noncontact injury, which often ends up being a severe issue. The team didn't reveal any further details about Boyd's injury, but he's one of three cornerbacks to leave the game hurt, Cameron Dantzler (neck/concussion) and Mark Fields (undisclosed) being the others. Jeff Gladney and Harrison Hand finished the game as the only remaining Vikings cornerbacks, and they could start next Sunday against the Lions.

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  • Vikings' Kris Boyd: Returning in Week 8

    Boyd (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Packers.

    Boyd will suit up for the first time since Week 3, and he could be pushed into a prominent role right away with fellow cornerbacks Mike Hughes (neck) and Holton Hill (foot) ruled out due to their respective injuries.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Gilmer, TX
Age: 25
School: Texas
Experience: 4