Earlier this week, coach Mike Zimmer said Dantzler had a shot at playing against the Lions, but the third round pick did not work out from Wednesday to Friday. Neither Hill nor Fields.
Rookie corner Harrison Hand is considered questionable with a hamstring injury.
Minnesota has dealt with injuries on a weekly basis with its cornerback unit. The team put Mike Hughes on the injured reserve last week with a neck injury and had three turns at the end of the game at Green Bay due to injury.
“Yeah, that’s pretty much the status quo,” Zimmer said. “Every week is like that. But we do feel good with the guys over there. We had a good practice this week and they just need to come out and perform in the game. “The Vikings are at Jeff Gladney, Kris Boyd and Chris Jones around the corner. Minnesota would add former Raiders cornerback Dylan Mabin to the 53-man roster.
Zimmer also responded to comments made Thursday by former Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, who expressed his displeasure with the Minnesota coach calling him a “good player.” Griffen spent 10 seasons with the Vikings before signing with Dallas in August as a free agent and then being traded to Detroit. Sunday will be the first time the rider will face his former coach and his team.
“I don’t know, I wasn’t trying to be disparaging,” Zimmer said. “You know, Everson, I think I made him captain my first or second year here. He has always been a great leader for us. He always tried to do everything we asked him to do. I thought we had a good relationship. , so I don’t feel like I’m being derogatory at all. I think Everson understands how I feel about him. I thought so, anyway. “