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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 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

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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

Vikings RCB Xavier Rhodes was forced from Minnesota's Week 3 game against the Chargers with a potential concussion.

The "potential" will be dropped soon. Rhodes had to be helped off the field staggering after a thundering collision with teammate Andrew Sendejo. We'd be stunned if he was cleared to return for the second half. Rookie Trae Waynes will see the biggest increase in snaps.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (groin) is active for Week 2 against the Patriots.

Rhodes had been questionable with a groin injury. The best cover corner on the roster, Rhodes presence is a nice boost for the Vikings' defense.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:44:00 AM

The Vikings have ruled out CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) for Week 16.

A.J. Green owners should be licking their chops. The Vikings played a ton of man coverage with Marcus Sherels, Robert Blanton, and Shaun Prater making up their nickel package in last week's win over the Eagles. They're likely to do that again this week versus Cincinnati.
Fri, Dec 20, 2013 01:57:00 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle) is expected to miss a "few weeks."

Rhodes, the No. 25 overall pick in April's draft, went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Ravens. He's likely dealing with a high-ankle sprain and could be sent to injured reserve. Rhodes is the only regular Vikings corner to have a positive grade at Pro Football Focus this season.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:18:00 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes was forced from Minnesota's Week 14 game against the Ravens with an ankle injury, and will not return.

Rhodes went down midway through the fourth quarter, and was immediately ruled out. That suggests he suffered a high-ankle sprain. Marcus Sherels is now in at cornerback, and has already tallied an interception.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes has been cleared to play after his Week 12 concussion.

He practiced fully on Friday and will start against Brandon Marshall's Bears. The Vikings need all hands on deck because their secondary has been a rag-tag unit this year and Chicago fill-in quarterback Josh McCown has been on fire.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes has been diagnosed with a concussion.

It's not good news for the Vikings' struggling and undermanned secondary. Rhodes has dealt with a slew of minor injuries this season, but has yet to miss a game. He should be considered 50-50 for Sunday's tilt with the Bears. Rhodes has graded out as the Vikings' top corner in Pro Football Focus' ratings, though he's been highly shaky. Reserve A.J. Jefferson was released on Monday.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes suffered knee and shoulder injuries in Sunday's loss.

Rhodes was limited in Tuesday's practice ahead of Thursday's game against the Redskins. He says the shoulder injury is his main concern. Rhodes dealt with an ankle issue earlier this season, but didn't miss any time. Sporting one of the league's most banged-up secondaries, the Vikings can ill afford to be without Rhodes against Washington.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 07:00:00 PM

Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday's loss, but an MRI came back negative.

The rookie first-rounder could still be dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Rhodes has made only one start, but played the second most snaps of Vikings corners, grading out positively in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 02:02:00 PM

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