NFC North Standings

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

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 14 1.0 1 0 0

Top Troy Dye News

  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Role increases in 2023

    Dye (wrist) logged 17 total tackles, including 1.0 sack, while also forcing one fumble in 15 games during the 2023 regular season.

    Dye sustained a wrist injury during the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Lions and he was placed on injured reserve shortly thereafter. The 27-year-old linebacker saw a more prominent role due to Anthony Barr missing a majority of the year. Dye, a career special-teamer, played his most defensive snaps (112) since his rookie year in 2020. The Oregon product is heading into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Lands on IR with wrist injury

    The Vikings placed Dye (wrist) on injured reserve Saturday.

    Dye is dealing with a wrist injury that will put an end to his regular season. The fourth-year linebacker began the campaign working almost exclusively on special teams before moving into a more prominent role after Jordan Hicks went on IR with a shin injury after Week 10. With Hicks now back in action, Dye's move to IR shouldn't have a big impact on Minnesota's defensive gameplan. Dye finishes the regular season with 17 tackles (11 solo), including 1.0 sacks, and a forced fumble. He isn't eligible to return unless the Vikings advance to the NFC Championship Game.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: One tackle in larger role

    Dye had one total tackle and played on 22 of the defense's 55 snaps in Sunday's loss to Denver.

    With Jordan Hicks on injured reserve with a shin injury, Dye becomes the second top interior linebacker after Ivan Pace (and would start in a base defense). Dye comes off the field in nickel and dime packages, which happened frequently Sunday as the Vikings almost exclusively played three safeties.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Limited to special teams

    Dye didn't record a tackle and played all 17 snaps on special teams in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    Dye started a game at linebacker last season, but he'll be limited to mostly special teams as long as Eric Kendricks and Jordan Hicks are healthy.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Ready to go

    Dye (foot) was not on the injury report Wednesday and will play Sunday against the Packers, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Dye suffered the injury during the teams preseason finale against the Broncos. His availability will help bolster the Vikings' linebacker depth Sunday against the Packers.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Won't come back against Denver

    Dye (foot) was ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's preseason finale against the Broncos, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The exact nature and severity of Dye's foot injury are still unknown, but it was considered severe enough to keep out for the remainder of Saturday's exhibition. With the third-year defender sidelined, rookies Brian Asamoah and William Kwenkeu should see increased reps at inside linebacker for Minnesota.

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  • Vikings' Troy Dye: Set for increased role

    Dye will start at middle linebacker Sunday against the Bears, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Eric Kendricks (illness) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list, leaving a large gap in the middle of the Vikings' defense. Dye will step up after playing nearly exclusively on special teams this season, as he's logged only 31 defensive snaps through 16 games. He enters Sunday's matchup against the Bears having recorded 15 total tackles.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Norco, CA
Age: 27
School: Oregon
Experience: 4