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Xavier Rhodes | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (25) / MIN
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Vikings RCB Xavier Rhodes (knee) is active for Week 3 vs. the Panthers.
Rhodes isn't listed as a starter, so he'll be eased in as he makes his 2016 debut. Even a limited Rhodes is a big boost for the Vikings' already cooking defense. He should be close to full-go for Week 4. Sep 25 - 11:37 AM

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Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (knee, questionable) considers himself a game-time decision for Week 3 against the Panthers.

"We'll find out at the same time," Rhodes told reporters of whether he'll suit up. Rhodes was limited in practice all week. Although Rhodes is the one Vikings corner that might be able to give Kelvin Benjamin some trouble, it's also possible Rhodes is less than 100 percent and/or rusty. We would hesitate to call Rhodes' return a major downgrade for Benjamin's Week 3 matchup.
Sep 23 - 1:49 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) "might be able to play" against the Panthers in Week 3.

Rhodes hasn't played yet this season but resumed practicing on Wednesday and could be in line to make his 2016 debut Sunday at Carolina. Trae Waynes has earned PFF's sixth-lowest cornerback grade out of 102 qualifiers while filling in for Rhodes.
Sep 22 - 4:13 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.

He's missed the first two games of the season, but his Wednesday return bodes well for his Week 3 chances. Rhodes' presence would downgrade Kelvin Benjamin a bit this week. This one could be a defensive struggle.
Sep 21 - 2:44 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) has been ruled out for Week 2.

This is not a surprise after coach Mike Zimmer refused to provide a timetable for his return earlier this week. The good news is Rhodes does not need surgery, suggesting he might only miss a few games. Trae Waynes will start again in his place.
Sep 17 - 8:54 AM

Speaking Monday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said RCB Xavier Rhodes (knee) doesn't need surgery, but declined to provide a timetable for his return.

The fact that Zimmer wouldn't provide a timeline is a pretty clear indication Rhodes won't be ready for Sunday's home opener against the Packers. Rhodes' status will be updated later in the week, but Vikings fans should get ready for another big dose of Trae Waynes. Rhodes is week to week.
Sep 12 - 3:13 PM

Vikings RCB Xavier Rhodes (knee) is unsure of his Week 2 status.

Rhodes is still awaiting his MRI results after feeling a "pop" while stretching Sunday. Trae Waynes played 67 snaps in Rhodes' absence against the Titans.
Sep 12 - 1:29 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said CB Xavier Rhodes "felt a pop" in his knee during warmups before Sunday's game.

Rhodes was held out of the game. Zimmer said the corner will undergo a "scan" to determine what happened, but "a pop" is never a good sign. The good news is Rhodes was spotted walking out of the locker room without any visible support after the game. We should know more about his status early this week.
Sep 11 - 7:32 PM

Vikings RCB Xavier Rhodes (knee) is out for Week 1.

Rhodes was downgraded to questionable Saturday after apparently getting hurt late in the week. It's a huge blow to Minnesota's defense, and upgrades the outlook for Titans WRs Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews, in addition to Marcus Mariota. The Vikings will turn to Trae Waynes, who struggled as a rookie. Their other boundary corner is 38-year-old LCB Terence Newman.
Sep 11 - 11:52 AM

Vikings exercised CB Xavier Rhodes' fifth-year option for 2017.

Minnesota also activated DT Sharrif Floyd's option, but it appears as if they declined the option for WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson. After an excellent 2014, Rhodes struggled with penalties and inconsistent play last season before coming on down the stretch. The Vikings will hope he takes a step forward this year. The option will pay Rhodes $8.026 million in 2017.
May 2 - 11:01 AM

The Vikings will exercise their fifth-year option on CB Xavier Rhodes.

Rhodes flashed shutdown potential in 2014, but is coming off an inconsistent year. His physical play led to 10 penalties, second among CBs behind Brandon Browner. The Vikings are hoping Rhodes will take another step forward after his strong finish to the regular season. Rhodes' option is worth $8.026 million.
Apr 23 - 7:21 PM

Vikings coaches had CB Xavier Rhodes wear boxing gloves at practice Monday.

Rhodes has seven penalties in just four games this season, so the gloves are a teaching tool which prevents Rhodes from grabbing opposing wide receivers. "It’s really just a point of emphasis of keeping an open hand," coach Mike Zimmer said. "We’re trying to fix everything that we can. Just a point of emphasis." Rhodes is an ascending young corner, but he has to cut down on the penalties.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 09:23:00 AM

Vikings RCB Xavier Rhodes (concussion) is practicing fully this week.

Rhodes should be available for Sunday's matchup with Demaryius Thomas.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 08:32:00 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes CB Xavier Rhodes (concussion) will play this week.

"Actually he’s feeling great," Zimmer said Monday. "He’s already passed one test. I think we should be good to go." Rhodes was injured in a collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo against the Chargers. Trae Waynes filled in after Rhodes left and would start if Rhodes cannot play this week.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Vikings RCB Xavier Rhodes is week to week with a concussion.

The impressive young corner admits his Week 4 status is up in the air, though coach Mike Zimmer thinks he'll play. Rhodes was staggered by a sickening collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo on Sunday. First-rounder Trae Waynes would see the biggest increase in snaps if Rhodes sits.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 01:41:00 PM

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