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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 9-2-0
2-1-0 4-7-0
1-2-0 4-8-0
0-3-0 3-9-0

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 15 1 0 0 0.0

Top Josh Metellus News

  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Moves back to reserve role

    Metellus had two total tackles in Sunday's win over New Orleans in London.

    Metellus played on just four of the defense's 60 snaps as he moved back to a reserve role with Harrison Smith returning from a concussion. Metellus started at free safety in Week 3 and had 11 total tackles, an interception and two pass defensed.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Gets start at free safety

    Metellus started at free safety and had 11 total tackles, an interception and two pass defensed in Sunday's win over Detroit.

    Metellus got the start with Harrison Smith sidelined due to a concussion and had a strong game by allowing just four receptions on five targets for a total of 23 yards and just one missed tackle, according to Pro Football Focus. He could continue to have a large role if Smith remains sidelined in Week 4.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Limited to special teams

    Metellus had two total tackles and played all 18 of his snaps on special teams in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    Metellus begins the season as a backup safety but Harrison Smith and Camryn Bynum played every snap on defense. Metellus may be limited to mostly special teams all season.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Active to face 49ers

    Metellus (undisclosed) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

    Metellus practiced in a limited fashion after getting activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, but he has been deemed as fit enough to feature in this contest. His presence should boost the Vikings' depth on defense.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Activated, questionable for Week 12

    Metellus (undisclosed) has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list and is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official website reports.

    Metellus practiced in limited fashion after getting activated Friday. He is looking to return from a one-game absence. More clarity on his status will be gained closer to kickoff.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Metellus was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

    The 23-year-old will likely miss Sunday's contest against the Packers. As Metellus mostly operates as a special teams option, the Vikings won't have a massive void to fill.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Limited to special teams

    Metellus didn't have a tackle in Sunday's overtime loss to the Bengals.

    He played 18 snaps, all on special teams. He begins the season as a reserve safety and may be limited to special teams barring injuries to starters.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Bumps to active roster

    The Vikings promoted Metellus to the active roster from the practice squad Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The rookie sixth-round pick looks like he'll get a chance to make his NFL debut against the Colts on Sunday. If the Vikings choose to make him active, Metellus could contribute on special teams and as a depth safety.

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  • Josh Metellus: Draft pick cut loose

    Metellus was waived by the Vikings on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    The Vikings took 15 players in the 2020 NFL Draft, so it shouldn't be entirely surprising to see Metellus, the team's second sixth-round selection, hit the waiver wire. The expectation is Metellus will land on the team's practice squad, though it's possible a team in need of rangy secondary depth could look to pick up the Michigan product instead.

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  • Vikings' Josh Metellus: Lands with Minnesota

    The Vikings selected Metellus in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 205th overall.

    Minnesota added to its depth at safety with the Metellus addition. Metellus was a three-year starter in Michigan's stout defense and was named Honorable Mention All-Big 10 as a senior after picking up 74 tackles and two interceptions. He tested well at the combine, too, stamping a 124-inch broad jump and a 36.5-inch vertical. He also clocked in with a 4.55 40-yard dash. Anthony Harris is playing under the franchise tag, and if a new deal doesn't get done, Metellus could be the Vikings' next starting free safety in 2021.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 207 lbs
Birthplace: North Miami Beach, FL
Age: 24
School: Michigan
Experience: 3