Vikings waive Cameron Dantzler

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The Vikings have elected to part ways with another player on Friday.

Minnesota announced the club has waived cornerback Cameron Dantzler.

A third-round pick in the 2020 draft, Dantzler appeared in 10 games with nine starts in 2022. He recorded 50 tackles with three for loss, five passes defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

Dantzler missed the practice week of Minnesota’s postseason game due to a personal matter and was inactive for the loss to the Giants.

By letting Dantzler go, the Vikings will save $2.7 million against the salary cap.

In three seasons, Dantzler has appeared in 35 games with 26 starts. He has three career interceptions for 17 passes defensed.

30 responses to “Vikings waive Cameron Dantzler

  1. Well this one is certainly a surprise, but not a mind blowing one. He’s been decent but inconsistent and injured. Probably use the money this saves to resign Shelley to something like a 3 year 8-10 million deal

  2. Another wasted draft pick. Hard to restock the talent cupboard when you miss like this in the draft.

  3. Guess we’re drafting defense only. Getting Cine and Booth healthy on the field together would go a long way this year too.

  4. Piece by piece it is crumbling down. I have lost track of all the Vikings that have been cut or have asked for their release. 3rd Round Pick. Nice one.

  5. No one can draft DBs like the Minnesota Vikings. It’s like they have the Midas Touch or something. Here’s to Queasy keeping up the tradition for many years to come.

  6. Cleaning house…..BUT they cannot just cut Harrison Smith. I’d prefer they trade/cut Cook & ZaDarius Smith but not #22!!

  7. There’s more to this story than saving money on the cap. He was a starting cornerback on his rookie deal for a team that needs cornerbacks. That personal matter during the playoff week must have been something that soured the team on him.

  8. Not overly surprising. The Vikings do have quite a few promising CBs on the roster.

  9. Really inconsistent player who probably doesn’t fit Flores’s plan. Not surprised and not upset seeing as you never knew what Cam was going to show up from week to week.

  10. Surprising now that we don’t have a corner under contract except for the injured Booth and 2nd year player Evans. We’ve been down this road before when we lost Rhodes and Waynes the same year. It did not go well.

  11. He was in Zimmer’s doghouse all the time and there were issues last year that were never disclosed. I think there’s more to this than we know.

  12. ohokgotit says:
    March 10, 2023 at 3:14 pm
    Piece by piece it is crumbling down. I have lost track of all the Vikings that have been cut or have asked for their release
    Kendricks, Thielen, Dantzler, and then Z saying “goodbye” prematurely. That’s literally one hand for you to count on. Is it that hard?

  13. May I suggest that the Vikings use free agency to populate their cornerback room? Almost every cornerback they’ve drafted in the first three rounds since the Nixon administration has failed to live up to his draft position. Xavier Rhodes (first round, 2013) and Cedric Griffin (second round, 2006) are probably the only ones who were worth the draft pick, and they had short careers as legitimate starters.

  14. Watch, just when the Vikings missed their opportunity and have now thrown in the rebuild towel, Jordan Love will play lights-out and burn through the division next year. It could happen.

  15. No problem, just draft someone else with this year’s 3rd round pick. Oh wait, we can’t, because we gave that up (and last year’s 3rd round pick) to hire the genius known as Kwesi Adofo-Mensa.

  16. This guy I thought was salvageable. I heard there was some behind the scenes stuff with him, but it appears that Flores has now looked at all the film and the D is truly being re-tooled. That was not one of Slick Rick’s better drafts. And good grief Stellar, have you started happy hour already?

  17. You can’t say it won’t happen, with certainty. Favre and Rodgers both taught us that.

  18. A bit surprised, but he was a healthy scratch in the playoffs due to personal reasons; you could see the writing on the wall. Kendricks and Theilen were expected cuts and it sounds like Harrison Smith is next. It is time to completely revamp the defense. You have to make the cuts to clear the cap space. Tear off the bandage and move forward. Now just draft better!

  19. Who cares about this scrub? Good riddance. And yes please get rid of Hitman who can’t run anymore to cover anyone and Cook that can’t ever break any long runs. I don’t see why folks like this guy when he’s stuffed for more losses or 1 yard runs than most anyone. Those 2 definitely are not worth the money they are paid.. just part ways!

  20. My My. Where was all this honesty during the Vikings’ unrepeatable 11-0 record-in-one-score-games streak? Keep it up.

  21. Youth movement on the horizon for the Vikings DEF. Which I’m in favor of as there’s not a whole lot of difference between an experienced player getting burned or an inexperienced player getting burned…either way it still spells T.O.A.S.T.

    Regarding the Dantzler move, I’m a little surprised. If they cut Dantzler and keep Shelly I’m going to be miffed.

  22. Never forget that Jordan love was so bad his rookie season he didn’t even get preseason snaps. Let that sink in fake stock holders.

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