MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions this Sunday to end a three-game home stand at U.S. Bank Stadium, and they might be thin at defensive back.
The Vikings announced Monday they’ve placed defensive back Cameron Dantzler on the reserve/COVID-19 list. According to Ian Rapoport with NFL Network, Dantzler has tested positive for the virus.
Dantzler played 72 defensive snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns after Bashaud Breeland left with an illness. Dantzler finished with five tackles, and a pass defended. Dantzler was inactive for Week 1 at the Cincinnati Bengals, then played 16 defensive snaps against the Arizona Cardinals and made one tackle. Dantzler played 72 snaps on Sunday.
Dantzler posted to Twitter Monday night that he is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. That means according to NFL protocols, Dantzler can return to the Vikings if he's not showing symptoms and has two negative tests 24 hours apart.
"Fully vaccinated so this shouldn't have me out to long. Keep me in you guys prayers," Dantzler tweeted.
Dantzler, in his second season out of Mississippi State, was also on the COVID-19 list last season after being a close contact to a carrier.