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Zulgad: Vikings looking for Floyd to emerge in middle of defensive line

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings had three selections in the first round of the 2013 draft, two of whom made solid contributions as rookies.

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, taken 25th with a pick obtained from Seattle in the Percy Harvin deal, saw more playing time as the season progressed and showed […]

OTA Observations: Xavier Rhodes nabs a pick as quarterbacks struggle

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Xavier Rhodes jumped a short route and grabbed an interception off Matt Cassel during the Minnesota Vikings’ OTA practice on Wednesday.

Rhodes, who turns 24 next week, has began learning his second NFL defense in as many seasons after setting the Vikings’ rookie record for pass deflections […]

Making the Leap, No. 24: Xavier Rhodes

By Rosenthal, Gregg Around The League continues its “Making the Leap” series with No. 24, Xavier Rhodes of the Minnesota Vikings. Can the second-year cornerback develop into a Pro Bowl player this season?

Source: National Football League

Captain Munnerlyn says he’ll start at corner and move into the slot

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings have their two starting cornerbacks, according to new free-agent signing Captain Munnerlyn.

Munnerlyn, 25, signed a three-year deal worth up to $15 million on Thursday and said on a conference call that he will start for the Vikings — presumably alongside 2013 first-round pick Xavier Rhodes […]

Rhodes, Peterson and Gerhart inactive for Vikings in Metrodome finale

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes’ season is done.

The rookie was deactivated on Sunday as the Vikings also decided against suiting up the injured Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart and Letroy Guion.

Vikings Inactives: QB J. Freeman, T M. Remmers, DT L. Guion, WR R. Smith, RB A. […]

Injury report: Carlson suffers setback, Peterson and Rhodes sit out

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes and tight end John Carlson will have to clear some hurdles to get back onto the practice field and have a shot of playing Sunday at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Rhodes hasn’t practiced since he left a Dec. 8 loss at the Baltimore […]

Vikes’ Peterson Doesn’t Practice, Expected To Play

By Jonathon Sharp

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson remains on track to return to action this weekend despite being held out of practice for further treatment on his sprained right foot.

Peterson practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. He wasn’t on the field at all Thursday. But coach […]

Peterson, Gerhart top Vikings’ inactives as Rhodes, Cook are also out

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings didn’t catch a single break on their injury report from Friday as running backs Adrian Peterson (groin/foot) and Toby Gerhart (hamstring) are inactive. Cornerbacks Chris Cook (knee) and Xavier Rhodes (ankle) are also inactive.

Peterson left last week’s loss at Baltimore in the second quarter after […]

Injury report: Peterson, Rhodes, Fusco and Carlson sit out Wednesday

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings were without four starters during Wednesday’s practice as running back Adrian Peterson, guard Brandon Fusco, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and tight end John Carlson were all out due to injury.

Peterson (foot) is out of his walking boot and began work in a pool, according […]

Injury report: Rhodes on crutches, Rudolph to IR and Ponder cleared

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes hobbled around the locker room in crutches on Monday after spraining his ankle in Sunday’s loss at the Baltimore Ravens.

Rhodes’ fourth-quarter exit was just one of a slew of injuries the Vikings are dealing with leading up to their Week 15 […]