Former Vikings starter out of a job for second time this offseason

Former Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler
Former Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

In just a few short months, Cameron Dantzler has been released by both the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Commanders.

A former Vikings third-round draft pick, Dantzler was released by the Commanders on Tuesday after being with the team since they claimed him off of waivers in March.

Where will former Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler land next after his release by the Washington Commanders?

Minnesota selected Dantzler in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and during the last three seasons, he started a total of 26 games for the purple and gold.

In 2022, he started at corner in the Vikings' first eight games of the season. But after Week 9, he only appeared in two of Minnesota's final 10 matchups, including the playoffs.

Following the 2022 campaign, the Vikings made the decision to move on Dantzler with one year remaining on his contract. Given his lack of playing time at the end of last season, his departure didn't come as much of a surprise.

Dantzler was quickly picked up by the Commanders and most assumed he was going to challenge for a spot on their final 2023 roster. But things clearly weren't able to work out for the corner during his brief time in Washington, and now he's in need of a new NFL home again.