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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Hindered by injuries again in 2022

    Over 10 regular-season games, Dantzler (ankle) registered 50 tackles (45 solo), five passes defended and one fumble recovery in 2022. Dantzler reprised his starting role from the end of the 2021 campaign, playing at least 89 percent of defensive snaps in all but one of the first seven games in 2022. However, he missed eight of the final 10 games of the season while battling an ankle injury, which limited him to a career-low 10 regular-season contests. The third-year cornerback still has yet to play a full season in his NFL career. With Minnesota's most productive cornerbacks Patrick Peterson and Chandon Sullivan both set to become free agents this offseason, Dantzler could be in line for the team's top cornerback spot heading into the final season of his rookie contract in 2023.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: May miss Sunday

    Dantzler (ankle) is expected to be out Sunday against the Giants, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Danztler was unable to practice this week and has only played twice since Week 9 against Washington. His likely absence will be a blow to the team's depth at secondary and likely lead to extra opportunity for Chandon Sullivan and Kris Boyd.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Questionable for wild-card matchup

    Dantzler (ankle/personal) is questionable for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Giants, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Dantzler hasn't practiced all week and is dealing with a serious personal matter, per head coach Kevin O'Connell. The extent of the situation remains unclear, but it appears Minnesota may be without a key part of its secondary against the Giants on Sunday.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Misses practice Wednesday

    Dantzler (ankle/personal) didn't practice Wednesday. Dantzler has been dealing with a lingering ankle issue, but he reportedly missed Wednesday's practice for a personal family matter, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The extent of Dantzler's absence remains unclear, but he'll have two more chances to practice before the Vikings need to make a decision on his status for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Giants.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Unavailable Sunday

    Dantzler (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Dantzler was questionable with an ankle issue and won't be available for Sunday's regular-season finale. The 24-year-old has seen action in only two of Minnesota's past eight games.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Iffy to play Sunday

    Dantzler (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. Dantzler sat out Week 16 with a tweaked ankle before returning in time for last Sunday's loss to Green Bay. However, it appears he may have aggravated this issue after popping up as a limited participant during practice Friday, leaving his status up in the air Week 18. Should Dantzler sit out, Kris Boyd and Kalon Barnes should serve as Minnesota's primary reserves behind top cornerbacks Patrick Peterson, Duke Shelley and Chandon Sullivan.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Full participant at practice

    Dantzler was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Dantzler missed the Vikings' Week 16 victory over the Giants due to an ankle injury. However, it looks like Minnesota was erring on the side of caution, as he already looks on track to suit up Sunday against the Packers. Look for him to take on his usual workload in the secondary assuming he avoids any setbacks.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Out as expected Saturday

    Dantzler (ankle) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with the Giants. Dantzler tweaked a lingering ankle issue during practice this week and logged a limited session both Wednesday and Thursday. He'll consequently sit out Saturday's contest while Duke Shelley makes his third start of the season.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Status up in the air for Week 16

    Dantzler (ankle) is considered questionable to play Saturday against the Giants. Dantzler popped up as a limited participant Wednesday with what Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell said was a tweaked ankle, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. However, O'Connell refrained from saying that cornerback Duke Shelley would start over Dantzler, per Tomasson. Therefore, it will be worth monitoring Minnesota's inactives list for more clarity ahead of Saturday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Good to go

    Dantzler (illness) is available for Saturday's clash against the Colts. Dantzler landed on the Vikings' injury report due to a non-COVID related illness, but he will ultimately play through it. Barring any setbacks, he figures to take on his usual role at cornerback opposite Patrick Peterson.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Dealing with illness

    Dantzler (illness) is questionable for Saturdays game against the Colts, but head coach Kevin O'Connell feels good about his chances to play, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Dantzler returned from an IR stint due to an ankle injury to play Week 14 against the Lions, but now an illness will leave his status for Week 15 in question. If he were forced to miss Saturday's game against Indianapolis, Chandon Sullivan and Duke Shelley would likely earn extra opportunities.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Designated to return from IR

    Dantzler (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday. The Vikings now have a 21-day window to activate Dantzler or leave him on IR for the rest of the season, the first of which seems much more likely. The cornerback has been out since Week 9 after sustaining an ankle injury in the team's win over the Commanders. Dantzler has produced 45 tackles and four pass deflections with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over eight games in 2022.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Goes to IR with ankle injury

    Minnesota placed Dantzler (ankle) on its injured reserve list Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After sustaining an ankle injury during the Vikings' win at Washington in Week 9, Dantzler will now be forced to sit out at least the next four games as he recovers. The 2020 third-rounder is expected to return at some point this season, but in the meantime, fourth-round rookie Akayleb Evans should see fill-in work on the boundaries.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Misses practice Wednesday

    Dantzler (ankle) did not participate in Minnesota's practice Wednesday. This news isn't surprising since Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said Monday that Dantzler is a "long shot" to play against Buffalo in Week 10. The cornerback hurt his ankle in Sunday's win against Washington, and he was sporting a walking boot Wednesday, per Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In the likely event that Dantzler is unable to play this Sunday in Buffalo, Akayleb Evans could be in line for his first NFL start.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Done for the day

    Dantzler has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Commanders with an ankle injury, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports. Dantzler suffered an ankle injury during the first half of Sunday's contest versus Washington, and he's since been ruled out for the rest of the afternoon. Patrick Peterson, Chandon Sullivan and Andrew Booth should take on larger roles in Minnesota's secondary while the 24-year-old remains sidelined.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Exits with injury

    Dantzler (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Commanders. Dantzler was questionable to play with a neck injury coming into this contest, though he was ultimately ruled active ahead of kickoff. The 24-year-old recorded 43 tackles (40 solo) and four passes defended over the first seven games of the season, and his absence will leave Chandon Sullivan and Andrew Booth to step in alongside starting cornerback Patrick Peterson.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Active against Commanders

    Dantzler (neck) is active Week 9 against the Commanders. Dantzler may have entered this week with a lingering injury tag, but a full practice session Friday suggested that he would ultimately end up playing. He'll likely suit up for his regular starting role opposite Patrick Peterson, where he'll look to continue his run of relatively consistent IDP productivity. While Dantzler remains in search of his first interception of the season, he has yet to record fewer than four tackles in a game this year and is coming off a Week 8 performance in which he was credited with a season-best nine solo tackles.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Questionable after full practice

    Dantzler (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. Dantzler upgraded to full practice participation Friday following two limited sessions, but that wasn't enough to get his name off the injury report. Still, the cornerback's increased practice participation is an encouraging sign regarding his availability for the Week 9 clash against Terry McLaurin and the Commanders.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Logs another limited session

    Dantzler (neck) was limited during Thursday's practice. Dantzler has now logged back-to-back limited sessions to open the week due to a neck issue, after he was able to play every defensive snap during Sunday's win over Arizona. The 24-year-old will have one more opportunity to ramp back up in full capacity Friday if he wants to avoid carrying an injury designation into Sunday's matchup versus Washington. If Dantzler is unable to gain medical clearance before the weekend, then Chandon Sullivan and Andrew Booth are candidates to handle more snaps in Minnesota's secondary behind No. 1 option Patrick Peterson.
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  • Vikings' Cameron Dantzler: Logs limited practice

    Dantzler (hip) was listed as a limited participant on the Vikings' injury report Thursday. Dantzler was limited for the first time this week with an unexpected hip injury, though the exact nature of this issue is still unknown. The 24-year-old has stepped back into a starting role this season, recording 22 tackles and four passes defended over 230 defensive snaps through four weeks. If Dantzler and fellow cornerback Andrew Booth (quadriceps) remain limited during practice Friday, it could foreshadow a bigger Week 5 role for cornerback Chandon Sullivan against the Bears.
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