Vikings place Cameron Dantzler on IR, sign Duke Shelly

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Cameron Dantzler
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Cameron Dantzler /

The Minnesota Vikings made some roster moves regarding their defensive backs ahead of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Young cornerback Cameron  Dantzler has made some huge strides during his second NFL season but that proogress will need to be put on hold because he will br sdelined for at least four games due to an ankle injury.

The good news of the situation is that Dantzler is expected to return to the defense this season as the team continues their march toaward the postseason. The Vikings ould use his help to cover opposing rceivers in the future

NFL insider Ian Rapoport shared the news on Twitter.

A couple more roster moves accompanied Dantzler’s move to Injured Reserve. To add a cornerback to the roster, Minnesota elevated practice squad player Duke Shelly to the 53-man roster while also elevating tight end Nick Muse for this week’s game against the Bills.

Expect the Minnesota Vikings to start rookie Akayleb Evans opposite Patrick Peterson on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Evans saw action last week against the Commanders and played solid defense in an impressive effort.

Minnesota has a tough stretch of games ahead of them and could have used Dantzler’s help during those contests. However, getting him back for late-season games and any postseason games is best if it means he can contribute at 100 percent in those games.

Fans will need to keep an eye on the injury report and inactive list on Sunday to see if any other big names are likely to be out of action during Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings. Things might be a bit easier on the secondary if Bills’ QB Josh Allen is sidelined and Case Keenum makes the start for them, but this should be the biggest challenge for the purple and gold so far this season.

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