MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An already vulnerable Vikings defense may be thin in the secondary on Sunday when they take on the Detroit Lions.
Cornerbacks Cameron Dantzler and Harrison Hand were both placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week. Being placed on the list does not necessarily mean a player tested positive for the virus.
Dantzler tweeted that he’s fully vaccinated and hopes to be back soon.
Fully vaccinated so this shouldn’t have me out to long. Keep me in you guys prayers. 🙏🏽
— Cam Dantzler (@camdantzler3) October 5, 2021
“It’s a concern, but I don’t know what I can do about it,” head coach Mike Zimmer said.
Dantzler started the season as a reserve player after getting significant playing time during his rookie season last year. In the Vikings’ week four game against the Cleveland Browns, he played 92% of defensive snaps in relief of Bashaud Breeland, according to Pro Football Reference.
Hand has yet to appear on defense this season, but has played on special teams.
The Vikings defense has surrendered 1,014 yards and 6 touchdowns through the air through four games.
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