Vikings rule two cornerbacks out

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The Vikings are struggling on defense anyway, and now they’ll have to face the Titans short-handed in the secondary.

Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have ruled cornerbacks Mike Hughes (neck) and Cameron Dantzler (rib) out for Sunday’s game.

Cornerback Kris Boyd (hamstring) is also listed as questionable.

“We’ve got a lot of corners,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “That was part of the plan all along was to have some extra guys. We’ll be all right.”

The Vikings are expected to elevate cornerback Mark Fields II off the practice squad for the second week in a row, to bolster a group including rookies Jeff Gladney and Harrison Hand, and Holton Hill.

Running back Mike Boone (concussion) is also listed as questionable.

14 responses to “Vikings rule two cornerbacks out

  1. “We’ve got a lot of corners,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “That was part of the plan all along…”

    pass defense ranked 28th in the league. plan is working perfectly.

  2. Tank time. Maybe they can draft some more Corners next year. Might as well keep trying to rebuild the defense, seeing as the O-Line is finally doing a good job…oh carp…

  3. Tenn passes only 15x or less on Sunday. Won’t need to. Worst interior DL in Viking history. Speilman drafted guys- Johnson, Watts, Stephen, Holmes and add FA Hercules whatever his name is and this years pick who hasn’t played, Lynch. Is it really bad scouting, bad drafting at that slot, poor coaching…..you tell me. Maybe all of the above. The only remedy is to get rid of those making the decisions and doing the coaching and start fresh. A #1 pick and franchise QB next year would be a perfect way to start a rebuild. It’s the NFL, rebuilds don’t need to take very long.

  4. Vikes are in trouble no matter what. Cousins has handcuffed this team with that ridiculous contract, and then they give him an extension. Heads better roll this season.

  5. I’ll hand it to Zimmer – he doesn’t make excuses. It doesn’t always work out for him, but a stand up guy.

  6. In 2018 Ryan Tannehill played in MN he was 11/24 for 108 yards no td’s and no ints. I can’t imagine he’s gotten any better.

  7. In a long list of problems for the Vikings, the corners are not the issue.

    Whoever plays CB will not be the reason the Vikings fall to 0-3, they still need to stop the run and I don’t see that happening on Sunday.

  8. If Cook/ Mattison can get 25-30 carries the Vikings will have a decent chance of winning. They gotta make that happen.

  9. Wow, for some reason I feel sympathy for my NFC North rivals. Is this the beginning of the end for Mike Zimmer?

  10. The Vikings might have a bad offense and a very bad defense this year, but their special teams group is average to above average.

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