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Top Troy Dye News

  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Limited to special teams

    Dye had one total tackle in Sunday's overtime loss to the Bengals.

    Dye is a reserve linebacker, but he played all of his 23 snaps on special teams. His lack of snaps on defense even with Anthony Barr sidelined with a knee injury show he's low on the depth chart.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Not on injury report

    Dye (leg) isn't on the injury report ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Bengals, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Dye exited Minnesota's preseason finale against Kansas City due to a leg injury, but he isn't limited by the issue ahead of the regular season. Anthony Barr (knee) has been limited in practice recently, and Dye could see increased work Sunday if Barr is unable to suit up.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Exits with leg injury

    Dye left Friday's preseason loss to Kansas City with a leg injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    Dye remained on the sideline after the injury, which suggests it isn't a serious setback. Dye had a strong preseason and could be pressed into more duty if Anthony Barr isn't ready for Week 1.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Clear of injury for finale

    Dye (concussion/hamstring) was a full practice participant Friday, and he carries no injury designation into Sunday's game against Detroit.

    Dye wasn't able to clear concussion protocol in time for Minnesota's Christmas Day matchup in New Orleans, but the fourth-round rookie is now officially ready to roll for Week 17. Three of the linebacker's five starts on the season have come over his past four appearances, with a September injury to Anthony Barr (pectoral) allowing for depth options to get more involved over the course of the year.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Ruled out for Friday

    Dye (concussion/hamstring) won't play against the Saints on Christmas Day.

    Dye remains in the league's concussion protocol while also battling a hamstring injury, and he was unable to log any practice time this week. With fellow linebackers Eric Kendricks (calf) and Todd Davis (ribs) also out against New Orleans, the Vikings' depth at the position is strikingly thin.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Battling pair of injuries

    Dye (concussion/hamstring) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice report.

    Dye exited this past Sunday's loss to the Bears to be evaluated for a concussion, and he's indeed in the league's five-step concussion protocol. The 24-year-old linebacker is battling a hamstring injury, too. He's trending in the wrong direction to begin Week 16; there's a strong chance he's unavailable for Friday's matchup against the Saints. If that's the case, Ryan Connelly or Hardy Nickerson figure to slot in at weak-side linebacker.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Being checked for head injury

    Dye is undergoing evaluation for a concussion.

    The 24-year-old had to be taken to the locker room in the second half of Sunday's game against the Bears, rendering his return questionable for the time being. The Oregon product has started two of Minnesota's past three games, collecting eight combined tackles on 59 defensive snaps since Week 12. Sunday against the Bears, he had already accumulated six tackles prior to his exit. Ryan Connelly will fill the void at weakside linebacker as long as Dye is sidelined, with Minnesota attempting to orchestrate a second-half comeback.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Four tackles Sunday

    Dye started at weak-side linebacker and had four total tackles in Sunday's win over Detroit.

    Dye played just 25 of the defense's 75 snaps as he comes off the field in nickel and dime packages. He won't put up strong tackle totals as a result. Dye could lose his starting job to Todd Davis once he's back to full strength after testing positive for COVID-19.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Officially activated from IR

    The Vikings activated Dye (foot) from injured reserve Saturday.

    Dye hasn't played since Week 2 when he suffered a foot injury. Nevertheless, he's expected to start at strong-side linebacker upon returning to the lineup because Anthony Barr (pectoral) is out for the season and Todd Davis is on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Dye -- a rookie fourth-round pick -- has played just 21 defensive snaps so far, so there could be growing pains Sunday against the Packers.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Expected to start against Packers

    Dye (foot) is expected to handle a starting role Sunday in Green Bay, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    The Vikings haven't yet officially activated Dye to the 53-man roster from IR, but such a transaction is expected to take place in the coming days. The placement of Todd Davis (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list should allow Dye to slot into Minnesota's third linebacker spot, though he could be relegated to a relatively minor role behind Eric Kendricks and Eric Wilson, given that the team's defensive packages rarely field three linebackers at once.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Set to return from IR

    The Vikings designated Dye (foot) to return from injured reserve Monday.

    After four games on the sidelines and a bye week, Dye will start preparing to return from IR. His first chance to get back into the lineup is this Sunday against the Packers, but that likely will depend on how the rookie fourth-rounder progresses during the practice week. With Anthony Barr (pectoral) out for the season, no Viking has claimed the starting strong-side linebacker job yet, so Dye has an opportunity to carve out a meaningful role upon his return to the lineup. There will be competition from Todd Davis, Hardy Nickerson and Ryan Connelly, however, and the most likely scenario is a committee until one separates from the pack.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Shifts to IR

    The Vikings placed Dye (foot) on injured reserve Thursday, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The rookie out of Oregon suffered an ankle injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts, and he'll have to be sidelined for a minimum of three weeks. As long as Dye is sidelined, Ryan Connelly and Hardy Nickerson are the only healthy depth options at linebacker.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Increased workload

    Dye played 21 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis but didn't have a tackle. He did have a missed tackle and gave up a reception on the only pass targeted at him, according to Pro Football Focus.

    The 2020 fourth-round pick got the bulk of playing time as the third linebacker when Anthony Barr (pectoral) was injured. With Barr now on injured reserve, Dye or Ryan Connelly will get more playing time. However, the strong-side linebacker comes off the field in nickel and dime situations, so neither player is likely to have significant fantasy value.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Heading to Minnesota

    The Vikings selected Dye in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 132nd overall.

    The Oregon product was a tackling machine in his college days with two seasons of more than 100 tackles. His production tailed off in the latter part of his career, though. Dye had 13.0 and 13.5 tackles for loss in his first two years, respectively, but never reached double digits in that category thereafter. He's tall but thin for an inside linebacker at 231 pounds, and a lack of testing at the combine leaves the athleticism variable unsolved. Still, a player as productive as Dye should be able to find a rotational role at inside linebacker in Minnesota.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Norco, CA
Age: 25
School: Oregon
Experience: 2