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Vikings rule out top two CBs Hughes, Dantzler vs. Titans

Field Level Media
26 Sep 2020, 11:19 GMT+10

The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting cornerbacks Mike Hughes and rookie Cameron Dantzler against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the team announced Friday.

Further, CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) is listed as questionable on the final injury report.

Dantzler missed Week 2 after injuring a rib against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. Hughes, out with an injured neck, had his 2019 season cut short with a cracked vertebra.

The Vikings will turn to Holton Hill, rookie Jeff Gladney and Boyd, if he's cleared to play. The Vikings also have Mark Fields and Harrison Hand.

"We've got a lot of corners on this team," Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday. "That's part of the plan all along, to have some extra guys. We'll be all right."

The injuries come amid the loss of linebacker Anthony Barr for the season. Barr (torn pec) underwent surgery this week. The Vikings signed former Denver Broncos LB Todd Davis earlier this week but how much he plays Sunday is unclear.

The Vikings selected Dantzler in the third round of this year's draft. He registered three tackles in Week 1.

Hughes registered 11 tackles in the first two games of the season. The third-year pro has two career interceptions in 22 games (seven starts).

--Field Level Media

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