Former Vikings draft pick has now been on 5 teams since March

Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Camron Dantzler is now a member of the New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints cornerback Cameron Dantzler
New Orleans Saints cornerback Cameron Dantzler / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages

Back in March, the Minnesota Vikings decided to part ways with cornerback Cameron Dantzler after three seasons with the organization.

Dantzler was immediately claimed off of the waiver wire by the Washington Commanders and most figured his journey in the NFL would just continue with that franchise.

However, the former Vikings corner was released by the Commanders in May, and since that departure, he's had stints with the Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans. On Wednesday, Dantzler joined his fifth team since March when he signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad.

Last season with Minnesota, the 25-year-old cornerback appeared in 10 games, including nine as a starter. Dantzler finished the 2022 campaign with 50 tackles (three for a loss), five pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.

After he was selected by the Vikings in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, his career got off to a blazing-fast start. Dantzler shined in his first-ever training camp with Minnesota, and his performance that summer resulted in him opening up his rookie season as a Week 1 starter.

Looking back, that training camp was really the best he performed during his tenure with the Vikings. Overall, Dantzler was a solid cornerback for Minnesota, but for whatever reason, he always seemed to give up some of the biggest plays during the absolute worst times.

The writing on the wall for his departure from the Vikings began to become more visible last season when he started to slip behind the depth chart behind rookie corner Akayleb Evans and an undrafted journeyman in Duke Shelley.


So when the news was announced last March that Minnesota had decided to waive Dantzler, no one was really shocked.

Since he's only 25-years-old, he should still have time to get his NFL career back on track. But with four teams moving on from him within the last year, his time in the league might actually be coming to an end sooner than later.

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