Vikings short on healthy corners at Thursday’s practice

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers thinks it’s crazy that Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer would be on the hot seat as a result of the team’s 1-5 start to the season, but he could help turn up the heat with a strong outing against Minnesota this weekend.

His chances of doing that may be helped by the state of the Vikings cornerback corps. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that three of their top four cornerbacks missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday.

Cameron Dantzler was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Holton Hill has a foot injury and Mike Hughes is dealing with a neck injury. Kris Boyd was limited by hamstring and back injuries on Wednesday and was on the practice field again on Thursday.

The Vikings also practiced without Chris Jones. They claimed Jones off of waivers Monday and he’s still going through the COVID-19 testing protocol required before players can join the team at practice.

Jeff Gladney, Harrison Hand, and Mark Fields round out the cornerback group. Gladney has played the most snaps of any Vikings corner this season while Hand has played 37 and Fields has not played on defense at all.

16 responses to “Vikings short on healthy corners at Thursday’s practice

  1. Rodgers is washed up, they said.
    Green Bay’s window is closed, they said.
    Cousins is the better QB, they said.

    This season sure isn’t going the way Vikings fans said it would.

  2. There is no point winning anymore games this year. Play all the young guys and find out who sticks with the team. Then cut all the fat and subpar veterans in the off season. With a high draft order we can rebuild for next year. Maybe rebuild without Zimmer and Spielman.this time.

  3. Well, thankfully, despite the injuries, the Vikings are facing one of the most overrated QBs of all time…….or is it the QB that’s in steep decline?
    I forget which narrative we’re going with this week.

  4. Honestly I’m thinking that if the refs are fair on Sunday my Vikes have a shot. The problem with playing Green Bay is that the refs are always on their side. It’s very frustrating.

  5. With Dalvin back this could be shoot-out kind of game, with each offense taking advantage of the other team’s defensive struggles – I hope.

  6. philmccracken says:
    Rodgers is washed up, they said.
    Green Bay’s window is closed, they said.
    Cousins is the better QB, they said.

    This season sure isn’t going the way Vikings fans said it would.

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    To be fair, Viking fans as a group were never renowned for their football acumen.

  7. They’re also short on good corners despite spending 4 first rounders and a second rounders on corners over the last 7 years. Remember when everyone thought Xavier Rhodes was washed? Then he went to a team with coaches who played to his strengths and immediately emerged as one of the best corners in the league again.

  8. philmccracken says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:06 pm
    Rodgers is washed up, they said.
    Green Bay’s window is closed, they said.
    Cousins is the better QB, they said.

    This season sure isn’t going the way Vikings fans said it would.
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    Feel free to find an actual Vikings fan that actually said all of those things. Some may have said the first two, but even prior to the season, you would be hard pressed to find actual Vikings fans who liked Cousins. Sure, you might find a few of those cheeseheads masquerading as Viking fans just to post preposterous garbage, but no actual Viking fans were claiming anything like that about Cousins.

  9. sdsmooth says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm
    Honestly I’m thinking that if the refs are fair on Sunday my Vikes have a shot. The problem with playing Green Bay is that the refs are always on their side. It’s very frustrating.

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    I agree the Pack gets more BS calls then any team I’ve ever seen. However, in this season, there is nothing the refs could do that would allow the Vikings to win this game. Not possible. No DBs, no pass rush or D-line, no Barr, No O-line, no above average TE.

  10. Vikes are short of a whole lotta things this season except Pack hating internet trolls. Give it a rest. My Pats have our share of trolls too but they, mostly, have the good grace to know that when your own team is struggling, it’s not time to bad mouth others. Achieve first, brag later.

  11. sdsmooth says:
    October 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Honestly I’m thinking that if the refs are fair on Sunday my Vikes have a shot. The problem with playing Green Bay is that the refs are always on their side. It’s very frustrating.

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    There it is!
    Oh, how I love when this fan base trots out one of their patented cry baby excuses. Before the game even, no less.
    And this one, obviously, is always my favorite!
    Tears, tears everywhere, no wonder there are so many lakes in Minnesota.

  12. Doesn’t matter, Packers are soft anyway. They got destroyed by the Bucs, Vikings can do the same to them.

  13. If they were smart they would tank for the rest of the year and then just clean house top to bottom, not sure if they are after paying cousins bjillion dollars

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