Aug 27, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Daurice Fountain (82) during the first quarter at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings activate CB Cameron Dantzler from COVID list

The Minnesota Vikings activated cornerback Cameron Dantzler off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.

He went on the list Oct. 11 and missed the Vikings’ Week 5 win over the Detroit Lions.

It wasn’t clear whether Dantzler would be able to play Sunday when the Vikings (2-3) face the Panthers (3-2) on Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.

Dantzler, 23, was inactive in Week 1 and has played in just three games this season, making six tackles and breaking up two passes.

The Vikings selected Dantzler in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he appeared in 11 games (10 starts) and made 46 tackles and had two interceptions. He added one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

–Field Level Media

Nov 1, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) is carted off the field after suffering an apparent injury during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Dan Powers/Appleton Post-Crescent via USA TODAY NETWORK

Vikings CB Dantzler might play Sunday, coach says

The Minnesota Vikings received some good news about rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler on Monday, a day after he was stretchered off the field over concern of a head or neck injury during a win at Green Bay.

“We were all concerned about him, but it looks like he’s going to be just fine,” said coach Mike Zimmer, who also indicated that Dantzler could play Sunday when the Vikings host NFC North rival Detroit.

Dantzler, who has played in five games, all as a starter, left the contest against the Packers in the first quarter when he collided with teammate Anthony Harris while attempting to make a tackle. Dantzler’s head hit Harris’ thigh.

A third-round pick of the Vikings in this year’s draft, Dantzler has 26 tackles, including two for a loss.

Without Dantzler for much of the game, the Vikings were down to rookies Jeff Gladney and Harrison Hand at the corners, with Harris playing corner in nickel formations.

–Field Level Media