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Vikings CB Rhodes to have MRI on knee Monday

By Matthew Coller

As the Minnesota Vikings were stretching prior to their opener against the Tennessee Titans, cornerback Xavier Rhodes felt a pop in his knee. That pop forced him to have to sit out the Vikings’ 25-16 win. Rhodes said he will have an MRI on his knee on Monday.

“I was just stretching it out and it just didn’t feel quite right,” Rhodes said. “Being out for a couple weeks and then I was excited coming into the season, ready to play in the first game and it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to turn out so I was pretty upset about it.”

Rhodes had been battling a hamstring injury throughout the preseason.

Trae Waynes took his place, making 10 tackles as the Titans regularly attacked him.

“I thought he played pretty well,” veteran cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said. “He’s still learning. He’s a young guy still. He’s got to get a little bit more experience. He was so close on some plays, like ‘how did the quarterback fit that in there?’ But you have to try to take the next step and that’s making the play. You gotta compete better.”

Munnerlyn said that Waynes – especially if he’s playing against the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers – will have to be more aggressive in coverage.

“Trae is just so cool,” he said. “He is just so laid back. You gotta compete at another level and you have to have that dog in you. Some people are just laid back and they just like to play football. So Trae just has to take the next step and just have that dog in him and say, ‘nobody is catching the ball on me today.’”

The post Vikings CB Rhodes to have MRI on knee Monday appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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